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Old 12-09-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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My sony 505 died :( What to replace it with?

I loved my 505, last time my reader died I just bought another one new in box off of ebay. Is there a newer reader that is similar to the 505? Must be able to take sd cards..

I heard the T2 is comparable, suggestions?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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If you like Sony devices then sure, the T2 is a good buy, unless you want one of the newer devices with front lighting, of course. Note that the T2 won't read the old Sony "LRF" eBook format, so if you have any LRF books you'll need to convert them to ePub format.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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Thanks, was looking at the T2 and I definitely prefer sony, wasn't sure how it compared. I could buy another new 505 again for about $100 but am thinking its time to get something newer, The 505 is not a new device and even new, am worried the battery just wont hold up. I use calibre so format changing won't be a issue for me but most of my books are epub anyway. My daughter has a nook but I just don't care for it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Just be aware that some people who have upgraded from older Sony's don't like the PRS T1 & T2, they are a lot lighter and use plastic for the casing rather than the more sturdy metal casing you'll be used to. For that reason there are some who think the 350/650/950 were the last 'better' quality Sony ereaders.

However, the PRS T2 will have a better screen and be faster. Plus there should be a big improvement in the battery life.
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Got my t2 in the mail last night and yep its a lot lighter but I am pretty happy with the end result. Thank you for the help
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Cool. I probably would have recommended the 650 as a direct replacement. Same metal case and cover.

This past Sunday afternoon, i left my 650 on the roof of my car while I reshuffled stuff, and obviously I had to drive away with it still there. Went to the store today and got the Kindle Paperwhite. The screen seemed a lot better, even if it wasn't as white as the T2. I'll have to see how this Amazon experience works out. Been with Sony wince my 505.
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fafa, would you say the screen on a T2 is much much whiter in real life than a 650 ?
Worth an upgrade ?

I like how my 650 reflows PDF.... But the whole experience is better on a T2 im going to order one right now !!
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