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fire hd 16gb vs 32gb

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Initial post: Jun 7, 2013 3:28:21 PM PDT
M. E. Trauth says:
Search isn't working for me, so I am sorry if this has been asked (as I am sure it has been).

I'm trying to decide between the 16G and 32G versions of the HD 7". I have a 1st gen Fire right now. I am constantly having to shuffle apps on and off my Kindle due to the apps memory limitation on the 1st gen, but I understand that the memory allocation has changed and I can use as much of the available memory in the HD as I'd like for apps.

That said - what I want to use the HD for:

Apps - Ideally, I'd like to have most of my apps available at all times
Music - I have an iPod I keep a lot of music on; not so much on my 1st gen right now because of memory, so this one isn't as important
Work Documents and Notes, including multiple PDFs, power point presentations, Docs and spreadsheets
Books - I need to have a lot of my books available offline
Video - I'm not sure how many movies or TV shows I'd really want downloaded at one time, but it would be nice to have more than I can have now.

Anyway - given what I'd use the HD for, would you recommend I get the 16GB or 32GB? Basically, is the extra $30 worth it even if I would not necessarily need it right now (technology changes so fast...)?


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 3:35:34 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I always recommend getting the largest storage you can afford. You will never be sorry for having too much room.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 3:57:06 PM PDT
M. E. Trauth says:
Thanks Jeff - I guess that's good advice - I'm not sure why I'm worried about it.

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 4:09:45 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
Keep in mind that the very basis of HD is that the video files are more MB than the SD video files. I had my OF stuffed shut with app data files and music. I got a Wi-Drive to offload most of the music, but the 8GB was still not enough. I got the biggest HD with the most's half full.

As my pappy said, you can't go wrong buying too gooda' tools.

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 4:14:19 PM PDT
Can and if so, how do I get the reading feature on books on my Kindle Fire HD and/or my Kindle Fire second generation?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 4:19:18 PM PDT
Marilyn - Do you mean Text-to-speech? Or Immersion reading? Text-to-speech reads the book to you in a computerized voice, and is included with the Kindle book if the book has it enabled. Immersion reading is when you purchase the Kindle Book and the Audible Audiobook which are "whispersync for voice" compatible, and the audiobook will sync up with the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 4:21:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 7, 2013 4:22:27 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
I'm not sure what you consider 'the reading feature' but if you mean text-to-speech, open a book and touch the center of the screen. In the upper left, there is a menu box marked Aa Settings. Touch that and then 'More Options' to turn on TTS. Once you have done that, there should be a > beside the progress bar at the bottom of the screen whenever you touch the center of the screen to access menus. Touch the arrow. If the book doesn't start talking, check to make sure volume is turned on.

ET fix directional directions

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 5:22:04 PM PDT
B. Marks says:
if the only thing you plan to do on the Fire is play a few games and read some books it doesn't really matter which storage size you get. If you want to keep videos on board, get the 36 gig for sure. You'll soon run out of space with the 16 gig.

Keep in mind that 16 gig gives you about 12 gig storage because Android uses the rest. When you get the 32 gig you're getting about 28 gig, 2.4 times as much storage.


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 5:46:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 7, 2013 5:48:09 PM PDT
Carbonbased: Sorry, I missed your post or I would not have repeated the question. Anyway, I now have it set up.
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