NEXTAR 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame with Slide Show and Music Function
Jennifer Bureau, Amazon
27 March 2009
Summary: I received this frame as a gift in 2007 and just recently decided to make use of it. After seeing the quality of the images and the horribly grainy/lined display I assumed it was a relatively cheap frame. Most photos are taken in a 4:3 display format and while this frame does support that (unlike some), you are of course left with a photo in the middle of the frame with two black sides to form it's square.
Summary: When the descriptions reads: This product is compatible with SD, MMC, MS Card and jump drives and includes the following accessories: remote control, AC Adaptor, USB Cable and AV Cable What it really is saying is: This product has no built in memory and so doesn't work at all unless you buy some for it, but we're not going to tell you that so you get order something else after you wait two weeks to get this.
Summary: While this frame had a lot of the features I was looking for at a decent price, the image quality was so bad that I returned it immediately. The frame stretched all of my images to fit a widescreen format, so everything was distorted. There wasn't any way to display with borders or by cropping the photos to prevent this distortion. I bought a Pandigital frame instead and was much more satisfied.
Summary: Got this as a wedding present recently, and I have to say that it's pretty good. Certainly not a name brand, but it's full of features that you wouldn't expect. Menu system is good. No on-board memory, so you can only have pictures from a memory card or a USB drive. Picture quality isn't bad, but it definitely isn't amazing.
Summary: All the features of some of the expensive brands, but cost less. This frame is often a sale frame at many stores and outlet places, but don't let it's name fool you. It has all the good features of many of the frames of this class, MPEG/AVI capable movie play, MP3 player, and of course, standard class 480x234 display. Interchangeable frames as well (3).
Summary: If you haven't bought this frame yet, don't buy it. Look elsewhere. I got this as a gift and was determined to make it work. If you set the aspect ratio to 4:3 then your pictures will display properly, but won't fill up the screen. The default is 16:9 which stretches the photos and distorts them. The trick is to distort (compress) them so that look ok when stretched. Using a photo editing tool, select a 1000 by 500 pixel portion of your photo.
Summary: Sure this frame seems like a good value... lots of features at an affordable price. You may even have scored one at some after Thanksgiving Day sale like I did for even less than what Amazon lists it ($49 at Herbergers). But features and price don't count for much if the end result is horrible. I needed only plug in my camera's SD card for one minute to see this frame is a waste.
Summary: I bought this for my wife for Christmas and got a 1Gb SD card for it as well. I started loading in pictures on the card but there's no point in putting alot on it. This thing is slower than molasses and most images don't look very good. Not the best gift I ever gave her...fortunately I bought jewelry as well!