Agree with others, there are better frames out there
23 May 2013
Summary: This was something I expected to be an easy setup. I work in IT so expected plug, plug, insert, done. Everything was plugged in and I loaded the memory card with one photo to test. The frame didnt recognize my memory card. I then copied over to a usb drive and plugged that in. It asked if I wanted to copy over all images. I said yes and it uploaded my picture. I went to view it and got a 'Not Support'.
Summary: My girlfriend and I picked up the Phillips Photoframe so I can send it to my elderly mother as a gift. Because she lives very far away, I won't be able to assist her with any technical aspects. I basically need it to be VERY easy to turn on and use. According to the box it is. First of all, the documentation is abysmal. It basically tells you how to turn it on and extend the support to stand up the frame. The menu is absolutely counter-intuitive.
Summary: First off, you should know that I have a Sony frame, and that it was natural for me to compare the two. As far as SIZE, the image on the box is deceptive. The ratio of the matting and frame to the actual picture area is not accurate. The active picture area is however the same as the Sony. As for the FRAME itself, the Sony has only a small black flat area around the active picture area, versus a matted area and wood-looking frame that the Philips has.
Summary: This Philips digital frame is attractive, I really enjoy the wood and matted look. Definitely much more attractive than the standard photo frame. It did take me some time to figure out all the controls, but after using it awhile, it has become easy enough. The internal memory size is decent, which comes in handy if you don't have a lot of extra SD cards, which I do not and I prefer to keep the frame at my office. Picture quality = fantastic!
Summary: So we picked up two of these for our parents for Christmas tomorrow. I sat down to load them with pix because neither set of parents are tech savvy. WWEEELLLL we ran out and picked up a 2gb zip drive to throw the pix on and upload. Supposedly all one need to do is plug in the zip and it automatically will ask you if you want to save the pix to internal memory. HA! yeah.... no such luck.
Summary: We got this as a gift for my mother in law. As a favor (since we are tech savvy and she is not), we thought we'd upload some photos for her before we gave it to her. There are so many issues here, it is hard to know where to start: 1) It is NOT intuitive. I found the controls very difficult to use, and the minimal User Manual was almost useless. 2) The main menu icons are just icons, it doesn't tell you what they are.
Summary: I was really angry at myself for impulsively buying this when I found it on sale. It was quite inexpensive ($57, marked down from $80-ish) and I've always liked and trusted Philips products. I would have returned it, but decided I was too invested in it after about three hours of fiddling with it. First, the instructions said it came with an alternative frame matting. It didn't. It said the controls were "simplified" and "intuitive".