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Old 10-21-2010, 08:53 AM   #1
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After much research I finally decided on the Sony PRS650. It was a tossup between a Sony and the Kindle 3, but I wanted to be able to borrow ebooks from the library and when I saw the 650, I was impressed by the touch screen. I managed to download a few books last night, a major achievement. Thanks to all for their input. It was very helpful.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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What other factors led you to make this selection, besides the ability to borrow ebooks? My only qualm about the Sony PRS is that its proprietary, need to buy the books from Sony.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:08 AM   #4
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My K3 is due by USPS today. I chose mine based on the larger Amazon library combined with the availability of Calibre and other conversion tools to handle PDF, HTML and ePub. Most of my casual reading is Sci-Fi and mystery. I do read philosophical works but usually prefer a hard copy for future reference. That may change once I learn how to use the recall features on the K3. I don't plan on selling the bookcases in my home.
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My only qualm about the Sony PRS is that its proprietary, need to buy the books from Sony.
Sony now uses the ePUB format--has for awhile now. You can buy books from anyplace that sells non-DRM ePUB or ePUB with ADE books. Exceptions would be places like Barnes and Noble which have a proprietary flavour of Adobe Digital Editions DRM. Lots of Sony owners buy from Kobo Books.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:42 AM   #6
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Sony now uses the ePUB format--has for awhile now. You can buy books from anyplace that sells non-DRM ePUB or ePUB with ADE books. Exceptions would be places like Barnes and Noble which have a proprietary flavour of Adobe Digital Editions DRM. Lots of Sony owners buy from Kobo Books.
Actually, I would point out that Barnes and Noble's flavor of Adobe is not that proprietary. Its just at the moment, most ebook readers have chosen not to support the ereader DRM built into ADE these days.

Still, Sony, Borders/Kobo, Fictionwise, Books on Board, etc. are all compatible with Sony readers.

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Old 10-21-2010, 02:40 PM   #7
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Hi all,
After much research I finally decided on the Sony PRS650. It was a tossup between a Sony and the Kindle 3, but I wanted to be able to borrow ebooks from the library and when I saw the 650, I was impressed by the touch screen. I managed to download a few books last night, a major achievement. Thanks to all for their input. It was very helpful.
Congrats! You're gonna love reading on it.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:36 PM   #8
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Congratulations, Jude2444. You won't regret buying an ereader. Best buy of a technical gadget I ever made (after the donation I gave my son when he "gave" me his old Mac).
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:43 PM   #9
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Jude, I hope you enjoy your ereader! I'm on my 2nd now, and I doubt I will ever go back to paper books if I can avoid it!
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congrats on buying the best reader out there its a really addicting experience to read on these. I'm happily dumping my collection of physical books (as many as I can anyway) in favor of ebooks (and recovering a lot of room in my apartment too
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:49 AM   #11
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Congrats Jude! I'm loving mine as well--the touch screen interface on the Sonys is great!

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Old 10-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #12
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To reply to JB Cohen: the main reason I wanted an ereader was so I could borrow books from the library. And if I do decide to buy a book, of course, that option is available. The reason I bought the Sony was because I live in a smallish town and after going to several stores, the Sony and the Kobo were the only ones available to play with. There is no comparison as far as I am concerned, between the Sony and the Kobo. Being an instant gratification kind of gal, I didn't want to have to order it, plus I was concerned about customs, etc as I live in Canada. So far, I am really pleased. I have even taken it to the gym and, after enlarging the print size, i read on the stationary bike. And with the 650, I just swipe the screen to turn the page! Makes me almost enjoy exercise.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:38 PM   #13
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They annoying thing about the library.. for me is availablity.. they only have like 1 digital copy.. and the wait times seem LONG.. oh well.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:44 PM   #14
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I guess I have been misinformed.
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Congrats!
I´m also a fresh owner of a new Sony, and I ´m keeping in reading every single day I have it!
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