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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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#31 Marcster  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 2:20 pm

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


Pick a store... every store has at least one up for sale on BF.

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#32 krissy72  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 2:30 pm

I want one for myself.... I will have to tell DD9 to tell her dad and Grandma I want one.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 2:42 pm

Check the Ace Hardware ad. I am pretty sure there is one in there.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 2:48 pm

Check the Ace Hardware ad. I am pretty sure there is one in there.


Ace, Pep Boys, Target, Best Buy, you name it...

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 3:38 pm

i am looking for one for my step son who lives in minnisota,we havent seen him in 2 years.this would be a perfect gift.but i really have no clue on what i am buying,all i know is that i want one with the internal memory so i can load it up before i ship it.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 4:06 pm

Read the reviews and product descriptions on Amazon. They usually tell how much memory is available on the frame. Our Philips holds 50 picts. And what kind of camera cards work so you can look at more picts.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 8:14 pm

I would like to get one for my husband. He works in NY and we live in PA, so he only comes home on his weekends. I'd like to surprise him with some family pics, and we can update it.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 8:38 pm

I'd like one but the prices have to drop at least another $30 before I'll buy one. They have to be around $30 for me to even consider buy one at all.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 8:49 pm

Read the reviews and product descriptions on Amazon. They usually tell how much memory is available on the frame. Our Philips holds 50 picts. And what kind of camera cards work so you can look at more picts.


It has to be one with a digital card reader -- not all of the digital photo frames have that feature, but most newer models will.

I'd like one but the prices have to drop at least another $30 before I'll buy one. They have to be around $30 for me to even consider buy one at all.


Wow, you drive a hard bargain -- they're basically small LCD monitors -- they probably won't hit $30 till next year. The best deal I've found is the 7" at PepBoys for $39.98 after rebate. If you are one of the first 50 people in line at 5 am, you'll get a $10 gift card -- that would make it $29.98 AR. So there you go. ;)

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 8:56 pm

i just don't understand the point of them, so no, not buying one.


Exactly my thoughts.

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 10:29 pm

It has to be one with a digital card reader -- not all of the digital photo frames have that feature, but most newer models will.



Wow, you drive a hard bargain -- they're basically small LCD monitors -- they probably won't hit $30 till next year. The best deal I've found is the 7" at PepBoys for $39.98 after rebate. If you are one of the first 50 people in line at 5 am, you'll get a $10 gift card -- that would make it $29.98 AR. So there you go. ;)


Where does the one at Ace stack up against the one at PepBoys? I'm looking for the best deal under $50. Can anyone give me advise on where to focus?

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 11:07 pm

It has to be one with a digital card reader -- not all of the digital photo frames have that feature, but most newer models will.



Wow, you drive a hard bargain -- they're basically small LCD monitors -- they probably won't hit $30 till next year. The best deal I've found is the 7" at PepBoys for $39.98 after rebate. If you are one of the first 50 people in line at 5 am, you'll get a $10 gift card -- that would make it $29.98 AR. So there you go. ;)


And that is exactly why I wont be purchasing one this year. I say in 2009 black friday I might purchase one, the prices will have dropped a lot by then.

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Posted Nov 10, 2007 - 9:35 am

They were the gift for each of the parents last year along with the 1GB SD card that I loaded about 400 pictures of all the kids and grandkids for each of them. They loved them. Now I want one for myself

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Posted Nov 10, 2007 - 10:24 am

i have this one and it seems good to me but other people have not given it great reviews... i'm thinking some of them need to read the instructions better lol

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1182558122162

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Posted Nov 10, 2007 - 12:40 pm

I think it is a really neat idea. But I just don't want a $50.00 to a $100.00 picture frame. Thats a lot of money no matter how many pictures it flashes for a frame that sits there and collects dust. Just my 2 cents.

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Posted Nov 11, 2007 - 10:25 am

i've got the keychain that was so popular last year from Office Max (i think) it was only 5.00 so i bought 3 i FORGOT about 2 of them and will give them as stocking stuffer gifts to my folks and girlfriend. the keychain screen is TINY and the battery ran out QUICK but for 5 bucks it was worth it. i would like a bigger frame w/ a card slot but it would have to be around 30.00 for me to actually buy one.

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Posted Nov 11, 2007 - 2:50 pm

I fyou have a aldi close to you, they have have them for 59.99 now.

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Posted Nov 11, 2007 - 3:09 pm

My Aldis was already sold out. I am looking at circuit city on bf. Originally 80 on sale for 50.

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Posted Nov 11, 2007 - 3:22 pm

Most of the digital frames have 32MB-128MB of internal memory. If you scale the picture down to the same resolution of the frame it will fit hundreds of pictures on internal memory.

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 11, 2007 - 3:55 pm

I got the Trutech frame that Target offered last year. I personally have had great luck with it. It's not as clear as the Kodak ones but for the $79 I paid I was happy. Also, my Target has all their digital photo frames on display in store. So you can check them out before you buy them.

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Posted Nov 11, 2007 - 9:47 pm

Last year, I just didnt get it. I couldnt understand why anyone would want one of these. But this year, we have an 18 y/o daughter who has moved to England to study for 3 years. We thought this would be a really great gift for her. Im just at a loss as to which one to buy. Im open to any ideas you may have. Thanks!

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 7:22 am

Can anyone tell me what brand and model number the photo frame is at Ace Hardware?

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 8:06 am

Meijer is going to have a gfm frame for 29.99 (save $50). After seeing that I may get a few for friends and family that live overseas! :yup:

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 8:30 am

What I am coming up with is most stores are offering the Nextar brand, at least in the 7" for 49.00. Can anyone speak to the quality of this frame?

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 9:46 am

Meijer is going to have a gfm frame for 29.99 (save $50). After seeing that I may get a few for friends and family that live overseas! :yup:


That was my plan also - but thinking about it - the frames need power and usually come with an AC adapter - so you would need to check into whether the power adaptor will be compatible with the local power supply (voltage etc).

I am still thinking about it - but will probably buy from AmazonUK (in my case) to make sure that are no issues with compatibility.

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 4:33 pm

I was thinking that they all ran on batteries or an ac adaptor. Can anyone tell me if that is true? My daughter is in the UK so I need to send her something that will use batteries.

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 4:44 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?
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Well, the kids gave me one of the Kodak 5.6" ones for my birthday this week and, while I like it, we have it in the den, where we have the family computer with the 19" LCD Monitor that runs a photo slideshow as a screensaver, so it seems very overshadowed. The quality of the pics is not what I expected.

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Posted Nov 12, 2007 - 4:50 pm

Kohls has the Nextstar- a 2 pack for $59.99 after rebate. There's your $30 frame.

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 2:36 pm

Kohls has the Nextstar- a 2 pack for $59.99 after rebate. There's your $30 frame.


I'm pretty sure that means it has two different faceplates (ie silver or black). You're not getting 2 separate screens.

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 2:38 pm

Mods--- Is it possible that we could get a sticky for The Official Black Friday Digital Photo Frame Discussion??




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