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cant read in sunlight what am I doing wrong


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Initial post: 24 Jan 2014 12:23:21 GMT
G. Patey says:
I have received a kindle fire HDX and have it on automatic brightness but still struggle to read in sunlight, what am I doing wrong?

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 12:29:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2014 12:36:50 GMT
Lucy Lou says:
The Kindle Fire ranges are all tablet computers, rather than being a dedicated eReader which is e-ink rather than LCD, which is what a Fire is. As such they are not designed to be used in bright sunlight.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 12:35:02 GMT
Damaskcat says:
You aren't doing anything wrong! Tablets can't be read in sunlight - simple. You need an e-ink e-reader to be able to read in sunlight.

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 12:44:13 GMT
[Deleted by Amazon on 15 Apr 2014 11:38:49 BDT]

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 13:21:59 GMT
Damaskcat says:
The moment it ceases to be civilised I shall be out of here again :-)

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 13:26:16 GMT
CBRetriever says:
not very civilised given the number of downvotes the two of you have collected already - it reminds me of a bunch of kids picking on others

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 15:28:35 GMT
Well I for one am glad that Damaskcat is back. Things do seem more civil around here.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 15:43:26 GMT
Damaskcat says:
Thank you :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 16:04:15 GMT
Rosie2 says:
Me too!!

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 16:08:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2014 17:56:07 GMT
Steiner says:
This kind of highlights a problem that I have seen many times - people buying, or receiving as a gift, a Kindle Fire as a reader. Several people in my work have been using a Fire as a reader then gone back to books because of the battery life, screen and so on. Typically some guys in my work bought their partners a Kindle Fire at Christmas because they thought the Fire was the best reader, and that the £69 Kindle was too cheap as a present for their partner - therefore missing out on a much better reading experience.

In my opinion this tablet should have been named separately outside the Kindle family of devices to avoid confusion among those that are not into tech and gadgetry. I'm sure Amazon is losing some custom because of this as a lot of those people are reverting to books.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 16:30:05 GMT
DC says:
Wouldn't have made business sense. Kindle and Amazon are strong brand names. Amazon see the Fire as critical to their business and have been pushing it hard to the extent they are willing to sell hardware at cost.

It had to be called Kindle and bung on an emotive word like "Fire" to give the impression of something a bit more than just a Kindle.

(btw I am quite happy with my "just-a-Kindle")

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 16:32:03 GMT
Steiner says:
Other companies seem to cope with different names for products.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 16:58:59 GMT
DC says:
Like Samsung and their myriad Galaxy devices, Sony and the Xperia stuff, Microsoft and Windows everything or even Apple and bunging an "i" at the start?

Would you say that an iPod is functionally the same as an iPod Touch? They both play music but the Touch can run apps, surf the web, play video and even be a Kindle as well.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 17:53:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2014 17:53:55 GMT
Steiner says:
Well they could have called it the Amazon Fire.... That way keeping the branding and ensuring readers and not tablets get into the hands of people who want a reader. Those people would be more likely to remain Amazon e-book customers as a result.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 19:50:15 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 23:23:14 GMT
CBRetriever says:
me either - I just happened to notice that a post was hidden and wondered why, opened it to find it was a perfectly reasonable response and it had more no votes than yes votes

Posted on 25 Jan 2014 07:11:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jan 2014 10:55:09 GMT
Ray says:
Its long past time Amazon done away with the no vote / yes vote buttons as they are the cause of most of the arguments on this forum.
So no doubt I shall be snowed under with no votes for even suggesting this.

Edit:....Thank you to all the YES voters.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2014 09:00:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jan 2014 12:55:24 GMT
Lucy Lou says:
Two colleagues are writing a paper on bullying and psychological factors online.

I left three carefully written positive and supportive responses that agreed with the forum "favourites" and the amount of no and yes votes were awaited. One or two yes votes on all three and a total of twenty three no votes were received. Interestingly, if I responded to a forum user who was not a favourite in the same manner I got roughly the same no votes but more yes votes.

It's a completely pointless system but the forum bullies are definately here and using the system in any form they can. It was interesting to see how it ties in with the bullying elsewhere online.

Posted on 25 Jan 2014 19:38:39 GMT
G. Heywood says:
They may as well rename the vote on reviews to "I agree" rather than "was this review helpful" as the same time.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2014 19:46:32 GMT
Lucy Lou says:
I think a more appropriate name for the no vote would be "weak minded bully has read this post"

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2014 21:58:21 GMT
E R says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 08:34:55 GMT
[Deleted by Amazon on 15 Apr 2014 11:38:52 BDT]

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 10:27:46 GMT
ruggedtoast says:
The puny backlight in your Kindle Fire HDX is competing with the onslaught of photons emitting from the mighty ball of raging energy that is our magnificent sun. And losing.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 14:43:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 14:56:42 GMT
Ray says:
@ Clagg ......I call them keyboard cowards. They are gutless and spineless.
It shouldn't surprise anyone when socially awkward and scared people in real life become the boldest person ever behind a keyboard.
It's their cover for living a real life that actually makes a difference in other people's lives. They do it because it's the best, and most efficient way to be gutless without any repercussions. It's a way to say things that they know they could never, ever say in real life because they don't have enough dignity and self-worth to do it any other way. So for those of you who no vote this post you are confessing to being a true moron and a fully paid up member of the spineless and gutless club.....Oh happy days.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 14:58:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 15:20:36 GMT
Ray says:
Seems liked I touched on a few raw nerves.....^^^^^^^^^^^^^which just proves the point.
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