Pictures Without the PC
These days you don't need a PC to enjoy digital pictures. The following are products that let you bypass the computer altogether for viewing and sharing your digital photos.
Ceiva 2 Digital Photo Receiver. Plug your Ceiva 2 LCD picture frame into your phone line, and the frame will dial a free, secure phone number in the middle of the night to download as many as 30 new pictures. You, your family, and friends e-mail the photos you want to share to the Ceiva service--you can even send images via camera phone. ($150, plus monthly service starting at $7 for a three-year plan)
MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player This set-top box lets you store up to 100 pictures and view them on your TV. Download pictures directly from your camera's memory card, or send them via your MSN TV e-mail account. You can also print from your MSN TV 2 box and set photos to serve as screen savers for when you finally get sick of watching Donald Trump fire people. ($200)
OurPictures TV OurPictures Deluxe users will soon (in the first half of the year) be able to view their pictures on a TV using the Roku HD 1000 digital media player ($299). You will even be able to use your TV to send images to a local 1-hour photo retailer for printing. ($30 annually)