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Sony CMU-BR100

Skype™ camera for compatible Sony TVs

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    Unit has both tilt and swivel

Item# 158CBR100
 

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by Steve Kindig
Sony

Simply connect the CMU-BR100 camera/microphone unit to your compatible Sony HDTV and start making Skype™ voice and video calls. You can make and receive free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls, as well as low-cost SkypeOut calls to regular telephone numbers — all from the comfort of your couch. You can even make calls while you're watching TV.

You'll be impressed by the crisp, clear HD picture — it's 720p resolution. And four integrated unidirectional microphones capture lifelike sound. The CMU-BR100 plugs into your TV's USB connection — it's a cinch to set up and use.

This unit also matches the look of your new Sony TV. You can attach it directly to the TV using the supplied Velcro fastener, or use it free-standing. The CMU-BR100's tilt and swivel capability mean you won't be chained to your chair every time you make a call. Works with 2011 and newer TV models. Dimensions: 7-3/8"W x 1-3/8"H x 1-7/8"D. Warranty: 1 year.

 

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  • Camera/Microphone Unit (with attached 58" USB cable)
  • 2 Self-adhesive felt-pads
  • 2 Self-adhesive velcro-strips
  • Instructions
  • Plastic edge
  • Installation Guide
  • Limited Warranty Information (US)
  • Consumer 1 Year Warranty (Canada)

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Features

Overview: The Sony CMU-BR100 Camera & Microphone Unit lets you make Skype voice and video calls on your compatible Skype-ready Sony Bravia TV. You can make and receive free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls, plus low-cost SkypeOut calls to regular telephone numbers from the comfort of your couch, when sitting in front of your compatible Bravia TV, with this CMU-BR100 camera and microphone

TV Compatibility: The Sony CMU-BR100 Camera & Microphone Unit is compatible with 2011-up Skype-ready Sony Bravia televisions, which feature a USB (type-A) port. Skype requires firmware update and is subject to Skype's terms and conditions, which Skype has the ability to change at any time.

Note: Skype requires TV firmware update and is subject to Skype's terms and conditions, which Skype has the ability to change at any time.

1/4" CMOS Sensor: The built-in camera employs a 1/4" CMOS sensor with the ability to capture 1280 x 720 (HD) video with a frame rate up to 22 fps (HD) or 30 fps ((VGA).

Note: Output format depends on connected equipment or Internet connection speed, and may not be compliant with HD.

4 Unidirectional Microphones: Four unidirectional microphones mean your voice can be picked up almost anywhere in the room.

TV Control: You can use your Sony Bravia television's on-screen Skype menu and remote control to make and receive Skype voice/video calls. You can even store your favorite contacts, and the TV will provide a history of received and made calls. 

Mounting: The CMU-BR100 Camera & Microphone Unit is designed to complement the look of your Skype-ready Sony Bravia TV. You can attach the device directly to your compatible TV or use it free-standing. The unit comes with self-adhesive velcro. The CMU-BR100 can swivel left/right (30°) and tilt up/down (30°/50°)

USB Connection: The CMU-BR100 plugs into the USB (type-A) port on the side-panel or rear-panel of your compatible Sony Bravia TV. The Camera & Microphone Unit features an attached 58" cable terminated by a male USB (type-A) connector.

 
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4 out of 5

Sony Tv Webcam - BR100

Written By Karthik, Jacksonville, FL on Sunday, April 21, 2013
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BR100 is a tiny powerful for Skype on TV. Easy to install, just hook up the USB cable into TV slot, thats it, you all set to do video chat on your big tv (you should have apps like Skype, facebook..etc are installed in your tv.). Satisfied in all the aspects.
Pros:
Easy to setup, and not visible from the position you sit, so does not distract from watching videos. voice clarity is amazing and live action captured (30fps)
Cons:
720p from BR100 unit on a 1080p tv felt like missing video quality a bit. No option other than BR100 unit from Sony.
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5 out of 5

great product - love Sony!

Written By Anna Pete, Maryland on Friday, January 27, 2012
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The product is easy to use and high quality. Very satisfied.
Pros:
easy. Good reliable Sony name. Cme with usb cord.
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4 out of 5

Sony Skype Camera

Written By MikeC, Belleville , Mi. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Works great
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