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Old 11-22-2006, 11:25 AM   #5
Bailywolf
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Originally Posted by HarryT
What do you feel are the "format issues" with the Sony Reader, B? It will happily handle text and RTF files, as well as PDFs, so there really aren't any issues when it comes to using your own content. If you want to buy commercial eBooks, then I agree that the range is rather limited, but that's not something that's an issue for me personally. The nice things about the Sony are the extremely light weight, fantastic battery life, and the drop-dead gorgeous "eInk" screen compared to an LCD display. Needless to say, I'm a big fan .
I haven't had experience of it myself, but I've read some reviews where the tester had trouble getting it to format and display some free txt books (via Gutenberg), and after playing with it, I don't know how it could handle normal full page PDF's formatted for print on standard 8.5/11 paper (or formatted with two columns). For example, how would the reader do displaying this manual?

I love the eInk technology... but wonder only at the Sony reader's screen size, words per page, and resolution.

Thanks,

-B
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