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Can we connect a webcam to a Samsung Television and use it for meetings and conferencing?

(Topic created: 03-23-2021 02:31 PM)
LemonPeeler
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We have a 65" Class KS800D 4K SUHD TV (model: UN65KS800DFXZA) manufactured in 2016 and would like to use it for video conferencing (Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Team, Google Meet).  The Samsung TV has two USB ports in the connect box and one USB port on the rear of the TV.  We would like to hookup a Logitech webcam to one of the USB ports for conferencing.  There are a lot of conflicting discussions on the internet in this regard.  This leads us to several questions:

  1. Can you connect a webcam and conference on this TV?  If so, can it be done through an app on the TV or only by being connected to an external device (computer, tablet, phone) that is running the meeting app?

  2. If conferencing can only be accomplished by connecting the TV to an external device running the meeting app, will the external device meeting app be able to use both the TV display for output and the USB camera connected to the TV as an input source?  Or would the webcam have to be connected to the external device (computer, tablet, phone) running the meeting app versus the TV (diminishes the utility of the TV).

  3. Some articles suggest we can connect our Webcam and an option should appear that will allow us to configure the webcam.  We don't seem to see this option.  Instructions are sparse on USB on this TV and discuss connecting flash drives with media, but nothing about webcams.

Are we barking up a tree with no cats, or does someone out there have a method for successfully using this TV for audio/video conferencing?

Thank you for any assistance ...

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SamsungJam
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The television offers UHD upscaling so it will offer improvements but if the resolution isn't the best on the device that you're using, it will improve it but if it's poor due to like the WIFI, it won't help visually if that makes sense.  

 

I tend to always use the HDMI connection as opposed to wireless.  It's less of a possibility to lose connectivity. 

 

At this time there's no way to connect and use a web cam on the television.   


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SamsungJam
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Unfortunately, You would be unable  to video conference from the television.  


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LemonPeeler
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Thank you so much, but what a travesty!  I do assume we can connect the Samsung Smart TV as an HDMI display to a device performing the video conferencing, correct?  If we do,

  • Will the TV display resolution be any better with the HDMI cable connection or still limited by the resolution of the external device (tablet, phone) running the meeting app?
  • Any picture improvements with HDMI over just wirelessly projecting our screen with Chromecast?
  • Does this also mean there are no connection options for a webcam to this TV?

Thank you so much for the quick reply.

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tocknroll23
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Yes
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SamsungJam
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The television offers UHD upscaling so it will offer improvements but if the resolution isn't the best on the device that you're using, it will improve it but if it's poor due to like the WIFI, it won't help visually if that makes sense.  

 

I tend to always use the HDMI connection as opposed to wireless.  It's less of a possibility to lose connectivity. 

 

At this time there's no way to connect and use a web cam on the television.   


Be sure to click " ✓ Accept as Solution" when you find an answer that works for you.

LemonPeeler
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Thank you so much for your time and your insights!  Hopefully, Samsung will have models down the road that will eliminate this dilemma.

Members_alw6OLY
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So, it's a NO?  Add me to the list of folks hoping that Samsung will add the capability to their fantastic Televisions.