Logitech’s TV Skype Cam to Work with Panasonic Connected TVs

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The first tangible result of Panasonic’s decision to open its Viera Connect TV platform to outside developers is the Logitech TV Cam for Skype ($149), available in May. The high-def (720p) video camera with microphones capable of picking up conversation from sofa sitters ten feet away plugs into a USB port on one of 21 new Panasonic TV models.

The Logitech TV Cam for Skype voice and video calling means that owners of Panasonic’s Viera Connect TVs no longer have to depend exclusively on Panasonic’s Skype Enabled Communication Camera (TY-CC10W).

Though other USB-attachable webcams, including ones from Logitech, have been available all along, they’re meant for computer use. Installing driver software isn’t possible on a TV set.

Because the driver software is preinstalled by Panasonic, users should experience plug-and-play simplicity. Once you log onto your Skype HD account, you’ll be able to start video calling.

The Logitech TV Cam for Skype uses a 2MP autofocus Carl Zeiss lens. With its 78-degree-wide angle, the lens can accommodate a family on a couch. However, if one person wants to dominate the frame, he or she can lean in and stay focused as close as 2.8 inches from the camera lens. (Queue the new baby.)  Two unidirectional microphones flank the camera, and processing is built in to reduce noise and echoes.

The camera, attached to a TV with a broadband connection, facilitates TV-to-TV Skype calls or TV-to-PC or Mac calls as well as calls from Skype-enabled TVs and computers.

Panasonic 2011 TV Models Compatible with the Logitech TV Camera for Skype

 L32DT30

 P55ST30

 P55ZT30

 L37DT30

 P55VT30

 P60GT30

 L42D30

 P55VT30X

 P60ST30

 L42D30X

 P50GT30

 P65GT30

 P42ST30

 P50ST30

 P65ST30

 P42ST30X

 P50ST30X

 P65VT30

 P46ST30

 P55GT30

 P65VT30X

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I have an older model#PT-43LC14, and would like to (skype)  using the tv screen rather than the laptop. Tell how this is possible, please! Any info would be great. Thank you in advance............Bill

Hello -

One of the easiest ways to enable your Panasonic RPTV for use with SKYPE would be to use the Logitech TV Cam Webcam B&H # LOSBTVC  featured  above with the Logitech Revue B&H # LOSBRV.  Together these products will not only allow you to use SKYPE , but  you can also explore the full range of the Internet. With the Logitech Revue with Google TV Media Player, you can “Google” anything from the sofa as easily as from a computer.

I now have a Panasonic Viera TC-P50X3 television and a Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc Player DMP-BDT210 with built in Skype capability.  Will this Logitec TV Camera work with my TV and DVD Player?  If so, is it better to connect to the DVD player or the TV (especially in order to have Skype calls recorded when we aren't here or will the TV also record them, if you know)?

Hello -

So far,  Logitech does not support your particular Panasonic television.  Logitech states that they are continuously adding models that will function with this camera.  The camera will not function with the Panasonic DMP-BD210 either - according to any available documentation provided by Logitech or Panasonic.

Tried to Skype using this production on my new Panasonic Viera Plasma television. The picture quality, both ways, was excellent however the audio did not work. I could not hear the other party nor could the othe party hear me. Any suggestions?

Hello -

Please check to make sure that Logitech supports your new TV , as only very specific models are identified as compatible  with their camera and SKYPE.  If supported, go to "Audio " in the setup menu.  If audio is still a problem then contact Logitech for additional help with troubleshooting the system.

I have a Panasonic TCCP50S30 TV and a Panasonic DMP-BDT3215 Blu-ray disc player. I just bought this camera and have not been able to register it. Will it work? Is there an update or something else I need to Skype?

Hello -

According to Logitech, the Panasonic TCP50S30 is not compatible with their webcam.  There is no documentation regarding support for the Panasonic DMP-BDT3215 Blu-ray disc player.  You may wish to contact Logitech for additional information regarding support for their camera and Panasonic products.

can you advise on Compatible logitech HD TV webcams for panasonic viera TC-950S30   50" plasma screen TV with Panasonic DMP-BDT215P blu-ray disc player  

Hello -

I will assume you are referring to a Panasonic TCP 50ST30, since this is the closest model to your referenced question.  If this is so, then the Logitech HD 720p TV Cam for Skype should allow you to Skype from your TV.

