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Old 09-11-2012, 10:50 AM   #112
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Originally Posted by elemenoP View Post
Oh I have a theory! All the reviews about the Story HD complained about the contrast. Now there are two new ereaders with the 1024x768 screen and they both have built-in lighting. Could it be that it IS the same screen, and the lighting is necessary to make up for the poor contrast?

I can't wait for the Kobo Glo and the Paperwhite to be released, so we can see a real comparison of all the screens, with light on and OFF.

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It could be.
But contrast is also a function of the fonts and the font rendering engine as well as the antialiasing used. Note how Amazon talks of "hand-tuned fonts" and how the updated K4 has new and improved fonts. Also, the iRiver reviews tended to point out that the text did not look much improved over the lower-res screens.
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