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Old 05-11-2008, 04:09 PM   #16
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Most e-ink paper has a refresh rate of ~790ms in grayscale mode, which almost all ebook devices use. However, there is a 2nd mode, called 1bit mode, which has a refresh rate of ~260ms, I do not know how to access this mode, I just know its available. I am wondering what ebooks would look like in 1 bit mode, if they would have jaggies or not.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:38 PM   #17
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Most e-ink paper has a refresh rate of ~790ms in grayscale mode, which almost all ebook devices use. However, there is a 2nd mode, called 1bit mode, which has a refresh rate of ~260ms, I do not know how to access this mode, I just know its available. I am wondering what ebooks would look like in 1 bit mode, if they would have jaggies or not.
They would have jaggies-- 1bit mode means each pixel is either on or off-- and anti-aliasing works by fooling the eye with shades of gray. Since you're turning off all the in-between shades they would jump out at you if you're the kind to notice them.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:30 PM   #18
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On the other hand, I stopped noticing the text and only ever see a black screen.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:40 PM   #19
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As I started this thread, I thought I'd weigh in my new opinion. After much research and research and going back to the borders store to play with the PRS-505 some more, I came to the conclusion it didn't really bother me.

Yeah its a little different at first. But I quickly got used it and have read 5 books now on my reader I just acquired last week.

I'm addicted. I haven't read this many books in years.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:08 PM   #21
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I'm addicted. I haven't read this many books in years.
That's the, 'Oh crap, I better actually read something to justify what I spent on this' phase. Just hope you keep it up afterwards.

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Old 05-13-2008, 10:37 AM   #22
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I'm w/ Danny, I hit the page turn button as I read the last couple of lines --- usually I time it so that I don't have to wait too long and it's pretty rare that it turns before I'm done reading, though it is awkward when reading aloud to my kids --- have to memorize a couple of words to keep from having a noticeable pause.

I really wish that there were an option to display in multiple columns like to Tofu.app for Mac OS X so that one could turn and read continuously.

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