Smartparts SPX8 is a 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame features 256MB internal memory, memory card reader for easy viewing, 800×600 high-resolution picture display, built-in USB port, and Internal stereo speakers. This digital photo frame also supports CF, MD, MS, MMC, SD, and xD memory cards, and USB Thumb Drives; Plays MPEG1, Motion JPEG, JPEG, WMA, AVI, and MP3 media files. The Digital Photo Frame measures 8.3 x 1.7 x 10.1 inches and weight 2.1 pounds.
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Smartparts SPX8 Digital Picture Frame User Reviews
Great Frame and Picture Quality
“The picture quality is excellent. I started off with a free frame (gift) from another manufacturer that had half this resolution, and it did not give my pictures justice. Upgrading to this frame made a difference in the world to my picture quality. Do not buy anything less than 800×600, or your pictures just won’t look good. My favorite feature about this frame is the auto-sizing software available as a free download from the manufacturer’s website. All you do is download it onto your computer, and any pictures you have on your hard drive will automatically be resized when transferred to your frame using the software.” – By P. Morris
The Perfect Digital Frame
“If you want an easy-to-use right-out-of-the-box digital frame with excellent picture quality, this is it! I used an old memory card that I had from one of my previous digital cameras, added a bunch of photos to it from my computer, plugged the card into this frame. It begins by asking you if you want to just view the photos or copy them to the frame’s memory – after that, it automatically begins the slide show with great fade-out and movement patterns; the photos are clear and bright. So simple to use in this basic mode – I cannot wait to play around with it some more to customize the folders and even add some music! “ – By M. Gard
Consumer’s Reports was right
“This frame was really easy to use. Many reviewers rate this as difficult and confusing to set up. I had no problems. I placed all the pictures that I wanted on an SD card, put it in the frame, choose ‘select all’ and it produced a very nice slide-show. the Synchpix feature really optimizes every photo effectively. The video quality is the best on the market, look at other frames and you will notice the difference instantly. The auto off and motion sensor on feature is really good.” – By Longisland76
Excellent Picture and easy to use
“The picture is top-notch and the software is very capable, although a little hard to navigate around. It is also upgradeable, which is rarely the case for these products. I found that it took about 3 sec per picture to load, which isn’t a big deal, although I had saved the pictures on a memory stick pro in the 800 format using Picasa album, which I recommend. I also recommend that one backup your pictures before doing anything with them, including loading them onto a memory card. The only other downside I noted was that the controls on the back of the frame are pretty cheesy and hard to use. The remote does a better job.” – By DaveMars
This frame is wonderful
“This is the fourth digital frame I’ve ever purchased. Each time I decide to buy a digital frame, I scour the internet looking for the best one. The last frame I bought was an 11″ SmartParts, and it was absolutely beautiful.. First of all, the frame is beautiful. I really do not like the way it looks in the picture online. It is very easy to use. I bought a 2GB memory card, and when it’s plugged into the digital frame, you can either select copy (to copy pictures onto the internal storage) or view (to just watch them on the memory card).” – By Ariel
Great digital frame
“I got this frame for my wife as a birthday gift and we’ve been very pleased. After I got the frame, we downloaded the Smartparts Syncpix Frame Software from their website. It is pretty basic software but made moving photo files from our computer to the frame relatively easy. It does take a while to download photos to the frame, but being able to put hundreds of photos at your fingertips makes the wait worth it. We have thousands of digital photos and find this frame really helps us enjoy them all over again! Use the folder feature on the frame to load up sets of photos so you can shift the displayed pictures whenever you want..” – By njpsu
Very Nice Frame
“This frame produces very sharp pictures. The transfer process is a snap. Plug in your SD card and then come back in a few minutes and your pics are on the screen. Anybody can walkup an add pics anytime they want. There is no need to use a computer. The image quality was clearly better than other frames.Great for the technically challenged who want to use this type of device. The motion sensor halps increase screen life by shutting the screen off if no one (i.e. no motion) is detected in the room.” – By just a guy
Superb picture quality and easy to learn to use
“I respectfully disagree with the negative reviewer who didn’t like how long it takes to transfer photos from cards. I don’t find this characteristic bothersome (what’s the rush anyway?), though I wouldn’t mind being able to suspend the operation once it is started. But these are minor “problems.” Overriding them, in my view, are the stunningly clear quality of the photos and the many options one has vis a vis display time, transition effects, and order of presentation.” – By Gerald C. Davison
Smartparts SPX8 Digital Picture Frame Expert Reviews
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Smartparts SPX8 Digital Picture Frame Features & Specifications
SPX8 Smartparts 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame
The slim, genuine espresso-toned wood frame and custom designed matting of the SPX8 offers a classic style that can compliment any room or office. The removable and adjustable stand makes showcasing your memories easy. Frame can easily mount to the wall or be place on a table or shelf.
