Summary: I bought this frame as a gift for my mother so she could display photos of my daughter. I realized that any frame where she had to manually update the photos on the frame would likely become an unused brick unless if I continually mailed her updated flash drives. I selected this frame because of its integration with flickr and the capability for me to use a website to do the necessary updates to display new photos from flickr. This frame was very easy to setup.
Summary: This frame has got a very cool feature set that is pretty amazing for its price. The biggest plus is its ability to easily import pictures from Facebook/Picasa and Flickr with minimum fuss and show slideshows with those pictures with very little lag. I am pretty amazed by how such a small device can download and render pics so quickly after I link it to my facebook / picasa account. Setup: Pretty simple. The remote takes a while getting used to. Wifi worked cleanly.
Summary: I got this frame for my Dad so when I update my photo albums on Facebook and Picasa, they update on his frame at his house and he can see our pictures instantly!! What I didn't expect was that he keeps it on his desk and likes to listen to foreign radio stations while he's working. It was easy to setup and I can control the settings on his frame from whereever I am via the web.
Summary: The frame can access all the popular photo sites, but it does not allow you to have the pictures automatically do a slideshow. I wanted a frame to send to my parents that all the kids could just upload pictures to a website and then they would show up on the frame. The user has to navigate to the picasa, facebook, etc. page and select individual folders to view them one at a time. My parents can do that from their computer.
Summary: I actually liked the item until the service was closed a few weeks back. Myframemanager.com (the site where your set up the wifi features) is no longer and no one at HP (email, or call center) can (or will) tell you anything. Nice customer service and product support. Shame HP.
Summary: Right out of the box it refused to communicate with my wifi network which uses the secure WPA2. After 3 hours of messing with it I decided to change my router to WEP and it finally connected and download itself a new firmware version. Well, it's all over the internet that the WEP is not secure , so I changed again to WPA2, and the problems started .
There's Nothing "Smart" about the HP Smart WiFi Digital Frame
7 December 2010
Summary: Like many others, I bought this HP digital frame as a gift. The main selling point was the WiFi capability that allows the frame to receive photos directly by email, text message, or photo sharing sites. Unfortunately, the HP "Smart" digital frame is anything but. We have spent several days trying to set-up the HP frame and getting it to work. Sadly, it does not work well at all.
Summary: I had high hopes for this frame. I did a bunch of research before purchasing, and like many in the photo frame market, am simply looking for a frame capable of receiving photos wirelessly in an easy-to-use, comprehensible format with a reasonable user interface that doesn't require constant interaction after the initial setup. To preface this, I'm in IT for a living and relatively savvy when it comes to electronic gadgetry.
Summary: I bought this frame about 6 months ago and was able to set it up initially. It found my wireless network and streamed Flickr photos but the frame would only access a single folder in my account. So I put in an SD card with photos, and now it works for awhile and then freezes up on a single photo. The only way to get back to the slide show is to turn off the frame and then restart, which requires going back through the setup again and choosing the card.