Started by drogulus, May 26, 2010, 02:07:31 PM
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Quote from: Josquin des Prez on July 01, 2010, 08:17:49 AMWhat's the capacity on the DX, and can it be cracked to read unsupported formats (if any), like the ipod? The price is still too steep for me but i might consider buying one in the future.
Quote from: jwinter on July 01, 2010, 07:56:47 AMI haven't used a Kindle, but if you have any specific questions on the Nook I'd be happy to answer them.
Quote from: Scarpia on July 01, 2010, 09:02:41 AMI've never even seen a Kindle, but have tried out the Sony reader at a Target store. It does this weird thing where the a negative image of the page is briefly displayed during a page flip. I found it distracting. The Nook uses the same screen as the Sony and Nook, does it also do this negative image thing on page turns?
Quote from: petrArch on July 01, 2010, 09:14:29 AMThe Kindle also does it. It is only disconcerting for a little while, until you get used to it. It will also feel slow on page transitions initially, especially if you're used to the responsiveness of a laptop. As soon as I finished exploring the device and started reading a book, all of those "annoyances" went away and were completely forgotten--e-ink is that good. Can't live or travel without my Kindle.
Quote from: Scarpia on July 01, 2010, 09:25:28 AMDo these devices support Cyrillic text, is it possible to get books on Russian on any of these devices?
Quote from: KevinP on July 30, 2010, 06:04:33 PMKindle 3 announced.Looks really good and the price is really nice.
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on July 30, 2010, 06:16:26 PMYeah, I was looking it over today. Lots to be said for it (not available for a couple more weeks though), including faster page turns, 30% lighter in your hands, more contrasty screen. Looks like I'm about ready to take the plunge on it; that is, if they haven't completely cut out the wireless modem version in favor of WiFi, which I don't have or have access to. Not like I live in a damned teeming metropolis or something. Even with these guys to help I don't have a prayer there;(off the front porch Wednesday evening)----------------Now playing: Capella Coloniensis - Carl Stamitz - Concerto #4 in Bb for 2 Clarinets 2nd mvmt - Andante moderato
Quote from: KevinP on May 26, 2010, 03:10:11 PMHonestly don't understand why people are so crazy about these keyboardless laptops.
Quote from: DavidRoss on August 15, 2010, 04:46:58 AMInteresting thread, thanks. My wife's been interested ever since they were introduced and when the latest price drop was announced decided she'd waited long enough. I'm still holding out for a folding tablet PC the size of a trade paperback with the readability of a Kindle, the ability to use a virtual keyboard on one half of a hinged, open screen (can you say netbook?), and with a 250 GB SS drive and a DAC at least as good as an iPod...and phone connectivity.Two years? Three and a half before the price drops to $500?No doubt if I've thought of it then someone already has it under development.
Quote from: Scarpia on August 15, 2010, 06:32:39 AMBack to DRM, the fact that you are at the mercy of the person you bought the media from is a problem. The one audio track I ever bought is unplayable because I had to reinstall my OS and the vendor that sold me the track is defunct. I don't know what the solution is. Maybe if there were a central server (maybe run by the Library of Congress or something) where your digital rights certificate were stored I would feel more comfortable.
Quote from: Scarpia on August 15, 2010, 06:32:39 AMI like the idea of dedicated purpose devices such as the Kindle. My problem with it is that I have no faith in digital rights management systems as they are implemented today. I have books on my shelf that I bought when I was 18 or younger. Sometimes I read them again, but even if I don't they serve as a tangible record of the books that have made an impression on me. Will I still have access to a book I buy for Kindle decades from now?If I were to get one it would be for reading public domain ebooks such as are available from Project Gutenberg or similar sources, or for the most ephemeral of books. A good piece of contemporary literary fiction or an interesting non-fiction book I'd want in a tangible, durable form.
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