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Subject: SONY talk!
Date Posted: 3/12/2012 11:02 AM ET
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I really want the Sony T1 but don't really want to pay $129. The alternative is the Nook Touch, which can be had for $79. Both: e-ink, SD card, can be rooted to Android. But the Sony seems a lot easier to root than the Nook. I know Coolreader works on both as does the Kindle app and the Dolphin browser.

The Sony has more buttons, which I like. And easier to root.

What should I do! LOL. My birthday is this week and I want it for my birthday!



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Date Posted: 3/12/2012 12:49 PM ET
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DH indicated I should get the one I want even though its more....so I will! Even if I mis-read him hehe

Date Posted: 3/12/2012 4:21 PM ET
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Of course you should get the one you want. It's 50 bucks. It's not like we're talking about buying a Ferrari when you left the house for a Camry.

Date Posted: 3/12/2012 5:55 PM ET
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So true!!!

Better to get the one I really want then settle for less.

Date Posted: 3/19/2012 11:40 AM ET
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So, to update. I did get the Sony PRS T1 from Best Buy for $99.

If anyone reading this is interested in getting one of these Readers, get thee to Best Buy now, as word is the clearance price is $86.99 now. (darn it!). You can NOT go wrong with this reader. It is super nice. I installed a root on mine, the package included coolreader and FBreader....between the two of those I can read epub, mobi, and probably more....it also came with dropbox, so I can lay in bed, log into my account, and download books from my computer. Very nice! I am still learning it, but the reading experience is very enjoyable, and web browsing is better on it, than on my keyboard kindles. The touch screen is very fast and responsive. I haven't gotten my SD card for it yet but when I do, I plan to set up a nice organized file structure, and hopefully it will work the way I want it to!

Date Posted: 3/19/2012 12:16 PM ET
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Anne does it do AWZ formate thats DRM protected from Amazon?

Date Posted: 3/19/2012 1:11 PM ET
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Nope. Have to remove the DRM first. You can register it with adobe for their secure epub/pdfs.

Date Posted: 3/19/2012 6:22 PM ET
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I cant remove DRM  to dumb!  So Anyway I was just wondering LOL  Glad your enjoying the new toy!  BTW Some store will refund balance IF they put some thing on sale & the price goes even Lower within the 1 30 days of purchase!  I know Walmart does...so you might want to check BB policy! 



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Date Posted: 3/19/2012 8:37 PM ET
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I really like Sony products, glad you got the kind you wanted.

Date Posted: 3/22/2012 10:18 PM ET
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I was in a Walmart today (not my usual one) and finally found the glass case with the clearance older model Sony. This store actually had a tag with model number. It was the PRS 300, and they wanted $99 for it!  The other store had a stack for $79 but I couldn't see the model number. I'll have to look next time and try to see. Just curious! I swear! :)

Date Posted: 3/22/2012 10:21 PM ET
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I have the Sony Pocket PRS300 and have loved it so. =) I've always said the only thing I would change would be to add a dictionary......and then I have been so tempted to get the T1. I'm happy to hear how much you love it, which means it is now back on the table for me. Darn it--I had just about talked myself into getting a Samsung 7.7 tab. 

Anne--do you have much luck with freebies from Sony? That is a major complaint with me--that they don't seem to offer many freebies.

Date Posted: 3/23/2012 6:40 AM ET
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I get all my freebies from Amazon usually. Sometimes one of the publishers will have freebies and I will get those from their sites. I've never looked for them from Sony.

I am still learning my T1. I have it rooted. Last night I was looking through the "Content Manager" and saw a lot of doubles. Not sure how I did that. I'll have to hook it up to my Netbook today and see if I can get to the bottom of this. I probably should just browse via one of the reading apps instead. Coolreader is best for that. FBreader shows my folders too but it is a weird way to browse, the background is black. Possibly I can change that. More work to do.

Not sure if you can put PRS+ on the 300. You can put it on the 350 and if I had one, I would. Lots of little extras, possibly a dictionary but I am not sure. You can find out in the Sony developer forum on mobilread.com

 

Date Posted: 3/24/2012 7:49 AM ET
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Does anyone want a great pocket size (5") e-ink reader??

Sony PRS-350 $69.00!!!

It's refurbished.

One nice thing is that you can add some firmware to it, PRS+, and people on mobilread RAVE about that.

Yes of course I want one! But I just decided I need a new computer sooner rather than later.

Plus, I ADORE my T1 and I will probably never completely fill it up, so don't need a 350. But some of you should get one!



