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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:55:05 PM PST
Q says:
Easy. A cheaper baby size compared to most homes! Cheap means one lonely HDMI on mine. And it's enough. I just unplug the DVD player and plug in the Fire when I need to.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:51:48 PM PST
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Q says:
Can't say. I have a smaller 27" HDTV. But setting the HDMI settings at different types (all from the one HDMI port as there's only one) causes the screen to look different is some of them.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:26:10 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 9:21:10 PM PST
Q says:
No, the HDMI-DVD merely has to do with the expected resolution and proportions.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 6:02:35 PM PST
The Blade says:
Yeah, it does. But like I mentioned, it is just anecdotal evidence so I wouldn't bet my paycheck on that being the problem.

I have other non-Sony devices hooked up to my Bravia's HDMI ports (Roku & 2 DTV DVRs) and have no issues with them which makes it all the more confusing.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:50:29 PM PST
thx - I'll look more closely at my set-up.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:38:02 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
That cooberates the Google hits I got when searching for Sony Bravia problems with HDMI.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 5:19:46 PM PST
The Blade says:
We did some experimentation this afternoon. The results are admittedly anecdotal, but interesting nonetheless.

1 7" Fire HD 32GB
1 BlueRigger High Speed Micro HDMI to HDMI cable with Ethernet (6 Feet)
1 Sony Bravia TV w/4 HDMI ports
1 Sony Bravia TV w/3 HDMI ports (my Mom's TV)
1 LG TV w/2 HDMI ports
1 Sharp TV w/2 HDMI ports

We connected the Fire to each TV, to each port. We were able to duplicate the "black screen" effect that Wife had mentioned to me on all ports on both Sony TVs. We were unable to duplicate that effect on any port on the LG or Sharp TV. We didn't have a second cable to try, but since the cable seemed to work just fine with the LG & Sharp, I would doubt that it was a faulty cable.

So, what does that mean? Probably not much in reality as we didn't have much of a sample to work with. But anecdotally, it appears that the problem is with the Sony products rather than the Fire or the cable. I also need to mention that the "black screen" effect was inconsistent on the Sonys. Sometimes we got it and sometimes we did not. But multiple attempts resulted in each port failing on at least one occasion on the Sonys. Never on the LG or Sharp.

Obviously, YMMV. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 3:13:28 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
It potentially could be the cable not having a full pin out or having a broken wire or contact.

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 3:06:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 3:24:16 PM PST
Sony TVs can sometimes be fickle when you're hooking it up to something else that's not a Sony product - it has to do with the software that manages inputs. Sony's notorious for not playing well with others. Do you have another TV you can test it on, a friend's maybe? A store with floor TV models may let you try it out on one of theirs (in the hope they can sell you a new TV...)

If you are having trouble with multiple TVs, it's probably the Kindle's fault. Since obviously other people aren't having this problem, getting a replacement should rectify things. You can contact Kindle Customer Service by using the Help portal on the site here (top-middle "Help" link, then "Contact Us" in the right-hand column).

Edit: Yes, definitely test to make sure it's not a problem with your HDMI cable, too!

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 2:54:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 3:06:46 PM PST
The Blade says:
Works fine with my Sony Bravia.

Edit:
Although it has not happened to me, Wife says that she has had the screen go black when beginning to watch something, but if she unplugs the cable into the Fire and then plugs it back in all works again. Shouldn't have to do that, but if a black screen when beginning a video is what people are encountering, maybe this is a not-so-elegant fix.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:41:15 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
I Googled Sony Bravia HDCP and it seems a lot of people are having difficulties with HDMI and compatibility with HDCP on their Sony's. Most of the answers seem to be "it should work."

Randall, Google you model number and "HDCP compliant" and see what you find.

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:14:06 PM PST
Q says:
Randall,
Why would it be a copyright thing? If the streamed Prime show shows up on your Fire, then it works. Amazon can't tell if it is being channeled via HDMI to your HDTV.

If it streams fine to your Fire, then I would guess some problem in your HDTV settings.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:10:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 2:15:24 PM PST
Q says:
Hi Randall,
I only stream Prime videos on my Fire HD and I've several times connected it to my HD TV via a micro-HDMI cable. I've never once had a problem. So your problem isn't the Prime videos.

On my HD TV, I have several types of HDMI source choices. I set the signal source to HDMI-DVD. I'm not sure what is causing your problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 5:30:11 AM PST
Hi Pete - I have a Sony Bravia HD TV, and it has an HDMI port, so all the hardware says it should work to play the videos - everything else I can see on my Fire shows up on the TV, just not the videos. Must be a copyright thing??
I'll try to contact customer service I guess.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 3:01:19 PM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
For those with the issue, try Iron Man 2...that's one of the ones that worked for me. Please post again to let the forum know if that one worked or not.

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Posted on Nov 4, 2012 2:33:15 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 2:17:00 PM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
Randall, I just checked it with a couple of Prime videos and HDMI to my TV, and they worked.

A couple of possibilities occur to me:

Do have an HD TV? I wonder if the HD videos may not play on a TV that is not HD. Mine is...

The Prime streaming is also going to take more bandwidth...do they play when when you aren't connected to the TV, but in the same place?

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 2:02:34 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
Check the settings on your TV. Might be something for "auto" input.
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