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March 13, 2008

Westinghouse Digital Photo Frames with MosaicView™ Technology

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Westinghouse Digital Electronics makes a small variety of affordable photo frames, the most notable of which have a feature called MosaicView. This feature allows you to view several photos at once, like in traditional picture frames. The most notable models are on sale at Amazon.

Westinghouse 14.1" Widescreen DPF-1411 (Amazon for $233.58)
1280x800 LCD screen resolution; MosaicView Technology; 128MB internal memory and accepts most memory cards; supports JPG, MPG1, MPG4; wall mountable.

Westinghouse 10.2" Widescreen DPF-1021 (Amazon for $180.64)
800x480 LCD screen resolution; MosaicView Technology; 128MB internal memory and accepts most memory cards; supports JPG, MPG1, MPG4; wall mountable.

Westinghouse 8" DPF-0802 (Amazon for $129.99)
800x600 LCD screen resolution; MosaicView Technology; 128MB internal memory and accepts most memory cards; supports JPG, MPG1, MPG4.

Westinghouse 7" Widescreen DPF-0702 (Amazon for $99.99)
800x600 LCD screen resolution; widescreen; MosaicView Technology; 128MB internal memory and accepts most memory cards; supports JPG, MPG1, MPG4.

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March 11, 2008

Polaroid-style Digital Photo Frame

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Keep hoarding the Polaroid stuff, that's all we can advise for coping with their departure. Now keep in mind this is still a concept product -- digital photo frame that mimics a Polaroid photo. You can write on the frame with a dry erase marker, just like a good old Polaroid. The photo actually fades into the screen from white, just like a good old Polaroid. If you shake the frame and blow on it, that's cheap therapy. This frame takes a memory stick and is operated by a touch screen. Also runs on a rechargeable battery in case you want to be free of the wire. Hopefully Polaroid will get this on the market soon. Stay tuned.

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February 28, 2008

Ality Digital Picture Frames: Wireless Pixxa is King

So while Ality doesn't enjoy the brand name cache that certain competitors do, they've got a great lineup of top-notch digital photo frames. They've got 4 design lines: Pixxa, Moderna, Pictura and Classica -- these come in a variety of colors and styles including a mirror feature. Some models are available on Amazon.com but the higher-end frames can be hard to find so we suggest contacting Ality directly to avoid a goose chase.
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Wireless Pixxa: Wi-Fi Makes it Better (Amazon $299.99)
Announced in December, the Wireless Pixxa frame allows you to receive digital images directly to the frame using an application called "Photo Messenger" -- similar to instant messaging. You can even have multiple user accounts in the frame so family members can keep their own customized multimedia libraries. Via the Internet, you can use the frame to send and receive photos and chat live with friends and family or subscribe to video feed for news, traffic, weather and more. You also get an online account where you can manage and store up to 50MB of photos. There's also a feature to create and send greeting cards. Best of all, Ality provides all these services free of charge. (Many companies charge a subscription fee for sending files via frames.) 8-inch LCD display, 4:3 aspect ratio, 800x600 display resolution, supports JPG, BMP and audio and video (MPEG) files, built-in 128MB memory, touch screen and remote control.

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February 21, 2008

DIY: Homemade Digital Photo Frame

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Well, it's possible to make your own digital photo frame. There are several recipes at instructables -- here is our favorite. The ingredients? A SanDisk Digital Photo Viewer, Zenith LCD screen, deep picture frame... all for under $100. But for $134.99 you can get this Bluetooth eMotion 7-inch frame. Unless you really, really enjoy this DIY experience. It looks scary.

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February 14, 2008

Smartparts SP3200 32" HD Photo Frame: The Crème de la Crème

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This is what your photos deserve, no? This frame will put certain LCD televisions to shame. Releasing in just 7 days, this is one glorious widescreen, high-definition digital photo frame from Smartparts. It plays back video and audio and of course your photos on a 16:9, 1366x768 resolution, 32", high-definition, LCD display. Mercy. The frame is compatible with all kinds of memory sticks and the remote works up to 100 feet -- we're guessing you've got some square footage if you're sporting this frame in your house! Smarparts includes image-editing software (OptiPix Pro) so you can resize images to fit the 16:9 aspect ratio. It also handles PowerPoint slides and PDF files -- this could be an ideal item for business and retail applications.

You can pre-order now at Amazon for $900. It's what PictureSnob wants for Christmas. Please.

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February 5, 2008

Coping with Technology: Smashing a Digital Photo Frame

OK, we don't endorse this, but we can all remember a special piece of technology that's required violent treatment in defense of our sanity. Is this what Best Buy is up to after the digital photo frame virus debacle?

