There's a new update out for Skype
on iOS devices today that which expands the new videocalling compatibility
to "a wider selection of Skype clients and devices" by adding the h.264 compatibility necessary to chat with any Skype for TV clients. That's available on certain LG, Panasonic and Samsung
HDTVs right now, while Sony and Vizio have both announced it will be in
some of their new HDTVs coming out later this year. The ability to call mobile devices seems to give a big edge to Skype over other living room videochat setups from Cisco
or Microsoft's Kinect
, but even with a compatible (& pricey
)camera in hand, good luck finding someone out enjoying the world who wants to chat while you're chilling on the couch.