[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/01/LjukJQ.jpg[/newsimage]According to new research from analysis group In-Stat, the number of online video calls made from the living room will grow exponentially in the next few years. Talking face to face with distant friends and family from the couch could soon become the next creature comfort. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/living-rooms-to-get-connected-as-16-million-make-online-calls-from-the-couch-58023/](http://www.myce.com/news/living-rooms-to-get-connected-as-16-million-make-online-calls-from-the-couch-58023/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Just what we need, the Girlfriend / Wife / Daughter spending yet more time in the Bathroom to get ready to make a “Phone Call”.
Or the "You’re wearing that? Can’t you see I’m on the Phone?"
Hopefully, someone, somewhere is planning some major upgrades to infrastructure to handle all these new video streaming requirements. Cell phone and internet providers are already screaming about a bandwidth shortage and sometimes limiting downloads because of it.
Hoping for a video calling solution for Google TV that doesn’t require a Logitech revue box…
In the living room which in most people’s houses is the main viewing room I can’t see this as being much more than a niche product.
Can you imagine the arguments when someone’s using the main TV for a video call when someone else wants to watch TV?
Some people might want them in their bedrooms though.
[QUOTE=Wombler;2620999]Can you imagine the arguments when someone’s using the main TV for a video call when someone else wants to watch TV?[/QUOTE]
Yes, but consider that video calling from the living room can be a family affair, not just a one-to-one communication medium. Your whole family can make calls to another family in another location, making the whole experience more social and interactive with more participants.
Most families aren’t quite as coordinated as that though.