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Old 12-29-2008, 04:33 AM   #1
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Help! Blurring of first and last lines when in landscape mode

Hi everyone,

I noticed that when viewing my ebooks (PDF, EPUB) in landscape mode, the last line of the landscape page is blurred.

It seems that if the "cut" is made near a line in the middle of a page, it is blurred. If the "cut" is made at the end of the page (2nd page of the landscape mode) there is no blurring.

Is this normal? or is there a problem with my set.

thanks!
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:42 AM   #2
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When you're in landscape mode, the Reader displays the page in two halves, first the top half and then the bottom half. The lighter-coloured region of the screen indicates the area of overlap (if any) between the two page halves.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:00 AM   #3
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Hi Harry,

Thanks for the explaination! I am so relieved that it's not a problem with my reader!

Many happy readings to you!

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Old 12-29-2008, 11:03 AM   #4
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Thanks Harry!

I've noticed this too and thought first it might a problem with the screen, but because those regions of the screen showed text correctly in portrait orientation I figured it was a bug in the firmware.

Thanks again for pointing this out!

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Old 12-29-2008, 01:40 PM   #5
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When you're in landscape mode, the Reader displays the page in two halves, first the top half and then the bottom half. The lighter-coloured region of the screen indicates the area of overlap (if any) between the two page halves.
This is very annoying if trying to read in landscape mode. The first few lines after page turn are often the last few lines from the previous page, just a bit faded out. I was demonstrating to a friend who needs to read large font books because of his eyesite and how the PRS700 would be of benefit to him and how he could download any available books from the local library and just up the font. It didn't look pretty like I had imagined, it was actually embarassing.
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It didn't look pretty like I had imagined, it was actually embarassing.
Why is it embarrassing? The reader is keeping you from having to locate the next line to read on the second half of the page. I think it is a good idea for it to do this.

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To be honest, I think Sony could have done it a bit better and put a marker or annotation at the side to indicate that this line is the overlap line.

Having to blur the line makes it quite visually distracting especially when you are reading.

I hope this gets fixed in the next ROM update .. if any

just my 2 cents!

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hmmm, it only blurs the lines you have already Read. i think this is the best way to do this actually.

a dotted line on the page would be a whole lot more distracting than a faded sentence. and a marker on the side would be easy to miss and make you read the line twice.
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hmmm, it only blurs the lines you have already Read. i think this is the best way to do this actually.

a dotted line on the page would be a whole lot more distracting than a faded sentence. and a marker on the side would be easy to miss and make you read the line twice.
I think it seems to be a good functionality. I tried to read a pdf on the Cybook and it does not show at all were you should continue to read so it was very slow reading since it was so hard to find the place.
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I agree. It's a good way to do it.
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