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Old 02-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #61
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@andyh2000: Can you please make screenshots on your JBC. Maybe we can deduce the resolution from them. Here are mine on PB912:
I'm not sure what you're trying to show here. Screenshots taken on a device don't necessarily represent what you see on the screen, and your scan on the smallest zoom shows that lower case letters get about 4 pixels in height which I don't think is enough to comfortably read.

The jetBook Color has a resolution of 1200x1600 when displaying pure black text on a pure white background. I fiddled with the styles in the epub and managed to display the whole of the first chapter on one page - see the photos below. What it proves though I don't know.

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:45 AM   #62
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I'm not sure what you're trying to show here.
It was an answer to your complaint about the bad picture quality in my previous post.

So there is no possiblity to make screenshots on JBC?

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Old 02-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #63
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It was an answer to your complaint about the bad picture quality in my previous post.

So there is no possiblity to make screenshots on JBC?
Yes, but what are you trying to prove or find out (if anything)?

No, I can't see a way of making a screenshot on the jetBook Color, but if you could I assume it would come out as a razor sharp 1200x1600 bitmap. And then what?

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Could you guys please highlight text on this file (any other kind of annotations are welcome), export the file with annotations to PC and could you please upload the file here so we can all have an idea of what we can expect to see on PC after we worked with the device?

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Yes, but what are you trying to prove or find out (if anything)?
We must ask ST-One what he intended with his request: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=40

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I just wanted to see a JBC screenshot with my own eyes.
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We must ask ST-One what he intended with his request: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=40

To see how my preferred font and font-size look on the jetbook (it looks great on the PRS-950 and a little fuzzy on the NookTouch).
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:30 AM   #67
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Could you guys please highlight text on this file (any other kind of annotations are welcome), export the file with annotations to PC and could you please upload the file here so we can all have an idea of what we can expect to see on PC after we worked with the device?

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I don't think you can annotate a file at the moment in any way at all. When you highlight text and add it to the summary it gets stored in a separate plain text file.

Unless Ectaco add some functionality soon they better change their advertising blurb.

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I guess it is all about resolution here.
I have problems to understand how the color subpixels layer becomes transparent when the device shows B&W images. If that is possible I am OK with it. Colour for me for such a device is a bonus as long as B&W resolution is good enough to read PDFs and the annotating works as expected (I can highlight and export with freehand drawing on PDF as bonus feature). BTW ...is this freehand drawing there? I remember I saw that in a video but nobody here has shown some PDFs with that ....

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I don't think you can annotate a file at the moment in any way at all. When you highlight text and add it to the summary it gets stored in a separate plain text file.

Unless Ectaco add some functionality soon they better change their advertising blurb.

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LuBiB says something else. According to him something gets saved in a txt file and something in the original (?) pdf.
Now ...this is somehow confusing and this is why I am asking for a sample file
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:50 AM   #69
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I guess it is all about resolution here.
I have problems to understand how the color subpixels layer becomes transparent when the device shows B&W images. If that is possible I am OK with it. Colour for me for such a device is a bonus as long as B&W resolution is good enough to read PDFs and the annotating works as expected (I can highlight and export with freehand drawing on PDF as bonus feature). BTW ...is this freehand drawing there? I remember I saw that in a video but nobody here has shown some PDFs with that ....
Nope, no annotation or drawing of any kind at the moment. The box came with a sticker on telling you to update on 1st March and 1st April so maybe we'll get something then. It hasn't even got a web browser or any other wifi capability.

The colour filter layer doesn't become transparent - you'll notice in my close up pictures a regular grid pattern in the 'white' areas. That's the colour filters.

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LuBiB says something else. According to him something gets saved in a txt file and something in the original (?) pdf.
You'll have to ask him about that - I think it's just stored in a text file.

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well ...too many "not this, nor that" for a 500$. I think I am going to buy M92 and spend another 500$ when the colour eInk gets a decent OS. So far you seem to be in the same position as the M90 users... that was having an excellent piece of hardware but with a poor software feature set...
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well ...too many "not this, nor that" for a 500$. I think I am going to buy M92 and spend another 500$ when the colour eInk gets a decent OS. So far you seem to be in the same position as the M90 users... that was having an excellent piece of hardware but with a poor software feature set...
Excuse me - the M90 was a hardware nightmare.
And where is "the decent OS" on the M92?
So the Ectaco is a flop as well: waiting, waiting ...
someday it will happen.
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And where is "the decent OS" on the M92?
So the Ectaco is a flop as well: waiting, waiting ...
someday it will happen.
OK OK I take that back, totally forgot about the IR problems although I believe it was the software not the hardware in that case. I do not think that the IR sensor was build specifically for M90 ...that must have been used somewhere else ...

to please you I could say that for now M92 has better software features than JBC from PDF reading perspective ..does that sound right? :-)

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Excuse me - the M90 was a hardware nightmare.
And where is "the decent OS" on the M92?
So the Ectaco is a flop as well: waiting, waiting ...
someday it will happen.
I personally believe that it's better to introduce a product to market first and then work out the kinks rather than waiting and waiting and waiting (...energizer bunny...) for the perfect version.

The jetBook Color is not a perfect device, but it is perfect for me and my grad school papers.

I would walk to class with about 50 pages of new PDF's every class - not to mention printing costs and ink and etc.

This is a solution for me and i'm sure i'm not the only one out there that needs something like this - so it all depends on what you plan on using it for.

And a BIG THANKS to andyh2000, you've been an awesome help with describing the jetBook Color
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^^^^^ and to add to the above and reiterate what andy stated, they are coming out with updates on 3/1 and 4/1 so it should be interesting to see what they'll include and work out.
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