October 18, 2007 by Rachel Cericola
How do you make a mammoth flat screen boring? Show vacation photos on it. Still, Sony just announced the HDMS-S1D ($400), a server designed to be stuffed with up to 50,000 high-resolution photos.
The 80GB hard drive allows users to transfer photos via almost any memory card, a CD or DVD, USB or Ethernet. I find it really annoying when I can’t find different photos, so it’s nice to have them in one spot. Whether or not, I want to blast them on a big screen is another story, but it’s available via HDMI just in case.
If you’re the type that’s into scrapbooking, but don’t want all of the little stickers and other paper junking up your house, this device lets you to do it all on-screen. There are 3,000 different photo albums, which allows you to review, edit, rotate, and almost anything else imaginable.
As if grandma wasn’t scary enough on your 50-inch TV, you can also add music to any slideshow; add up to five songs via CD or use one of the 30 pre-loaded music tracks.
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