Summary: This is not a bad frame, but for the price it could be much better. I also own a budget frame, which was less than half the price of this one, and it is better in many ways. I was very disappointed by the slow, choppy slide transitions.
Pros: Nice, clear screen. Reasonably high resolution, on par with other frames of this size/price. Physically attractive, two face plates, functional menu system. Built-in speakers, broad range of memory card support. Auto-rotate is convenient.
Cons: Video. While it does work, there is no option to use it during photo slideshows. You either are watching a video, or watching a photo slideshow. Also, video from a camera is usually shot at 640x480 and the frame plays it as such. This means you will have black bars on all four sides of your video...
Summary: if that sounds good to you, it's a deal. for now, my discount store special with poor picture quality is more reliable, has more features and was about as expensive.
Pros: great picture
Cons: it does not downsize many of my pics and many i have downsized to 800x600 do not fill the screen at all. They have identical properties to others that do show full-screen but they will not. It's frustrating. the processor is slow and gets confused needing a reboot. it has no calendar or clock/ala...
Summary: It's so good that several friends have bought the same model after seeing it at my house. It may not have all the bells and whistles as other models, but it does what it is supposed to do quite well. Screen is very crisp and sharp and the high resolution makes all the difference.
Summary: I converted all my 200 pictures to be 800x600 with a black background. This solved my minor complaints and saves a lot of memory space on the flash card. I wrote a script file to resize and re-canvas them automatically in Paint Shop Pro 8 to 800x600 with a black background where needed.
Pros: I love my ViewSonic DPX802. The 800x600 display is bright and clear. I have not used the remote control yet.
Cons: 1. if you do not resize the picture to the native 800x600 1.333 aspect ratio (or 600x800 if you run the stand vertically) then the white background shows. Even my 2304x1728 pics which have a 1.333 aspect ratio added a single column of white pixels on either side of the picture. 2. The background ...
Pros: The picture quality and brightness are just stunning. It really is an amazingly good picture, we even had to turn the brightness down on the frame. It is wonderful how you can just stick in your media and a slideshow of it starts, this is just what we wanted in a frame.
Cons: The interface, while easily usable, leaves a lot to be desired. In particular walking through a large number of photos must be done one photo at a time, with one click per photo. The ability to tag or organize photos would be nice.