Streaming Movies On Netflix Choppy

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Xbox 360 do you have to download movies from netflix?
    I was just wondering since I wanted to get netflix for the xbox360 soon if you need to have download space for the movie? I heard that you just stream the movies, but I'm not sure. I can't download any movies consider that I have like no space on my xbox 360, so I wanted to find out so I don't waste my money on netflix and I end up somehow not being able to watch movies/tv shows. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No, Netflix does a buffer (playback download) and then plays back from that deleting the buffer as its played, this buffer usually only takes up a couple 50-100 megs and its only temporary, Netflix will playback without buffer but you better have a fast connection or it will be very grainy and choppy.

  2. QUESTION:
    I am having trouble streaming instant movies from netflix?
    I've never had this problem before. I don't use a device or anything, I watch the movies straight off my computer, but for the last couple of days they aren't streaming well. It's really choppy--like it's not streaming fast enough for the movies.

    • ANSWER:
      You should definitely contact Netflix. I've had trouble streaming from my PS3 before, and the next day got an e-mail about getting a percentage off of my bill if I had problems. I bet they would do the same for you if they knew you were having issues.
      Here is their number:
      1-866-716-0414
      For faster service, use this service code: 304 119

  3. QUESTION:
    Why are my netflix instant movies are so choppy looking ?
    I am using the netflix instant movie, and when my movie streams it's so choppy looking. I have high speed internet, I don't know why thats happening. Any suggestion why, and how I can fix it thank you !

    • ANSWER:
      I have been having the same problem lately. I have watched a lot of Netflix instant view and never had this problem.... maybe it's something with netflix?

  4. QUESTION:
    Can you watch movies on a Kindle Fire when you arent connected to internet?
    Im thinking about buying a Kindle Fire. I know you have to be connected to interenet in order to download the movies. But once they are, do you have to remain connected to watch them? Example: I want to be able to let my daughter watch movies or tv shows in the back seat while Im driving.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Caitlin, be prepared that the video playback is not going to be great on Fire as it is one low-juice device and not a real media tablet. Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. You should do own research and read online reviews on Kindle Fire before ordering one - there's a lot of complains from people who got the device that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet. Also, Amazon's own web site has hundreds (over 1200 so far) of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Other reported issues are that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Touchscreen is being reported as having a sluggish response. Slower and jerkier than expected web browsing thus no benefit from Silk browser. Power button is badly placed, leading to accidental turning off of the device (a lot of complains about this one).
      All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. Nook Tablet has been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best non-glare laminated screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load.
      Sample review:
      Laptop Mag
      Whether it’s the bigger amount of RAM or just more mature software, the Nook Tablet feels a lot faster than the Fire. Where the Fire often seems sluggish and, on our tests, often failed to respond to our taps until we hit an icon two or three times, the Nook Tablet was always smooth and responsive.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can I watch videos and movies on Nook color Barnes & Noble?
    I was wondering if I can watch movies and videos on Nook color. If I can put my movies from computer to Nook, or just play it on the internet? Have you experiences with it? And what about quality od video/movie?

    • ANSWER:
      Streaming movies don't work that well...at least...not yet...I heard a rumor that the Nook was going to get Netflix...

      I've tried Star Trek Videos from Startrek.com, and that doesn't work that well...really choppy

      Youtube works fine, although it CAN get really choppy too...

  6. QUESTION:
    when i watch episodes online video is choppy?
    I try to watch TV episodes online. Why is the video so choppy. It is constantly trying to load and buffer. Also when I watch movies on netflix, it takes 20 minutes to buffer. Why?

    • ANSWER:
      There can be 2 problems which can cause video streaming to be choppy:

      Problem no. 1: There's too much traffic coming to the website where you're watching the episodes on. This will affect the way a video is played, making it to buffer, load continuously or freeze. Such websites consume an insane amount of bandwidth, by the way.

      Problem no. 2: You might not be aware of this, but your very own computer might be a culprit, too. Why, you ask? Because if it is slow ( a.k.a is having a rather tiny processor ), it'll tend to freeze applications, if it is overloaded with it. So, the more apps you're running, the more likely it is for your computer to start showing signs of "fatigue". Try cutting down on the number of programs you have open, leave just your browser running and see if this solves the problem.

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I play streaming videos on a Dell Mini 10?
    I have the latest versions of firefox and adobe flashplayer but the movie quality is really choppy. When I'm watching netflix it will start out good but then after a minute or so the frames per second will go way down and it's not even worth watching anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually this problem is caused by a slow internet connection (you didn't say how your connecting). The best option would be to connect the Laptop to your router (the thing the internet goes into when it comes into your house) with a cable. It's called a LAN or Ethernet cable. You want one that is either CAT-5e or CAT-6 (it will say on the package). You can buy them at places like Wal-Mart, or any place with an electronics dept. A 25-30' one should be less than 15 bucks at any dept. store. You can get them much cheaper online, but if you're in a hurry...
      Also, make sure you have the laptop plugged in, if it's running on battery the CPU goes much slower and that could also be causing some of your issues.
      Make sure all the other apps that connect to the internet are closed as well.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is Netflix being choppy for anyone else?
    I am watching netflix instant streaming and the sound is just fine, but the picture is super choppy. Is this happening to anyone else?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope and i have wifi and were using 2 tv and 2 differnent movies, id pause it and go do something and let it run works everytime

  9. QUESTION:
    Why is my blueray streaming netflix choppy?
    My blue ray player is new and streaming videos looks very choppy. There are tracers if the characters in the movies move too fast as well. It doesn't look horrible, but it is very annoying. Netflix on my computer looks great, but not so much on my tv now. I have the blueray hard wired into my modem. Any suggestions? We've tried messing with some of the settings to see if that is it and we just can't figure out what would be causing this.... help please..

