Comics on Nook Color, good enough?

Yablan

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Hi.

I just registered. I've been lurking around these forums for a while now. I would like a tablet for reading books, but mostly for reading comics. I have a lot of downloaded comics in CBR, CBZ format. I'm leaning towards the Nook Color, but I still have my doubts regarding the screen size, color/brightness, and resolution.

So, is the Nook Color a good comic reader? Is there someone among you forumites that is serious about their comic reading, and that have used the Nook Color as a comic reader for at least a while? If so, I would really like your feedback on this.

Thanks a lot in advance.
 

techh10

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it depends what you want to do...if you are looking for portability then its the nook... if portability doesnt really matter then viewsonic g-tablet or xoom
 

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I purchased, and rooted, my Nook primarily for reading comics. I have to say I love it. I have an enormous collection of .cbr and .cbz files and they all look great on the Color. The smaller, lightweight device is perfect for reading my comics in bed without having to turn on my lamp, as with traditional comics. I haven't had issue with the smaller text, as it is more than readable. FYI, PDF comics are terrible, simply because the built in PDF reader needs lots of work. If you are reading cbr and cbz download PerfectViewer and jjComicsViewer. PV is great for reading everything except landscape mode comics, in which case jj will read all of those.
 

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The built in PDF reader IS crap. But you can download the Android version of Acrobat Reader and it does a really nice job. I read all of my college ebooks using it and I love it. Plus, you're right that it is an excellent comic book reader....now if I only had time to read my comics....
 

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thumbs up for nook color as a comics viewer
screen is great for me. you'll have to decide about size, but I find it sufficient
 

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I might have missed it in this thread but how do I transfer my comics that are in CBR format from my PC to my Nook Color, once I get one that is??

Thanks.
 

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I might have missed it in this thread but how do I transfer my comics that are in CBR format from my PC to my Nook Color, once I get one that is??

Thanks.

There are a couple ways to do that. If you are running rooted stock, you could just put them on the SD card (which you will need anyway) using your SD card reader. If you prefer to go wireless, the Samba File Sharing app will make your SD card into a windows sharefolder and you can drop files on there, or you can download over your network one at a time from within Android by using File Explorer from the Market.

I believe (according to an XDA story) there is a way to use the USB cable to mount both the SD card and the internal memory on your desktop, but as (I think) this is limited to Froyo and CM7, I haven't tried it and don't know how it works.
 
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When I plug my rooted nook 1.1 into my MacBook Pro via the USB cable both internal and SD card show up as mounted writeable drives on the Mac. It did the same with the stock unrooted 1.0.1 nookcolor before I upgraded and rooted.

I need to see if I can get all my marvel comics up and running on my nook. That would be great, hadn't thought of that (silly me..).
 

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The Nook Color is PERFECT for comics (it's one of the main reasons I wanted a tablet, at all). Look for Android Comic Viewer (ACV) on Market. It's a WONDERFULLY functional comic reader, with plenty of options (including right-to-left viewing for Manga) and reads .cbr and .cbz files.

Here are two pics I took with Green Lantern #62 loaded up.



 

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Well it turns out most of my comics are in djvu and pdf format (Marvel CD-ROM/DVDs bought originally on amazon). So using VuDroid and Adobe Reader for now, though VuDroid is slow and seems to render with lots of wasted boarder space.

Oh and confirmed last night that both internal and external storage mounted on my linux laptop as well.
 

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