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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 12:30:22 PM PST
Debi says:
I agree for me anyway. But it doesn't seem to bother a lot of people.

I started with a K2 and once I got my DXG I gave that away. I have a fire, given to me by my son and I turned that into my cookbook. Unregistered my USDX but am still keeping it for a 2nd back up.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 12:13:40 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
and?

BTW - I have severe vision degrade as well.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 12:08:08 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I can't see Amazon spending the money on a new DX model when the last one did not sell very well. It is not worth it to them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 12:02:14 PM PST
Paul Wherry says:
Actually some do really need the DX for its larger screen to read. For the visually impaired the smaller screen just does not work and Eink is better than LCD on our eyes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 10:36:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 10:39:04 PM PST
U.R.Nuts says:
Tastars

Well finally, someone (tastars) mentioned what I was thinking - Ebay. Currently there are several new DX models and numerous used units listed.

If you want to embrace the "old technology" and/or older models ebay could become your best friend.

And don't let the masses make you feel as if anything is wrong at embracing the old stuff. Personally I have done exactly that on several different items. Many times I really don't feel that the "new & improved" model is an improvement.

I recently bought a cell phone on Ebay to replace my 5-year old one that died of a fast death. I didn't want any of the "upgraded models" my carrier offered. I also didn't want to start a new contract period. Furthermore, I didn't want to have to go through the pains of learning the operations of a different phone. Awww, ebay saved me, no learning curve, no hassle.

So jump over to Ebay and buy a DX or two!

Just my 2˘ worth on the matter . . .

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 9:35:16 PM PST
Claudia says:
I have a DXG that I dearly loved from the minute I got it - right up until I got my K3 a year or so ago, and the DXG has been pretty much unused since then, although I do keep it charged and use it just often enough that it doesn't feel completely ignored.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 6:51:30 PM PST
tastars says:
For some odd reason Ebay has a lot of Kindle DX and suddenly I saw a NEW one? Well suddenly a big retail store is offering new ones for $349. Hmmm thats a lot, but I want to read textbooks and I don't like reading on my color devices. Ebay from $50 for parts only one and up to $400 or so.
I'm not telling which store until I buy mine!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:30:11 PM PST
Ah! I only handled one, once in passing; didn't try reading in bed with it. Maybe that would have made the difference. But I do lurve my PW! :0)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:28:18 PM PST
I loved it for reading in bed. The larger size meant I didn't need anything to prop it on, or I could use a simple pillow. The Paperwhite, though I love the light, I have to have something on my belly to prop it on, so I don't have to hold my arm up in the air.

In my case, the light wins out though. I tried many clip on lights for my DXG, and usually ended up having to use 2 to cover the screen well.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:21:17 PM PST
Personally, I find the DX like holding a clipboard. Fine for running a meeting, but not comfortable for reading.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 1:07:33 PM PST
eInk company still makes screens in MA.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:07:07 PM PST
ethanji says: "Not sure why it was completely discontinued."

Because large 10" eReaders have always failed in the consumer market. They have been tried and tried again many times since eReaders were first introduced in 1998. The ones that are larger than a paperback have all failed. No demand = a very short shelf life. I don't even know why Amazon even tried. Maybe they thought they could do well in the educational market, but the smaller models have been the ones picked up there as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:03:53 PM PST
ethanji says: "But there aren't many of these parts on the market since eInk is relatively new and Amazon, Barnes, and others all need these to make new readers"

UHm.. eInk has been around for over a decade and has long since entered the mass produced "Made in China" era. Heck, the "little" American eInk company was bought up by their Taiwanese manufacturer partner Prime View Int'l Co. Ltd nearly 4 years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:58:54 PM PST
M. Francis says: "If they're still making the screens that size, what are they being used for?"

Not sure. But eInk screens are used in everything from watches to eReaders to retail displays. I suspect the other 9.7" screens are used in retail displays and other eReader brands in other countries.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:14:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 12:16:05 PM PST
They kept selling them, but the basic OS of the device was old, even in Kindle terms. It runs 2.5.## firmware. I imagine they sold them until they ran out of stock.

The last time I was in my local Best Buy, they still had some. Have you looked at that type of store? If someone were to buy one of those, I imagine the 12 month warranty would be in place. I wonder how Amazon would handle that?

Looks like Best Buy still has some, you can order them and pick them up in the store.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:07:21 PM PST
ethanji says:
It came out in 2009/10, but that doesn't mean that everyone bought one right when it came out. People were buying them until fairly recently. Not sure why it was completely discontinued. Where is the DX touch? That would be a great upgrade...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:05:08 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
Yes, sorry if that was wrong.

Either way...even being released in 2009 means the device is not "new".
It's at least 3 years old. Technology moves really fast.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:00:10 PM PST
quilt lover says:
Ok, I see you probably just looked at what it said under the picture. Down in the article is says:

Kindle DX
Amazon announced the Kindle DX on May 6, 2009. This device has a larger screen than the standard Kindle and supports simple PDF files. It was also the thinnest Kindle to date and offers an accelerometer, which enables the user to seamlessly rotate pages between landscape and portrait orientations when the Kindle DX is turned on its side.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 11:58:28 AM PST
May of 2009 for the first DX. January of 2010 for the international DX. July 2010 for the DXG, which is the one I have.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:57:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 11:58:24 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Sorry, you are right..I will correct my post.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:56:21 AM PST
quilt lover says:
Are you sure it wasn't '09? The original kindle was '07, I got mine in '08 and the K2 came out in Feb '09 and I thought the DX was right after that or at the same time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:52:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 11:58:43 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
The Kindle DX was released in November 2009. That is not very new in the tech world.

ETC year...still not "new"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:49:41 AM PST
ethanji says:
Every modern company wants to control the supply chain so your comment is not entirely correct. Yes you are correct in that there are parts that can be purchased indepenantly. But there aren't many of these parts on the market since eInk is relatively new and Amazon, Barnes, and others all need these to make new readers. Since these larger companies buy more of the stock, the limited remaining stock is sold off by the manufactuers at a premium price. The supply of additional parts is low, therefore the price will be extremely high. I am guessing that the price will be high enough that it will not be worth repairing, but I will look into it...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:46:29 AM PST
If they're still making the screens that size, what are they being used for?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:36:13 AM PST
M. Francis says: "The problem would be the screens. No one else used that size screen and the DX didn't sell well enough to support manufacturing them. Since they aren't making DXs any longer, the screens won't be manufactured."

eInk makes 4 different 9.7" screens.
9.7" 1200 x 825 <- Kindle DX screen
9.7" 1200 x 825 (with touch screen module)
9.7" 1600 x 1200
9.7" 2400 x 1650
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