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Old 11-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #61
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Well, I plan on upgrading to the NC2. Well worth the extra $50 over the Fire.
You think it's significant enough to upgrade from the Nookcolor though?

I guess if I watched video more I would find the Nookcolor Tablet more appealing.

seajewel, I was speaking more of the earlier models. I will probably only buy refurbished eink devices from here on out. Seems like they're experiencing price drops constantly.
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Apparently you can get a software update for your current Nook STR and take advantage of "Best Text." So who is going to try that out and report back???

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Just updated. It's definitely faster with the page turns, really like that. A fair bit crisper too with the text. Pretty happy with this update.
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If you can actually download movies to the Kindle Fire and not just stream them, that's the winner. Sorry, Netflix is great, but ideally I want to download a movie if I'm traveling by car, boat, plane, train. You can't download movies to the NOOK. You could if you had access to the Android Market.
Yes, streaming can suck if WiFi is poor!
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Although you can't download movies, TV shows, and YouTube videos, you can side-load them to an SD card and watch them on a Nook Color. I use the MovieGallery app to display them (it's only $0.99) and makes a nice enhancement over the standard Android movie gallery display. I've been collecting movies for 30 years. First on BetaMax, then VCR, then DVD...I lost some of my favorites in all the transitions to different rendering devices and finally gave up collecting movies with the impending change, yet again, to Blue Ray. I refuse to buy them over again. But since I got my Nook Color I've started buying DVDs again.
Sweet!!!! I would do that with my favorite TV episodes I own on DVD. Can you share how do this, if you don't mind? Thank you!
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My page turn buttons on my STR are not stiff. I have to wonder though, even if some have buttons that are stiff, are we really talking about all that much pressure needing to be applied or are some people just looking for something to ding the device over? Eh, maybe, maybe not.

Well, since a lot of ereader owners are 'older', that can be an issue. I know my grip strength is not what it was after I broke my wrist a couple of years ago. I can only imagine the problems someone with arthritis or other hand problems might have with stiff buttons.
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I would buy both, if I had the funds. I like the fact that you can root these with a N2A card.
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I like the team up with Marvel for comics and graphic novels on the new Nook as well. Nice. The question remains, "will it be rooted easily?"
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Well, since a lot of ereader owners are 'older', that can be an issue. I know my grip strength is not what it was after I broke my wrist a couple of years ago. I can only imagine the problems someone with arthritis or other hand problems might have with stiff buttons.
Excellent point and one I had not considered.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #69
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You think it's significant enough to upgrade from the Nookcolor though?

I guess if I watched video more I would find the Nookcolor Tablet more appealing.
I do. Videos are an important feature for me and the stronger CPU and the increase in both RAM and onboard storage are worth it.

Besides, I planned on getting my son (and grandson) a tablet anyway. So I can give them my NC and upgrade. I'll undo the root on the NC, restore it to stock, then add CM7 on a card for a dual boot. That'll give them the B&N experience plus access to Android Market. Best of both worlds.
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If you can actually download movies to the Kindle Fire and not just stream them, that's the winner. Sorry, Netflix is great, but ideally I want to download a movie if I'm traveling by car, boat, plane, train. You can't download movies to the NOOK. You could if you had access to the Android Market.
I was under the impression the Fire did not have access to the Android Market either, rather it has access to the Amazon Market but not the full Android Market. Is that not correct?
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If you can actually download movies to the Kindle Fire and not just stream them, that's the winner.
How far does 6GB go when you already have books, apps, and music onboard?

Lack of expandable storage = epic fail!
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How far does 6GB go when you already have books, apps, and music onboard?

Lack of expandable storage = epic fail!
I totally agree. I know people say you don't need much for reading, and yes, if you're talking epub or mobi books that's true. But when you get down to apps, movies, pdfs, that stuff takes up way more space than most people realize. I've said it before, but I soemhow managed to fill up my 16GB iphone 4 way faster than I thought I would. Do you know the app Oregon Trail takes up 1.1GB?
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So, I just got a e-mail from Barnes and Noble announcing the new Nooks and B&N is actually offering a regular member discount on them now (vs. just a discount if you buy a new membership - looks like the terms are one discount on one nook device per membership per year). Member prices are: $224.00 for the new Nook Tablet, $174.00 for the Nook Color and $89.00 for the Nook simple touch. (regular prices are $249, $199, and $99 respectively). For $174.00, I'm almost tempted to get the Nook Color and root it.
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I was under the impression the Fire did not have access to the Android Market either, rather it has access to the Amazon Market but not the full Android Market. Is that not correct?
You're correct. Access to Android Market for either device will require rooting.

Between NC2 and the Fire, NC2 is well worth the extra $50:
  • RAM: 1GB vs 512MB
  • Storage: 16GB vs 8GB
  • Expansion: mSD vs nothing
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