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Old 02-10-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Comparison of 36 eBook readers on sale worldwide

Found this site with a lot of information out on the different e-readers for sale internationally.

http://ereaderguide.info/
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:54 AM   #3
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Interesting, but I do have one complaint... In formats supported it imply s the more the better, which is true. It says some only support PDF's....etc..etc.... Then for example it says the Kindle supports 15 formats, and the PRS-300 only 7. The problem there of course they are including non book formats for the Kindle (mp3, jpeg....etc).... so it looks like you could read more formats on the Kindle, which is not true..... anyway.....

It is still a good overview of the various readers, their ratings are of course very debatable.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:35 AM   #4
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The ratings are biased and more than debatable. In the list of European e-readers, how can they assign 5 stars for Features to a reader that does not even support Epub DRM?

Moreover, the information which DRM is supported is missing. And the number of formats supported does not tell me anything at all. I want to know which formats are supported. And why all these 'unknowns' for screen refresh? If they really tested the devices, they could measured this.

The comparison matrix here on MobileRead is really much better!
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:59 AM   #5
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I agree, only stating the number of formats supported and not which formats isn't very useful. Which formats along with DRM-support should definitely be stated in the comparison.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #6
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The ratings are biased and more than debatable. In the list of European e-readers, how can they assign 5 stars for Features to a reader that does not even support Epub DRM?

Moreover, the information which DRM is supported is missing. And the number of formats supported does not tell me anything at all. I want to know which formats are supported. And why all these 'unknowns' for screen refresh? If they really tested the devices, they could measured this.

The comparison matrix here on MobileRead is really much better!
The ratings are nonsense, and so are the reviews. They didn't actually have their hands on all those ebook readers, so any claim that they are posting a review is a absurd.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:08 PM   #8
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The comparison matrix in the wiki here on Mobileread has really good info.
For the users here at MR not yet familiar with this matrix here's the link:
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix
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