I'm looking to get an ereader (most likely the latest Sony).
I tried it out the other day and was quite disturbed by the black flashing as the page refreshes when its being turned.
I was told that this happens with all ereaders due to the eink technology and that I'll get used to it after awhile.
For those who have been using an ereader - how long did it take for you to get used to the black flashes and do you still notice it?
Any other advice for a new ereader owner would be great too!
I guess I'm used to it because I had to turn on my Kindle to see what you meant.
eInk is a lot easier on the eyes than back-light (like computers or some of the newest eReaders) if you only want to read novels and such, but not that great for magazines, cookbooks, etc. with pictures.
There is a new colour Kindle (and Kobo if you are in Canada) for around $200 that some people think compares to a tablet computer (but they are back-lit).
I had a problem with my Kindle where the "flash" was extended. I restarted it and the problem was gone. I never notice the flash as the page turns now. It is really fast. Maybe try a different e-reader? See which one you like best. They now have a bunch of them at Walmart stores including Kindle and Nook.