Summary: This video camera is a great addition to an LG Smart TV. It allows video calls from Skype, and the zoom lens makes it so you can either include the whole family, or zoom in on one person. One thing to note is that when at 1x zoom (wide angle) the recipient device may display the wide picture on a vertical display, which causes a small picture with black top and bottom bands. Best viewing is on a horizontal display. Other devices may clip the extra video width.
Summary: Video and Audio quality is good but value is extremely high for a simple web-cam. Also no ringtone for an incoming skype call; and no notification when you have a missed call. I don't know if it's a hardware shortcoming but this hardware is supposed to be used with a Skype app; and the fault can be counted for both. if you will only use for calling but not expecting to receive calls, then I would recommend.
Summary: We have a LG Smart TV we purchased over a year ago. We had been using Skype with our PC to visit with our grandchildren. This unit is a dramatic upgrade from the PC. Nice to see them on the big (55 inch) screen. Very happy with both products.