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Looks sharp, good crisp photos, comparable to others in same price range
on March 12, 2013
I read the reviews of all photo frames 10" in the $60-$100 range, because that's about what I was willing to spend on this. I finally bought this one for several factors, 1) the scheduled/auto on off capability (turns on and off at a scheduled time each day), 2) the ability to 'plug and play' with large flash cards, 3) music support, 4) randomize capability.
When it arrived I promptly plugged it in and then loaded 1,000+ pictures on my flash drive, which then I plugged into the usb 2.0 port. Right away images started displaying, at the default of 5 seconds a picture. I then went into settings and easily was able to figure out how to change to 'random' and set the auto on/off settings. I am technologically adept, true, but I handed off the remote to my daughter (14) and she quickly had figured out how to surf the pics, rotate them, etc.
Overall, I would definitely buy this again or suggest to another. Here is the top reasons:
1. Plug and Play makes it a no brainer. You can send off to someone with an accompanying flash drive and just tell them to stick it in and power on.
2. Can be wall mounted and has a long enough cord to accommodate.
3. At 10" this is a good display area and produces a crisp image.
4. As long as photo is correct when loaded on flash (see point #1 below), screen does a good job rendering and scaling it to size and resolution.
Cons or 'could be better':
1. Make sure your pics are orientated (turned rightside up) correctly on your flash drive. Otherwise it will show them sideways or however they were saved, it will not auto rotate them. The same goes for resolution or large scale photos (this is a minor issue for most since most cameras stick to common sizes/resolutions).
2. I put the frame on my wall unit (entertainment center) and the angle of the stand meant it was hard to see the photos when sitting on my couch 10 feet away. I would have liked an adjustable angle on the stand so I could angle it forward for better viewing. Instead I used a curio from my collection to elevate the end of the stand arm by about 5" to correct the viewing angle to my needs. Minor, but a bit of a jerry rigged manner of solving it.
3. As others have said, random doesn't seem to be truly random, I swear I'm seeing some pics more than others I haven't seen but once in a blue moon.