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    Skype?

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    Do you have any plan in introducing Skype app to your smart tv platform? Do you have it available in some countries already?

    Thnx

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    Hi,

    Skype is supported on 2012 TVs beginning of 6000 series. It's also available on 2012 Blu-ray Player - such as BDP5500, BDP5510, BDP6100, BDP7700 and BDP9700. Furthermore, it's planned to release an update for HMP7001/HMP7000 to support Skype. It is not available as App, it's part of the device firmware. So you cannot just add it on older devices.

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    Thanks for your reply.
    So, since I am having two Philips products (52pfl9606 and bdp7600, both 2011 models), I should not expect any upgrade to have skype in them?
    Why? Is it a hardware issue? It looks extreme to me not to be able to use this as a software, when at the same time skype software can be downloaded and used even in the most cheap android phones.

    If indeed it is a harware issue, I understand that it could have done with the ability to connect external camera and mic. But since skype app is available also in the 2012 bdps (with no internal cam & mic) I can conclude that its just something that can be added retroactively.

    The thing here if Philips wants to support older customers.

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    Hi,
    In Latin America is possible to see also skype for 5000 series.. I guess, that it is only sale strategy.
    http://www.philips.com.ar/c/televisi...l5007g_77/prd/

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    Hi,

    Skype is just a feature of 2012 devices... don't expect this to be included in a future update...

    If you want skype, take a look at http://www.logitech.com/webcam-commu...bcams/tvcam-hd

    Toengel@Alex

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    It is a marketing issue then, in order to sell 2012 products equiped with this feature.
    Ok, this I can handle, but not the inability to be enhanced in past products.

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