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Old 06-16-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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im returning dx. too heavy and pdf

kinda unsatisfactory to me. rather continue using calibre and convert. at least its readable then.

NOw what do i tell amazon to get my money back. I have not returned much to them. should i simply say dissatisfied?

shucks. wanted to like it.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:39 AM   #2
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You can return it for free in 30 days, no questions asked. I suppose if they ask say that you wanted better PDF support... notes, annotations, dictionary lookup, zoom, etc.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:35 AM   #3
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To be honest, I'd give them the reasons even if they don't ask (at least about things they can still change, like the PDF support. I figure they can't do much about the weight at this point.)

The reason is that while individual complaints probably get little attention, the chances of them being taken seriously are higher if they're backed by action (like returning the product).
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:46 AM   #4
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Sorry you have to return it but it's great that you were able to give it a good test to know if it would work for you or not. Now you won't have to wonder. There are so many cool devices coming that you'll probably find something that you'll like.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:52 AM   #5
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thanks daffy. yeah love my kindle 2, will wait for the technology to mature more and prices will also come down hand in hand.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:52 AM   #6
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Good! Amazon deliberately crippled the PDF software of the DX (if we consider their manpower, and the time elapsed since the first Kindle, and the little they did to improve their firmware compared to companies like Lbook and iRex), and they have to pay the price with unsatisfied customers drawing the logical consequence and returning the DX.
Serious readers should send a strong message to Amazon. They want the best, richest reading environment possible, and they should not accept less than that.

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Old 06-16-2009, 12:43 PM   #7
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I am waiting another week or so to see if they send out an update, but if we don't get one am returning because I got better pdf support converting myself and putting on the K2. I'm really bummed because I wanted a good reason to keep this device.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:14 PM   #8
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I am waiting another week or so to see if they send out an update, but if we don't get one am returning because I got better pdf support converting myself and putting on the K2. I'm really bummed because I wanted a good reason to keep this device.
I'd be very interested to learn how converted PDFs display on the DX. If they're pretty close, this would be the preferable way to view these docs.

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Old 06-16-2009, 02:52 PM   #9
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Personally, I'm pretty satisfied with the pdf capabilities on the DX. Sure, it could do more, but I'm quite happy with what it does.

I had a long post here but decided to trim it. Suffice to say, sometimes I think the pdf version looks MUCH better on the DX than the Amazon reflowable version.

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Old 06-17-2009, 03:15 PM   #10
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Its going to be interesting to see how Amazon handles complains from this release going into K3.
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You can return it for free in 30 days, no questions asked. I suppose if they ask say that you wanted better PDF support... notes, annotations, dictionary lookup, zoom, etc.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:39 PM   #12
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kinda unsatisfactory to me. rather continue using calibre and convert. at least its readable then.
Is there a way for Calibre to convert pdf's so they have full justification on a 6" screen? For Kindle or even for Sony's 505?
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:40 PM   #13
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Is there a way for Calibre to convert pdf's so they have full justification on a 6" screen? For Kindle or even for Sony's 505?
That is not Calibre's job. That has to do with how the PDF was originally created.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:18 PM   #14
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I've been considering a DX for reading books from Google books. Has anyone tried them on the DX?

The comment about the DX being too heavy discourages me too.
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The comment about the DX being too heavy discourages me too.
The PDF capabilities suck. It's a basic image viewer. Nothing else. Amazon sucks for crippling it so terribly.

As for being too heavy, it depends. It is lighter than many hard-cover books, but certainly heavier than the Kindle 2.

If you read in bed, or in a chair, or at a table, it's really not an issue.
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