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  • D_arkTrooper 12 Jan 2013 16:48:08 1,285 posts
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    Mine is similar but not quite that bad.I have mine set on two bars.

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  • mrpon 12 Jan 2013 16:51:06 27,638 posts
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    That looks pretty bad, glad I haven't upgraded!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • ecureuil 12 Jan 2013 17:08:32 76,003 posts
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    @Psychotext

    Mine's like that at the bottom of the screen, but the rest of it is good.. Doesn't really bother me though, so I'm keeping it.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 18:35:01 52,768 posts
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    Mine isn't quite that bad at the bottom thankfully... but more than that, it's no-where near as bad of the rest. It's a bit blotchy for sure, but not in that league.

    I'm a bit pissed off about the advertising if I'm honest because the real thing isn't even in the same ballpark.
  • ecureuil 12 Jan 2013 18:42:43 76,003 posts
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    Just looking at mine now, the screen is perfect below about 15. Dark areas are only noticeable as you turn the brightness up but even then it's minimal.

    What's wrong with the advertising?
  • Dougs 12 Jan 2013 18:52:24 64,881 posts
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    Yeah, it depends what brightness that is at. If that's with no light at all, it's properly fucked.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 19:01:41 52,768 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    What's wrong with the advertising?
    Perfectly lit screen of a brightness basically unattainable with the device and an absolutely perfect uniformity.

    It's clearly not even the same device they actually sell. At least not any example of it I've seen so far.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 19:04:28 52,768 posts
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    Customer images are pretty much the best example of this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B007OZO03M/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_all


    We worked on Kindle Paperwhite for over two years to perfect the uniformity of the built-in light, flattening out a fibre optic cable into a sheet, and nanoimprinting to ensure perfectly even distribution of light. Our design uses nanoscale optical diffractive patterns to enable tight control over the direction of the light. Enjoy reading with exceptional lighting uniformity and evenly balanced whiteness across the entire display
    Especially vs Amazon's photochopped version: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/kindle/dp/2012/KC/paperwhite-display._V385943063_.jpg

    That's the product I thought I was getting. I appreciate this makes me a bit of a mug... but no-where does it say that the screens are simulated.

    Edited by Psychotext at 21:12:15 12-01-2013
  • ecureuil 12 Jan 2013 20:50:11 76,003 posts
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    Yeah that's fair enough. Can't say I expected mine to look exactly like that. The screen quality is very good and you can only see some darkness creeping in at the bottom of the screen as you ramp the brightness up, but you're right that it's not what was advertised.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 21:10:05 52,768 posts
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    Yeah, mine is a bit worse than that. I can see the crosshatch at virtually all brightness levels and I have a couple of blotches. Nowhere near as bad as the one on the last page though.
  • Dougs 12 Jan 2013 21:34:45 64,881 posts
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    Definitely return it and get a replacement imo. Amazon are excellent at this sort of thing. If it's still bad 2nd time round, then refund.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 22:12:04 52,768 posts
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    Thing is, I really want one... I just want one of the good ones.

    I have about 10 books already and I'm sure as hell not reading them on a non e-ink device. :(
  • Deleted user 12 January 2013 23:36:12
    I'd return it, grab a K4 instead and use the credit to buy more books.
  • ram 13 Jan 2013 00:00:41 3,466 posts
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    I think those customer photos of the paper white need to be taken with a pinch of salt. More than likely they are taken underexposed (unintentionally) with a camera phone making them look a lot worse than viewed with the eye.

    My paper white isn't perfect but its not nearly as bad as those photos suggest.

    Cameras don't do low light contrast so good.
  • Psychotext 13 Jan 2013 00:13:44 52,768 posts
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    Sure, but I've got one in front of me that's somewhere in between... and it's not good enough.

    Plus, there's really no mistaking pink / blue / purple splotches.
  • ram 13 Jan 2013 00:18:42 3,466 posts
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    Well you cant deny your own eyes!

