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?

Hello Gord -

 The Logitech camera is not compatible with your television and it is now discontinued as well. 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.

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

Hello -

According to Logitech, your 2012 Panasonic model TV is not compatible with their webcam. 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.  If you have additional questions - please e-mail them to us at:  AskBH@BandH.com

Hello.I have the TX-L47ET5E. Would and which the logitech cam works for Skype? Thanks.

Hello Felix -

This Logitech camera is not compatible with your television and it is now discontinued as well. The Panasonic TY-CC20W Communication Camera offers you, top-flight performance with your Panasonic Europe TV model.. The camera mounts magnetically to a VIERA TV and has higher picture quality thanks to improved lens performance, a new LSI and 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second.  Any questions?  Please e-mail us at: AskBH@BandH.com.

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?

Hello,

The TV is designed to connect with Viera Cast devices, and the Logitech camera supports this standard. There shouldn't be any compatibility issues between the two and they should work well together.

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

Due to the cameras in the article being no longer available I am not able to verify compatibility with your TV, sorry.

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

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

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

Hello Andre -

This 2012 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.

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

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

Hello Gil -

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.

2011 TV models may require a firmware update for the camera to work. http://bit.ly/NkJy3k

According to Panasonic, this camera is compatible with these models:

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

hey.. i have panasonic TC-P50XT50 ..do u have any logetech video camera which is good for that model and affordable.. ?? and can u please send me a link of that camera..than i will come to know about that camera
.. thankyou

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?

Hello jsl -

The Logitech camera is now discontinued and is no longer available. Panasonic still offer this one however:

Panasonic FreeTalk Conference HD Camera Talk 7181

It also supports both Mac and PC.  You will need to check with Panasonic for Windows 8 support :

1-800-211-PANA

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

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

Hi Ana -

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.

2011 TV models may require a firmware update for the camera to work. http://bit.ly/NkJy3k

According to Panasonic, this camera is compatible with these models:

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

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.

Hi Venki -

The Logitech camera only supports Panasonic USA models.  It is also discontinued and no longer available. Your TV appears to be a 2012  model which was not suppoted by Logitech.  Panasonic still offers this camera however:

Panasonic FreeTalk Conference HD Camera Talk 7181.

The TY-CC20W Communication Camera from Panasonic 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.

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

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

Hi Thang -

The current Panasonic model is:

The TY-CC20W Communication Camera from Panasonic 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.

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

Does this work with the TC-P55VT50?

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