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Poll: Will you be buying a digital photo frame this year? (for yourself or others) (530 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you be buying a digital photo frame this year? (for yourself or others)

  1. I already have enough of them, so *NO*. (10 votes [1.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.86%

  2. I have *NO* plans on buying one. (82 votes [15.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.27%

  3. I plan to only buy one for MYSELF. (70 votes [13.04%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.04%

  4. I plan to only buy one (or more) for OTHERS. (253 votes [47.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.11%

  5. I plan to buy one for MYSELF and for OTHERS as a gift. (120 votes [22.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.35%

  6. I don't like pictures. (2 votes [0.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.37%

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#1 Marcster  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 8, 2007 - 8:39 pm

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My goodness -- are these things really that popular? I mean everyone, even Pep Boys, has at least one digital photo frame in their ad (some seem to have 3+, including keychain versions).

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#2 Bunniq  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 8, 2007 - 9:06 pm

I would like to get one for my sister and my mother. My sister loves to take pictures of her son and I think this would be a wonderful way for her to view her favorites while she at work.
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Posted Nov 8, 2007 - 9:56 pm

Yeah, I'm getting one for my Mom to have at work. Her desk is entirely too cluttered with frames so maybe this will help cut down on that.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 12:22 am

My sister only told me about two days ago that she was interested in having one of these. The apartment she lives in has stucco walls so it's very difficult or next to impossible to simply hang pictures and art on the walls, so she wants something to display all the pictures she has on her digital camera and laptop. The one at Target for 50 bucks seems pretty cool. I know it's only the Trutech brand, but if she really likes it and actually uses it we can always buy her a better one. Btw, how do these things work? Does she have to put her memory card from her camera in the frame or what exactly?
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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 3:38 am

Btw, how do these things work? Does she have to put her memory card from her camera in the frame or what exactly?


Typically, they'll have some memory built into the frame, enough for say 12 pictures.

They'll also typically have a digital card reader -- it's a great way to put those smaller digital cards that you've upgraded from to good use. You know, when your new camera "comes with" a 16mb or 32mb memory card and you put that asside and by a 1GB or 2GB memory card.

Well, now you have a use for those smaller cards.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 4:03 am

I'd love to pick up some cheap-o ones for the grandparent, great grandparents, etc.
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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 4:18 am

I don't plan on buying one myself but I plan on recieving one as a gift from someone else. :D
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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 4:23 am

I think I"m gonna get one for myself if the price is right. :) Gonna make calendars for everyone else, they've come to expect them. :D

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 4:39 am

My dad wants to get the wifi one.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 5:21 am

Getting some for gifts. Anyone have any suggestions on a good one??

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 5:25 am

I bought one on sale for about $45 about a month ago... I see in the ads now they are marked at about $50, so I guess the deal I found was okay!!! :)

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 5:44 am

If I find a good enough deal ($50 IMO is not a good enough deal) - then I will be getting one for my dad as well as my FIL and possibly my grandparents. :) I have one and I like it!

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 6:01 am

I have no plans of buyin one... but i might get to the store and onr of those key chains may be a last min, purchase.... i think they are neat

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 6:27 am

How can you find reviews?

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 6:56 am

Yeah, I am looking at getting one for my grandparents, so they can put their pictures on there from their Ireland and Thailand trips that they have recently taken. I may look to put on in my office, too.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 7:05 am

I've wanted one for a while, but my first priority is an external hard drive, so we'll see.
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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 7:16 am

I really don't want one.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 7:28 am

I don't plan on buying one, but they do seem a bit on the popular side for everybody else.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 7:36 am

Yep, these things are getting really popular. If I find them at a good price, I'd probably grab a couple.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 9:35 am

If the prices every come down where I can afford one I woudl but right now no plans

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 9:39 am

If the prices every come down where I can afford one I woudl but right now no plans


Some are under $40 for a 7".

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 9:47 am

Some are under $40 for a 7".


wow that is a pretty good price so maybe after all my gifts are bought I will get one for me :)

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 9:50 am

I see others have asked the same question I was thinking. Reviews on these?? A good deal isn't a good deal if the quality is poor. Anybody want to share their experiences with these? :confused:

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 9:53 am

No plans to buy one, but I'd like one. I will probably get one in a few years if the price on them keeps dropping like it did from last year to this year.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 9:58 am

I see others have asked the same question I was thinking.

Reviews on these??

A good deal isn't a good deal if the quality is poor.

Anybody want to share their experiences with these?
:confused:

Prices all seem to be "off brands". It'll be hit-or-miss to find reviews. You could try Googling for the model number plus the word review.

No plans to buy one, but I'd like one. I will probably get one in a few years if the price on them keeps dropping like it did from last year to this year.


Yeah, I remember prices being $129 - $199 last BF.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 11:13 am

I did try CR. Their ratings report was done a year ago. Showing the smaller 3frames scoring very poorly. The larger 3 scored ok. But I figured there must be some improvement in them since then. So I was wonder if anybody has or has seen a particular brand and can comment. I am interested in buying for gifts. Would save me a ton on picture purchases :yup: , as all the extended family seems to want 8 X 10's of my kids when I buy pictures.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 11:14 am

i just don't understand the point of them, so no, not buying one.
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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 1:49 pm

I see others have asked the same question I was thinking.

Reviews on these??

A good deal isn't a good deal if the quality is poor.

Anybody want to share their experiences with these?
:confused:


I did some research on these, as we are getting two for family members this Christmas. I went to Amazon.com and read lots of reviews. They had a decent deal on the Phillips 7 inch a while back, and there were about 250 reviews with 4+stars so we got that one. I have recieved them, but haven't taken them out of the boxes yet. We have to buy a little earlier than most people because we are delivering presents to my family on Thanksgiving, or I would have waited for a BF deal. I would say to try Amazon. They have lots of reviews and people seem to be very honest.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 2:04 pm

I will be buying a couple.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 2:19 pm

can anyone point out the ads for them all i see is kmart thanksgiving and i am not going out that day....




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