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Old 06-18-2018, 05:11 PM   #571
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Oh yes of course how stupid of me, I now remember I saw that line too ... except errr


EDIT:
9pm:
(\0\0\0\xf\x4\x81\x90\x80)
9:30pm:
(\0\0\0\xf\x4\x9d\a\xc0)
10pm:
(\0\0\0\xf\x4\xb8\x7f\0)
10:30pm:
(\0\0\0\xf\x4\xd3\xf6@)

hmmmmmmm
A quick look at the numbers posted suggests the last 4 octets are the number of milliseconds since midnight. 04819080 hex translates to 75,600,000 decimal which divided by 3,600,000 (number of milliseconds in an hour) gives 21 (9PM in 24 hour format).

On that basis, to set bedtime to 10:17PM (22:17), we would need the last 4 octets to be 04C80F60 hex‬ so \0\0\0\xf\x4\xc8\xf\x60 would be needed.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:51 PM   #572
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A quick look at the numbers posted suggests the last 4 octets are the number of milliseconds since midnight. 04819080 hex translates to 75,600,000 decimal which divided by 3,600,000 (number of milliseconds in an hour) gives 21 (9PM in 24 hour format).

On that basis, to set bedtime to 10:17PM (22:17), we would need the last 4 octets to be 04C80F60 hex‬ so \0\0\0\xf\x4\xc8\xf\x60 would be needed.
Just a quick look ey? Gah! You're my hero!! I was mucking around with HEX but couldn't get it, I dismissed the 4 because it's the same in all examples so I thought it wasn't relevant However, even if I had considered the 4, I still wouldn't have got it

Thank you!

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Old 06-19-2018, 06:36 AM   #573
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Do you mean towards the screen or outwards through the bezel "into your hand"? No and yes respectively in my case (So errr yes bleed onto screen and no bleed onto hand.) Though the amount of bleed onto screen differs per device. I have a Clara that bleeds a little from a few LEDs along bottom of the right bezel, and I returned another Clara that had slightly less bright bleed, but from two additional LEDs (one on the left, and another higher up the right bezel as well as the ones along the bottom of the right bezel).
Thank you, I meant bleeding towards the screen.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:35 AM   #574
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Well it has been a couple of weeks now. It is time to update my impressions.

The back is not as grippy as the previous Kobo models, and I have a problem with sweat that I don't have with other ereaders (Kobo and Kindle).

For long periods of time it is not comfortable to hold the side edge bezel, and it is much easier to hold the bottom of the device. But if I hold the bottom it is harder to turn pages. That being said it is the lightest ereader that I've ever owned. I did not really appreciate how light it was for awhile. It is actually lighter than the basic Kindle 4!

The native contrast on the screen is great. I initially observed that it was better than the Aura Ed. 2 and H2O Ed. 2. But it is more than that it, it is the best I've seen on an ereader since the Voyage.

The page turns are very fast. Sometimes I can't even see it change, and I have to process for a moment to realize that I'm looking at the next page. This is a big win for Kobo.

I made a big deal about the lack of ghosting on my first impressions. I can now say that you can see the usual uneven boldness on fainter fonts like Georgia. It's not bulletproof but it is harder to see on bolder fonts like Malabar. I set it to do a full refresh every 5 pages instead of every chapter and with those two settings I don't see any ghosting. I definitely overhyped this in my initial impressions.

The light is both better and worse than I initially thought. It took me awhile to end up in conditions where I needed to use it. And then I saw it has a bit of bleed on the edges and doesn't seem as uniform as literally every other Kobo model that I've owned. If you use the light frequently and especially at a high setting I would just avoid this device. This has to be said it is a critical design flaw that should put some people off of buying the Clara HD.

The way in which the light is better than I thought is that I cranked up the natural light setting last night and discovered that instead of looking orange, it looks really good under the warm light of my lamp. It perfectly blended with it so that the screen looked like a warm white.

Every single ereader that I've owned has at least one critical failing. In the Clara HD it is the uniformity of the light. If that is important to you, don't buy it. Else I highly recommend it.

