|10-17-2009, 10:49 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Sony Touch, Kindle DXG
My observation on contrast and glare
As I've been shopping, I've heard a lot of people dissing the Sony Touch for lack of screen contrast and glare/reflection. I played around with some demo units at Best Buy and it seemed acceptable to me. Then I started thinking about print media and made some comparisons (mentally, unfortunately, couldn't do a side-by-side, so take my observations for what they are worth). The contrast of the Sony, to me, is very similar to that of newsprint or most fiction books I read. The paper isn't white-white in those, and often the print isn't the blackest of blacks, either. The shine/glare seems similar to that on the page of a slick-print magazine or journal.
So for me, anyway, the Sony ain't perfect, but it's not enough worse than what I am used to in printed media to put me off.
|10-17-2009, 04:01 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: The Bluest Commonwealth In East America
Device: Kindle PW, Nexus 7 (2013), Galaxy S5 phone, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0
I've never really noticed any lighting-based oddities on my jetBook, until today. I had the car window half open, and the shadow of the glass-air boundary fell across the middle of the screen. The bottom half was faintly green and slightly dimmer. Otherwise, I've always been able to find a reading position with only minor movement that stopped any glare or contrast problems.
nb to pedants: Yes, if you insist on reading with only a single badly placed spotlight, with inadequate room background lighting you can come up with glare and eyestrain. A baker also recently lamented to me the lack of good bagels in his area. I told him his destiny was in his own hands. It took him a minute.
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