|Samsung SPF-105P 10-Inch Digital Photo Frame UbiSync USB Mini-PC Monitor w/1GB Internal Memory (Black)
|List Price: $199.99
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- 10-Inch Digital Photo Frame
- UbiSync USB mini PC monitor to use as a secondary display
- 1024x600 resolution for detailed images
- 1GB internal memory
- Digital Photo Frame
I bought this frame as a gift for my parents, and it is really a great deal for the price. It was very easy to set up!...more info
My frame works perfectly. Very accurate color. With any frame you must make sure your images are as good as they can be before loading them. I made all color corrections and resized my images to 800x600 before loading them to the 1 gb internal memory. I had one issue that took a little figuring out. Some of my jpg images were not recognized when originally loaded. It took a while to figure out but I finally realized the images that were not recognized were saved in Photoshop as "progressive" jpg's. Once I resaved them as "standard" they displayed perfectly. After using the frame I wanted to buy two more but the sale ([...]) had ended. I will watch for future sales and purchase this frame again....more info
- Easier than I thought
I bought this for my parents, loaded it up with pictures of the grandkids (and a few of us who gave them grandkids) and gave it to them for Christmas. They LOVE it!!
I have technology survival skills, but not much beyond that, and I found it very easy to load. The internal memory is quite generous, we haven't even put in the memory card yet.
Fair price as well!...more info
- Excellent digital frame
I purchased this as a gift for my husband. He has really enjoyed it, and has gotten lots of compliments on it. He keeps it on his desk at work, he's a teacher, and the kids and other teachers enjoy coming by to watch the pictures. ...more info
- Decent instructions would be nice...
Instructions or (lack of) make me want to toss this out the window. Widescreen renders half your pictures unusable unless you downsize them smaller than the screen. Hope to someday be able to set clock and use auto on/off feature, but it's not looking good so far... ...more info
- Good product for the value price
I purchased this to put on my desk at the office and I couldn't be more satisfied with the value for money.
I am not a photophile and was simply looking for something to view pictures of my friends & family at work. Though the frame I bought (the 7 in version) had a pretty great price (~$50) I was a bit skeptical on account of some of the other reviews. I'll tell you now that if you're looking for something basic that will do the job, go ahead and click "Add to Cart" now.
Some reviewers complained about the screen aspect ratio but what I've discovered is that a lot of my pictures vary in size and shape anyway, so there isn't any one screen that will accomodate all of them. The little bit of black border is not a concern for me.
Other reviewers commented on the screen/picture quality. Here I will say that this frame is *adequate*. It's nothing fancy, but again- it does the job for a great price. If you happen to be looking for something high-end, keep looking. Otherwise this is a great buy.
As for setup, it couldn't have been easier. If you're looking for a gift for a not-so-tech-savvy friend or family member, this frame will be just fine.
The device has built-in memory but I opted for an old 128mb SD card I wasn't using. I have about a hundred pictures loaded on it so you can imagine what a much larger card will do for you. Since I used the SD card there was no need to connect the frameto my PC, I just plugged in the card to my built-in card reader, copied over my pix and slapped the card into the frame. The frame automatically recognised the card and began a slideshow. From opening the box to viewing pictures took only about ten minutes.
One note about file types- it only recognises .jpg
So all in all, I am very happy with my purchase and may even purchase more of these (in varying sizes) for home use. I would definitely recommend this item....more info
- Samsung SPF-71E Infected by W32.SillyFDC Worm
URGENT WARNING: Product infected by worm variant W32.SillyFDC
Recommend staying away from this product, manufactured in Tianjin, China, from South Korean company Samsung, because it is infected by a worm variant known as W32.SillyFDC. Upon connecting the digital photo frame to my computer, variant W32.SillyFDC, residing in directory "ToExe" of the frame's internal memory, immediately executed itself on my machine. Then it, being a worm-based Trojan horse, attempted to infect my machine and connect to the network. Fortunately my security software detected it and immediately terminated the process, deleted the program, and upon scanning traced it to the "ToExe" directory on the Samsung SPF-71E.
NOTE: Common anti-viral software can successfully remove the malicious program from the device and interactions with SD Cards and USB memory sticks are not at risk for infection
Apparently Samsung is an untrustworthy brand name and is no different than Insignia.
