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Old 03-09-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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Post Comparison of screens on Kindle 1 and 2

Esteemed Kindlers:

The difference in 4 vs. 16 gray scales has got to make a huge difference in ease of reading. Has anyone seen both models? Has anyone posted side-by-side images of both screens? I'll bet I'm not the only one interested in seeing this.

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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Check out my pictures at the start of this thread.

I'll take a picture of some text on both and post it to this thread.

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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I find the difference is pretty profound. I prefer the K2 screen, but I've come across quite a few people who prefer the K1 screen.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:50 PM   #4
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I'm sure there are a lot of people who would be interested in this. I don't happen to be one of them, but I'm sure they are out there.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:17 PM   #5
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My understanding is that having more shades of grey improves pictures more than text. Some people have been saying that their Kindle 2s actually have less contrast than the Kindle 1.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:10 PM   #6
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As I understand it the two devices use essentially the same screen with different controllers, which allows the K2 more variation in the same range. The K1 uses the darkest setting for text, while I believe the K2 backs it off one notch to allow for a true bold (darker text) rather than simulating it with weight of line. If this is the case the K2 actually does have less contrast in most situations.

From what I've heard though, the K2 could use more line weight in the default font because some people do find it harder to read.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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It seems as if there is slightly less contrast with the K2 but it's not enough for me to send it back. I still haven't found my power cord for my camera and of course it's some proprietary Sony plug so I haven't had a chance to take pictures with my good camera. My cell phone camera isn't good enough.
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