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Model SPDPF70E

Screen Size 7"

Card Reader Function Yes

Specifications File Format Supported: JPEG

Automatic Slide Show: Yes

Rotation: 270 degrees

Screen Size: 7" (diagonally)

Resolution: 480 x 234

Brightness: 350 cd/SQM

Contrast: Ratio 300:1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Card Support: Secure Digital (SD) Multimedia Card (MMC) xD Memory Stick (MS)

Power Supply: 100-240V AC 50/60HZ

Card Reader: Built-in

Maximum picture size: 10 megapixels

Control options: Key-Press control


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NOW: $39.99 - $10 off promo code FRAME11410 = $29.99 + Shipping





Edited by aprncess
added a code i found for 10.00 off
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My family constantly teases me about "scamming" - that is until they all realized the money I saved. Now they all love to ask me, "How much did you really pay for this?" I love it when paying less means I can do nice things for my family that I could otherwise not afford. :)
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I am also in the market for several digital frames, and want to find good ones. Without actually seeing them in person, it's sort of difficult, so I'm always looking at consumer reviews. Here's some information I found at shortcourses.com regarding digital frames. The very last paragraph may shed some light on this particular frame based on its resolution of 480x234 (analog).


Size and resolution are two of the key determinants of the quality of the displayed image and the price of the frame. Specs are hard to come by so comparisons are almost impossible but the relation between these two features is critical. Available resolutions are much like those on other digital devices; 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024. For any one of these resolutions image quality will decrease as the screen gets larger because the available pixels are spread over a larger area.


To calculate the pixel density of a screen you first calculate the screen's viewing area and resolution. For example, if the screen is 4 x 6 inches and the resolution is 640 x 480, 4 x 6 = 24 square inches and 640 x 480 equals 307, 200 total pixels. You then divide the total pixels by the square inches to find the pixels per square inch-307200/24=12,800 pixels per inch. The square root of this number will give you the pixels per inch, in this case about 113.


Higher numbers are better, but exact comparisons can only be made between screens of roughly the same size.


Pixel pitch is the distance between pixels center to center and smaller numbers are better. This number gives you an idea of the density of pixels and will be larger on a large screen with low resolution.


Number of colors has a huge impact on how good your photos will look. Low-quality screens will have thousands (usually 256,000) and high quality screens will have millions.


Display technology also has a huge effect on how good your images appear. The best screen technology is currently active matrix thin film transistor (TFT).


Adjustable brightness, especially auto adjustment, improves the display of your images as the ambient light changes.


Viewing angles indicate the angles at which images can be viewed horizontally and vertically. Higher numbers are better.


Contrast ratio is the difference in brightness between pure white and black on the screen. Higher numbers are better.


Style, or the "look," of these frames vary widely. However, you aren't locked in to a given look if your frame lets you change frames, sometimes called bezels, and mats if the device uses them.


Display and mounting. Many frames offer both table display and wall mounting. (Remember wall mounted frames still need an electrical connection so there is an unsightly wire to deal with).


Orientation on some frames can be changed to portrait or landscape orientation and when you rotate the frame the photos should rotate to match. When the frame is in landscape mode, portrait photos appear much smaller. When the frame is in portrait mode, landscape photos are the ones that appear smaller.


Aspect ratio often determines if an image is cropped for display. (Ideally a frame won't crop your images or at least give you the option of a full-image display). On screens that do crop photos with an aspect ratio different from the screen's, two sides are cropped so the screen is filled by the central portion of the image. If you want control over this process you can crop your images in a photo-editing program before sending them to the frame. A few frames can display images in an HDTV aspect ratio of 16:9 but most use the TV aspect ratio of 4:3 or the 35mm film ratio of 1:1.5. Be careful when considering aspect ratios. HDTV shaped frames may look sexy but one new one has a resolution of only 480 x 234. If you display portrait oriented images they will either be very small on the screen or heavily cropped.


Analog or digital. Digital screens are better so companies that use older analog technology usually omit any reference to it in their frame's specifications. Generally you can identify analog panels because their resolution differs from the standard sizes used in digital devices— 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024. Instead their resolution will be something like 960 x 234 or 480 x 234.

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