LoginRegister
Nintendo Wii / Wii U Forum
Closed Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Happy Wii Owner pvtjohndoe's Avatar
    Member #
    3009
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    28
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    3507-4384-8234-9657

    Wii on a Projector

    I will be attempting to buy a Wii from a local store on launch day (if the camping fanboys don't take them all first.)

    My Wii will be set up on a 16:9 cinema projector, the picture measuring about 13.5' diagonal. I'm worried about how games that require aiming (as well as the UI) will work. I was reading a review by someone that tested the Wii on a large projection screen, and they said that the Wiimote need to be pointed at an area fairly close to the sensor bar in order to work properly. Is there any known/planned way that I could have the cursor/crosshairs appear where I am actually aiming the Wiimote? Is this how the "zapper" accessory is supposed to work?

    My other concern is how the controller will perform at distances greater than the max suggested distance of 8 feet. Depending on their height, people will need to stand 8.5+ feet away from the screen to avoid casting a shadow. What sort of adverse effects might this have on gameplay?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    Wii Owner COLDshiver's Avatar
    Member #
    1550
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    America
    Posts
    1,084
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    4532-8683-6668-7765
    You point it at the Sensor Bar, which has a 10ft long cable. maybe more to the side more so you don't cast shadows? or higher if you have the ceiling height

  4. #3
    Father of four Wii kids DavidBeoulve's Avatar
    Member #
    2996
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    United States of America
    Posts
    69
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    I read on Penny-Arcade.com that the cable is 11 feet, 7 inches long?

    " I don't think I'll even be able to set mine up, when I snare one next week - I'll admit that my setup is somewhat unorthodox, with an IKEA cabinet in the back of the room holding all the gear and a cord going up to a ceiling mounted projector. The problem is that the sensor bar attaches with a cable, and like many physical objects this cable is subject to limitations - in this case, a length of ten feet or so.

    Eleven feet, seven inches actually. Does that length commemorate something? It's an odd span."

  5. #4
    WiiChat Member R_man_5k's Avatar
    Member #
    1062
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    64
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    1904-9172-2985-7528
    anyone know if there is a longer cord for the sensor bar that will be avalible? If I can not use the Wii with my projector I really wont be able to use it ... I just don't think I could go back to my regular TVs for game play.

  6. #5
    Pondering Member NateTheGreat's Avatar
    Member #
    500
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    A basement on the hill.
    Posts
    1,469
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    4054-9249-4284-3802
    Sorry, but I'm gonna have to close this thread because this question has been posed and answered a number of times. Don't worry, this isn't a punishment, it just cuts down on confusion and duplicate threads. You're new here, so it's quite alright.

    Go to the following thread in the Wii Chat section for answers and if you have anymore questions, ask them there: Projection wii
    Last edited by NateTheGreat; 11-18-2006 at 09:01 AM.
    "Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it." - GANDHI


    Picture created by: NateTheGreat

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. PROBLEM WITH MY WII vs PROJECTOR
    By dziekan in forum Nintendo Wii Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-25-2009, 01:39 AM
  2. PROBLEM WITH MY WII vs PROJECTOR
    By dziekan in forum Nintendo Wii Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-25-2009, 01:38 AM
  3. Sensor Extension Cord Good Approach w Projector?
    By BSquared18 in forum Nintendo Wii Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-23-2009, 06:32 PM
  4. Connecting Wii to a projector with Vdigi cable
    By mikkelap in forum Nintendo Wii Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-19-2008, 03:55 PM
  5. Wii + Projector + 480p = Headache.
    By matbuk03 in forum Nintendo Wii Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-21-2006, 10:15 AM

Search tags for this page

connecting wii to projector

,
do projectors work as screens for wii games?
,
does a wii work on a projector
,
does a wii work with a projector
,
does wii work on projectors
,

does wii work with projector

,
how does a wii work with a projector
,
wii projector setup
,
will a wii work on a projector
,

will a wii work with a projector

,

will wii work on a projector

,

will wii work with projector

Click on a term to search for related topics.