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Old 02-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #361
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Most of mine have only had the colors at high settings. My current one looks perfect until I put the light up high. How is your sister's?
She says it's fine, but I can't look for myself until she comes to visit in the summer. From the start, it had worse coloration than the one I kept for myself.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:46 AM   #362
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No I am just frustrated that I haven't been able to read for long periods of time like I can on my other Kindles. At first I blame the Cold I had, then my tired eyes but then last night it dawn on me it was the light on the Paperwhite after reading on my PW for 15 minutes and got eye strain switch to the KF and it went away. I use the Sepia theme on my KF with brightness at 0.8%. So I up the brightness on the PW to match and it really did help. Hubby was asleep already so it didn't bother him.

I also read in complete darkness so I thought 5 was good but now I know I need a little bit more to read with for long periods of time.

That said I believe one could be more color sensitive and I am light sensitive and there's probably not many who own a PW who has my problem.
So sorry to hear that, Blossom. Here you have a perfect screen in terms of discoloration, and can't even enjoy it 100%!!

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #363
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #364
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She says it's fine, but I can't look for myself until she comes to visit in the summer. From the start, it had worse coloration than the one I kept for myself.
It will be interesting to see how it's held up and if it's become worse or stayed the same.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:18 AM   #366
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Duh! Thanks, Yolina!
I have a perfectly valid excuse for my mangled brain cells today watched the Bathurst 12h, which with the time difference means that it was from 8pm to 8am for me. Got a few hours sleep after the race but I'm not quite with it
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I actually thought I had posted in the wrong thread, so I am as confused this morning. I need a second cup of coffee!
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So sorry to hear that, Blossom. Here you have a perfect screen in terms of discoloration, and can't even enjoy it 100%!!
I got the problem solved now. Keeping the PW at 8 in light or dark and no eye strain whatsoever. I also resized my font to be the same size as my K4 at size 4 Seems be working great.
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That said I believe one could be more color sensitive and I am light sensitive and there's probably not many who own a PW who has my problem.
I am afraid I also have this. I returned Cybook Odyssey as I couldn't read from lighted screen without strain and squinting. I want to buy Paperwhite at one point but I wonder if I should. I absolutely CANNOT read white letters on black background as it immediately makes me dizzy and my eyes suffer. I see above that it is all right for you now though? Good to know.
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I am afraid I also have this. I returned Cybook Odyssey as I couldn't read from lighted screen without strain and squinting. I want to buy Paperwhite at one point but I wonder if I should. I absolutely CANNOT read white letters on black background as it immediately makes me dizzy and my eyes suffer. I see above that it is all right for you now though? Good to know.
I found the lights on the Odyssey screen a bit more visible, and thus, it was bothering me a bit at normal reading angles. The contrast was also weaker than on the PW, so you may want to give the PW a try.
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I am afraid I also have this. I returned Cybook Odyssey as I couldn't read from lighted screen without strain and squinting. I want to buy Paperwhite at one point but I wonder if I should. I absolutely CANNOT read white letters on black background as it immediately makes me dizzy and my eyes suffer. I see above that it is all right for you now though? Good to know.
Same here. I can't read on a black background either but PW is white background but it isn't true white more of warm yellowish white if you get one that is warm or a cool bluish white is you get one with a cool light. Every PW light strength is different but for mine the magic number is 8 to read on and a custom font really makes the difference.

I read for two hours last night with no problems. I was so happy.
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All those points are moot with regard to my reading. If I'm going to read for extended periods of time, then I have to have ambient light. With no, or very limited ambient light (i.e., the Kindle screen is the primary light source), then there is no difference in using the Kindle or a tablet, at least to me. I just use the front light to make the screen whiter, or to add a bit of light to the ambient light if it's just a tad too dark to read comfortably.

At the moment it becomes so dark that the Kindle is going to look like an LCD-screen, then I don't want to read anymore.
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Same here. I can't read on a black background either but PW is white background but it isn't true white more of warm yellowish white if you get one that is warm or a cool bluish white is you get one with a cool light. Every PW light strength is different but for mine the magic number is 8 to read on and a custom font really makes the difference.

I read for two hours last night with no problems. I was so happy.
Thanks! I hope that when I finally buy it it will be warm white. Not before April though I guess.
Thanks too, xendula!



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Thanks! I hope that when I finally buy it it will be warm white. Not before April though I guess.
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and if you are in a driving car and sun is shining through trees blinking fast do you also want to crawl in a dark corner?
I don't drive but I do have to wear sunglasses when I go out.
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