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Old 10-02-2012, 01:58 AM   #31
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Well well well, and the vaunted "Paperwhite's" have the same LED bleed-up as the nook. Seems like they may have rushed them?
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:00 AM   #32
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The lights shadow at the bottom are one thing, but what about the remainder of the screen?

I just returned the nook glow, which truly had blotchy and uneven patches on the screen. I considered it minor, but they were there.

Very curious how this compares..
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All of the reviews I read online said how even the lighting was so I'm a little surprised by the user reviews. Hmm... that's a little concerning.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:23 AM   #34
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Here you go. See what I mean about the beams? Otherwise, the look and feel is awesome. The menu is great and feel of the screen is great too.
Well, is noticeable, but not huge! ... of course, is a picture. I would like to check myself.

It looks better than Nook Glow though, more even. And way more better than a regular cover with integrated light.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:32 AM   #35
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Just to clear up what you mean by sync, are you talking about Whispersyncing from the Amazon cloud, and if so are you using WiFi or 3G?

EDIT: My Touch sometimes gets out of sync with my iPad and PC apps, but this is not a fault of the Touch. It is a fault with the apps and if I delete the out of sync book from the iPad or PC app and re-download it it will get back into sync. Amazon needs to do a lot of work on their apps!
Yes, I'm talking about using Whispersync to sync last page read and notes from the Kindle to other apps. I have an Android tablet, an Android smartphone, and an iPad, and they all stay in sync with each other. They do not, however, stay in sync with the Kindle.

I'll try deleting the apps from the other devices and re-downloading, and see if that helps.

Update: Okay, deleted the book from my Android tablet, then re-downloaded it. It opened up immediately to the same page as the iPad and Android smartphone, and the page the Android tablet was on when I deleted the book. It's quite a few pages back from where it is on the Kindle. So, in this case, I think it's the Kindle that's out of sync.

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Old 10-02-2012, 02:34 AM   #36
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:35 AM   #37
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Yes, I'm talking about using Whispersync to sync last page read and notes from the Kindle to other apps. I have an Android tablet, an Android smartphone, and an iPad, and they all stay in sync with each other. They do not, however, stay in sync with the Kindle.

I'll try deleting the apps from the other devices and re-downloading, and see if that helps.
You only need to re-DL the books, not the apps.

Sounds like you have a different issue than I do with my apps and the Touch. I primarily read on the Touch and do a lot of highlighting and bookmarking. For some reason I have the occasional book which won't Whispersync all the bookmarks, highlights, or farthest page read to the apps.

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Old 10-02-2012, 02:40 AM   #38
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You only need to re-DL the books, not the apps.

Sounds like you have a different issue than I do with my apps and the Touch. I primarily read on the Touch and do a lot of highlighting and bookmarking. For some reason I have the occasional book which won't Whispersync all the bookmarks, highlights, or farthest page read to the apps.
Yes, sorry, meant delete the books, not the apps. But, as I noted above, it doesn't make a difference. The Kindle is simply out of sync with the other devices, and nothing I do can get it back in sync. I think this is simply a bug and will need to get fixed by Amazon.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:42 AM   #39
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You guys crack me up! Do you want to see uneven light on an ereader? Check this out:

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BAM! Uneven light.


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PS: At 3:40 a.m. I have no idea how to make that picture smaller.

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Given the unevenness of the light on my K3 cover I think that I'll be able to live with this small amount of variation at the bottom.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:11 AM   #42
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What do you think about the hd screen with the lights off?

Is obviously better than that of the kindle4 and kindle touch?

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #43
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The syncing issue could be a result of the servers being extra busy, with all the new paperwhites getting into the hands of owners. I'm still waiting for a delivery of news from Calibre to my keyboard this morning. That is unusual.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #44
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Are the lights at the bottom less noticeable when you turn down the brightness, which you would do in a dim room anyway. In fairly bright light are the lights noticeable?

I used a nook for a short period of time before the screen busted and I hardly ever used it with the brightness turned all the way up.
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thanks for the review and the photos.
I was confused about the syncing too-- seems a bit overkill, do you need to have your book synced with all devices? could you not take your kindle everywhere- it's small and light..just a thought.

I don't see the problem with the lights at the bottom being such a big deal- this is MUCH better than having a normal e-reader with a book light (and i've tried them all).
I am still excited to get mine, I don't mind if there's a bit of unevenness down the page where the lights are.
As long as the screen is clear, and the page turn is quick and letters are sharp that's what matters to me. I can't wait to get mine!
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