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Old 09-13-2007, 12:06 PM   #16
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:47 PM   #17
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Well, sent the2nd replacement back to the dealer and iRex sent me a repair box, so I will have to see what I get back. I will try to post some of the images I took of the unit before I sent it in for repair.

I wonder if they will actually replace the screen ro just send me a refurbished unit.

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When i sent my unit in beacaus of screen issues, they sent me a new unit.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:14 PM   #19
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I am hopeful, curious, how long did it take to get your replacement unit?

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Old 09-19-2007, 03:39 PM   #20
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I've got my iLiad back today. The screen looks amazing! I don't know if my iLiad had lost a lot of contrast in 8 months, had a major screen defect, or if they have started using better screens, but there is very little ghosting, and the contrast is great! I can't imagine anyone complaining about screen quality if it looks like this.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:41 AM   #21
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As I've said before, Adam, my screen has zero ghosting. I don't just mean "only a bit" or "barely noticeable", but absolutely zero. It's drastically better than the screen of my Sony Reader.

There does seem to be a wide variation in the "quality" of individual eInk screens, even on the same device.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:57 PM   #22
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Mine has very minor ghosting, however it is not visible when reading.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:13 PM   #23
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Well, I received my replacement unit today, it appears that is the same unit with a new screen, not for sure, but it has the same MAC address as the first unit.

The screen is amazing, much more white than the first, the first units screen was more like my sony reader, more gray than white, this unit looks very much like paper, the contrast is incredible, the black is so dark it looks like sharpie marker on printer paper.

There is almost no ghosting at all anymore, it is so faint that if you are not looking for it you will never see it, it is very easy to read now, no lines between the lines anymore.

I also loaded the new FW and they have made some great changes, glad to see the improvements in wifi conectivity as well as the calibration unit.

Thanks iRex for fixing my unit, it is now much closer to the price I paid for it

Now if we can only get some US newspapers to sign and some way to auto upload RSS feeds via wifi every day then this will be a real contender to standard print and PC reading.

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Old 09-28-2007, 07:21 PM   #24
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Here a few shots of my screen I took today. Irex support had been contacted a few weeks ago and they requested a some pictures. I waited until 2.12 came out in hopes that the new version would help things. As you can see - the ghosting is there. I do expect Irex to replace the screen. The photos are posted to give an example of the ghosting, so that those who are not having this issue can compare.

Update: Irex responded to my photos within a few hours and said it need to be repaired. They are sending a return box.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:17 AM   #25
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Hmm my Iliad also shows the same ghosting. But approx half the intensity. I am keeping an eye on it. I wait becuase of 2 reasons. I still have plenty warranty time and I may do this same time when the battery is changed to the extra large version.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:01 PM   #26
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I have been waiting also for the battery update, and had hoped to do both at the same time. Ultimately, though, it seemed better to send it in well before the warranty in case there are problems. I just hope it does not take too long from Irex to return it.

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Old 09-29-2007, 04:26 PM   #27
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Thats exactly what my unit was doing prior to being sent back. The replaced/repaired unit suffers from none of this. Any remaining extremely minor ghosting that I see now is mostly due to the screen refresh, once the screen refreshes once its all gone.

The new unit is great compared to your pictures, I highly recommend that you send your unit in for repair. I didnt pay $700+ for a crappy screen.

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Old 11-07-2007, 08:51 PM   #28
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An update:

My iLiad went back to Europe and was returned in about a week and a half. Great turn around time! The new screen looks great; only the most faint ghosting is visible.

I did inquire about getting the battery replacement, but they said they were out of stock and would not get more for about 6 weeks. I just had them return it without the new battery.

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Old 11-26-2007, 05:40 PM   #29
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I have had 2 devices of Iliad: boths have degrée his contrast screen.
No creo que sea una casualidad: los 2 Iliad que he tenido, al cabo de 3 meses se han vuelto más y más grises. Yo no creo que tenga 16 grados de grises, creo que es absolutamente falso... de hecho, conforme pasa el tiempo, todo se va volviendo un único y espantoso gris oscuro.
Estoy seguro de que muchos tienen el mismo problema, de hecho el foro de Iliad siempre ha estado lleno de estas quejas.... pero estos artistas se dedican a despistar, mirar pa otro lado, mejorando softwares inútiles, y no atacando el problema principal que tienen, y es que el contraste texto-fondo es pésimo.
Para la gente nueva que asome por aquí para informarse antes de comprar, atención: por aquí hay varios "vendedores" que quieren salvar su producto a toda costa, quitando importancia a este "problemilla", minimizando el asunto, y tal... Pues sabed, que no, que hay gente muy descontenta. Y yo, por supuesto, no vendo nada, no soy de ninguna competencia, sólo un usuario cabreao. Su soporte técnico no funciona. Yo he esperado dos meses a que me contesten para el último problema,.... y ya me he hartao de tanto baile: he decidido tirar esta basura y en compensación voy a machacarles con mala propaganda hasta donde pueda.
Yo perdí 650 euros; ya he disuadido (no tuve más que mostrarles el Iliad) a 4 amigos, y espero que mi testimonio sirva para alguno... especialmente a la comunidad hispanohablante, que yo no me expreso bien en inglés.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:16 AM   #30
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Please keep it in English.
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I do not believe that it is a chance: the 2 Iliad that I have had, after 3 months have become more and grayer. I do not believe that she has 16 degrees of grays, I believe that it is absolutely false... in fact, in agreement spends the time, everything is become an only and frightful dark gray. I am sure that many have the same problem, in fact the forum of Iliad always has been full of these complaints.... but these artists dedicate themselves to confuse, to watch pa another side, improving useless softwares, and attacking the main problem that they have, and is not that the resistance text-bottom is terrible. For the new people who show this way to inquire before buying, attention: this way there are several "salesmen" whom they love to save his product at all costs, clearing importance to this "problemilla", diminishing the subject, and so... Then you know, that no, that there is very displeased people. And I, of course, nonWendish nothing, am not of any competition, only a user cabreao. Its technical support does not work. I have waited for two months to that they answer me for the last problem.... and already there am hartao of as much dance: I have decided to throw this sweepings and in compensation I am going to crush to them with bad propaganda to where it can. I lost 650 euros; I have dissuaded (I did not have more to show the Iliad to them) 4 friends, and already hope that my testimony is used for some... specially the Spanish-speaking community, than I I do not express myself well in English.

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