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Old 04-22-2017, 10:53 AM   #76
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Hook, nose and stinker! [Ouch! That's a good one!]

Jon, I want a reader. Not popcorn!
You want a Reader. I get that. I really do. But then why the Oasis? It's akin to reading on a Reader in bright sunlight with a fading LG screen. Remember those? Bookerly fades into the background the more you have the light turned up. The screen then looks like a printout from a laser printer with a toner cartridge that's doesn't have enough toner to fully form the letters. The only thing the Oasais is good for is to bash your nose. The cover really helps since it adds some weight.

As for the bashed nose, the Oasis did it's job very well.

And speaking of popcorn, the Oasais is like cheesy butter popcorn without the cheese and butter. You want a Reader that not only gives you popcorn but also gives you the cheese and butter.

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Old 04-22-2017, 01:49 PM   #77
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You want a Reader. I get that. I really do. But then why the Oasis? It's akin to reading on a Reader in bright sunlight with a fading LG screen. Remember those? Bookerly fades into the background the more you have the light turned up. The screen then looks like a printout from a laser printer with a toner cartridge that's doesn't have enough toner to fully form the letters. The only thing the Oasais is good for is to bash your nose. The cover really helps since it adds some weight.

As for the bashed nose, the Oasis did it's job very well.

And speaking of popcorn, the Oasais is like cheesy butter popcorn without the cheese and butter. You want a Reader that not only gives you popcorn but also gives you the cheese and butter.

I respectfully submit that you may be confusing the Kindle Oasis with the Sony 600, notoriously known for being unreadable in ANY lighting situation!

(There is an urban legend circulating that the Sony 600 was actually easier to read on when it had a broken substrate. I cannot vouch for this legend, since I accidentally ran over mine with my car about 10 times.)






















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You want a Reader. I get that. I really do. But then why the Oasis? It's akin to reading on a Reader in bright sunlight with a fading LG screen. Remember those? Bookerly fades into the background the more you have the light turned up.
If you have the light turned up that far, you are using it wrong. You should turn the light on all frontlit Kindles up only as far as is necessary to make the background white, rather than grey (unless reading in pitch darkness, or something, in which case obviously you turn it up enough that you can read it).

When it's turned up that far, it does not fade at all. Obviously if you turn it up to 24 indoors, the type is going to be overwhelmed by the light level and become much less readable, but, y'know, if you point a bright torch directly at a book point-blank, the same thing will happen. This is not surprising, because it's the same thing: too much light, plus ink.
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If you have the light turned up that far, you are using it wrong. You should turn the light on all frontlit Kindles up only as far as is necessary to make the background white, rather than grey (unless reading in pitch darkness, or something, in which case obviously you turn it up enough that you can read it).

When it's turned up that far, it does not fade at all. Obviously if you turn it up to 24 indoors, the type is going to be overwhelmed by the light level and become much less readable, but, y'know, if you point a bright torch directly at a book point-blank, the same thing will happen. This is not surprising, because it's the same thing: too much light, plus ink.
Last time I looked too much light in your face with or without ink was blinding.

Edited to add: the last time it happened to me it was natural light.
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If you have the light turned up that far, you are using it wrong. You should turn the light on all frontlit Kindles up only as far as is necessary to make the background white, rather than grey (unless reading in pitch darkness, or something, in which case obviously you turn it up enough that you can read it).

When it's turned up that far, it does not fade at all. Obviously if you turn it up to 24 indoors, the type is going to be overwhelmed by the light level and become much less readable, but, y'know, if you point a bright torch directly at a book point-blank, the same thing will happen. This is not surprising, because it's the same thing: too much light, plus ink.

No, no, no. That's wrong.

If you turn it up when it's light outside, then that makes it darker - outside the ring of circumference where the light is. But making it lighter will often lead to a type of night blindness, wherein the lighted part actually becomes lighter due to the background being perpetually black. I know it's easy to get confused on this point, but hopefully my explanation will shed some light one those darker areas that increase in darkness as the light increases. All back-lit ebook readers react in the same way, unless they are front-lit, which is another issue entirely.












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