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Old Aug 12, 2002, 4:51 PM   #1
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Default TV photoviewers?

Anyone wiith experience using products like MS PhotoViewer or AverFotoplay which allow TV display of digital albums created and modified on one's PC? I know the latter uses flash memory cards thus can display many more images...MS product limited to 20 pics at good res. I don't want to burn CD's for every photoshoot I do to show friends.

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Old Aug 12, 2002, 5:16 PM   #2
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Default Iomega Fotoshow

Hi David,

I'm not sure if this would suit your purposes the same but it is a great tv viewer. The Iomega Fotoshow uses zip disks (250mb) and you can place your smart media card(or compact flash) directly into it. Steve has a review on the site. Very easy to use and a wonderful slideshow in just a few minutes.

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Darby,

I've heard good things about this Iomega product too, but a) heard it was discontinued, and b) cost around $300. True?

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I highly recommended it as well, it's on clearance for $99 at Ritz! and comes with a remote that you can even do couch potato editing... beside fancy fade-in fade out slide shows.

BTW It also backs up your cards, both SM and CF, in the field (ie no PC required), and double as a USB Zip drive @ home!!!

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That Ritz price is good!

I use fotoshow all the time and love it. It's convenient.
The 250mb zip disks run about 79$ for 6 of them.

NHL, you're right--it's a great couch potato editor. I love the zoom!
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Default Another possibility if you live in U.S.A.

You could buy the Apex AD1100W DVD player which can read standard CD's and will automatically detect and play jpg files it finds. You can do zooms, transitions, etc. and the cost is even less than the iOmega product - around $79 and the capacity is much higher....

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I see - no CD's. Another possibility is the NixVue Vista. If you don't already have a Digital Wallet type device and are planning to get one, the NixVue Vista is available at up to 30 gigabytes or higher and will play your images over any TV with rotate, zoom etc., by included remote control. Works with PAL or NTSC. Don't have current pricing, but it's more like $400 than $100.

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... don't forget about the Archos as well (if it's out...)

http://www.stevesforums.com/forum/vi...d=7315#pid7315

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Old Aug 13, 2002, 8:22 AM   #10
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Default Do you really need a viewer?

David, what kind of camera are you using? If it has A/V outputs and you can display pictures directly on a TV, then check out TVwriter for Windows. It lets your write pics back to your memory card in a format you camera can read. Then, just use your CAMERA as the viewer. Filesize is about 60K/pic, and resolution is 640x480, just right for a TV.

This way you won't have to burn a CD, or buy an additional viewer if your camera has the above function. If it doesn't, then perhaps someone else will benefit from this post.
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