2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2013 10:17 AM by Mercury_Glitch

    Question about text quality

      I bought my Nook a week ago exactly, and so far, I love it. It's light, it's the perfect size, it's compatible with all my books and has a slot for microSD.


      And, I don't know if this is a placebo effect or not, but after the update to 1.2.1 I've noticed that the text looks pixelated, grainy.


      I can only notice it when I'm outside in direct sunlight or inside, with strong light. A screen refresh doesn't solve this (i don't know if there's anything to solve, though).


      What I did noticed too, is that it only happens with some books and it seems related to text size. For example, I set the maximum font size and the text looks good (not perfeclty crisp, but very good), but lowering the font size, makes the text pixelated and grainy.


      I don't know if this is normal. And since I was so worried about it, I formatted the Nook via PC and then restored it to factory defaults. No luck.

        • Re: Question about text quality

          Well, nobody answered... so I guess I'll answer myself.


          The text becomes fuzzy/pixelated/grainy after a few page turns. With a screen refresh, it goes away.


          I've read this before on this board, some said it was normal, others didn't. So, is it normal or not?

            • Re: Question about text quality

              Sorry, I'd actually meant to reply when I read the initial post, but was distracted by some real world things.


              I tested this out a little on my NSTG, the few times I saw any odd text were rare and as you observed a refresh would clear it.


              I suspect it may be ghosting causing the issue, it's one of the drawbacks of eink.  The old image isn't always totally cleared save for a screen refresh.  It shouldn't happen all the time, but when it does pressing the 'n' button should cause enough of a refresh to clear it.