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19" widescreen digital picture frame ships

updated 10:40 am EDT, Thu July 26, 2007

19" digital picture frame

PhotoVu today began shipping its PhotoVu PV1965w 19-inch widescreen wireless digital picture frame that offers a 16:10 wide format viewing experience. The digital frames allow users to display thousands of digital photos or other signage advertising content stored on any Mac or Windows computer, or from select RSS-enabled photo sharing websites like Picasa and Flickr. PhotoVu digital picture frames require no additional image manipulation or software installation. An optional removable USB hard drive or USB flash drive is also available for stand-alone operation, according to the company. All features and operations, including displaying photo collections organized by Picasa or iPhoto photo management software, are controlled remotely from any computer's Web browser on the network. The PV1965w is available for $1,200, while the non-widescreen version -- the PV1965 -- is priced at $1,000.



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  1. BDLatimer

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    Photocast?

    Does it handle iPhoto's photocasting option? I see the reference to "select RSS-enabled photo sharing websites like Picasa and Flickr", but was curious if the easy-to-setup iPhoto/dotMac approach was supported or not.

  1. MiMiC

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    photocast?

    bdlatimer, that would in deed be cool! Just update your iPhoto with a new shoot and your walls are instantly showcasing them.

    This is a cool idea!

    Rich

  1. danviento

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    However,

    that price tag is a killer. It would be much cheaper to make the setup work yourself with separate components. Unless you live in the family mansion where you can splurge on a hall of picture frames, or perhaps a small, penthouse apartment where you'd want to see a change in view on a relative few, it doesn't seem like real consumer material.

    However, this brings us one step closer to the stairwell at Hogwarts! Just jk, I'm really not a fan of RKR's books. So sue me.

  1. danviento

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    And

    what about that burn in? While having the picture cycle would help reduce the issue, i could see it happening over time. Not to mention, lifespan anyone? Perhaps they let you program in times of day when they're on, or brightness levels. For $1.2k at the bottom level, they'd better.

  1. ender

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    re: lifespan

    I was wondering the same thing. My laptop screen has definitely dimmed over time, and it's only on 2-3 hours a day. Are these picture frames the types of things you leave on all day? Or do you only turn them on when you have guests over to delay the inevitable dimming of the light source. Does anyone make picture frames using the new LED lighting? That's supposed to last longer, right?

  1. greenster

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    burn-in

    Theres no burn in on these products because digital photo frames generally all use LCD displays - they don't suffer any burn-in issues that the old CRT and more recently Plasma displays were prone to. Also with some that are available now, like this one... http://www.digivista.com.au/product_sun_8_inch_digital_photo_frame.html you can program a 'wake-up' and 'shut-down' time schedule to save energy.

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