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Old 09-17-2011, 04:58 PM   #16
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Light is light. There is no difference between reflected light and direct light. None. What is different is that reflected light will be in balance with the room light (mostly).

Turn your monitor light to match the room light and the strain on your eyes, for most people, goes away.

Reading on a computer screen has other issues as well. Length your eye travels to follow text across the screen, too small font size, uncomfortable posture etc.

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Old 09-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #17
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There's also Sipix, and what Plastic Logic uses.

And there's the unreleased Mirasol screen, and in the future, electro-wetting screens, as well as cholosteric LCD (sp?).
The Mirasol screen is not wonderful. It's very poor if you are not looking directly at it. It's like early LCD laptops. They just were awful if you were looking from the side.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B5etFCie0Y <-- Mirasol video that show how bad off angle is
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The Mirasol screen is not wonderful. It's very poor if you are not looking directly at it. It's like early LCD laptops. They just were awful if you were looking from the side.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B5etFCie0Y <-- Mirasol video that show how bad off angle is
Still it could be a trade off that I could go for, if the power utilization is as
advertised. But this should be a tech for a full sized magazine page display.
and very light weight.

Luck;
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Light is light. There is no difference between reflected light and direct light. None. What is different is that reflected light will be in balance with the room light (mostly).

Turn your monitor light to match the room light and the strain on your eyes, for most people, goes away.

Reading on a computer screen has other issues as well. Length your eye travels to follow text across the screen, too small font size, uncomfortable posture etc.

Lee
I use software called F.lux to do this on my laptop and it helps a lot, especially at night when the room is dimmer and the screen is like a supernova. F.lux automatically dims my screen depending on the time of day.
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