The overall build quality is good, but I have some reservations about the durability of the removable prop stand that clips onto the back of the device. It is attached via a sort of bayonet fitting, and can be positioned in either portrait or landscape format, but the fitting does feel rather cheap and flimsy, and would need to be treated with care to avoid breakage. Also on the back of the unit are two screw holes so that it can be attached to the wall, but it can only be hung in landscape format.
The infrared remote control is a useful extra. It needs to be positioned within about thirty degrees of directly in front of the unit, but it does have quite a good range and will operate the frame from across a large living room. The menu is a bit slow and clunky, but you’re not going to be using that often anyway.
My only other real criticism is the length of the cable on the mains power supply. It is only 1.5m long. So you’ll have to place the frame near a mains outlet, or buy an extension lead.
The 800 x 600 pixel LCD monitor is nice and sharp, with good colour reproduction and brightness, but it doesn’t seem to be quite as high contrast as the Jessops own-brand frame. Nonetheless it does a good job of displaying simple JPEG snapshots, copes well with large file sizes, and re-sizes smaller pictures very well, so it can display older VGA cameraphone pictures too.
The Texet DPF-807 Digital Photo Frame is an attractively designed and generally well made device that looks a lot more homely than most other LCD frames. The screen is sharp and bright, and it is extremely easy to use. It lacks many of the features of more expensive models, but makes up for it with simplicity and aesthetic appeal.
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