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Old 09-29-2011, 03:39 PM   #31
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How the controls feel to you? Page turning is comfortable? And how does the writing feel, maybe it's not as terrible as I imagine with a 5 way controller?
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:42 PM   #32
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Holy crap! The screen has a GREATLY increased contrast. Much improved even over the K3. I don't know how they did it since they both use Pearl screens. The K3 screen now looks dull and as though it has a layer in front of it, but the K4 looks terrific.

Photo coming in a few minutes!
I noticed that right away too. I thought ... wow, that looks even better than the K3, by a lot.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:44 PM   #33
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How the controls feel to you? Page turning is comfortable? And how does the writing feel, maybe it's not as terrible as I imagine with a 5 way controller?
Controls are about the same as K3. Page turn buttons are a bit more narrow and about the same height but very usable. The onscreen keyboard is not a good experience compared to the K3's keyboard, but fortunately I don't type much on my readers.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:48 PM   #34
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It looks like it has the black IR touch border.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:51 PM   #35
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Jack, could you see if you can install custom font and adjust margin via editing reader.pref

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kind..._Change_Margin

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99355

Much obliged.

Is the reading progress bar still there? Hideable?

Ps: I can't see any screen improvement from your screenshots, but your eyes know better. I hope it's not some fluke. These units do vary a little.

Man I wish they hadn't dropped audio capability.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:51 PM   #36
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Do eInk screens deteriorate over time? Could that be the reason the brand new Kindle contrast looks sharper?
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:59 PM   #37
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Holy crap! The screen has a GREATLY increased contrast. Much improved even over the K3. I don't know how they did it since they both use Pearl screens. The K3 screen now looks dull and as though it has a layer in front of it, but the K4 looks terrific.
Uh oh.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:00 PM   #38
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Someone put up a quick unboxing video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmvsXenZiZI

Ok, he doesn't do anything but take it out of the box. What a tease.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:02 PM   #39
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How do you play games without the keyboard?
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:03 PM   #40
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The onscreen keyboard is not a good experience compared to the K3's keyboard, but fortunately I don't type much on my readers.
Yeah, and that's understandable.

But if contrast looks better, landscape mode is the same, I will think about it. Maybe I will wait until December or January. My assumption is that Best Buy, Target, etc, will have some on display.
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Jack, could you see if you can install custom font and adjust margin via editing reader.pref

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kind..._Change_Margin

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99355

Much obliged.

Is the reading progress bar still there? Hideable?

Ps: I can't see any screen improvement from your screenshots, but your eyes know better. I hope it's not some fluke. These units do vary a little.

Man I wish they hadn't dropped audio capability.
I used the calibre plugin method as it is much easier. I successfully changed the margins from 40 to 15!!!! I don't think the font hack worked though, but I'll try it again.
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I used the calibre plugin method as it is much easier. I successfully changed the margins from 40 to 15!!!! I don't think the font hack worked though, but I'll try it again.
You have a link to the calibre plugin method for margins?
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I used the calibre plugin method as it is much easier. I successfully changed the margins from 40 to 15!!!! I don't think the font hack worked though, but I'll try it again.
Will have to educate myself on this calibre plugin thing. Totally clueless.
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Sorry, not to be rude or offensive, so apologies if I do. But playing games on a eink device?

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Will have to educate myself on this calibre plugin thing. Totally clueless.
Well, you're not the only one. I have a Kindle for over a year. I missed that one.
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