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Initial post: Sep 17, 2012 12:08:36 PM PDT
Nobody says:
Can someone please suggest what kind of cord I should buy? I see a variety of price points.

It also seems like the cords are awfully long, which I won't need. Are the retractable cords a good idea?

Also, is there an advantage to the gold connectors?

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 2:12:58 PM PDT
Fud53 says:
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Posted on Sep 17, 2012 2:40:37 PM PDT
Nobody says:
Anyone else have a more helpful response?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2012 2:43:42 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 17, 2012 2:45:00 PM PDT
I've ordered this one:

BlueRigger High Speed Micro HDMI to HDMI cable with Ethernet (6 Feet)

I don't have my new HD Fire yet to try it though.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 3:10:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 17, 2012 3:11:42 PM PDT
For most people, the minute quality differences in a cheap vs expensive HDMI cable will be very slight. On a device like the KF HD, which is not a top-tier graphics processor anyway, a cheaper HDMI cable that has a good review average will generally be fine. Ditto with the gold plating. These features will affect your transfer rate just slightly, but unless you have a really good eye or are a hardcore gamer, you won't notice, especially if you don't have anything else to compare it to.

I've seen a few shorter (3ft) HDMI cables at places like Radio Shack, but only for regular-size ports. I don't think I've ever seen a mini-USB connector that's that short, but if Amazon doesn't have it some China-factory-direct site (Google it!) may. Another alternative might be to buy a short regular-sized cable and a regular-to-mini adapter, but that will make your price go up.

I wouldn't advise a retractable one. Most retractable cables I've ever owned are, frankly, crap. They wear out fast because the plastic coating is thin, and the retracting mechanisms are cheap and break easily. That said, if you plan to travel with it all the time it might be helpful even if it doesn't last as long. In the long run though you might be better off in getting some $0.99 velcro cable ties.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 3:18:40 PM PDT
Nobody says:
Thanks, everybody! You've helped me decide and I've placed my order.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 3:25:30 PM PST
drdundas says:
I just bought a small micro hdmi cord at walmart for $14

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 3:41:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012 3:42:27 PM PST
Diane Beebe says:
What kind of tv do you have.....anyone I the thread can answer....thanks.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 4:01:16 PM PST
Darryl Smith says:
the HDMI cord doesn't work I have a Hi speed cord and it just wont work I get not supported message

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 7:08:09 AM PST
I have also got a not supported area when connect my kindle fire HD 8.9 to my yamaha audio video receiver. When I connect the kindle fire HD 8.9 to the yamaha receiver through HDMI the screen shows up on my TV, but when I try to play a movie it states "Not Supported". If I hook my Kindle Fire HD 8.9 directly to the back of the TV it works fine it is only when trying to play it through my Yamaha Receiver. I dont get it everything is connected through HDMI I have the Kindle HDMI line run into the back of the Yamaha receiver and an HDMI line from the receiver to the back of the TV. I have contacted Amazon about this issue and apparently the have not heard of this issue and stated they would forward my problem in hopes to get an answer. Is there anyone else having a similar issue or has successfully played a movie on your TV through your home theater receiver.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 7:40:49 AM PST
M M h says:
I'd like to watch videos from my Kindle Fire HD on TV. I have a cable, hooked it up, but nothing shows on the TV. Any idea of what I'm doing wrong?

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 7:46:20 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Connect the Fire and the TV. Turn the TV and the Fire off. Turn on the TV. Use the "input" or "source" button on your remote to select the input you connected the cable to ("HDMI 2" or whatever). Turn on the Fire.

If that doesn't work, try it with the Fire already on. If that doesn't work you may have a TV that just won't work with the Fire.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 5:13:58 PM PST
Liberty4all says:
I have an ollder HDMI TV (2005?) but HDMI and HDMI2 to not appear as options (only TV, DVD, and VCR). Cannot get it to work at all. My newer TV gets the video portion but no audio yet.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 8:05:32 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
If you have an HDMI input, there has to be a way to select it. If you've misplaced the TV's user manual, punch the make and model number precisely into Google (or check the manufacturer website under "support") and you can probably find a PDF of it. (There will be many sites that try to charge for this service; avoid them all.)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 8:46:40 PM PST
Liberty4all says:
Thanks R.D. but I actually do still have the manual and it doesn't seem to be in there. Further, I tried every available setting mentioned above and none of them produced video or audio connected to the Fire+. Perhaps it's a very early version of HDMI and the two don't recognize each other?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 8:50:51 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
David, Google your receiver model number along with ' HDMI problems' and see if you get any hits.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 12:34:17 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:
It's certainly possible that your TV and your Fire aren't compatible but first you need to know you've selected the HDMI input you're connected to. Are you using another HDMI source now like a Blu-ray player or a game console? How do you select that? Can you temporarily swap the Fire cable with whatever that device is?

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:46:21 PM PST
I tried this with a cheap cable and it didn't work so I bought a Monster HDMI to Micro HDMI and it works fine.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 3:26:52 PM PST
D. Maki says:
I got one for $6 here on http://amazon.com. Plugged it into the tv and the Kindel Fire HD and voila! great picture! No complaints here. Love the KF HD and the ability to view on the 47" when I wish!

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 7:39:20 PM PST
Towanda says:
What kind of TV? Doesn't seem to be compatible with my Emerson.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 9:59:35 AM PST
Adam Webb says:
Stop listening to anything C.J. Mitchell says. An HDMI cable is an HDMI cable. Go to monoprice and pay $11 instead of $50 for a "super digital" HDMI cable. They all carry a digital signal...

Any loss in signal will occur over >50 foot cables. Do some reading, then realize that they will either work, or they won't.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20056502-1/why-all-hdmi-cables-are-the-same/

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 9:16:25 AM PST
Rhonda says:
I now have my TV set and works with a converter box VGA in to S cable out to my TV and it works ,can I get a Micro HDMI to VGA adapter the plug it into into the converter box with built in VGA in and S cable out to the TV and set it up like my lap top that does work with my TV .

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 9:16:52 AM PST
Rhonda says:
I now have my TV set and works with a converter box VGA in to S cable out to my TV and it works ,can I get a Micro HDMI to VGA adapter the plug it into into the converter box with built in VGA in and S cable out to the TV and set it up like my lap top that does work with my TV .

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 9:50:52 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:
You can, Rhonda, but it's going to get expensive. You need a device that not only converts the digital HDMI video to analog, but which also extracts the audio from the HDMI signal so you can connect it to the analog audio inputs. And then maybe it will work, and maybe it won't. And it won't be HD, of course.

You would be better off spending $50 on a Roku box. It can connect to an analog TV with the cables it comes with (yellow/red/white analog cables), but when you do get a digital TV it will be ready for HD output via HDMI. Meanwhile, it gives you Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and dozens of other channels.
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