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TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: November 23, 2020 01:45PM
I've mentioned this before, but not recently. . .

I'd like to find a 4k TV I could mount on the wall, maybe 32" or so, that I could plug a USB stick or SD card into and display photos automatically. I want it to have display intervals programmable (say anywhere from 10 seconds to an hour or two, to never), and the option to show in sequence or random. Last time I looked, I couldn't find one.

Do any exist?

/Mr Lynn



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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: Bixby
Date: November 23, 2020 01:59PM
Don't know if this works the way you seek, but it's marketed as this type of solution.

Samsung The Frame
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 23, 2020 02:09PM
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: JPK
Date: November 23, 2020 02:23PM
Can't you set up Apple TV to display pics from your designated Photos folder?

JPK
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: November 23, 2020 02:29PM
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JPK
Can't you set up Apple TV to display pics from your designated Photos folder?

JPK

This is what I do, although the TV and AppleTV are not dedicated to this.
When we (used to) entertain, I'll have pictures running in the background on our main TV in the living room.
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: November 23, 2020 02:38PM
PC Stick or Mac mini mounted behind the TV is how I would do it. That way you can set more parameters and add images easily.



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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 23, 2020 02:45PM
......already do this using my memory......you can tell when my eyeballs roll up toward the right......but with age, it gets harder to do.....it will skip a few frames......now and then....



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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: John B.
Date: November 23, 2020 03:46PM
I've got a couple Insignia (Best Buy house brand) TVs that have a USB port and a slideshow function to show JPEG files. I don't know that you can control durations or randomize order, though.
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: November 23, 2020 04:07PM
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Bixby
Don't know if this works the way you seek, but it's marketed as this type of solution.

Samsung The Frame

Very interesting. Have to look further at their specs for settings, etc. Thanks.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: November 23, 2020 04:09PM
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JPK
Can't you set up Apple TV to display pics from your designated Photos folder?

JPK

AppleTV is on the TV in the living room. I'm looking for a wall-mounted unit just to display photos as you might hang a picture, not on a wall you'd sit at to watch.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: November 23, 2020 04:11PM
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pRICE cUBE
PC Stick or Mac mini mounted behind the TV is how I would do it. That way you can set more parameters and add images easily.

Possible option, as there's a closet in the bathroom behind the wall I could put a small computer in. But with TV tech these days, you'd think a 'smart' one could handle images from a card or stick.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: November 23, 2020 06:00PM
I really want one of those Frame TV units. Actually two or three of them. Just cannot stomach the price premium.



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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 23, 2020 10:51PM
RokuTVs have a USB port and media player app that will do slideshows.

Getting cheaper by the minute.



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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: November 24, 2020 06:26AM
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Rolando
RokuTVs have a USB port and media player app that will do slideshows.

Getting cheaper by the minute.

Good idea. Just looked on Roku site. Not clear if media app or USB app will let me set long slideshow times. Have to do some research, I guess. . .

/Mr Lynn
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: November 24, 2020 11:02AM
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: November 24, 2020 12:27PM
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Smaller than I want.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 24, 2020 04:58PM
If your tv will play m4v files, you can do this with Apple's Photos app. Select the photos that you want, go to "Projects" in the left sidebar in Photos and click the plus button. Choose Slideshow > Photos. You should get a new window that will preview the slideshow, let you select music, transition effects, display time, etc. Adjust as you wish. Once done, go to the menu bar>File>Export>Slideshow.
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Re: TV for Wall Photo Display?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: November 24, 2020 06:13PM
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macphanatic
If your tv will play m4v files, you can do this with Apple's Photos app. Select the photos that you want, go to "Projects" in the left sidebar in Photos and click the plus button. Choose Slideshow > Photos. You should get a new window that will preview the slideshow, let you select music, transition effects, display time, etc. Adjust as you wish. Once done, go to the menu bar>File>Export>Slideshow.

I have never used Apple's Photos application. I just use the Finder to organize folders of photos by date.

I do use Graphic Converter to view and edit photos. GC has a Slideshow function, but maximum delay (in the version I have—9) is 15 seconds, and I don't think it can do random. Should look at the newer version.

/Mr Lynn



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2020 06:24PM by mrlynn.
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