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Old 10-11-2012, 10:07 PM   #16
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I don't remember seeing these before. I apologize if this is old news.
It is new. Don't ask me why (because I don't remember my reasoning) but I made PDFs of all the buy pages for the new Kindles and that "we want you to know" bit was not present on September 19, when I created the PDFs.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #17
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Well at least now we can stop looking for the magic unicorn PW in the ads.

Also, yay to those ill-informed customers who didn't read the specs and are complaining about the audio TTS. Maybe they'll put it back in the next version. Me do happy dance.

(hmm, maybe I should give a one star review for the lack of TTS. Sure I'll look like an idiot, but idiots get attention!)

No mention of the blobs. Where's the tech media?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:41 PM   #18
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Interesting that they added this.

However, like others have said, this is hardly my issue with the Paperwhites. I just want a screen that's all one color and no dust (?) trapped between the screens creating bright spots.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #19
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As would I.
worse, screen quality that changes (degrades) over time.
What? It's only been a few days since the things been out and people are already seen degradation?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:52 PM   #20
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Did you all write a review? I just updated mine, because when I originally wrote it, I was xendula gone mad after talking to 10 reps to get my friggin replacements, so all I could whine about was the CS.
Thing is, I always used to think people were not credible in the past, when I heard them say one bad thing about Amazon CS, and the review should have focused on the devices from the get-go.

There is one really good video review of someone who has a good unit, but who gave it 3 stars because of the units he has seen his friends have received. I tought that was really cool, so I voted the review useful and added a comment. Maybe some of you guys want to do the same? It is now the fourth most helpful review after three 5-star reviews.
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What? It's only been a few days since the things been out and people are already seen degradation?
Several people have reported receiving PWs that initially had "good" screens with few or no blotches/shadows in the middle of the screen, that developed these defects a day, or few, later.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:53 PM   #22
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What? It's only been a few days since the things been out and people are already seen degradation?
I did. My second one did not have pastells in the background, but they appeared about 2 days later and got worse (more colorful) over time.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #23
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What? It's only been a few days since the things been out and people are already seen degradation?
My 1st replacement looked fairly good on day 1, but by day 3 it had developed the color splotches and dark blue green shadows in the upper 2/3 of the screen.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #24
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That's 5?
5 on my device is way lower than that. No way I could read on 5 on mine in total darkness.

My screen is otherwise pretty uniform. But not as bright as that.
If anything, my complaint is about fonts being 'washed out'. Comparing to some other units I have seen, my fonts are not very bold. But I thought that was a problem with the brighter units, not with the less bright ones.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:46 PM   #25
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Several people have reported receiving PWs that initially had "good" screens with few or no blotches/shadows in the middle of the screen, that developed these defects a day, or few, later.
Jesus. Should it really be so hard to light a screen.

Any guesses as to what causes blotches to develop?
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:51 PM   #26
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Jesus. Should it really be so hard to light a screen.

Any guesses as to what causes blotches to develop?
My guess is the two extra layers--one for light and one for capacitive touch. I read that the capacitive touch layer is sprayed on, but I've got no clue if that is accurate. Whenever layers are added on top of the text there is a risk of stuff happening, and it looks like it did.
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I wonder if the screen colors splotches and dark blue green shadows are because of light guide top layer or capacitance touch layer below light guide and above E-ink display. Could even be glue problem. Will probably never know. Don't see this complaint for Kobo Glow without capacitance touch layer could be a clue indicating touch layer problem.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:09 AM   #28
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Someone in another thread who works for a lamp company said that THEIR "white" LEDs often have pink, green or blue hues, even though they should be white. While these are diffent types of LEDs (maybe?), it could be that the LEDs are the real culprits, and the light guides below the screen just accentuate the hues that are less noticeable when looking straight at the light sources. You guys know how a crystal/prism reflects sun rays? Maybe the same is happening to our screens BECAUSE OF the revolutionary technology.
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It doesn't look like Engadget will be covering the story:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/12/k...paperwhite-uk/

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Amazon has found a relatively clear day in the calendar on which to launch its excellent Kindle Paperwhite e-reader in the British Isles.
I guess once they gave the product a good review, there's no going back for them.
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Me too!! Get rid of the light and sell it for cheaper.
Do a long press on the zero level for the PW light chart and the light will turn off totally.
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