I picked up a cheap HDMI to HDMI micro cable at Best Buy to test the HDMI out on the Kindle Fire HD.
I tested playing a couple of HD movies from Amazon Prime (True Grit and Into the Wild). Both of these movies look fantastic on the Kindle Fire HD. However, when viewing on the an HDTV, the quality of the video is not that good. It's not nearly as sharp as an HD program via Direct TV for example. The picture is kind of washed out and not very clear.
I also noticed that the audio is not being output as Dolby Digital 5.1. I was hoping that it was.
Has anyone had any luck getting great picture quality when using the HDMI out? Or in getting Dolby 5.1 sound output.
Note: I tried it on 2 TV's (One 50 inch Samsung 1080P Plasma and also on a 37 inch Panasonic 720P Plasma). Similar results on both. Maybe it's the cheap "Rockfish" cable I picked up at Best Buy to test with? Maybe I'm missing a setting somewhere? I was hoping for typical HD quality picture when using the HDMI out.
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