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Old 04-23-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Good Evening from England

Well, it's evening here anyway.

I don't have an E-Book Reader yet and have joined this site in the hope of gaining enough information to enable me to make a proper choice as to the model I shall buy. This may not happen for some time as the more I learn about these machines the more I realise how complicated this field is and also that there are many advantages and many drawbacks with each make.

I beg in advance that you all take pity on my ignorance and understand that any silly questions I might ask are really desperate pleas for help and information.

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Old 04-23-2010, 05:44 PM   #2
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Hi Cayleb, and welcome to MR - there are no silly questions here! Having gone through a similar process as you a couple of months ago I can appreciate the difficulty of deciding. It's important to think about what your eventual reader must do, and what it would be nice if it did do.

Have you got a short-list yet?
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:58 PM   #3
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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Hello, Cayleb

I'm in London. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:45 AM   #5
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:01 AM   #6
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:27 AM   #7
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Hi Cayleb! Welcome to MobileRead forums. For what it's worth, I've been perfectly content with my Sony 505, with absolutely no thoughts that I could have chosen better!

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Old 04-24-2010, 06:01 AM   #8
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Hi everybody and thank you all for your kind welcome to this forum by people from around the world.

I haven't yet got a shortlist yet, in fact I haven't even got to a stage where I understand all the properties of the various devices and the idea of many different systems from which to choose I find positively terrifying! But with the aid of those on here I have no doubt that I shall eventually arrive at a decision although it may not be for quite some time (the arrival of a new grand-son a couple of weeks ago is causing the usual turmoil in the family that these events always cause).

I don't know where in the world most of you are but London of course I know and I have visited Northern Virginia, spending a delightful three weeks tramping around your battlefields. Japan is about as far away from me as it is possible to get and it is unlikely that I shall ever visit your country.

Thank you again for all your responses.

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Old 04-24-2010, 06:11 AM   #9
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Good to have your company, Cayled. And you're wise to seek advice before taking the plunge. So much depends on your location and exactly what you will use a reader for. Promise you, though -- there really is something out there for everyone. Good luck. Neil
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:55 AM   #10
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Japan is about as far away from me as it is possible to get and it is unlikely that I shall ever visit your country.
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That's what I said too... about 20-odd years ago. Then SHAZZAAAM!!! I turned right at Pussan and here I was!


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Old 04-24-2010, 07:06 AM   #11
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Hi Cayleb, you could do worse than have a look at the Mobileread wiki here, it's got a lot of information about different formats and different readers all in one place.

Keep us updated on your progress
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Hi Caleb and welcome to MR.

Hard choice to make with more and more readers coming on the market. Best would be to make a list of what you want from it first. Then start looking at what is available. The wiki link is a good start.

Don't wait for the perfect reader - it doesn't exist and probably never will. And you just end up without one. And lets not forget that they are a consumer product, not meant to last the next 50 years. Yes, they are expensive atm but you will save some money if you are an avid reader and currently buy a lot of books.

For me a reader is the perfect choice when you travel a lot (including to work) as it saves you lugging around a book or when you are short of space for keeping all books.

I love my Sony PRS600 - I bought it before I knew all the different things I know now. And maybe I would make another choice today. But it got me started and with the help of MR I am utilising it.

So, have a look and take the plunge.
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