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Old 08-15-2007, 01:38 AM   #1
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Is the Sony's 6" screen big enough ?

Hi there ,
I've seen in youtube a movie with both the Sony and the iLiad on near the other.

Since the iLiad screen is bigger , It made the Sony's look small. Is the Sony's 6" screen big enough to read from without stressing the eyes ?

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Old 08-15-2007, 02:06 AM   #2
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Yes, the Sony's screen if big enough for reading from without eyestrain. I do it a lot and I do not get any eyestrain. The only thing the Sony is too small for is trying to fit a letter (piece of paper) sized PDF onto the screen.
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Is the Sony's 6" screen big enough to read from without stressing the eyes ?
I own Sony Reader, and for reading fiction(*) the screen is indeed big enough. Especially if you format the books with mininal margins and optimum font, the screen format is Just Right (TM).

(*) - some people want to read technical documents in PDF formated for printing on A4 or Letter paper, and for that, not even Iliad is big enough.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:48 AM   #4
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For reading fiction, yes, it's definitely big enough. I find the iLiad to be nicer to read from, but not from the point of view of eyestrain - I just prefer the larger screen. You pay a hefty price for that, though. Absolutely nothing wrong with reading on the Sony.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:23 AM   #5
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Yes, the Sony's screen if big enough for reading from without eyestrain. I do it a lot and I do not get any eyestrain. The only thing the Sony is too small for is trying to fit a letter (piece of paper) sized PDF onto the screen.
I started putting as a test PDF ebook on my PSP.
I found it easier to read the file as txt (converted using PDF to TXT utility) then PDF.

Maybe you should try it with the SONY Reader in case of letter size PDF?
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:47 AM   #6
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For reading fiction, yes, it's definitely big enough. I find the iLiad to be nicer to read from, but not from the point of view of eyestrain - I just prefer the larger screen. You pay a hefty price for that, though. Absolutely nothing wrong with reading on the Sony.
I guess it all comes out to which is more comfortable to be read in the toilet room ? LOL....
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:37 AM   #7
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Maybe this picture can help you to appreciate the size of the screen:



It is considerably smaller than a hardback edition, but only a little bit smaller than a paperback book.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:36 PM   #8
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I own Sony Reader, and for reading fiction(*) the screen is indeed big enough. Especially if you format the books with mininal margins and optimum font, the screen format is Just Right (TM).
You might want to update your profile to show you own the Sony Reader.
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Maybe this picture can help you to appreciate the size of the screen:



It is considerably smaller than a hardback edition, but only a little bit smaller than a paperback book.
But, that only a little bit smaller then a paperback is for the ENTIRE unit. The screen itself is even smaller then that. The screen size is 9cm by 12cm and some of the screen real estate for reading LRF/LRX is taken up with the info line at the bottom.
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But, that only a little bit smaller then a paperback is for the ENTIRE unit. The screen itself is even smaller then that. The screen size is 9cm by 12cm and some of the screen real estate for reading LRF/LRX is taken up with the info line at the bottom.
Does the Sony Reader need any screen protector to prevent scratches ?
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:15 AM   #12
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Does the Sony Reader need any screen protector to prevent scratches ?
Not as long as you're reasonably careful with it, no. It's not a touch sensitive screen, so it's made from a hard plastic which is pretty scratch resistant.
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Not as long as you're reasonably careful with it, no. It's not a touch sensitive screen, so it's made from a hard plastic which is pretty scratch resistant.
Agreed. I had once accidentally "scratched" it with my car keys, but it left no marks. *lucky me*
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But, that only a little bit smaller then a paperback is for the ENTIRE unit. The screen itself is even smaller then that. The screen size is 9cm by 12cm and some of the screen real estate for reading LRF/LRX is taken up with the info line at the bottom.
But the reading area of the paperback is also smaller than the entire book.
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