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Old 07-29-2011, 12:58 PM   #16
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It seems ok to me. Hopefully this will work...

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Old 07-29-2011, 05:55 PM   #17
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I just received my M90 today (it was in the second batch from Onyx Europe).

I did some Scribbles and could not see any problem with it so maybe they've fixed it.
No problem with the wacon pen for my device too.
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:23 AM   #18
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The deadspot is not solved at all despite upgraded to newer firmware. I supposed one needs a physical magnetic shield to get it work.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:15 PM   #19
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Hi all,

I can confirm the blind spot issue. I pre-ordered mine, so I guess it was from the early batches.

Good news: Onyx has released a firmware version 1.5.1 20110818, that is supposed to fix the issue :-)

Bad news: The firmware update doesn't fix it :-( ... At least not for my device, maybe you will have better luck.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:33 PM   #20
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I do not have the device but, really how can a hardware problem be fixed by a software update. A magnetic field is not something you can block/shield in software
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:35 PM   #21
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I do not have the device but, really how can a hardware problem be fixed by a software update. A magnetic field is not something you can block/shield in software
Software is used to compensate for non-ideal hardware all the time.

If there is a 1 to 1 mapping of detected location to actual location, software can "fix" the problem. That is a big if, but it might be true.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:08 AM   #22
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Software is used to compensate for non-ideal hardware all the time.

If there is a 1 to 1 mapping of detected location to actual location, software can "fix" the problem. That is a big if, but it might be true.
by my understanding a blind spot means that the screen does not detect the pen in that area when the pen goes over it. I don't see how by using the one to one mapping you can compensate that. You might try to eventually anticipate and interpolate the trajectory of the pen tip and try to light up the pixels when the pen traverses the area but...it is not that easy...
The software will know the point where the trajectory/pen track enters the area and the exit point from that area (blind spot). What the writer wanted to do in that area, especially if the area is big, it is difficult to guess and for that reason impossible to simulate.. my 2c
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:11 AM   #23
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I do not have the device but, really how can a hardware problem be fixed by a software update. A magnetic field is not something you can block/shield in software
Is it confirmed that it is a magnetic issue? It sounds reasonable as the blind spot is placed where the, so called speaker, is placed on the other side of the device. But I would hate opening the device, and voiding the warranty, just to find out it didn't help shielding/removing the speaker. So if you could provide a reference to the magnetic issue I would be grateful

If it is not a magnetic issue, a made up reason could be that the blind spot is the origo of the detection. If the hw is non linear and the sw value precision is too crude, it could generate a blind spot near origo. But this is only a example on how sw could solve a blind spot issue, I have NO idea how this hw/sw actually works.

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by my understanding a blind spot means that the screen does not detect the pen in that area when the pen goes over it.
You are correct. Lines drawn near the blind spot gets deformed, but inside the blind spot, nothing is detected.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:22 AM   #24
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It seemed an accepted fact that the blind spot is due to the presence of the speaker. If that is wrong I am wrong. it seems to be hardware sincve everybody sees the same blind spot (the same position) It the problem is in hardware I don't see how it can be fixed with a better firmware
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:44 AM   #25
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Hi all. I had a small phone call today with our local dealer (here in Budapest, Hungary) and they told that they have now a new generation of M90, manufactured by the end of August. The manufacturer has just resolved the blind spot issue, the wacom pen (namely, screen refresh rate) is incredibly fast, and they also improved the IR button problem, although the device does have the same hardware as before. I will go to the shop this week and wanna try the machine. I might have buy one.

I had a lot time to think of the problem: e-ink or tablet???? (Currently I have both, a 6" Hanlin V3 and a 7" Galaxy Tab.) I have read several articles on the web, that tablets do NOT strain eyes if used properly. But, finally I have the personal experience that a passive screen would be much better than an active one. So, finally I might go with the Onyx Boox M90. Will be back with some details as far as I have checked the device personally.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:16 PM   #26
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How much do you thrust that dealer ? It seems to me the it's saying the same bla, bla in order to convince the client to buy. It's just too good to believe that Onyx fixed just like that all of them (the blind spot, IR button, speed) and from now on everything will be perfect. Anyway I'm waiting your review .
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:02 PM   #27
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Unfortunately I haven't got time yet to visit the dealer's shop, but I plan to! And will write you a review.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:54 PM   #28
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Just for the record, it was the speaker that was causing the blind spot. Without it, no blind spot.
Thanks PF4Mobile for your 2c.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:14 PM   #29
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so what, did you remove the speaker?
Was it hard to disassemble the device?
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:07 PM   #30
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so what, did you remove the speaker?
Was it hard to disassemble the device?
Yes, I removed the speaker. The device is not hard to disassemble or reassemble again, just two screws at the bottom of the device. The speaker is attached with double sided tape and connected to the circuit board with a connector, so there is no problem to reattach it again if I would change my mind. But I doubt I will miss the speaker...

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