Samsung SPF-72V 7" High Resolution Wireless Digital Photo Frame - reduced to £69.99 @ Play.com ! - HotUKDeals
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Currently reduced to £69.99 @ Play.com.

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The Samsung SPF-72V digital photo frame is a one-stop solution for your home digital photo display needs. The 7" frames comes sporting a USB port, memory card slots (SD, MMC, Micro SD and XD), built-in speakers, Mp3/WMV9 playing options, and is Wi-Fi optimized for Windows Vista, allowing display of images at a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels from your PC wirelessly via Window Media Player 11.

64Mb Built-in Flash Memory
External Memory support - SD/MMC/MS/X
JPEG/MP3/MPEG1, MPEG4, DivX support
Wireless 802.11b
A 90 degree rotating stand allows both horizontal and vertical installation
Screen Size: 7" wide
Resolution: 800x480
Brightness: 200cd/m²
Contrast Ratio: 300:1
Share photos with Vista PC, share photos with Windows Live
Simple and intuitive with a full-graphic user interface
Instant slide show when a USB or memory card is connected
High class design - your digital photo frame doubles as an ornament for your desk or table
Access to your home network through WiFi
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#1
http://images.play.com/banners/5307413l.jpg
#2
Voted HOT....

Wireless sounds CLASS, no cables, wonder if you feel/see the ELECTRIC threw the air wireless'ly
#3
Good deal edi, voted hot!
#4
Probably the cheapest WiFi digiframe on market.
Some limitations:
JPEG files can't be bigger than 8MB, max resolution is 3200x2400 (7.5Mpix)
Max video resolution: 1024x768. Supported MPEG4 profiles are: SP, ASP/L3, L5 with max resolution upto 720x480 and 2 Mbps, 30 fps. For WM9 - SP, MP/ML 720x480, 2 Mbps, 30 fps)

The frame is WM5.0 CE based. It also got position sensor (so if you turn the frame on its side, the picture will be rotated too). It works with 802.11b/g (WEP and WPA supported). It can't access SMB partitions, so the only way to share files is to use WMP11 sharing features. It might work with other UPnP AV servers though.
#5
Anyone know if it displays photos randomly or only in sequence?
#6
According to user guide, it got Shuffle mode.
#7
Thanks guys :)

More info available from Samsung product page
#8
Few poor reviews on Amazon though
#9
Additional limitation: aspect ratio of the screen (5:3) doesn't match the aspect ratio of most digital photos (4:3).
#10
wireless is a bit stupid when it's only an sd card they usually take. bit of a gimick!
#12
jakenjo;2670452
wireless is a bit stupid when it's only an sd card they usually take. bit of a gimick!

Why is it a gimmick? You can put all the photos on NAS drive (or share on PC) and access it from several devices (including photo frame) at the same time.
The biggest problem is that this particular frame doesn't seem to support SMB partitions and requires WMP11 share. Not sure if other UPnP AV servers will do.
#13



No WiFi, which is the major advantage of Samsung.
#14
I'd get this but I'm currently saving for my wireless kettle and toaster.
#15
moob
I'd get this but I'm currently saving for my wireless kettle and toaster.


ha ha, thinking me hot water going threw the air, and me toast and jam just flying....
#16
I don't get why people are acting so dumb about the wireless functionality of the photo frame. My PC has wireless, doesn't mean it doesn't have a power cord or cords for various other things.....
#17
306maxi
I don't get why people are acting so dumb about the wireless functionality of the photo frame. My PC has wireless, doesn't mean it doesn't have a power cord or cords for various other things.....


Very true - battery powered frames are easier to pass round .......
#18
The iMate momento is also wireless with 802.11G, 800x480 and supports Vista sideshow. Putting the Samsung with it's 802.11b on an 802.11g network will slow all other wireless devices from 54Mbps to 11Mbps£55 at Play. Voted cold.
#19
According to Samsung, this frame is 802.11G device.
#20
Kommunist
According to Samsung, this frame is 802.11G device.
No Vista sideshow and more expensive still.
#21
Can't argue with that :)
#22
joylove;2672604
No Vista sideshow and more expensive still.

Who are iMate though? Personally I'll take my chances with a Samsung product over an iMate one.
#23
Are people being dense on purpose?

