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Old 05-10-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Nook and Sun fade?

I currently own a Sony PRS505 and love it but it does suffer from the "Sun Fade" issue. I was just wondering if anyone has had this problem with their Nook?
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I spent all Saturday morning on my deck in the morning sun while my reading my nook. I really enjoyed how there was no issues reading the nook in the sun. I was wearing my polarized sunglasses as well for a few hours with no issues either.

I live in the Seattle area but I swear the ball in the sky must have been the Sun; I can recognize it even if sightings are rare.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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It's really weird... some days I can read with direct overhead sunlight and nothing happens other days I'll get the sun fade. It's very noticeable when part of the screen is in shadow.
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I currently own a Sony PRS505 and love it but it does suffer from the "Sun Fade" issue. I was just wondering if anyone has had this problem with their Nook?
I had the 505 for almost a year, and hated the sun fade issue. I live in LA, and read outside all the time at the beach or by a pool. I actually sold my 505 and bought a nook last month, and haven't had a single problem with fading. Although - warning - 3G access is dangerous, and i've bought so many more books from bn.com than I did from sony - it's just too easy when you don't have to connect a reader to a computer to get new books!
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I've had the 505 for about 16 months and have read the posts about sun fade (also this one) on various devices. I understood from the various threads and posters that it was due to a "bad batch" of screens by LG which were used on a variety of brands of e-ink devices and not on just one brand.

I've never had the sun fade problem on my screen. I read outside everyday in nice weather. The only thing I notice is that the leather cover gets very warm. It is usually 90 degrees plus outside and I sit with my back to the sun (but the sun is on the screen of my Reader).

It seems to not be a brand problem but which batch of the e-ink screens were used on your device problem.

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I read outside on my lunch break and have never noticed any fading issues.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:22 PM   #7
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Since I read outside fairly often, a Nook is beginning to sound very nice. I'll have to go to my local Best Buy to play with one.
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