I had this given to me for a Xmas pressy last Christmas. It looks sleek and modern, 7" screen with a black surround. I've been told that you can buy it with different coloured surrounds. It has a LCD colour screen with a good resolution. It also comes with a small remote which you can do most things with.
I found it very easy to set up using the instruction book provided. Plug in and switch on. It does take a few seconds to come on and at first I thought there was a problem, but it's just a characteristic of this frame. You need to insert a memory card (not provided) either a SD card, memory stick or a MMC. It will only recognise JPEG format for photos but will play various video formats. It does have a small inbuilt memory, so you can transfer photos from another devise directly to it.
It can also be set up with the date/time and a calendar function
Picture quality is good and starts off as a slideshow. There are various different functions available - slideshow, one picture at a time and using special effects. All give a good picture quality. It will also play your music, mp3, while showing your pictures, although the sound quality is not that good.
The controls and slots are all on either sides of the unit.
The remote allows you to fast forward, backwards, pause, Etc.
For the price it is very good value for money.
I like most people have a number of photos scattered around the house, some on the window sill, and some on my work desk, and some on my study desk. Therefore it was only a matter of time before I gave into the digital phase and invested in a digital photo frame. I do own a few digital photo frames, some mini, some standard sized digital frames and some bigger ones, it is safe to say I do love digital photo frames!
== PRICE ==
I decided to purchase the Digi View 7" Digital Photo Frame as I saw a few of my work colleagues had the same ones on their desks and from my view it looked great, so off I went to search for it online. The first place I looked on was Amazon, as I am a big fan of their service and products. I remember purchasing mine for around £30, however looking on the website now it has gone down a little to £27.95 which is an even better bargain price for a digital photo frame. I have seen cheaper 7 inch frames for sale but from experience I have found the picture quality to be a lot poorer than the slightly more expensive ones.
== SPECIFICATIONS ==
* Bright 7" TFT LCD screen
* Built in SD & MMC Card Reader
* 480 x 234 resolution
* Slide show display mode
* Plug-n-play operation
* Play back JPEG's
== WHAT IS IT? ==
To put it simply it is a 7inch computer screen that displays digital pictures. I purchased a Digiview 7 inch frame that had a nice white shinny finish. The outer frame is made from strong glossy plastic, and looks sleek and modern. It has a Bright 7" TFT LCD screen, which enables the pictures to be displayed in better visible quality. The screen has 480 x 234 resolution and is 7 inches in size. The overall design is simple but attractive and lets the photos do all the showing off which is great.
== MY EXPERIENCE ==
The photo frame comes with a power AC plug which just requires it to be inserted into the back. Once plugged in, the power button can be operated and is also located on the back of the digital photo frame. The device recognises both SD and MMC memory cards, which is great as most cameras will use these types of memory cards. Once the memory card is inserted and the photo frame is switched on the device will automatically recognise the photos on the memory cards and start displaying them in a slideshow format. This whole process was very easy and quick, and it took literally minutes before the photos were displayed In full glory.
If you even need to add or remove pictures you can just insert the card into your computer and drag the desired pictures into the memory card folder, then again insert it into the digital photo frame and you're good to go.
I like how the device automatically recognised all the pictures on the memory card, and didn't need much guidance or faffing around to find them. The slideshow option although starts almost straight way, you can easily change the display format so you can view only one picture in the frame. The slideshow displays pictures at a good speed and stops at each photo for a good few seconds. The navigation menu is very user friendly and clear to follow, and I had no problems at all finding photos or find out how to display single pictures/slideshows etc.
The picture quality is very good, I found pictures are displayed to high standards with colours and image contrast show casing vibrant and clear quality pictures. The frame is easy to leave standing on a desk as the frame is quite sturdy and therefore is able to hold the device in place nicely. This screen resolution really helps improve the quality of pictures on display, whether it is a family picture or a scenery picture it really does do a good job. The screen is 7 inches in size so the pictures can be displayed to a good standard of size making it viewable from all angles and from good distances.
== CONCLUSION ==
I am very happy with this 7 inch photo frame, as it displays pictures to an impressive standard, it is easy to setup and use, it has sleek design, and finally it is very affordable. Therefore all in all I would rate this a top 5/5 rating.
=Digi View 7" Digital Photo Frame=
I got brought this last Christmas from my daughter, but I really think she had some help from the grandparents.