This isn't wireless as in "No Power Cables" wireless. As there is a power socket on the picture of the back.
This is "Wireless Enabled" as in it can wirelessly access your home network.

It can play mp3 music files and play movies, as well as displaying photos, all streamed from your home network.

Unfortunately it looks like you have to use Windows Media Player as a server. SMB would be better. Maybe it can see other, more superior servers such as TVersity or Twonky?
#24
WillShatsWig;2675241
Are people being dense on purpose?


Get used to it. That's what people around here are like.
#25
306maxi
Get used to it. That's what people around here are like.


What are you whinging on about?

I think you'll find that most posters have grasped the concept that this has wireless (as in internet) connectivity - but are perhaps questioning the need for such functionailty in something that displays pictures.:roll:
#26
moob;2676968
What are you whinging on about?

I think you'll find that most posters have grasped the concept that this has wireless (as in internet) connectivity - but are perhaps questioning the need for such functionailty in something that displays pictures.:roll:


It's a moronic point. Hmmmm spend £60 on a 32gb SD card or just wirelessly stream the photos from from your PC. For someone like me who has about 60gb worth of assorted photos this would be very useful. It's not internet connectivity anyway. It's network connectivity! Which is useful for lots of reasons.
#27
306maxi
It's a moronic point. Hmmmm spend £60 on a 32gb SD card or just wirelessly stream the photos from from your PC. For someone like me who has about 60gb worth of assorted photos this would be very useful. It's not internet connectivity anyway. It's network connectivity! Which is useful for lots of reasons.


If you reckon it's worthwhile buying something that can endlessly stream your 60gb of pictures - be my guest. I think it's a total waste of time, you'd probably have to stay up for 3 weeks straight to view them all at that maximum resolution anyway.

Plus if I really wanna view my images, I'll view them via my HD panel, rather than a 7" low resolution screen - makes more sense to me when I use a 10Mp DSLR to take my images.

I said 'as in internet' not meaning it specifically, but thanks for your pedantic remark.:roll:
#28
moob;2677149
If you reckon it's worthwhile buying something that can endlessly stream your 60gb of pictures - be my guest. I think it's a total waste of time, you'd probably have to stay up for 3 weeks straight to view them all at that maximum resolution anyway.

Plus if I really wanna view my images, I'll view them via my HD panel, rather than a 7" low resolution screen - makes more sense to me when I use a 10Mp DSLR to take my images.

I said 'as in internet' not meaning it specifically, but thanks for your pedantic remark.:roll:

I've got a DSLR as well and I would prefer to view my pictures on a high resolution screen as well. But how many of us have a spare 40" TV that we can stick on the wall just for photos? This is a digital PHOTO FRAME. Now if you have the money for a spare HD TV which you can stick on the mantle to show off your pictures then great. For everyone else who has a brain there are digital picture frames.

Your issue isn't with the wireless functionality of this frame, it's with the fact that it's a digital frame full stop. Good for you. Vote the deal cold and stop your infernal prattling. If people want a photo frame it's their choice.....
#29
306maxi
I've got a DSLR as well and I would prefer to view my pictures on a high resolution screen as well. But how many of us have a spare 40" TV that we can stick on the wall just for photos? This is a digital PHOTO FRAME. Now if you have the money for a spare HD TV which you can stick on the mantle to show off your pictures then great. For everyone else who has a brain there are digital picture frames.

Your issue isn't with the wireless functionality of this frame, it's with the fact that it's a digital frame full stop. Good for you. Vote the deal cold and stop your infernal prattling. If people want a photo frame it's their choice.....


I take issue with the over-engineering of products - imo, this is a gadget too far - you have your opinion to which you're entitled, and let's leave it at that - instead of getting personal with the 'for everyone else who has a brain' style comments.
#30
moob;2677337
I take issue with the over-engineering of products - imo, this is a gadget too far - you have your opinion to which you're entitled, and let's leave it at that - instead of getting personal with the 'for everyone else who has a brain' style comments.

Well digital photo frames are quite popular. So your opinion doesn't really seem to hold much water as far as the general public are concerned.
#31
306maxi
Well digital photo frames are quite popular. So your opinion doesn't really seem to hold much water as far as the general public are concerned.