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See the full video here
at Lulu TV.
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February 4, 2008

NEW Sony Digital Photo Frames: S-Frame™ DPF-V900, DPF-V700, DPF-D70

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Sony's first digital photo frames will be available in March. They're offering three models at a reasonable price, with all the photo frame features that have proved valuable. Sony says the new line takes inspiration from their Cyber-shot cameras and BRAVIA LCD televisions. There's a nice walk-through of the frames at Sony Style.

Here's what the 3 frames feature:

Vibrant 800x480 LCD Display with 15:9 aspect-ratio
Will scale down photos from a file up to 48MB -- easy to go direct camera-to-frame instead of going camera-to-PC-to-frame and having to downsize the files at the PC stage
Auto power setting-- allows you to program when the frame is on
10 slideshow variations + clock and calendar
Remote control
Transfer photos via USB or by inserting memory stick
(Compatible with many memory cards including Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, SD Memory Card, MMC, Compact Flash, Microdrive®, xD-Picture Card)
Bluetooth compatibility -- purchase Bluetooth adapter separately then you can import images wirelessly from another Bluetooth device (like your mobile phone)
HDMI output -- purchase HDMI cable separately to connect to any compatible HDTV set and display photos

And here's how the 3 frames are different:

Sony S-Frame DPF-900 / $250
9-inch
512MB internal memory
Supports JPEG, TIFF, BMP RAW (SRF, SR2, ARW)
Sony Bionz™ Processor with face detection technology (in-frame photo corrections like focus enhancement, red-eye correction, exposure adjustment) + faster processing

Sony S-Frame DPF-700 / $190
7-inch
512MB internal memory
Supports JPEG, TIFF, BMP RAW (SRF, SR2, ARW)
Sony Bionz™ Processor with face detection technology (in-frame photo corrections like focus enhancement, red-eye correction, exposure adjustment) + faster processing

Sony S-Frame DPF-D70 / $140
7-inch
256MB internal memory
Supports JPEG, RAW (SRF, SR2, ARW)

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January 28, 2008

Digital Picture Frame Virus! -- Best Buy's Private Label Brand: Insignia

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The news wires are reporting that some digital picture frames sold by Best Buy over the holidays were "contaminated with a computer virus during the manufacturing process." (source) When you connect the frame to any Windows PC via USB, the virus will spread into your computer. The virus will NOT travel to cameras, USB drives and memory cards.

Moral of the story: Run antivirus software on digital photo frames you connect to your computer. This software will detect and remove many viruses. To reduce virus chances in general, get an Apple computer!

Best Buy is NOT recalling the frames. The frame has been discontinued and remaining stock taken off the shelves. The full specs of the frame are below. If you think you've purchased it, get in touch with Best Buy to reconcile the situation. You can get more information at the Insignia site as well.

Insignia 10.4-inch Digital Picture Frame
Model #NS-DPF-10A

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January 24, 2008

Cheat Sheet: Digital Photo Frames

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There’s a few things to look at when distinguishing between digital photo frames:

Screen Size — this can range from 6” to 30” and will be directly related to price
Screen Resolution — if you want crisp-looking images, the higher resolution the better
Aspect Ratio — 4:3 is traditional TV dimension, 16:9 is widescreen dimension
Internal Memory — typically you will need to supplement with a memory card
Memory Card Compatibility — make sure the frame supports your memory card of choice
Remote Control — some have remotes to navigate through slideshows
Wi-Fi Enabled — wirelessly send photos to your frame from email, cell phones and RSS photo feeds
Sound — some have built-in speakers and MP3 capability
Video — some will play various video formats (MPG, etc.)
Batteries — some have battery option for a portable frame
Frame Styling — a matter of décor, styles range from modern metal to traditional wood
Price — ranges from about $50 to $1000

Check out one of the best digital photo frames for under $150 from Amazon.

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January 22, 2008

Pandigital 15-inch LCD Digital Photo Frame — That’s huge!

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15-inches at high resolution — display your photos so they can be seen across a room.

- 256MB internal memory
- 4:3 screen ratio, 1024x768 resolution
- Remote control
- Slideshow, Random Play and Favorites
- Plays video (MPEG 1, MPEG 4, AVI)
- Listen to MP3 through speakers or headphones
- Download photos from computer or direct from camera with USB

This frame comes with black and wood frame styling so you can choose based on your décor.

Reality Check: The 256MB internal memory is a little light considering the size of the screen, so you’ll probably want to get a memory card with another few GB. The good news is that many types are supported — Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Multi Media Card, Compact Flash, xD-Picture Card and USB Flash drives.

We’re thinking a giant digital frame could be a pretty cool wedding gift. Get the Pandigital 15-inch Digital Frame for $269.50 at Amazon 11-inch is available too.

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