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like your doing everything correct. It could be your internet speed or modem. Try resetting the modem by unplugging it and then check your speed at this site. It has to be at least 2-3 mbps to operate. The higher the better.

      http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

  10. QUESTION:
    When you download a movie to kindle fire doesit stream or can you download it to fire?
    Like if you buy it, how do you get it on your kindle and how does it play?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Rain, Amazon store movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi. If you have your own videos in supported format you can transfer them via USB port from your computer. I need to warn you about Kindle Fire though - known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1800 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Pro review to check out:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  11. QUESTION:
    when you cant choose between a kindle fire and a tablet which should you choose?
    When you can't choose between a Kindle Fire and a Vizio tablet which should be chosen?

    • ANSWER:
      hi Ciarra, Vizio tablet is cheaply made with poor support while Kindle Fire is a known lemon with ton of problems. Did you know that often reported problems with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.

      I can recommend Nook Tablet in the same price range. Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire in the same price range. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids (and thousands more apps in Nook app store), the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire). Nooks already have Cloud as your ebooks and apps that you get from Barnes & Noble and 3rd parties are stored in your online library as well as downloaded to your device. You can get Nooks at all the places where Kindle is sold - like BestBuy, Target, Staples - besides Barnes & Noble stores.

      One pro side by side review to check out:

      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  12. QUESTION:
    What exactly does the Kindle Fire do?
    I understand you can read ebooks, play games and watch movies. Do you have to pay for downloads? Also can you surf the net?

    • ANSWER:
      hey, Nacho, here's the list of "cool" features of Kindle Fire that has been discovered by users so far - as users started getting their Kindle Fire's, a lot of flaws are cropping up. The most serious one turns out to be that the Kindle is activated to allow for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off.Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will.
      Other less serious flaws have been reported as well, namely:

      - It runs hot;
      - The stereo speakers are both on top of the device, which means that when watching movies they are both on the same side, turning them into mono sound;
      - Slower and jerkier than expected web browsing thus no benefit from Silk;
      - Just 6.5Gb storage free at startup;
      - Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without wifi;
      - many defective units being reported;
      - The home page carousel shows everything you ever bought and every site you visited, with no way to delete items, which means compromising items you bought or sites you visited can't be removed. There goes your privacy;
      - Touchscreen being reported as having a sluggish response, lack of physical back button and virtual back button being sluggish and not always at the same place;
      - When the internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market;
      - Power cord is too short to be able to use device at the same time as it charges;
      - Power button is badly placed, leading to accidental turning off of the device (a lot of complains about this one);
      - Wifi connection problems are being frequently reported;
      - Does not support proxy servers, making it difficult to connect to the internet outside the home environment;
      - Does not support ad-hoc connections so you can't use the 3G connection from your phone with tethering.

      Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reiews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device. Nook Tablet's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% beter than Fire), the best screen (visibly noticable difference in side by side tests in video playback and eBooks reading), double the RAM and space for apps/photoes/movies, microSD slot (not on Kindle) and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire.

  13. QUESTION:
    can i stream movies for free with the kindle fire?
    i am thinking about getting the kindle fire, and basically i want to know if there is anyway i can enjoy the movie content without spending a ton of extra money on it. either that, or is there anyway that i can get the movies i already have burned onto the kindle? thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Drew Bug, you'll need to pay is for Amazon Prime if you want to get access to their very limited offering of 13,000 movies and 10,000 ebooks included - but why bother if Netflix has millions of movies and Barnes & Noble has over 2.5 million of paid ebooks plus over 2 million of free ones? Kindle Fire is one underpowered device to be even considered to be a media tablet.

      All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. Nook Tablet that had been getting rave pro reviews on the web and it is the best device in it's class. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photoes/movies, mmicroSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user and pro's reviews.

      Also, it is confirmed at this time that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet according to many user reviews. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.

  14. QUESTION:
    What to do with my kindle from Christmas?
    I have an option, either keep the kindle fire by amazon or get 0. I wanted to use like 100 for clothes then maybe save the other 100 but im not sure i only got a few things clothes-wise but the kindles pretty cool, help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Monique, I'd recommend to get rid of Kindle Fire in any case. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1600 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Review from pros:
      Laptop Mag
      Whether it’s the bigger amount of RAM or just more mature software, the Nook Tablet feels a lot faster than the Fire. Where the Fire often seems sluggish and, on our tests, often failed to respond to our taps until we hit an icon two or three times, the Nook Tablet was always smooth and responsive.

