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Kodak - 8" LCD Digital Photo Frame-Angle_Standard

Kodak - 8" LCD Digital Photo Frame

Model: SV811KSKU: 8266011

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Set up frustrating for semi-beginner

    Posted
    KathiMR

    The product may end up being very good, however the getting started guide, far from being "easy share" left out key info and assumed a level of knowledge that I don't have. Very incomplete. It said to install software but then doesn't say anything about what that has to do with the operation of the frame and unlike most electronics, I did not find a more complete manual on the CD. And I didn't find clear directions on where to get a manual, although there was a link to their website. It did not tell how to get photos onto SD card or otherwise get them into the frame. Inserting a blank SD card of course does not produce a slide show, but they don't take that into consideration. The getting started guide needs to be re-written so that beginners who do not know how to get photos onto an SD card, and especially those who want to use photos from a source other than a Kodak camera, can be shown this basic step--not have to hunt all over for the info. We purchased this as a gift for my 93 yr old Dad so that I could load it and keep it loaded with pictures of his growing baby great grandson. Since the baby is located out of state, the photos are received mostly as email attachments. There was no info in the start guide on how to get pictures from email attachments into the frame. My Palm makes it very easy to drag and drop photos into it. Not this. I finally found some info online after stumbling around for hours. So, hopefully it will be a good product--my brother who researched said it got good reviews, but, I definitely did not find it easy to figure out. I was up most of Christmas eve trying to figure out how to get the photos from my email attachments into the frame, or even into the Kodak Easy Share software, partly because XP hides the data files so there is a shortcut to my Eudora program data files. But Kodak Easy Share did not show the shortcut, and didn't allow drag and drop. I had to get them into another program and then finally was able to get them from there, but it was a long round about way. A getting started guide should provide the info needed to actually get started--in this case, including how to get pictures from various sources into the frame--this didn't, it just assumed that the user knew how to get their photos onto a card or other device which not all of us know how to do. I finally did get some photos into Kodak Easy Share and then figured out how to get them onto the frame. But that was also confusing to figure out which letter external drive was the right one. I need to figure out how to get it to just play our photos and not the demo photos, but at least it is now playing ours along with the demo ones. But the getting started assumes this is just insert the card and go, but it was so much harder than it needed to be for those of us still learning how to manipulate photos and get them from one place to another. So it remains to be seen how it will turn out. Hopefully it will eventually turn out to be useful for what we intended, but it has just been really frustrating trying to get it up and running.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    KodakEasyShare picture frame Doesn work

    Posted
    PictureLover

    The SV811 digital picture frame, as received, did not accept CF cards and, when jpeg images were uploaded directly or from the EasyShare software, two "images" appeared for each uploaded. The second showed up on the display ad "Bad file" I started by spending 1-1/2 hours with two customer support people re-loading the EasyShare software and the picture frame firmware, reformatting the picture frame memory and the memory chip. Nothing worked. She said that she would send me an e-mail on how to send the frame for factory service. 3 hours later came an e-mail refering me to the Web site, which gave absolutely no help for this problem,and suggesting that I find a PC to use rather than a MAC. The produce advert says specifically that it supports JPEG, and the box says that MAC OS X 3.9 and higher are usable. Here is a copy of the message received from the Kodak service rep, "Before sending the frame for repair, we suggest you first to format the memory card on the camera or using a windows xp computer. We need to do it first before sending the frame for repair. If you can also barrow a diff memory card you may try it on the frame. Our frame is has not been fully tested on mac computer so we are suggesting you this resolutions." I have had two further rounds of e-mail correspondence and it seems that each subsequent service rep fails to read the preceding correspondance. And, the product still does not work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and Great Quality

    Posted
    DWJR

    I did a lot of reserach. Talked with others who have digital frames and got the good and bad from everyone. I decided to go with a name brand frame after having some bad luck recently with some off name products I purchased. This couldn't have been easier. I didn't load the included software or use the cable I took a much easier route and simply took an old 128MB card I had laying around (you can buy a new one for like $10 now days) and simply copied all the photos I wanted to the card. Once I configured the time and pointed the frame to the card instead of the internal memory (took like 2 mins) I hit slide show and away it went. I then wanted to see what happens if the power went out. Many of those I spoke with and some of the reviews I read stated that on power up they had to click slide show to start the frame. The Kodak frame just started showing photos after the 3-5 second power up cycle. Fantastic. The other great feature of this frame was the fact you can set On/Off times. While I'm sleeping no sense in having the frame wasting electricity and showing photos. I read what others have written about this frame and can't imagine why they had difficulties. This was simply exactly what I would have expected. Insert your card or load your photos and your done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    VERY Frustrating!

