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VARIATION PARENT: Samsung SPF-105P 10-Inch Digital Photo Frame UbiSync USB Mini-PC Monitor w/1GB Internal Memory (Black)
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Product Description

The Samsung SPF-105P 10-Inch digital photo frame provides stunning 1024x600 high resolution images with an elegant glossy black bezel. The photo frame features Samsung exclusive features like UbiSync technology that allows you to use your photo frame as a USB mini-PC monitor, so you can run your Instant Messanger, media player, or a mini-web browser in the frame and Starlight Touch Button Control for easy menu navigation through innovative touch sensitive light up buttons. The SPF-105P also includes 1GB of internal memory, rechargeable battery, speakers, an energy saving auto on/off feature, and support for common memory cards including SD, MMC, MS, XD, and USB memory stick. It makes a great affordable gift for holidays, anniversaries, or any other special occasion. Your digital photos set free. With the Samsung SPF-105P digital photo frame, its not hard to imagine.

Customer Reviews:

  • Great picture quality, nice interface, one quibble
    I just got this photo frame yesterday, and am extremely pleased with the purchase. The picture quality is great with the 800x600 resolution, the touch interface is intuitive (controls light up on the right side of the frame), and the frame itself is visually appealing.

    The fact that you can download pictures into multiple folders onto the internal drive is a cool feature, and you then have the choice to play all the pictures in a folder, or all the pictures in the photo frame (across all folders). The frame always forces you to run a slide show, but if you want to only display one picture then you can limit your slide show to one picture(which will refresh over and over again). The ability to upload pics via USB flash or a USB connection to your computer was also convenient, and the 1GB internal memory is WAY more than enough - the photo frame must convert my large images to 800x600 images and 300MB worth of pictures on my PC (114 photos) are only taking up 40MB worth of space on the digital frame's internal memory. So 1GB internal memory should be good for about 2500 photos, far more than I ever intend to have in the frame!

    The quibble: when you download larger photos into the photo frame and it does its conversion, the conversion software is a little buggy. Every time I copied my set of approximately 120 photos onto the frame about 4 or 5 of the photos would get corrupted (meaning the top half of the photo is 2 inches to the left of the bottom half or something similar happening). Scrolling through to find a particular picture isn't very fast; the internal memory store seems pretty slow, so it took a while to find and delete the corrupted pictures and then re-upload them. The good news is that if you upload a single picture at a time to replace corrupted images, they seem to convert just fine. So it's a somewhat random issue, and if you're aware of it and the fact that just deleting the individual picture and re-uploading it by itself is the best way to go, you'll be fine. (because if you try to delete all pictures and reload all of them in one shot, you'll probably have problems with a few different pictures)

    So all in all, now that I understand this one quirk and how to deal with it, I'm really happy with this purchase.
    ...more info
  • Good frame, bad software
    The main issue I have with this frame is that the slide show setting has only 3 speeds and slowest of which is way under a minute. I want this to change say once a day so it acts more like a real picture frame but instead rips through photos waaaay to fast. Even setting up my framechannel account and specifying the speed of the images there has no effect on the rss feed of the frame itself. Also it seems to take a long randonam amount of time to sync with framechannel and no manual way to tell it to update the images from the channel. It does update but VERY infrequently. These two flaws have left me a bit disappointed....more info
  • It worked for 5 minutes. (SPF-85H 8-Inch)
    Let me start by saying that the Samsung (SPF-85H 8-inch model) digital frame is very attractive with a discreet circular design on the frame, and buttons that light up and activate when you touch the bezel, otherwise they are invisible. The stand on the back is highly adjustable and has a rubber base to keep the frame from shifting. The screen is not widescreen, which is nice, and has an 800x600 resolution, also nice.

    With all that said, the frame only worked for a couple of minutes before it froze up and become inoperable. I downloaded about 1,900 photos from my computer into the frame. I downsized all the photos to 800x600 pixels and they took up about half of the built-in 1GB of storage. I started a slide show, then went into the menu to change some setting. After changing the setting an hour glass showed up in the corner of the screen and it froze. I let it sit for a few minutes, then I hit the power button to turn it off. I turned it back on, saw the SAMSUNG splash screen, then an hourglass, then it froze showing the photo directory with a question mark on every photo. It would not move out of that screen and none of the buttons responded.

    I called Samsung and they were unable to do anything for me and suggested I return the frame to the seller. The representative I spoke with at Samsung was very nice, and it was a pleasant experience. I'm sorry that the frame broke. It seemed very promising.

