I find this to be a decent picture frame. Recognized my Sony USB flash drive and went into slideshow mode a few seconds after plugging it into the frame with no problem. Initially, I thought the picture quality was horrible, but upon further investigation, found the default settings for sharpness and saturation were at 0% - once I went into settings and increased them, the picture quality improved to a point that I am content with the quality. No, it's not the best resolution, but good enough to enjoy the memories and not be obsessed with pixelation. Pictures not the standard size have a tendency to get cropped. The smaller images have all gotten centered. You can adjust the length of time pictures stays on screen during slideshow. You can also listen to music at the same time you view the slideshow (if you have audio files loaded onto the same drive as the pictures, the music will start playing automatically). This is where the frame starts having trouble - it seems it's having a hard time processing all the activity at once. When I viewed slideshow with music together, often the audio track would skip or sound staticky and/or the frame would black out for a couple of seconds. There is a way to turn music off/pause while viewing slideshows, so you don't have to listen to it all day since the playlist repeats. There is glare to the screen depending on from which angle you view the frame. The best angle to view it from is either directly in front or slightly above the frame. You can use the frame as a music player, or a wall clock with calendar while not viewing pictures. The volume can be adjusted to a comfortable level. The frame also has an alarm feature - which automatically uses the highest volume setting regardless of where you have the volume set for music, so watch out! The alarm sound, in case you're interested, is a deep bell tone, followed by "cuckoo" (repeat). One thing I wish the frame had was a way to control which folders on your flash/memory drive the frame will go into to pull pictures from. As it is, it'll pull from every folder there is, so if you have a folder with pictures for an office document along with the family pictures, you have just a good a chance at watching charts and graphs go by as your family members. This means, your card you use for this frame has to be solely dedicated to pictures you want on the frame unless you don't mind the other stuff popping up.
The most difficult part is remembering which buttons to press to get to the right menu screens you need to change settings! You'll probably need to do some digging around in the manual to understand how to do everything you want. Once you get everything set and forget about it for a couple months, you'll come back to the frame and realize you need to learn how to work it all over again, so keep your manual handy. This frame might drive the nitpickers crazy, but I just let it go in the background and forget about the little blips for the most part while I'm doing other tasks. If you can do the same, it's not a bad frame.