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    Gearhead Surf Coder [DT]'s Avatar
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    Howdy!

    The Wii documentation said NOT to locate the sensor bar on a shelf on the stand under the TV, but since it wouldn't hurt anything, I tried it, works great!

    It's also unnoticeable - it's sitting just in front of our DTV box and DVD player (the player drawer actually opens +over+ it ). I used the little clear stand to give it a little more height.

    Umm, to (poorly) illustrate the arrangement:

    [*****] < TV
    -------- < Top of Stand
    --+++-- < First shelf of stand, +++ = sensor bar
    -------- < Second shelf with PS2 and Wii
    -------- < Bottom Amp, Preamp

    The shelf it about an knee height, so it's fairly LOW, but it works sitting in the room 10+ feet away, or standing to one side (like for bowling).

    Hope that helps (and you enjoyed my ascii art )

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    See, mine is like this:

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    So, it's just a clean wall with a TV hanging on it (no visible wires.) That's why I was hoping for a fully RF or BT solution. Maybe someone will make it....
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    so how do you get you hook stuff up to your tv if its just hanging on a wall with no visible wires?

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    Actually, what your asking for is impossible. The sensor bar is there to give the IR sensors on the Wiimote a fixed point to calculate from. Without that fixed point, the Wiimote has no frame of reference and will not work.

    If you want a Wii, you will HAVE to have a sensor bar, sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisv2010
    so how do you get you hook stuff up to your tv if its just hanging on a wall with no visible wires?
    Had all wiring go into the wall behind the TV and run in-wall to my AV closet. I like the clean look:-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maleko
    Actually, what your asking for is impossible. The sensor bar is there to give the IR sensors on the Wiimote a fixed point to calculate from. ...
    I suppose it makes sense, although I did have an RF remote/mouse from Gyration (Nintendo made an investment in them and acquired rights to the technology,) which tracked fine on screen without needing a bar for reference. Maybe it needs to be faster reacting or more precise for games, I guess.

    Anyway, I kind of do want the Wii, so I think I'll try this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Nyko-87005-Wii.../dp/B000LFJNG6

    and drag it out when I need it, then put it away again.

    Thanks!

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    Is the bench a design element? Are there any support electronics with your set? Nice ASCII BTW

    Pulling out a wireless sensor isn't a bad option though, I mean we have to lug out controllers, etc., so you figure you always have a little "play prep"

    Good luck!

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    yea i think i might get a wireless sensor so when i move my tv i don't have to worry about ripping that tiny wire that connects the sensor out of the back since i have it taped to the tv, but that one your getting is probobly pretty good because all my nyko stuff works great

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