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Old 09-20-2010, 07:33 AM   #1
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does the 350 have the same resolution as 650 ?

the reason I ask, is does the 350 have the same amount of words on the screen at the same time, but smaller ?

if so I would prefer the prs-350.
if not, I would get the prs-650
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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Yup. They both have the same resolution. 800x600.
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They have the same pixel resolution, but I think Sony adjusts font size so that it's physically the same for both screens. That means that 350 will fit less words on the page for the same font size. Note that I did not verify this as I don't have both readers.
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They have the same pixel resolution, but I think Sony adjusts font size so that it's physically the same for both screens. That means that 350 will fit less words on the page for the same font size. Note that I did not verify this as I don't have both readers.
Actually for the same book with the same font size both 350 and 650 display the same page with the same number of words as well. I verified them. When I say the same font size I mean the font size defined within the Reader. For example, selecting 'S' font size in 350 and 650 will show the same page.
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Thanks for checking. I guess I was wrong then
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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I think Sony used to do it for PRS-300 vs PRS-505, but they may have forgot to do it for 350 vs 650.
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Maybe they thought that with the three extra font size options we wouldn't need the conversion. The older 300 had only three font size choices which made it difficult to find that "just right" size. It is lot easier now on the 350 with six font size choices.
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The older 300 had only three font size choices which made it difficult to find that "just right" size. It is lot easier now on the 350 with six font size choices.
I don't have my 300 anymore, so I can't compare, but I'm actually frustrated by the 350's font size choices. Small is too small, but medium is too big.

I guess I've just been pampered by the Opus' 12 size options, and custom fonts.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:18 PM   #9
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Can one zoom out an entire page that's set to "small" to create a sort of "small+" font size?
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:12 PM   #10
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I don't have my 300 anymore, so I can't compare, but I'm actually frustrated by the 350's font size choices. Small is too small, but medium is too big.
I love my Sony(s), but I have to agree. I actually pinned the poor sales clerk at the Sony Style store down and mentioned three things I think Sony failed on in this release:
  • Need more font size choices, with smaller percentage change between them
  • Need to upgrade the ADE firmware to read B&N ebooks
  • Need to allow for user-defined fonts
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:10 AM   #11
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Yes both devices have the same pixel. However, you will notice when displaying pictures, the 650 screen is lighter in grey shades then the 350 because when you reduce down the screen size, the pixel becomes more dense producing better quality. After comparing both models, I find the 350 produces more darker shades and better picture details.
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Don't forget to mention Wi-Fi which is pretty standard in the industry and users would have easier access to the store so they would download more. The future is all about wireless and touch screens and so far they got the touchscreen right.

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I love my Sony(s), but I have to agree. I actually pinned the poor sales clerk at the Sony Style store down and mentioned three things I think Sony failed on in this release:
  • Need more font size choices, with smaller percentage change between them
  • Need to upgrade the ADE firmware to read B&N ebooks
  • Need to allow for user-defined fonts
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:25 AM   #13
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I love my Sony(s), but I have to agree. I actually pinned the poor sales clerk at the Sony Style store down and mentioned three things I think Sony failed on in this release:
  • Need more font size choices, with smaller percentage change between them
  • Need to upgrade the ADE firmware to read B&N ebooks
  • Need to allow for user-defined fonts
We also need to ask B&N do something so that their ebooks can be read on Sony Readers, not to forget that we should also ask Amazon support ePub and ACS4 DRM as well.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:49 AM   #14
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B&N doesn't have to do anything...the capability to read B&N ebooks on ADE has been built into the ADE build as of early this year (so I've read). It's just that Sony hasn't chosen to use that new build.

And, yeah, it'd be nice if Amazon would support epub, but I've kind of given up on that.

Oh, and I have no interest in WiFi, so I didn't mentioned that one to the salesclerk. Someone who actually wants it will have to step up and talk about that one!
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B&N doesn't have to do anything...the capability to read B&N ebooks on ADE has been built into the ADE build as of early this year (so I've read). It's just that Sony hasn't chosen to use that new build.
I had heard that there might be an issue with B&N not allowing Sony and others to use their ADE ePub DRM version. B&N is partly to blame for being stupid in 2 areas:

1. They chose a DRM flavour that is different than everyone else's which fragments ePub further and confuses customers who just want to buy and read.

2. They will only sell to US billing addresses.
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