Summary: I expected more from Kodak. The stand on the back of the frame is flimsy and the frame keeps falling over. Also, its operation was quirky out of the box. I own some off brands that are better than this. Stay away.
Summary: Many digital frames are now available. In searching for a frame as a gift for elderly parents, I decided to purchase a "reliable" brand rather than a newer entrant into the market. I wanted to minimize any problems and was more than willing to pay pay a premium to ensure low-effort, high-enjoyment for my parents. Granted, George Eastman's legacy is film, not electronics - but this is the 21st century, isn't it?
Summary: This was a good frame until kodakgallery started charging for photo storage. If you plan on using the wifi feature, skip this frame and go with one that syncs with flickr. 1) The Ex-811 will let you connect ONLY to kodakgallery.com 2) kodakgallery.com now charges $5 per year to store photos. I bought this & set it up at a relatives house out of state.
Summary: I can't begin to tell you how awful this product is. First off, a bit of background on your humble reviewer. I'm a self-taught geek who does computer tech support as one of my jobs. I've never met a computer problem I couldn't fix, and I do it on a daily basis, sometimes simply for fun.
Summary: The Digital Frame itself works but the wireless capability is a disaster. It doesn't want to connect to my Cisco WPA network. It only works with the WEP and works really bad... it crashes after loading few pictures online and crashes again if you change the menu while loading the pictures online. The network feature is just a disaster. I should have been tested before selling it! I have also opened a ticket in Kodak to get support and they are not helpfull at all.
Let me save you some time - Mac OSX users = look elsewhere
W. stine, Amazon
9 November 2007
Summary: There are some great long reviews here but let me get to the point: The Kodak software you get for the Mac DOES NOT directly connect via wireless to the "wireless" frame. IMHO - this is NOT a Mac compatible product.
Summary: Do yourself a favor and skip this product for following reasons: * Wireless implementation is a joke and not working if you want to add security to your network (only works when removing encryption which you really do not want to do on your WiFi network). I am a network engineer with 10+ years of experience and this frame is the crapiest WiFi implementation I've ever seen. * Interface is real clunky.
Summary: I bought the sister product - the 10" EX 1011 - same issues apply to both the 10" and this 8" The product looks great BUT!! I bought it to send pictures to Grandma. We thought we could post pictures on the Kodak Gallery, and she (many many miles away) could see the latest of the grandchildren. HOWEVER ... it keeps losing its contact withe Wifi and reverting to its internal memory.