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Initial post: Oct 24, 2012 2:22:50 PM PDT
Consumer says:
I just bought an HDMI cable (Mediabridge), to hook my Kindle to my TV. I have an older TV, but a more recent DVD burner. I was hoping it would hook into the burner, but no such luck ... no port.

Any ideas on how to connect to this kind of set up? Is there an accessory or adapter that might help?

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 2:25:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 24, 2012 2:26:15 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Yes there are adapter to go from HDMI to older connections, just to a search in the Amazon store and you will find them.

Don't know what you need for your TV you did not say but here is a example:

eForCity TOTHH3RCA3F1 3-Feet HDMI to 3 RCA Cable

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 2:34:31 PM PDT
LynnL says:
The Fire has micro HDMI, doesn't it? A full sized HDMI cable wouldn't work.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 2:36:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 24, 2012 2:37:24 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Yes you need a Micro HDMI to HDMI for newer TVs. Then if you have a older TV you will need a converter to go from HDMI to whatever connection type the TV has.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 5:39:27 PM PDT
Consumer says:
Amazon just delivered this cable:
Mediabridge FLEX Series Micro-HDMI to HDMI Cable (6 Feet) - High-Speed Supports Ethernet, 3D and Audio Return [Newest Standard]

and I just ordered this converter:
ViewHD Universal HDMI to Composite / AV Video Converter, Support PAL / NTSC Standard TVs

Hope this will do the trick.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 6:43:16 PM PST
Can Kindle Fire (Not Kindle Fire HD) be connected to TV using micro-HDMI cable?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 6:48:03 PM PST
dfn.ninja says:
No.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 6:48:25 PM PST
No. The regular Fire does not have an HDMI port. Only a micro USB port.

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 5:56:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jul 14, 2014 12:47:49 PM PDT
The Grinch says:
My Kindle Fire HD has a HDMI port and I can hook it up to my HD TV and watch streaming or download videos on the TV from the Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2014 6:05:00 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 28, 2014 6:05:26 AM PST
No, you can't do that.

This thread is old, some of the information won't pertain to your Fire.

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 6:08:34 AM PST
No. The 7" only has the USB post for charging and computer connection. The 8.9" has an HDMI port, but it is only for output. You'd need to look into a WiFi adapter for your DRV box, check with your provider.

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 3:27:18 PM PDT
I have my Kindle HDX tethered to my older TV (but it does have an HDMI port), via the appropriate cable. However, the TV simply does not display what my Kindle screen shows. I tried this on my new smart TV, and have the same issue.

I'm 99.998% certain I have both TV's set-up correctly (because the DVD players work fine in these TV HDMI ports), so the common denominator appears to possibly be a setting on my Kindle?

Please HELP! I have a few movies and lots of pictures on my Kindle that we'd like to view on the large screen TV's!

Thanks,
Hoosier Dude

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 3:34:38 PM PDT
Consumer says:
I have the second generation Fire (HD) and an older TV with no port. We successfully used ours by hooking the Kindle to either the VCR or the DVD player. You might try this?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2014 4:09:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 29, 2014 4:10:43 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
B&L, if you actually do have a Kindle Fire HDX model, you can't connect it to a TV with a cable. The Kindle Fire HDX models don't have that capability. The only Kindle Fire that can be connected to a TV with a cable is the first generation (2012) Kindle Fire HD model. The Kindle Fire HDX can connect wirelessly to miracast enabled TVs or adapters.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2014 4:10:10 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Consumer, the 2nd generation Kindle Fire HD can not connect to a TV with a cable, you must have the 1st generation Kindle Fire HD.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2014 4:24:40 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
"I have my Kindle HDX tethered to my older TV (but it does have an HDMI port), via the appropriate cable."

HDXs have only only one port, a USB port that cannot transmit a vie signal of any kind. So, no, you don't.

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 5:08:00 PM PDT
Soulrider says:
There seems to be a lot of confusion on this thread.

If you have a Kindle Fire HD that has two ports on the bottom (when in landscape mode with the camera a the top), the one port is a micro-USB port which is only good for data transfer and charging. The port next to it is a micro-HDMI port which is only used as an output for audio and video (sending to a TV via a cable). You can use a micro-HDMI to HDMI cable. If you have the current Kindle Fire HD 7" that came out toward the end of 2013 with the HDX models that has only ONE port on the bottom (when in landscape mode and NO camera) you only have a micro-USB port ONLY and can NOT connect your device to a TV, period. The micro-USB port you have is the same as the other models in that it is for data transfer and charging ONLY. There is no video or audio signal coming out of this port. It doesn't matter what cable you use, it won't work.

If you have the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (still being sold)...NOT THE 8.9" HDX... you also have two ports, one of which is the micro-USB for charging and data transfer and you also have a micro-HDMI port which CAN be used for sending audio and video to a TV with the proper cable.

