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Old 09-19-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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I see they sent it back pretty quickly when they discovered just how dark the screen and how slow the software was.

On another note, I'm famous: http://smart-pda.net/review/jetbook_color/screen/

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I see they sent it back pretty quickly when they discovered just how dark the screen and how slow the software was.

On another note, I'm famous: http://smart-pda.net/review/jetbook_color/screen/

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Interesting, where did you get that info? I don't see where it is being
"sent back", much less why.

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Kudos to FedEx on that. Interesting, i don' think mine has Japanese interface (not that i need it). I may have to check my firmware version.

I remember seeing this before, a pain in the butt to find but maybe they purchased it from here http://www.ectaco.com/japanese-page/EDU12
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Interesting, where did you get that info? I don't see where it is being
"sent back", much less why.

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I don't really get the whole screen is too dark thing. Maybe i have super man vision!! But i have never been reading on it saying to myself "man i wish this screen wasn't so dark". Maybe some of the people using it are doing so in caves!

Sort of why i liked my regular jetbook so much, it had and amber-like background which gave me a real book sorta feel.
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I don't really get the whole screen is too dark thing. Maybe i have super man vision!! But i have never been reading on it saying to myself "man i wish this screen wasn't so dark". Maybe some of the people using it are doing so in caves!

Sort of why i liked my regular jetbook so much, it had and amber-like background which gave me a real book sorta feel.
Do you live somewhere the sun shines? I noticed before that two of the people who liked the jetbook Color the most lived in Italy and Florida, whereas I live in gloomy England (roughly the same latitude as Calgary in Canada or Warsaw in Poland). Maybe the average natural light level makes a difference, and the fact we only have single 60-100w bulbs in our rooms.

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Busy round here isn't it? Everyone must be feverishly reading on their jetbook colors.

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Busy ignoring trash talkers...
Anyway, glad you have a JBC, Kris777!

May you enjoy it for many years!
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Anyway, glad you have a JBC, Kris777!

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I assume a "trash talker" is anyone who doesn't think the device is quite as wonderful as you do. I'm still curious if the people who like it most live in brighter places than people who don't. No point in starting a poll though as so few people have one.

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Do you live somewhere the sun shines? I noticed before that two of the people who liked the jetbook Color the most lived in Italy and Florida, whereas I live in gloomy England (roughly the same latitude as Calgary in Canada or Warsaw in Poland). Maybe the average natural light level makes a difference, and the fact we only have single 60-100w bulbs in our rooms.
I live in Germany. Comparable to English light levels. And 100W lightning bulbs work quite fine.

I do think it's a great device. Shame on people nitpicking on such minor flaws.
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Yeah, I read this device quite comfortably with a 1Watt LED bulb too.

One thing that's nice is the Amazon Kindle has front light included on their e-ink models! Something I wished the JBC had too!
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I bought a white Sony PRS-T1 recently. The case is the same white as Jetbook. You know what? Sony PRS-T1 background (pearl) seems more gray than PRS 650 (same pearl). Impossibile?!
Ok I compared the two reader face-to-face and I noticed that (obviously) the background are the same: seeing PRS-T1 screen alone seems gray only because of the too white chassis.

I'm not saying Jetbook Color is as white as Sony PRS-650 or T1 (I spent a lot of word about pearl vs triton) but certainly you will agree that the glow-white doesn't help.

Anyway Andyh, have you developed your idea of to use the "atompub feature" to browse (for example) a book from calibre library?
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I bought a white Sony PRS-T1 recently. The case is the same white as Jetbook. You know what? Sony PRS-T1 background (pearl) seems more gray than PRS 650 (same pearl). Impossibile?!
Ok I compared the two reader face-to-face and I noticed that (obviously) the background are the same: seeing PRS-T1 screen alone seems gray only because of the too white chassis.

I'm not saying Jetbook Color is as white as Sony PRS-650 or T1 (I spent a lot of word about pearl vs triton) but certainly you will agree that the glow-white doesn't help.
Eliminating bias from bezels we have a piece of white laser copy paper, a £69 Kindle and a jetbook Color. I can't read from the jetbook Color in the light levels we have, but I can from the Kindle. Obviously other people's experience varies, and I'm happy for them. I'd love a large format colour eInk tablet I could read comfortably at home.

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Nope. As I can't bring myself to read from the device it has sat in the cupboard for the last four months or so. I really must try and sell it...

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now that's the worst photoshop edit I've seen in a while!
In real fact, the JBC's background is much lighter than the whitest background of those circles in the photo you posted!

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