    Tried setting page refresh to every page?
  • Psychotext 13 Jan 2013 00:27:14 52,768 posts
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    Yeah. The source of the crosshatch at the bottom is obvious, the light isn't properly isolated. The splotches are another issue though, I assume it's a problem in manufacturing (I guess they're really rushing them out to meet demand).

    What I think I might do is buy a new one and keep returning it until I'm happy with it.
  • Psychotext 13 Jan 2013 00:27:44 52,768 posts
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    I wish I could find a way of displaying an entirely blank page. Would make testing the screen much easier.
  • Deleted user 13 January 2013 00:31:54
    Psychotext wrote:
    I wish I could find a way of displaying an entirely blank page. Would make testing the screen much easier.
    Create a blank word document and email it to the Kindle. Doesn't remove the info at the bottom, but it's as near blank as dammit.
  • Psychotext 13 Jan 2013 00:39:46 52,768 posts
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    I had literally just done it with a PDF, worked perfectly. Thanks though.
  • Stranded87 13 Jan 2013 10:21:33 767 posts
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    Wow I really must have lucked out. Mine has no splotches that I can see, certainly nothing like the images on the previous page. While Amazons picture is clearly photoshopped mine is not far off it.
  • Deleted user 13 January 2013 10:25:34
    Mine looks like yours Psycho, doesn't bother me though. Stop being a nerd and just read your book! ;)
  • yegon 13 Jan 2013 10:54:28 4,887 posts
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    That does look pretty ropey, get a replacement. Mine has slight uneven bits at the bottom but nothing like that, and no splotches. Couldn't go back to an unlit Kindle now, old e-ink displays were the exact opposite of lcd's, great outside but not great indoors. As much as I'd like to say I read mostly in a sun dappled orchard, the reality is I read 90% indoors, so the Paperwhite is a massive improvement. Plus, I don't miss the keyboard as I previously had a Sony Reader.

    Edited by yegon at 10:55:08 13-01-2013
  • riz23 13 Jan 2013 11:02:43 1,044 posts
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    I am not a Kindle owner but that looks terrible.
  • Blaizefm 13 Jan 2013 11:14:21 232 posts
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    I've refrained from reading at my Kindle paperwhite at the moment. After a plethora of paperbacks received at Christmas I'm quite enjoying reading the analogue way.

    While the ghosting at the bottom doesn't bother me that much my main concern is how cold the screen looks when the light is turned up. It's a really anaemic blue. I have no idea why it bothers me but it does.

    Edited by Blaizefm at 11:14:40 13-01-2013
  • Psychotext 13 Jan 2013 12:04:20 52,768 posts
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    I've been reading that apparently the Kobo Glo is a bit better screen wise, though the software isn't as good. Bleh.
  • ecureuil 13 Jan 2013 12:52:30 76,003 posts
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    Blaizefm wrote:
    I've refrained from reading at my Kindle paperwhite at the moment. After a plethora of paperbacks received at Christmas I'm quite enjoying reading the analogue way.

    While the ghosting at the bottom doesn't bother me that much my main concern is how cold the screen looks when the light is turned up. It's a really anaemic blue. I have no idea why it bothers me but it does.
    You'll rarely want to turn the brightness up anyway. I've found 2-10 is a nice comfort zone for your eyes, and at that brightness it's closer to a regular kindle. I adjust it slightly whenever I use it. It doesn't seem like there's any consistency with the quality of these screens though.
  • TechnoHippy 13 Jan 2013 13:31:05 14,636 posts
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    Forgive the shameless self promotion, but my book 'The Cult of Me' is currently half price (97p) for Kindle if anyone is interested.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cult-Me-Third-Path-ebook/dp/B008O7ZVXW/

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  • Mola_Ram 13 Jan 2013 13:40:52 6,195 posts
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    Pfft, you people and your fancy backlit kindles. Why, back in my day (2011) we had to manually clip cheap book lights onto ours.

    /which I still do
    /too cheap to buy a new one, given that a new cover will probably have to be bought with it
  • Psychotext 13 Jan 2013 13:41:47 52,768 posts
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    I'd actually prefer no light as it stands.
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