Can no longer show feeds ie: weather, sports or news
K. McCracken, Amazon
16 March 2014
Summary: Frame Channel was shut down in 2011 and Kodak Gallery has been shut down as well. This frame NO LONGER has the capabilities it is being portrayed as having. It is great for showing digital photos but that is about it. It is advertised that it has the capabilities of showing weather ,sports and news feeds, but the sites that offered the information have been shut down for good. I urge you to do you 'homework' before choosing your frame.
Summary: not very good since kodak is getting out of the picture business....OK if all you want is a display.... But I wanted something I could email or download from the internet. So I bought a "pixstar" and I love it!
Summary: I bought this picture frame as a gift for a relative. Since she is not really computer savvy, the idea was I could set up this frame in her house, and then I could remotely add pictures to a flickr account and have them automatically download from flickr to her frame (added to her current slideshow) without her doing a thing.
Summary: I initially purchased this frame running Vista. Recently I did an install of Windows 7. I immediately found out that not only was Windows 7 not compatible with the Digital Frame software for the W1020 but it irrevocably crashed my machine causing me to need to do a completely new intall. Kodak knew the software was a problem with Windows 7 because they had a "cleaner" to remove it. Despite the cleaning I still needed to reinstall.
Summary: I wanted to like this product - I really did. It's a pretty case, the screen looks great, and the feature set is impressive. But the software and documentation problems are maddening. There is PC software that you install to control the frame and load photos, slideshows, etc. This software is frustratingly buggy and never worked for me. It gave several error messages on installation; after finally installing fully, it couldn't find the frame on the network.
Summary: The promise of the Kodak W1020: manage your photos wirelessly from your computer, receive photos from others directly to your wireless frame, watch slide shows and videos from flickr and Kodak's site. The reality: many hours of fighting with the software and pulling my hair out isn't worth it. As others have said, the software (Kodak EasyShare Digital Display Software) is indeed pretty wonky and not intuitive.
Worst user experience of any consumer electronics product I've ever used
Ramon M. Felciano, Amazon
27 November 2009
Summary: We bought this frame in order to be able to share photos with my parents by uploading them to Flickr and (hopefully) having them appear on the frame automatically, over wireless. This should be braindead simple: (1) get mom a Flickr account. (2) Have all your family members that use register her as a "Friend / Family" on Flickr. (3) Point the photo frame to her "friends and family" photo feed. Not possible on this frame without serious hacking.
Summary: I bought this product for my parents -to share pictures with them remotely, but the wireless on this frame really sucks and it interface is very clumsy. We are using it but without the wireless features. The website that allows you to remotely upload pictures is paid subscription -the interface with flickr is really awefull, the images are distorted (scale x and scale y is messed up for flickr images) Get something else...