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Old 30th November 2010, 09:17   #1
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Hi Guys,

Have been thinking of gifting my wife a Digital Photo Frame as a new year gift. I had seen one of these at the Vijay Sales outlet but unable to decide which one and what should I be looking for in a Digital Photo Frame. All I could gather were the following requirements:

1) Display - LCD screen with min 7" display. Should display portrait/landscape views.
2) Memory - Should have internal memory plus should support SD cards, USB etc. Store atleast 500 images
3) Formats - Should play JPEG/other photo formats. Also play Video's
4) Other feature - Slide show, display time/date, wall hanging/table top, Built in alarm clock.
5) Budget - max 5K.

Is there anything more I should be specifically looking for. The brands I have come across are Phillips, Kodak, Transcend. Expert BHPians pls suggest a good option.
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Old 30th November 2010, 09:30   #2
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Digital frames are the in-thing now a days. Looks really cool on work-desk or at home.

One of the most important thing that i give importance to while selecting a digital frame is resolution. I have Sony's digital frame which even though 7 inch has a 800x600 resolution. Resulting output is crisp, clear photos.

You can also look at Sony's Dash. Its all-in-one digital viewer has covers everything including wi-fi, weather, browser and stuff.

Now a days, most frames play audio/video along with photos. So that's another thing important to me. That's again where the high resolution is useful. Rest of the features are as you mentioned. I have seen frames upto 15 inch and have gifted one too. It also acts as a monitor if you want. Its real cool, but expensive.

You can look at some of this brands - Sony, panasonic, phillips, samsung. Avoid chinese brands, most of them have good features but doesn't last long. I am not aware of pricing in India so won't be able to give you price range for above brands. Sorry about that.

Hope this helps you when you finalize the frames.
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Check this on amazon
Viewsonic'S VFM1042-52 10.4-Inch Digital Media Frame (Black)
Note the features its has, I almost got it when comming back from US but wasn't availble in stock at pickup stores and I didn't have time to get it shipped.
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I just bought one from Kodak. 7". It just have slides show for the photo. I was looking for photo only rather than MP3, alarm, calendar etc.

The main thing is, look for the pixel. Get atleast the 800x600.
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You should also consider :

- Whats the power consumption
- Whats your requirement of keeping it alive, will you keep it switched on 24*365 days.

Most of the time I have found that the craze fizzles out after a few month and then when you visit and ask them "Oh! you've got a digital frame", you get an instant reply "Battery's gone" or "its not working".
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I have seen a digital frame being put to use at a bakery. It runs a slideshow of the various cake designs that are available. It really looks cool.

So if you have a business consider this is a simple and easy way to catch the customers eye.
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I got a el-cheapo one yesterday. 39.99$ (41 with taxes)
There were others as well. Phillips 7" for 49.99$.
Kodak upwards of 67$.
Others were wider and expensive. They went all the way upto 129$.

I enquired in Bangalore and I got quotes of Max 5000 INR and minimun 3900 INR.

I picked up this one for 1900 INR ~

Details here.
GiiNii 7" "All-In-One" Digital Picture Frame
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Guys, Any recommendations on Digital Photo Frame for Less than 5000 INR. Planning for a birthday gift :-}
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Guys I am looking at this one:Transcend PF730 Digital Photo Frame

Transcend PF730 Digital Photo Frame | Photo Frame | Flipkart.com

It will last long use? Any feedback on other brands?
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In my opinion, Transcend photo frames are good value for money. There is not a lot of hi fi technology involved in photo frames. The products are all commoditised, so go for a product that is not too expensive. Will last for a year or two and by then there will be some latest and greatest technology!
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