They ruled out including one at launch. This doesn't mean they can't add it as an update later on.Originally Posted by MetroidZ
Okay, if not a DVD, what about home movies and videos from the internet?Originally Posted by JeremyDay
I own a PMP(portable media player) that I use to store all of my music and movies. It has the capability of hooking up to a TV, which eliminates the need for a DVD player, while functioning as a PVR to record TV shows.
This essentially eliminates four devices: iPod, portable DVD player, console DVD player, and PVR all at the size of the iPod.
I think as a multimedia center, the Wii could eliminate the DVD player all together. Why, you ask? Because people hate how clunky they are.
Furthermore, if Nintendo were to add support for a USB HDTV tuner and TiVo-esque recording software, you would have everything you need in your livingroom with just a TV and the compact size of the Wii.
That could eliminate a lot of hassle for people, especially with everything on the Wii organized as channels- a format they're already familiar with.