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Old 06-23-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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I read this forum silently a lot of months having in mind to buy an ebook reader for pdf reading. From what I have read, the Irex digital reader seems to be the best option for a pdf reader. It also seems the firmware 1.6 made the machine work smoothly. Is this accurate?
Furthermore I would appreciate if someone can update me on how fast is the DR 1000 in turning pages. I'm particularly interested to know if it is efficient to read coloured (I know DR is only black and white) books with many pictures (something like comics) which are usually more than 50mb...

I'm looking forward for your help...
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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Hi all

I read this forum silently a lot of months having in mind to buy an ebook reader for pdf reading. From what I have read, the Irex digital reader seems to be the best option for a pdf reader. It also seems the firmware 1.6 made the machine work smoothly. Is this accurate?
Furthermore I would appreciate if someone can update me on how fast is the DR 1000 in turning pages. I'm particularly interested to know if it is efficient to read coloured (I know DR is only black and white) books with many pictures (something like comics) which are usually more than 50mb...

I'm looking forward for your help...
Turning text pages are quite fast.. It takes, uhm, approx. 0.2 sec on average. However, it depends on format, view settings etc..
Turning back is slower (I think it depends on a sort of pre-cache function).

Fully and heavily colored pages need a lot more time (even 2 or more seconds, according to the complexity of the page), but the quality is pretty good.

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:21 PM   #4
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I'd say if you want to see page turning go to youtube and type in DR1000 and there are some videos on there. I think they originated from this forum but its easier to search for them on Youtube because they are buried in the threads here. There's a couple specifically on page turning versus other devices
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:45 AM   #5
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Thanks for your answers. I'm a happy owener of Irex 1000s from yesterday. I'm surprised from the quality of the screen and how confortable is to read books that previously was almost impossible in front of the pc screen.

I'm wondering why some people had so negative opinions about this product. It's simply amazing...
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for your answers. I'm a happy owener of Irex 1000s from yesterday. I'm surprised from the quality of the screen and how confortable is to read books that previously was almost impossible in front of the pc screen.

I'm wondering why some people had so negative opinions about this product. It's simply amazing...
Sure about this??? Good, good. How about the battery life?
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I think most of the negative feedback came before the 1.6 firmware update that came out about a month and a half ago, since then comments have been much more favorable.
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I have many, many large filesize books with color images on my DR, and it does just fine rendering them. What tends to make a greater difference is how the PDF is layered.

Most of my books are roleplaying games, but they have charts, color images, and often complex layouts, much like text books.
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:33 AM   #9
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Sure about this??? Good, good. How about the battery life?
As many posts have mention the battery life is not very long. I have used the DR 1000 for 5-6 hours till now (with the stylus) and the battery is at 48% level. For me it's ok but if someone wants to charge it once every 2 weeks will find it inconvenient.

However I think that someone who buys such a big screen device doesn't have the super mobility in mind, given that the magnitude of the device make it a bit inconvenient for this.
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