If you have one of the newer HDX model you can NOT transfer video and audio to a TV by using a cable, ANY cable, as the only port you have is a micro-USB port which again is for data transfer and charging NOT video or audio, period. They removed the micro-HDMI port from the HDX models. With the HDX models you CAN transfer audio and video to certain current "Smart" TVs (Amazon lists Samsung Smart TVs) using a wireless transfer system called Second Screen (Amazon's term) which allows you to "fling" certain movies you are watching on your device to the TV. You can also "mirror" whatever is on your device's screen using Miracast which is also a wireless transfer function built into the HDX models and some newer Smart TVs (again Amazon lists current Samsung Smart TVs as having this ability). You can NOT transfer audio and video to any TV with an HDX device using any cable, period, only by the built in wireless technology. The Miracast or "Screen Mirroring" feature on HDX models can also be used on TVs that do NOT have the micracast or screen mirroring feature built in by using a wireless HDMI adapter such as the "Netgear Push2TV Wireless Display HDMI Adapter with Miracast". Here is a link to this device on Amazon:
NETGEAR Push2TV Wireless Display HDMI Adapter with Miracast (PTV3000) Certified for use with Kindle Fire HDX

I hope this helps clear up some of the confusion with the different models.

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 8:27:38 PM PDT
Consumer says:
Thank you, Soulrider. When I said I have the "second generation Fire," I meant the HD. There was a Fire, then a Fire HD, then the newest Fire HDX. The Fire HD does have 2 ports, and it can hook to a TV. I had limited success with this, as a converter was required for my older TV. It worked for a couple months, then seemed to fail. Even when it worked, the movie often stopped and started.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2014 9:27:59 PM PDT
I'd like to give that a try. Now my challenge will be figuring out the cabling. The DVD player (which is brand new) only has the one "IN" HDMI PORT. Everything else is the RGB type.

I'll Google and see if I can find the correct cables.

Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2014 9:46:15 PM PDT
Ok, thanks SOULRIDER! I just now saw your post explaining things.

So, to summarize, I should be able to wireless mirror between my HDX and our newest smart TV? But the older TV is a "no-go" unless I get the Netgear Push2TV HDMI adapter. My Kindle Fire HDX simply will NOT tether with any cables for video transmission...ONLY via wireless. Is this correct?

Thanks sooo much for the netgear link!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2014 7:20:25 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Consumer, there are actually two versions of the Kindle Fire HD. The 2012 (1st generation) Kindle Fire HD has a micro-HDMI port. The 2013 (2nd generation) Kindle Fire HD does not have an HDMI port. If you have an HDMI port on your Kindle Fire HD, you have the first generation model Kindle Fire HD.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2014 2:37:06 AM PDT
Soulrider says:
B & L Pinnick, You're welcome. It depends on your new Smart TV. If it has the feature that allows "Miracast" or "screen mirroring" then yes, you should be able to mirror what is on the HDX on to your TV. I don't know if all brands of new Smart TVs have this feature. I have a new Samsung UN40F6400 40" Smart TV (2013) and it is able to do both the Second Screen (Amazon's term) where you can "fling..again Amazon's term) a movie over to the TV from the HDX and also the Miracast or Screen Mirroring function where virtually anything on your HDX's screen will show up on your TV. I think Screen Mirroring is also referred to as "All Share Cast" on the Samsung TVs but it also does use the Screen Mirroring term as well.

I don't know about your older TV since I don't know what it is or what functions it has. I'm guessing it's an older TV that isn't a "Smart" TV. If so, then no, I would assume you wouldn't be able to do Mirroring without a separate device like the Netgear Push2TV adapter.

Yes, that is correct. The HDX (7" or 8.9") will NOT connect to any TV, Smart or otherwise, by any type of cable to send a video signal. There is no video out port of any kind on the HDX model. As I mentioned before, the HDX models have a micro-USB port but that is ONLY for data transfer and charging, not sending any kind of video signal. It doesn't matter what cable you get, it won't work for sending video from the HDX. Your ONLY option for sending a video signal from the HDX to another device (like a TV) is by using the wireless technology built into the HDX. Amazon made the choice when they designed the HDX to remove the micro-HDMI port allowing people to send a video signal to a TV in favor of the wireless Second Screen and Miracast (Screen Mirroring) features they put into the new HDX.

I hope this helps clarify things. If you have any other questions I'll try to answer them if I can.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2014 3:12:34 AM PDT
Soulrider says:
Consumer, actually, there is more than one version or generation of Fire HD itself. There is an older version of the Fire HD that does have two ports on the bottom (when in landscape mode with the camera at the top) one of which is a micro-HDMI port and the other a micro-USB port. It sounds like that is the version you have/had. On that older version/generation the micro-HDMI port can, yes, be hooked to a TV as I explained in my earlier post. As I also explained in my previous post, there is a newer version/generation of the Fire HD which came out at the same time as the HDX models where there is only ONE port. This is a micro-USB port which can only do file transfer and charging, but can not transfer a video signal no matter what cable you use. They also removed the camera and microphone in addition to the micro-HDMI port on this newer version/generation of the Fire HD.

Personally, I think Amazon should have come out with a new model name for the new redesigned Fire HD device rather than calling it the Fire HD. I think it creates to much confusion with the previous version(s) of the HD. I've read many complaints where people didn't read the product page carefully enough and didn't realize the new "HD" no longer had a camera, microphone or a micro-HDMI port so it could no longer send video to a TV with or without a cable or do things like Skype. I realize Amazon probably wanted to create an entry level HD that was considerably cheaper so they removed some features but I still think it should have been renamed. Just my opinion.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2014 10:53:20 AM PDT
tammy tucker says:
No, I know it's been a while since u posted this BUT the kindle fire has a micro USB......NOT MICRO HDMI

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2014 12:43:54 PM PDT
The Grinch says:
I was referring to the Kindle Fire HD. Sorry for the confusion.
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