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Old 08-29-2020, 07:34 AM   #181
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Received the PB Color a few days ago so can give my comments.
Great for a gadget lover like me but not a practical item. The colour is pathetic next to a tablet or a cell phone and as a ereader it is only just adequate, the chief problem there being the background to print contrast is not nearly as good as other ereaders. Even an old Kobo mini is way better

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Old 09-10-2020, 02:17 AM   #182
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Old 09-12-2020, 02:39 AM   #183
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Stil no Pocketbook support page? Nowhere?
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Old 09-12-2020, 01:25 PM   #184
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Stil no Pocketbook support page? Nowhere?
What do you mean by a Pocketbook support page? Do you mean Pocketbook's websites? They exist.

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Old 09-12-2020, 02:49 PM   #185
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May be he means that at the Pocketbook support page if you search about PB633 Color You can't find it. There are all Pocketbook device but not the Color.

https://pocketbook.ch/en-ch/support
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Old 09-12-2020, 06:52 PM   #186
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May be he means that at the Pocketbook support page if you search about PB633 Color You can't find it. There are all Pocketbook device but not the Color.

https://pocketbook.ch/en-ch/support
I did find the PB633 Color if I search for color on the site you linked but singularly uninformative since no firmware, manual or release notes links associated it it. I seem to remember having found a bit more information but the link I used is now 404ed.
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Old 09-15-2020, 05:40 PM   #187
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There is a great in-depth article about the new PB Color on the german site papierlos-lesen.de with lots of pictures.

-> https://papierlos-lesen.de/testberic...en-test-68933/

- First picture shows how the screen displays "white".
- Second picture shows how each color (red, green, blue, white, black) is displayed.
- The other two pictures are a comparison with a tablet lcd screen and a regular (black/white) E-Ink screen with the front light turned off.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:24 PM   #188
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There is a great in-depth article about the new PB Color on the german site papierlos-lesen.de with lots of pictures.

-> https://papierlos-lesen.de/testberic...en-test-68933/

- First picture shows how the screen displays "white".
- Second picture shows how each color (red, green, blue, white, black) is displayed.
- The other two pictures are a comparison with a tablet lcd screen and a regular (black/white) E-Ink screen with the front light turned off.
Thanks for the very nice pictures. Even the thumbnails give some nice information.

My take is that it is a significant improvement to Triton, but I don't think I would find it useful for anything.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:51 AM   #189
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There is a great in-depth article about the new PB Color on the german site papierlos-lesen.de with lots of pictures.

-> https://papierlos-lesen.de/testberic...en-test-68933/

- First picture shows how the screen displays "white".
- Second picture shows how each color (red, green, blue, white, black) is displayed.
- The other two pictures are a comparison with a tablet lcd screen and a regular (black/white) E-Ink screen with the front light turned off.
The thumbnails illustrate exactly what I said, lousy colour compared to a tablet, lousy contrast compared to a black and white ereader...
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:20 AM   #190
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It's what I thought, needs front-light on or sunlight to actually use at all, due to much less light reflected.
Colour is poor for maybe three reasons: Compromise half-pixel filter coverage to allow more reflected light, only 14 shades of grey as well as black and white (poorer white than any eink ever) and possibly less dense colour filter to improve brightness.

At 6" it's also too small for many colour applications, so a very niche eink and eink itself is niche. For most colour documents a 10" or larger tablet is needed. Entry level is Android at about $100 and posh level is the iPad from about $400, certainly the iPad screen resolution is much better than the ordinary Android tablets, so better value than the Apple Watch or iPhone.

Really I'd not pay $100 for it. I might consider it as a novelty purchase at $50 or less.
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:45 PM   #191
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I didn't realize how poor the contrast si compared to an eInk carta screen. There's no way I'd buy one because of that.
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The thumbnails illustrate exactly what I said, lousy colour compared to a tablet, lousy contrast compared to a black and white ereader...
I don't mind the faded color so much (looks kind of like old, hand-tinted photos and I don't mind that), it's the "grayish" screen for text that would be more of a bother. Not sure how noticeable that is in dim light with the reader's front light on.
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Old 09-17-2020, 08:57 AM   #193
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I'm sure the front light compensates, but I rarely use the light on my PW3 or Kobo Libra. The Original H2O I have is slightly less grey than the PW3 or Libra, perhaps because there is no capacitive touch layer.
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