Get Nexus 7 if u just wanted it to play local media files.
Originally Posted by ThebRa
I'd like to know if the Kindle Fire HD can play 720p mkv files, because that's the main use I would have for it.
If you want it for playing MKVs 720p/1080p (anime/movies) you should get Nexus 7 and download MX Player.
This player will play all kind of video formats for you. (I use it for MKVs and RMVBs)
KF HD is locked to Amazon's own app store so it may not offer MX Player (needs confirmation).
Or better yet, get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 White with keyboard combo ($249). (previous own this but sold it for Nexus 7)
That one has microSD Slot so you can basically carry 32GB additional of storage for anime/movies/shows.
Device: Google Nexus 4 (GSM) on T-Mobile USA
ROM: Paranoid Android 3.10+
Kernel: PA Contrastry
Mods: Touch Control (doubletap2wake)
Phone: iPhone 2G -> iPhone 3GS -> Galaxy S Vibrant -> Nexus S -> Galaxy S2 T989 White -> Galaxy Nexus GSM -> Nexus 4 GSM
Tablet: Archos 70 -> iPad 2 -> Nook Tablet -> Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 -> Nexus 7 -> iPad Mini