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Old 10-26-2009, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hi folks. I've been drooling over the 600 for several weeks now. Before I pull the trigger, I'd like a little input on how the device handles images. My intent is to use the Reader to house my text books for work, some novels for my limited free time, and some hobby stuff. Most of my books will be either text or PDF, with the text books being mostly PDF. My main question is, how well does the reader handle PDF with full colour images. My texts will be mostly medical in nature, so good image handling is quite important to me.

Any links to good screen shot examples?

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Old 10-26-2009, 02:10 AM   #2
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All pictures will be displayed in greyscale and the resolution will be of newspaper like quality. It is also a fairly small screen only 6" on the diagonal. great for novels but may not support the quality or size you need for medical texts.
Hope this helps some. I love my Sony but it is more for entertainment in my opinion.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:31 AM   #3
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Agreed, while graphics look pretty good in my opinion (compare it to an old black- and white television, if you have been there) the screen is too small for unscalable images - you'll want more overview than a 6" device can give you. I would say 8" at the very least in landscape mode, or better yet, a 10.2" device like the IRex Digital Reader.

Beware of the pricetag on those though, the main reason I still went for the PRS-600 despite wanting to use it for textbooks also.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:24 AM   #4
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Hi, i wonder about the quality of the screem, i read that 700 was kind of annoying when the light was reflecting.

Is the screen e-ink quality?
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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Hi, i wonder about the quality of the screem, i read that 700 was kind of annoying when the light was reflecting.

Is the screen e-ink quality?
It is e-ink, so, er, yes .
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:52 PM   #6
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I think the screen is fine. I guess some people expect it to look exactlly like a page from a laser printer on nice crisp white paper stock. That is not what you get. The background of the eInk reader is a light grey. but the text shows up black. As for glare it depends on how you hold the reader and where your light source is. Yes there is some reflection on the screen but if you move your hand slightly you can adjust your veiwing angle and read the page clearly. It is like when you watch TV with a bright lights source in a room. at some angles you get a glar on the screen and have to move or turn off the light or close the curtains to get the glare to go away or be less severe.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #7
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thanks for the info. ( :
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:04 PM   #8
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I might pop over to the local Sony Store and see if they have a demo one.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:14 AM   #9
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You could also try Best Buy. Both of the Best Buys near me have demo units for both the 300 and the 600. They have some test pictures on it, so you can get an idea of image quality, but no PDFs.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:56 AM   #10
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Hi, i wonder about the quality of the screem, i read that 700 was kind of annoying when the light was reflecting.

Is the screen e-ink quality?
I got my PRS-600 yesterday and it looks nice, but the screen is reflecting a lot of light so reading on it is a pain. Perhaps I get used to it, but for now I am actually disappointed. In the screen I can see the lightsource (light bulb, tubes,= pretty good and it hurts my eyes and makes the text hard to read.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:18 PM   #11
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Tack, now i know that i don't want a buy the sony! The quality of the screen is important to me.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:17 PM   #12
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For me the 600 turned out to be the perfect reader, it feels like a book with the cover and size is perfect. Kindle would've been larger than I liked, the touch screen page turn is worth the price of admission alone. The screen looks great, yes has a little glare but it is so positionally dependent. A subtle move of the wrist and glare is gone.. I don't see any reason for another ebook reader really.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #13
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Well, I took the plunge today... new PRS600 in black. I'll play with it this weekend and load up some of my textbooks to see how they look. Expect a brief commentary.

Now I just have to find a decent case.
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Hey Congrats, I know you will love it as I currently love mine, Just started reading 3001: The FInal Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke.

Forgot to mention the aluminum frame of the 600, really nice touch in my book! Enjoy!
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Enjoy and I hope you like yours as much as I like mine
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