Skype is planning on upgrading its software to support 720p HD, a step which should improve your video chat quality. The company’s new 4.2 beta software is capable of offering 1280×720 video at 30 fps. Four different HD webcameras with onboard encoding and processing will be available from manufacturers FaceVision and In Store, ranging from $70 to $140.
As for the HDTVs, Skype will be partnering with LG and Panasonic to offer Skype-enabled television sets, bringing one more aspect of your daily Internet experience onto the comfort of your couch. The televisions will include an integrated a 720p webcam and Skype software, mimicking nearly all the features you enjoy on the computer. Pricing information is not available yet. [via Gizmodo]