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Posted on Mar 25, 2015 10:59:07 AM PDT
cher says:
Should the tv and kindle be off or on when connecting?

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 1:38:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 22, 2014 3:37:36 PM PDT
I have a kindle fire 8.9 hd. I purchased the hdmi cable for the kindle fire to connect to the TV's. I cannot get it to work on my 42" Magnavox, my 23" Toshiba, and my 42" Sylvania. I've tried the YouTube tutorial, turned the kindle off ,tv off ,Kindle on, tv on ,still no message no images no nothing I don't know what else to do. Any help please.
Cliff

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2014 3:20:58 AM PST
LISA MARSH says:
I received my cable and hooked the kindle and tv to it. I started a show. It streamed fine thru kindle but was interrupted several times on the tv. Any clue as to why? Could it be a dying kindle battery or something else? It became frustrating. Thank you!

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 7:42:36 AM PST
melvina ross says:
what hdml cable do i need to connect my kindlefire hd 8.5 to my visio smart tv

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 10:11:24 AM PDT
W. Hubert says:
My hdmi cord was working fine for 4 months and today it just stopped tried it on different televisions in the house and its not working any ideas why

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2013 5:57:43 AM PDT
Rhonda says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnEZdDJgPvc
watch this for some tips and hints

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2013 5:46:50 AM PDT
Thanks Rhonda I will try that

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 5:27:31 AM PDT
Rhonda says:
while the kindle is still on unplug then replug the cable back in that goes to the TV.

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 4:46:30 AM PDT
My Kindle connects to my Tv but when I try to watch movies while connected to hdmi it says to disconnect secondary cord for playback any idea what's going on

Posted on Feb 24, 2013 3:52:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 28, 2013 2:44:05 PM PST
DoggieDo says:
I have a problem with my Fire HD to TV connection: Friday night I hooked them up via the the HDMI cables as talked about earlier and it worked great, it was wonderful. Watched Downton Abbey on PBS (catching up). On Saturday night I went to watch the next episode and nothing. I get a message that it is "Mode not supported" on the Samsung (TV used on Friday), nothing on the Sony and on the Sharp "Not Compatible with this signal". All are fairly new TV's. I've tried the turn off and on as suggested earlier in this thread but nothing is working. Anyone have any thoughts. With the messages I'm getting I don't think it's the cable. I thought about resetting to factory setting but hate to have to re-register as I've never done it before. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Update: I reset the Kindle Fire HD 7" to factory settings and still it will not show on any of the 3 tv's listed above. Still getting the same message.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 9:59:42 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:
My focus is narrow, but deep.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 9:56:29 AM PST
I was hoping you would see Rhonda's post. :)

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.

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 9:16:25 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 .

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/

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 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 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.

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?

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 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 8:05:32 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.)

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.

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.
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