Setting up Skype Telcon w/ video
Posted on 2011-02-11
I wanted to set up something that would allow me to easily connect to people over Skype in my living room by simply for example: switching on a camera, connecting the TV to the internet and start Skype.
Ok, I know a bit about technology so I know the above sounds silly but am looking for what combination of software / hardware will enable me to do a kind of telcon solution so whenever we are sitting in living room we can simply switch on TV and camera and start a telcon.
This would be a true telcon solution because in this instance we need to rely on Skype where most of our contacts are online. I feel that if I set something up really easy - my family would make more use of it to connect to family abroad as (for whatever illogical reason) plugging in the webcam, opening the laptop and starting Skype seems to be too much of a hassle at times. I imagine a wireless microphone in all this that allows us to sit a few metres away on the sofa and chat and see the family on the tv.
Am I asking too much? :-)