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Old 12-15-2006, 04:48 AM   #1
mill0r
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Device: Sony eReader, iRex iLiad
For Comic Fans: Sony eReader vs iRex iLiad

Hello All,

I have found this nice forum recently and it has been interesting to read up on things here.
I am a huge comic fan and this was my main reason to buy a Sony eReader and iRex Liad.

I have had the iLiad for awhile and only recently aquired the Sony eReader.
Having both these devices, I wanted to share my thoughts and experience on them for other comic readers that might be in doubt for which one to go.

So here is my very short review: I might do a more elaborate one later on, when I have more time.
I used an original B/W comic from Image Comics: The Walking Dead.
The format is PDF and this PDF is optimized for both reading devices.

Display Quality

On first impression there is very noticable difference in the quality of the image. the Black seems darker and the White seems whiter on the iLiad. The 16 grey scales of the iLiad also seems to make the image more smoother than the 4 grey scales of the Sony. (see pictures)

Taking a closer look at a detailed snapshot confirms this impression, in overal the contrast is higher on the iLiad and the image is much sharper.
(see pictures)

Speed

The second thing I was curious about if there was a big difference in the speed of handling a comic between the two devices.

Both devices refresh the screen in about one second, although the iLiad is noticable faster. I didnt put a chrono next to it but I'd made a short video with my camera. You can view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8GBNR-MngQ.

I hope some of you found this usefull, I will add more later when I get around to it

To be continued
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