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Old 04-23-14, 11:20 AM
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Very cool, I have been wanting to watch/rewatch a few of those
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Old 04-23-14, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolf359 View Post
Big news for Prime members. Starting May 21 HBO will release their catalog titles for members. Articles states pretty much everything older than three years will be available.

http://gizmodo.com/hbo-is-bringing-a...1566504724/all
Yep, this is great news for everybody, as Amazon Prime is available on the Roku, the XBox and other set tops...so you don't even have to own their new FireTV to take advantage.
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Old 05-04-14, 10:36 AM
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Can anyone comment on the brightness of the Fire's Amazon Instant streaming? I've noticed using the Instant Video app on the PS3 the picture is noticeably darker than say watching the same video on my Kindle Fire. Thanks.
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Old 05-04-14, 09:55 PM
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I have a feeling it's just a matter of time until Vudu gets on Fire TV.
Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen. Amazon has made it fairly clear they prefer Apple's idea of a closed digital ecosystem, eschewing UltraViolet.
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Old 05-05-14, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Rex Power Colt-Robot Man View Post
Can anyone comment on the brightness of the Fire's Amazon Instant streaming? I've noticed using the Instant Video app on the PS3 the picture is noticeably darker than say watching the same video on my Kindle Fire. Thanks.
I don't use my PS3 any more (it's been replaced with an XBox One), but I haven't noticed any obvious difference between the brightness of my Amazon Fire or Roku when using the Amazon app. Does the PS3 stream full 1080p or does it scale back to 720p or even SD if it can't get a good speed/connection? That might explain it.
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Old 05-05-14, 07:53 AM
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Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen. Amazon has made it fairly clear they prefer Apple's idea of a closed digital ecosystem, eschewing UltraViolet.
You're right, and I also don't see Vudu ever making an appearance on Fire TV for the same reason.
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I don't use my PS3 any more (it's been replaced with an XBox One), but I haven't noticed any obvious difference between the brightness of my Amazon Fire or Roku when using the Amazon app. Does the PS3 stream full 1080p or does it scale back to 720p or even SD if it can't get a good speed/connection? That might explain it.
The connection seems fine. The version I bought is just the SD quality. Wouldnt think something like resolution would have an effect on brightness. I havent noticed it on my HD purchases now that you mention it. MORE INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED!
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Old 05-05-14, 01:16 PM
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The original PS3 units had very poor wi-fi chipsets, if that makes any difference.
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Old 05-05-14, 01:21 PM
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If given the chance (ie: mixed mode) the PS3 wi-fi chips defaulted to Wireless B. Not sure why.
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Quick question : Can I buy one of these things, give it to my dad for Father's Day and have him watch streaming things off my Prime account? Can I let him do all that without allowing him to actually accidentally buy things off my Amazon account?
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Quick question : Can I buy one of these things, give it to my dad for Father's Day and have him watch streaming things off my Prime account? Can I let him do all that without allowing him to actually accidentally buy things off my Amazon account?
Amazon allows one to force a PIN to be entered every time you purchase a video. Don't tell your Dad the PIN. Happy Father's Day, Dad, I don't trust you with my account.
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Old 05-22-14, 11:39 AM
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Ive been running XBMC on my firetv for the last couple weeks and its been working fine. i use a Flirc so i can use my logitech remote to control it
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Old 05-24-14, 09:58 PM
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http://www.businessinsider.com/amazo...e-trial-2014-5

Amazon is offering a 30 day trial of Fire TV for Amazon Prime members. It may not be for all members though. Amazon will cover return shipping, so it's worth checking out.
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how is this gadget?

was thinking of getting one for mom for her bedroom since she has nothing in there to stream and she really wants to see some Netflix shows...

can i literally just hook up to an old HDTV via HDMI and i am good to go?
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Old 05-25-14, 03:41 PM
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Does it have WWE Network or MinorLeague Baseball TV(MILBTV)?
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Old 05-25-14, 06:31 PM
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how is this gadget?

was thinking of getting one for mom for her bedroom since she has nothing in there to stream and she really wants to see some Netflix shows...

can i literally just hook up to an old HDTV via HDMI and i am good to go?
Looking for the same. Basically, between this and a Roku, what is more grandma proof?
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Old 05-26-14, 02:16 AM
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Does it have WWE Network or MinorLeague Baseball TV(MILBTV)?
it doesn't even have mlb.tv
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Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
how is this gadget?

was thinking of getting one for mom for her bedroom since she has nothing in there to stream and she really wants to see some Netflix shows...

can i literally just hook up to an old HDTV via HDMI and i am good to go?
anyone?
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Old 05-26-14, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
anyone?
It was answered earlier. Yes, it's pretty much that, adding it to your wifi network too of course.
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Old 05-26-14, 01:07 PM
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It was answered earlier. Yes, it's pretty much that, adding it to your wifi network too of course.
it can be a wireless connection right? thanks again!
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Old 05-27-14, 12:19 PM
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Does it have WWE Network or MinorLeague Baseball TV(MILBTV)?
they're "working on" both. i cant wait for the WWE one (i watch mlb.tv through the PS3 in a different room). You can sideload android apps but the WWE network app, i guess doesnt work right
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If you want a Kindle Fire HDX as well, they are currently bundling a Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire HDX 7" 16GB for $250, so a $50 or so savings.
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Old 05-31-14, 04:41 AM
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Is there anyway of seeing whether a particular show is in stereo or surround? I find it odd that they wouldn't show this info upfront when browsing the titles available for streaming. After all, you can see what's available in SD/ HD but you can't see the audio format?
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Old 06-04-14, 06:02 PM
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Limited-time offer: Buy Amazon Fire TV, get a $15 Amazon Instant Video credit. Limit one per customer.

Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) June 15, 2014. When you purchase an Amazon Fire TV, you will receive a $15 credit towards purchase of eligible Amazon Instant Video titles. When your Amazon Fire TV has shipped, you will receive an email with a promotion code to redeem for your $15 credit.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CX5P8FC/
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Limited-time offer: Buy Amazon Fire TV, get a $15 Amazon Instant Video credit. Limit one per customer.

Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) June 15, 2014. When you purchase an Amazon Fire TV, you will receive a $15 credit towards purchase of eligible Amazon Instant Video titles. When your Amazon Fire TV has shipped, you will receive an email with a promotion code to redeem for your $15 credit.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CX5P8FC/
Make it a year of Prime instead and I'm in.
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