MSNBC article on infected Insignia digital picture frames: [...]...more info
The image quality is poor and the frame would not accept files transported from my computer....more info
- Samsung SPF-85H Frame Quality Inconsistent
I purchased 3 frames for 3 different gifts. One worked as I would've hoped, except the menu reaction & photo loading is disappointingly sluggish. The other two frames did not work, and because the documentation is ridiculously non-existent, it took about 3.5 hours of hit or miss (trying things in different sequential order, poking around in the menus and rebooting several times) to finally conclude that the frames would need to be returned.
Just so you have an idea what was wrong...(1) USB cable connected the frame and my computer - but my computer could not access the frame's drive, so drag 'n drop did not work. (2) Next I tried memory stick, which when trying to 'copy all' photo's from the memory stick to the frame's internal memory, I received an error message, "Copy Failed. There is no more memory." Strange - since there wasn't anything loaded on the frame's internal memory yet. (3) Next I tried the SD Card, and had the same problem in trying to 'copy all'. After several attempts I gave up.
Other issues were the frame locked-up on the Samsung opening screen and it was frustrating that the menu response was so slow when I pressed a button. (Although, one of the frames had a very quick menu response time... I do not understand why each of the frames were so different in performance.)
The one of three frames that worked well was a great deal, assuming the frame will have a long life (Costco $55). However, since it was a huge time sink to trouble-shoot the two malfunctioning frames, and the time it will take me to replace & test the next two or research and buy something else...I give this frame only two stars for unreliability.
- cyanosis (excuse the pun)
Even with proper rebalancing, all photos continue to exhibit a pronounced - and inumprovable - cyan skew. Amateurs probably won't be particularly disturbed, but anyone who understands color balance will consider this just a toy....more info
- Samsung SPF-85H 8" non-wireless version
This is a very decent digital photo frame, but it has its quirks.
The manual is inadequate. It tells you only how to connect the power and basic control, and that's it. The rest is on CD, which has a terrible setup program (doesn't work too well on Vista). The software is not very good. I thought the program froze on me when I try to install it. You're better off using a SD memory to port your photos into the frame rather than use the USB transfer.
Hardware, fortunately, is better. The LCD screen is very sharp and not one of those frames with lots of black grids. There are lots of options to choose. The light-up control on the right side of the frame (a la newer HP notebook design) sometimes can be a little over-reacting, however.
When I got the frame, I thought my frame was dead on arrival.... But it turned out I had to plug the power cord in a little more and wait a little bit for the photo frame to turn on. The manual does not mention this. The power button is somewhat well hidden (it blends in with the design, which is nice looking). You may have to press and hold it for 3-second before you'd see the light-up button to turn on.
There is a brightness control. The difference is very subtle, but noticeable. It has a built-in clock, which you can turn it on, but it's hideously huge and can block away about 1/3 of the photo. I do like the scheduled on-off thing, as I do put it in my bedroom, so I can program it to shut off right around I went to bed and auto turned on around the time I wake up.
The frame not only can resize your pictures' physical dimention (i.e., resolution) to better fit the screen for you, but it also resize the file size. The frame comes with 1 GB of internal memory, which I think is very generous.
One can choose from a dozen transition modes, three slideshow speed and shuffle modes. The last is very nice as you can organize your photos in folder and shuffle pictures in particular folder or randomize all photos in memory. This allows adequate control over how you want to playback your photos.
