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Old 10-13-2006, 12:17 PM   #31
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Sony Reader - Let’s get this out of the way first: you do not want to buy it. As impressive as the e-ink screen is (and it is damned impressive!), it has a fatal flaw: refresh. To move from one page to the next, the entire screen turns black and white — an ugly and distracting black and white that seriously deteriorates the reading experience. This is too bad. I kept wondering for hours afterwards if there wasn’t some sort of clever cross-fade animation Sony could devise to make it better. The Oh. My. God. Moment came in picking it up. This is a masterpiece of design and engineering. It is what a totable computer should be. This is what the Nokia 770 and all UMPCs should be like. Just this exact size and thickness. This is science-fiction come to life. It is worth your time to get to any store that has it just to hold it.
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:22 PM   #32
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I have to say, that as excited as I am to get my reader on Tuesday (when it gets delivered, yay!), this whole "flashing to black" thing really does make me a little wary. I mean it does sound awful!

Is there really no other way for it to work?
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:29 PM   #33
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I have to say, that as excited as I am to get my reader on Tuesday (when it gets delivered, yay!), this whole "flashing to black" thing really does make me a little wary. I mean it does sound awful!

Is there really no other way for it to work?
I asked about that, actually. The basic answer is that it could flash to white, but then it would take twice as long. It has to do with something technical about e-ink's structure/function that they didn't really go into.

That being said. I got used to it very quickly, don't even notice it anymore, actually. That seems to be the general consensus too.
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Old 10-13-2006, 03:00 PM   #34
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That being said. I got used to it very quickly, don't even notice it anymore, actually. That seems to be the general consensus too.
I'd like to add my voice to this. It really is a non issue, IMHO.
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Old 10-13-2006, 03:10 PM   #35
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I'd say the refresh is the least of my concerns. You do get used to it overtime.
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Old 10-13-2006, 03:50 PM   #36
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Yeah, it really is not that bad at all, the "media" make a much bigger issue out of it than it is.
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Thanks for the replies.

My biggest concern now is whether I'll get it Tuesday morning or Tuesday evening.
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My biggest concern now is whether I'll get it Tuesday morning or Tuesday evening.
Now that's what I call a proper point for concern!
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