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Old 09-24-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by martienne View Post
I like the Kindle DX because of the large screen size and its' larger user base and low price compared with iRex.

I want an eBook reader mainly to read pdfs, in original format or cropped.

Would it make sense for me to buy a Kindle DX despite the fact that I don't live in the US? I realise I can't subsribe to magazines or use the roaming access to Amazon's eBook store..

Would i be able to use the Kindle DX for reading original or transformed PDFs?

I don't mind some moderate hacking or other tweaking of the Kindle if needed.

What do you Americans think and are there any Europeans here who own a Kindle DX?

My other options are:
---Sony PSL-600 (too small screen, I think???) OR
---iRex Digital Reader (too expensive, prone to malfunction, smaller user base..?)

I would really appreciate some advice to help me decide which make to get! Right now I'm leaning to Kindle.
You can use Kindle 2 or Kindle DX outside of the US without any problems.
I do exactly the same here in Germany.
Two minor issues: You have to download manually via your PC instead of going through Whispernet.
The internal clock is set automatically. You can do it manually, but it would be necessary each time your battery went dry.

BUT: For PDFs, Kindle DX isn't first choice. Not even second...
iRex iLiad or iRex 1000S for example are far superior.
Even Sony 600 is.
My personal ranking for the units you mention concerning PDFs:
iRex iLiad, iRex 1000S, Sony 600, Kindle DX
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