i was thinking of buying an ebook reader like iriver story and put it on my music stand to read sheet music from. it would be very practical to carry around all my pdf sheet music in one small unit to gigs. problem is most of these units only have 6" screens and the larger ones are much more expensive.

has anybody here tried this? do you think the 6" would be enough? maybe i should wait for the apple ipad...
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for me 6" is not enough and is in fact useless.  i am excited about the upcoming possibilities with  the apple ipad however.
wait for ipad.  

the ebooks don't make it easy to search through documents like the ipad will. the interface will just be a ton better.  

howver, it's significantly more expensive.
i've used the real book i phone app on a few gigs and found it easy enough to read, not too small at all
ya but that app is just chord changes you are not reading notes.
that's true
ill propably take the iriver story out for a test drive and if im not happy with it ill put in the extra cash for the ipad. i have an iphone too so i also like the ability to run my apps on a 10" screen.

anybody else have any thoughts on digital sheet music reading?
i dumped some real book pdfs on my nexus one.  very small, but works in a pinch (people wanted to hear spanish eyes and i didn't know it, worked it out from my phone)
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