The Pix-Star FotoConnect XD PXT510WR02 is part of the digital picture frame
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, digital picture frame
models like the FotoConnect XD PXT510WR02 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Picture quality includes image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast. It's based mainly on the judgments of a panel who viewed photographs on each device, as well as lab measurements including viewing angle.
Viewing angle indicates the quality of images when viewed from 45 degrees of the center line both horizontally and vertically. This is important if you are standing above the frame and looking down, sitting at an angle to the frame, or sitting with the frame positioned above you. Viewing angle is calculated into the picture quality score.
Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in versatility and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card and USB slots; built-in memory; brightness, color, and contrast controls; removable picture frames and any extra frames included; audio and video playback; audio and video connections; PC-to-device image transfer speeds; number and duration of slideshow timings; the ability to delete images; and handling of non-compatible image formats.
Features & Specs - Pix-Star FotoConnect XD PXT510WR02
Dimensions WxHxD (in.) Dimensions represents the size of the overall frame, measured to the nearest 10th of an inch.
Dimensions WxHxD (in.)
Display resolution Display resolution is as stated by the manufacturer. It's the number of pixels, horizontally by vertically, that the frame can display. Most 7- and 8-inch frames we tested have a pixel resolution of 800x600 or 800x480, which produces a visual resolution of about 100 pixels per inch. In our tests, most of those frames had good or very good picture quality. But when visual resolution went below 100 pixels per inch, picture quality was not as good.
Aspect ratio The ratio of the width to the height of a graphic display, usually expressed by two integer numbers as in "16:9" or "16x9" (the aspect ratio of HDTV). Aspect ratio may also be expressed as a decimal, such as 1.78, with an implied ratio to one. The aspect ratio of a typical photo taken by a digital camera is 4:3 giving the image a "squarish" appearance while a 16x9 image gives an image a "widescreen" appearance.
Internal memory (MB) Also called onboard or built-in memory. The amount of internal memory to store music that comes with the player. Some MP3 players have additional memory slots into which removable media such as CompactFlash, MultiMedia, Secure Digital, and SmartMedia cards can be inserted.
Internal memory (MB)
USB cable Includes a USB cable to connect the device to other USB-equipped devices such as a computer.
Remote control The frame includes a remote control. Remote controls typically give control over common capabilities such as power, menu options, slideshow options, picture advance, and rotate.
Slideshow autostart Slideshow autostart means that the frame will immediately start presenting images in a slideshow when turned on.
Audio playback Audio playback indicates that the model can play back digital audio formats such as MP3 or WAV files either through its built-in speaker or a connector that allows you to connect an external audio device such as speakers or a set of headphones.
Video playback This indicates that the model can play back digital video file formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-4 or motion JPEG.
External memory formats External memory formats are the type of memory media the device can accept with a card reader. Those include Compact Flash (CF), Micro Drive (MD), Secure Digital (SD), Xtreme Digital (xD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), USB stick, and one or more of Memory Stick (MS) types-Memory Stick, PRO, Duo, and PRO Duo.
External memory formats
USB computer interface USB computer interface shows whether the device has a full or mini USB port, USB 2.0, a slower USB 1.1, or no USB connection capability.
I own two Pix-Star digital frames for two different rooms in my house. One frame is new. I've had the second frame for just more than a year. I get immense pleasure from both frames. Adding photos via email is easy. Deleting them from the frame using the remote or from the Pix-Star website is pretty easy too. Picture quality is excellent as long as the frame is angled properly for where it is placed for viewing. I'm puzzled why some photos fill the frame fully while others don't. It seems to depend on whether the photo originates in my camera or my iPhone. It's not a huge problem, but it's why I rated my frames four stars instead of five stars.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Grandma Karen
from New Jersey
(39 of 39 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Frame for Grandparents!
Dedicated Email address
Easy Photo Upload
Easy To Use
We received this frame as a gift. Our kids can email pictures of our grandchildren to the frame's dedicated email address. We get up to the minute pictures! The photo slideshow changes every few seconds and we are always happy to see a new picture appear. Photos are clear. Frame is simple to set up and we can edit the picture orientation or remove a badly focused shot. Have no negative comments!