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Date Posted: 3/24/2012 8:03 AM ET
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Yes I changed the title of the thread so I can come in here and talk about my Sony.

Yesterday I plugged it into my desktop (very old, running XP). Lots of things won't work via USB and I was afraid the Sony wouldn't but it did! I had a lot of fun loading it through Calibre! And rearranging and naming the files on the Sony was a breeze!  It's so nice to have nested folders!!! I have to work on it more. Now if only I had a faster computer. Soon I hope!

Date Posted: 3/24/2012 8:37 AM ET
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You are so much more advanced than I. I like my Nook Touch. Everybody gripes about it not having a lot of space for sideloading, but I figured out I can get about 250 non-B&N books on there before I have to worry about an SD card, and quite frankly, I really can't see that happening for a long time. I'm at about 50 now. By that point, there will be a newer, better, shinier model out there. I am really excited to have gotten the software loaded that lets me buy books at Amazon and then load them on my Nook. I like that I can take advantage of both companies' sales and features to suit me, and it just seems like a real stick in the eye to both of them to bypass their restrictive content.

I have to admit, I spend all day on a laptop and a smartphone, so the last thing I care about an ereader doing is internet and such and so I haven't paid a lot of attention to anything from that direction.

Date Posted: 3/24/2012 9:26 AM ET
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I would like to have a Nook Touch, too....hehehe I would root it of course!

I like the e-ink touch screen interface.  I didn't think I would. On my Sony, I can touch the screen OR push the buttons. I do both. I love the buttons. I love the SD card slot (though I haven't used it yet). Both of those are on the Nook Touch, too. So either would be a good choice!

I'm glad I didn't get the Kindle Touch. No buttons! No SD card slot!

My replacement Kindle Keyboard still reboots way more than it should. I probably should delete a few hundred books. But I don't want to.

Nancy, do you plug your NT into the computer and use Calibre to side load your converted books?



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Date Posted: 3/24/2012 10:59 AM ET
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Sometimes. I sideload most of my stuff through ADE as that's where I started and feel comfortable using. But, the things I get in Kindle format, those I convert in Calibre and then load on. I also save all my book files on a flash drive just in case the computer goes kaput, becuase the only thing bad about the NT is the shelving, so I just leave on the things I haven't read yet to minimize the clutter.

Date Posted: 3/24/2012 12:39 PM ET
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Those Refirbs seem to be dropping in price all over!  http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173187   Some have got them for $59!!

Date Posted: 3/24/2012 1:04 PM ET
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My first ereader was a Sony Pocket.  Very nice smaller ereader.  Would fit into a smaller purse which is something I miss with my larger Sony Touch.  However, I was maxing out the memory.  It'd take forever to index new ebooks.  This was a few years ago though so I know they have more memory on them now.

While the Sony Touch has an SD card slot, I've never used it.  I have about 250 books on it now and still room to grow.  While it's a touch screen, I do prefer to use the buttons for page turns and stuff.  I recently got a Nook Color and the touch screen is driving me nuts on it, I'm always touching it accidentally and it's doing something I don't want it to do.

Date Posted: 4/1/2012 5:13 PM ET
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I still use my Sony PRS-505.  I'm reluctant to upgrade to a newer one because it doesn't appear to support as many formats as the 505.  I realize I can just use Calibre to reformat them for whatever EReader I get, but I like the fact that the 505 supports so many formats natively.  I work on computers all day as it is.  The last thing I want to do when I come home is have to tinker with my own.  I just want it to work.  

The other thing is there are so many public domain books that I had to format myself so long ago and I'd have to redo them because I've changed computers twice since I originally got it (one hardware change and one crash) and didn't save the files.  Bad on me, I know.

I actually ran out of room on Sony recently, but I don't anticipate getting a card to expand it.  I have way too much to read on it anyway.  blush

When I upgrade it will definately be to another Sony PRS, though.  The demos I've messed with in the store indicate that it's still the best choice for my reading habits.



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Date Posted: 4/1/2012 6:29 PM ET
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Can Sony eReaders read AWZ Mobi & epub formates?   Without removing DRM...

Date Posted: 4/1/2012 6:32 PM ET
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Nothing can read AZW except kindle readers and Kindle apps.

Date Posted: 4/1/2012 8:33 PM ET
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OK Thanks!

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 8:46 AM ET
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EPUB is the format that the Sony prefers but it will read PDFs and I think a few others.  Just not the AWZ format.

Date Posted: 4/3/2012 11:02 AM ET
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I think ALL ereaders read the epub but kindle.



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