Fidelity DPF-8000F and DPF-8000F LCD Picture Frames

Fidelity Electronics has introduced two LCD picture frames with higher resolution than most we've seen. The 5.6-inch DPF-8000F ($199, on the left) has a wider 960x234 screen that supports up to 10-megapixel JPEG pictures, while the 8-inch DPF-8000F ($249) has a 640x480 screen and support for up to 12 megapixels of JPEG goodness. Both are compatible with a variety of flash memory cards including CF, MMC, SD, MS and SM, and they can also display video on their screens or output it to a TV or external monitor. The 8-inch model also has a pair of stereo speakers and a multifunction music and video mode. Both have wireless remotes.

This is all well and good, but we're still wishing we could have one of those eStarling WiFi- enabled picture frames that could link up to online photo site Flikr, automatically displaying pictures placed in a specific directory. Too bad that eStarling frame has gone AWOL, where it's not available for purchase anywhere at any price. We know, we tried. It was also selling for $249, but alas, it was not to be. Does anyone know where one of these eStarling frames can be bought, and if so, is it worth it? Until we can get to the bottom of this, perhaps one of these Fidelity Electronics frames might be an acceptable substitute.

Product Page [Fidelity Electronics, via Bios Magazine]