but is should be reading (if you wish for just the fade effect)
try either one, by manipulatting through the dmx user interferace in DM or directly the html code. should do the trick.
during your random show there is a fade and it is visible as such (at least on my machine)
one more thought, the effects might be less visible in IE8, hope your not using IE6 or IE7! I found the slideshow performance on IE not impressive, it does well though on Chromium based as well as FF3.6+ and Opera.
not sure, but looks like the developers are not checking in over the weekend or otherwise much frequently
according to Denis it does work ok in IE6, which is ancient compared to IE8
for the opacity setting to work with both IE7 and IE8, we have to use both. According to Microsoft, we have to list the new extension format first, and then older setting. This in addition to the CSS opacity setting: