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9-29-2010 @ 8:26PM
I have a quick question. Avid reader, love the IDEA of the eBook readers, but every one I've ever had the chance to play with has an annoying screen flicker when you turn a page. I read... well, fast. Circa 100pgs/hr(mass mkt paperback). That flicker, short though it is, breaks my brain everytime I see it. The kindle is the only major player I haven't had a chance to get my hands on. Same situation there?
9-29-2010 @ 8:29PM
There is a flicker when you turn the page, but I don't find it any more distracting than the actual act of turning the page and I don't think it takes any longer than turning the page either. I don't have any experience with other eReaders to compare whether its better or worse than others, though.
9-29-2010 @ 8:43PM
Thanks Alex. Could just be me being used to one visual when I turn the page and not the other. I'm beginning to think that I'm just being retentive on this issue, everyone I've managed to talk to that has on loves em...On another note, Yay, something else to save my money for!
9-29-2010 @ 9:54PM
I own a 1st gen Kindle, and I've actually gotten to where I press the next page button a couple sentences before the end of the page. By the time my eyes go back to the top of the page, it's already finished turning. The blinking doesn't slow me down a bit. I'd say it's made me a faster reader, honestly.My $.02. :)
9-30-2010 @ 4:58AM
I hated that when I tested an old Sony in a store. My Kindle 2 is much, MUCH faster, and it doesn't bother me at all. I actually postponed buying an e-book reader for a year because of the flicker thing, but I'm very happy I caved and got my Kindle.
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