Hello

Could you please advise if following Panasonic TV Model is compatible: TX-PF42S30.

Thank you.

Hello -

You have listed a European model which Logitech does not appear to support at this time.  Please contact Logitech directly regarding compatability updates for your TV.

Can you tell me if the Panasonic TC-P54G10 will work with this Skype Cam?

Thank you.

Hello Bernd -

The Logitech’s TV Skype Cam was developed for Panasonic's 2011 television product line-up.  It is not backward compatible with older  2009-2010 models.

At the end of 2011 I purchased a Panasonic " Viera", Model TX-LF37E30, here in France.  I already have an old Logitech camera which I use with my computer when using Skype.  This does not work with the new TV.  Is there a communication camera that you produce that will solve this problem?

Hello David-

Panasonic specifies only one compatible camera for your television (Communication Camera TY-CC10W - depending on the area, this optional accessory may not be available. For details, consult your local Panasonic dealer.) and it is no longer available at B&H. The Logitech camera we reference in our article is compatible with USA models only.

I just purchased a Panasonic Viera Model TC-P55ST50 smart TV
Do you know if the Logitech TV Cam for Skype will work with it?

I have the TC-L55ET5. Would the logitech cam works for Skype? Thanks

I have a Panasonic TH-P54V20A, does the Logitech Skype Camera work with this, or do I have to get the Panasonic Camera TY-CC10W?

Hi. I have a Panasonic TH-L42E5S. Is this cam compatible with my tv? Thanks!

Hi,
just bought a Panasonic TH-L32E5D in India. should i buy the panasonic communications camera TY-CC10W or will this Logitech TV HD cam work fine.

Thanks

Hi. I have a Panasonic L32DT30E (Europe). Is this cam compatible with my tv? Thanks!

Hello Sparco -

The Logitech camera only supports Panasonic USA models.  It is also discontinued and no longer available.

Panasonic still offer this one however:

Panasonic FreeTalk Conference HD Camera Talk 7181

Panasonic may be contacted via telephone:  1-800-211-PANA.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Hello,

I have a TC-L32E5BG Panasonic tv and need a camera in order to use Skype. Is there any one from Logitech to do so?
How much does it cost?

Regards, Andre

I have a european Panasonic TX P42 GT20 -3D tv and would like to know if new panasonic cam TY CC 20 is compatible with this "old" tv model
Is there any logitech cam compatible ?
Thanks for your support

Hi Anshul -

The TY-CC20W Communication Camera from Panasonic is a camera that offers you sterling, top-flight performance with your TV. This camera mounts with a magnetic bracket and attaches easily to a VIERA TV. The new camera has higher picture quality thanks to improved lens performance, a new LSI and 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second. Logitech does not offer a compatible camera for this TV.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Hi,

does it works with this model: VIERA - TC-L42E5BG?

Thanks,

P.

Hi -

This unsupported TV model appears to have been made for the Brazilian market and may differ in terms of compatability with certain 3rd party and Panasonic USA accessories.  The 2012 equivalent  Panasonic USA model, TC-L32E5, is compatible with the TY-CC20W Communication Camera from Panasonic which offers sterling, top-flight performance. This camera mounts with a magnetic bracket and attaches easily to a VIERA TV. The new camera has higher picture quality thanks to improved lens performance, a new LSI and 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second.

The Logitech camera only supports Panasonic USA models.  It is also discontinued and no longer available.

Panasonic still offer this one however:

Panasonic FreeTalk Conference HD Camera Talk 7181

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Will this work on a gt50 50invh viera bought before Christmas of 2012?

Hi Frank -

The Logitech camera is discontinued and no longer available, but it is not compatible with the GT50 series. 

