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Old 01-14-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Where to put LCD photo frame?

Alright, we got another one of these things for Christmas and I'm feeling guilty for not using them. They seem to take up too much room on the kitchen counter and I can't really find a natural wall space where we would look at it and that is electrically convenient. I suppose if one actually w*rked, they would be nice on one's desk. My home desk already has enough junk with the computer monitor, keyboard and other junk.

Does anyone have a clever or unique way to use an LCD photo frame or is it an electronic fruitcake?
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
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I lean towards the fruitcake description.

Those LCD photo frames are really lame, If I may so opine.

One way or another it will end up in the landfill. The question is when.

here are some more photos that you can add to your new toy.



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Old 01-14-2010, 09:52 AM   #3
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Hey, Hey, MasterBlaster--that was the best Christmas gift I got for the wife this year, and she really likes it. Third grandchild was born a month ago, and I was looking for someway to stop the onslaught of another 50 pics hanging on the wall. Got this one off E-bay for $100--it has a 12" diagonal viewing area and with the nice cherry-wood frame and matting, measures 14" x 11". Supposed to be capapble of 2000+ pictures. Also does music, so I loaded 6 'gooey' songs that the wife likes on it. Downsides: (1) I'm the guy who had to load all the pics & music off the computer. (2) Unit cycles pics from 3 seconds to 3 minutes depending on what you set it at--I set it for 3 secs but have noticed pics that I cropped severely on the computer will take 15+ secs to cycle-don't know why. (3) Does come with a remote, but when you turn it off, there's a bright red LED on the back that stays on (another small juice eater unless I unplug it at the wall). (4) It's kind of like a movie, so after you've watched it a few times it can get boring. I figure to mostly use it when friends & relatives come over and you want something on, but not the TV. I know you can do the same thing on the computer, but people crowded around the computer drive me nuts, and future redecorating plans call for computer to end up in a spare bedroom.
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I've never had them, but they seem like a good idea. What's the problem with them?
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A neighbor has one cycling through her butterfly photos. I plan to get one so show off my husbands photos. The most recent one I saw looked like a really nice display.

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I got one for my Dad's birthday last year. I really like the idea, and thought that they would too. They were really excited about it for a while, but now I see that it's been unplugged. It's probably their "it wastes electricity" sensor going off.

I get them a grand child AND a way to display the billion pictures they take of him! What more can I do!?
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I've never had them, but they seem like a good idea. What's the problem with them?
Al, send me a fruitcake and I'll send you my LCD picture frame.
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Alright, we got another one of these things for Christmas and I'm feeling guilty for not using them. They seem to take up too much room on the kitchen counter and I can't really find a natural wall space where we would look at it and that is electrically convenient. I suppose if one actually w*rked, they would be nice on one's desk. My home desk already has enough junk with the computer monitor, keyboard and other junk.

Does anyone have a clever or unique way to use an LCD photo frame or is it an electronic fruitcake?
Measure the thing and go to a framing place to buy a regular picture frame (in a style that suits your decore) and glue that to the front of the LCD frame to give it some class and flair. Stick in in a bookcase or on a table.

I will eventually put one on a wall when I find one that is reliable (I can't find quality on the larger frames) and it's rechargeable (so I don't have to deal with the cord). The rechargeable may not be practical for a larger frame, so I will probably go that route once I find a large frame that I like.
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Got one for my mother and MIL. Critical feature is they will work with just an on switch, disable everything else. Filled with pics of kids & grand kids and great grand kids. MIL has significant memory issues so it really helps her. Now both of them almost never turn them on while alone, but when company arrives they are there to share even if only in the background.
I see a great future for them in retirement homes, full wall size, call it 'enhanced memory'.
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One of my sons and DIL have a laptop in their kitchen that cycles all the photos they have taken over the 5 years or so that they have been together. And now, their child is in many of the pics, as well as yours truly and anyone else who comes around often. It is pretty much always on.

I love it.

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Does anyone have a clever or unique way to use an LCD photo frame or is it an electronic fruitcake?
Regift, Craigslist, or eBay...

We bought one in 2008 for my parents-in-law's 50th anniversary. Spouse went through all our photos, both paper & electronic, and scanned in 16 years of grandkid images. We loaded those up and gave them a DVD backup. It's a hit but now it never gets turned on because these children of the Great Depression feel that it "wastes power".

It shows photos in about a 5"x7" size and can run on its battery for 30-45 minutes. They can load their latest trip photos on it and take it to a friend's house or a restaurant. But even that doesn't have the appeal of passing around a pack of photos. It does, however, save everyone from the fear of Grandpa breaking out the slide projector again...
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It looks like they use 10-40 watts of power, meaning if they are left on all the time they will cost you about $15 to $60 per year.
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If one shows up as gift, it will have photos of some nice colorful fish, thus becoming a pseudo fish tank.

Never have to clean it.
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Fill it with vacation pictures, turn it off and put it in the guest bedroom.The batteries should last forever...
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Al, send me a fruitcake and I'll send you my LCD picture frame.
I don't even LIKE fruitcake, but I'd prefer it to an LCD picture frame. I'm not sure why.
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