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Old 10-02-2012, 01:52 AM   #226
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Thanks for that. It is uneven, but it won't be a deal breaker for me I really don't think. I guess we'll see.
No deal breaker for me either as long as it can be lessened by turning up the light a bit. Fortunately there is very little to read at the bottom of the page. I hope the shadows are only at the bottom of the page.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:43 AM   #227
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Any chance you could post a picture? I'd like to see what you're seeing.
There's a person over in the Reviews thread that posted pictures that are identical to what I'm seeing. Here's the post: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=22
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:47 AM   #228
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I've only seen one other person say they got theirs today, and that was in the Kindle Boards forum. what kind of splotchiness are you seeing? Is it the eInk or the light layer? I noticed one of the reviews from this morning had light and dark shadows from the light at the bottom of the screen.
I updated my other posts on this, and basically the splotchiness was actually apparently just oil from my fingers as I touched the screen. In short, it wiped off, and shows up periodically in other places. It's only noticeable, actually, at an angle, and doesn't show at all when looking straight-on. I'll update my other post as well to avoid any confusion.

Really, there's only the little bit of shadowing at the bottom of the screen. Otherwise, the lighting is uniform and very pleasant. I'm finding level 13 out of 24 to be just right for most environments so far.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:51 AM   #229
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I updated my other posts on this, and basically the splotchiness was actually apparently just oil from my fingers as I touched the screen. In short, it wiped off, and shows up periodically in other places. It's only noticeable, actually, at an angle, and doesn't show at all when looking straight-on. I'll update my other post as well to avoid any confusion.
Capacitive screens are known to show splotchiness with fingerprints. It's one of the pet peeves I have with the Kindle Fire.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #230
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I updated my other posts on this, and basically the splotchiness was actually apparently just oil from my fingers as I touched the screen. In short, it wiped off, and shows up periodically in other places. It's only noticeable, actually, at an angle, and doesn't show at all when looking straight-on. I'll update my other post as well to avoid any confusion.

Really, there's only the little bit of shadowing at the bottom of the screen. Otherwise, the lighting is uniform and very pleasant. I'm finding level 13 out of 24 to be just right for most environments so far.
Thank you for the information!
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #231
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*pouts* I'm still stuck on "Shipping Soon." Hey, Amazon--teasing me like that is just mean!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #232
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Mine is out for delivery. UPS normally gets to my home around early to mid-afternoon, but given all the Kindles he probably has stacked up in his Metro van I don't expect him until late afternoon or early evening.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #233
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I've got one out for delivery that has a serial number and one shipping soon that has no serial number. Funny thing is that I ordered them both in the same transaction and they both show an estimated delivery of today. I'm thinking that the 2nd one may be in the box and somebody forgot to scan it in or something. Fingers are crossed.

I already renamed the one that has a serial number to "Greg's Kindle" so the risk here is the my wife does not talk to me if the other one does not come. Oh well, at least I'll be able to lose myself in a good book Before you start calling me a bad husband, she got the iPhone 5 last week while I'm still using my iPhone 4 so it is my turn to be first with the new toy!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #234
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #235
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Super slow MR servers and lots of double posts

The past two days or so I've noticed that it takes forever to post to a MR thread. I assume that is why we are seeing so many double posts. I wonder if the MR servers are having major issues? I don't think it is related to a higher volume of posts as those seem to be about the normal amount.

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #236
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I've got one out for delivery that has a serial number and one shipping soon that has no serial number. Funny thing is that I ordered them both in the same transaction and they both show an estimated delivery of today. I'm thinking that the 2nd one may be in the box and somebody forgot to scan it in or something. Fingers are crossed.

I already renamed the one that has a serial number to "Greg's Kindle" so the risk here is the my wife does not talk to me if the other one does not come. Oh well, at least I'll be able to lose myself in a good book Before you start calling me a bad husband, she got the iPhone 5 last week while I'm still using my iPhone 4 so it is my turn to be first with the new toy!
[COMIC RELIEF]Cool, smart. However, experience tells me that arguing with a woman is like taking a knife to a gunfight--it won't end well. [/COMIC RELIEF]

BTW, I renamed my Paperwhite to Shadowlands a couple of weeks ago. That was long before the probably minor light shadow issues came to light (pun intended).
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:09 PM   #237
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I got an email from UPS. (I signed up with UPS My Choice). It says the Paperwhite and cover should be delivered between 12:30 and 4:30 today.
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Got the shipping notice last night for both my PW SO and cover, both arrive tomorrow. Can't wait! Kindle will arrive 8 days earlier than shipping estimate. Thanks, amazon.
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My Paperwhite is on the truck heading to my house. I suddenly don't feel well... cough... cough... I may have to leave work early.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #240
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Just got mine! Hey they come in a black box rather than the usual brown box. And my UPS guy had another UPS guy with him. I asked if he was breaking in a new guy. He laughed and said no that was his boss who following him today to make sure he didn't throw all the packages in the dumpster!

Now to unbox and check it out.
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