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    New Sensor Bar Concern, Plus Sunlight Myth Debunked

    While answering a post in another thread, it recently came to my attention that there's another concern with the sensor bar: mirrors.

    Any reflective surface will throw the sensor bar off if given a signal from the Wiimote. In some instances, you might get a duplicated command, while in others, it might just go squirly.

    I do believe that they've compensated for this by limiting the signal to a certain range of frequencies, but there's still the possibility that a close reflective surface could do some harm.

    It's just another thing to look into when setting up your Wii.


    Furthermore, while on the topic of the sensor bar, I was looking into the whole sunlight issue.

    In looking at a picture of the bar, you'll notice that the front is a dark semi-transparent plastic. The reason it's so dark is that the purplish-black color is actually a UV filter.

    This, in addition to the IR LED's restriction of frequency, should take care of any problems sunlight would usually cause.

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    I will take a look at it when I buy my wii

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    yeah i dont have any mirror in front of my telly so it doesnt worry me

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    ooh, I hadn't thought of reflective surfaces. That is so obvious that I didn't even think of it. Maybe if there are two signals, it will only act on the strongest one.
    ... but what do I know?...
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    Never thoguht of it but good idea

    who has a mirror infromt of the tv? we hardly have mirrors at all mums all fun shie or what ever lol


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    It's a good thing I don't play video games with a mirror sitting in front of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenova
    It's a good thing I don't play video games with a mirror sitting in front of me.
    Yeah, you'd have to be pretty vain to do that. *winks at self in mirror under TV* jk
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    crap i have a mirror near my tv and i get lots of sunlight.

    p.s i just got a 40" hdtv Yea!!

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    worse comes to worse, take a blanket and cover your mirros everytime you play, then take it off when your done.

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    Oh man this is a huge problem for me on the count I keep mirrors in my living room!

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