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    (relatively) old guy. imahawki's Avatar
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    Halogen lights may interfere with Wii.

    Oh, do I get to break my first story here? Maybe its already been posted?

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=31945

    Anyone heard anything on this, able to confirm it or not?

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    I wouldn't believe a source like The Inquirer.

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    wtf? that makes no sense whatsoever....

    as far as i know, the signal in question is just like a remote (talking about the pointing functionality by IR, not the bluetooth connection) anyone have halogen lighting at home and a problem with their remotes?

    the story referenced by that story is here,

    it sounds like a minor situation with all the details, even if you have halogen track lights i hope they are in front of the tv that would be kinda pointless and you'd prolly turn them off to watch tv anyway or have major reflected glares

    also i personally don't have much point of reference with kotaku, but i have to question the validity of a third generation story

    A tipster just sent word on what a Nintendo rep said about the Wii.
    so they heard from a friend who heard from an uncle....

    I don't know.... anyone have more confirmation of this, or is it just a rumor like the ps3 disc locking?

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    Good post.
    Their argument is bs though. The remote communicates to the console using Bluetooth technology.
    Bluetooth uses radio frequencies from about 2.4 to 2.48 GHz, and the only thing in a home that might interfere with radio waves are other radio wave devices like garage door openers, cordless phones, ...baby monitors. Luckily the good norwegians who made bluetooth thought of this, a bluetooth connection hops about 1600 times per second through random frequencies (2.4-2.48) so it very rarely occupies the same band as another radio device using this range. Turn on 1000 halogen lights and if you don't blow your breaker the bluetooth will still work.
    Now there may be some other form of communication going on between the bar and remote (some say infrared, is it infrared? Infrared traditional controllers always had delay problems in the past...). I can't imagine anything that would be disrupted by light. The most absurd part to me is that Halogen light in particular is offensive to the Wii communication. If they're gonna suggest something like this they ought to back it up with some explanation, kind of irresponsible really...but then again last year they found BAT BOY in a cave.

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    Hi, this is my first post. I read the same story on Gizmondo that refers to the article at Kotaku. I really hope they are wrong, I for one do not want to play my games in the dark! Yikes!

    But if it is true... this guy's theory seems a bit interesting.
    http://robotsumi.blogspot.com/

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    BTW, I registered at Nintendo Forum but it won't let me post... It said I'm restricted. Can anyone help? Thanks a bunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudson
    BTW, I registered at Nintendo Forum but it won't let me post... It said I'm restricted. Can anyone help? Thanks a bunch!
    Same thing happened to me. I registered and I can login in but when I try to post it tells me to check my email for a confirmation/registration link and I never have an email from them. I don't know what the problem is, but if anyone knows let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sillyhat
    Same thing happened to me. I registered and I can login in but when I try to post it tells me to check my email for a confirmation/registration link and I never have an email from them. I don't know what the problem is, but if anyone knows let us know.
    That's weird... I got the email and I get to log in. But I have to log in twice - once into the Nintendo site and once into the forum. But when I tried to reply to a thread, it said I am restricted! Driving me nuts!

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    some say infrared, is it infrared?
    it looks like infrared to me, check out the view of the end in this promo, seems to be a typical remote IR cover

    and the sensor bar is there to intercept something....bluetooth is radio frequency, thus the receiver can be anywhere (probably hidden away in the wii itself)

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    Well if the controllers are able to be angles and control movement, i'd think it's some sort of gyro based controller that could have ir based control. I also think that's what the bar is for, the infrared aspect.
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