=The Photo Frame=
This is a Digi view 7in frame, which has a white gloss frame, and this surrounds the 7in TFT LCD colour screen. The resolution of the screen is 480 x 234. have the black photoframe, it is also available in white.
This was really easy to set up, once the packaging had been removed, I just plugged in the AC power adaptor which was included with the photo frame. You just turn it on, inserting a memory card, this reads both a SD or a MMC card.
There are a full set of instructions included, and this does tell you everything you need to know.
The photos are displayed on the screen, and they automatically start to alternate in the form of a slide show. The quality of the photos are good. You do have the choice of running the photos as a slideshow or you can choose just to have one photo on display.
Over the last couple of years my daughter and I have been lucky enough to experience some once in a life-time opportunities, and to be able to have these on show, or be able to show family when they ask there all in one place. We do go from one extreme to the another from being in the Dominican swimming with dolphins to Lapland on a husky sleigh,
My little niggle is the on/off power button as it takes a few seconds to action, so really it is just warming up, when I'm turning if off. Once you know it's little niggle you soon get use to it.
The price was around £20 to £25 last Christmas as I told my mum not to spend more than £25, as I wasn't sure whether it would be an item that becomes a dust collector, but I am pleased to say that in fact this is not the case.
I love the photo frame and it gets used about 3 times a week.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this digital photo frame, and digital frames in general, as I think there an ideal gift for a wide range of people from those who travel, they can keep their memories in view, to parents and grandparents, who can see their precious children.
I bought this photo frame for my Mom one Christmas. We had moved house a year prior and when she opened it, I had already set the frame up to display all of our house photos on a slideshow - its safe to say that she loved her present as the photo frame was proudly displayed when all of our family came round later that day.
Digital photos frames are merely monitors with the intended purpose of displaying photos from a data source constantly on a loop or as a standing photo. As the name suggests, it is designed to look and act as a photo frame but... well... digital.
This digital photo frame is made by viewed and before purchase I was a bit sceptical as I had never heard of the brand before and was doubting its potential quality. I was expecting the screen to be poor and for it to just generally be mediocre, I was pleasantly surprised!
The performance of the frame was better than I was expecting, interfacing with the frame was fairly instant and there was little delay between clicking buttons and the result occurring e.g. manually flicking through photos. The build quality was pretty good to. Despite not really being a product which requires a lot of handling and therefore as long as it looks good the sturdiness isn't really an issue, this photo frame is actually rather tough - it has a pure plastic gloss casing which resists the majority of pressing and doesn't deform much with pressure. The gloss finish on the plastic gives the illusion of glass and therefore makes the photo frame look very high quality - it enables you to get the quality look of a glass photo frame without the cost. This frame cost around £30 currently which is far less than glass digital photo frames are which can be £50-£60 or more!
The image quality of this frame is fairly good. Although far from the best display in the world, it is far from the worst too. The picture is displayed with fairly good quality - colours are generally accurate, lines do not appear too jagged and the image is fairly sharp. As this frame is not an expensive display, it does have common let downs such as a poor contrast ratio but this is something you would expect, the average user will not notice any issues with the screen at all and even somebody who is a little more technology focused will only really notice if they purposely look fro flaws.
The frame's data source for images is SD card. This has both advantages and disadvantages. Although you have to sacrifice one of your SD cards to this device and therefore cannot use it in your camera, it does mean that you have essentially unlimited storage - the frame has no internal storage itself and therefore the only limiting factor is the capacity of the card which can be as much as 128GB in some cases (Enough for thousands upon thousands of photos)!
You also have the ability to have multiple cards each with different sets of photos; you could keep one card with, for example, Christmas photos which you will obviously put up at Christmas time and you could also have a separate card for the rest of the year. By utilising the plug and play nature of SD storage, you do not have to spend time consuming task of editing the contents of a storage medium whenever you wish to change photos, simply take one out and plug one in. The only real downside to this is the cost of buying SD cards - you are not supplied with one and therefore you must factor in the £5-£6 cost of an SD card.
A note for buying SD cards for this frame:
You are looking for a standard "SD" card. NOT a "micro SD", "mini SD", "SDHC" or "SDXC". Although very similar, the frame is only compatible with the original (and most common) type.
You may also see reference to something called "Speed classes", these classes are one of 2, 4, 6, or 10. The most common class is 4 and this will suit your needs perfectly fine, anything higher will only cost you more for no advantages whatsoever for this purpose. You should also be fine with a speed class 2 although I do not believe I have ever came across these myself.