    Posted
    Quzie

    This was SO frustrating! I work for a software company and consider myself to be computer savvy and found the uploading process for this frame ridiculous. First of all the "Easy Guide" getting started booklet was more about turning it on and plugging it in instead of how to actually put photos on it. When I finallly uploaded a photo onto the internal memory (which took over an hour to figure out) it looked great so I tried to add some more the following day and all of a sudden I was getting error messages. I chatted with their online tech support and found it useless so I called tech support and after being on hold forever I finally spoke to someone who pretty much had me try all of the things I had already tried and to sum it up he had some crazy way of uploading these images but I had to go through about 3 extra steps to get the photos on there. I was hoping this product would be user friendly and simple but it ended up being the complete opposite. I returned it 2 days after I bought it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job with versatility

    Posted
    BZTom

    I suppose requiring XP or later OS enables better features and performance than XP offers over the ancient and tottering Windows 2000. In any event, this is a fine product, it was easy to use out of the box. I used SD cards and USB flash drive. Did not try MMC or CF. I read of some problems with CF cards; it may be necessary to reformat them especially some older models which are quite old by now. But back to the Kodak SV 811. Please note that there is another Kodak 8" DPF, named as such, which is a Kodak branded product but not an Easy Share picture frame. I purchased both of them and they both work well, but are different. Fine image quality, easy access via remote and screen, works well when downloading images by tethering it to a PC using the USB connection

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lacks adequate instructions

    Posted
    MOTG

    Frame does not display photos in the order in which they are saved on the memory card (which is quite annoying when you spend hours saving hundreds of file names so that they will display in a specific order). I tried for over 8 hrs to download MP3's to both the card then the internal memory. There are NO instructions in the accompanying manual, nor could I find any on-line (also the web addresses in the manual are incorrect). While I was able to copy the music files, the frame would not play them, and as it was trying, the photos completely glitched out. This was a gift to my inlaws, and while I do not think they (or most people) will ever play music with this frame, I hate to think that I payed for a feature that is unusable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Kodak Product Could Be Better

    Posted
    rbjaej

    We consider ourselves pretty computer savvy and already had Kodak Easy Share Software, however, even with all that expertise, we still had difficulty getting this product to work for us. This product came with the MOST LAME set of instructions I've ever seen. VERY POOR. After hours of working with our computer and the software we figured out how to download the pictures from our computer. The picture quality is great. The remote could be easier to use as well. If I did recommend it I would first put a disclaimer, if it is going to be used with a computer download instead of a photo card. The disclaimer would say. Go to the website and download the instructions. TOSS the instruction book. It's useless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Music is nice, but difficult to load

    Posted
    mdn03

    I was disappointed with the getting started guide. All it covers is the very basics. My husband and I have invested a lot of time figuring out how to work Kodak Share software and load pictures. Also, after several hours we figured out how to load music on the frame. It you only want to have a basic picture slideshow, I would not recommend this one. The music is a nice feature, but you have to invest the time to figure out how to load the music. I would recommend this digital picture frame to someone with advanced technology skills. I did revisit the getting started guide and it does state there is an extended user's guide on the web. It would be much easier for this to be included with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Poor Documentation

    Posted
    LokalX

    Inexcuseable! Spend an hour so far, and can't load a single photo into its internal memory--or an external SD card for that matter. Strangely, the manual says NOTHING about loading photos to their product??!!! I consider myself to have an advanced knowledge of computers, and I despise wasting time with a task that should be simple enough for a child. Forget drag-n-drop...doesn't work. Tried installing EasyShare software (which I don't want on my computer...I already use Adobe Photo Album), and there doesn't appear to be a logical way to upload pics. I'm sure that once I figure out the magic sequence, this will be a great product--but I'm tied of paying good money for poorly executed products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase

