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Philips SPF4080P/G7 8-Inch BoomBoom PhotoFrame and Gadget Hub (Piano Black)

by Philips
2.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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  • Big Sound! Super Sharp Images
  • Aux-In to play iPod. USB Connect to play Flip Video camcorder
  • Use as a second monitor to your PC
  • 2-G of internal memory
  • Remote Control for added ease of use
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Technical Details


Product Description

Product Description

Philips SPF4080P/G7 8-Inch BoomBoom PhotoFrame and Gadget Hub (Piano Black)

From the Manufacturer

Philips BoomBoom

Philips 8-Inch BoomBoom PhotoFrame and Gadget Hub SPF4080P/G7

Finally! The big-sound, all-in-one entertainment gadget hub you've been waiting for. The BoomBoom plays all the content from your favorite digital gadgets: your digital camera, MP3 player and even handheld camcorders. Its Plug-and-Play simplicity makes BoomBoom the perfect companion for all of your entertainment gadgets.

The All-in-One Entertainment Gadget Hub

Photos: Pop in your memory card or USB drive into the 3-in-1 card reader or USB port and instantly start viewing your photos.

Videos: Plug your non-HD Flip Video camcorder or any other USB connecting device into the AVC/H.264 capable picture frame to watch your most cherished videos - baby's first steps, graduation, birthdays, etc.

MP3's: Plug in your iPod or any MP3 player using the included AUX-In cord for music playback with your photo slideshows or background music at your next soiree.

Store, organize and label your photos directly on BoomBoom with its 2GB of onboard memory.

Ready to use, easy to navigate – The Perfect Gift

One-click access to album, slideshows and scrapbooking features. One-click to switch between clock and slideshow mode. Remote control included for easier navigation to all the cool features and 12 preinstalled images from our World Heritage Vol. 2 library, making it ready to use right out of the box.

Two monitors are better than one

Connect to your PC as a secondary monitor or mirror display. Stay on top of your email or IM chats on the BoomBoom display while playing your favorite video game or movie on your main monitor.

Philips BoomBoom Back
BoomBoom! BoomBoom! BoomBoom! BoomBoom!

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 6.8 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • ASIN: B00452V1VG
  • Item model number: SPF4080P/G7
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 30, 2010

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Works minimally as an extended display but lots of bugs and looks like no driver development underway. Probably will just use it to display photos. For the price I got it that's fine, but definitely not worth the retail.

For the guy that said it doesn't work in Win7 64bit, I got it to work but it's a big pain. You need to follow a certain sequence, first have it unplugged from USB, then start the App on PC, then plug USB in. Then you can hit "Extended Display" and it will extend your desktop. No way to adjust relative position of the screen (Windows doesn't show it as a monitor in Control Panel, so none of those features). If I close the Sub-Display App it goes away. Pretty sad they would leave it that incomplete, with no settings or anything.
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Please let me save all of your the horror of this product.

I had originally purchased this so I can use it as a desktop signage device, showing videos and slide shows. The quality is sub-subpar. I had better photo quality on my cell phone from 2000. Video plays back with so many artifacts that it's unbearable to watch. I wish I could link you to photos of the horrendous quality of video playback and image display.

Additionally, the remote control has limited rage as they placed the received in the base of the unit so unless you are below the level of the display, it becomes difficult to use the remote without walking right up to it.

On a good note, the audio is fairly good compared, it has stereo plus bass output.

Not worth the price here, not worth the price I paid for it on Amazon sister company Woot!.

I'll also echo the fact it does NOT function with windows 7. I had hoped they might have updated firmware or drivers to correct this issue but from visiting the Philips website found the drivers are not available online nor are any firmware updates shown.
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This item does not work with Windows 7 64 bit. A call to the Phillips support center confirmed this. I also could not get it to play audio.
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I bought the PSG4080P because of the sub-display (monitor over USB) support. Well, the display technically works and I am even able to get it to work on windows 7/x64, however when the device is used as a sub-display (or even plugged in via usb) Windows Aero effects cease to work until I log off/reboot. The video driver doesn't cleanly restore the functionality.

The display is nice and crisp, surprisingly, though.

The fact that it's not a touch screen is a major let down, when for the same price you can get a Chumby 8", Sony Dash or Insignia 8 (which are all Chumby)... however they don't do USB display.

If you want a digital photo frame WITH internet capabilities AND touch screen.. get one of the chumbys. If you want a cheap USB-display, and don't mind no aero effects, this would be ok for you.
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I can echo most of the other disparaging comments. The device works with Windows 7 x64, but you have to install the software from the included disk first, which also installs drivers at that time, before you connect it to your USB port. And if you change modes, you will most likely have to shut down the Philips app and unplug the USB cable before you can use the thing with your computer again.

It has 2GB of memory onboard, plenty for photos. You can transfer photos once it is connected via USB, it shows up as an extra drive in Windows. The display seems fine, I don't see anything wrong with the resolution. I have played one movie file from my Droid phone, no stuttering or artifacts when I watched it.

However, if you load any music, it will play that music while it is running the slideshow. You have to hit the mute button on the remote to silence it. And you have to do that every time it powers up.

It seems to have some sort of scheduling available, but I honestly haven't figured out how to get it to come on automatically. Do I leave it turned on and let it shut itself off? Why can't I hit the power switch to turn it off now and still have it come on tomorrow at the pre-set, unchangeable time? Frustrated with this.

Using it as an extra display in Windows is just as frustrating! It has its own utility that HAS to remain open on your desktop, no way to minimize it and no way to stow it in the task bar out of the way. It can be behind other windows, but still, why does it have to be open? Windows Display properties doesn't show this as a monitor, so you can't reposition it logically; if you want your cursor to move from screen to screen correctly, you HAVE to have the Philips located to the right of your main monitor.
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