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Old 01-18-2013, 04:31 AM   #31
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Yes you would. It would have arrived wirelessly at some point.
Yea, I am permanently on airplane mode ever since I got my PW.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:44 AM   #32
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I'm permanently on airplane mode, too. I even created a custom password and threw it away so that it's impossible to leave airplane mode.

My books, my notes, my clippings, my folders.. I'm a bit of a conservative guy, I don't like file sharing much. Even with Amazon.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:57 AM   #33
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Have you noticed more contrast or more white screen?
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:19 AM   #34
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Have you noticed more contrast or more white screen?
No. The "whiteness" of the screen is determined by hardware. There's no way it could be changed by a firmware update.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:43 AM   #35
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:23 AM   #36
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Some people say that with this firmware the white of the screen seems to be whiter. Is this true or is it just some kind of "placebo" effect?

I think that it's the second option but I would like to read your opinions. Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:25 AM   #37
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:35 AM   #38
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See my previous post.
I have read it and I think exactly like you. But some users say that the last firmware of K4 improved the whiteness of these readers. It sounds weird but, how I don't have the K4, this statement made me hesitate...

That's the reason why I wanted to read more opinions...
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:40 AM   #39
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I have read it and I think exactly like you. But some users say that the last firmware of K4 improved the whiteness of these readers. It sounds weird but, how I don't have the K4, this statement made me hesitate...

That's the reason why I wanted to read more opinions...
It's conceivable that a firmware update could improve the contrast between the screen background and the text by changing the way that fonts are rendered, but what it couldn't do it change the "whiteness" of the screen background.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:03 AM   #40
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With RGB-LEDs it would have been possible to change the color, but the KPW doesn't have this, so it is as HarryT says: No firmware update can change the color of the light.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #41
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I'm permanently on airplane mode, too. I even created a custom password and threw it away so that it's impossible to leave airplane mode.

My books, my notes, my clippings, my folders.. I'm a bit of a conservative guy, I don't like file sharing much. Even with Amazon.
Wow, that is extreme! But I can see your point. The only reason I take airplane mode off is to get my 1 book a month from the lending library. I could just read it on my Fire, though. So I may just do that. I don't want Amazon screwing with my hacks.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:13 AM   #42
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Easier than what? The whole update took me less than two minutes; downloading the file to my iMac, then connecting my Kindle to transfer the file, then updating the software on the Kindle.
I'm not saying the manual method isn't easy, just requires more steps. I always download and transfer to my Kindle as well since waiting for the update could take a while.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:17 AM   #43
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I think Amazon's servers must have been very busy last night. The file only downloaded for me at about 100kB/sec, so it took about 25 minutes to download.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:38 PM   #44
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Do Custom fonts still work with the new firmware?
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