Sony DPF-XR100B Reviews: Digital Photo Frame

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This digital photo frame is a good all rounder.

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6.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser Senior Broadcaster

Score 1.0/10
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It does not do what it claims to. This should be a warning to anybody who knows anything about High Definition video. If you have any knowledge or standards at all, do NOT buy this product. Do NOT waste your money. I founded a TV and video production company that produces exclusively in HD, so I know my way around High Def. My wife bought me the digital photo frame as a Christmas present, hoping we could use it to play HD footage of our young daughter. The footage will not play, despite conforming to the manufacturer's specifications. I spent a huge amount of time experimenting with variations on the basic specs, and discovered that while it was possible to play some short pieces of video that were ALMOST full HD, longer 'true' HD clips would NOT play (and the company's blurb claims far more than can really be achieved). I reported this to the manufacturers; they didn't want to know. The shop (bearing the manufacturer's name) also didn't want to know - 'Prove it', they said, but after I did just that, they did not follow through: They just took back the unit and sent it off to the manufacturers; supposedly to check out why my original HD video wouldn't play. However, all the manufacturers did was play one of their own pieces of video on it (it did), claimed this proved there was nothing wrong with the photoframe and then even tried to charge me for the cost of their test. It's no surprise they found a piece of video that could play; I had already done that: the issue is that their published specifications are wrong; the best possible HD that can be achieved WITHIN the published specs will NOT play. I was particularly amazed when the manufacturers asked what camera had been used to shoot the video: I told them the model - the top of their range - and they'd never heard of it! In conclusion, the specifications are utterly misleading; after-sales are a joke - none of their representatives knows what they're talking about, and the manufacturers will be storing up some big problems for themselves because they simply will not accept that there could possibly be anything wrong with one of their products. I will never buy anything that bears their name again. If one product is not 'fit for purpose' then how can I ever trust anything else?
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 6.0
Picture quality 1.0
Design/build quality 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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16 of 22 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Jan 2011

tom, Dorchester video and photo interests

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture & video quality
Bad points:
Difficult to download video from Mac O/s 10 computer, system seems primarily Windows support and not suitable for Mac.
Not able to adjust volume for slideshows and no reference in documentation that sound volume is fixed
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 4.0
Picture quality 9.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jun 2011


Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great quality pictures etc.
Bad points:
Could do with being able to switch sound on and off from teh remote instead of having to go through the menu system.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Picture quality 10.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Mar 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 10.2
Connections USB
Playback formats MP4
Playback formats MPEG
Playback formats MPEG-4
Playback formats Motion JPEG
Playback formats BMP
Playback formats AVI
Playback formats RAW
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats TIFF
Extra functions Alarm clock
Extra functions Calendar
Extra functions Loudspeakers
Extra functions LED Backlight
Type of memory card Memory Stick
Type of memory card Multimedia
Type of memory card SDHC
Type of memory card Secure Digital
In-built memory (Megabytes) 2000
Memory card slot Yes
Remote control Yes
Touchscreen No
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 102.4
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 600
Reflection angle 160
Release date 2010-10-15

Manufacturer's Description

Feature-packed digital photo frame with extra-large, ultra-high resolution, high contrast LCD with wide viewing angle. Enjoy a breathtaking view of photos and HD video clips with stereo sound. Explore a huge range of slideshow, clock, calendar and fun view.

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