Nope. Kindle is 16 shades of gray. Roebeet says it is the same display as the Libre which is 16 shades of gray. I know of no eInk or ePaper display that currently has more than 16 shades of gray. Here is a web page that lists all the displays available on the market. At the top is the one the PDN 6" is probably using. If you notice they are all 16 shades of gray. This technology is for reading text only. Not good for graphics and it refreshes way too slow to play video.E Ink & ePaper | Visionect Electronicstipstir;78879 said:No it's should be 256 levels of gray. Shoot 16 levels of gray is like going back to CGA or EGA days..
Nope - image as shown in "sanyo0741" pic stays, although it seems to get some "artifacts" like smudges or blotches, but I think that was from my finger pressure.Not sure what the cpu looks like on that board - look at the pics some more to see if anything looks likely (I just added another board shot after gThumb'ing the image into a slightly smaller file to get it uploaded).derelicte;79941 said:thanks for being the first.if you remove the battery does the screen go blank? eink won't. lcd type screens will.can you take any pics of the cpu?
rokky;80258]I think you are correct about the source - I seem to remember seeing SiPix when I opened the back (not doing that again without good reason - about 10 tiny screws in plastic threads that I doubt will take many R-n-R cycles). And it does look almost identical to my Sony Touch screen in use said:Well in fairness, the Sony.. at least if you are referring to the 650, is Sony's third try at a touch screen e-reader. They have had a long time to get the interface right. It also costs at least $40-50 more on the street.Only 4+ hours? Have you tried turning the wifi off? These units with ePaper should be able to operate for weeks between recharges... at least when wifi is off and they are being used for their intended purpose; reading.About the only things I am liking better are the lighter weight and the option to directly download from B&N (untested as yet), but the Sony is only about 1-2 ounces heavier, depending on which specs I look at, and it is slightly slicker to the touch with that otherwise nicely solid-feeling aluminum frame. I do not get ebooks that often that the process of getting them is that big a negative (buy/download to Windows bookstore ebook client, remove the encryption, convert to epub with Calibre if needed, and copy to the reader). The batteries seem to be lasting a similar time of 4+ hours, but the Sony sat on the shelf so long before I got it on clearance, I suspect a new one would last a lot longer per typical eInk fashion.--BillAnd if I don't find a way to hack into to the Linux underpinnings soon, there goes the last positive point for me.
rokky;80572]I got my Sony PRS-600 Touch (eInk said:Ah that is cool. I don't suppose I could ask for some comparison pictures between the two? I always thought the PRS-600 had a rather fuzzy screen, certainly fuzzier than the screen shots I have seen of this unit.Ah, well that explains the battery life. I tend to think of my ebook readers as purely ebook readers. I have never bothered playing music on my Sony PRS-505 and as a result got weeks of battery life, even using it several hours a day. Anyway, thanks for all your efforts.--BillThis is only based on the last couple days since I have had the PDNL ("L" for Linux") - wifi off most off the time, playing music at work for about 3 hours. I guess it only went down half, so maybe that extrapolates out to 6 hours? Just a guesstimate on little data to be honest. Not sure if I had gotten it fully charged.