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Old 01-03-2014, 04:05 AM   #31
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I find Moon+Reader fantastic for reading PDFs. I use if on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Android tablet. It has a rendering capability that is second to none. I had also tried Aldiko but on the rendering front Aldiko was a non starter.

The only problem I have with Moon+Reader is that I find its customization rather complex.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:20 AM   #32
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Too much reflection and not enough brightness.

So, I hope to get an answer, other than 'buy a tablet'. I have one.
Sounds like you mistakenly bought a tablet with a display that has a single mode of operation. You should have gone for a dual-mode display (e.g. pixel qi), to avoid the need for multiple devices.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:24 AM   #33
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Sounds like you mistakenly bought a tablet with a display that has a single mode of operation. You should have gone for a dual-mode display (e.g. pixel qi), to avoid the need for multiple devices.
What would you recommend?
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:48 AM   #34
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What would you recommend?
short answer: XO-4 Touch (it's hard to acquire though)

long answer:

Look for a tablet or laptop on the used market that has a broken screen, and order a pixel qi diy kit to replace it, then install a FOSS OS on it.

There are some tablets and laptops on the market that include a pixel qi screen from the factory, but they all involve a licensed installation of the worlds poorest quality OS, so I don't recommend them.

Exceptionally, the X0-1 has a dual-mode screen and comes with a decent OS (Fedora) -- these are sold on eBay. The X0-4 Touch is the latest model, but it's not generally available to the general public now that the one-laptop-per-child program has discontinued the "give one get one" option. There are ways though, if you volunteer for an OLPC-based project, or know someone who does.

The XO Tablet may be a good option (Anyone can buy one for ~$130). I would be a bit cautious though, because it has Android. I cannot generally recommend it ATM, because the Android ecosystem has copious binary blobs and Android culture supports a kind of jailed system with apps that cannot be removed. I don't know the particulars of the XO Tablet though.. it could be all FOSS, and rooted from the factory for all I know. Something to investigate..

There is also Yotaphone, but probably too small for PDFs, and I'm almost certain it's a jailed Android that depends on binary blobs.

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Old 01-15-2014, 05:54 PM   #35
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After reading all the advice here, which was really appreciated, I ordered the Kindle DX. It arrived today and judging from the first tests everything looks fine. PDF's are easy to read in the 'fit to page'-mode, contrast is high enough, even in bright sunlight. Transferring form my Macbook is a piece of cake, and also the 3G-wireless capability for downloading books is a clear plus.

So this is what I was looking for to replace my iPad for reading in bright lighting circumstances. I'm happy with this reader, unless some disadvantage would come up in the days ahead, with more intensive use… Then I'll let you guys know!
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:12 AM   #36
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After reading all the advice here, which was really appreciated, I ordered the Kindle DX. It arrived today and judging from the first tests everything looks fine. PDF's are easy to read in the 'fit to page'-mode, contrast is high enough, even in bright sunlight. Transferring form my Macbook is a piece of cake, and also the 3G-wireless capability for downloading books is a clear plus.

So this is what I was looking for to replace my iPad for reading in bright lighting circumstances. I'm happy with this reader, unless some disadvantage would come up in the days ahead, with more intensive use… Then I'll let you guys know!


Yes, this is a good eInk reader for most PDFs. I have a number of PDF files (and an Ipad Air), and I much prefer the Kindle when the lighting situation warrants.

However, I actually like to use this reading mobi files (or converted epubs) during the daytime, when the lighting situation is not an issue.

At night, I couldn't live without my Kindle PW2.

The two complement one another.
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I'm curious- which is better for PDFs, the Onyx M92, or the Kindle DX? Any takers on that comparison?
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:19 AM   #38
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I'm curious- which is better for PDFs, the Onyx M92, or the Kindle DX? Any takers on that comparison?
M92 is better because it has a touch screen with stylus pen for handwriting, wi-fi, sd card support and you don't need to install additional software to get all the necessary zooming options like with Kindle DX.

But, it doesn't necessarily mean that you will always be satisfied with its annotation speed (handwriting).

Another solution will be to buy cheaper Kindle DX, install kindlepdfviewer thereon (this is must) and then (when there is need for handwriting) simultaneously use some tablet for handwriting, color pdfs etc.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157047


M95, successor to M92, is expected in a few months time, featuring faster processor, more memory and Android 2.3.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...0&postcount=21

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Old 01-17-2014, 09:16 AM   #39
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Thanks for the comparison and the heads up for the M95. Strange that it's only Android 2.3 and not 4.x. I'll read up on it, been out of the loop for a while now.
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