Summary: I bought both the Coby DP-888 8" frame and the Kodak EasyShare SV811 8" frame and compared them using the same slide show. One was to keep and the other was destined for Grandmother as a gift. I wasn't interested in email, websites or wireless. I used a USB flash drive on both and exported the photos from iPhoto, including some movies I took with my digital still camera (640x480 resolution, 16 bit).
Summary: I purchased this as a present for my father. He absolutely loves it. The pros are a clean and clear picture, a large amount of internal memory, an easy to use interface, and nice looking frame. There are 2 cons to this model though. The image size is 480X800, which is a widescreen format. If it had been 800x600, the pictures would have fit much easier, not needing to be cropped. This is my mistake, however, I didn't do enough research before buying.
Summary: We bought this frame to send to grand parents and loaded many photos on it. Long file names were used to keep track of the various locations and dates. After much testing we found that there is not enough memory allocated to file names to allow long file names. We had 160 photos totaling about 60MB in size. After much gnashing of teeth we renamed all files 1 through 160. That solved the problem but now grandma and grandpa will not be able to see the descriptive titles.
**Updated - still a great digital frame...with some hiccups
H. Beachum, Amazon
27 September 2007
Summary: ***Updated 9/27/08 - I still really like this digital frame - I purchased 5 and all 5 are still kicking with daily use. I use the auto on-off program feature which is so nice. It still won't accept the mini flash drives and there are still ocassional hiccups with edited pictures. Honestly, I don't expect this to last much past another couple of years. Still, I like it and I'm waiting for Kodak to come out with a 15" frame.
Summary: Just bought this for my dad and tried it out this evening for a few hours. Pros: Better color than some lesser expensive brands Seems to read files from USB flash drives quickly and well. Navigating to subfolders was easy (using the remote), and the thumbnail preview needed only a few seconds per shot to show - indicating a decent CPU is in use.
Summary: The frame works well. The software would not load after many attempts and multiple patches downloaded from the support website. We have to use a work-around to load pictures. We load pictures to a memory card inserted in our laptop. Then we load to memory card into the fram and copy from the memory card to the internal memory of the frame. It is cumbersome, but it works.
Summary: The quality of the displayed image is wonderful. There are really only two or three minor issues. I gave it only three stars because there are frames for sale without these issues and I therefore would not buy this one again. First, there is no battery. My frame is hanging on the wall with a rather obvious wire hanging from it. Second, the wide screen aspect ratio while great for movies is not so great for pictures which are normally in more of a 4x6 format.
Summary: I don't know if I got a lemon or if all of these products have this defect, but the off/on timer does not work. The timer is designed to allow you to specify when you want your frame to operate. I enabled the timer to shut off at 8pm. The frame shut off its slide show running from an SD card at 8pm. Then a little while longer it turned back on again, this time running the slide show from the internal memory.
Excerpt: "...what I would expect from Kodak who’d been at the heart of image procedures and preparation since 1892. In away I can see a kinship of the gaudy yellow fragile disposable camera that is part of the wedding paraphernalia on tables and the SV811 model; the picture frame holder hardly is a valid insurance to keeping the 1 KG weighty device up-right. If you’ve an enthusiastic feline programmed to jump and climb, refrain from purchasing – if not, a ‘catastrophe’ ...
Excerpt: Digital Photo Frame Dimensions: Width 284 x Depth 35 x Height 211mm Includes headphone socket Getting use to pixels manufacturing an image was a long process for me – you see, I adored the process of hands-on- image-manipulation stroke experimentation – for me an over-exposed image was an act of intended creativity, not a disaster. Naturally, such crimes in photography happen, but not as regular since the explosion of automated photos’ i.e.