    All in all... if it didn't break it seems to be a great value....more info
  • Very dissapointed with the display quality
    The display is of very poor quality and it totally ruin the photos. It's a no match to some of the more expensive digital photo frames with the same resolution. If you really want a good digital photo frame that all your family would like to enjoy, go for some more expensive ones. ...more info
  • Great product, but zero directions/instructions
    From fooling around with this product, it appears to be well made, and to have ample features. But the key word is "appears". In my lifetime (61 years old) I have never bought a product, let alone a somewhat complicated product, that didn't include insructions. I went online and found the so-called manual, but found it not very helpful. I called customer service several times, and was actually told by one tech that "fooling around with it" was the only advise he could recommend. He said the on-line manual was not good. I was told to just keep calling with any questions. But, not knowing what the features are, I don't have enough information to even formulate a question. I'll "fool around" a little more, but will probably send this back. What a shame. I just don't have the time to "fool around"....more info
  • Great gift idea for the price
    Overall, I was pleased with the quality of the frame. Especially since it's at the low end of the price spectrum. The pictures come out very nicely and the 120 MB storage holds about 200 pictures, which is a lot more than I had expected. The only negative aspect is that it's not that easy to load the images onto the frame. You can't transfer them from a USB stick directly but need a computer. Also, there is no way to rotate pictures once they're on the frame.
    If you're looking for a nice gift idea and are not expecting a fancy mini computer behind the frame, this is a good product. ...more info
  • great, if you can keep it working.
    This frame was great at first. I set it to turn on and off so it was not wasting power at night. One day I noticed it was not turning on anymore so I tried to turn it on manually but it would not turn on. I had used it for maybe 3 weeks so far. I had t wiggle the cord every morning before it would get any power. After MANY calls to Samsung I was able to get them to send me a new cord. This process took an entire day since they kept hanging up on me or transferring me to the wrong person, etc. A few weeks later I get the cord and it is the wrong one. I had to do it all over again and finally got the correct cord. It worked for about a week or two and then one morning there was just a clock on the frame, no photos. Upon further inspection I found that all the photos that were on there were gone. It was almost like it had been reset except the on/off setting was intact. When I try to put more photos onto th frame my computer tells me I need to format the disk before I can use it. I tried updating the firmware, formatting and everything else I can think of. When I purchased this I got two, one for me and one for my Grandmother. I don't think I will be sending her the other one because I do not want t upset her when all her photos are gone and it stops working. I also got a letter from the store I purchased it from saying that the software that came with it contained a virus that was very harmful to any computers with Windows XP so that was awesome. Luckily I connected this frame to the only computer in the house that runs Vista so hopefully I should be ok. My computer has been acting funny since I tried to put new photos on it, maybe I will get the Vista version of tat letter in the mail soon.
    Also, just for the record. 99%+ of digital cameras are NOT 4x3 ratio. Any photographer (like myself) can tell you that all SLR/DSLR cameras are 2x3. When you put those photos on this frame they will look "widescreen" with the black bars on top and bottom. It is likely that 99% of point and shoot or compact digital cameras are 4x3 though. ...more info
  • Samsung SPF-71E 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame
    This review is for the Samsung SPF-71E 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame. I was doing some research and thought that this frame was 4:3, which is the ratio the majority of point-and-shoot cameras take. I was absolutely wrong...this frame is 16:9, which means that the majority of pictures will show up with bars on the left and right side.

    NOTE: This review is solely to let others know that the Samsung SPF-71E 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame is 16:9; I don't know anything about how this frame operates or how good it is otherwise....more info
  • Directionless
    This product had two pages of "directions" in english. However, these directions didn't tell you how to set up the frame at all. I even went on the products website to find some directions and the "how-to guide" was unavailable. After playing around with it for a half an hour or so I got some pictures on the frame but didn't like the image quality. They were not clear and didn't fill the entire frame without looking distorted. After my frustration set in I gave up and sent the product back....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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    ...more info
  • A Beautiful Way to Display Pictures!!!
    I bought this as a present for my mother. She loved it!!! Now, I have to be honest and tell you that I am not a computer genius and neither is she...so her daughter in law had to up load the pictures. She had no problems...NONE. It works beautifully!!!! My mom is soooo happy with her present. It displays pictures perfectly and beautifully!!! And best of all...now that someone showed her how to do it and use it...she knows how to use it herself. So I would say it is pretty simple to use....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
  • Great digital frame for the price
    I paid only $50 during Amazon's Christmas specials (not sure I'd pay $100), but my mother was able to get it working immediately, and she'd not the most tech-savvy person. The frame looks good (not cheap, like so many digital frames), and the resolution makes all your family pictures look infinitely better than the printed equivalent. I'm not sure I'm used to seeing digital frames around the house yet, but clearly there are going to be many more of them in the future!...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.

