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Old 01-14-2010, 05:45 PM   #16
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #18
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I have a Kindle DX and I really like it. I use it as my primary reader, but I normally use it to read non-technical books.

However, I have used it for technical books in PDF format on occassion (I am a software developer). The DX's software could definately use some improvement. The lack of internal link support is beyond stupid. In general, their PDF support is quite poor. It does fine for displaying pages and in general they are quite readable on the 9.7" screen, but that is the limit of the good news. Amazon could definately improve the DX with some software upgrades -- a zooming feature, link support, annotation and bookmark support all being at the top of my list.

I think Amazon will probably get around to providing these features, but when it will happen is anyone's guess. I have been waiting for Folder support for years now. My guess is that we will have to wait for the Plastic Logic QUE to start cutting into marketshare before the upgrades start coming.

With all of that said, I think you would probably like the DX. I really do love mine. I've read a fair amount of PDFs and technical material -- but just in a serial page by page fashion. I've also read a LOT of fiction on it, and that is where it really shines. The larger screen size is so much better for reading than the little 6" screen. Plus Amazon has a great selection of books at reasonable prices.
No bookmarks in PDFs? Does it, at least, "remembers" the last page you were viewing?
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:26 PM   #19
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:42 PM   #20
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No bookmarks in PDFs? Does it, at least, "remembers" the last page you were viewing?
Yes, it does remember where you were. Also, I'm not 100% that it doesn't support bookmarks, but the PDF side of things seemed to be limited to primarily just viewing the images. No annotations, notes, or highlighting for sure. Not positive about the bookmarks. However, the search function does work within a PDF (assuming it is not just an image PDF).
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:19 AM   #21
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DX is a good choice. The support is good, the device is pretty good, and the book library is quickly growing.
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From the Sony side of things

I too, deal with many technical PDFs. But mainly I just like to read.

The Sony PRS-600 does a very good job with PDFs, including zooming in.

I'm sure that the Sony 900 does too, but it wouldn't be much of an improvement in size. So I can't suggest that.

I would say wait untill the Kindle DX or another large format reader comes out that handles PDFs as well as the Sony.

I'll end up with 2 devices. The Sony for casual reading and something like the DX for manuals.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:10 AM   #23
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If you really after pdf, right now the iRex DR1000S is by far the best choice on the market. But it's very expensive.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:05 PM   #24
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I think I will hold off for a bit until better large screen readers come out. Or there is probably a chance Amazon will improve PDF support in Kindles.
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