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Old 10-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #451
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Was over on the Kobo forum and there is a post with photo of a kobo glo with blotches. Same colors. According to what I read, seems to be an unusual occurrence for them. Would link but don't know how to.

Wonder what factory it's made in. Maybe it is catching.
In Windows, right click on image and select Copy Link Location. In the MR post edit window click the Insert Image icon, paste the link into the popup box, and that is it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #452
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Was over on the Kobo forum and there is a post with photo of a kobo glo with blotches. Same colors. According to what I read, seems to be an unusual occurrence for them. Would link but don't know how to.

Wonder what factory it's made in. Maybe it is catching.
Here it is: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...56&postcount=1
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #454
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Looks like Kobo does a much better job of distributing light evenly. I don't see any dark shadow areas like I do on almost all the PW photos, even the official Amazon photos. But it looks like the same sort of discolorations. I think this first generation of light layered e-readers needs a lot of improvement! I'll wait until next year. I decided to get a Nexus 7 for night reading. Even if an iPad Mini gets released there could be issues with them too, so better to wait on that until next year as well.
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Looks like Kobo does a much better job of distributing light evenly. I don't see any dark shadow areas like I do on almost all the PW photos, even the official Amazon photos. But it looks like the same sort of discolorations. I think this first generation of light layered e-readers needs a lot of improvement! I'll wait until next year. I decided to get a Nexus 7 for night reading. Even if an iPad Mini gets released there could be issues with them too, so better to wait on that until next year as well.
I really want the paperwhite, but will be waiting as well. No matter how good the Kobo screen looks I would never buy one from them. I don't have the patience to deal with their customer service if anything should go wrong. I can wait for Amazon to fix this properly. And I love my K3 anyhow
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Wells guys (and gals), 3 strikes and they're out. I'm going to return my original and replacement #2. I really wanted to like the PW, but every time I turn it on to read, I see the flaws.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet (as for giving a difference device a try). I still have my K4B and my iPad 3. It's not like I won't have a device to read with. That will have to do for now.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:04 PM   #457
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I really want it as well.
And I just tried to explain to my sis overr the phone how to install a dictionary on her K4 and how to look up a word. She was close to hanging up on me. For people who are complete non-techies, I see the PW being the better option. To appease her, I kept telling her that on the PW, you would just touch.... She can't wait for it.
Little does she know about the endless replacements .. I don't want her to get
it and think it's a crap device, so I won't tell her how much effort it was to get a good screen.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:04 PM   #458
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Well maybe if it wasn't called PaperWHITE in the first place nobody would mind that much. Expectations were too high which is not the fault of the customers.
Sure. I was mainly responding to the question of why reviewers haven't been commenting on it. Certainly, it's not optimal and whether or not it's acceptable comes down to personal preference. For myself, it's okay but not great. I still prefer the features and functionality, and so I'll put up with the screen. I can see how some people wouldn't be able to handle it.

And agreed, the marketing verbiage Amazon's used is unfortunate.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #459
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Wells guys (and gals), 3 strikes and they're out. I'm going to return my original and replacement #2. I really wanted to like the PW, but every time I turn it on to read, I see the flaws.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet (as for giving a difference device a try). I still have my K4B and my iPad 3. It's not like I won't have a device to read with. That will have to do for now.
Too bad!
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #460
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Sure. I was mainly responding to the question of why reviewers haven't been commenting on it. Certainly, it's not optimal and whether or not it's acceptable comes down to personal preference. For myself, it's okay but not great. I still prefer the features and functionality, and so I'll put up with the screen. I can see how some people wouldn't be able to handle it.

And agreed, the marketing verbiage Amazon's used is unfortunate.
I say Amazon should offer a steep discount to customers with color blobs, if they are willing to get an OTA update to get the light disableD. Make it $69, same as the K4B, for customers who already have a defective unit and dealt with multiple returns already. Or, for new customers, sell the non-light version for $89.
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I say Amazon should offer a steep discount to customers with color blobs, if they are willing to get an OTA update to get the light disableD. Make it $69, same as the K4B, for customers who already have a defective unit and dealt with multiple returns already. Or, for new customers, sell the non-light version for $89.
I almost kept mine for reading without the light. It is slightly better than my Touch screen-wise with light at level 0, but reasoning ruled it out. I know the PW interface and speed is so much better, but I couldn't justify the price for a slightly better version of the Touch. Plus I was afraid that it would also start looking bad someday even at level 0.
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It looks like Amazon is now posting a real world example of the screen:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000841001
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #463
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It looks like Amazon is now posting a real world example of the screen:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000841001
This is going to sound more smartass than I intend it, but there's already a five-page thread on this. Amazon seems to have updated the product info last night, including the 'reality' images.
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Try a replacement. You can keep your still, just make sure you return one within 30 days of them sending you an email with a return label. My first one had, amongts other things, three too bright areas, apart from the ever present bottom light cones. The replacements did not, they just had other issues.
Will they send the replacement in a timely manner though? I'd hate to have to send off the one I have, just to get one that is worse. :/
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