  15. QUESTION:
    How good is the kindle fire and are there any problems with it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Slightly Mad, Kindle Fire is a Lemon - it's as simple as that. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1900 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Take a look instead at recently released Nook Tablet - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Kindle), the best non-glare laminated screen (Kindle has very reflective screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot, microphone for Skype, and physical volume controls on the side (none of those are on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load.
      Consider this pro side by side review:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  16. QUESTION:
    Can I merge the memory on my Kindle Fire?
    Okay well on my Kindle Fire I noticed that under "Device" on my Kindle Fire there is Application Storage and Internal Storage. The Internal Storage is 5.36 GB and the Application Memory is 1.17 GB. I however would rather not have a fifth of my memory just for apps so is there any way I can like merge them? Make it so there is no separate memory for apps? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Zeb, no you can't do it on Kindle Fire. Also, no mater what all Amazon trolls like George Y and Rose D post around here Kindle Fire is a lemon as reported issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Also, Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (over 1900 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and over 1,000 of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      You might want to (while you can still return Fire) take a look at recently released Nook Tablet - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (vs. very reflective not-laminated Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot, a microphone for Skype, and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those on Kindle Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load.
      Check out sample side by side pro review:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  17. QUESTION:
    What is better a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet?
    I really need it for reading, listening to music, apps, and internet. Which one does these things better and why?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Britt, anyone who says that Kindle Fire is even remotely as good as Nook Tablet clearly doesn't know what he/she is talking about. I have Nook Tablet and I also checked out Kindle Fire at BestBuy - Nook is much MUCH better in my opinion, it's like day and night in terms of device performance. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (over 1500 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and ton of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Pro review to consider:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  18. QUESTION:
    If you could pick a Nook Color or an Amazon Kindle Fire, which would you get and why?
    I can get one or the other, basically anything 0 or under. What would you get and why?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ?, Kindle Fire is OK for video playback, web browsing, and apps. However, it's not good for reading (very reflective screen with no coating), and not the best for anything else with choppy video playback and slow apps load. For only more, you can get Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2)- it's performance smokes Kindle Fire in all pro reviews specifically on video playback, the screen quality, and how fast apps load. Reported issues with Fire are it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a myth where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc.
      Nook Tablet has Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better), the best non-glare laminated screen (visibly noticeable difference in side by side tests in video playback and EBooks reading), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot (not on Kindle) and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle or Color), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user reviews. Nook tablet is a bit lighter than Kindle Fire as well.
      Sample of pro review could be seen below:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  19. QUESTION:
    Question for people who have used both the ipad and kindle fire?
    Today, I got the ''Kindle Fire'' for christmas and I really think it's very nice, I love it. But I was just wondering what the differences were and what you guys liked better with them. I've never used it, I just want to know what you think about both of them

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Megan, if you want the best get iPad as it is a much better device that has a larger screen, two cameras, and over 500,000 apps/games in iTunes store. However, it is also much more expensive, heavier and less portable to take with you on the go. Kindle Fire is not a replacement as it is one underpowered device. Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble clearly is the superior device. How about choppy video vs. smooth video or choppy apps vs. smooth apps - all reviewers noted much better performance of Nook Tablet over Kindle Fire in "choppiness" department - that's where 1 GB or RAM, better software and better screen come to play. Also, Nook Tablet has microSD slot (not on Kindle), a mic for Skype (not on Kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle), and non-glare laminated screen (not on Fire).
      Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1600 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Pro review below:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  20. QUESTION:
    Which is better a nook color or kindle fire?
    My mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said an e-reader but I'm not sure which is better and neither does my mother. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Alyssa, for someone who thinks of reading off the electronic device Kindle Fire is the worst you can think of. It's got non-laminated very reflective screen that is much worse than the screen of the new Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2). Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1300 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. t's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Here's the sample of one pro side by side review on the subject:
      PCWORLD:
      The Nook Tablet's unique display has less reflectivity than the Kindle Fire's, and so is easier to read. In addition, some fonts and videos render more sharply on it than on the Fire. The dual-core 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4 CPU and 1GB of RAM made switching from app to app a breeze, with little lag or stuttering. Movies played smoothly and stutter-free in Netflix, and the high-definition images re-rendered for Nook's 1024-by-600-pixel display looked lovely, with terrific contrast.
      The Nook Tablet's display was dazzling overall. The screen's glare was minimal, thanks to what Barnes & Noble calls its VividView display. The IPS display is laminated and bonded; so unlike on other tablets's displays--including the Kindle Fire's--there's no annoying, visible air gap between the glass screen and the LCD beneath.The Nook Tablet's home screen is highly customizable and provides quick access to apps and reading material.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is better the nook or the kindle?
    I dont really know about either one, but my mom wants one for her birthday. Which one is better? It will either be the nook color or the kindle color (fire). Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Hunter's mom, I'd recommend Nook Tablet (which is actually Nook Color 2.) You should do your research and read online reviews on Kindle Fire before ordering one - there's a lot of complains from people who got the device that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet. Also, Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. Nook Tablet has been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photoes/movies, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype. Also, it is 4 if sign up for Barnes & Noble membership.
      Here's the sample of pro reviews out there:

      CNET:
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better. Both tablets have the same app, but the Nook Tablet's picture looked more vivid and detailed. The Nook Tablet also has physical volume controls on the side, which come in handy--the Kindle Fire strangely lacks them. The screen, which is a higher-quality IPS display than the Kindle Fire, really shows off Netflix and Hulu Plus to amazing effect...
      It's the best screen on a budget tablet that I've ever seen. More storage--both onboard (16GB) and via microSD expansion--and the ability to read EPUB files could be big news for those who want flexibility. There's plenty of expansion room, and you'll have a hard time running out of space for your apps or your magazine downloads.