    Posted
    ZFox

    This product has all the features I was looking for and the ease of use was a bonus since it was a gift for my financee. The picture is clear and the auto on and off feature will help with the worry of leaving it on by accident. Note that you need to still set the on schedule when you set it for the off schedule. Unfortunately, one of my reasons to purchase this frame was not met. The AVI files from our Exilim camera is not compatible with the frame. It is a sore point for me, because I was looking forward to seeing both images and video of our trips.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set-up and use

    Posted
    PTCruiser

    I was hestitant to buy this after reading other reviews--but decided I would give it a try. I bought it as a birthday gift for my father. I simply put in the 2GB CF card I had with about 400 pictures on it, and the Kodak frame started playing them. The pictures look great! I didn't bother with the software included. I would suggest just putting pictures you want to play on an card plug it in the frame and let them rotate. My photos did play in order that they were on the card. I had noticed others commenting that wasn't the cast. I would recommend this to friends that want to give a creative gift!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this!

    Posted
    JH33194

    I love this! My 2 children purchased it yesterday for my birthday. I have been wanting one and was shopping around a bit. I have a 6" that has some different features but this 8" is beautiful. I plan to purchase some extra faceplates, they have some great ones out for this product. I checked it out yesterday, inserting my SD memory card and checking out the different features. It's really easy to use. I can't wait until my next vacation, having our vacation photo's flipping through this frame is just so exciting!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Purchased as a gift

    Posted
    Pauly

    Got this frame as a gift for friends. I loaded it with pictures before giving it to them and found it very easy to use. Pictures were clear. Couldn't figure out how to rotate pictures on the frame but easily did that on my computer before loading the spare memory card purchased separately to use in the frame. I especially liked that this frame could play the MOV videos that are created from the Kodak digital camera. I thought the 8" size was fine...felt like I was looking at a 4 by 6 photo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great product

    Posted
    bayoububba

    Bought this for my technophobe mom along with two 1 Gb sd cards ($15 ea!). I just copy pictures to one card and send it to her. Even she is capable of removing and inserting an sd card. She inserts the card, powers up and that's all she needs to do to see pictures of our family. I send her the second card with new pics (and movies!) and she returns the first one. Finally a foolproof way to send my e-mailess mom digital pics. She loves it. Also I got mine as an open-box special at our BB for $115. The salesman let me thoroughly check it out before I bought it too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could be much better

    Posted
    Gurr

    I got this frame as a christmas gift, I'm glad I didnt pay for it. The remote feature and the slide options are good, as far as the rest of the frame, it needs to catch up with technology. The amount of internal memory is a joke if you enjoy pictures at all. Plan to my extra memory with the frame. Dont bother to install the software it comes with, follow your gut and save to the frame like it's a USB flash drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Picture, Easy to Use

    Posted
    DCPhoto

    The frame couldn't have been easier to set up using my Mac. I plugged in the power, attached the cable to computer and a disk image appeared. I dragged my pictures to the disk image, they copied, I unpugged the frame, and all of my pictures were loaded. I never touched the included software. The picture is nice, and the menus are pretty easy to deal with. Haven't tried movies or audio...didn't buy it for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good picture, reliable

    Posted
    DrewPSU

    I bought this photo frame as a gift, and i was pleased with the picture quality. It was a little more expensive than the other 8" frames but i would definitely pay the difference for the Kodak if i had to do it again. My only complaint is that the standard frame may work in a modern room, but looked cheesy otherwise. With the purhase of the flowery glass faceplate it looks much better in a normal room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    radar2

    Love the remote, you can zoom in on one picture, center the way you want it. Rotate pictures, you name it it will do it. Excellent picture quality. I have not read the manual yet. Just stuck my none kodak card in the slot. and it played pictures perfect. No software needed. just load and enjoy the show

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice

    Posted
    Kmar

    First off, the picture quality is excellent and very sharp. I mostly like that once can put background music with your pictures and the pictures in the frame make a slideshow. Very easy to use and would recommend to anyone who is looking for digital frame

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Gift

    Posted
    celticsailor

    A large display with excellent picture quality, and ample storage capacity for normal use. However, the user's guide has marginal information, and the on-line web quide is tricky to navigate. It took more trial and error to set up than I would have liked.

    I would recommend this to a friend