Summary: My biggest complaint is that you have to crop your pictures to make them look good on the frame, the 800 by 480 distorts the pictures if they arent cropped. Another annoying thing is that there is nt a random mode, and that there is no setting longer than one picture every hour.
Summary: I received this Kodak SV811 in October as a birthday present. After two months of use, the picture quality is outstanding. The remote control accesses all the functions well. Numerous times per day, I find myself stopping before the Frame to see my own pictures. At first, I used a Sony 8GB USB for increased memory and all was outstanding. But, I decided to use all of its ports for maximum capability.
Summary: Kodak EasyShare SV811 8-inch Digital Picture Frame I was really satisfied with the picture quality of this photo frame. If i am suppose to buy next time i would again choose this. The price is also reasonable. But video display is poor. The play is not continuous. If your primary purpose is to have more video don't go for it. If its photos that you are concern with buy it.
Buyer Beware--the random slideshow feature lacks functionality
Vickie Beene Beavers "vbeene", Amazon
1 September 2008
Summary: As much as I enjoy the quality of the scrolling pictures in 'slideshow' mode, the relatively simple instructions for set-up using the remote, I am VERY disappointed that once you decide what photographs you want to store on either the SD or USB thumb drive for viewing, the setting for random does NOT work. During the slideshow mode, I was under the impression that the order of the pictures would be rearranged throughout the display.
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.
Pictures on screen are nice; uploading pics to it tricky.
27 March 2008
Summary: I bought this for my parents for Christmas. I have thousands of pics on my computer and was transferring pictures to the frame and memory card easily, but then it started getting buggy and wouldn't let me load anymore. I contacted tech support and they suggested I download an update, which I did, but it still didn't help. I had to stop uploading pics as Christmas was getting closer and I needed to get it wrapped.
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.