DECEMBER 21, 2007
Genius Digital photo frame PF-AO1
This is one of the easiest product reviews I have every written. I received the box containing the Genius Digital Photo Frame PF-AO1 at about 4:00 PM one day and placed in a corner of the office. The next day, due to a glitch in my arrangements, I had an hour to kill and a half gig memory card full of baby and travel photos waiting so I opened the box. I read the four or five pages of very basic instructions, connected the frame with its 10.4 high density screen to the AC outlet using the included power adaptor, stuck the memory card in the correct slot, and turned the PH-AO1 on. A splash screen blinked twice and 9 thumbnails appeared in the frame. The next time I looked up a new photo was being displayed every 5 seconds. I went from a sealed box to a working product in about 10 minutes.
There was still some fine tuning to do. Many of the photos on the memory card were portrait rather than landscape so some rotation had to take place. Some of them were bad and needed to be deleted. Others were out of sequence. Each of these situations was handled with a few clicks on the remote. The remote’s SETUP button walked me through options like Slide Interval (I left it at 5 seconds but it can be set at many different rates) and Set Time and Date. The time can be changed from 24 hour to 12 hour AM/PM mode by clicking the Enter button on the remote when the time is displayed. You can also display 4 photos at a time in separate slideshows with different timing for each.
When using a memory card you can click the COPY button on the remote to copy special photos to the internal 128 MB flash memory. Six types of memory cards are supported: CF, SD, MMC, MS, MS-Pro. The USB 2.0 connection is great for downloading JPG/BMP Photos, AVI (Motion-JPEG) video, or MP3 files from your PC or notebook. It also works with a thumb drive and will show photos and other graphics on the frame. I suggest you check what you have in all file folders before you copy them to the Genius Digital photo frame PF-AO1 because it will display EVERY ONE OF THEMl. The photos look great from the front even when far away or looking down at an angle.
-USB 2.0 cable
-Multi-language quick guide
The metal stand looks like a giant hairpin but it does a great job holding the frame in either landscape or portrait mode. You can use the Page Up and Page down buttons to move through your photos nine at a time to more quickly locate the ones you want.
There are many options hidden in the PF-AO1 Digital Photo Frame. I have hardly scratched the surface. This is a simple product that really does the job.I keep it on all the time and change the memory card once or twice a week. A great addition to any family’s photo display products.