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View Poll Results: Is the Glo's minimum light setting too bright for a dark room?
Yes 90 53.89%
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:59 AM   #31
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I voted yes, in total darkness minimum light is still too bright, so one more step or two down on the light slider and/or white text on black would make every one of us happy. Hoping to se them in a future firmware. There are official kobo software developers on the forum?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:46 AM   #32
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You have completely missed the point. We are complaining because the MINIMUM adjustment is not low enough for us when reading in total darkness. We want to be able to make it even lower.
I dont think so. I think people just like to complain because thats the nature of the human existance. Regardless everyone is different we all want and need different things. Your opinion and my opinion on the light levels are just that our opinions and in the scheme of things have very little impact on the real world.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #33
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Too bright in total dark, i cant read it hurts.
I'm disappointed by this feature.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #34
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I dont think so. I think people just like to complain because thats the nature of the human existance. Regardless everyone is different we all want and need different things. Your opinion and my opinion on the light levels are just that our opinions and in the scheme of things have very little impact on the real world.

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I would respectfully tell you that if you find the brightness setting right, don't go implying other people who have a different opinion are whiners because "complaining is the nature of human existence". Such arguments are disparaging of others opinion, which defeats the purpose of a discussion forum.

Instead of resorting to such dubious arguments, just state that you find the brightness fine, or skip that discussion thread simply.

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:10 AM   #35
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I think I'm using it at the lowest level with lights on overhead, just to get that extra bit of contrast, and it works well. In mixed light, I think I had it a bit higher, but the maximum just seems absurd!

Trying to read in the dark, though, made my eyes hurt a bit - so I'd be happy to the "minimum" light level be less, if possible.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:44 AM   #36
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I found the light far too bright, even on the lowest setting. So much so that I've reluctantly bought a Kindle Paperwhite, although I'd far prefer to stay with Kobo.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #37
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I find it weird to read in total dark, I don't know if that's to do with the brightness or just the fact that it's completely dark except for my screen though. I suppose I can support making the lowest setting less bright regardless.

I love the light in low-light situations though.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:25 AM   #38
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Mine is fine, ow level at night in a dark room, medium to high if a lamp is on. I don't use it during daylight..
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:17 PM   #39
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Minimum is not too bright for me, between about 10% and 40% is all I use. But the brightest setting is just silly, it is so bright it washes out the text.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:55 PM   #40
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I find it perfect for a very dim room, but every so slightly too bright for comfortable reading in pitch blackness. I can manage it, but I'd like the option to go even less bright.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #41
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I don't necessarily find it too bright, but I could definitely stand to see a lower minimum brightness level, especially when reading in a completely dark room.

I hadn't realized I'd been missing a night/inverted mode until it was pointed out here, though - that would be a great feature!
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #42
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Minimum is not too bright for me, between about 10% and 40% is all I use. But the brightest setting is just silly, it is so bright it washes out the text.
Agreed.
You'd go blind reading at maximum brightness.
Maybe it's so you can use your Glo as a flashlight in a pinch.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #43
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Way too bright on minimum level. It hurts my eyes in a totally dark room after about 2 minutes.

I'm annoyed because I bought it based on the marketing saying I would be able to "enjoy an incredible reading experience even in the middle of the night.". I took this to mean it would be readable in complete darkness, which for my eyes, it isn't. Well, not without being uncomforable, which kind of defeats the point. If you're listening Kobo: sort out the minimum brightness.

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:40 PM   #44
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Yes, a bit less bright would be more comfortable. I find that if I'm already rather tired and just want to read a few minutes to get into a sleeping mood, the light even on the lowest setting hurts my eyes. That's why I love the night mode feature on the Cybook Odyssey (white text, black background). For reading in the dark it's just perfect (even if ghosting is a bit more noticeable).
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #45
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So is it even possible to 'fix this issue' with a firmware update or is it the hardware?
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