Summary: This is a nice frame, however, I spent two forty minute sessions on two different days with Kodak staff who could not get the Wi-fi frame to connect to the internet. The Kodak technicians were extremely courteous and patient, but they could not make it connect to wi-fi. The unit I got was refurbished, and as a frame, it works adequately, but the whole point of the wi-fi connection is to get photos and data from the web.
Summary: Strangely enough, it worked great when I first set it up. The software had to be repaired after the install, but then it worked fine. I setup a feed from my Flickr account, and that worked flawlessly... at first. Now it won't connect to the Internet or something, and the software hangs when I try to change the settings. What a pain.
Summary: This could be a nice frame-- picture quality & the screen size is wonderful. Colors are a bit too bright, but overall I have no complaints of the pictures I was able to view, however I'm sending it back because of its inability to work with my network. The frame itself connects to the internet, though I haven't been able to figure out how to get it to show anything on flickr other than intrestingness of the day, nor have I figured out how to display any RSS feed-- I was...
Buggy Software, features not fleshed out, not easy to configure (nice photo display though...)
Chris C., Amazon
27 September 2009
Summary: I own the 10" wireless version. I installed the latest firmware as of 1/6/2009 and the latest software update for the PC software. If you have a secure network, then you will run into firewall issues between the PC and the Frame if you want to "Drag and Drop" photos from your PC to the Frame, or if you want to serve up photos to the frame from your PC (client/server mode - your PC has to be on all the time to serve the photos).
Summary: I've owned this frame for about 9 months and was very pleased with the picture quality and the wireless feature. The picture quality is good to very good but the real attraction was the wireless feature. Being able to store your photos on Flickr, Picasa, or the Kodak site and having the frame pull down the shots is a big plus. Via the FrameChannel site, I also enjoyed selecting photos from National Geographic to display on the frame.
Summary: On the surface this looked like a great product having several wireless networking features to provide connectivity to a variety of online and network sources. Unfortunately, after purcasing the W1020, it became apparent that the wireless feature was poorly designed as the wireless connectivity drops after a few minutes and the frame must be powered off/on to reconnect.
Summary: Such a shame. I really wanted this to work for me but reluctantly returned it to Staples for a refund. From a display perspective I found the image very good. Not supersharp, but colourful and contrasty, with enough detail to keep me happy and I'm a fussy photographer. The wireless feature worked OK for me, but my wireless router sat next to it on the bookshelf. It was a bit slow to navigate through the folders menu for remote computers, but I was able to access them.
Summary: I AM 68 YEARS OLD BUT I KNOW HOW TO SET UP AND MAINTAIN MY LOCAL WIRELESS NETWORK WITH 3 COMPUTERS. THE KODAK SOFTWARE IS SLOW AND UNRELIABLE. IT LOCKS YOU OUT FOR UNKNOWN REASONS. IF YOU HAVE 13,000 PHOTOS ON ONE HARD DISC ALONE IT WILL TAKE YOU FOREVER TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO SHOW. THERE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE A RANDOM WAY TO SHOW PHOTOS ON ANY OR ALL OF YOUR HARD DISCS LIKE A SCREEN SAVER WILL DO ON YOUR COMPUTER. LARGE NUMBER OF PHOTOS SIMPLY CONFUSES THE SOFTWARE.
Summary: I bought this frame because of its ability to view all my photos directly from my PC. I have a lot of photos, and having to constantly update the frames selection seemed like a pain. Unfortunately, even though the frame did connect to my wireless-G WPA2 network (at 60%+), it just took forever to bring up any pictures (even w/latest firmware). I installed the latest PC software on Vista, tried to point the software at my network share..