  22. QUESTION:
    What use would a 15 year old boy have for a Kindle Fire?
    It's a cheap potential christmas present. Give me details.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Tabryn, Kindle Fire is OK for video playback, web browsing, and apps. However, it's not too good for reading (very reflective screen with no coating), and not the best for anything else with choppy video playback and slow apps load. For only more, you can get Nook - it's performance smokes Kindle Fire in all pro reviews specifically on video playback, the screen quality, and how fast apps load. Reported issues with Fire are it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a myth where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc.
      Nook Tablet has Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% beter), the best non-glare laminated screen (visibly noticable difference in side by side tests in video playback and eBooks reading), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot (not on Kindle) and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle or Color), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user reviews.
      See sample reviews below:
      Laptop Mag
      Whether it’s the bigger amount of RAM or just more mature software, the Nook Tablet feels a lot faster than the Fire. Where the Fire often seems sluggish and, on our tests, often failed to respond to our taps until we hit an icon two or three times, the Nook Tablet was always smooth and responsive.
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  23. QUESTION:
    What is your favorite thing about your Amazon Kindle Fire and what's your favorite book to read on it?
    Just wondering what you like most about your Kindle and what book you read the most on it. Happy Holidays :)
    Also if you don't have one you can just say your favorite book :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, vintage boy, here's my list of "favorite" things about Kindle Fire:
      - it is confirmed that when Kinde Fire's Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market - they only want you to get apps from Amazon store'
      - It runs hot;
      - The stereo speakers are both on top of the device, which means that when watching movies they are both on the same side, turning them into mono sound;
      - Slower and jerkier than expected web browsing thus no benefit from Silk;
      - Just 6.5Gb storage free at startup;
      - Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi;
      - many defective units being reported;
      - The home page carousel shows everything you ever bought and every site you visited, with no way to delete items, which means compromising items you bought or sites you visited can't be removed. There goes your privacy;
      - Touchscreen being reported as having a sluggish response, lack of physical back button and virtual back button being sluggish and not always at the same place;
      - Power cord is too short to be able to use device at the same time as it charges;
      - Power button is badly placed, leading to accidental turning off of the device (a lot of complains about this one);
      - Wi-Fi connection problems are being frequently reported;
      - Does not support proxy servers, making it difficult to connect to the internet outside the home environment;
      - Does not support ad-hoc connections so you can't use the 3G connection from your phone with tethering.
      - when the Kindle is activated to allow for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will.
      - LCD screen does not have lamination thus has a lot of glare and is not good for reading.

      Take a look at Nook Tablet has been getting rave pro reviews on the web and it is the best device in it's class. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle) and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user and pro's reviews.

  24. QUESTION:
    Kindle Fire, do I need anything other than a wifi router and broadband internet to use it?
    Does it come with a charger?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Dennis, that should be enough to get online with it. However, I need to warn you about Kindle Fire - reported known issues with Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. It is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1900 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      You might want to consider Nook Tablet (compare them as BestBuy or Walmart or Target or Staples) that is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      One pro review to consider:
      CNET:
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better. Both tablets have the same app, but the Nook Tablet's picture looked more vivid and detailed. The Nook Tablet also has physical volume controls on the side, which come in handy--the Kindle Fire strangely lacks them. The screen, which is a higher-quality IPS display than the Kindle Fire, really shows off Netflix and Hulu Plus to amazing effect...
      It's the best screen on a budget tablet that I've ever seen. More storage--both onboard (16GB) and via microSD expansion--and the ability to read EPUB files could be big news for those who want flexibility. There's plenty of expansion room, and you'll have a hard time running out of space for your apps or your magazine downloads.

  25. QUESTION:
    Convince me the Kindle Fire is better than a Nook Color or Nook Tablet?
    Okay, here's the thing. For Christmas, I really want an eReader, and I am pretty sure I am going to get one. My dad likes the Kindle Fire WAY better than a Nook, but I am opposite. Can you please convince me why I should go along with my dad and get a Kindle Fire?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Anonymous, first of all there's no content advantage of Kindle - that's a myth. Nook has to offer the same things that Kindle has and more B&N ebook store has more content than Amazon's with 2.5 million paid books and 2 million free public domain ones. Amazon prime is worthless - for you get 13,000 movies and 10,000 books are included while Netflix has millions of movies and B&N ebook store has millions of books (and over 2.5 million free ones). Also it's worth mentioning that if you walk in with any Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you'll get tech support and you’re allowed to read ANY available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi.

      Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) is the best - it's been getting rave pro reviews on the web and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% beter), the best non-glare laminated screen (visibly noticable difference in side by side tests in video playback and eBooks reading), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot (not on Kindle) and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user reviews. Also, it's been reported that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet according to many user reviews. Amazon's own web site has hundreds (more than 1300 now) of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device. Other issues are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a myth where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc.
      If you don't believe me, check out sample of pro review below:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  26. QUESTION:
    What was Amazon thinking, I have owned: 79 dollar basic Kindle 114 dollar kindle which was the first, and?
    now the Fire, and only the 114 supports Audible books.

