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Will the Kindle HDX have HDMI Out?


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Initial post: Oct 3, 2013 6:30:33 PM PDT
HyperChicken says:
Amazon chat told me it would, but it doesn't list it as a feature on the product description. Does anyone know for sure?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 6:42:36 PM PDT
If you look at the device and the assorted numbered buttons/input/outputs on teh device (down on the page description) you will see that there is no HDMI port on the HDX. It will be capable of a new feature "fling" to send shows/movies from the device to certain capable televisions.

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 8:53:33 PM PDT
Retired EE says:
In fact none of Kindle's offered today offer a HDMI port. That is only available on the first version of the HD.

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 9:25:51 PM PDT
Zachariah says:
Will the new HD offer it? Or will that have fling too? Or will it be like the first gen and no big Tv features?

Z

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 9:37:12 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
So far as I can determine, the new 7" HD won't offer it. I'm not sure about the 8.9" HD (as opposed to the new 8.9 HDX), since there doesn't appear to be much (if anything) changed from the 2012 version. And the 2012 version, did have HDMI out.

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 9:46:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2013 9:46:38 PM PDT
In addition to SecondScreen, the new HDX Kindle Fires also support Miracast to "mirror" whats on your Fire's screen. If you do not have a Miracast enabled TV or DVD player, you can use a Miracast adapter or dongle.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 9:57:51 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
I'm not quite sure why people are so adverse to using a Miracast dongle? I'm figuring on getting one, for when I travel. At home, I have a Roku box, so stream Prime, Netflix, HBOGo directly.

But so far as I've determined, Miracast dongles are available for $50 or thereabouts. Does anyone know why such a reasonably priced accessory won't work well?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 10:00:40 PM PDT
I bought one for $25 from eBay. If it works well with my Fire HDX (when I receive it), I'll post back and advertise which one I bought. I have a feeling most folks don't want to pay too much to use a feature that previously only cost them the amount of a cable. Also, it seems many non-techie folks are adverse to or intimidated by too much "wireless" stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 10:02:28 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
Thanks, please do let us know!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 10:04:26 PM PDT
Will do :) I am anticipating a lot of folks who would much rather have the HDMI out back, so I want to find a cheap and easy solution.

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 3:25:11 AM PDT
Cheryl Jones says:
I just read an article that says Amazon is planning a set top box. The reason I am not happy about miracast is because the reviews are all bad. Sometimes nothing beats an 8.00 cable. Here is link to article
http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/03/kindle-tv-an-amazon-set-top-box-may-debut-in-time-for-the-holidays/

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 8:22:59 AM PDT
scoutyjones says:
LOL...just purchase a $60-$100 device to make your HDX work on your tv, and any other place you want to hook your tablet up to...what is so hard to understand about not keeping a mass accepted HDMI output? It's Amazon, they make their money selling you stuff

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2013 3:35:09 PM PDT
HyperChicken says:
Thanks, I guess I was hopeful. Is Fling something that is in use today? It seems to me that most wireless streaming to TVs doesn't work very well.

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 3:59:57 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 9, 2014 6:15:18 AM PST
HyperChicken says:
I see Amazon deleted the angry rant of another customer, but I do agree with him that the kindle just needs an HDMI output. I love my Kindle HDX, but no decent output option is a major flaw.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2014 6:24:36 AM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
HyperChicken, Amazon does delete posts sometimes, but not just for being angry (believe me, you'll find plenty of angry...or at least, anti-Amazon posts on these threads). :) It's when they violate the guidelines: there's a link for them in the bottom of the posting box.

I find the Push2TV from Netgear works well for me, although I liked the convenience of having the HDMI out (that was particularly useful for a micro-projector I have). There is one interesting advantage to the Miracast methodology, though.

You might be aware that some apps (like Xfinity, last time I checked) will detect the presence of an HDMI cable and prevent playback. That doesn't happen when you are mirroring: I can watch Xfinity app content on my TV (through the Push2TV), when I couldn't do that with an HDMI cable.
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