My mother recently had a milestone birthday (she would kill me if I mentioned which one), so I started researching digital photo frames, and finally settled on a brand that I had never heard of before, but that was the top recommendation of Consumer Reports. It is always a crapshoot ordering photo frames or TV's from the internet where you can not view the quality in advance, but I felt pretty safe with the CR recommendation. The box arrived from B&H yesterday, and I spent today loading it up with photos.
The photo frame I picked up was the SmartParts SP8EM, and the quality is absolutely awesome. For some reason, the manufacturer does not have a direct link to more information, but you can find it easily at: http://smartpartsproducts.com/content/index.php. This particular model has an 8" LCD at 800x600, and supports the alphabet of flash media (Secure Digital (SD); MultiMedia Card (MMC); Extreme Digital (xD); MemoryStick (MS); Compact Flash (CF)).
The quality of the pictures is absolutely stunning, and stands head and shoulders above the Kodak frame I bought just a few months ago. It looks absolutely great, and my mom loves having pictures of the grandkids in a beautiful frame. SmartParts frames get the Sean Seal of Approval 🙂
(No, I did not get compensation for this review, and have no financial interest in the company, just a happy customer)