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3.0 out of 5 stars
why can't you watch films offline!, 25 Oct 2012
I bought this for my commute into work and for holidays specifically to watch films, tv shows etc. The reason I bought it was that it had the large memory capacity and I believed it would have similar options to other tablets and computers (like itunes for example) ie that you could download to buy or rent movies and watch them offline. (The pricepoint was also attractive as I always felt uneasy lugging a £400 ipad around). However, Lovefilm is the only place you can get films/tv shows using the Fire and you can only stream movies while connected to the internet. ANNOYING! I am guessing Amazon are trying to get you to buy the DVD (from them), to then burn it onto your computer and then transfer accross but this is so long winded. Amazon really need to sort this out asap so the system is similar to that in the U.S or itunes. (note to Amazon: Make the functionality as easy as it is to buy from Amazon products and you will have a winning product)
The sound quality is great, as is the screen and if they sort out the above problem I would give it 4 or 5*. I was in 2 minds as to whether to send it back but I will persevere. I am disappointed because I was really hoping it would 'wow' me and I feel slightly underwhelmed.