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A review from a non-techie,
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This review is from: Amazon Fire TV (Electronics)
I'm your typical middle-aged woman - I don't game, and I'm not super tech-savvy by any means....so take this review for what it is. The Fire TV was easy to install and I'm loving all the features, free movies, music and simple interface - this thing even has a screen saver that comes on when you're listening to music! We've always just had our Comcast cable service without DVR and occasionally used Comcast OnDemand to watch/rent movies - but I'll never watch from Comcast again. The voice recognition software is amazing and brought me to exactly what I was looking for every single time I searched. It's just so easy to find what you're looking for (unlike Comcast), and since I'm an Amazon Prime member most of what I want to view is free - oh and for the new release movies the cost to "rent" from Amazon is on average cheaper than Comcast OnDemand by a ~$1 or more. So happy with this purchase!
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Initial post: Apr 13, 2014 5:05:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 13, 2014 5:06:58 PM PDT
Thank you for posting a non-techie review. In every day language you stated exactly what I needed to know! I don't think I could have read one more of those mile long reviews.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2014 6:14:07 AM PDT
You're very welcome, Alexandra! :)
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2014 10:13:41 AM PDT
km in tx says:
Im right there with you! All that talk is confusing! I'm not tech savvy either, I just want a layman's terms summary! haha, thank you Mandy for providing this to us!
Posted on Apr 16, 2014 2:28:23 PM PDT
I would like to know; does it have a headphone plug either on the remote or on the receiver?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 3:36:00 PM PDT
M. Turner says:
I don't have this product but while reading other reviews they said that it does not have a headphone plug.
Posted on Apr 16, 2014 5:13:02 PM PDT
Thank you so much for your easy to read review! I have Comcast with the DVR box - can I still use Amazon Fire TV? Can I use the DVR if the Fire TV is hooked up?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 7:17:21 PM PDT
Hi Dee, sorry I don't have DVR and can't answer that question
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 7:17:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 16, 2014 7:20:00 PM PDT
Pikaru, there is no headphone plug on either the box or remote.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2014 1:30:55 AM PDT
Eric Westrope says:
Hi Dee. You can use the Fire TV if you have a DVR box from your cable provider. The Fire TV just plugs directly in to the TV using an open HDMI port on your HDTV. When you want to use the Fire TV you just switch to the HDMI input where the Fire TV is plugged in, and then switch back to the input where your cable/dvr box is located when done. Since they are separate devices on separate HDMI ports they will not interfere with each other.