The TY-CC20W Communication Camera from Panasonic is a camera that offers you sterling, top-flight performance with your TV. This camera mounts with a magnetic bracket and attaches easily to a VIERA TV. The new camera has higher picture quality thanks to improved lens performance, a new LSI and 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second.

Slim and Stylish Design
A slimmer, smaller design (7.1 x 0.6" (180 x 16mm)) achieves a clean look on the VIERA TV
High Picture Quality
The new camera has higher picture quality thanks to improved lens performance, a new LSI, and 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second
Easy Installation
A magnetic bracket attaches easily to VIERA, and a tilting function enables fine angle adjustment.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

looking for a camera to work with both panasonic plasma TV model TC-P65ST30 AND Dell Inspirion 660 with windows 8.

I may have a possibility - Logitec TV Cam HD

Any thoughts?

is this cam suitable for mt 47 " panasonic = TX-L47E5 led smart tv .

****** día, tengo un panasonic L42ET5A, es compatible esta cámara?.
Gracias

i have panasonic TC-P42XT50 and logitech webcam HD but it's not supporting the cam on skype. It's saying "we cannot detect a camera " can u please send me how to setup the camera usb.

Do you have a model equivalent for Skype camera Panasonic TY-CC10W from Logitech or any brand?
Thanks

Does this work with the TC-P55VT50?

Hi,
I have a model TX-42ET60B. Does it work with?

Hi,

I have TX-L42EW5, does it work with it

Thanks

Engin

I have a panasonic tx-p50vt20e plasma tv. 2010 I bought a panasonic skype camera ty-cc-20w also after updating the firmware of all my devices the camera is not recognized after putting this in the usb. The ty-cc-10w which is advised by panasonic is not availble anymore. Is there a logitec cam i can use and which one? Its an european model

What about the TX-P50GT60B please?

What about the TH-L50DT60a ?
Thanks

Hi Kevin -

This Logitech camera was discontinued some time ago.  Panasonic also offers this camera which should work with your older UK Panasonic model TV::

Panasonic FreeTalk Conference HD Camera Talk 7181.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Hi. I have a Panasonic tx-p42g20b could you please advise as to whether this is compatible to my television?

Many thanks

Kool

it does works with ET60

Hi,

I hava panasonic LED TV model   TH-L32D25d bought in India during 2011. I am not able to use Skype and it is specifying Communication camera to be attached. Could you please specify which webcam is compatible? Also is it possible to download apps from Vierra something similar to samsung TV

Thanks in Advance

Suresh

Hi Suresh -

The Logitech camera only supports Panasonic USA models. Panasonic India claims that your TV model is Skype compatible, but does not offer any compatible accessories. I suggest contacting Panasonic India for technical support regarding this product.

http://www.panasonic.co.in/wps/portal/home/contactus

Panasonic still offers this one however:

Panasonic FreeTalk Conference HD Camera Talk 7181

Panasonic USA may be contacted via telephone:  1-800-211-PANA.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

I have a Panasonic Viera TC-L50E60. What web camera do i need in order to operate Skype? Thank you.

Tony

Hi Tony -

The Logitech camera  is now discontinued and no longer available. The Panasonic TY-CC20W Communication Camera was compatible but it is no longer available either.

Panasonic still offers this one however:

Panasonic FreeTalk Conference HD Camera Talk 7181

Panasonic may be contacted via telephone:  1-800-211-PANA.

This is another option that we have available:

The telylabs telyHD Skype Video Calling Camera is an innovative device that brings the ease and convenience of Skype calling to your living room and your HDTV with an HDMI port. Just connect the device to your TV via HDMI and you'll be sharing moments with friends in family in no time at all. There's no computer required and there's no monthly fee either. Plus, the video transmission is in ultra-crisp 720p HD and the audio transmission is also high-quality. You can use the telyHD to talk to anyone with a Skype-compatible device.

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

Hello,

I have a Panasonic Viera Smart TV, model TH-L47E5M and would like to know whether the new Logitech TV Skype Cam will support my television. If not, please advise which TV Skype Cam would be suitable/compatible with.

Thanks in advance.

MC

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