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480x268 ? – 7" Wide Screen TFT LCD Desktop Digital Photo Frame and Video Player with Remote (480*234px) Reviews

posted by Hakan_G on 08/25/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
-It's a very nice piece of equipment.
-Good build quality.
nice looking
-Does not look cheap.
-Can handle video, music and photos.
-Several memory card types are supported and also USB.
Verified:
-8GB SDHC Sandisk MicroSD with
USB card reader and
SD adapter (sku 8463)
-M2 (64MB and 2GB) with
USB card reader and
M2 to MS DUO adapter (sku 6598) and
MS Duo to MS adapter
-Standard USB memory stick
-AV out supports both PAL and NTSC.
-8 languages are supported in the menus.
-You get a remote
-Photos can be rotated and zoomed
-Can also show Calendar & Clock.
-Has an Alarm-Clock
-Has a shut-down timer
Cons:
- Brightness only have three settings:
Normal
Bright
Soft
- Low resolution, but knew that before I ordered it.
Other:
I received mine today.
Plugged it in and inserted my memory cards to try it out.
I had prepared a lot of photos in the correct aspect ratio and resolution. So all my photos were 480x234 pixels.
When looking at the photos I realized that the ratio was not correct and my photos were re-sized.
Measured the display size in mm. and got the following result:
Width = 154mm
Height = 86mm
( => 6.94 inches)
This is the active part of the display.
480x234 pixels gives a ratio of 2.05
154x86 mm gives a ratio of 1.79
This means that either the display is
480x268
or
420*234
After some checking with different files I converted all my files to 480x268 and 420x234 pixels to compare them.
The 480x268 pixel photos looked somewhat better.
So according to me my unit is a 480x268pixels and not 480x234 as the manual states.
The resolution is only stated in one location in the manual and nowhere on the box.
It could be that it is a misprint.
Either way, I was mad at first as I had converted all the photos with the aspect ratio of 2.05 and had to redo all the photos with the new aspect ratio of 1.79.
But now that I think that it has a better resolution I don't mind it. If I'm wrong then it should be a 420x234.
But I'm sure it's not a 480x234 ;-)
Bottomline:
It's really nice, so I ordered one more. Will make a nice gift.

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