Screensize & Resolution - Actual Picture quality Philips 9FF2M4 my first frame - When I purchased this philips digital photo frame, I assumed based on the model number that it is a 9 inch screen but it is actually 8 inches. The screen quality is good as long as you don't compare it with the others Linx - It is advertised as 8 inch with an awkward screen resolution of 720x480, I assume that it is using a display used for American Television standards.
Varnam uses one of the highest quality 8 inch displays available with a resolution of 800x480 pixels reproducing rich and vibrant colours. With an average viewing of 10 hours per day this gives a life time of the LCD panel as 5 years.
This is my Third digital photo frame since last Christmas and I can confidentally say that VARNAM has exceeded all the others in the hardware & software specifications as well as performance.
Supported File Types Philips - Only Photos, doesn't support music or video.
Linx - Supports Photo, Music and Video but display aspect ratio distorts images unless they are in native resolution Varnam - Supports Photo, Music and Video Ease of use Philips - Plug and play - easy to use, you can program the unit to switch on and off at a given time of the day Linx - Fidgety remote control with unhelpful onscreen menu. So your remote doesn't always work unless you are close to the frame Varnam - Neatly laid out menu icons makes it easier to use.
Has a USB device port for connecting to the PCLinx - Does not support CF (Compact flash) and x D card types.
It has a USB host port for USB memory stick, I couldn't use it to connect to a computer. It has 2 types of USB ports, one for USB memory stick and another for connecting with the computer, this USB port is USB2 and file transfers are really quick.
The screen size and picture quality definitely stands out when you place the three displays next to each other.
Varnam screen also has high brightness and contrast definetly real life pictures.
Images are displayed in full screen with out distortion.
The frame automatically adjusts the pictures to fit the full screen.
Early this year I bought a Philips digital photo frame, then a Linx digital photo frame (which I returned) and then Varnam.