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Old 11-22-2011, 11:12 AM   #91
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Will tell her to try again. It was late last night when she tried.

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Yep, what Scion and Jack said. Sounds like possible wifi issues and while I've had no problems at all (in fact I just ordered 3 more Fires for presents!) I did read a rumor that some people were having wifi issues.

If you call customer service, I'm sure they'll take care of you.

Please do let us know what happens.
TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED TO MY POST and to those who are participating and trying to help the rest of us.

I did the factory reset and things are working much better now. I've moved away from the "this is going back" mindset and am inclined to keep it.

I was able to get the PDF email attachment to come through and download, and was pleasantly surprised that the Fire gave me the option to open it for a Kindle view instead of PDF. Neat.

Again, thanks for all the help.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:35 PM   #93
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TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED TO MY POST and to those who are participating and trying to help the rest of us.

I did the factory reset and things are working much better now. I've moved away from the "this is going back" mindset and am inclined to keep it.

I was able to get the PDF email attachment to come through and download, and was pleasantly surprised that the Fire gave me the option to open it for a Kindle view instead of PDF. Neat.

Again, thanks for all the help.
Woo Hoo! Glad it worked out. We've all experienced frustration.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:04 PM   #94
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One of the magazines I'm getting through the NOOK app has been formatted for the Fire. I tried it a few days ago and it was the basic RSS feed for the eInk Kindle. So it looks like they are planning to convert everything over from basic RSS feed layout to true magazine experience.
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I downloaded my first movie rental last night. Decided to test it after reading complaints on Amazon.com that offline viewing isn't working. It does work.

Movie (Batman Begins) took 1.5 hours to download (2.5 hours runtime). You need to exit from the screen that you began downloading on. Go back into your video library (on device) and you'll see a green check mark next to the download symbol. Tap on the movie icon and it will begin to play offline. I confirmed WiFi was disconnected.

What probably happened is folks are still on the same screen they began downloading on. If you press Watch Now (when disconnected from WiFi) it will not work. That's for streaming while you are downloading.
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I like my Fire more every day (and that's saying a lot since I've loved it from the beginning). It does everything I need and is the perfect size for me to take with me on the go. I haven't had any problems with not being around WIFI when I'm away from the house, but if it does become an issue, I think I'll just get a personal hotspot from one of the phone companies. It will still be cheaper than getting an IPad that does more stuff than I will ever need.

I appreciate reading all the positive posts and tips from other users.

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Old 11-23-2011, 04:59 PM   #97
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I downloaded my first movie rental last night. Decided to test it after reading complaints on Amazon.com that offline viewing isn't working. It does work.

Movie (Batman Begins) took 1.5 hours to download (2.5 hours runtime). You need to exit from the screen that you began downloading on. Go back into your video library (on device) and you'll see a green check mark next to the download symbol. Tap on the movie icon and it will begin to play offline. I confirmed WiFi was disconnected.

What probably happened is folks are still on the same screen they began downloading on. If you press Watch Now (when disconnected from WiFi) it will not work. That's for streaming while you are downloading.
Haven't tried downloading movies yet.
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Well I bought the 7" SGT when the price lowered and have been enjoying it for about a year now. I can use the nook app, kobo app, netflix (which I just recently downloaded), play some games and web browse pretty good (depending how good the wi-fi is in a particular location).

No probably downloading from the amazon app store as well. I wouldn't mind a reasonably priced new toy and I'm enjoying reading through this thread. I don't think the Nook tablet will keep me happy as it is too restrictive and I'm not a rooter type.

What do you think about getting this after reading what I can go with the SGT?

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What do you think about getting this after reading what I can go with the SGT?
A few of us had a Honeycomb tablet prior to getting the Fire. We see the Fire as a complement, not necessarily a replacement.

Given your SGT is 7" would you be looking to replace it with the Fire? You wouldn't have access to some of the stock Google apps. Would that be a problem?
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A few of us had a Honeycomb tablet prior to getting the Fire. We see the Fire as a complement, not necessarily a replacement.

Given your SGT is 7" would you be looking to replace it with the Fire? You wouldn't have access to some of the stock Google apps. Would that be a problem?
I don't think so about the google apps as I pretty much outlined what I've been using the SGT for. If that is all I'd be missing than it may eventually replace the SGT.

I've been messing with it in BB but it isn't fully accessible, the demo mode is enabled. I can play the available music, movies/video, browse the available books and magazines, etc. Pretty much liking what I'm seeing and hearing.

I REALLY like the screen picture quality the Fire is showing. The SGT just doesn't seem to stand out as much when I utilize it. Maybe I need to do some adjustments on the SGT so I'll look into that.

I had the NC for awhile but I returned it within the BB return ploicy period. I feel I would do the same with the NT if I bought it. The Fire is cheaper anyway and I wouldn't root.

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I don't think so about the google apps as I pretty much outlined what I've been using the SGT for. If that is all I'd be missing than it may eventually replace the SGT.

I've been messing with it in BB but it isn't fully accessible, the demo mode is enabled. I can play the available music, movies/video, browse the available books and magazines, etc. Pretty much liking what I'm seeing and hearing.

I REALLY like the screen picture quality the Fire is showing. The SGT just doesn't seem to stand out as much when I utilize it. Maybe I need to do some adjustments on the SGT so I'll look into that.

I had the NC for awhile but I returned it within the BB return ploicy period. I feel I would do the same with the NT if I bought it. The Fire is cheaper anyway and I wouldn't root.
I would order it from Amazon. If you decide to return it, there's no restocking fee. Use it for a couple of weeks and see if it would replace your SGT. Sideload the apps you currently use day-to-day and evaluate its usefulness.
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I would order it from Amazon. If you decide to return it, there's no restocking fee. Use it for a couple of weeks and see if it would replace your SGT. Sideload the apps you currently use day-to-day and evaluate its usefulness.
If I buy it from BB, I have till January 24th to return it with no restocking fee. That is what I did with the NC, bought it there which is only a stone's throw from my house, tried it for a month and decided it wasn't right for me. It gave me no problems and I felt bad returning it but they want HAPPY customers so their return policy is fairly liberal.

My happy mode with the SGT is 8.0 by the way.
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If I buy it from BB, I have till January 24th to return it with no restocking fee. That is what I did with the NC, bought it there which is only a stone's throw from my house, tried it for a month and decided it wasn't right for me. It gave me no problems and I felt bad returning it but they want HAPPY customers so their return policy is fairly liberal.

My happy mode with the SGT is 8.0 by the way.
OK I can't see your happy mode being any less than that with the Fire. You seem to have your expectations in check.
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I downloaded my first movie rental last night. Decided to test it after reading complaints on Amazon.com that offline viewing isn't working. It does work.

Movie (Batman Begins) took 1.5 hours to download (2.5 hours runtime). You need to exit from the screen that you began downloading on. Go back into your video library (on device) and you'll see a green check mark next to the download symbol. Tap on the movie icon and it will begin to play offline. I confirmed WiFi was disconnected.

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Thanks! I haven't tried that yet, but I did try streaming a movie from my Amazon video library -- "Twister" with Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton -- and it worked great. In fact, I only intended it as a test and liked it so much I wound up watching the whole movie again
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I'm hooked on Firefly.

May have a Thanksgiving Day FireFly marathon.

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