Summary: I bought one of these frames as a gift for my girlfriend. I thought it would be nice to put all our holiday photos onto it for her birthday. When it arrived I thought it was a good looking piece of kit, sturdy and well built. Turning it on, and using the quick start guide I had no problems getting it up and running.
Philips 7" High Resolution Digital Photo Frame (7FF1M4/05)
Richard "Richard", Amazon
26 November 2007
Summary: Unfortunately I have to agree with some of the other reviewers. After an initial enthusiasm I have ultimately been extremely disappointed with the reliability of this product. I received one as a gift and instantly thought it was great: It looked good, well built, excellent picture quality. On the negative side the software / user guides were poor, but I eventually worked out how to load photos onto a compact flash - I had 1,000+ photos on one disk.
Summary: I have had one of these for about 18 months. The picture quality is excellent and when compared with lesser makes it is superb. If you take lots of digital pictures you really need one of these. Just stick your SD card in the bottom with your pictures on and Bob's your auntie. HOWEVER, about 1 week ago the picture kept disapearing. After a number of attempts to fix this it has now died completely (reset doesn't work and the pc wont recognise it when it's plugged in).
Summary: I agree with other reviewers that it does seem solid and well-built. I wish I could comment on the picture quality, but straight out of the box it displayed nothing but vertical lines on power-up, and resetting via the rear pin-hole made no difference. Philips' response was that I should return it for a replacement, so I'm waiting for that to be sorted out.
Summary: I have now had 3 of these photo frames and each one of them has completely died within a few weeks of purchase. Each time I take them back (or send them back) to the store and get a replacement and each time the same thing happens.
Summary: I was given this photo frame for Christmas. First impressions were good. The screen quality was excellent but it was all down hill after that. I loaded up a cf card with 1500+ photos resized to match the screen resolution & the unit tried to copy them into its internal memory without me asking it to. It stopped after a while when it was full. Left it displaying the photos on the cf card. After about 4 weeks the screen went blank & it never worked again.
Summary: Very, very bad experience with this product. It certainly looks nice and has extraordinarily high picture quality, but the dreadful quality of the firmware and documentation, backed up by mediocre techinical support from Philips, mean that you should think *very hard* before buying this product. Since I use film media, I used my Mac to down-sample the original scans from my Hasselblad (over 100MB!) before transferring them to the frame.
Summary: i was given one as a gift. It looks good up tp the point that you try and use it. Picture display is eratic with a lot of noise and distrotion of images. Flickering screen and generally unstable. after about an hours use it packs up and needs to switched off and started up again. Philips aftersales service conspicious by its absence. I've sent the rotten thing back for a refund.