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Old 09-23-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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PRS-600 Questions about Technical PDF's

Hey,
1- I'm think on buying the prs-600, mainly for reading tecnical PDFs ( Programming, and charts) with sizes from 10MB to 40MB. Im planning on using the highlight and dicitionary functionality alot. Does anybody else is in the same situation as I? Can prs-600 handle this ? Or theres a better solution in the market for what I want?

2- I've uploaded 3 sample pages of an ebook that i usualy read, could someone put a picture of this pages? Just to see how tables, code snippets and images are shown in the prs-600.

The PDF ebook can be downloaded here:http://www.scribd.com/doc/20251189/Sample

3- I've read in some other thread, one user saying that, when he reached 80 anotations the prs-600 started to be realy slow, does anybody else confirms it?

4- Can I insert in the prs-600 other dictionarys? like a french dictionary for example?


Thanks for your time.

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Old 09-24-2009, 01:29 AM   #2
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600 isn't your best bet for PDF with lot's of tables and code snippets. You'll need to either zoom constantly or reflow, which breaks tables and code formatting/indenting. Tried it and it's just not convenient at all. You should look at larger devices having higher resolution.

Can't confirm annotation bit. At least not with LRF.

You can't insert other dictionaries to be used by look up at this moment.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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Hey,
1- I'm think on buying the prs-600, mainly for reading tecnical PDFs ( Programming, and charts) with sizes from 10MB to 40MB. Im planning on using the highlight and dicitionary functionality alot. Does anybody else is in the same situation as I? Can prs-600 handle this ? Or theres a better solution in the market for what I want?

2- I've uploaded an programming ebook that i usualy read, could someone put a picture of this ebook, of page 262 and 284? Just to see how tables, code snippets and images are shown in the prs-600.

The PDF ebook can be downloaded here:[link removed by moderator due to this being a commercial eBook]

3- I've read in some other thread, one user saying that, when he reached 80 anotations the prs-600 started to be realy slow, does anybody else confirms it?

4- Can I insert in the prs-600 other dictionarys? like a french dictionary for example?


Thanks for your time.
i have a 505 and had a 600 for a while - 600 will read pdf's natively and does a good job but the screen is small for technical docs and one of the reasons i returned mine - the ultimate pdf machine right now is probably the irex dr1000 but at a mind and wallet numbing price of almost $900 - I finally settled on the Kindle DX - and even though does not have a lot of PDf Features renders them very nicely at a decent size - if you want ill load up your doc take paictures and send them to you email me at david a spitzer (all one word) at gmail dot com

I am not sure if you live in the US but the kindle dx works well and if you can afford it the Irex dr1000 or perhaps the plastic logic reader to be released next year
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:11 PM   #4
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i have a 505 and had a 600 for a while - 600 will read pdf's natively and does a good job but the screen is small for technical docs and one of the reasons i returned mine - the ultimate pdf machine right now is probably the irex dr1000 but at a mind and wallet numbing price of almost $900 - I finally settled on the Kindle DX - and even though does not have a lot of PDf Features renders them very nicely at a decent size - if you want ill load up your doc take paictures and send them to you email me at david a spitzer (all one word) at gmail dot com

I am not sure if you live in the US but the kindle dx works well and if you can afford it the Irex dr1000 or perhaps the plastic logic reader to be released next year

Thanks for your input. I live in Europe(Portugal), yes irex is to expensive, and kindle does not have touch screen, witch is very handy for the dictionary and hightlighting.

Maybe I should wait for the prs-900?

Anyway I will send you the doc, thanks very much for your time.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:14 AM   #5
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I've seen davidspitzer pictures of kindle dx, and i was very impressed, kindle dx is very good for pdfs like this, but im looking for a touch screen device (for anotations and dictionary) and I'm still curious of how tecnical pdfs are displayed on the prs-600.

I've uploaded only 3 sample pages with code snippets, tables and images, i hope this time theres no copyright problem, if there is I will remove it promptly.

If theres anyone with a prs-600 please show me how this is displayed on the screen

Sample Pages: http://www.scribd.com/doc/20251189/Sample

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:53 PM   #6
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If theres anyone with a prs-600 please show me how this is displayed on the screen

Sample Pages: http://www.scribd.com/doc/20251189/Sample
I just tried. It works perfectly.
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