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Old 11-09-2017, 02:49 PM   #31
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I prefer the reverse video mode at night in a dark room. At all other times, I prefer the usual mode.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:36 AM   #32
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White text on black (on screen at least) seems to be a specific minority taste. But the people who like it really like it. Many coders who look at text on screen all day seem to like it.

I vastly prefer it to normal black text on white. It's much easier on my eyes. But I don't think I'll like it on e-ink, because the black isn't black but very much grey.

White text on black was the norm until the advent of GUI. Movie still often use light on dark GUIs because they look better when photographed.

PS: the obvious reason books aren't printed white text on black is you'd be using vast amounts of ink.
Are you sure, I would have guessed green on black?
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:58 AM   #33
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PS: the obvious reason books aren't printed white text on black is you'd be using vast amounts of ink.
It takes no more ink to print in white on black paper than to print in black on white paper. It's simply a case of reversing the usual colours of the ink and the paper.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:02 PM   #34
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Are you sure, I would have guessed green on black?
White, green, or amber phosphors were common, but I don't know percent for each.

DEC VT100 had white and I think IBM terminals were green.

I do know that VT100 could be set for inverse video. I used that because scan lines in the background bothered me a lot less than scan lines in the characters. Most of you probably would not believe how coarse resolution was then.
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:03 AM   #35
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Does anybody own a Kobo Aura and / or has experience as to how the Oasis 2 inverted mode compares to Kobo's warm tint night mode?

With night shift on my phone I notice a dramatic difference in my subjective experience at night and wonder if the color temperature of the front light of ereaders might have a similar effect.
I suppose much less than an LCD, but probably still noticeable.

For me the question is: which is more pleasant to read in total darkness, Kobo with night mode, or Oasis 2 with inverted colors?
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For me the question is: which is more pleasant to read in total darkness, Kobo with night mode, or Oasis 2 with inverted colors?
i found the kobo night mode more pleasant in dim light and the oasis inverted mode more pleasant in complete darkness. Since my second kobo aura broke i opted for the ko2. So far no regrets.
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i found the kobo night mode more pleasant in dim light and the oasis inverted mode more pleasant in complete darkness.
That's what I wanted to hear, thanks!!
I assume the Oasis inverted mode emits way less light than Kobo night mode, which in the end is probably easier on the eyes at night than a blue filter.
Do you think so too?
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That's what I wanted to hear, thanks!!
I assume the Oasis inverted mode emits way less light than Kobo night mode, which in the end is probably easier on the eyes at night than a blue filter.
Do you think so too?
Kobo's also have an invert mode (with a hack), or at least some models/firmwares do.
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Kobo's also have an invert mode (with a hack), or at least some models/firmwares do.
I heard that it's not really well implemented, with screen flashing on page turns, ghosting, etc.
It's also said that Amazon had to tweak the hardware for the inverted mode, so I assume it works really well.
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I heard that it's not really well implemented, with screen flashing on page turns, ghosting, etc.
It's also said that Amazon had to tweak the hardware for the inverted mode, so I assume it works really well.
I use it and like it. YMMV.
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