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★★★★☆

“My big problem is the .mov files from the panasonic...”

Written on: 02/02/2008

Good Points
The pictures look great!

The timer is a good idea, but needs a control on which directories will be shown and to restart from where it left off.

Changed the size and compression and have over 7000 pictures that take up less than 1 gb on sd card. Needs to be in directories for some reason.

wifi works, at least when wep is not activated. I will try again.

I like the small remote, however, it needs more buttons on the frame for the directories if you forget to bring along the remote.

I like the way that the unit can be portrait or landscape.

Bad Points
The all black frame is not attractive, I might add some plastic tape around the picture. Adding frames to the picture itself takes too much time.

Works with jpg and movies from canon a70 but
NOT WITH MOV FILES FROM PANASONIC TZ1

No switch to turn off the sound. [workaround is to plug in a dummy plug in the earphone spot.

The good part is it will take any memory system, the pad is the thumbdrive usb connection takes a short wire and sticks out.

General Comments
My big problem is the .mov files from the panasonic that freeze.

I tried converting them with [MP4Cam2AVI_v2.71] which imakes files that can be edited but no luck on the frame. Reducing the size with batch processer [Fotosizer.exe] allows virtually unlimited photos on a 2 gb card. The bulk rename utility [Bulk Rename Utility.exe] really comes in handy too. The above probrams are free and not crippled.

I do think it could use a better slide show like gphotoshow [not free but cheap] They should look at this program to see just what can be done Especially to frame the pictures and fill the black space with a coordinated colour. [and play mov files from my camera!] Also it will continue from where it left off.

All in all I like it, however there is still room to improve it.