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What do I need to use Skype on my Blu-ray player?

The following questions and answers will help you find everything you need to start using Skype on your Blu-ray player.

Do I need any special equipment to use Skype on my Skype enabled Blu-ray player?
Can I use my regular webcam with Skype for Blu-ray?
Do I also need a camera to make voice calls?
Can’t I just use a USB or normal jack headset to make voice calls?

Do I need any special equipment to use Skype on my Skype enabled Blu-ray player?

You’ll also need to purchase a camera that is specifically designed to work with your Blu-ray player. These come with a special microphone system that can easily pick up sound at a distance, which means you can enjoy Skype from the comfort of your couch.

You will also need an internet connection. For best results, we recommend a broadband connection with a bandwidth of at least 500kbps.

Learn how to connect your Blu-ray player to the internet.

Can I use my regular webcam with Skype for Blu-ray?

In the majority of cases, regular webcams will not be compatible with Blu-ray. The cameras that work with the Blu-ray players running Skype are highly-optimized, designed to be fully compatible with Blu-ray players and have a special microphone system that picks up sound from further away.

Do I also need a camera to make voice calls?

You will. The Blu-ray players running Skype don’t have built-in microphones, so you’ll need the specially-designed camera with its integrated microphone system so your friends can hear you.

Can’t I just use a USB or normal jack headset to make voice calls?

Unfortunately, the Blu-ray players running Skype don’t support regular jack or USB headsets. You’ll need one of the specially designed cameras with its integrated microphone system to make voice calls over Skype on your Blu-ray player.

For further support, you can also contact the Blu-ray player manufacturer.

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