Those 7 inch digital photo frames

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by news reader, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. news reader

    news reader Guest

    I see prices go from $49 at Big W up to $249 for a Sony at Myer. Are there
    any cheaper online stores to buy those from?

    Any cheap place to get an 11 inch photo frame?
     
    news reader, Sep 11, 2009
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  2. Once you go past the 8" your into the humongous range.
    10.5" won't get any change from a $150, and MOST of those online
    shops have zero stock on everything and good luck with the warranty.
    The Sony is always going to double the price of everybody else even
    though is not any better, probably made by the same mob in china that
    make all the cheap crap or more reliable, but just because it has the
    word Sony on the side of the box. So your chance of a warranty
    replacement on Sony are a lot better, because you've already paid for
    it.

    If your not worried about warranty then shopbot or getprice or even
    dread I say Ebay.
     
    son of a bitch, Sep 11, 2009
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    If you believe that you obviously don't have a clue what you
    are talking about, and speaking out your arse. If you have
    ever seen a sony operating next to any of the cheapies, they
    are clearly many times better.

    The Sony 7" frame has a resolution of 800x480, whereas the
    cheapies are 480x320 or worse. A lot of the Chinese ones
    use a 480x234 panel (probably the same brand panel on all of
    them) that is F###ing disgusting. I have an AVLABS one here
    that I got as a gift, and if I had bought it myself I'd say
    I wasted my money. It will probably get passed on as a gift,
    cos I never use it, too disgusting. Nearly all of these
    cheapies that I've seen also have problems with aspect ratio.
    You are always safer buying a name-brand than some generic
    cheap chinese made brand - irrespective of the product. The
    plus with getting a name brand, is that even if the retailer
    falls off the planet, you have the manufacturer to go back to.
    As far as frames go, I'd look at Sony, Kodak (the cheaper 7"
    is marginal, but the 8" models are very good), and not much
    else. Whatever you do, make sure you can see the thing in
    operation prior to purchase.
     
    Doug Jewell, Sep 11, 2009
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    Lu R Guest

    Use your pc screen saver and load your pictures onto it and save the planet
    of useless waste.
     
    Lu R, Sep 11, 2009
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  5. The sony obviously use different components, but they are still
    made in sweat shops in china. I was not suggesting they use the
    same components, merely the same factories. Like all the others, sony
    make very little in Japan now. Only the real expensive stuff is made there.
     
    son of a bitch, Sep 11, 2009
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  6. You do realise that "screen savers" actually use more Power than
    not running one at all, so how does this save the planet.
    There Screen Wasters, and those 3D fishtanks use a massive amount
    of Power.
     
    son of a bitch, Sep 11, 2009
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    Lu R Guest

    Most folk have a pc on all day...therefore that argument is bs...
     
    Lu R, Sep 11, 2009
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    DRS Guest

    If the screen saver is coming on because of inactivity then that is vastly
    more wasteful than having the monitor switch into standby mode.
     
    DRS, Sep 11, 2009
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    Clocky Guest

    You're looking at happy snaps, who gives a ****.

    Besides, those things are a novelty, everyone I know who has them never have
    them switched on anymore after the first week. What is the point of having
    an empty photo frame standing around?
     
    Clocky, Sep 12, 2009
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  10. Exactly, and the Video is running Flat Chat Full-time as it never
    gets a break neither does the CPU. also means the fans have to work
    harder to keep it cool because it's so busy moving pixels around.
    And what's the point if your not there to watch it.
    The only people that would see it is everybody except the owner.
     
    son of a bitch, Sep 12, 2009
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    Mr.T Guest

    "Most"? Not IME.
    And *far* more than having the computer switch to hibernate mode as well.

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Sep 12, 2009
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    Mr.T Guest


    Yeah, I'm amazed at how much some people are prepared to pay for *FAR* less
    quality than a 25cent photo and $2 frame!

    I'd simply use a TV, or even a photo album when people are actually
    interested in looking at a number of pics.

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Sep 12, 2009
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  13. There are some I know that are absolute camera nutters.
    Here's Little Johnny having a tinkle against the wall
    Here's Little Johnny having a tinkle against a post
    Here's Little Johnny having a tinkle in the backyard
    Here's Little Johnny asleep on a train
    Here's Little Johnny asleep on a bus
    Here's Little Johnny asleep in a car

    The list is endless

    And then repeat for each year


    Not only that, the pictures are in bathroom, on the fridge, in the
    living room, bedroom, garage. They have enough pictures to wallpaper the
    entire house and still have some left over.
     
    son of a bitch, Sep 12, 2009
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    Clocky Guest

    Must be compensating for something ;-)
     
    Clocky, Sep 13, 2009
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  15. Well, I have mine since a couple of years and it switches on
    automatically every evening, so there you go! :) (Same for
    You have a $2 frame that holds 1400 photos!? Wow!
    We use all of those, and the digital photo frame is actually *above*
    the TV.

    It's just a matter of *choice*. Each have their advantages and
    disadvantages.
     
    Frank Slootweg, Sep 15, 2009
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    SG1 Guest

    I find the cost offputting, I have the only grandson as wallpaper on SWMBO's
    computer the other daughter who only has daughters has not complained & boy
    does she know how to. I guess having the gkids closer now that we moved 400
    ks makes a diffrence too.
     
    SG1, Sep 15, 2009
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    Mr.T Guest

    Yep, just takes a little longer to cycle through them :)

    Yep, but the 7" frames simply have very few advantages, and a LOT of
    disadvantages.

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Sep 16, 2009
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