Samsung SPF-85V Digital Photo Frame

Feb 18th, 2009 | By Simon

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The SPF-85V is not just a digital photo frame; it doubles as an 8″ USB LCD monitor. The driver CD includes a piece of software called “Frame Manager” and if you install it, it will add the necessary drivers for you to use the photo frame as a second monitor. The software is not intended to allow you to use the photo frame as the primary monitor.

Once you’ve installed the software, reset your computer and connect the SPF-85V to your PC via the included USB cable. The SPF-85V will prompt you as to whether or not you want the USB to act as a mass storage, in which case the picture frame treats the computer as a storage device, or as a mini-monitor.

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If you chose mini-monitor, it turns into your second monitor. I can see many great uses for this – dedicated twitter window, IM window, e-mail, etc.

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It almost looks as if you could get 1024×768 resolution on the monitor, but you can’t. I briefly used the SPF-85V to visit Overclockers Online.

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