Video calls on your TV can be a beautiful thing. For many, the television the hub of family life, so what better way to connect with friends and relatives than en masse from the comfort of your sofa with your whole family?\n\nThat may sound like some kind of future dream that\u00a0your home AV arrangement just isn\u2019t up to, but you\u2019d be wrong. There are three main ways to do it with Skype and the good news is that you don\u2019t necessarily have to have an internet-connected TV. You don\u2019t even need to have Wi-Fi in your house at all, if you don\u2019t want to.Skype-Ready TVsThat said, you may be in the market for a new television or perhaps might have bought one in the past year or two. In that case, take note that most of the major TV manufacturers - LG, Sony, Philips, Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba - have internet-connected, smart TV platforms which support a Skype app of one kind of another. That makes them Skype-ready.Those TVs may or may not have a webcam embedded into their frames. If they have, then all you need is an internet connections and you\u2019re away. If not, you\u2019ll want to pick up a compatible, external Skype camera, many of which you can find here\u00a0for just short of \u00a3100. You will not be able to use your normal computer webcam for your TV. They\u2019re just not compatible at the moment although Skype is apparently looking to make it possible in the future.Skype through your Blu-ray playerIf you don\u2019t have an internet-connected smart TV, then all is not lost. The humble Blu-ray player is also capable of many fascinating things and the vast majority of them are connectable to the web by either Wi-Fi or, more usually, a hard Ethernet line. As a result, Blu-ray players often come with their own app platforms - the same as those on their TV counterparts - where you\u2019ll find Skype software ready to go.So, no need to shell out on a new set. Just pick up a basic, internet-connected Blu-ray player and an external TV webcam and you\u2019re all set. The total additional outlay comes to around \u00a3200 but that\u2019s an awful lot cheaper than a \u00a3600+ smart TV.All-in-one Skype TV camsFinally comes the magic bullet solution to getting Skype off your computer screen and on to your television. You don\u2019t need a smart TV, you don\u2019t need a Blu-ray player. All you need is a television with an HDMI port - so, one bought in the past eight years or so - and an internet connection of one form or other.\n\nEssentially, these Skype-ready all-in-one TV cams are little dedicated Skype computers that perch on top of your TV. They connect to the internet by either jumping on to your Wi-Fi or by Ethernet cable. As well as the camera and the connection, they contain all the software and hardware elements for running the Skype program. That way, they effectively externalise all the bits and pieces that your TV needs to run Skype and packages them into a little black box.It\u2019s only really the Logitech TV Cam HD and Tely Labs telyHD that exist at the moment. It costs around \u00a3180 and offers 720p video, remote control use and noise-cancelling microphones to make sure that only the relevant sounds are picked up and there\u2019s no feedback from the audio coming out of your TV. Not bad for the money. The only problem is, you\u2019ll want to buy one for your friends and family so that they can use them at the other end.