(Emma Nay) Imagine that you’re sitting on your couch, watching your favorite television show, and then all of a sudden your show gets interrupted. This time it wasn’t a commercial that took over the screen; it’s your boss calling in to see why you didn’t go to work today.
You guessed it. The cable giant, Comcast, and the Internet video program, Skype, are developing a partnership to help bring the latest bit of entertainment from the Internet to the television screen. Comcast customers who wish to have this feature will need to buy a special adapter box and an HD camera along with an HD television to get the maximum experience. A cool feature is that you can have an option where you can use Skype and watch television at the same time.
Personally, I’m not so sure if I would like to have this feature added to my television set, simply because I’d like to keep the Skype feature on my computer. I like to watch TV when I want to relax after a long day of work or listen to the news, not video chat with a friend to see what they’re doing Saturday night. Another thing that I’m not too fond of is that this will add extra expenses to my cable bill, as if the adapter and camera weren’t expensive enough!
If you do decide to purchase this application for your TV set, make sure to sign out when you don’t want to be bothered from your boss, ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, mother-in-law, spouse, or whoever else that may interrupt your favorite program.