|05-04-2010, 02:41 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Hello to our community!
Howdy y'all. I'm a proud owner of a PRS-600. Having found calibre on the first or second day of using my reader, I'm quite pleased with the combination of the two. One thing that has aroused my concern is the fact that my reader's display is rather ineffective in bright sunlight. It's a bit hard to describe the effect; the dark parts of the display (text) tend to come up more faintly than usual, with a dithered appearance similar to the Photoshop "dissolve" layer setting. Anyways, I'm mainly posting to get this forum to stop asking me to make a first post and hopefully prevent my account from being culled sometime for inactivity.
|05-04-2010, 03:44 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony 505| K Fire | KK 3G+Wi-Fi | iPhone 3Gs |Vista 32-bit Hm Prem w/FF
Welcome to MR and out of lurk mode, fooziex.
The below is some information that may be helpful if you haven't yet come across it in the forums.
MR has free ebooks that have been beautifully formatted by some very dedicated MR members. ePub format and Sony BBeB / lrf format <-- does the 600 still use this one?
Free ebook sites.. feedbooks.com and manybooks.net
Free and for purchase ebooks .. smashwords.com and baen.com Plus Baen has a free library
You can explore using Calibre to manage your library of DRM free books and Kovid, the creator, frequents the forums here. We even have a dedicated Calibre forum.
Here are a couple of book search engines for finding and comparing book prices.. AddAll, eBookPrice.Info, and Inkmesh.
Have fun in the forums and ask if you have any questions.
PS Check my signature and click on the links to find more information.
|05-04-2010, 09:16 AM||#3|
the snarky blue one
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: deep in the heart
Device: PRS500, 505 & 600, PRST1 & T2, Kindle PW, Moto Razr, Galaxy Tab 2-10"
|05-04-2010, 07:36 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone 5, Sony T1, iPad 3
Hi fooziex and welcome to MobileRead
|05-04-2010, 11:42 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brisbane Australia
Device: Sony PRS-600
Hello fooziex and welcome to MR.
I haven't yet read in bright sunlight (with my Sony that is) - but then again, I had problems in the past when reading paperbooks in bright sunlight too - too much glare from those lily white pages. I prefer to read in the shade.
|05-09-2010, 04:01 PM||#8|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Hi fooziex, welcome to mobile read! and thanks dreams for referring Inkmesh!
Inkmesh is an ebook search engine that makes it easier to find free ebooks and compare ebook prices for the Kindle, iPhone, Sony Reader, Nook and more.
At Inkmesh, we also update the free ebooks every hour from varoius sites like Amazon, sonry, barnes and noble.
We also send alerts for free ebooks at twitter and facebook, whenever they are available.
We are constantly trying to improve inkmesh and hope you find it useful.
|05-10-2010, 04:45 AM||#9|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Monaco-Menton, France
Good to have your company, Fooziex. I had similar probles with my Sony (505) and others here have reported the same. It was a pest because I do a lot of reading on my wee terrace and the sun's usually pretty strong out there. The way I covercame it was simply to buy a smart fliptop cover for the reader (it's called iEasy, but I think it's now turned out under another name by Tuff-luv). Among its many great advantages is one I've not seen mentioned before ... it's very easy and comfortable to use the flip-top flap as a sunshade, still holding the machine in one hand. Never the slightest problem since. Best wishes. Neil
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