Summary: The VistaFrame has turned out to be more of a novelty, rather than a good piece of photo displaying equipment. The resolution of the pictues displayed is grainy. The further away you view the display, the better it appears. None the less, it is fun to display pictures like this without the necessity of the computer.
Summary: I was very excited to see this frame, and thought that would be a perfect gift for a fellow geek. I was extremely disappointed to see poor the picture quality - it looked like the photos were taken using one of the first generation digital cameras that came on the market some 10 years ago. The resolution was similar to my first palm pilot (IIIx), just enlarged. I sent it back after trying to get it to display pictures where you could actually see peoples faces.
The screens flickers and green colors show as black
Anthony Mai "picture frame", Amazon
17 September 2008
Summary: I purchased one of these and returned it the next day. The screen flickers and for any photos that have green colors in them (especially dark green) look black. I ended up buying a 8x10 digital picture frame with 800x600 resolution from Pacific Digital (no PC required). The pictures are great!
Summary: This is a great product, a fine gift, espcially for those who love photographs but are not techie or don't have a computer. I was diappointed in the auto shut-off feature that couldn't be disabled, but the fix below from our friend " A customer from West Des Moines, Ia" is brilliant and worked for me the first time, with less than three minutes time invested. The company should send him/her a dozen of these picture frames for figuring this out!
Summary: My boyfriend gave me this digital picture frame as a gift, and we were both quite disappointed by the resolution. The picture quality is quite poor, and nothing like the great pictures they show on advertisements or the box. You can see each pixel on the screen, and you must be a specific distance away to truly enjoy the photographs. Perhaps we are just spoiled by the great quality we can see on our computer.
Summary: Have to disagree with previous poster - the Vialta Vistaframe is superb. I haven't seen any pixelation on my pix. I keep the frame on my desk at work and it is much admired. I love it to pieces. My only complaint is its price, when they eventually come down in price I'll get one for home use. Also the power-saving shutoff only kicks in after 2 hours which I think is too long.
Summary: I agree the auto turnoff is a real annoyance. Especially since you have to scroll around and reselect your photo directory and hit the play button if the unit has been off for two or more hours. This power saver feature can be easily bypassed by placing a white sheet of paper about 1/8" in front of the motion sensor windows. I slip a sliver of paper about 1/4" x 1" into the motion sensor windows tucking the ends behind the metal.