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#26 2017-08-12 00:11:15

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Re: E Readers

Temetka wrote:

... and coupled with calibre to remove the DRM from the nook books and vice versa on most of my kindle books, it's been great.

Actually, you're using a plugin(s) to do that.  Calibre by itself will not remove DRM.

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#27 2017-08-12 01:01:58

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Re: E Readers

Beat ya - I had three:
PalmPilot Personal, it was OLD when it was given to me because the owner didn't want it.  A Palm m500  and then a Tungsten E2 to end it for me.

I also bought a Palm m505 (colour) for my 'girlfriend', now my wife, back when they first came out.  It died about a year ago, how she nursed that little thing.  End the end she couldn't add or edit anything but she could read all the address and phone numbers etc ... and now she's back to "Agenda" books. big_smile


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#28 2017-08-12 04:02:52

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Re: E Readers

KrunchTime wrote:
Temetka wrote:

... and coupled with calibre to remove the DRM from the nook books and vice versa on most of my kindle books, it's been great.

Actually, you're using a plugin(s) to do that.  Calibre by itself will not remove DRM.

This is very true. I should have mentioned that in my previous post.


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#29 2017-09-01 20:11:01

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Re: E Readers

The big advantage of a kindle or paperwhite is the e-ink screen. No eye strain. None.

With a tablet or monitor there is eyestrain - big time eyeball stress.

The front lit screen on the paperwhite is great for reading at night.


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#30 2017-09-01 21:08:37

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I've walked by numerous  people reading "kindles" in the past week.  Can't believe it, don't see them in forever and I start yapping off in here and next thing I know, I see them everywhere.   And as I walk past I look at what they are reading ... it's as clear as if they had a real book.  AWESOME! NICE! IN DAYLIGHT! Can't see a thing on my tablet in the sun.

So I change my mind:  If ya wanna read a book, DON'T buy a tablet!!


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#31 2017-09-01 21:56:39

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I have a Kindle Paperwhite which I just upgraded yesterday to a Kindle Fire 8 HD.  Best move yet.


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#32 2017-09-01 22:11:33

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So what did you do with the Kindle Paperwhite?  My trash can is right over ... naaaaaaaaaa you couldn't throw it that far.  big_smile

I can't find a Kindle Fire 8 HD, I can find an Amazon Fire 8 HD - it's a tablet not an e-book reader.


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#33 2017-09-01 23:00:25

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Sector11 wrote:

So what did you do with the Kindle Paperwhite?  My trash can is right over ... naaaaaaaaaa you couldn't throw it that far.  big_smile

I can't find a Kindle Fire 8 HD, I can find an Amazon Fire 8 HD - it's a tablet not an e-book reader.

Sorry that's what I meant Fire 8 HD.


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#34 2017-09-02 00:42:32

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Well, just read the specs.  NOT BAD for the price, not bad at all.


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#35 2017-09-02 01:34:19

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Sector11 wrote:

Well, just read the specs.  NOT BAD for the price, not bad at all.

It has been reviewed as the best budget tablet around.  I agree, my Samsung 7" I paid almost $300 NZD is a piece of shit, slow, clunky totally unusable.  The HD8 which I paid $139 NZD blows it out of the water.


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#36 2017-09-02 01:40:33

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Re: E Readers

I suffer with the Kindle PC App on a Win7 tablet here, slow as molasses in January.
Wish they hadn't ruined the Kindle app by putting a big bright stripe with pointless "tools" I don't want to access in what used to be full screen mode and is still incorrectly named that.
The brightness of that addition gives me a headache reading at night, and the stupid thing also interferes with page changes, but is there any way to disable it? NOOOOO.. nor are there any plans to change full screen back to BEING full screen.. the devs apparently prefer it messed up.. and sod what actual users think!

I'd switch to the reader provided by Calibre, but that does not get on well with my touch screen.


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#37 2017-09-02 02:29:41

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@ Dobbie03 - you have the best of both worlds now.  A kindle to read books and a tablet to do - well other stuff.  I was waiting in a pharmacy today waiting for my # to come up, only took an hour, played Sudoku the whole time.


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#38 2017-09-02 02:30:18

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@B_B doesn't sound good.  sad


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#39 2017-09-02 03:15:13

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Re: E Readers

Sector11 wrote:

@ Dobbie03 - you have the best of both worlds now.  A kindle to read books and a tablet to do - well other stuff.  I was waiting in a pharmacy today waiting for my # to come up, only took an hour, played Sudoku the whole time.

You got that right.  I think I prefer reading on the tablet. It's a little more responsive than the Kindle.


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#40 2017-09-10 12:04:07

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Re: E Readers

^How is the tablet screen for long term reading?

When grabing my ebook reader it was always a great change to look at an e-ink screen instead of a usual computer display.

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#41 2021-09-13 23:16:07

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Re: E Readers

Thanks for this thread, as I may have to get an Ebook reader myself soon. I'm bookmarking it for later when I've got more time (and am not so tired).

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