LCD picture frames

2007-11-17

in Daily updates, Geek stuff, Photography

Walking through a packed mall the other day, I actually saw a product that had not previously occurred to me but which was nonetheless quite appealing: electronic picture frames. They ran from about $150 for a 4 x 6″ frame to about $350 for an 8 x 12″ version. The latter is the size I would go for, if purchasing such a thing. It doesn’t make too much sense to show off photos at sizes smaller than that.

Basically, you put a bunch of photos on a memory card, put it in the frame, and see them presented for whatever span of time you like. So far, my intention to make some prints has not been fulfilled. This would be more portable and varied than a bunch of framed prints, anyhow.

The idea of an ever-changing photographic feature for my living room is appealing. My flat would seem a bit less impersonal with such an element. It is also true that the presentation of photos in an actively luminous way (slides or a screen) has advantages over prints that simply reflect available light. For one thing, the colours seem to look nicer.

Does anybody know which brands make attractive and reliable screens of these sorts?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Neal November 18, 2007 at 7:20 pm

I’m really happy with my Samsung LCD monitor. The colours are particularly fantastic. I have no idea if they make screens for these.

Milan November 18, 2007 at 7:33 pm
. November 18, 2007 at 9:13 pm

I am told that the Phillips-branded LCD frames are among the best.

Claire November 20, 2007 at 5:35 am

I got one for my borthday from Fiona. I think she bought it on eBay at a significantly reduced price from the one you mention, and it thus far works perfectly well. Perhaps try that?

Claire

Milan November 20, 2007 at 9:33 am

Claire,

I have recently had a string of bad experiences with eBay sellers sending the wrong thing, taking forever to do so, or sending nothing at all.

That said, one can often avoid big retailer markups by shopping there.

. November 22, 2007 at 2:30 pm

Best digital picture frame?

Anthony Farmerphoto.net patron, Aug 14, 2006; 09:24 a.m.

Philips 7FF1AW Digital Photo Display

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