COMIC eReaders and Mangas

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  1. clover

    clover Lucky in life

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    It works pretty well once you figure the tricks to it. Initially, I was simply loading the jpg and using the reader's image viewer. The problems were that the reader doesn't scale down the images very well and text is hard to read on the 6" screen. Furthermore, loading each image was slow (>1 sec) and there was no way to remember where you were. The inability to use folders also makes it hard to have several series' together.

    But programs like calibre is able to convert zips of the jpgs into eMangas :wiggle:. At the same time, it scales down the images while maintaining text sharpness and makes page turning a lot faster (<1 sec). Given that print mangas are black and white already and are about the same size as an ereader, it works really quite well.

    Example:
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    Sekuhara FIGHT THE POWER

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    I don't read manga, but that looks pretty sweet.
     
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    EscapingJail Playing To Win

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    That actually looks cool
     
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    I wonder how it scales down pictures but keeps text sharpness at the same time. looks cool tho
     
  5. Hamsterz!

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    i got somewhat interested in buying an e-reader recently, some of them are a bit pricey

    here's a pic i found with several readers side by side and the actual book .



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  6. Tikiman

    Tikiman The Internet has left me in despair.

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    Man, the Kindle is huge.

    This is all the more reason I want to get a sony reader. They are still kinda expensive though.
     
  7. Sito

    Sito Each To Their Own

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    I actually do that for my creative zen, I usually unzip the rar file convert all the images to the readable size and then load them onto my zen.
     
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    :eek4: The Kindle is huge.
    If I didn't want one before, I sure do now.
     
  9. clover

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    The large display of the DX would be pretty nice to read with though the normal 6" screens have adequate readability. The problem with using ereaders for comics is that since you flip pages more often than with books, the 1 second lag between pages gets pretty annoying. There are a bunch of ereaders that will come out in the near future with faster processors/screens so that should be less of a problem. Hopefully, they will also allow the use of folders so organization will be easier.

    The Que looks sweet but it has a $650 price point:
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    The kindle looks huge in that picture, but it isn't really. I'll dig mine out later tonight (got it for xmas, still haven't set it up or anything) and show it next to an iphone.
     
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    looks awesome
     
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    just looked on prices on ereaders... mad $$$... being geeky is expensive...
     
  13. clover

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    How large is the screen? Seems impossible to read mangas on the Zen.
     
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  14. Sito

    Sito Each To Their Own

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    pretty darn small, but if you resize and use the zoom function so that you only have to scroll up and down it works out pretty well.

    edit: My gf just got the Motorola droid and I was browsing on it, the screen is damned clear and I figured I'd go to onemanga just to see how it is. It is pretty fantastic clear and absolutely readable. I may just have to get one now makes me just want to completely forget about my zen... :noes:
     
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    That's really cool, but I personally wouldn't use it. I see no purpose in reading manga on the go, but it's a neat thing. I still prefer the books.
     
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    Oh god, now I want a Kindle even more.
     
  17. neoamd

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    I read alot of manga on my droid :o
     

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