Summary: Either the $1,297.85 price is a mistake or someone is seriously stupid when this frame was listed and thinks that someone will be stupid enough to buy this. Heck Sony http://store.sony.com/p/DPF-V1000/B/en/p/DPFV1000/B/BSTOCK has this for $199.99 Refurbed and reading this review when this was due to be released it was $300 March of 2009.
Summary: I loaded the device with hundreds of jpgs for my wife (all pretty much from the same digital camera source) and the frame thought 1/4 of the images were corrupted or missing thumbnails, etc. Reformatted the memory card, tried again. Same issues. Downloaded a bunch of stock photos to the frame just to try "photos from something else". Same general problem. The manual says to mark them so they aren't displayed anymore. I have a better idea.
Summary: I got one of these as a gift for my office. The image quality is fantastic. I had it a year and decided to order one for home. I found a great price on amazon and was worried about the quality so I only ordered 1. After I got it I was so happy I went to order some more but there were none available at that price. I keep checking back, tho.
Key feature missing. I would not buy if I knew that.
16 May 2011
Summary: DPF-V1000 is a nice frame overall, with very good picture quality, but lacking of features makes it look like a first generation digital frame. The key feature missing is that the frame does not have the option which set of pictures to display. Once pictures are transferred to the internal memory, the frame will display them all. To someone who have a lot of photos, and would want to show one set but not another depending on occasions, this is not the frame to buy.
Stuart Schneider "Author of books on collecti..., Amazon
29 April 2011
Summary: This is a high quality electronic picture frame that holds lots of pictures and doesn't care whether or not I have worked on the photos in Photoshop. Strangely, some frames will not show photos that have been corrected in Photoshop, they want them straight from the camera. This is a great gift for your mother or mother-in-law.
Summary: This frame was a Christmas gift and has been out of the box for 30 minutes. I have one thing to say: What a PAIN this frame is. First, it's gorgeous and the images displayed look as good as you hope they will. But here's the problem: It will not display ALL jpg images. It will display standard, but not progressive jpg files. My only other photo frame (Phillips) did not have this problem.
Summary: After reading some of the negative reviews about picture quality, I hesitantly bought the Sony digital frame for my parents as a Christmas gift, half expecting to have to send it back if the picture quality was less than excellent. I'm a professional photographer and use a Mac 30 inch monitor to view my work. I wouldn't be able to stand looking at subpar images.
Summary: Have bought a number of these Digital Photo viewers. This is the best. Have now had for over a year and still in perfect order. Plan to purchase another for my mom soon. I really like the schedule on and off function. Easy to get pictures in the unit also.