8-Inch Display Screen
The large, high-definition eight-inch LCD screen shows-off your pictures with the same crisp quality that you receive from high-quality prints. The display offers over 200,000 vibrant colors, and provides optimum contrast, allowing you to view your pictures in their natural state. Your memories will be displayed exactly as they were when your pictures were taken.
Three Easy Steps
Displaying pictures on the digital frame takes three easy steps. Simply remove the memory card from your camera, insert the card into the frame and view your photos. With the frame’s SyncPix software there is no need to upload and edit your pictures on a computer.
Simply insert your memory card into the frame and the SyncPix software will do the rest. SyncPix software organizes pictures into albums so you can easily locate various pictures. SyncPix makes perfectly sized copies of each picture to be stored on the frame, while leaving the originals on the card unchanged. By resizing and optimizing each photo, SyncPix frames can store thousands of pictures, all neatly organized in the photo albums. Picture and video files are automatically transferred and music can be downloaded to the frame. All files – picture, video and music – can be organized into different albums categorized the way you want. Keep your frame up-to-date by visiting the Smartparts website and downloading the most recent software updates. Frame displays the progress of file transfers, time remaining and amount of memory left on the frame.
Smart Fix Auto Optimization
The frame automatically adjusts pictures to the correct orientation so that they are viewed vertically on the horizontal frame. The frame will also remove duplicate pictures to ensure that you don’t see the same picture frequently in your slide show.
There is no need to stop a slideshow if you are looking for your favorite picture. The Smart Strip film navigation feature helps you to locate the picture of your choice while frame is in the slide show mode.
You can play different slide shows as frequently as you choose by simply selecting which album you want the pictures to be retrieved from. You can also set the frame to view 1, 2, 3 or 4 pictures at a time.
This digital photo frame is compatible with JPEG files. Most digital cameras will save pictures in this format by default. Pictures that are not in JPEG format, such as web, scanned or RAW images, cannot be displayed on the digital photo frame. However, these images can be converted to the JPEG format for the digital photo frame using specific computer applications.
Frame is compatible with Motion JPEG AVI and MPEG-1 files which allow you to play videos on the frame. Frame is also compatible with WMA files and has built-in speakers so you can easily sync music to any slideshow or still frame picture.
The frame has two USB ports – slave and host – as well as two memory card slots. You can use the USB host port to view pictures on a thumb drive or easily download pictures from your computer to the frame using the USB slave port. The frame offers a memory card slot for Compact Flash memory cards and a card slot for SD memory cards. You can increase the amount of pictures that can be displayed by increasing the size of the memory cards being used.
Secure Digital – SD
Multimedia Card – MMC
Memory Stick – MS, MS Pro, MS Duo and MS Pro Duo
The built-in motion sensor will turn on the LCD screen when there is movement in the room and will automatically turn-off when there is no one present. Helping you save on energy costs.
What’s in the Box
Digital picture frame, removable picture stand, remote control, USB cable and AC power adapter.
See also: Digital Frames