Reviews and Problems with SmartParts 8.4-inch Digital Picture Frame
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3 July 2012
Summary: I bought this frame to replace one like it that I had for many years. It was exactly what I wanted. The picture is clear and it is very easy to operate. Using program that came with it and the internal memory, this frame holds a massive amount of pictures.
Summary: Looking at the previous reviews, this is only a picture frame and not a super computer. This product performs just fine, but you may need to resized large images. You cannot load this frame up with 1000 5mb photographs and expect it to act smooth like a desktop. Similarly for the MP3's you cannot load 1000 songs that are all done in HQ 360kbps...once again, it's a picture frame, not a desktop PC.
Summary: Eventually I figured out how to load jpg's which is all I wanted to load. The quality of the pictures on the screen are excellent. BUT, after I loaded it I wrapped it as a present and it was opened 4 days later. Guess what ? it wouldn't turn on, the remote didn't work but after many, many trying to turn it on, plugging and unplugging, it finally came on. The remote never worked and after about 4 1/2 months neither did the frame.
Summary: This frame was the absolute best frame I could find! Price was no object and it was a great deal! Everyone that sees this frame is jealous. Digital frames became very popular and this one blows them all away!
Summary: I've owned this three years now and I wish I had purchased a different brand. I had problems with the software from day one. Nothing worked the way it was supposed to and it was very difficult to get pictures loaded to the memory of the picture frame and then to edit the list of pictures once they were there. The manual was useless and their web site did not provide any support info.
Summary: After reading reviews of dozens of frames, and looking at a dozen or two in stores, it's clear that there are no perfect ones and this type of device hasn't yet matured into a stable, easy-to-use product. This SmartParts 8.4" model (it just says 8" on the box) -- well, I wouldn't pay full price for it, but CC had it on sale at some locations for about $70 off. I gave it to my father for his birthday.
Summary: Smartparts crams a lot of features into a budget photo frame. The pluses: Decent picture quality Lots of features The minuses: The firmware running this picture frame is buggy as all get out. Your 60-second interval slideshow will magically become a 3-second interval slide show. Your mp3's will quit playing in the middle of your slide show. Navigating enough times between the main screen and your slideshow will eventually crash the OS.
Summary: Our kids got their Dad one of these on his birthday for his office. He loves it! It is amazing! The picture quality is good and it is easy to use. What a great way to display lots of pictures. Just set it on "slideshow" and you can view hundreds of pics. A great xmas present too!
Summary: I bought this for my Mother-in-law's 70th Birthday so I only have to load images once (I hope)...which is a good thing! Picture quality is nice, and the wooden frame is much more traditional than others I've seen. It took a while to figure out how to work it with my MAC...and after that, it was still cumbersome to load images. It kept creating smaller duplicates of all images loaded.
Summary: Bought this for my daughter's birthday. Loaded pictures from her entire lifetime and from other members of the family. We like it so much that we are planning to purchase one for ourselves. The resolution on this frame is better than several others that we looked at. This is a key point if you are shopping for one of these frames.