Summary: A totally different product from the 7" one, and much better. The controls are more robust and easier to understand, the picture quality is excellent for the price. The instructions are good and you can download all the information you need from the Philips website if you lose them. The frame detects its own orientation and displays pictures accordingly.
Great item, good finish, a little clunky menu, questionable battery
Shareque "ShareQue", Amazon
18 February 2008
Summary: I bought this item after researching extensively and reading through all reviews for this frame. I must say i am very impressed by this item. Its true thats ome of the pictures need to be resized to fit perfectly, but that is a minor issue, if you dont mind some pictures having a black/white/grey bar on both sides (depending onw hich background colour you choose).
Summary: The appearance of the frame is elegant and the image quality is also good . My complaint is with the documentation . For example having loaded images using the supplied software the memory is full . I am left wondering whether I can create additional slide shows that do not rely on the internal memory . There is nothing in the instructions to tell me if this is possible or how to do it .
Summary: Thanks to Ben for his post on sizing the photo's for proper display. I have been somewhat frustrated with getting the best image size for that frame that allows the most photo's to be loaded into internal memory. I am using a mac so the bundled software was of no use. After reading information on the net I decided to convert the images to 680 X 480 @ 105 pixels per inch. I also saved the jpeg files at 12 the highest possible quality setting in Photoshop elements.
Summary: This is a great frame - it looks good, the quality of the photos are superb and it is very easy to use. So what is the problem? I purchased this frame on behalf of my parents, who were delighted with it, until the battery went flat and we got out the AC power adapter to recharge it and found it was a 2 pin plug not compatible for use in the U.K.
Summary: Built in software on the frame is easy to use using the 3 navigation buttons. Useful insight from Ben in other review on resizing to 688x488. I used photoshop elements to resize, haven't tried SW that comes on CD. I re-size to 344x488 for portait, then turn on the collage function so that portraits are shown with a few additional small croped prints that fills the frame (almost looks like one of those sets from a school photograph) and just adds an interesting variation.
Summary: I am the happy owner of one of these digital photo frames by Philips. Having seen the 7'' version in person, I was positively impressed by the screen quality (superior of any others I've seen; Kodak goes near but what an ugly frame! :D and, BTW, why Sony is still out of this market?!?) and decided to buy the 9'' one.
Summary: This supposedly 9" frame has screen dimensions of 17.0 x 11.1cm. (not 18 x 13cm as claimed by Philips). The diagonal is 8", not 9". The screen is smaller than a standard 7"x5" printed photo. And I was naively expecting it to be the same size as a 9" print (ie 9" x 6"). I'm tempted to contact trading standards.
Excerpt: Those of you who read my review of the Epson Perfection scanner know I’ve been scanning in favourite photos for displaying in a digital photo frame and this is the photo frame in question. Well, we all know these are quite expensive at the moment and some are less than nice to look at but I’ve got this as a combined birthday and fathers day present for my dad so its okay to be expensive because it is a perfect present for him.
Pros: An excellent way to display your photo's, looks superb and is easy to use
Cons: Expensive at the moment, but they all are no matter who makes them