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Old 07-09-2010, 06:13 AM   #16
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:18 PM   #17
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I just let calibre do the maintaining/converting. I just press the "send to device" button.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:03 PM   #19
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:39 PM   #20
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Going from a Kindle 1 to the new GDX is fantastic. Can't speak to the DX because I haven't seen the screen on the original DX but this is miles apart. I have no regrets and have already loaded my books and some PDF files I had and it's just everything I need in a reader. I am totally satisfied.

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Old 07-10-2010, 07:00 PM   #21
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I am extremely impressed by the KDXG screen. It has significantly better contrast than any eInk screen I own. Just wish it supported library books out of the box without stripping and converting.
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I have a Sony 505 and a DX ( white) and the Sony screen beats the Kindle hands down. I would be interested in the screen on the new one but cant justify having 3 readers ( trying to justify 2!)

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Old 07-11-2010, 12:56 PM   #23
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I have a 505 and a 600 and the KDXG is significantly better than either of the Sonys. I do agree that the 505 is better than the previous smaller Kindles but it's the same as my original KDX.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:16 PM   #24
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Kindle DXG is much better in sunlight than the 505. My 505 would be "washed out" if I loaded a page in direct sunlight (maybe because I bought it used?). The kindle dxg is spectacular in direct sunlight.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:37 PM   #25
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The good thing about the pearl screen is that there have not been any made by LG with the screen fade issue.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:35 PM   #26
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The good thing about the pearl screen is that there have not been any made by LG with the screen fade issue.
So, they traced the bad screens to LG? (I returned 8 of them before getting a good one...)
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:48 PM   #27
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I am totally loving the idea of bying this new Kindle. Especially, now that they are shipping internationally and the device also has 3G.

But my apprehensions about DRM and the ability to put my my own books on it remain.

If I can get those cleared I will definitely go for this than PRS-900.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:47 PM   #28
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I am totally loving the idea of bying this new Kindle. Especially, now that they are shipping internationally and the device also has 3G.

But my apprehensions about DRM and the ability to put my my own books on it remain.

If I can get those cleared I will definitely go for this than PRS-900.
What do you need to clear up? Most ePub DRMs can be easily stripped. That will allow Sony and B&N books to be converted. Many other formats can also be stripped of DRM. Calibre can easily convert most eBook formats to MOBI, and they look great. You can either use Calibre to send your books to the K DXG or you can simply drag and drop them yourself.

As a new owner of the K DXG and a former or current owner of every Sony Reader (except the old 500) and some other readers as well, I can definitely state that the K DXG does indeed blow all of them out of the water! No question in my mind that this is the clearest e-Ink screen I've ever seen and has the darkest text. Plus it is easy to modify for custom fonts. I use Arial Rounded MT Bold and it is easy to read even in dim light.

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That attached photo shows nothing about hood good the screen is on the DXG. It's just a B&W screen grab.
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I compared, side-by-side, Sony PRS-505, BN Nook, and my new DXG. Let's just say, I put the 505 back in storage, and returned the Nook... Really love the DXG screen, and the size is spot-on.
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