Originally Posted by sic
I bought a SONY reader about 3 months ago and I kind of think it was a waste.
It's a closed system.
... I was very enthusiastic too... 3 months ago
Many at MobileRead have already opened the Sony (both physically and via code) so its secrets are being discovered on almost a daily basis.
Some posters have pointed to the iRex as better than the Sony because it has no DRM. Since the Sony also supports RTF, TXT, LRF, and PDF; one can simply ignore the DRM formats and have a wonderful reading experience.
Since the Sony does not support PDB, LIT, or HTML I have converted the non-DRM files to RTF for the Reader. It is a simple matter and a lot of the conversion can be done in batch mode. With the Conversion tools available from the MobileRead Wiki Page
conversion is not a scarey or time comsuming thing anymore.
I've had the Sony for a couple of months and it was a great investment for me.