Since installing the latest firmware update aka version 1.5. I have experience the odd issue but as I have tried to be analytical about what issues I see.
I have been lucky enough to be reading a couple of books from O’Reilly which deliver their eBooks in multiple formats, as the iRiver supports both ePub and PDF. I have chosen to install both versions of the same book, so if I experience a issue with one I can flip to the other.
Here is what I have found so far:
- Reading of PDF seems to be the most reliable
- Reading of ePub documents seems to very slow in comparison
- PDF reading can be pain with small text, reflow helps but destroys technical book formats that has embedded code in it
- Battery life is much better
I have had a couple of crashes/hangs of the iRiver but so far it has only been with ePub files. So guess what… I will be avoiding them like the plague.
Has other people had the similar issues?