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Old 09-28-2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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received reader

Received the Sony reader - about noon today - The parcel was evidently
dropped into my post office early this morning and my postman delivered
it today.

See tracking info below:

Status: Electronic Shipping Info Received
Est. in Home 10/02/2006
Date Time Description Location
September 28, 2006 12:01 PM Electronic Shipping Info Received OCEANSIDE, CA *
September 28, 2006 5:53 AM Acceptance OCEANSIDE, CA *
September 28, 2006 4:38 AM USPS Entry OCEANSIDE, CA
September 28, 2006 2:40 AM Sortation Center Departure LOS ANGELES, CA
September 27, 2006 9:20 AM Sortation Center Arrival LOS ANGELES, CA
September 27, 2006 12:00 AM Pickup LONG BEACH, CA

I haven't installed the connect software - the $50 credit comes I guess when
the reader is registered.

Instead I loaded a 2 Gig SD card with a mixture of things, PDF's mostly for the
Iliad, books for the Libre, text, html, and the PSR-500 Guide which I downloaded
from the internet. The books were sorted into directories on the SD card
but when I turned on the Reader they all appeared together in the
book list, except for the html which is not supported, some 133 books. Holding
the size button down shifts to landscape making pdf file for the Iliad
easily readable - The text displayed well - pictures better than expected considering that
there are only 4 levels of gray.

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Old 09-28-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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Congratulations

Did you notice any difference between different kinds of PDF (regular, iLiad, Sony Manual) in rotating and zooming?

Thanks in advance!
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Nice! I wish mine had a Sortation Center Departure time... I anticipate seeing folks across the country crowing about the arrival of their readers as the day's go by and my reader makes it's way to NJ. Tell us everything about your new toy!
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Received the Sony reader - about noon today - The parcel was evidently
dropped into my post office early this morning and my postman delivered
it today.
Wow Paul, that makes you a first! Would you mind to attach some photos to this thread for us (package, reader, ...)?
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:31 PM   #5
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Hi Paul, congrats on your new toy!

You got an iLiad as well, right? Excellent. Would it be possible that you made a shot of the iLiad screen next to the Sony under the same light conditions?
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:37 PM   #6
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I think Paul just got reborn in eReader Nirvanaland and won't be back with review pics anytime soon ...
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Congratulations on the first receipt of a Reader!!!! You are in just the right location, you lucky dog! Those of us in the east must be more patient.

When you try the desktop software, you should find that you can form collections. You are supposed to be able to create a collection. Then after you drag a book into the library, you can move it to a collection. One of those specifically has to be dragged in at the top level first (maybe into the library). I forget now. But once you have collections, they are much more naturally grouped, even if they don't match the directories automatically. I guess that's one more reason to use the desktop software to load a book.

Let us know how that works for you and the "tricks" as you discover them!
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:18 PM   #10
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Congratulations! could you attach the manual of Sony eReader in here? or where can i download it ? Thank you!
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:21 PM   #11
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rechard here u go

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Old 09-29-2006, 12:33 AM   #12
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sample pictures

Sorry - It's dark in California - Here's are two fuzzy pictures
taken under fluorescent lights - Both the Iliad and the Sony display
have the same gray color - almost identical . One advantage of the
Sony is the size button. It works for BBeB book files and text, probably
also for rft althought I haven't tried it yet. Small is default, medium at
one push, large at a second push, and then recycle. It does and doesn't
work for pdf files mostly doesnt but now and then a pdf file zooms both
in portrait and landscape - ??

Better pictures when the sun comes up.
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I'm quite jealous.

Now that you've received yours, could you tell me if the powersupply is 240/110v or just setup for the US at 110v. It's not a huge deal since the reader can be charged via USB but it'd be nice to know.
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I'm quite jealous.

Now that you've received yours, could you tell me if the powersupply is 240/110v or just setup for the US at 110v. It's not a huge deal since the reader can be charged via USB but it'd be nice to know.
Yeah, I would like to know the same! ANd I'm also jealous.
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Now that you've received yours, could you tell me if the powersupply is 240/110v or just setup for the US at 110v. It's not a huge deal since the reader can be charged via USB but it'd be nice to know.
Some of the reviews said it's the same as the PSP adapter. I have one and it's 110-240. However, you will probably need a plug adapter, since I think US uses flat contacts instead of round.
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