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View Poll Results: Should people buy an Iliad or not?
Yes, buy one right now 20 32.26%
No, wait until the software works as advertised 29 46.77%
No, wait until Irex supports open source developments 6 9.68%
No, buy a Hanlin/Sony instead 7 11.29%
No, wait for the next eBook generation 8 12.90%
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:20 AM   #16
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:03 AM   #17
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I think the Iliad is a great device for the initial purpose it was designed for. After some use and tries personally I believe it is a very useful device. It is too bad that there are still still some gaps in functionality (like the zoom function in PDF's) but I count on Irex to solve these asap.

Maybe one should not judge Irex to hard (yet). They originally developed the thing for reading distributed E-content. Their customers; E-content offering companies. Now it seems that the device can go beyond that. If you don't want to lose the original market but also want to serve the new group of customers you want to serve both but in a controlled way. So lets wait and see until second half of this year for the possibilities they will create for you developers. I bed we will not be disappointed (I have the impression the Iliad exists today just because Irex have some geeks like us thought they could make it work ;-) )

So if I would be new I would buy it;
(1) Although suggested otherwise I think the Iliad can match most of the claims made. I can use the thing as planned.
(2) I'm sure Irex will make sure that claims not yet fully present will be implemented soon (and more like switching portrait/landscape, zoom etc.).
(3) In Q3/Q4 2006 Irex will release all functionality for developers to fully exploit the possibilities of the system thus I as a non-developer will have a choice of some great tools.
(4) There will be more.....hopefully..... (maybe also a rebate when we buy the flexible colour version on A4/letter format some time next year )

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Old 01-20-2010, 05:27 AM   #19
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Apart from geeks, i would not recommend the device with the current software...
Probably I'm of the geeky kind...
In my opinion (and I've got 12 readers to compare, the next 2 on the road already, hence the "geeky" part) iLiad still by far has the most advanced OS. Which other readers allows to change boot title or author's name on the fly? May not seem a biggy to many users, I absolutely love it. About 1/3 of my (legally purchased) eBooks doesn't stick to the naming convention. I either can strip DRM, add/modify metadata and convert or I can change it -on the fly, directly on my iLiad.
Also I can add thumbnails, did have folders from the very beginning, have a touchscreen but screen clarity close to Sony 505, ....
Those are some of the reasons why I've ordered iRex 800 in an instance, without having seen any reviews yet.

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Old 01-20-2010, 05:30 AM   #20
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I think the Iliad is a great device for the initial purpose it was designed for. After some use and tries personally I believe it is a very useful device. It is too bad that there are still still some gaps in functionality (like the zoom function in PDF's) but I count on Irex to solve these asap.

Maybe one should not judge Irex to hard (yet). They originally developed the thing for reading distributed E-content. Their customers; E-content offering companies. Now it seems that the device can go beyond that. If you don't want to lose the original market but also want to serve the new group of customers you want to serve both but in a controlled way. So lets wait and see until second half of this year for the possibilities they will create for you developers. I bed we will not be disappointed (I have the impression the Iliad exists today just because Irex have some geeks like us thought they could make it work ;-) )

So if I would be new I would buy it;
(1) Although suggested otherwise I think the Iliad can match most of the claims made. I can use the thing as planned.
(2) I'm sure Irex will make sure that claims not yet fully present will be implemented soon (and more like switching portrait/landscape, zoom etc.).
(3) In Q3/Q4 2006 Irex will release all functionality for developers to fully exploit the possibilities of the system thus I as a non-developer will have a choice of some great tools.
(4) There will be more.....hopefully..... (maybe also a rebate when we buy the flexible colour version on A4/letter format some time next year )
"Zoom function in PDFs"? Isn't it way ahead of all the others? For example, Sony 600 or 900 only allow zoom for a single page, whereas iLiad is able to use that setting for the entire document.
I consider iRex (iLiad and 1000S) by far most advanced for PDFs.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:11 AM   #21
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So if I would be new I would buy it;
(1) Although suggested otherwise I think the Iliad can match most of the claims made. I can use the thing as planned.
(2) I'm sure Irex will make sure that claims not yet fully present will be implemented soon (and more like switching portrait/landscape, zoom etc.).
(3) In Q3/Q4 2006 Irex will release all functionality for developers to fully exploit the possibilities of the system thus I as a non-developer will have a choice of some great tools.
(4) There will be more.....hopefully..... (maybe also a rebate when we buy the flexible colour version on A4/letter format some time next year )
Heh... Strange reading that now. I think everything that is in that list was delivered.

And yes, still using my Iliad everyday. And still chugs along nicely. I've looked at various other Readers and none of them (apart from the Sony with a touch-screen) comes close to what I require...
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