1. Excellent price
2. Sharp, detailed image
3. Schedule on/off
4. 4:3 aspect ratio
5. Beautiful frame design
6. Lots of features
1. Awful documentation
2. Quality issue
3. Over-reactive control
4. Clock feature is inconsiderate...more info
- Details Annoying
I bought this for a Mother's Day present. It took me about two hours to figure out how to load and display photos, so I wrote my own manual to send along with it. The most annoying thing is the arrogance of manufacturers who cover the plastic surface of a product with little stickers extolling it's features, then having to mar the surface with smears and scratches getting them off. After that, the photos look fine....more info
- Samsung picture frame
There were very few instructions given. I also cannot get a picture to stay rotated. Every time it comes up in the picture list, it would need to be rotated. I have since removed those pictures. It also has a very touchy power cord that pulls apart at the connection to the frame and loses power if the cord is moved very much....more info
- great frame
bought this for my parents for Christmas , and they love it . Showed them how to use it once and they picked it right up ,works great and ads something new and interesting to the family room ....more info
- Picture Frame Samsung 71E 7 Inch
Samsung SPF-71E 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame (Black)
I bought this digital frame for my boyfriend. It is easy to use, very practical. My only complaint would be that some images cannot be seen clear enough, but for the price I paid I am satisfied!...more info
- High Magnificient
Easy to set up, easy to load pictures, and a pleasure to all who watch the slideshow of babies, kids and grownups....more info
- Great price, nice resolution, a few issues though
Since Amazon has grouped different sizes and specs together, to be clear, I am reviewing the Samsung SPF-71E Black 7-Inch digital photo frame.
I purchased this as a gift for my mother-in-law and am in the process of filling an SD card for right now. This is the second digital photo frame I have bought for her, and this one is much improved over the last one (made by Coby). What I didn't like about my Coby is that it would automatically stretch every picture out to fit the frame fully. The front also fell off of the Coby exposing the electronics beneath. This Samsung digital photo frame gives you the option to do the following:
Fit to width: It will enlarge every picture so it fills up the frame completely, but he downside is that it will in the process cut of the top and bottom of the pictures to do so. The aspect ratio is maintained so the pictures still look accurate, even if you are not seeing the whole picture.
Fit to screen: In this every picture will fill the screen, but pictures will not maintain aspect ratio, so pictures may appear stretched from side to side or top to bottom.
Auto fit and Original Fit: I can't tell the difference between these two options. They both fill the screen from top to bottom for all of my photos, leaving a black strip on each side unless they've been cropped to fit 16:9. So, the 7" black digital photo frame is widescreen (16:9), even though my camera takes 4:3 pictures. This isn't so much a problem for me because I edit, recolor, add text, and crop every photo. But, for those who want a more click and display experience, this is not the best frame for you.
Another downside is that this frame does not run on battery. I imagine if you are buying this for a parent that is on the road a lot, a battery operated frame would be more ideal so they won't have to carry along a power cord.
The swivel back is very nice and sturdy. I like it much better than fold out stands. Another downside that I see to this frame is that it is not wall-mountable. I honestly don't know if they make these wall-mountable, but if they did I would like to hang in on the wall by my desk.
I do wish the frame included a little remote so I could scroll through and adjust settings while looking at the pictures rather than turning the frame over to make adjustments.
I had no problems loading pictures directly onto the internal memory, but it doesn't hold much so you'll want to pick up an SD card. I bought the Transcend 4 GB SDHC SD Class 6 Flash Memory Card TS4GSDHC6E [Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging].
The documentation is light and the 61 page instruction manual includes instructions in 19 languages including several Asian languages. I couldn't get the frame to pause for an extended period of time, it would pause for a while, and then resume the slideshow. I tried setting the pictures as a background, but they also eventually started back up as a slideshow. The speed can be adjusted to fast, medium, or slow. I eventually got one picture to stay by selecting "repeat one photo" after drilling down menus. It was an interesting solution, and the photo still shows the transitions such as fade, blind, cross comb, mosaic, checker, dissolve and more. You can also set it to show no transition effects.
For those of you who can problem solve and like to modify all of your pictures, this is a great frame. The colors are beautiful and it appears to be very well made. I would buy another one without hesitation. ...more info
- Good Product
This product is easy to use, load and holds a fair amount of pictures. I haven't figured out how to "expand" my pictures so they fill the frame but I'm sure I'll learn that quickly. I was pleased to give this gift to 3 family members....more info
- SPF-71E Review
The photo frame worked as advertised and was easy to load and update. Pictures were clear and crisp. I was not able to rotate the pictures and save them that way. This was a problem. I do recommmend this photo frame though....more info
- Good but not great
This is the very first picture frame I own. It will accept a lot of media types and have the option to move them to the local memory for later use. However, connecting it to a PC for direct upload did not work for me. I am not sure if it is a Win Vista issue, but the memory space was not recognized and the frame stayed in "configuring" mode while connected. I opted to load the pictures to an SD card and permanently leaving that card in the frame. One thing people keep complaining about is that it is a widescreen format frame. You would have to crop your pictures to a 16:9 ratio. That was not a big deal for me except that some pictures are difficult to do so due to placement of people or objects in the original photo. The picture quality is great. It does lack a motion sensor switch. The frame will be permanently on and the power switch is at the bottom back of it. If after reading this you still want it, be my guess. I don't regret purchasing it....more info
- Great Frame Bad Manual!
