Pros Great idea with the wi-fi and linking it to Kodak Gallery
Cons The automatic notification function did not exist on my product! I turned it on, but it never worked. This was the main reason I bought the frame. Tech support was wholly rude and useless, despite consuming HOURS of my time.
Summary The main reason I bought this frame was because it was advertised as providing an automatic notification when users receive new photos through Kodak Gallery. Despite turning this function on, I could never get it to give me the notification. I had to know that new photos had been shared and then navigate through the home screen every time to view them.
I spent hours trying to achieve online chat with tech support, but each time they would ask me the same generic questions. And, I swear, they were typing at a rate of about 0.5 words per minute. Ultimately, each time, they disconnected me. I moved onto phone support, and they different departments kept bumping me back and forth until they flat out denied that the frame was supposed to have the function of notification until I forced them to look at the picture on page 11 of the user manual showing a frame getting notification! Then they admitted the frame must be defective. This process took another several hours on the phone.
Now I am stuck with the decision of mailing the product to Kodak for "repairs" but perhaps the product never had this notification feature since the tech support is unsure as to whether it is even supposed to exist.
Another flaw with the product is that when you set the auto on/off feature, every time the frame turns back on, it defaults to the frame's internal memory pictures. So, if you have it set on pictures from your kodak gallery or network, every night when it turns off you will have to reconfigure in the morning.
"terrible product"on by zbutton
Pros I worked for about 6 months
Cons After 6 months the digital frame became very fuzzy on the right side. In my opinon, Kodak did not stand behind their product.
Summary After 6 months the digital frame became very fuzzy on the right side. After a run around I was able to send it in but then I was told it was damaged and the warranty was not valid. To the best of my knowledge the frame was never damaged.
Pros Resonable price for what you get.
Cons Home photo's are not normally taken in widescreen format. You should look for an LCD screen that can directly accomodate the pictures. Most of my photos are 4x3. Many didgital cameras let you set up the size/ratio so it's not a big deal.
"Exceeded Expectations"on by cortt
Pros various memory card acceptance
Cons tinny sounding speakers
Summary I bought this for my computer-challenged Mom of 80+ years and it seems to be doing the trick. I preloaded jumpdrives so she can switch them back and forth- one with videos and another with photos to slide-display. I also downloaded some MP-3 music to a SD card and left it in, so she can listen to music while the slide show is going. The resolution is outstanding. I will periodically give her new jumpdrives as new photos are taken and plan to scan a bunch of her old photos in a box via scancafe.com to create another. The gift that keeps on giving!
Pros bad style and outlook
Cons PERFECT GIFT
Summary A digital photo frame] has become the PERFECT GIFT for weddings, births, holidays, birthdays. . . every special event or occasion in our lives, in fact. People are even updating their digital photo frames throughout the event or occasion, enabling family, guests, and participants to see an ongoing panorama of sentiment, as it is happening. Businesses are displaying their wares and policies on 5.6 digital photo frames set up in lobbies. Schools are displaying sports highlights, contests, academic bowls, virtual tours on digital photo frames set up in the office/sign-in areas. Restaurants are putting their menus on digital photo frames, enabling customers to see their dinners being prepared from beginning to end. Realtors are putting their listings on digital photo frames, and potential buyers are â€™touringâ€™ homes while sitting in comfort in a lounge. I have even seen digital picture frames on display in a funeral home, slide-showing flowers and various amenities in the building. I talk about the digital photo frame in my office, and how cool THAT was! http://www.idoo-dfp.com