Is the time really right yet for this technology? We're getting closer! Think about Cisco's Telepresence offering that was made available for the home, but at a ridiculous cost per device, and it only worked with other Cisco devices. It also had bandwidth requirements beyond that available to the "average" consumer.
This, on the other hand, is reasonably affordable, can integrate with computers and mobile devices, but still has some bandwidth requirements, although minimal-to-moderate. If I don't have the bandwidth, do I really want to fuzzy, pixelated picture with lousy sound on my 52-inch TV?
I can see my wife's dad getting one of these, at almost 91, he just will not use a computer, although we've set one up with Skype where all he has to do is click. Too much work. If the UI (or rather, operation) is simple enough, this would be great.
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." Albert Einstein