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PocketBook Color PB633 Released
#191  JSWolf 09-16-2020, 03:45 PM
I didn't realize how poor the contrast si compared to an eInk carta screen. There's no way I'd buy one because of that.
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#192  rcentros 09-16-2020, 07:13 PM
Quote ernieh
The thumbnails illustrate exactly what I said, lousy colour compared to a tablet, lousy contrast compared to a black and white ereader...
I don't mind the faded color so much (looks kind of like old, hand-tinted photos and I don't mind that), it's the "grayish" screen for text that would be more of a bother. Not sure how noticeable that is in dim light with the reader's front light on.
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#193  Quoth 09-17-2020, 08:57 AM
I'm sure the front light compensates, but I rarely use the light on my PW3 or Kobo Libra. The Original H2O I have is slightly less grey than the PW3 or Libra, perhaps because there is no capacitive touch layer.
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#194  ilweran 10-10-2020, 06:45 PM
I've been using mine as my main ereader since I got it. With the frontlight on it's fine, not as nice as the Voyage for just text, obviously, but I've been reading some books with colour illustrations and it is nice to see them in colour, I have to admit it does make a difference.
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#195  andyh2000 10-11-2020, 04:10 AM
Quote ilweran
I've been using mine as my main ereader since I got it. With the frontlight on it's fine, not as nice as the Voyage for just text, obviously, but I've been reading some books with colour illustrations and it is nice to see them in colour, I have to admit it does make a difference.
May I ask which books, or what sort of books? For my needs anything that has colour illustrations is usually only readable on a bigger device as it tends to be technical material.
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#196  ps67 10-11-2020, 05:09 AM
Quote ilweran
I've been using mine as my main ereader since I got it. With the frontlight on it's fine, not as nice as the Voyage for just text, obviously, but I've been reading some books with colour illustrations and it is nice to see them in colour, I have to admit it does make a difference.
Quote andyh2000
May I ask which books, or what sort of books? For my needs anything that has colour illustrations is usually only readable on a bigger device as it tends to be technical material.
I have a few non fiction books with colored photo or images. I searched them in my library and I downloaded them into the PB633 Color immediately. For that books the PB color is better.

But the vast majority of my non fiction books have no images or have them in black and white.

And I found a colored comics science fiction series I like so I am reading it on the PB. I buy it from Kobo, but also if the Kobo Aura One has a larger screen I prefer to read it on the PB color.

While my first ereder remains the Kobo Aura One I use the PB Color mainly for:

1. the books with colored images
2. as portable ereder because is lighter and smaller than my PW3
3. audiobooks
4. comics

The 3 is something I had not foreseen, after buying the PB Color the ophthalmologist advised me to rest my eyes, so I started listening to the audio books (You don't buy the first color ereder on the market for audiobooks ), even if I should do it more.

And the 4 is an attempt: I like science fiction, I also like comics but so far I had read them on the ereader only occasionally, to try how they were on the Kobo Aura One.
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#197  Quoth 10-12-2020, 09:28 AM
It's not the first color ereader.
It might be the first with that exact screen.
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#198  ernieh 10-22-2020, 09:57 AM
Quote DNSB
I did find the PB633 Color if I search for color on the site you linked but singularly uninformative since no firmware, manual or release notes links associated it it. I seem to remember having found a bit more information but the link I used is now 404ed.
It now has firmware and manual associated with it. I updated with the firmware, don't see any difference so maybe have merely replaced original software with the same thing, anyone know if there was any change?
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#199  ps67 10-22-2020, 03:42 PM
Quote ernieh
It now has firmware and manual associated with it. I updated with the firmware, don't see any difference so maybe have merely replaced original software with the same thing, anyone know if there was any change?
When it arrived, in the the same day of the arrival, it asked to me if I wanted to update the firmware but I did not use it before doing the update so I don't really now what is changed. The site shows only the 633.6.1.488 but the device has the firmware 633.6.1.593 and just now is asking me to update to 633.6.1.962 so the site is not so affordable.
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#200  ernieh 10-23-2020, 06:47 AM
Quote ps67
When it arrived, in the the same day of the arrival, it asked to me if I wanted to update the firmware but I did not use it before doing the update so I don't really now what is changed. The site shows only the 633.6.1.488 but the device has the firmware 633.6.1.593 and just now is asking me to update to 633.6.1.962 so the site is not so affordable.
Thanks for the response, certainly seems that if anything I went backwards. For various reasons I will never turn on the WiFi on mine so at least I know how to do the manual update when those later versions you mention become available. Presume the word 'affordable' in your response is an autocorrect problem, do you mean updated?
Anyone else know what changes have been made?
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