Originally Posted by reve
Anyway since I am about to make the decision here, does anyone else notice the I'd almost say extreme ghosting (for the generation of e-ink displays today) and/or the low-ish contrast (compared to Kindle at least)? ...
But the ghosting and the contrast
Originally Posted by jupstin
I have noticed the same thing. In fact, I think it's a deal breaker for me. I guess I'll end up with the K3 when all is said and done. Hopefully it's a software issue and not an inherent quirk of the particular screen they're usinig.
I reviewed the iriver Story HD too and compared it very thoroughly to the Sony PRS-650, which has the same screen as the Amazon Kindle. I couldn't see any difference in contrast - absolutly none. And I didn't encounter any ghosting. There is more ghosting on the PRS-650 than on the Story HD.
However, the version I've tested was the basic one without wifi and google. Maybe those get produced and assembled somewhere else, with displays from a different factory ...
Here is another picture showing the Story HD side by side with the PRS-650. I couldn't see any contrast difference in real life and I can't see any in the picture:
You can find the full-size picture, along some others in my (german) iriver story hd review