A simple way to bring your photos out from their digital jails so that you can enjoy them!
We have three of of these pictures frames, each with about 4 years worth of memories and the frames are stacked right next to each other in a common area of the house. It has made a dramatic impact on our family as we get to revisit moments from childhood to recent events. We often find ourselves standing in front of them fascinated, as we relive, discuss and laugh. And it has made a positive impact on the teens who now have evidence of how small they were, their antics, the experiences that they were given, and how much love they received.
Technically, the picture quality is very good for the viewing distance. Really excellent for the price. It is bright and easily viewable in a brightly lit room. The colors look believable.
We have it set on random transition mode, switching photos every 30 seconds, and sequentially showing photos from all folders (called “directories” in the menu.). Photo transitions are equally spaced, smooth and crisp. We have filled the screen with the photos because we felt that it looked better than having black bars on the side, even at the expense of losing some of the image as it is cropped on the top and bottom. Even in that fill mode, we do not detect a loss of image quality nor distortion.
Some limitations we encountered:
We were unable to get the unit to work with a brand new memory card so we are using USB storage.
There is no mention of the maximum USB storage limit supported by the unit, but a follow up with the manufacturer revealed that 32GB is the upper limit.
The Random photo display mode is woefully inadequate and will cycle through the same pictures even when there are almost tens of thousands to choose from.
It will not automatically rotate portrait mode photos. They must be set that way before loading the picture frame.
We are not using the calendar because it limits the image size and resets when there is a power loss. We have many other places for calendar reference so the feature is not missed.
An older unit from the same manufacturer tends to freeze and require rebooting but the units being reviewed here have been running for about 3 weeks non stop.
Definitely a great buy.