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ViewSonic DPG801BK
5.5 out of 10

ViewSonic DPG801BK

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Overall 10
10

Good

Brad D., Newegg
6 January 2009
  • Summary: Worth the extra bucks.
  • Pros: Looks great. The extra pixels make the diffrence.
  • Cons: A little slow. But I was loading from the card with large pictures.
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful frame, could use a few improvements

chad g., Newegg
26 December 2008
  • Summary: I would absolutely recommend this frame, and the cons are really trivial overall. It is well worth the extra few dollars to purchase a frame with a good resolution. Additionally, the 4x3 aspect ratio makes this frame much better than a 'widescreen' picture frame, because it will fit the entire...
  • Pros: 800x600 resolution provides a crisp, beautiful image. Colors are bright and lifelike. 512M built in memory is a great plus, I've got over 500 pictures and still have room. Good build quality, and the border around the frame provides a nice, clean, modern look. Front panel touch controls are respo...
  • Cons: The cons are rather small, but go to overall fit and finish. The problem lies with the available slide show options. The interval between pictures begins with 5 seconds, then jumps to 30 seconds. It would be nice to see another option between these two times. In addition, there are just a few tra...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the price...

Anonymous, Newegg
25 December 2008
  • Summary: Other have said that transferring files directly to it can be slow and that may be, but I just got a 8GB memory card for it. I transferred the files to the memory card, before putting it into the frame. Much easier.
  • Pros: Not bad. I purchased this as a gift and now may get one for myself. I really preferred one with a wooden border and not so "modern" looking, but this frame is being sold at a great price on here.
  • Cons: Not really a "con", but this frame is very glossy. It is near impossible to keep fingerprints off it. They don't show up when the screen is lit though.
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Overall 10
10

believe the hype

Pascal W., Newegg
24 December 2008
  • Summary: 1-reformat immediately, 2-resize all your pics to 800x600 max quality (2 words...BATCH RESIZE), 3-select all/copy/paste, 4-celebrate your accomplishment.....USB xfer time is not really an issue people, do you upload pics 4X a day?
  • Pros: Excellent picture quality, adjustable brightness, easy to use controls (if your IQ>71), it's 4:3 so max usage of screen, frame is nice looking and well made, internal memory enough for >1000pics; higher quality than kodak, i have them both.
  • Cons: USB xfer is slow, don't know why, needs firmware fix; power wart only 5' long and very inefficient (<20%)...it's a 50W room heater. Wrong choice for 13yr olds and first time electronic device purchasers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Frame

Sripathi N., Newegg
23 December 2008
  • Summary: Haven't played around too much with this yet but initial thoughts are as follows: Pictures are sharp and clear. I left this running for a couple of days at a stretch and the pics and frame were just fine. The interface does seem a bit slow but acceptable.
  • Pros: Good Resolution 800x600. Few frames offer this resolution for this low a price Dual Voltage Easy to set up and transfer photos *NOT* widescreen so I don't face problems with my digital camera pics getting cropped or showing black borders
  • Cons: Doesn't accept USB drive or CF card Limited options for photo recycle frequency
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Overall 10
10

Nice resolution

Anonymous, Newegg
22 December 2008
  • Summary: Have not tried connecting this to my computer through USB. I use a 2GB SD card. I'm sure you would have to spend a lot more money to get any better of a picture.
  • Pros: Screen resolution and size is very nice for a digital photo frame. Photos look great, and so do videos. Touch controls work just fine, have had no problems with them. Great price.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Cool frame

Jeff S., Newegg
21 December 2008
  • Summary: Grandma proof.
  • Pros: Very easy to set up and transfer files. Great way to enjoy tons of photos without having to print them.
  • Cons: Limited screen size. 24" + would be very cool. Plenty of on board memory.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good deal

Robert J., Newegg
20 December 2008
  • Summary: If you resize your pictures via your computer the 500megs of ram will hold thousands of photos. My 6mp camera photos are like 2 megabytes each, once reduced to 800x600 jpegs they are 30-50k each. Thats 40 times more photos if you do this prior to transferring the photos.
  • Pros: Its 800x600 resolution. What this means is you get full rez from your pictures. Most cameras ccd is 4:3 shape not widescreen. The wide screen picture viewers waste rez. Size is good for price range easy to use
  • Cons: Clock function should allow placement of where the clock and calander appear. Poor video support, only motion jpegs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid LCD Frame

Kenneth S., Newegg
19 December 2008
  • Summary: Overall, it's a great bang for the buck item.
  • Pros: I bought these as gifts for Christmas, so I personally don't have them anymore. During setup, the screen was bright, the menus clear and a lot of options. It has a large 512mb on board, so that you can store movies and music to go with the slide show.
  • Cons: The USB interface is somewhat slow. There is no random effects for changing pictures in slideshow.
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Overall 10
10

The Best Feature/Cost Ratio

Simon C., Newegg
19 December 2008
  • Summary: I hope ViewSonic provides updated firmware to address some of the UI issues others have mentioned. It's unfortunate that the firmware does not live up to the great hardware!
  • Pros: After very thorough research, this photo frame came up at the top. It has the best screen and user interface for an 8" frame by a long shot. It's simple to use, and a good bet for basic users and family members. You can just send them a cheap SD card with your photos.
  • Cons: I wish it could be configured to play slideshows on power-up, without the user having to poke at the UI. Also the power button is a small slider at the back, and hard to find without picking up the unit. Why make a device with a great touch-based UI and then hide the on/off switch at the back? I ...
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