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digital photo display units

by alcina / November 20, 2006 9:38 AM PST

I want to buy a digital photo display unit for my 93 year old grandmother. So far it looks like the Philips Digital Photo Display 7FFI is the front runner but I wanted to ask if anyone had any others to consider. Also, is it worth getting the 9 inch instead of this smaller one? I can't find any good reviews of the 9 inch model and am just guessing that it is as nice as the smaller unit.

I like that she can not only plug it in, but unplug it to take with her to Bridge Club etc. And it looks like it has a timer feature so it can be set to only be on at certain times?

All input appreciated.

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Those displays
by MoeFugger / November 22, 2006 10:20 PM PST

I recently got intersected in those. Boy are they expensive for only a tiny 6 or 9 inch screen.
This would fit in with the recycled computers article.
An old laptop with a large hard drive would be perfect and would hold many more photos than any photo display.
Make a doily or something to cover the keyboard. Load only the operating system and then the photos.
Use a utility to show the photos. Set them for the desired length of time. You might want to find some utility to shut off the display at night and turn it back on in the morning.
My self I am about to use an old 450mhz desktop to do this.
I'll hide it behind the sofa and use an LCD display for mine.
I have well over 2000 photos from diving and the Navy on CDs that are too nice to leave in a box.

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by Rickybee / November 28, 2006 4:26 AM PST
In reply to: Those displays

Now that's the easy way, moefugger. But it is much more rewarding, and looks a whole lot better, if you take a laptop, strip the casing off, fold the motherboard up behind the screen and mount it all in a picture frame. This is what I did and it works great. Do a google search and there are plenty of examples around of folk doing this, great use for old laptops.

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