Summary: I bought 3 of these in the past 6 months (one for myself and one for each set of in-laws). The touch frame is better than a remote but not quite as good as I imagine a touch screen to be (the only touch screen frame I found was very expensive). Most of the setup is very easy once you figure out how to scroll (hint 1: touch directly under the up and down arrows rather than the nearest lighted spot on the frame as these do not necessarily line up; Hint 2: the up and down...
Summary: Background - Purchased this frame for my parents to automatically get updated pictures of the grandchildren. - I'm an experienced PC user/software developer - My parents have a computer, DSL, email, but limited computer skills. I thought this would allow me to deliver pictures right to their living room on a regular basis.
Perfect "Magic Picture Frame" for the grandparents
C. Alcott, Amazon
5 January 2010
Summary: Like many others, I did lots of research looking for wireless digital frames with the idea of giving them as gifts to my parents and in-laws, and having them constantly show photos of the kids and grandkids, with little to no effort on the receiver's part. The picture quality is great, and the touch-screen controls are sleek and invisible.
Summary: The W1020 works well enough for me. I see plenty of things that could use improvement, but in this case I think it's because any product that breaks new ground opens up a lot of possibilities. The 16:9 aspect ratio is wrong for a photo frame, and the resolution is a bit coarse when you look too closely, but it's good enough.
Summary: I bought this frame for my mother who does not own a computer. She lives with my sister and has WiFi in the house. I configured the frame to connect to the free online service called Frame Channel. Family and friends can email pictures to my Mom's Frame Channel account and those pictures will just show up on my Mom's frame. I can logon to the Frame Channel account and manage the pictures if necessary. Frame Channel also offers nice features like weather, news, etc.
Summary: I read several reviews here before buying this Kodak Photo frame and was not sure about the wireless feature being easy to set up. After receiving it I was happy to see that the setup was very easy. I had no problems as described by other reviewers. The only negative thing I can comment on is that if the frame sits above eye level, the LCD is hard to see. Like an old big screen TV viewed from the side. I can tilt it down some to help the problem somewhat.
Summary: I like this frame a lot. It's constructed really well and my photos look great on it. The onboard controls are good enough and they disappear gracefully when not in use. The frame supports all kinds of memory cards as well as a USB port for a thumb drive. And of course it supports Wi-Fi which is terrific. I have it downloading pictures from my Picasa Web Albums. Unfortunately, the software that comes with the frame is not very good.
Summary: I received this unit for Christmas and seriously thought about sending it back. However, after several days of playing with it to figure out several issues that aren't adressed in the product manual or SW updatees I finally have it working well enough to give it a fair review based upon the 10/28/2008 firmware and 22.214.171.124 Easyshare PC software.
Summary: My overall take on this is that there are indeed software issues with this contraption, but its still one of the coolest things I've bought for under $250. So here's the bad, the good, and the really cool. First the bad. Yes, the software is slow. Like everyone else, it took multiple attempts to get it downloaded, and it crashed more than a couple times while I was trying to get stuff uploaded.
Summary: I've been looking for a wireless frame for a while and wanted to wait until I found products that were both affordable and reasonable mature. The W1020 is a solid step but it's far from perfect (at least for my target use of streaming and updating photos). Things I liked: - wide support for online sites - it works out of the box with Flickr, Picasa, and Kodak's own site - screen quality - it's not awesome but from 5 feet or more, it looks just fine - good looking - it...