By Jeff Labrecque
Updated June 14, 2011 at 02:23 PM EDT
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Skype and Comcast are teaming up to bring video calling to your living room big screen. According to the Associated Press, Comcast subscribers will be able to rent a kit with a webcam and adapters that will then enable users to field video calls from their sofa while simultaneously watching American Idol or the Phillies game. (Comcast is based in Philadelphia.)

Comcast still hasn’t decided what to charge for the service, which will begin trials in the next few months, but Skype reported that there’s been an explosion in the interest in the new technology. I might be old-fashioned, but I’m still reluctant to share my super-casual living room and my not-always-ready-for-my-closeup appearance with my friends and neighbors. Are you ready to invite people in to your fortress of solitude at all hours of the day?