I hope I helped!
I have a few digital photo frames and one of them is the Digi View 7" frame. Digi View isn't a brand I had come across before, but when looking online I found the price of £28 was quite reasonable and also favourable when compared to other brands. Sometimes I am happy to pay for trusted brands, but on this occasion I decided to take the risk and I feel it has paid off.
The frame of this digital photo frame is white and it looks very sleek and stylish. The colour stands out against other digital frames I have seen elsewhere, and I love the simplicity and non-fuss design. The frame will accommodate both SD and MMC format cards so there is plenty of flexibility with regards to the transfer of images. The user interface isn't the clearest, though, and i did have some issues with setting up and the transfer of data onto the product. Once I had become used to the process I am now more confident, but it may be a little complicated for some. The user manual wasn't that helpful either, which didn't help. I can't help thinking that just a little more thought going into the set-up would have worked wonders, but I can't really fault the end result.
There are a number of options and settings to fiddle with, and in comparison to other digital photo frames I feel there is plenty to keep you busy with. Once the frame is set up and the media is uploaded the digital frame runs smoothly and looks very professional. There are the usual options, allowing you to either have one picture displayed or a number of images in a slideshow.
The digital frame is powered through the mains which can mean limitations when it comes to where to situate the frame, but overall I think the compromises are fairly reasonable.
The feel and quality look of the digital frame are impressive. I must admit I did expect it to be a bit pedestrian looking, but fortunately that is just the user interface. If it wasn't for the setting up of the device I would happily recommend this product to everyone for such a reasonable price. Unfortunately the interface and menu's could do with simplifying and it is quite frustrating that such a small thing would affect my opinion so much, but those that are not technically minded may struggle.
I received this as a present last year to put on my desk at work. I normally have a couple of pictures in frames of the family on the desk, but noticed that a few other people had these digital photo frames where you can display many photos in a scrolling format in the one frame. So when I mentioned this to the family at home, my next birthday present was (surprisingly) one of these Digi View 7" Digital Photo Frames, currently retailing on Amazon for around £30.
What is it? A digital photo frame is a little like a small computer screen that shows a series of screensaver pictures which appear or scroll across your screen, although in this case the pictures are ones that you choose to put on the device. In the case of this Digi View model, the version I have has a gloss white plastic surround (although a gloss black version is also available), housing the 7 inch (measured diagonally) screen which has a resolution of 480 x 234. The screen itself is known as a TFT LCD. The TFT element stands for a technology known as 'Thin Film Transistor' which is basically a method for improving the image quality projected, which makes it ideal for displaying photos etc.
At the back of the device, as well as the main on/off power switch, you also have a SD and MMC card reader, which are the memory cards commonly used in many electronic devices such as cameras and portable games consoles. It's normally just a case of inserting a card into your computer, copying across a load of pictures on to it, and then inserting the card into the back of the photo frame. Alternatively, just take the card out of your camera and insert it directly into the device in order to view your pictures.
The device itself is powered by an AC adaptor which plugs into the back. The device is what they call 'Plug-n-Play' which means that when you do insert your memory card and switch the device on using the power button at the back, the memory card is instantly recognized by the photo frame, and hence it starts to show your pictures one by one across the screen in the form of a slideshow. If required, you can also switch off the slideshow mode and just have the one picture permanently displayed on the screen.
In terms of performance, I have to say that it is rather good. The scrolling speed is sort of stop/start all the way through in that it starts the scroll, stops at the picture for a short while (few seconds) and then starts the scroll to the next picture etc. The sharpness and colours of the pictures displayed are very clear and vibrant (which has probably benefiited from the TFT screen), and the screen is sufficiently large enough so that you can put the frame on say a mantle piece or a shelf and still be able to clearly define the picture displayed from across the room. For my particular needs, the size of the frame is not particularly big or obtrusive, and hence it sits quite easily on the corner of my desk.
In summary, there are many varieties of Digital Photo Frames on the market, for a range of prices, and to be honest, Digi View was not a company that I have come across before. However, the picture quality and vibrant colours from this model are impressive and worthy of note. The overall design is sleek and doesn't really look cheap, and would compliment any room and décor, or even desktop as in my case. Hence, a 5 star recommendation from me.
I had not bought one of these digital photoframes before, but I recently got one as a present from my brother. I like the idea because rather than having 25 photos laying around taking up so much space, you can just have one of these.
