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  #907021 3-Oct-2013 12:42
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qyiet:
Nety:
mattwnz: ... with the kindle is that you can not borrow books from  libraries that use overdrive...


You can, once again using Calibre.


Hey Nety, can you link us to a howto on that?


Just follow the overdrive guide to download the ePub to PC. From there google is your friend. Sorry cannot provide instructions beyond that as would be braking the FUG but the info is out there... Kindle Calibre ePub DRM







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  #907137 3-Oct-2013 14:14
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Nety: ...cannot provide instructions beyond that as would be braking the FUG


Ah right, my apologies for soliciting such information




Warning: reality may differ from above post

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  #919943 22-Oct-2013 20:11
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Just to break the monotony i've seen the Sony Ereader PRSt1 for $70 on some of those deal/voucher sites.

I've been using one for the past couple years, with a patch installed that lets you use Android 2.3.4 (the T1 already runs off it but it is hidden), install whatever including the kindle app, ebookdroid, comic readers, music apps, the old Google Reader etc and read every single format out there. SD card reader, headphone jack, etc.

You're not tied to any proprietary format or book store that way. Not for your grandma but top stuff for your geek ;-)



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  #919973 22-Oct-2013 20:32
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Hmm - seriously good price. I suppose I could follow  instructions for the patch if they are available step by step.




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  #920178 23-Oct-2013 10:04
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http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/PRST1_Rooting_and_Tweaks

seems impressive but you just need to install a patch and voila - android.
it only gets complicated if you want lots of space for more apps.

apparently the T2 also has a rooting patch (http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2012/10/10/rooting-package-for-sony-reader-prs-t2-now-available/)

if like me you prefer to be able to do what YOU want on your gadgets, just like on your PC, an Android-rooted ereader is the nec plus ultra.


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  #934355 15-Nov-2013 12:26
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I've just spent a stupid amount of time researching, and concluded that I should buy a kindle.
I've never tried e-book readers before.  I don't do a tonne of reading, but if Wifey & I liked it, we could share or buy a couple.


Paperwhite vs e-ink
Whats the story?
I understand the e-ink experience, and it seems pretty nice.
However, everyone seems to rate the paperwhite, but I can't get my head around it.
Does paperwhite really work in terms of giving you a pleasant reading experience?


I'm thinking maybe i should buy a cheap old / used e-ink one to see how it matches our lifestyle / preferences / etc.

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  #934358 15-Nov-2013 12:30
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Hi we have 3 paperwhites and there great used on a beach in the sun or at home reading in the dark its just easy on the eye



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  #934359 15-Nov-2013 12:34
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:) Yeah, I noticed that earlier in this thread...  thats a lot of 'em.

Do you have Paperwhite or Paperwhite 2?

edit: I also forgot to add this link, which is obviously where one should be looking...
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/kindle.asp

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  #934362 15-Nov-2013 12:37
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damn didnt scroll back far enough to see what i had posted Sorry

The original ones

Edwood
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  #934366 15-Nov-2013 12:44
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Pfft... that was months ago!  Who can remember that far back!?

Thanks.

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  #934386 15-Nov-2013 13:04
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Edwood:
Paperwhite vs e-ink
Whats the story?
I understand the e-ink experience, and it seems pretty nice.
However, everyone seems to rate the paperwhite, but I can't get my head around it.
Does paperwhite really work in terms of giving you a pleasant reading experience?




There is no V's just lighting. Paperwhite Kindles or Kobo Glos or Auras are E-ink with front lighting.

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  #934475 15-Nov-2013 14:56
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Edwood: I've just spent a stupid amount of time researching, and concluded that I should buy a kindle.
I've never tried e-book readers before.  I don't do a tonne of reading, but if Wifey & I liked it, we could share or buy a couple.


Paperwhite vs e-ink
Whats the story?
I understand the e-ink experience, and it seems pretty nice.
However, everyone seems to rate the paperwhite, but I can't get my head around it.
Does paperwhite really work in terms of giving you a pleasant reading experience?


I'm thinking maybe i should buy a cheap old / used e-ink one to see how it matches our lifestyle / preferences / etc.


I rate Kindle Paperwhite as better than paper these days. It has a light so you can read while your partner's sleeping, screen really is close to or as good as paper, you can change font size, and it's super light. I used to be dead against e-readers but since I got the paperwhite I haven't read a real book. They're too heavy, they types of books I read.

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  #934664 15-Nov-2013 22:02
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My wife has the Kobo Aura and absolutely loves it.  So do I, at night time, as she cam read without the bedside light being on and I can sleep.




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  #934787 16-Nov-2013 10:05
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Bung: There is no V's just lighting...

Huh?  Whats a V?

OK, everyone with a paperwhite, loves a paperwhite... guess i'll just have to try it.


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  #934806 16-Nov-2013 10:29
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Edwood:
Bung: There is no V's just lighting...

Huh?  Whats a V?

OK, everyone with a paperwhite, loves a paperwhite... guess i'll just have to try it.



Are you that case sensitive? V for versus as in "Paperwhite vs e-ink"

Nothing wrong with paperwhite, we have one, but also look at Kobo Aura HD just to see bigger screen and higher definition (and price).

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