"Excellent buy!"4.5 starson by austinlisa
Pros: Great picture quality, display size, and features.
Cons: Minimal-Matt could have been made to remove (and replace), housing for remote should be somewhere other than CF card slot. Removing back from frame is diffucult (can pop out with a paperclip).
Summary: Love the 8” PanDigital Photo Frame!(and I’ve done quite a bit of research). Here’s the scoop on frames… The 5” ones are too small (unless you live in a cubicle), the 7” ones are in widescreen format (16:9 aspect ratio) – which is a ridiculous format for photos (everybody’s short and fat). That leaves the 8”, 9”, and up. In my opinion, don’t bother with anything under 8”. The PanDigital (which I bought at CompUSA for $149) is definitely the best value for the money. Really nice display size, quality (even compared to the 9” Philips – which is $100 more & doesn’t have a remote), and features. The fact that the frame allows for random viewing of the slide show is a big plus. I’ve seen complaints about this feature missing in other frames. At first, I thought the remote didn’t work, but I discovered that you can’t press the button with just your fingernail. You have to use the pad of your finger and cover the button completely. After figuring that out, I’m able to use the remote up to 22 feet away! I stopped measuring after that. (Could this be the problem others have experienced saying you have to use the remote a few inches from the frame?) I like the two frame choices included (my second frame is black acrylic-unlike your picture). They could have made it easy to remove the matt inside to replace with others, but they didn’t. I did have to exchange the frame once due to an occasional mild horizontal flutter (or shaking) in the photos. Don’t know what causes that, but it would stop after awhile. Hopefully the new one won’t have this issue. I can’t speak to the video, speaker quality, or mp3 aspects, as I did not buy it for those purposes. However, for pure digital photo display, it’s a great buy!Updated
I don’t use the internal memory at all, so I can’t speak to that either. I prefer displaying more photos, so I have them on a CF card or flash drive. (It takes 2 seconds to add or delete photos on these devices.)