Conclusion: We've had a fair amount of giant-faced fun with the CMU-BR100 Skype camera. Pocket-lint's staple communication tool is Skype, so we're used to having meetings and using the software on a daily basis. But that's on a computer. On the Bravia TV the app feels like a step back. While it's incredibly easy to install and use, looks well integrated to the Bravia ranges' design and is capable of picking up sound with ease, we just expected more on the quality front.
Pros: True plug-and-play install, adjustable position, needn't remain on TV at all times, sound picks up well from distance, design integrates well with Bravia series
Cons: HD footage and 16:9 ratio not possible via HX853 Skype app, HD limited to 22fps according to specs, rather wide-angle for solo video calls, no zoom, pricey for what it is, no third-party webcams will work with Bravia models (ie, you have to buy this unit)