Summary: For the most part, everything turned out as I expected except for two things. 1) I was disappointed with my images not being able to fill the 8" screen. Even with that option available, when I checked the box to fill screen with picture, none of my pictures filled up the screen as demonstrated with the preloaded sample pictures. Instead, I see a block of black on each side of my pictures.
Summary: Easy to set up and use and grandpa loved it. I did not install the software and utilize it because I had read reviews that reported it was not helpful, but rather put pictures on a flash drive and then transferred to the internal frame memory which was easy and worked well.
Summary: This is a review of the SV811 which I bought to give to my 76-year old parents who don't have a computer, Internet connection, or digital camera. I was looking for a easy way for the family to be able to share digital photos when visiting, and to provide them with a 'stock' set of family photos that they could view whenever they wanted. The 'stock' set would be stored on a 2GB SD card that would be installed in camera when digital photo frame was given to them.
Summary: This is a good digital picture frame. It does more than I expected. The SV series does not have wifi. The EX series is the one that has it. If the EX does all that this frame can plus the wifi, I would go for the wifi. Clarity and picture image is good. My coworkers really like seeing my slideshows. So instead of dozens of frames of friends and family there is one rotating slideshow. It will even play music!
Summary: I purchased six Kodak SV-811 8-inch Digital Picture Frames as Christmas gifts for my wife and grown children. Prior to my purchase, I searched CNET and other electonic portals to check reviews by professional reviewers, ratings by users, and price. I zeroed in on Kodak's 7 and 8 inche models. Each gift was preloaded with relevant family pictures and each family member received 1 gig ScanDisk to put their own digital show on. The Kodak 8 inch frame met my expectations.
Summary: The quality of the pictures when shown is very good. Other digital frames I've seen have visible vertical lines or the picture is somewhat grainy (even with a high quality pic). No such problems here! One thing to note: while the frame has easy to use slots for a flash stick or memory card, I have a bunch of pictures on my computer and the easiest way to get them into the frame was by attaching the frame directly to the computer with a USB cable, which is included.