    Why is the Fire not supporting them?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi John, I'm sorry you gave in to all the hype and got the Fire - total lemon in my opinion but I guess it makes sense since you're already into the Amazon world. I'm not sure what Amazon was thinking but just to spoil it even more for you (I had a bad day today), I'll spill it all out:
      Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1400 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Phew...
      Now, anyone who's not deeply into Amazon net should get Nook Tablet that is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. t's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Some pro backing here:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  27. QUESTION:
    Is a Kindle Fire better than a Android Tablet?
    I just got a Kindle fire for Christmas because I like to go on the internet and play games and stuff like that. But, im sort of regreting getting it and I think an Android Tablet might have been better. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Krystle, Kindle Fire is a lemon, it's as simple as that. Trouble with Wi-Fi connection on Kindle Fire and issues with Silk browser are only some of the long list of reported problems with this device. Other issues are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a fake where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc.
      Just return it while you can and get Nook Tablet - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (vs. very reflective screen of Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot, a microphone for Skype, and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle Fire.) Amazon's own web site has hundreds (almost 1800 so far) of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Also, Amazon prime is worthless - for you get 13,000 movies and 10,000 books included while Netflix has millions of movies (for /month) and B&N ebook store has millions of books (and over 2.5 million free ones). All your purchases for Nook (ebooks/apps) are stored in free Barnes & Noble Cloud thus even if you break the device you can download everything back on another one.
      Check out this pro side by side review:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  28. QUESTION:
    My Kindle Fire is stuck and will not go back to home screen or shut down, what do I do?

    @ Meena, I'm embarrassed to say I was playing Angry Birds lol I ended up plugging it in to the charger, leaving it for 10 minutes and it was fine.... Thank you for the help anyways!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi karenraeyork, it's not the last time you experienced this problem and be ready for many more to come with Kindle Fire. Even through a lot of Amazon trolls like George Y, Rose D, and Uncle Pennybags here post untruth about the "great" Kindle, if you call Amazon their menus actually say "if you have a problem with your kindle fire, press three" - speaks volumes about the "great" device it is. Widely known problems with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (almost 2000 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and over 1,000 of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      I'd recommend you to return it and consider Nook Tablet instead (you can check it out at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Millon, Walmart, BestBuy, Staples, OfficeMax, Fred Mayer, P.C. Richard, Radio Shack, Target, Fry's, Kmart, Sears etc. stores.) Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      One pro review to consider:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  29. QUESTION:
    Do you think the kindle fire is cool?
    I want to know if the kindle fire is cooler than the nook color. I also want to know what device is mostly popular like maybe the ipad or iphone.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Alexa, Kindle Fire is a lemon of all lemons. Currenty known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1700 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet (which is Nook Color 2) is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Pro review:
      Bloomberg:
      Barnes & Noble’s one-year head start in developing software really shows: scrolling is smoother, the screen reorients itself faster and the device just generally feels zippier.

  30. QUESTION:
    Should i trade my kindle fire for a laptop?
    My brother said he would give me his lap top for my kindle fire, should I trade with him?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi rosalie, definitely go for it as Kindle Fire is a lemon. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. It is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1800 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      If you ever decide to get a tablet, take a look at recently released Nook Tablet - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (vs. very reflective not-laminated Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot, a microphone for Skype, and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those on Kindle Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load.

  31. QUESTION:
    I want to get a Kindle Fire but I already have a Nook Color. What should I do?
    And if I should sell it, where would I get the most money for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Reese, you DON'T want to get Kindle Fire - I guarantee you that, it's a lemon of a device. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. It is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1900 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.

      Did you update your Nook Color to the latest firmware - it now has Netflix movie streaming and apps/games like Angry Birds and thousands more. Also, take a look at recently released Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot, a microphone for Skype, and physical volume controls on the side (neither is on Kindle Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load.
      One pro review to review:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  32. QUESTION:
    I would like to know what is the difference between an Ipad 16gb,32gb, and 64gb?
    Beside the memory what is the difference between these models that the price varies between so much between them....also the difference between the Ipad and the Kindle Fire. I am planning on buying one of these and would like to know before I make the decision. Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Hi It's Me, only space amount is different among those iPad 2 models. If you want the best get iPad as it is a much better device that has a larger screen, two cameras, and over 500,000 apps/games in iTunes store. However, it is also much more expensive, heavier and less portable to take with you on the go. Kindle Fire is not a replacement though as it is one underpowered device. 512 MB of RAM is nearly not enough to handle movies streaming and high-graphics apps on Android devices - that's why Kindle Fire is very choppy at movies playback and is slow at apps loading and at boot according to all pro reviews on the web. Nook Tablet is much better than Kindle Fire - it's like day and night in terms of the device performance. At this time known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      I got my Nook Tablet recently and it's as good as all pro reviews on the web said it was. Superb screen with not much glare thanks to lamination, lag-free video playback, super-fast app loading and activity, built-in microphone for Skype and physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle Fire). It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (vs. very reflective non-laminated Fire screen), double the RAM (1.0 GB) and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot (not on FIre), mic for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire.). Netflix has millions of movies (much more than Amazon store) and B&N ebook store has more content than Amazon's with 2.5 million paid books and 2 million free public domain ones. Also it's worth mentioning that if you walk in with any Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you'll get tech support and you’re allowed to read ANY available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi.
      One pro review to consider:
      CNET:
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better. Both tablets have the same app, but the Nook Tablet's picture looked more vivid and detailed. The Nook Tablet also has physical volume controls on the side, which come in handy--the Kindle Fire strangely lacks them. The screen, which is a higher-quality IPS display than the Kindle Fire, really shows off Netflix and Hulu Plus to amazing effect...
      It's the best screen on a budget tablet that I've ever seen. More storage--both onboard (16GB) and via microSD expansion--and the ability to read EPUB files could be big news for those who want flexibility. There's plenty of expansion room, and you'll have a hard time running out of space for your apps or your magazine downloads.

  33. QUESTION:
    Things i could add to my christmas list?
    So far i have skyrim, arkham city, saints row 3 and a kindle fire. Im a male and im 16.

