I'm very sorry to hear that so many of you have iPad video problems.
This has been raised with our development team with the highest priority. Unfortunately there is currently no workaround and no solution available. Please follow our blog http://blogs.skype.com to be informed about new Skype versions and features.
Please accept my deepest apologies regarding this video problem.
Has this video issue with the ipad 2 been resolved yet? I am still unable to see my contact but my contact can see me. Any info from Skype would be appreciated.
I bought my 84 year old mother an iPad2 specifically so she could videochat with children and grandchildren using Skype. As with others on this list, she can send video but she can't receive. The screen wrongly reads "initiating video" but nothing happens. Other devices, both computers and iPhones, work fine. It is way past time for Skype to fix this, and to stop advertising an iPad2 product that is defective.