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    Digital Photo Frames

    Anyone have a good recommendation on one and at a reasonable price? I've seen some in the stores from $80 but usually $100 or more. You can find some online for around $50 which is more around the price I am looking to spend on one but just wondering if anyone knows of a model they really like at a good price.


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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    No suggestions at all? I can find ones using google or buy.com but was wondering if anyone has a specific model they have bought and would recommend.


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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    No brand recommendations from me. Generally speaking, I haven't been real impressed by what I've seen. My wife bought a digital frame for her dad a couple Christmases ago, and I don't think he uses it. The screen is too small to be hung on a wall, and it has to be plugged in. There are battery-powered frames, but I haven't seen one that goes for more than an hour or two on a charge. They're probably better suited for setting on a desk, especially if there's a computer nearby to easily swap pictures on it.



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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    I can't believe there's that much difference between brands or models other than size of the screen and storage size.


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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I can't believe there's that much difference between brands or models other than size of the screen and storage size.
    I'd check resolution. That is a cost driver, but generally the more resolution the better in a given size. Also the bigger the frame the more important the resolution becomes.



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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    But really, if it's a picture frame that's sitting on a table how important is it that it's super sharp?


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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    Depends on it's purpose.

    I'm hopeful that much larger ones are developed and the price is not too crazy. Would love to use 'em in the studio eventually - would be more cost effective in the long run instead of buying large prints and changing them out every so often.



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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    But really, if it's a picture frame that's sitting on a table how important is it that it's super sharp?
    Maybe it's just me, but why would you want one if the pictures weren't sharp?



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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    I've looked at them on and off (for both myself and my parent's) and I always come to the decision that the technology just isn't ready yet. Either the resolution isn't decent, the LCD is poor quality, need a power source, etc.



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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    Heck, I didn't even realize that such a thing existed.


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    Re: Digital Photo Frames

    you are probably best served with one at least a 10" screen and 800 X 640 pixels. They are a little pricey, but the cheap ones are not worth a crap. I got my wife a Pandigital with a 10 inch screen last Christmas and it is pretty nice. Watch out for screens with bad pixels and if you have a chance to get a better screen over a unit with sound, get the better screen. The sound option is silly or just plain annoying. It was about $200, but the prices have come down a lot since then.



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