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Old 02-27-2011, 04:36 PM   #61
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I got my wife a Nook for Valentine day and then I had toget for me and give up bu Book by Augen
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:08 PM   #62
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:30 PM   #63
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I just got my Nook Color last weekend as a belated Valentine's Day gift from my hubby and I am loving it! after doing research I had decided on the Nook with e-ink but when we got to the store to buy it I changed my mind and went with the color version. I found that the classic Nook was not at all intuitive....I had trouble figuring out how to navigate it. The Nook color, however, was a breeze to use....perhaps because it navigates so much like my ipod touch? Anyway, I went with the color (and a fabulous hot pink cover!) and have been thrilled with it so far. Downloading books is super-easy and I love having it with me all the time so I can read while waiting in the car line to pick my son up from school. It is also great at night because I can read without worrying about waking up my one year old son (he has epilepsy and has to sleep with us until we get his seizures under control).
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:04 AM   #64
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i bought one for my wife and one for me, at the same time, and boy am i glad that i didnt wait and see to get the second one. My wife reads dutch books to help with learning the language it is awsome for her to have the web right there to look up unknown words. now the copy paste options suck since they dont exist out side of book notes. As for my self, before i put one book on to my nc i searched for an ebook manager and found calibre, and it rocks! a bit of a learning curve for a few custom options but over all really neat. maybe one day the nc will even be able to show metadata from calibre for non-bn books. these machines have greatly changed for the better our reading habits, now to find a solar charger for my nook color, and i will have everything i want...
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:29 PM   #65
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I got my NookColor in late January just after my financial aid "refund" came in. I had a PRS-300 previously, but my eyes are light-sensitive and e-Ink while lovely is nearly impossible to read in low light and I couldn't find a book light that worked well enough for me. So I did my research, decided on the NookColor, and gifted the PRS-300 to a friend. I have to say, I love the NookC, especially now I've got it rooted thanks to help from all the lovely people here. I've been reading more than ever, and have even used the Nook for some of my classes. The NookC is just perfect for me. Best investment I've made in a while.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:27 AM   #66
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I've been around these forums for awhile as a Kindle owner who also reads books on his Android phone, but last week I was unable to resist the Nook Color "sale" on ebay! I received my Nook Color today, and already took it on a test drive, including a trip to Barnes & Noble, this evening!

Despite accounts I've heard from some quarters, my Nook Color is brand new and in perfect shape. It also hooked up to wifi, both my home network and the B&N wifi, perfectly without a hitch. Also, the video I've been using with my iPad worked perfectly, which was important to me since I will primarily use my NC as an entertainment device while traveling (I love the iPad, but it is awfully expensive to drag around traveling, and too big to easily tote around on my person while traveling, whereas the NC will fit in the larger photo pockets on my photo vest easily. I'd heard complaints from some of problems getting video to work on the NC, so this was a relief!

I'm overall quite pleased with it, though two complaints worth mentioning are 1) the internet browser is mediocre, in particular the pinch/zoom is rickety and there isn't an easily accessible back key from the bottom of a long web page, and 2) The volume buttons are positioned about as awkwardly as possible for someone who likes to hold the bare NC in landscape mode! I invariably hit them at inconvenient moments and create a distracting popup explaining how I'm adjusting the volume.

I got an acceptable sleeve at the B&N store to hold the NC while being stored or during travel.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:35 PM   #67
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:35 PM   #68
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:30 PM   #69
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Hello all, I'm a new Nook user. Attempted to download a PDF E-Book from my Library. Received it OK, except it is ACSM not PDF. It will not show on the Nook. Does anyone have a cure for this??
It is with you computer. If you are an XP goes to tools and choose


the ACSM file and set as treat as an EPUB file and thank will fix the problem


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Old 03-27-2011, 11:51 AM   #70
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I got a Nook classic last Wednesday and I love it! Besides something going really wrong with the first one (the screen broke) I have no complaints. I took the broke one back and B&N took care of it with no problems. The new one works fine and I have sideloaded some books. I've also dowloaded some books from B&N.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:41 AM   #71
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i got a nook color yesterday. I am also a Kindle user. I have no complaints yet, but it will take some getting used to. When you have used one device for 2 years it is hard to get used to something else, but I will.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:26 PM   #72
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i got a nook color yesterday. I am also a Kindle user. I have no complaints yet, but it will take some getting used to. When you have used one device for 2 years it is hard to get used to something else, but I will.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:19 PM   #73
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I have a many books in secure microsoft format and mobi format how do you change these into a format that the nook color will use
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:49 PM   #74
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I got my Nook Classic at Best Buy 2 weeks ago. It was supposed to come with a Sharper Image power pack of some sort, but they were out of stock nationally and had just taken it off their website. Yesterday the manager at Best Buy gave me a $30 credit since it was still out of stock. I happily accepted since I just hated to turn down a freebie. Kudos to Best Buy. Everyone always seems to complain about them. I was treated more than fairly.

The Nook works great for downloading epub files from the Montana library system. I am using Calibre and Overdrive on Ubuntu 10.10 (wine) and Windows 7 when necessary (DRM stuff). I like the fact that the Classic is a simple dedicated device. Only have to recharge every 4 or 5 days.

I found (and joined ) this forum when trying to decide which ereader to purchase. This forum and the sales person convinced me to go with the Nook. The Sony is nice but too expensive. I am a big Amazon customer but strongly disapprove of the ebook business model ala Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. So the Kindles were out of consideration. There is room for them (Amazon, M$, and Apple) since we have alternatives without them.

This forum was helpful in making my decision and I thank you all. I have also enjoyed reading the various threads here. There are some real experts as well as a few loonies here. It is interesting to read from both.
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I got my Nook Classic at Best Buy 2 weeks ago. It was supposed to come with a Sharper Image power pack of some sort, but they were out of stock nationally and had just taken it off their website. Yesterday the manager at Best Buy gave me a $30 credit since it was still out of stock. I happily accepted since I just hated to turn down a freebie. Kudos to Best Buy. Everyone always seems to complain about them. I was treated more than fairly.

The Nook works great for downloading epub files from the Montana library system. I am using Calibre and Overdrive on Ubuntu 10.10 (wine) and Windows 7 when necessary (DRM stuff). I like the fact that the Classic is a simple dedicated device. Only have to recharge every 4 or 5 days.

I found (and joined ) this forum when trying to decide which ereader to purchase. This forum and the sales person convinced me to go with the Nook. The Sony is nice but too expensive. I am a big Amazon customer but strongly disapprove of the ebook business model ala Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. So the Kindles were out of consideration. There is room for them (Amazon, M$, and Apple) since we have alternatives without them.

This forum was helpful in making my decision and I thank you all. I have also enjoyed reading the various threads here. There are some real experts as well as a few loonies here. It is interesting to read from both.
I'm glad you like your Nook. It is a great e-reader. The Sony Readers are great but they do cost a lot. I stayed away from the Kindle for the same reasons as you. So the Nook and the Sony were my primary choices.
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