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Old 07-22-2011, 02:19 AM   #1
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iRiver Story HD Video Review & Teardown

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I have just uploaded my iRiver Story HD review and teardown videos:





The review is mainly concerned with comparing it to the Kindle 3.

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Old 07-22-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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Thanks for the review. I also bought the iRiver HD, and listening to your review (I downloaded the audio so I could hear it on my drive home) confirmed some concerns I was having - especially the ghosting. It's a real problem and is much worse than the Kindle or Nook STR. It's a real shame, because I absolutely love the increased resolution.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #3
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FWIW the only ghosting I can evoke on my Story HD is if I am on a text page (i.e., real text and not a scanned image of text) and I go from there straight to a scanned image page (for instance, at the beginning of the Jane Austen book that comes with the Story HD) then I have a faint light ghost of the text (i.e., a reverse ghost) within the boundaries of the image (in this case a picture of the title page or cover). I was unable to recreate the dark ghosting commented upon by the reviewer in the video.

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Old 07-23-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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Ghosting has definitely been a problem for me. I especially notice it if there are any graphical elements or long lines (like in a table.) I've decided to return it, and the K3 will be my next experiment
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The tiny numbers that mystified and distressed the video reviewer by their apparent inconsistent behavior are page numbers from the original book. For users who want to do footnotes, the original page number is very useful. For the vast majority of users they are superfluous and therefore it is appropriate that they are tiny. BTW, I am a footnoter.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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Thanks for the video and pictures. I have opened up my Story HD today as well. It's the basic version without Wifi. No surprises really, it looks to be the very same board just without the wifi chip (in your picture the yellowish one in the upper right corner). The antenna is missing as well, naturally.
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