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Initial post: Jul 22, 2013, 2:00:26 PM PDT
Marcia Laman says:
Just got my paperwhite today and I can read outside in the sun! Couldn't with Kindle Fire. I noticed on the screen a slightly darker shading towards the center. Is this normal? It isn't terrible, but just don't want to keep this one if it is not right. It will definitely be nice to read outside!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2013, 2:11:33 PM PDT
Big difference between eInk and LCD screens. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2013, 2:24:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2013, 2:25:06 PM PDT
Willow3X3 says:
Are you referring to the paperwhite screen? If so, mine has subtle shading at the bottom near the lights & from the pictures I've seen, it's pretty much normal. You might want to search out a few threads on this topic, but since you asked, I'd say if the shading doesn't bother you, just ignore it and enjoy your new PW. I love mine!

I don't think think the screen can possibly be 100% crisp white with no variations, but it's darn close.

eta: When I first got it, I did notice a tiny bit of green & pink shading in the upper right quadrant, but that faded after the first few days (or my eyes just adjusted to it).

Posted on Jul 22, 2013, 11:50:00 PM PDT
Jay says:
Any time you have several light beams crossing one another, they will partly cancel each other out, causing shaded areas between them. It is fundamental physics, and nothing can be done about it.

Posted on Jul 23, 2013, 5:20:11 AM PDT
The Kindle Paperwhite is a superb, in my opinion, ereader. The Kindle Fire is a lot of things but ereader isn't one of them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 5:28:44 AM PDT
The beams of light on the Paperwhite do not cross each other. The shadows are caused by the "beams" not dispersing completely across the screen at their origin. At the point that the beams of light meet, the shadows disappear.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 5:47:42 AM PDT
I hope you mean the shading is along the bottom edge. That's normal. But I'm looking at a PW book-page right now, and there's not shadow in the *center* of the screen. That's not right.

Posted on Jul 23, 2013, 6:06:56 AM PDT
A. Sisk says:
I love my Paperwhite, wouldn't change a thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 10:00:25 AM PDT
Charlie says:
Meya, don't you believe in the "fundamental physics" Erin Argast invoked?

(Of course non-coherent light beams are only additive, and never subtract)

My new, improved theory is that between the 4 LEDs (light emitting diodes) are 3 DEDs ( dark emitting diodes).

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 10:25:08 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
As a 30-year museum professional who designs exhibit lighting, among other things, I can only wish this were remotely true. We jokingly talk about a mythical "luma-suck" device that can put shadows where we want them, and "un-light" specific points.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 11:07:45 AM PDT
DEDs! that would be cool.

For day-sleepers, or people who live in the city and bright lights hit their windows. The neighbor's annoying flood light. The sun reflecting off the metal roof of the building next door that's blinding my left eye this very moment.

Dark emitting diodes. I need some.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 11:39:50 AM PDT
I like "luma-suck" device better. It has a certain panache about it.

All chrome and back windows on vehicles need to be coated in luma-suck. I'm tired of being blinded on the highway.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 11:47:15 AM PDT
KCUF chrome! I hate chrome. I have to back my truck into the space after lunch, or I'm blinded at my desk. No matter which space I try.

(Not to be confused with Chrome. I love Chrome! I hate chrome.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 11:54:56 AM PDT
CoachD says:
Patrick T. Kelly, I agree with you. I had to use my 1st Gen Kindle Fire to read books for few weeks before I finally went out and got a Kindle Paperwhite. I had a KK for a few years but it got damaged (my fault). I love the Fire to watch movies on, but not so much for reading. For one thing, it heavier than an E-Ink Kindle, and you can tone down and adjust the light all you want, on a Fire, you are still just reading on a PC. With the E-Ink, you can get lost in a book. Both excellent devices, but even if I upgrade some day to an 8.9 HD Kindle Fire with 4G, I will still use my Paperwhite to read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 11:56:58 AM PDT
I do. They're called curtains.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013, 2:20:08 PM PDT
didnt professor dumbledore have one of those?
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