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Old 09-08-2010, 03:23 PM   #31
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It is clear that this Sony model has great qualities. But I resized some PDFs on my PC to see how they would appear on the Sony PRS-950 and on the Kindle DX. The PDFs that cannot be reflowed, and those with diagrams and pictures are immediately readable on a 9.7" screen, but unreadable on smaller screens.
yeah, it sucks, btw what did you use to resize them?
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:33 PM   #32
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Thanks for the great video, charbax. That's a really impressive touchscreen. It'll be interesting to see if sony can succeed with their "quality justifies the price" policy, though.
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After having watched another time there does appear to be some glare to it still. How is it in person as compared to a completely non touch interface such as amazons?
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After having watched another time there does appear to be some glare to it still. How is it in person as compared to a completely non touch interface such as amazons?
Maybe you would notice the same glare with a non-touch Amazon screen too. I think we were filming at a spot with some spotlights lighting onto it, I thought it would show best the screen quality. It might be glare just as you would get on a piece of paper held at the same angle with direct spot light lighting onto it.
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After having watched another time there does appear to be some glare to it still. How is it in person as compared to a completely non touch interface such as amazons?
I saw the same glare, but unlike my PRS-600, I could still read the screen. The glare off the surrounding trim was far more prominent. The only time I saw significant glare was when he viewed the screen at a very low angle where you couldn't have read the text anyway. There is one point where I can see some light on the screen and I know on my PRS-600 I couldn't have viewed anything.

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Thank you very much for the video. That was so much better than the normal 1 minutes of fluff I see a lot of times. This video really gave me a good feel for what actually using the device would be like and consequently I think I'm in love with the 650.

There's nothing wrong with my 505 at all - I use it pretty much every day. It has seen heavy use since the day I bought it more than 2 years ago, but still looks great and has the same fantastic battery life as always. So why would I want to replace it? Because that 650 is damn sexy!

I really like the way they implemented the new touch screen, dictionary support, notes, etc. My 505 works great, but even with custom firmware there are lots of things it just can't do.
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Thank you very much for the video. That was so much better than the normal 1 minutes of fluff I see a lot of times. This video really gave me a good feel for what actually using the device would be like and consequently I think I'm in love with the 650.

There's nothing wrong with my 505 at all - I use it pretty much every day. It has seen heavy use since the day I bought it more than 2 years ago, but still looks great and has the same fantastic battery life as always. So why would I want to replace it? Because that 650 is damn sexy!

I really like the way they implemented the new touch screen, dictionary support, notes, etc. My 505 works great, but even with custom firmware there are lots of things it just can't do.
Its really tempting isn't it. I have a 505 as well and it works great, so really there wouldn't be any need to get a 650... but I still want one
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I want one, too... I gave my daughter my Hanvon N516, and I've just sold my Kobo (didn't like it).. Of course, I have also just bought the Kogan to try out - should be here Monday or Tuesday, so I'll wait till that arrives - I have 7 days to try it out. If no good I'll buy the Sony.. Maybe I'll buy it anyway...
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Stop posting in this thread! I want one, but can't justify getting it...
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Fortunately I only have to convince my animals and myself (of course)..

I'm sure you'll think of something..
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Fortunately I only have to convince my animals and myself (of course)..

I'm sure you'll think of something..
I'm thinking hard!

The only reason I can think of, right now, is the fact that my mother ordered one... I mean, how can I give support for it, if I don't know myself how it works? (she lives 1500km away, so hopping in is not an option )
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Another video uploaded today! Watch in 720p Shows you how quick the page turns are, I think its pretty fast tbh.

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Ah thanks for the 2nd video there. Mostly more of the same, though much shorter, but they mentioned it being able to work with local Libraries much easier. Sounds great.
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