4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 13, 2012 2:40 PM by 5ivedom

    Nook Tablet HD & HD+ - still a glaring problem?

      I have a Nook Color. Overall, I've been pretty happy w/ it.  But the glare-factor has sucked, as I often read while outside for a break, and as I walk to/from work (same as I did w/ paper books - stopping at crosswalks & such)

       

      One of two issues that gives me pause to plunk down $$ for a NT HD/HD+:  The screen glare - from an ABCnews video piece, it looks like the HD NTs are just as reflective/glary as the NC (oher issue is keyboard so I can stop lugging my personal PC around to work & back).

       

      Anyone heard if the HD Nooks have had that addressed to some degree?

        • Re: Nook Tablet HD & HD+ - still a glaring problem?

          They're supposed to have the same glare reduction as the new Kindle HD's, which in turn I think was just effectively the same as what's found on the current Nook tablets.  Basically you're going to have to put up with some glare if you want a tablet (there's always the anti-glare film protector option), though both Amazon & B&N's devices have screens which have less glare than the iPad and other Android tablets.

          • Re: Nook Tablet HD & HD+ - still a glaring problem?
            BruceMcF

            VAharleygirl wrote:

            I have a Nook Color. Overall, I've been pretty happy w/ it.  But the glare-factor has sucked, as I often read while outside for a break, and as I walk to/from work (same as I did w/ paper books - stopping at crosswalks & such) ... Anyone heard if the HD Nooks have had that addressed to some degree?


            The original Nook Tablet addressed it to some degree, since its less glary than the Nook Color, but you'll still probably want a good anti-glare screen protector to reduce the glare if the NC glare is something more than a minor annoyance to you.

             

            To date, there's nothing that beats an eInk device for reading outdoors in the sun.

            • Re: Nook Tablet HD & HD+ - still a glaring problem?

              What AshyLarry said.

               

              All this 'glare reduction technology' seems ineffective to me.

               

              For me Nook Tablet and Nook Color and Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 all seem to have the same amount of glare. If anything Nook Tablet seems best.

               

              I don't really think you can have a LCD screen without the glare issue. Because if you optimize too much you lose general visibility.