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Old 02-07-2012, 02:57 AM   #106
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@Kris777 now these were hysterical!!!! (i'm a born Donald fan)

And here's how they look, i've zoomed in on one so you can see the text bubble with the pic. I must say that i'm a bit impressed with the outcome::::

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What lighting setup are you using for these pictures? You seem to have more saturated colours than I'm getting in my photos.

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Old 02-07-2012, 03:00 AM   #107
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someone asked earlier about the "ghosting " in the original pics. That does not AHVE to be there. Full refreshes eliminate it entirely. partial refreshes leave some ghosting. there should be a setting that allows you to choose either full refresh every time or partial refreshes with a full refresh only every x pages to allow for quicker page turns.
The jetBook already seems to have a full refresh option when viewing images but not when looking at documents.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:57 AM   #108
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... I'm wondering now if there can be an update to actually increase the speed, this would be a good question to ask Ectaco actually if anyone has a contact there (*nudge nudge* hint hint* aka @ProDigit i know you mentioned that you wrote to them already )
I've written them on several occasions already,but haven't yet bought the device, which I hope to do as soon as a black version becomes available!
I think I'll leave gregg alone for a while,so he can focus on getting more in production,so my black one will arrive sooner! :-)
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I think if it has to be glossy I prefer white - reflected highlights from nearby light sources are much less noticeable (to me) on a white glossy surround compared to a black one. And I should know, I've got a Sony PRS-T1...
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Good argument,
However, they could make the black one matte. Less nice looking, but more practical.
Their original jetbook was black matte. Their jetbook mini was gloss, and back matte, with some engravings in gloss, to give it a less boring impression.

I find that reflections on housing is always disturbing,though not by much.
I find if the border looks whiter than a page,especially when reading outside in full sunlight, is bothersome to the eyes.
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If you want a device where the color looks exactly the same 5 years from now, you'd have to get another color than white
I don't think, one will keep a reader for such a long timespan considering the technical progress. Moreover you can put it in a (dark) cover, which hides the bezel.
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Good argument,
However, they could make the black one matte. Less nice looking, but more practical.
Their original jetbook was black matte. Their jetbook mini was gloss, and back matte, with some engravings in gloss, to give it a less boring impression.

I find that reflections on housing is always disturbing,though not by much.
I find if the border looks whiter than a page,especially when reading outside in full sunlight, is bothersome to the eyes.
Oh believe me, I'd far rather have a matte textured black surround - good contrast with the screen and no reflections. But everything has to be shiny and glossy nowadays, it's the law.

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Just got mine today (ordered on Feb. 3) - there's a sticker on the box: "Make sure to update your device on March 1st & April 1st for even more cool features and functions." No clue as to what's coming then.

to everyone so far for posting so much information - since the actual manual still appears to be in Russian, and only a 4 page quick start pamphlet available in English.

I'll post more after I have time to play with it.
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Just got mine today (ordered on Feb. 3) - there's a sticker on the box: "Make sure to update your device on March 1st & April 1st for even more cool features and functions." No clue as to what's coming then.
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I would hope that the web browser would be in one of the updates or I'll be a bit miffed. It still makes a good large format reader without but I was hoping to be able to check GMail on it, and I've got used to loading stuff wirelessly on my Sony PRS-T1 from Dropbox.

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Just got mine today (ordered on Feb. 3) - there's a sticker on the box: "Make sure to update your device on March 1st & April 1st for even more cool features and functions." No clue as to what's coming then.

to everyone so far for posting so much information - since the actual manual still appears to be in Russian, and only a 4 page quick start pamphlet available in English.

I'll post more after I have time to play with it.
was it that quick? Just 4 days to get it?
I was under the impression that people are waiting more for receiving what they ordered (1 month).
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And now a jetBook Color. You're as bad as me!
Since Amazon seems to NOT be further developing the DX, I've been exploring alternatives for large-screen eInk readers. The color jetbook was an impulse buy - mainly b/c it appears that Ectaco is actively developing features on a large screen eInk device.
Due to lifelong problems with migraines & eye strain issues, eInk screens are a must for me. The larger the better.
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was it that quick? Just 4 days to get it?
I was under the impression that people are waiting more for receiving what they ordered (1 month).
I think people had pre-ordered it - and experienced the initial long delays. My unit shipped out of NJ.
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Man I am still waiting on mine ordered Jan 5. :S
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Due to lifelong problems with migraines & eye strain issues, eInk screens are a must for me. The larger the better.
Have you looked for an alternative to the LCD display of your computer? What else did you find?
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I was trolling the ectaco forums and found this post about speed thought I'd share http://www.ectaco.com/posts/list/77639.page

I would think the response time has something to do with the screen size? I remember my small tube tv booted up in a second but my flat screen takes like 30 seconds.
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What lighting setup are you using for these pictures? You seem to have more saturated colours than I'm getting in my photos.

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This is actually in my room. I have a ceiling lamp and a lamp at the far left side of my desk. I just stand the unit up and take the pics with my phone. You're pics are very detailed but it seems your room lacks light. Try different areas.

I took the unit into work this morning and we had a meeting where i loaded a few PDF's for a presentation and everyone was blown away **pat on the back for me!** - the screen is a lot whiter when there's a lot of light around, which the white casing slightly takes away from, but it's not that noticeable when you get into the device itself. My office is considering getting everyone a jetbook color now to use for storing documents
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