The screen is flat and has a black gloss finish frame, it is 7 inches across with a TFT LCD (480 x 284) resolution screen. It will fit well in most contemporary, modern looking rooms, but not more rustic looking ones. Although it isnt very expensive, the frame itself looks much more expensive then you would think, it gives off an air of quality. The screens resolution is very good, you can see the pictures from 20 feet away very clearly. The frame is also quite thin and there is a smaller box added on the back, this box has the controls on the top of it. Its discretely tucked in at the back so you cannot see it from the front.
The control options have a zoom in/ out function, so you can focus in on a mcaro shot that you took and move aorund the picture to select a position with which to zoom in. The fact that the slideshow moves from picture to picture tends to come on as automatic and normally you wont find that it will stay on one picture. To turn it on and off you have to hold the button on the back and keep it held down, which will happen after a short time lapse. It is also very easy to set up. Just remove from the box, plug the lead in and you put your SD card/USB in. The frame will automatically start a slideshow at a preditermined zoom in level. It will take a few minutes to load. You then turn it off and it wil turn into a blank screen.
The price varies from retailer to retailer starting at around £10 up to £20 or so. You can get colours in white and black.
The box will have bubblewrap, instructions and an AC adapter as well as a stand which is easy to stick on but not massively robust.
Good for starters
I received a digital photo frame as a present from my brother and his girlfriend last Christmas, although I never actually got round to setting it up until about March or April, as I am not much of a 'techie' and it was just something I never fancied messing around with.
The digital photo frame that I received was a 'Digi view 7" frame' which has a bright white glossy frame which surrounds the 7" TFT LCD colour screen. The resolution of the screen is 480 x 234.
Surprisingly enough, set-up of the frame was very simple indeed. It was just a case of removing the packaging, then plugging it into a power socket (AC power adaptor is included in the packaging), turning it on, and inserting the memory card or USB into the built in SD or MMC card reader. There was a basic set of instructions included within the packaging that I had a quick scan of prior to setting it up.
The photo's are then displayed on the screen, and automatically start to alternate in the form of a slide show. The quality of the pictures is pretty good, and as good as what I have seen on these sorts of digital photo frames in other peoples houses. If desired the slide show mode can be turned off, so that the photo frame just permanantly displays one photo, although I personally prefer to use the slide show mode, as it gives guests something interesting to look at, and lets face it, if I wanted to just display the one photo, then I may as well print off a photo and display it in a traditional hard copy frame.
Overall, this has turned out to be a good gift that has been used many times. The bright white colour of the frame fits in well with the colour scheme in my living room, and because it is white it doesn't show up the dust as much as a glossy black frame would do. I have it set-up on my fireplace, and have managed to hide the wires pretty well behind an array of vases, candles, and other photo frames. The set-up was very simple indeed, and the fact that both SD and MCC cards can be used is a bonus too.
The power on / off button on my frame is a little bit temperamental in that there is a delay to any response from pressing the power button, and so at first I would press it on, and nothing would happen for a few seconds, so I would press it again, not realising the delay, and this would result in it turning back off again, but this is something I have now become used to.
When it is turned on there is a very faint humming that comes from the frame, but it is barely noticeable, and the picture quality as mentioned above is pretty good, giving a nice sharp and clear image as each photo is displayed.
The size of the screen did look a bit too small at first, but I can easily view the photos on the 7" screen from almost anywhere in my lounge.
I am sure there are far better frames out there for anyone willing to pay out a princely sum, but this works well as a basic digital photo frame. I am not sure what my brother paid for this gift for me, but I see that it is priced at £27:95 on Amazon, and can be picked up for as little as £12 on Ebay.
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My brother had a beautiful baby girl last October, and this was one of my main christmas presents to him and his partner.
I knew i definetly was going to get him a digital photo frame, but wasn't sure which to choose. They vary in price hugely and start at anywhere from £10 and go up into the hundrend's.
Browsing eBay, i spotted the digi view photo frame. At £10 and brand new in the box with a great product description, it seemed like a bargain so i bought it straight away. It arrived within days. I was quite dissapointed by the size of the box, but upon opening it (I made sure it worked before giving it to my brother), i could see why. The frame as you've probably guessed is 7 inches. This sounds big, but in reality it's not the best size as it's pretty small, but on the other hand it's very versatile, neat and discreet. I wasn't keen on the ivory white colour as for some reason i was expecting it to be black but my brother seems to like it!
