Summary: This picture frame program is not worth the price. I would not buy it again. The documentation is less than minimal--very little help from the website. The product has easy share in the name--you would think EasyShare software would set up the slide show, but there is no ability to use Easyshare. I have several pictures that I loaded in a flashdrive (jpegs) that create an error message and are skipped for no apparent reason.
Summary: I ordered six SV-811 8 inch Kodak Digital Picture Frames on Dec. 2, 2007. The one that I received and gave to my wife for Christmas was missing the USB Cord, Remote and the Remote Holder. I contacted Kodak on Dec. 24 to let them know that the parts were missing. All six picture frames came in plain brown boxes instead of the normal Kodak Packaging. They were sold to me, through Amazon, by Shop Digital Corp. On Dec.
Summary: I picked up this picture frame as a gift for my wife, thinking that the name (Kodak) would get me a better quality frame than some of the unknown brands out there. Well, I was partially right... the display is gorgeous, the frame seems well-built, and the feature set is rich. My initial assessment was strong enough to give the frame 4 stars. However, after using the frame for less than an hour, I believe that this device has one fatal flaw that ruins it.
Summary: When I first received the Kodak SV-811 Picture Frame it looked as though it was just a good product, but it needs some improvement before I'd advise anyone to buy one. Shortly after buying this 8" frame from Kodak, I returned to Amazon and bought the 10.2" Opteka Picture Frame, one that put the Kodak totally out of the running. The Kodak has only a brightness control for its' photos, it needs also to have a contrast control over the frame.
Price equivalent for EX811 but is it actually the SV811?
22 December 2007
Summary: I have not yet bought this item. I came very close until I suddenly understood the customer comment regarding model number in the Customer Discussion bit at the bottom of the product information page. I looked at the Kodak website to see if I could find out more information and discovered that RRP for the SV811 is £99.99 and for the EX811 (which includes wi-fi connection as an extra) is £129.99.
Summary: May be a one off - but my photoframe screen didn't load up/initialise when first switched on, just lights up, no sample pics, main menu or anything. My computer recognises device so problem seems to be with frame itself. Have worked through all possible solutions including Kodak web help pages. Amazon sending a replacement, but it's still taken up too much time trying to work out what is wrong (nearly 2 hrs!