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.
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)