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Old 12-24-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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FW 2.0 The good, the bad, and the Ugly?!

Thanx Bookeen for releasing the Firmware.... Ugh...long wait.


Chose the Epub version for many reasons. So far have only had 2 freezes with the new firmware.....

The good:

Page numbers
Folders
epub


The bad:

no bookmarks
Where is the rotation?landscape mode

The Ugly...

none so far...

How about other Gen3er's....... What do you make of the 2.0 FW.....????
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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You had 2 freezes in less than 24 hrs? That's one for the "ugly" section I think.
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The lack of hyphenation is really annoying.

Also some of the files I have tested has no top margin or too small top margin.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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One of My epub books wont load ...not sure why. Will try the same one with FB2...never tried that format.


Was hoping for Landscape mode for epub..... has anyone tried a PDF yet? is it better than the last firmware?
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:46 PM   #5
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The cropping of marginals makes it more useful but the cropping is a bit buggy since it do not work together with "Show Status Bar".
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Can you have landscape mode with a PDF?
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #7
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Can you have landscape mode with a PDF?
Yes, just rotate it 90 degree.

And it is in landscape mode you have the problem with the status bar. How little testing have they done when they have missed such a simple thing?
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Yes ....boot up and shutting down are much better. However, I tried to add an FB2 file by drag and drop and my Cybook froze after I rebooted. When I add books with Calibre no problem....
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Are there any advantages with FB2?
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FW2.0 which this thread is about do not feel faster when reading. It feels slower for ePub files. And I get strange delays when reading pdf files.
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Have you tried and fb2 file yet?
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Must add The page turning on epub is very Fast on my machine..


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Tried to read a pdf and the Gen3 rebooted when switching page and repeatable.
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Iam reading an epub book with 400 pages. I was on page 205. pressed for the next page and the Cybook shut down. Plus it did not remember the page I was on It only remembered to page 100. Ugh.Overall though, I am enjoying the new firmware.

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