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Old 03-24-2018, 04:48 AM   #721
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Thanks! I hadn't looked at "landscape" style, but that probably would work better.
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Old 03-24-2018, 05:13 AM   #722
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Hi - first time poster, longtime lurker. I've had a Kindle since 2008- first the 2nd gen, then the Kindle Keyboard, then a 1st Gen Paperwhite, After 5 years with that, I decided to jump to the Oasis 2.

I have to say that, while the screen is miles better than my Paperwhite, I am disappointed in the quality control and variances in stock. I received my Oasis 2 a few days ago, and noted that the screen was a bit uneven; further, the aluminum case was very slightly bent, which I assume contributed to the screen lighting being a bit uneven. Amazon shipped me a replacement but, when comparing the two, the new screen is actually worse - more washed out, with a different color temperature and slightly more dim. So i'm definitely going to return the second- and, though I hate to be stuck with the first with its defects for the money paid, I'm not sure there's much to be gained by trying a third time.

Any thoughts?

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Mike

Edited to add - tried to upload pic, but don't see an option to upload a local file (I'm a newbie - I'll look). But, just to be clear, when comparing the screens, I set the exact same brightness,same book page, same font and spacing to keep the comparison completely apples-to-apples. Which is why I was surprised at the difference.
I think I would be reluctant to accept that at the oasis 2 price point. Different people have different visual sensitivites and quality thresholds. Its hard to judge your device without pictures. If you post a few times, you should be able to upload pictures.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:58 AM   #723
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Hi - first time poster, longtime lurker. I've had a Kindle since 2008- first the 2nd gen, then the Kindle Keyboard, then a 1st Gen Paperwhite, After 5 years with that, I decided to jump to the Oasis 2.

I have to say that, while the screen is miles better than my Paperwhite, I am disappointed in the quality control and variances in stock. I received my Oasis 2 a few days ago, and noted that the screen was a bit uneven; further, the aluminum case was very slightly bent, which I assume contributed to the screen lighting being a bit uneven. Amazon shipped me a replacement but, when comparing the two, the new screen is actually worse - more washed out, with a different color temperature and slightly more dim. So i'm definitely going to return the second- and, though I hate to be stuck with the first with its defects for the money paid, I'm not sure there's much to be gained by trying a third time.

Any thoughts?

Best,
Mike

Edited to add - tried to upload pic, but don't see an option to upload a local file (I'm a newbie - I'll look). But, just to be clear, when comparing the screens, I set the exact same brightness,same book page, same font and spacing to keep the comparison completely apples-to-apples. Which is why I was surprised at the difference.
I have heard that if you return your Kindle due to a defect - real or perceived, Amazon will give you a refurbished one. This thing with the lighting has been a frequent topic of discussion with new Oasis owners so you will need to decide what to do for yourself. The only way to guarantee you receive a 'new' one is by asking for a refund and making a second purchase.

I don't want to advocate abusing the system but do what you need to do. I love my Oasis, only thing spoiling it for me is the crappy case I bought. Hope you (eventually) get a device that makes you equally happy :-)

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Old 03-30-2018, 11:24 AM   #724
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I think I would be reluctant to accept that at the oasis 2 price point. Different people have different visual sensitivites and quality thresholds. Its hard to judge your device without pictures. If you post a few times, you should be able to upload pictures.
I would not have bought my Oasis 2 at the current price point except because my reading on my kindle is a big part of my spare time. It is probably my primary free time activity (I don’t really watch TV or Netflix and running only takes so much time a day).
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I would not have bought my Oasis 2 at the current price point except because my reading on my kindle is a big part of my spare time. It is probably my primary free time activity (I don’t really watch TV or Netflix and running only takes so much time a day).

I love my kindle so much it goes to bed with me every night LOL. I watch a ton of netflix. I have The Vampire Diaries completely memorized LOL
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