Thanks to Ian Dixon I was succesful in receiving my first ever Skype call tonight (from the UK no less, all the way across the big pond). I used my Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC (which is another Get It, Use It, Love It item) with the built in speaker and microphone -- couldn't have been easier. The fidelity was absolutely fantastic, with no 'digital lag' like I was expecting.
This tool is going to change how I stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues -- again.
Ian and Andrew are right. Sean is right. Folks at Skype: You need to have a Media Center interface for this puppy.
Visit http://www.skype.com to learn more and signup!
Cheers, Ian and thanks again!