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Foolproof family video chats direct to TV?

My elderly relatives live far away, and I would like to find a way to set up a completely foolproof video chat solution. We use skype and facetime, but they don't like crowding together on the couch, their computer doesn't have a great screen, and their lighting is really poor. They are not terrible with technology, but the solution needs to be really simple. [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Jun 18, 2016 - 5 answers

Video chat phones easy enough for anyone?

Are there any great single-purpose video phone devices of the kind that people used to think would be everywhere -- i.e. a device whose sole purpose is to do video chat? In particular, something that would be dead simple, and easy enough for kids and computer-unsavvy people to use easily.
posted by shivohum on Aug 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Foolproof app for video chat between a Samsung Galaxy Tab and an iPad?

After a demonstration with Facetime, my dad would like to regularly video chat with his grandson. Grandson owns an iPad 2. I've tried to talk Dad into buying an iPad too but he's attracted to the lower price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. [more inside]
posted by jamaro on Mar 27, 2013 - 11 answers

How to entrance toddlers over videochat?

What are some great ways to spellbind 2- or 3-year-olds over Skype/videochat? Really simple magic tricks? Other cool things?
posted by shivohum on May 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Skype hacks?

How can I have the best video chat experience? [more inside]
posted by segfault on Feb 22, 2012 - 9 answers

How to set up video chat on iPad with Hotmail

How do I set up my iPad for video chatting with Hotmail? I just recently reconnected with some former deaf students of mine, after about 25 years (thank you, Facebook). We have been communicating by email but written language is not optimal. One of my former students has asked that I video chat with him via Hotmail. I have created Hotmail account, now what? I'd like to be able to do this directly through my iPad, as well as by connecting my iPad to a PC and using it as a webcam. Also any tips for placement of the iPad for use while signing would be appreciated.
posted by ms_rasclark on Jan 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Video chat US/China?

What is the best US/China video chat option? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Oct 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Professional videochat site

I'm doing a kickstarter art project in which I paint portraits over videochat. I've been testing and demoing primarily with Google Hangouts, which allows mute observers, but I'd really like to be able to have a permanent address at which I can meet subjects and observers. I need to be able to allow multiple users in, but have all but two as observers, or at least the ability to focus on one user. It also would help if you didn't necessarily need to have a google+ account, or a skype or an AIM account, or any particular OS or browser, beyond having a webcam and mic. It should also be free to use, although I might be willing to pay a little to keep the url permanent. The ability to record would be a plus, but I can always use a screencap program to do that. Does anyone know if there's a good client or site that fulfills these needs, that's a little classier than camwhoring? Any experience with tinychat - would it work? Or would you be up for developing something?
posted by limnrix on Aug 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Please help me find a group video chat solution that works better than Skype!

Please help me find a group video chat solution that works better than Skype! [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on Apr 18, 2011 - 7 answers

We just want to have a three-way on video (chat)...

Free three-way video chat that isn't a Flash-driven video chat website? [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Jan 1, 2011 - 2 answers

video chat between android and ipod touch.

video chat between android and ipod touch. [more inside]
posted by jseven on Oct 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Webcam suggestions for Grandma?

What webcam/video chat setup would you recommend, if you had to set one up for a technophobe grandma, in order to let her see her grandchildren? [more inside]
posted by kristin on Aug 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Seeking international video chat "penpals"

I used to love corresponding with overseas penpals that I'd been matched up with at school, or whatever. Do people do this via video chat these days? Where and how? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Jul 9, 2010 - 3 answers

It's like the perfect chat program WITH THE MOST ANNOYING FLAW IN THE WORLD.

Is there any way whatsoever to stop those annoying gray semi-transparent status updates ("John Smith went idle" "Karen Black became available") in Ichat? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Is therapy via video chat available/a good idea?

Does anyone have experience with therapy via video chat? A friend is living in a foreign non-English speaking country and seems to be suffering from crippling depression and anxiety. [more inside]
posted by hamsterdam on Apr 8, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I set my mom up with a webcam for chats with the grandkids?

How do I set my mom up with a webcam for chats with the grandkids? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jan 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Baby's first webcam.

Please help me buy a webcam! I don't know anything about webcams. [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Nov 23, 2008 - 7 answers

Videochat with strangers in foreign languages

Is there a site, or link within Aim or iChat, where you can videochat in different languages? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on May 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Webcam Options For The Painfully Separated

Mac/PC webcam options (hardware and software)? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Apr 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Do take our business plan and talk with "an angel" now?

Three years ago, a friend and I began developing a web app that allows for instant video conferencing. It uses 15kbs, and uses Flash to achieve its internet goodness. It just works, no problem. And we have had success with it - as a product at two separate companies, no less, building it from scratch both times. Up until now we have been charging for it, month to month, as a service for businesses that can want something better than IM chat. (It has a lot of extra "bells and whistles.") But now we want to switch it up. We want to go Web 2.1. [more inside]
posted by humannaire on May 26, 2007 - 13 answers

VideoChat with WebCam

I have a webcam and want to do video chat... Is MSN my only alternative? I've been VERY impressed with the quality of the VOIP calls I can make using Skype; is there something similiar for video conferencing with a webcam?
posted by zia on Jul 19, 2004 - 3 answers

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