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Old 10-03-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Just got my first ebook reader. Kindle paperwhite 2.

Regarding the shadow issues, it was supposedly on version 1.
With light on imine has some shadows on the bottom. It is small and faint. almost like blue finger smudge marks.


Mine is without special orders but there is some advertisement for a few books on the lower home page?
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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Just got my first ebook reader. Kindle paperwhite 2.

Mine is without special orders but there is some advertisement for a few books on the lower home page?
You can easily turn those off if you want to....the option is buried in the settings menu, so you just need to look around a bit.

The lighting effect you are seeing sounds typical.
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Just got my first ebook reader. Kindle paperwhite 2.

Regarding the shadow issues, it was supposedly on version 1.
With light on imine has some shadows on the bottom. It is small and faint. almost like blue finger smudge marks.


Mine is without special orders but there is some advertisement for a few books on the lower home page?
The screen is lit by 4 lights at the bottom of the screen. The dispersal is very good, but not perfect. If you look for the shadows, you will find them.

What brightness do you have the Kindle on? If you have it on a high brightness in a dark room, you will be more likely to notice the shadows. In a dark room, it's better to use a much lower brightness, and the shadows shouldn't be very noticeable, if at all. I generally prefer anywhere between 3 and 7 in a very dark room.

You can change the settings to remove those "ads."

From the home screen: Settings-> Device Options -> Personalize Your Kindle -> Recommended Content = OFF
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:29 PM   #4
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I have it set to 7, below that I can't read to well, but that may change with time.
If I set it to 19 or so the shadows disappear but thats to bright for my eyes.

Overall I am very happy with the device. I want to take care of any issues since I just got it yesterday.

Wasn't sure if those suggestions had to do with special offers. Did not want to remove that option from my account to test it.

Thanks for everyone's responses.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:45 PM   #5
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I have it set to 7, below that I can't read to well, but that may change with time.
If I set it to 19 or so the shadows disappear but thats to bright for my eyes.

19 is too high in a dark room. 7 is better. It's about where I start when I go go bed. As time goes on, I might lower it a bit. The lower you go, the less the shadowing should be.
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Just got my first ebook reader. Kindle paperwhite 2.

Regarding the shadow issues, it was supposedly on version 1.
With light on imine has some shadows on the bottom. It is small and faint. almost like blue finger smudge marks.


Mine is without special orders but there is some advertisement for a few books on the lower home page?
I hope you enjoy your new PaperWhite. It's a good reader. I have a PW1 that is now a few yrs old and it's still working great. They hold up well.
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19 is too high in a dark room. 7 is better. It's about where I start when I go go bed. As time goes on, I might lower it a bit. The lower you go, the less the shadowing should be.
Too high for you, maybe. If I put my light on 7, I can't read the text in a dark room, no matter how much time goes by.

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Too high for you, maybe. If I put my light on 7, I can't read the text in a dark room, no matter how much time goes by.

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Same here--I usually have my paperwhite set at 11 for comfortable reading in a dark room. I figure there is variances in lighting levels of paperwhites and also all of us have different vision.
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The shadows are typical of the frontlight Amazon uses on the PW1 & PW2.

From the photos I have seen of the Voyage, the frontlight is a lot better.
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The shadows are typical of the frontlight Amazon uses on the PW1 & PW2.

From the photos I have seen of the Voyage, the frontlight is a lot better.
I'm not sure about the Voyage, but I have the PW1 and 2, Aura HD and Onyx T68 and they all have those shadows at the bottom of the screen.

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I'm not sure about the Voyage, but I have the PW1 and 2, Aura HD and Onyx T68 and they all have those shadows at the bottom of the screen.

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I know this is an older thread, but I came across it as I was researching the shadowing issue.

I have both the Voyage and the Paperwhite. My Voyage has no shadows at the bottom of the screen, but my Paperwhite does. I even exchanged the Paperwhite for another one, and it too has shadows. Not enough to affect reading, but definitely enough to notice. I usually set my frontlight between 12-14, but I can still see the shadowing at higher and lower light levels.

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I have all three, Paperwhites 1 and 2 and a Voyage. I have to work pretty hard to find shadows on the Voyage. If I remember correctly I was able to see them with the light too high in a dark room. I never read in dark rooms normally so I'm not sure I remember that right.

The Paperwhite 1 has fairly distinct shadows along the bottom but to be fair I never noticed they were there until I read posts complaining about them from forum members in here. It's only in the lower margin well below the text.

They're improved in the Paperwhite 2. You can still see them but they're pretty faint.

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