|05-08-2010, 09:33 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Sony PRS-600, Toshiba Encore 2 Write 10
Company policies on e-ink fading in sun when paging
Came across this statement by Irex:
Which claims it's natural --- I seem to recall a statement in a thread here by a representative of a different company who said they treat it as a defect....
It'd be nice if we could gather any official statements on this from device manufacturers so people would know in advance.
|05-08-2010, 01:20 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3, Kobo Glo HD
For a long time iRex iLiads used the pre-Vizplex EInk film, which did fade in the Sun. So I think their June 2008 response (presumably about Vizplex EInk screens) is based on what they had to say over and over about the iLiad.
Vizplex film is not supposed to fade, but there have been cases where it does. It is hard to know what fraction of Vizplex EInk screens fade, because most people don't read in the Sun.
Amazon replaces new Kindles if they fade in the Sun. I don't know what they would do if you took 6 months (say) to notice the fading. The fact that replacement works, i.e. you will typically get a 2nd Kindle that does not fade, demonstrates that iRex is wrong. It is not "natural" for Vizplex to fade, but rather it is a manufacturing defect.
Last edited by wallcraft; 05-08-2010 at 01:22 PM.
|05-10-2010, 05:17 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2010
In my case the Neo's display would look like a poorly faxed page (or something printed from a printer running out of ink/toner) when changing pages in sunlight.
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