    • ANSWER:
      hey Tucker, your list should really get rid of Kindle Fire as it's a total lemon in my opinion. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (more than 1200 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. t's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Here's the sample of pro side by side review:
      Laptop Mag
      Whether it’s the bigger amount of RAM or just more mature software, the Nook Tablet feels a lot faster than the Fire. Where the Fire often seems sluggish and, on our tests, often failed to respond to our taps until we hit an icon two or three times, the Nook Tablet was always smooth and responsive.

  34. QUESTION:
    What's the best kindle/e reader for me?
    I'm leaning toward wanting a kindle becouse of all the good things I hear about them but if you have a different e reader suggestion I'm all ears.

    I'm mainly going to use it for books(not so much Internet browsing or music). I might use it for watching movies(if the kindle has that option).

    I'll mainly be out and about with it.(not home that often).

    I mainly read teen books.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, ♫, the best on the market is Nook Simple Touch - double the battery life and faster page turns than Kindles and microSD slot for extra content (not on any Kindle). Nook Tablet is the best for movies - it's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle) and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user and pro's reviews.
      See one review below:
      CNET:
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better. Both tablets have the same app, but the Nook Tablet's picture looked more vivid and detailed. The Nook Tablet also has physical volume controls on the side, which come in handy--the Kindle Fire strangely lacks them. The screen, which is a higher-quality IPS display than the Kindle Fire, really shows off Netflix and Hulu Plus to amazing effect...
      It's the best screen on a budget tablet that I've ever seen. More storage--both onboard (16GB) and via microSD expansion--and the ability to read EPUB files could be big news for those who want flexibility. There's plenty of expansion room, and you'll have a hard time running out of space for your apps or your magazine downloads.

  35. QUESTION:
    Should I get an 160GB Ipod classic or the kindle Fire?
    My birthday is this coming Thursday and I'm getting 0. So should i get the kindle fire for 9 or ipod classic for 9 i love music but i also love reading and one of the features of the kindle fire is that it can play music files but i'm already guessing that the sound isnt going to be that great. The ipod classic could last me a long long time so i'm leaning towards that what do you guys think?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, Diamond, iPod is great for music but not for much else while tablets are much more functional as you get apps/videos/web. However, I need to warn you about Kindle Fire - I cannot confirm all the bad things that people say about Kindle Fire on the web as I myself got Nook Tablet instead but there's a lot of angry Fire first-adopters out there that are posting about returning their Kindles as soon as they can get them packed. What's confirmed at this time is that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet according to many user reviews. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. Nook Tablet that had been getting rave pro reviews on the web and it is the best device in it's class. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photoes/movies, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user and pro's reviews (see sample below).

      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  36. QUESTION:
    Kindle Fire Owners - anything you really like or dislike about it?
    I pulled the trigger and ordered mine today.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, Uncle, I've been waiting for you to ask this one! I don't own Kindle Fire but I compiled a list of issues with it based on other users and pro's reviews - here it goes:
      it is confirmed that when Kindle Fire's Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market - they only want you to get apps from Amazon store. Other "nice" features of Kindle Fire include:
      - It runs hot;
      - The stereo speakers are both on top of the device, which means that when watching movies they are both on the same side, turning them into mono sound;
      - Slower and jerkier than expected web browsing thus no benefit from Silk;
      - Just 6.5Gb storage free at start up;
      - Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi;
      - many defective units being reported;
      - The home page carousel shows everything you ever bought and every site you visited, with no way to delete items, which means compromising items you bought or sites you visited can't be removed. There goes your privacy;
      - Touchscreen being reported as having a sluggish response, lack of physical back button and virtual back button being sluggish and not always at the same place;
      - Power cord is too short to be able to use device at the same time as it charges;
      - Power button is badly placed, leading to accidental turning off of the device (a lot of complains about this one);
      - Wi-Fi connection problems are being frequently reported;
      - Does not support proxy servers, making it difficult to connect to the internet outside the home environment;
      - Does not support ad-hoc connections so you can't use the 3G connection from your phone with tethering.
      - the Kindle is activated to allow for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will.

      I got Nook Tablet that has been getting rave pro reviews on the web and it is the best device in it's class. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle) and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user and pro's reviews.

      Check out user reviews for Kindle Fire at Amazon site - over 700 so far 1-star and 2-star reviews while most 5-start ones are from employees of Amazon and others in between (3-star and 4-star) talk about numerous flaws of Kindle Fire.

