How to wall mount a digital picture frame?
To wall mount a digital picture frame, start by checking what mounting system is pre-built into the frame’s back. In most cases, you’ll have either support for a standard VESA mount or built-in dedicated hanging holes. These hanging holes often double as holders for the attachable stand.
It’s worth noting that not all digital frames can mount on the wall. We recommend staying away from DIY wall mounts as you can often lose access to the USB or SD card slots, a power inlet port, and more. It’s also quite technically demanding.
The sturdiest and most robust wall mounting option for digital picture frames is the standard VESA mount. With premium digital frames like the Pix-Star, you can use the VESA system to mount the frame in either landscape or portrait. It’s sturdy, easy to install, and minimally invasive. You won’t lose access to the USB/SD card slots and the final look is clean and minimalistic.
Digital picture frames like the Pix-Star support a standard VESA mount and have built-in dedicated hanging holes. Using the hanging holes, you can easily pop the frame up on the wall in just a couple of seconds. You could even have a couple of hanging locations set up around the house. You simply need to unplug the frame and move it to the desired location.
What is the best wall mounting digital picture frame?
Pix-Star’s frames are arguably the best wall-mounting digital picture frames for the money on today’s market. Pix-Star supports using a standard VESA mount and has dedicated hanging holes; whereas most competing frames only offer one or the other.
Pix-Star supports both landscape and portrait wall mounting – using either the standard VESA mount or the hanging holes.
You can use the handheld remote to control the Pix-Star digital picture frame within a couple of meters. Alternatively, you can use the Pix-Star web dashboard to remotely manage and configure any of your Pix-Star frames – no matter where you are in the world. Pix-Star is currently adding this remote configuration feature to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app.
Pix-Star offers a motion sensor and an auto-on/off schedule feature. The motion sensor will wake the frame up when somebody walks into the room. It will also turn the Pix-Star frame’s display off when movement hasn’t been detected for a preset time (e.g., 5-minutes).
Use Pix-Star’s auto-on/off schedule to set when the frame automatically wakes up and goes to sleep. This deals only with the display. You can still send photos, videos, and audio recordings to the frame using any of the supported methods.
This auto-on/off feature is great for families and individuals that follow a recurring schedule, such as being at work during the day. It’s great for elderly users too!
Pix-Star’s frames have one of the most (if not THE most) robust and versatile feature sets on the market. They’re one of the only high-end wall-mounting digital picture frames that are made for both elderly users and families.
Set up is quick, you can import photos directly from social media, automate much of the photo-sharing process, and manage/control up to 25 frames from one account no matter where you are in the world!
What is the best size for a wall-mounted digital picture frame?
The best size for a wall-mounted digital picture frame is 15-inches. This measurement refers to the diagonal size of the frame’s display from corner to corner.
15-inch digital picture frames are great for wall mounting as you can easily see them from across the room and in brighter spaces.
We recommend getting a digital picture frame with a 4:3 aspect ratio as this matches the camera sensor on most smartphones (e.g., iPhones use 4:3 sensors). Photos won’t be surrounded by black bars and they’ll have all the available space on the display.
Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital picture frame can be wall mounted using either a standard VESA mount (purchased separately) or the built-in dedicated hanging holes. Alternatively, you could rest the frame on a flat surface using the attachable stand. Pix-Star’s frames also mount in either orientation.
Another great size for wall-mounted digital picture frames is the 10-inch frame. They offer good value for money, they’re immersive, and you’ll find they’re not too bulky. 10-inch digital picture frames may be a little small for big rooms like the living room – especially when mounted on the wall.
Can I rotate a wall mounting digital picture frame?
You can rotate a wall mounting digital picture frame if it’s mounted with a standard VESA mount. For example, Pix-Star supports using a standard VESA mount, and wall mounting in both landscape and portrait modes is possible.
Additionally, you can rotate the frame’s interface and slideshows via the settings page. There’s also a setting that lets you rotate individual photos within slideshows.
Some digital picture frames (particularly newer Chinese brands) offer frames with automatic rotation. The issue here is that it rarely works well and is useless for wall-mounted frames as automatic rotation isn’t a necessary feature.
Make sure the digital picture frame you want to mount on the wall supports using a standard VESA mount and/or hanging holes that support both orientations. Check to make sure the software supports rotating the frame’s interface on-demand, and/or rotating individual images.
How to control a wall mount digital picture frame?
You can control Pix-Star’s wall-mounted digital picture frame using the handheld remote controller, the on-frame button controls, or the remote configuration feature via the Pix-Star web dashboard (this feature will soon be added to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app).
Pix-Star’s frames also have a motion sensor and an auto-on/off feature. Turn on the motion sensor to wake up the frame’s display when somebody walks into its range. It will also turn the display off after a set period of no motion being detected.
Pix-Star’s remote configuration feature is arguably the most robust on the market in its class. You can manage and control up to 25 Pix-Star frames from a single user account from anywhere in the world. Here you can adjust their settings, start slideshows, manage local and cloud storage, and much more.
Pix-Star currently only offers remote configuration support via each frame’s web dashboard. This feature will soon be added to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app (under development at the time of this writing) -making Pix-Star frames one of the most versatile wall mounting frames for the money!