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Old 01-09-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Is it possible to have a game in HD

I don't think so since the fire's screen is not HD it can't show anything in HD only your living room TV can do that. So I do not think that one can have a fire game in HD.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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I agree. It's confusing why they are offered in HD. I have heard some people say they look better though.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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I agree. It's confusing why they are offered in HD. I have heard some people say they look better though.
Because other tablets support HD.
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HD always has been more of a buzz word than a hard technical term. HD in apps generally mean it up scales better than some made for phone apps and supports less blur when you zoom in on certain sections (this is more of a software fix obviously). The kindle fire does have a Pixel per inch of 169 I believe...its not astonishing but its not horrible...

HD is used all over the place for a variety of different actual viewing experiences....notice on many download sites the "HD" video varies a lot
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment....7&d=1201708357
1024x600 on the fire.

I think HD is just an app buzz word for "made for a screen larger than your average phone". The Apple app store does the same thing even though the Ipad isn't true HD as we think of it in T.V. terms...it means the same thing there.

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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Because other tablets support HD.
I just meant the HD ones that say kindle fire edition. I think it's misleading because some people will think it's better in some way, or that the fire is HD when it's not.

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HD always has been more of a buzz word than a hard technical term. HD in apps generally mean it up scales better than some made for phone apps and supports less blur when you zoom in on certain sections (this is more of a software fix obviously). The kindle fire does have a Pixel per inch of 169 I believe...its not astonishing but its not horrible...

HD is used all over the place for a variety of different actual viewing experiences....notice on many download sites the "HD" video varies a lot
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment....7&d=1201708357
1024x600 on the fire.

I think HD is just an app buzz word for "made for a screen larger than your average phone". The Apple app store does the same thing even though the Ipad isn't true HD as we think of it in T.V. terms...it means the same thing there.
I think that's exactly it. I can understand that they want to show that there is a difference, even though it's not entirely accurate to say HD. I did some comparing last night and I do notice some small differences, but overall I don't think it's worth it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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ipads have been using the HD moniker since launch and they are only 1024x768
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ipads have been using the HD moniker since launch and they are only 1024x768
But you can output 720p HD video to an external device (using a video cable), as you can with iPhones and many Android phones as well. So that claim is not spurious.

But Fire has no video output (nor does Nook Tablet).
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But you can output 720p HD video to an external device (using a video cable), as you can with iPhones and many Android phones as well. So that claim is not spurious.

But Fire has no video output (nor does Nook Tablet).
You know thats a good point !
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HD means that you can put 1200 KB of data on your floppy disk.

No, wait, that was some time ago.

Nowadays, there are two HD norms with resolutions of 1280 × 720 pixels (HD 720) and 1920 × 1080 pixsle (FullHD).

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