  37. QUESTION:
    pros and cons of the kindle vs the nook?
    please help me decide which i should buy?

    i would like to read magazines, books, use the internet, and watch netflix. i want something lightweight that i can look at while using an excercise bike at the gym too.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ginger, it's very simple indeed. Nook Tablet (which is Nook Color 2) is the best - it's been getting rave pro reviews on the web and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% Better), the best non-glare laminated screen (visibly noticeable difference in side by side tests in video playback and eBooks reading), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot (not on Kindle) and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user reviews. Nook wights a bit less than Kindle as well. Also, it's been reported that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet according to many user reviews. Amazon's own web site has hundreds (more than 1800 now) of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device. Other issues are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a myth where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc.
      Sample pro review for your consideration:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  38. QUESTION:
    Tomorrow I am buying a tablet, which one should I get?
    I am debating between the Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook. My budget is 0. I am not willing to pay for the Amazon Prime. I want access to books and games. ability to watch movies would be very nice. I want a larger memory, not dependent on cloud. Nook Color is also in the running. Please tell me your opinion, thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Vet, Playbook is going to get discontinued soon. Both Nook Color and Nook Tablet (that is Nook Color 2) are tablets that have laminated reduced glare color screen (not on Kindle Fire), full-featured web browser, Wi-Fi built-in, access to thousands of apps (including Angry Birds, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Nook Color is one year old and has less RAM and slower CPU. Nook Tablet has double the RAM of both Nook Color and Kindle Fire, faster CPU, and double the space for photos/movies/apps/ebooks. Both Nooks have microSD slot and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle) and Nook Tablet also has built-in microphone that can be used for Skype calls.
      Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Here's one of pro reviews to consider:
      Laptop Mag
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  39. QUESTION:
    Is the kindle fire good even when you won't use the main idea of "books"?
    I want a tablet and its so very cheap May just get that instead of maybe a xoom, would it still be useful even if I didnt use it for books?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ethan, Kindle Fire is OK (but not too good no mater what all Amazon trolls like George Y and Rose D post around here) for video playback, web browsing, and apps. However, it's not good at all for reading (very reflective screen with no coating), and not the best for anything else with choppy video playback and slow apps load. For only more, you can get Nook Tablet - it's performance smokes Kindle Fire in all pro reviews specifically on video playback, the screen quality, and how fast apps load. Reported issues with Fire are it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a myth where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (almost 2000 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and over 1,000 of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet has Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better), the best non-glare laminated screen (visibly noticeable difference in side by side tests in video playback and EBooks reading), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot (not on Kindle) and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle or Color), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user reviews. Nook tablet is a bit lighter than Kindle Fire as well.
      Consider this pro review:
      CNET:
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better. Both tablets have the same app, but the Nook Tablet's picture looked more vivid and detailed. The Nook Tablet also has physical volume controls on the side, which come in handy--the Kindle Fire strangely lacks them. The screen, which is a higher-quality IPS display than the Kindle Fire, really shows off Netflix and Hulu Plus to amazing effect...
      It's the best screen on a budget tablet that I've ever seen. More storage--both onboard (16GB) and via microSD expansion--and the ability to read EPUB files could be big news for those who want flexibility. There's plenty of expansion room, and you'll have a hard time running out of space for your apps or your magazine downloads.

  40. QUESTION:
    what is better the nook tablet or the kindle fire?
    I was thinking of getting one of these so i need help picking out which one to get.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Lynx, anyone who says that Kindle Fire is even remotely as good as Nook Tablet clearly doesn't know what he/she is talking about. I have Nook Tablet and I also checked out Kindle Fire at BestBuy - Nook is much MUCH better in my opinion, it's like day and night in terms of device performance. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (over 1700 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and ton of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Sample pro review to take a look at:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  41. QUESTION:
    How much money would something 9 plus tax?
    I saved up for a Kindle fire because I love reading, I have about 0, I live in PA (U.S) Will I have enough?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi danny, PA has 6% sales tax thus 9 plus tax will be 1 thus you have enough. However, I need to warn you about Kindle Fire (I'd rather call it Kindle Lemon) - confirmed issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. It is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (more than 1800 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Take a look instead at Nook Tablet that is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (no lamination on very reflective Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).
      Sample pro review to review:
      PCWORLD:
      The Nook Tablet's unique display has less reflectivity than the Kindle Fire's, and so is easier to read. In addition, some fonts and videos render more sharply on it than on the Fire. The dual-core 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4 CPU and 1GB of RAM made switching from app to app a breeze, with little lag or stuttering. Movies played smoothly and stutter-free in Netflix, and the high-definition images re-rendered for Nook's 1024-by-600-pixel display looked lovely, with terrific contrast.
      The Nook Tablet's display was dazzling overall. The screen's glare was minimal, thanks to what Barnes & Noble calls its VividView display. The IPS display is laminated and bonded; so unlike on other tablets's displays--including the Kindle Fire's--there's no annoying, visible air gap between the glass screen and the LCD beneath.

  42. QUESTION:
    I have a question about my 11 year old and her kindle fire.?
    Her kindle fire is registered to my amazon account. Because of this, she has the ability to purchase books, apps, etc., with one touch of the tablet. The charges go directly to my amazon account. If I "unregister" the table, will she be prompted to enter a valid credit card number in order to purchase media? What is the best way to have the tablet keep all of its functionality but without it being linked to my amazon account?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ted, get Nook Tablet instead. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, when Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1200 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. t's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).

  43. QUESTION:
    Is Amazon Prime membership good or bad?
    I plan on buying the kindle fire because I enjoy reading and watching movies. With the Prime membership it seem worth getting. If anyone has the Prime membership, Please let me know what you think. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kombination, Amazon prime is worthless - for you get 13,000 movies and 10,000 books included while Netflix has millions of movies (for /month) and B&N ebook store has millions of books (and over 2.5 million free ones) all of which you can read for free while in any B&N store via provided free Wi-Fi. Also, Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. All your purchases for Nook (ebooks/apps) are stored in free Barnes & Noble Cloud thus even if you break the device you can download everything back on another one.
      If you're asking because of Kindle Fire, I'd recommend Nook Tablet instead as it is the best - it's been getting rave pro reviews on the web and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% beter), the best non-glare laminated screen (visibly noticable difference in side by side tests in video playback and eBooks reading), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot (not on Kindle) and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user reviews. Also, it's been reported that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet according to many user reviews. Amazon's own web site has hundreds (more than 1800 now) of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device. Other issues are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a myth where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc.