    Pro:

    1. Excellent price
    2. Sharp, detailed image
    3. Schedule on/off
    4. 4:3 aspect ratio
    5. Beautiful frame design
    6. Lots of features

    Con:

    1. Awful documentation
    2. Quality issue
    3. Over-reactive control
    4. Clock feature is inconsiderate...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
  • We liked it.
    The instructions for entering photos were not as clear as I had hoped. The actual upload is also a little complicated....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
  • 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.

    ...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
  • 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-85H Review
    This is a review of the Samsung SPF-85H (non-wireless version). Before I get started please be aware that there are many Samsung frames selectable from Amazon, but the reviews seems to be grouped together in one big pot.
    Now onto the review:
    For a digital picture frame the SPF-85H has very nice fit and finish. The frame exterior is not flat black. There are decorations textured into the frame. The power button is a little hard to find (if you don't know where it is) as it's on the back of the frame on the bottom left corner. The button is black so it tends to blend in. The controls on the frame are all touch sensitive. You touch the frame (not the screen) on the right side and they light up allowing you to make changes. After a number of seconds the buttons go dark and are like they were never there.

    The screen quality (I think) is very nice for a digital photo frame. This is my first 800x600 frame and I can definitely tell the difference. I had no dead pixels which was also a good thing.

    The menu system on the frame isn't bad. You can either go into the pictures menu, view the clock/calendar, or change settings.

    The pictures menu allows you to view photos from:
    1. The frame memory
    2. Attached USB thumb drive
    or 3. Inserted SD card.

    There does not appear to be a way to set the slideshow properties are far as order/random play.

    One of the settings of note is the ability to have the frame automatically turn on AND/OR off at a specific time of day. This is nice if you want the frame to always turn off after you go to bed so you don't have to remember to turn it off. Along those same lines you can have it automatically turn on whenever you want. You don't have to have both on and off settings enabled.

    There is no remote contol for this frame and that's one reason I had to take a star off. In this day and age almost everything has a remote control and although most people would just end up losing them, they are still nice to have.

    The frame only displays photos, so no movies. This is a bit of a disadvantage compared to most frames these days. Another reason therefore for the loss of a star.

    One quite interesting, if not geek attractive feature, is the ability to use the frame as an extension of your WINDOWS (sorry Mac) desktop. Effectively you can connect the frame via USB to your computer and then a menu system on the frame asks if you want to use the frame as attached storage (for adding/removing photos) or as a screen. This is made possible via the frame manager software that comes with the frame. This is cool because now you can move a browser of your choice over to the frame and then play a video or online slideshow (ex: flickr.com). You can conceivably throw something like skype onto it and chat with someone in that screen while using your entire main monitor for everything else.
    The only negative here of course is you have to keep it connected via USB and the USB port is on the side of the screen. It would have been nicer if the port was on the back.

    Importing photos onto the frame can be done in 1 of 3 ways.
    1. Via USB cable to your PC/MAC you can drag photos on the frame.
    2. Via USB thumb drive you can copy pictures or just play a slide-show right from the thumb drive. This effectively expands your total picture storage above the quite large built-in 1GB.
    3. Via SD card. As in #2 you can either play a slide show right from the card or you can copy to the frame.

    Both 2 and 3 require no interaction with a computer, so the frame doesn't really have to ever touch a computer again if you don't want it to.

    All in all, even though this frame lacks some of the standard features of other frames (movies, etc) the ability to use it as an actual LCD screen can be seen as quite a nice benny to some folks that would be keeping their frame in their computer room anyway. ...more info
  • Didn't like the image resolution
    When we finished uploading our pics to this frame, we were disappointed in the screen resolution; grainy & splotchy. Photos were taken with varying quality settings, some at nearly 2MB, but all looked same. We cropped some to fit the wide-screen; same result. Returning it today, still like our Kodak frame we got a year ago--will probably go with another similar....more info
  • Excellent!
    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
  • 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