Yeah, so they are - but so are Lacoste tracksuits.:roll:
#32
moob;2678974
Yeah, so they are - but so are Lacoste tracksuits.:roll:

Do you know what? Fish and chip shops are quite popular here in the UK too. People tend to like Kebabs when they're drunk and Indian too.

I like this whole lets talk about things that are common in the UK thing you've got going here!
#33
Shame the analogy flew right over your head.

Troll on.
#34
moob;2679678
Shame the analogy flew right over your head.

Troll on.

I know exactly what you were trying to say! You were trying to call me a chav.


Which would be funny if I holidayed in Spain twice a year or if I thought going to a depressingly carap seaside town was my idea of fun. But you couldn't be more wrong.
#35
I don't see the need for wireless unless you can use it to upload the pictures from a pc to the memory card in the frame and then turn the wireless function off. If not then it'd be a drain on your electricity as wireless in itself consumes a fair amount of energy (think how long your laptop/ds lasts with wireless turned on as opposed to wireless turned off) and then you've got your PC on as well which would be even more electricity wasted.

I'd be happy with just a memory card only photo frame since it can hold hundreds to thousands of photos and how many do you really need on display?
#36
306maxi
I know exactly what you were trying to say! You were trying to call me a chav.


Which would be funny if I holidayed in Spain twice a year or if I thought going to a depressingly carap seaside town was my idea of fun. But you couldn't be more wrong.


What's wrong with Spain or a seaside town? There's very nice places in Spain to visit....apparently....only ever been when I was 4 but maybe I'll visit again....seaside's and Spain ain't just for chavs you know. >_>
#37
Arther;2679819
I don't see the need for wireless unless you can use it to upload the pictures from a pc to the memory card in the frame and then turn the wireless function off. If not then it'd be a drain on your electricity as wireless in itself consumes a fair amount of energy (think how long your laptop/ds lasts with wireless turned on as opposed to wireless turned off) and then you've got your PC on as well which would be even more electricity wasted.

I'd be happy with just a memory card only photo frame since it can hold hundreds to thousands of photos and how many do you really need on display?


The maximum emitting power of domestic WiFi is around 100mW. Let's make it 2W when WiFi is enabled (circuitry itself takes some power too). So if you run this frame with WiFi enabled, it'll take 17.5KWh per year. Assuming that KWh cost 0.15p (which is a lot), WiFi will cost you 2.62 per year. And that's when you it got WiFi enabled and active 24x365.

My problem with this frame is not a WiFi per se but rather lack of SMB. If it had SMB, it could just browse NAS disk and make a perfect photoplayer. But in its present form it requires PC to be switched on constantly to be able to show pictures.
#38
Kommunist
The maximum emitting power of domestic WiFi is around 100mW. Let's make it 2W when WiFi is enabled (circuitry itself takes some power too). So if you run this frame with WiFi enabled, it'll take 17.5KWh per year. Assuming that KWh cost 0.15p (which is a lot), WiFi will cost you 2.62 per year. And that's when you it got WiFi enabled and active 24x365.

My problem with this frame is not a WiFi per se but rather lack of SMB. If it had SMB, it could just browse NAS disk and make a perfect photoplayer. But in its present form it requires PC to be switched on constantly to be able to show pictures.


Yup....PC on constantly was my second point which would use the most electricity....I use to have my server on 24/7 and that put my electric bill up considerably (it had minimum internal components with a few old hdd's).

Wouldn't want media player running for all that time either. >_<
#39
306maxi
Who are iMate though? Personally I'll take my chances with a Samsung product over an iMate one.

iMate are huge. They make HTC, Orange SPV and so on phones. They are basically the devices Windows Mobile is developed with.
#40
joylove;2683557
iMate are huge. They make HTC, Orange SPV and so on phones. They are basically the devices Windows Mobile is developed with.

Wrong. They are Dubai-based reseller and once had very good ties to HTC (who was the real manufacturer of their phones). Then, back in 2006 they decided to stop relationship with HTC and to make their own phones, so they signed contract with Arima and then for some reason cancelled it and went to Inventec and TechFaith.
At the moment i-mate are on verge of bankruptcy and there are some doubts they will still be around in 2009.

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