Oh, frustration and bother!!! I've spent the morning amongst HDMI to HDMI micro, SATV/USB combo, to USB to USB, and my mind is just spinning and I'm ready to pull my hair out!!
I got a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas and am enjoying it immensely. I've used it to start to catch up on the Downton Abbey series. I used Netflix for Season 1, but they don't have Season 2 yet. So, thanks to Susan at Blackberry Creek Home Arts , I went to YouTube for Season 2. I can watch it here on my computer but I figured since I have an HD TV that I'd prefer to watch it on the big screen. Hence the need for a new cord. I've got the Kindle hooked to the TV just fine, but since I haven't downloaded the Dolphin browser yet, can't use it to access YouTube.
Now, I went to the documentation that came with this computer where I can access YouTube, of course, to see if it had an HDMI outlet. The diagram included one. However, I did not notice the small asterisk beside it which indicated "on some models" and guess what? Not on my model.
Now, my solution is either a new cord using USB ports, or finally get the Dolphin browser downloaded onto the Kindle. I tried to do that this morning, but got a message that it wasn't compatible with my device. However, all the Kindle support forums say that its what you have to have to access YouTube and Flash. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll figure it out somehow.
Now, if you recognize all this agony, you have my sympathy. If you think I've suddenly started speaking a foreign language, count yourself lucky and keep it that way!!
Hubby was "helping" and I told him that trial and error, reading and research was how you learned how to do this stuff, it isn't magic like he believes. He believes I can answer any question or solve any problem he has with his computer -- like magic. His comment? "Nothing is worth hours of frustration like that." Hmmmm.... maybe I'll remind him of that next time there's a problem with his computer that he wants me to solve.
Now, aren't you glad you stopped by for a visit this morning? Just kidding. I'm always delighted when folks stop by. Thank you.
Y'all take care.