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Old 10-27-2010, 01:40 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by JexMcByte View Post
I was always afraid of the contrast. I have some trouble reading when the contrast is not that good. Like sometimes, in comics books, when the ballon is dark red and the text is written in black. This I can't read most of the times unless the ambient light is very good. Not sure if it's because my astigatism that is high or because I stay in front of a computer screen all day or just because I'm not 20 anymore
and in these cases, and I hate to say this, you might be better off with something that has an LCD screen rather than e-ink. e-Ink was specifically designed for paper like reading of black letters on "white" background. I've looked at some of the covers I have and there are a bunch that it's dark writing on a dark background and I could see myself having problems seeing that in low light conditions (specifically, I'm looking at the cover of Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Force: Precipice. The series title is red on a black background and while I can make it out in good light, it drops significantly as light quality drops. I wouldn't mind seeing it on the kindle 3 to compare. But in any case, I don't really think e-ink devices will be viable for comics or books with a lot of complex images until color e-ink is available.

just my opinion of course
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