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Westinghouse's DPF-0561 digital photo frame. Courtesy of Westinghouse, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Westinghouse Digital Expands Into New LCD Display Market With Digital Photo Frames


Stylish LCD Frame Accepts Six Flash Card Standards Including XD

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., Sept. 13, 2005 - Westinghouse Digital Electronics, a leading North American LCD TV and monitor provider, today announced its entry into the digital photography marketplace with the introduction of its Digital Photo Frame (model #DPF-0561), allowing multiple photographs to be displayed in a single frame.

The 5.6-inch LCD display is easily customizable to match any home or office décor by attaching the included interchangeable mahogany, black or brushed aluminum frames. Ideal for displaying wedding photos, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, photos of loved ones, and other special events, the frame allows consumers to create a slideshow or view individual digital snapshots by simply plugging in a digital camera memory card or downloading images from the computer's hard drive via a USB port.

"Digital cameras are transforming the way consumers take pictures, but their cherished memories still remain locked and often lost on computer hard drives or flash memory cards," said Douglas Woo, president of Westinghouse Digital. "Digital photos are best shared electronically and this frame provides an affordable display solution for sharing favorite digital photos with family, friends and coworkers."

The Westinghouse frame is one of the only digital photo frames currently on the market accepting the XD memory card. It offers 8MB of internal flash memory for storing images and is also compatible with CF I/II, MS, SD, and MMC flash memory cards. The slim design fits conveniently on a nightstand, mantle, desk, or coffee table, or mounts onto a wall.

Using the control keypad on top of the frame, consumers can advance pictures one at a time, or view the On Screen Display (OSD) by pressing the "menu" button. OSD options include a thumbnail mode, which allows users to preview all photos stored on the card and in the internal memory to select a specific photo for display, rotating images from horizontal to vertical, and choosing the speed of the slideshow, as well as selecting slideshow transition effects between images, which includes "wipe down," "checkerboard," and "dissolve."

"Our expertise in large panel LCD TVs and monitors easily translated into this small digital photo frame display," Woo said. "More than 25 million Americans will own digital cameras by 2006* and we are excited to offer technology that is designed to optimize their digital photo displays."

The Westinghouse Digital Photo Frame has an estimated retail price of $149.99.

Product specifications include:

 DPF-0561
Screen size: 5.6-inch diagonal
Native resolution: 320x234
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Viewing angle: 45-degree (horizontal)
45-degree (vertical)
Response time: 18 ms
USB Port: 1.1
Weight: 0.9 lbs

The Westinghouse Digital Photo Frame, as well the company's LCD TVs and monitors are sold at retailers nationwide. To locate a specific retailer, or for more information, please visit www.westinghousedigital.com.

About Westinghouse Digital Electronics
In continuing the 100-year old Westinghouse tradition of producing quality products, Westinghouse Digital Electronics is bringing the venerable American brand to consumers of all ages with new technology products, making it easier for mainstream consumers to experience the latest in digital entertainment. Through superior technology, dependability, performance and design, the company offers consumers LCD TVs and monitors that are reliable, easy-to-use and deliver the best value in digital entertainment devices. Westinghouse LCD TVs and monitors are available nationwide at more than 2,000 consumer electronics retail stores and other resellers. For additional information, or to purchase accessories such as Westinghouse Décor™ frames and mounts, please visit www.westinghousedigital.com.

For more information on the entire family of Westinghouse consumer products, please visit www.westinghousedigital.com.

* Info Trends/CAP Venture Reports

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Westinghouse's DPF-0561 digital photo frame. Courtesy of Westinghouse, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!


(First posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 11:23 EDT)

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