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Does Kindle Fire have HDMI port

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Initial post: Nov 6, 2011 5:51:45 AM PST
Customized says:
With being able to view movies from the cloud, it's only logical to have a HDMI port to watch on your TV!!

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 5:54:48 AM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
It sounds like you read the product page and specifications and answered your own question.

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 6:30:21 AM PST
I like the filtered water option.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 6:32:52 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 6, 2011 7:17:35 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Because there's no other way to do that without spending $200 on a portable device that needs ait battery charged every 8 hours.

Oh. Wait. Roku.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 11:02:14 AM PST
Jay says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 11:58:57 AM PST
I know a lot of the questions seem pretty lame, but I have a daily reminder, my BF, that many people are not only not technolocially savvy, but some are nearly anti-techno...don't care, don't wanna, don't show me, not interested. Hard to live with that, but then again, I care not for WSOP. God gave me patience, and I have to use it every day.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 3:58:19 PM PST
Amazon seems to be positioning the Amazon Cloud as the hub for digital content, not the Fire or any other hardware device. This enables them to keep the Fire simple and inexpensive.

With this approach, it would be more logical to connect your TV directly to the internet to watch your Amazon video content, maybe using a Roku as RC suggests, rather than to the Fire.

And they've enabled whispersync for video, so you could start watching streaming video on one device and pick up where you left off on the other. Nice.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 4:56:46 PM PST
To clarify, and you made me remember thinking I had read it awhile back, even if you don't have wifi for browsing, email, etc, you will have whispersync for movies? I've been reading this forum for two months solid, and the real info is getting a little mixed up with some of the more humorous posts, and, well, the less humorous too.

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 5:10:17 PM PST
C. S. Jones says:
On a Fire wifi is the only wireless method of accessing the internet. Whispernet is the Amazon name for their software system that administers the data on the Amazon servers and the remote devices and apps. It functions over either wifi or 3G networks or in a very limited fashion the manual USB method.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 5:12:57 PM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
You're confusing whispersync and whispernet.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 5:39:09 PM PST
Yes, Amazon has whispersync to movies. From the product page, "On Kindle Fire, Whispersync extends to video. Start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire, then pick up right where you left off on your TV - avoid the frustration of having to find your spot."

You would need a wireless connection for this to work (wifi, in this case), just like whispersync for Kindle.

I was watching the Amazon Kindle press conference on YouTube recently, and Jeff Bezos mentioned this during his presentation (at about 32:30-33:30 in the video).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 5:44:56 PM PST
Forgive me...but I am still a little confused. I have a second generation Kindle that only connects to d/l books from amazon with the Whyspernet, not wifi. I have wifi for all my phones and computers, so that's not a problem. Its my understanding the Fire is 100% wifi, except for this little fuzzy memory of it using whyspernet to stream movies if wifi is not available. Is that wrong? Until it came up again here in the forums, I wasn't going to be won't bother me...but now I can't help but wonder again....sigh....if these things would arrive into our hot little hands, we won't have all these stupid questions....I am so ready....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 5:48:21 PM PST
 nospin  says:
Whispersync - watch on your little screen in the kitchen and then pick up where you were in that movie when you turn on your roku in the living room.

At least that is how I understand it.

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 5:48:56 PM PST
C. S. Jones says:
At noted above whispernet is a software system, not a network. If there is no wifi available the Fire has no access to the internet in any manner.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 5:55:18 PM PST
Hmmm....the whispernet did not work in my home until after I told amazon where I was...they indicated on the Kindle page that would be the usual procedure. I used it for over a month connecting it to my computer with cords to transfer books. I took it out with me a few times and was excited to see it connect, and this was a while back, and few wi fi anywhere, just sitting in the park, I think. I was of the understanding the whispernet was an A,T &T tower thing. Needless to say I was woohoo excited the first time it connected when I was laying in bed, so I do know the difference between using wi fi and whispernet.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 7:58:42 AM PST
Jayne, you're confusing 3G with whispernet. Your Kindle is either a WiFi model which means you have to be connected to WiFi to download books or a 3G/WiFi model which can connect via either WiFi or 3G. 3G uses At&T cell phone towers. WiFi uses a wireless internet network. Based on the model you state that you own (2nd edition Kindle), I'm guessing that you have a WiFi model and that it is now connected to your home WiFi network. Amazon tech support most likely showed you how to scan for your WiFi network.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 9:21:29 AM PST
No. There is no K2 that can connect via wi-fi. The first Kindles to have wi-fi were the K3s.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 9:45:52 AM PST
Hannah, slight correction. K2 came in two versions. K2US that used Sprint for wireless and K2Free3G or International which used AT&T for wireless. No Wi-fi model

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 9:28:03 AM PST
what a rudie you are. i just read the whole amazon page on it and didn't see any mention of hdmi output on there. amazon has a tendency to not talk too much about something they don't offer, so it's a fair question to ask of others, like yourself, who seem to have all the answers ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 9:39:35 AM PST
Mitch Conner says:
feel better?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 11:17:40 AM PST
DWT, how about replying to a post so we know who you are referencing. The purpose of referencing what a device actually offers is so you know what it doesn't offer. Since HDMI is not mentioned as a port it is obvious to most people that it means it is not included. Look at the Toshiba Tablet. It also mentions each port that is included and not what is not included.

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 11:24:01 AM PST
What company does talk much about what they don't offer?

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 12:13:44 AM PST
Wander'n says:
Cat-6 cabling...this is the future. Even though it's been around since Jesus was a baby. Yep going into the future with tech from the past. Yes, a one cable does everything solution...power,audio,video ect. Instead of me rambling on just check out a couple sites that I believe will inform and entertain as well. One more thing. My Uncle John would reminde me when I was being my hard headed usual self..."A man (person) convinced against his (their) will is of the same opinion still". My hard headed adjustment..."A person convinced against their will is of the same opinion still."original quote by
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2011 5:48:24 PM PST
keep it real says:
You dont have to be such a SMART ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really do you think this makes you look cool?? Or are all the kiddies on the playground making you sad so this is the only way to make yourself feel better??
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