Best digital picture frame?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Steve S, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
  2. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  3. Chev71

    Chev71 Guest

    Steve,
    thanks for posting that info, I was just going to start researching those for a Christmas present. I like the look of the Phillips one better..Which one are you leaning towards?
     
  4. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    For about the same price you should be able to buy a cheap PC with a 15 or 17 inch monitor included and be able to display many more pictures. Just hide the CPU on the floor or behind a chair.

    What do you think?
     
  5. I have had a Ceiva Frame for three plus years. It is OK, but probably not what I would buy now. It works as a subscription service only, over they years the frames have gotten cheaper, but the service more expensive (now $100/yr). The picture quality is very good and fairly bright. It dials in by itself and picks up 20 new photos each night (new model gets 30).

    Here is a vendor that seems to have a big selection:
    http://www.eframecentral.com/eframecentral/products.html

    There seem to be a lot of choices, screen pixels and brightness are very critical and almost impossible to determine without seeing one in person.

    I am interested in getting one that works from a CF card and does not need a subscription to replace my Ceiva, but I would really like to be able to see it work in person before buying. Like others a 5.6" diagonal seems quite small, the Ceiva is 8" diagonal.

    Here are a couple more to look at:
    http://www.photovu.com/products.html
    http://www.lcdphoto.com/

    http://www.edgetechcorp.com/deals/digital-picture-frame.asp

    If anyone has one they like, please speak up!
    Bob

    PS Like John above I also just "retired" a 14" Powerbook laptop that I might try to make into a photo display.
     
  6. Here is an update for those interested.

    I saw this Phillips 7FF1AW unit at a Sharper Image store today for $250. It passed my "image quality" and "image brightness" eyeball test. Nice modern style too.

    Phillips 7FF1AW

    I was able to download the manual from the Phillips site and it looks like it has a good feature set. The screen is a 7 inch diagonal and 720x480 pixels which is a lot bigger and better looking than the typical 3.9 inch and 360x480 of many of the competitors. It can store about 50 .JPG images in the internal memory and as many more as you want on CF (& several other) cards.

    It has an internal battery that can run it for an hour away from the AC line power.

    At that price it looks like a good replacement for my current Ceiva frame when my subscription expires.

    Bob
     
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  7. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  8. Paul,

    Thanks for the fix, I never saw a URL that was anywhere near that long. It seemed that one of the older versions of the forum software led you through how to do the short display option, but I never used it and the current version is not as helpful.

    Bob
    PS, while I did not have the salesman take the frame out of the display case, it looked to be very well made. The clear outer frame made the image just hang in space above the tabletop, a very nice effect.
     
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