Based on comments made by the company behind the product to appleTvHacks.net
Our plugin allows to setup any period of time between 2 slides in the “Slideshow” screensaver mode of AppleTV. The time can be set up in 1 second steps from 1 second to 9999 hours. The standard Apple TV application cripples the slideshow mode and only allows 2,3,5,10 or 20 seconds of time between 2 slides, which is not really usable for displaying digital art. Our ATVDigiframe plugin integrates seamlessly and matches the minimalist style of the AppleTV UI.
They idea came from a photographer willing to have a nice solution to display photos, non satisfied with the current solutions
I’am a huge AppleTV fan and I am a photographer myself. Before buying an AppleTV, I had looked into digital picture frames to display my own photographs. But they were either too small or they were really expensive when they had a nice size.
Also using an iMac mounted on the wall is a rather expensive solution. So I came up with the idea to use AppleTV as my own digital picture frame. However there are limitations on the AppleTV software that do not allow to use the slideshow function in a practical way.
So I decided that a piece of software has to do the job and allow people to share their photographs with their loved ones without having to be crammed in front of a computer screen. These days many people have nice Plasma and LCD TV’s so why not use their already existing “picture frames”? This is how the idea was born.
The company is base in Montreal Canada, and is providing the installation as a service for $78.91 or you can purchase an appleTV with the plugin already installed. They also allow you to download trial version (here) of the software. Cost for registering the plugin is $59.99
You can download the plugin for free and use it as long as you want. The trial version has the same features as the full version, but has a limitation regarding the time between the slides. The trial version is restricted to durations of up to 2 minutes between two slides. To remove this limitation, you need to purchase a registration key.
It looks like a simple feature, but it could be quite useful.
What do you think ?
More info at: http://atvdigiframe.blogspot.com/
We have received an email from ATVDigiframe developers, informing us that after the feedback of the AppleTvHacks.net comunity about the price, they have decided to reduce the price. Here you have the message.
We received quite a few emails from prospects who felt that the price point of 59.99 USD for the downloadable plugin is too high, especially in these rather harsh economic conditions.
Therefore we adjusted our prices for the download as well as for the on-site installation.
The registration code for the download version is now only 29.99 USD and the installation on an AppleTV device is only 59.99 USD (plus shipping costs) !