Coby DP702 7-Inch Widescreen Digital Photo Frame (Woodgrain)
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295 of 300 found the following review helpful:
A good little frame for the price Jun 04, 2009
By PT Cruiser
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/RDAW90063I6JX This is a good little photo frame for this price range. It has lots of features and the menus are easy to maneuver. Once you've set the brightness and contrast settings the pictures look pretty good. We enjoy using the frame. It's a good size for using on a desk.
I know a video review isn't ideal since the resolution gets changed when uploading to this website, and just taking a picture of something that is lighted like this leaves something to be desired, but I wanted to give everyone some idea of the features. The photos actually look better in person for some reason. I think it's like taking a photo of a TV screen, it never looks as good. For example, the menus aren't really readable on the video but they're easy to read in person.
I hope this helps you in making a decision on this frame.
44 of 46 found the following review helpful:
Good Digital Picture Frame - FOR THE PRICE! Recommended May 11, 2009
By C. F. Hill
The Coby "DP702 7-Inch Widescreen Digital Photo Frame" is not a high-end multi-media device, and nor is it priced like one. This frame is a low cost, but feature rich device that gives you a lot functionality for very little money. It is, in fact, a real bargain!
Here are my observations:
* Acceptable picture quality - FOR THE PRICE
* The wood grain frame is attractive
* Included Remote Control
* Accepts a wide variety of memory cards (SD, MMC, MS, xD, and CF card slots, as well as USB for flash memory drives)
* Plays pictures in Slide Show, Audio Files, and Videos
* Slide show starts automatically if no buttons are pressed when the device is powered on
* Sound is decent through built in speakers
* Menu is a little difficult to navigate
* Not really practical to hang on a wall due to the power cord
* No internal memory (but memory cards are cheap, see SanDisk 1 GB Secure Digital SD Card (SDSDB-1024, Bulk Package) for example)
So, this INEXPENSIVE frame is not perfect and has somewhat marginal picture quality, but I truly think that this one of the rare cases where you get more than you pay for. There are better frames available, but you will certainly pay more for them as well.
Recommended, but only if you understand that you are buying a value priced device with some limitations.
35 of 36 found the following review helpful:
Good as long as I remember how it works... May 28, 2009
I find this to be a decent picture frame. Recognized my Sony USB flash drive and went into slideshow mode a few seconds after plugging it into the frame with no problem. Initially, I thought the picture quality was horrible, but upon further investigation, found the default settings for sharpness and saturation were at 0% - once I went into settings and increased them, the picture quality improved to a point that I am content with the quality. No, it's not the best resolution, but good enough to enjoy the memories and not be obsessed with pixelation. Pictures not the standard size have a tendency to get cropped. The smaller images have all gotten centered. You can adjust the length of time pictures stays on screen during slideshow. You can also listen to music at the same time you view the slideshow (if you have audio files loaded onto the same drive as the pictures, the music will start playing automatically). This is where the frame starts having trouble - it seems it's having a hard time processing all the activity at once. When I viewed slideshow with music together, often the audio track would skip or sound staticky and/or the frame would black out for a couple of seconds. There is a way to turn music off/pause while viewing slideshows, so you don't have to listen to it all day since the playlist repeats. There is glare to the screen depending on from which angle you view the frame. The best angle to view it from is either directly in front or slightly above the frame. You can use the frame as a music player, or a wall clock with calendar while not viewing pictures. The volume can be adjusted to a comfortable level. The frame also has an alarm feature - which automatically uses the highest volume setting regardless of where you have the volume set for music, so watch out! The alarm sound, in case you're interested, is a deep bell tone, followed by "cuckoo" (repeat). One thing I wish the frame had was a way to control which folders on your flash/memory drive the frame will go into to pull pictures from. As it is, it'll pull from every folder there is, so if you have a folder with pictures for an office document along with the family pictures, you have just a good a chance at watching charts and graphs go by as your family members. This means, your card you use for this frame has to be solely dedicated to pictures you want on the frame unless you don't mind the other stuff popping up.
The most difficult part is remembering which buttons to press to get to the right menu screens you need to change settings! You'll probably need to do some digging around in the manual to understand how to do everything you want. Once you get everything set and forget about it for a couple months, you'll come back to the frame and realize you need to learn how to work it all over again, so keep your manual handy. This frame might drive the nitpickers crazy, but I just let it go in the background and forget about the little blips for the most part while I'm doing other tasks. If you can do the same, it's not a bad frame.
18 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Coby DP702 7" Digital Photo Frame FAT 32 Format only! Dec 14, 2009
By J. Hicks
I bought the frame on Amazon for a gift. The picture quality is on the below average side. What I was really disappointed about was the fact that I bought a 2 GB SD card and filled it up, only to find that the frame uses outdated technology that only accepts 500 megabytes per SD card, no matter how much the card can actually hold. If you still want the frame don't bother with a card larger than 500mb because it would be wasted with the frame. Basically the frame tells you there are no photos on the card if there are more than 500 mb of information on your SD card. The frame is not compatible with SDHC cards. Buyer Beware!!! If I had it to do over again, I would NOT buy this frame.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
does not read sdhc cards Jul 10, 2009
By J. Scott
I got the product and it is my first one. so i see nothing wrong with it other than the fact that it does not read 4G SDHC cards. i have an SD 2G card that works fine but anything over 2G is SDHC. it wont read the HC cards at all. otherwise very good product.
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