  44. QUESTION:
    Did netflix remove Super 8 from instant streaming?
    A few days ago I tried to watch the movie on my Xbox 360 using my cousin's account. The quality was choppy so I waited a few days and tried again. This time I got an error code: R8106-154-5003. So I made my own account and tried to watch it again. The same code showed up. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? I'm not positive but I think that Netflix didn't renew the contract that allows them to show Super 8.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it just went off the streaming queue. You have to get the dvd now. =(

  45. QUESTION:
    Do you need an internet connection to watch movies on a Kindle Fire?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Andy, i think you already asked this one before...Anyway, Amazon store movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi. If you have your own videos in supported format you can transfer them via USB port from your computer. I need to warn you about Kindle Fire though - known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1800 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).

  46. QUESTION:
    Which is better: Kindle fire or Pandigital Nova?
    I got a pandigital nova for Christmas, however my first intrigue is to be more interested in the kindle fire which I might exchange for. Its hard to find unbiased reviews online, so what do you guys think? I'm mostly interested in the kindle because it doesn't have the touch resistant screen which just looks fuzzy to me, and the battery life should be better. I however also love the idea of expanded memory in the pandigital. Again, what do you guys think?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cody, neither would be the best if you ask me as Pandigital is cheaply made and Fire is just not good at all as a media tablet. 512 MB of RAM is nearly not enough to handle movies streaming and high-graphics apps on Android devices - that's why Kindle Fire is very choppy at movies playback and is slow at apps loading and at boot according to all pro reviews on the web. Nook Tablet is much better than Kindle Fire - it's like day and night in terms of the device performance. At this time known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      I got my Nook Tablet recently and it's as good as all pro reviews on the web said it was. Superb screen with not much glare thanks to lamination, lag-free video playback, super-fast app loading and activity, built-in microphone for Skype and physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle Fire). It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (vs. very reflective non-laminated Fire screen), double the RAM (1.0 GB) and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot (not on FIre), mic for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire.). Netflix has millions of movies (much more than Amazon store) and B&N ebook store has more content than Amazon's with 2.5 million paid books and 2 million free public domain ones. Also it's worth mentioning that if you walk in with any Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you'll get tech support and you’re allowed to read ANY available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi.

  47. QUESTION:
    Bad Quality on my computer while running netflix?
    I am streaming it and it has bad quality?.

    • ANSWER:
      Netflix automatically detects how fast your internet connection is and plays the video at the highest quality it can without having to stop and load every few minutes. If it worked fine before and now it's giving you problems, you should contact your ISP. If it's been that way for as long as you have used netflix you probably just need to get a faster internet connection for it to work better. Check to see if you have similar issues with Hulu.

      If all HD video is choppy on your computer, even movies that aren't streaming from the internet, it means your graphics card is too weak for HD video. Almost any video card you can buy these days is good enough for HD video, so get yourself a graphics card if this is your problem.

  48. QUESTION:
    When should I get the Kindle Fire?
    Should I get it for Christmas? Or should I wait till around February? I don't know if they might make any physical changes so should I wait or get it now? What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Hannah, Kindle Fire is a total lemon according to users and pro reviews on the web. Known issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc.
      Also, whet Fire is activated it allows for 1-Click shopping through the account connected to the device, and such behavior cannot be turned off. Additionally the device asks for no confirmation password before validating the purchase, which means that if anyone gets hold of the device, he can purchase things at will. it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 1000 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. t's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (not lamination on Fire), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies than on Fire, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Fire), physical volume controls on the side (not on Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load (unlike on Fire).

  49. QUESTION:
    How to set up a Kindle Fire?
    I just bought a Kindle Fire and have no clue how to set it up..Can someone please help me

    • ANSWER:
      Hi barb m, it's very easy to set up just type in your email address that is linked to your Amazon account. However, I think you got a lemon as Kindle Fire is neither a tablet (too underpowered and lacks features) nor eReader (LCD screen and poor battery life.) It is rather a 0 device for shopping on Amazon web site. If you believe almost 1500 people that left 1-2 star reviews on Amazon site for Kindle Fire and drop all 5-start reviews from Amazon employees and read middle ground 3-start reviews you'll understand that it is a deeply flawed device. It is confirmed at this time that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet according to many user reviews. Other issues are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a fake where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc.
      Take a look at recently released Nook Tablet - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (vs. very reflective non-laminated Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot, a microphone for Skype, and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those is on Kindle Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load.
      Here's the sample of pro review:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire

  50. QUESTION:
    Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet or the Nook Color?
    Should I get the Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, or the Nook Color? I will use it for reading ebooks and PDF files, music, movies, and surfing the web. Thanks in advance(:
    With the amazon Kindle Fire if I download content to the device and put it on the 'cloud drive' do I have to have a wifi connection to read/listen/watch that content?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Courtney, it is confirmed that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Wi-Fi connection problems are being frequently reported by Kindle Fire users and reviewers as well as touchscreen is being reported as having a sluggish response. Slower and jerkier than expected web browsing thus no benefit from Silk browser. Power button is badly placed, leading to accidental turning off of the device (a lot of complains about this one). Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (over 500 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Nook Tablet has been getting rave pro reviews on the web and it is the best device in it's class. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photoes/movies, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle) and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user and pro's reviews.


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