There were instruction manuals included (these weren't very clear), and an AC adapter, which worked fine. The stand included was great and easy to assemble although slightly flimsy, the actual frame is quite plasticy-feeling but looks modern and fits in well with my brothers living room, he has the photo frame on his mantlepiece.
Once the photo frame was set up i inserted my camera's memory card, and was shocked at the clear, sharp picture - it really stood out and looked almost like a mini lcd tv!
I bought a new SD memory card and added pictures of my beautiful niece onto it and wrapped it up together with the box with the photo frame and instructions in.
My brother loved it and said it's simple to use, aswell as bein something different and a nice feature in the house.
The features are as follows;
* Bright 7" TFT LCD screen
* Built in SD & MMC Card Reader
* 480 x 234 resolution
* Slide show display mode
* Plug-n-play operation
* Play back JPEG's
It's not too expensive and is simple and fun to use. I'd reccomend it to anyone who wants a modern day version of a picture frame, it's really a great, clear picture and people are always commenting on my brothers' - one of his friends even bought one after seeing his!
I bought one of these quite recently as I love technology. It wasn't particularly expensive, and I don't think it's aimed at the top of the market.
It takes both SD and MMCs, which is good as it means you're not forced to buy one type of card. It also means you can change what photos it displays really easily, which is a feature I take advantage of.
The screen quality isn't bad, it's not the sharpest image I've ever seen, but it certainly does the job with enough clarity. I've not yet had any problems with dead pixels, although I suspect that as it gets older, I will have to face that as it is an LCD screen.
You have a choice of how to use it: you can either use it more like a normal photo frame, and just display one picture on it, or you can set it to cycle through all the photos on the card. If you do do this, it's a really good idea to go through the pictures on your computer first, to get rid of any duplicates or blurry photos.
It's powered by a plug to the mains, which can be a bit unsightly with the wires trailing, but apart from that, it does blend in. However, the black colour of it means that it's not the prettiest thing to look at, and fingerprints do show up rather too well.
I found this to be a really good way of bringing back those memories - just load a folder of photos onto it, and let them cycle through. I don't like to use it as a static photo frame - after all, I've got frames which can do that for me already.
I must admit I have never been the biggest fan of the whole digital photo frame idea - thought it was somewhat tacky...but my mum didn't know this and bought me one for xmas!
I figured it was worth a shot and actually looks quite good! The good thing is that you can move it around, as with any picture frame and its small enough to fit on a mantlepiece, shelf or table
Picture quality is OK, not brilliant, but for the price it was never aimed at the top end of the market.
Battery's have lasted long enough so far and the adaptor power method has also worked fine.
The one criticism I have (not sure if this is common) but it does make a slight humming noise whenever plugged in at the mains, its not a problem visually but can be quite annoying nonetheless.
All in all I'd say its a good gift, there are better ones out there but you will inevitably pay more money for them!!
I dont think you can beat the real thing when it comes to a photo!
I bought this last year with the mass of Boots points I'd earnt so essentially it was free!
Being a techno phobe I was a bit nervous about setting it up but it was really simple! Plug in the lead, plug in your USB (or memory card) and turn it on...
The screen is flat with a black glossy frame and it does look just like the picture which I think is elegant and expensive looking. The frame is quite thin and when you turn it round there is a smaller box on the back which has the controls on the top but as this is smaller you can't see this at all from the front.
There is an option to zoom in and also the slideshow tends to come on as automatic. I do find it difficult to turn on and off as its has a bit of time lapse but you need to keep your finger on the button until it turns either on or off...
I've been really pleased with the quality of the photos, they are really clear and you can see the pictures from 14 foot quite easily even though the frame is only 7 inches...
I recieved this Digital Photo Frame for christmas and at first I wasnt impressed. I wondered if I would ever use it and was it a product that would ever catch on?
It stayed in the box for a few weeks and I admittably forgot about it until my parents came for a visit and I thought I better get it out seeing as they bought it for me!
It is so easy to set up, you just take it out the box and wrappings, plug the leadnin the back and put your SD card/USB in and thats it! Within minutes it was showing my photos in various slideshows. It looks great too, really modern and sleek. Even when its turned off and its just a blank screen it still looks great - it doesnt look strange or out of place at all.
Everyone has commented on it and boring holiday photos are given a new lease of life with this product with them being shown in a new way.
You can also choose one photo and leave it on the screen but i am yet to work out how much electric it uses so i tend to turn it on and show people my photos and then turn it off.