Great price and does the job, but the manual is seriously lacking! I bought this as a gift and it was well received. The frame looks great! Noticed a few problems as I went to load photos... manual does not give you a step-by-step breakdown on how to do anything. Also, it does not include pertinent information including how to best save and format your images, image size info, and how to best save the images onto the actual frame's memory.
I bought this and it said it was "new," but was blatantly not! The frame had small scratches and the parts were obviously re-wrapped. Some parts were wrapped with kitchen cling-film lol! Also, the small USB socket is out of line with the frame which renders it almost unusable. I wanted to leave seller feedback, but somehow it is not an option. Hmmm?
Despite the issues, I would actually buy it again as it makes a great gift!...more info
- GREAT FRAME!!
GREAT FRAME the quality is GREAT we love it couldnt ask for anything better the only down fall is the stand its hard to actually get it to stand up with it....more info
- Samsung SPF-85V
Overall I'm happy with the Samsung SPF-85V. The picture quality is good, it's easy to use, seems that it has good build quality.
Yet I've only given in 3 stars because wireless connectivity is executed very poorly indeed, and that was the single biggest reason I bought this frame.
While it does have wi-fi, and can be configured with a WEP key (no mention of WPA, but it may work...) it's receiver seem to be extremely poor.
I have no problems connecting wirelessly anywhere in my house using my laptop. I can even access the network while in my backyard or driveway. This frame will only connect 100% of the time when it is in the same room as the router.
If I take it into another room on the same floor the connection is spotty. It'll disconnect (and give off a chime as it does so) and stay disconnected for a while, then reconnect (same chime) and stay connected for a while. Rinse and repeat.
If I take it onto another floor in the house it can't even detect the network. I haven't tried anywhere outdoors, but I really doubt it would work there.
So, yeah, nice frame if you don't care to use the wi-fi functionality or intend to use it in the same room as the router. If you're the former, I'd recommend looking at some other model. If you're the latter I'm sure you'll be happy with it....more info
- Wireless features aren't well baked, UI is sluggish.
What this frame does well is the basics of getting photos from an SD card or internal memory, and displaying the slideshow. The picture is very clear and colors are bright. No issues there. The problem is that they've sacrificed internal memory (a mere 64MB) so that more of the cost of the device could be dedicated to the wireless features - which is where this product is unfortunately NOT all that well baked.
I tried a variety of different supported methods for having this frame read photos over the network with relatively unsatisfactory results:
1) Reading photos from an MSN Spaces account's RSS feed. This appears to have been broken with a recent change to the Live services, and while the photo albums are visible, the frame doesn't find any photos within the album.
2) Getting photos from a Windows Media Player NSS sharing library. While this worked, the frame was extremely slow to locate computers on the network and even slower to enumerate the photos available on those computers. This made starting a slideshow an excruciating experience.
3) Framechannel - create an account and upload your own pics or link it to your Myspace account, as well as local weather, stocks, and so forth. This actually seems to work reasonably well. However, occasionally the frame would inexplicably lock up trying to retrieve the channel information and would only respond to a hard reboot.
In all cases, the UI can take an unacceptably long time to respond to button presses, with no on-screen indication that the button press was noticed. And the buttons themselves are flat-membrane points on the bezel, which can be a bit oversensitive (or undersensitive) with no tactile feedback.
During one bootup I actually got a Windows application crash dialog and the device needed to be power cycled. That's just downright embarrassing.
All in all, I think you can probably find frames for a similar price with better UI responsiveness and where the added dollars will go to better use, such as additional onboard memory, rather than spending it on some rather poorly baked wireless networking features....more info
- Great digital picture frame!
Great frame. Everything works like a charm. Why buy the higher priced brand when everything about this one works?...more info