Claimants can opt to appear in person only or via video conference. The video conference will still be at a hearing office, but the judge will be in a remote location. Claimants have 30 days from the date they receive the notice t object and request a live hearing.
There is no reason to object to a video hearing as the judge will see you through the TV screen anyway. Substantively I don't see much of a difference between a live hearing or a video hearing. Objecting, however, and demanding a video hearing may delay when your hearing takes place.