It complements the Aura H2O Ed. 2 because it has one critical failing of having poor native contrast. So if you use the light extensively the H2O provides the better reading experience, but if you don't the Clara HD provides the better reading experience.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:26 PM   #575
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Update much appreciated, @haydnfan! Thank you!
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:53 PM   #576
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...The light is both better and worse than I initially thought. It took me awhile to end up in conditions where I needed to use it. And then I saw it has a bit of bleed on the edges and doesn't seem as uniform as literally every other Kobo model that I've owned. If you use the light frequently and especially at a high setting I would just avoid this device. This has to be said it is a critical design flaw that should put some people off of buying the Clara HD.

The way in which the light is better than I thought is that I cranked up the natural light setting last night and discovered that instead of looking orange, it looks really good under the warm light of my lamp. It perfectly blended with it so that the screen looked like a warm white.

Every single ereader that I've owned has at least one critical failing. In the Clara HD it is the uniformity of the light. If that is important to you, don't buy it. Else I highly recommend it.

I would not say it is a critical failing. I'm more bothered by the slipperiness of the back, and thinking of using a skin (I might have some black one somewhere). I'll wait until I've used it more. In any case, it is my secondary reader while on the go (I use the One at home), so never read long on it.

It complements the Aura H2O Ed. 2 because it has one critical failing of having poor native contrast. So if you use the light extensively the H2O provides the better reading experience, but if you don't the Clara HD provides the better reading experience.
I've had the Clara since Monday. I read mostly with light at 100% during the day, and the bleeding doesn't bother me, I completely forget it while reading. But then I like a margin around the page and read only kepubs with a header and a footer. I understand it might bother someone reading full-page epubs, with no margins at all.

On the other hand looking at the Clara while writing this post, the light bleed on the right hand-side is no wider than the shadow of the edge on the left hand-side, which is probably less obvious thanks to the bleed.
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I've had the Clara since Monday. I read mostly with light at 100% during the day, and the bleeding doesn't bother me, I completely forget it while reading. But then I like a margin around the page and read only kepubs with a header and a footer. I understand it might bother someone reading full-page epubs, with no margins at all.

On the other hand looking at the Clara while writing this post, the light bleed on the right hand-side is no wider than the shadow of the edge on the left hand-side, which is probably less obvious thanks to the bleed.
why do you have the light on during the day? this has no advantage and will only drain the battery more.

I have uneven light as well,
It's more noticable on the 2 lowest LEDs on right and left
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why do you have the light on during the day? this has no advantage and will only drain the battery more.

I have uneven light as well,
It's more noticable on the 2 lowest LEDs on right and left
To my eyes at least, the page is whiter with the light on, except in the sun, and I prefer it. At night I set the natural light slider at some 75% and lower the top slider to 15-25% depending on the room lights. I never read in the dark. Recharging the battery is not a problem: I have the plug next to my bed, and plug the reader in just before turning off the light
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why do you have the light on during the day? this has no advantage and will only drain the battery more.
There's no particular advantage in direct sun, but in indoors lighting it improves the contrast greatly. The brightness should be set not so that the device appears to "glow", but so that the background appears whiter than it does unlit. Battery drain is minimal.
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why do you have the light on during the day? this has no advantage and will only drain the battery more.

I have uneven light as well,
It's more noticable on the 2 lowest LEDs on right and left
When I read outside and I'm either in the shade or it is overcast there will be glare on the screen and the front light can cut through it. That makes it easier to read even outside during the day. The only time in which the light provides no advantage is reading under direct sunlight.
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@CH23: I'm with the others. It just looks better. I adjust the light frequently based on what I seems best at the time. I haven't turned the light of for any length of time for a long time.
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@CH23: i'm with you. i only put the light on when it's needed (dark in other words) as far as i'm concerned i want the screen to look (resemble) as close as it possibly can to reading a physical book.

i believe that experience is best achieved by having any ereader light switched off. when the light is on it's more like a tablet albeit not as intensely bright.

of course the light does come in very useful occasionally for when it's pitch black

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