Art aficionados will cringe at the thought of this, but consider: You can drop a thousand dollars on a piece of art, or you can drop a thousand dollars on a frame instead – and display whatever art and pictures you want for free. That’s the allure of PhotoVu’s new 19-inch widescreen digital picture frame, which has a price and frame size that put it right up there with small works of art.
At $1199, the PV1965w isn’t going to save you any money on enlargements at the photo lab, but it just might impress guests as much as a quality Monet reproduction. If your guests are nerds, they might be doubly impressed when your reveal the tech behind the frame.
Unlike most digital frames that display the same pictures over and over again off of internal memory or a memory card, PhotoVu’s biggest frame is actually Wi-Fi enabled. This means there’s no limit to how many photos can be displayed, and they can be changed around from any computer on your network without having to ever touch the frame. It can even pick up images off of web albums like Picasa, flickr and iPhoto Photocasts.
Of course, if you don’t have a computer handy or a wireless network, USB flash drives are also supported, presenting a simpler, if less elegant, option. PhotoVu also recommends using the PV1965w for digital signage, and includes a VESA mounting holes, should you want to display it in a public area.
"Our customers have been asking us for a wide format viewing wireless digital picture frame and we’re proud to offer thePV1965w to satisfy the needs of our most discriminating digital photography enthusiasts," said Robert Jordan, PhotoVu co-founder, in a statement. "The 1965w again shows PhotoVu as the high-end leader of premium wireless digital picture frames, offering unparalleled features and functionality in comparison to any other digital picture frames in the market today.”