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Does anyone know if the Wii will have a DVD player in it

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Moped_man, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Moped_man

    Moped_man WiiChat Member

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    :confused: Does anyone know if the Wii will have a DVD player in it anytime soon?

    cause i might wait to get one if they come out with one soon!

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  2. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    There are talks about the next set being released with DVD functionality first in Japan.
     
  3. AZ_Wii_Tard

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    What type of TV are you going to use your Wii on? Is it HDTV or not?

    If it is an HDTV Capable of 720P or higher you are better off using a DVD with an up-converter via HDMI or a HD DVD or Blue Ray Player to get the best picture quality. The Wii only puts out 480P at max. Honestly unless you have a true 1080P TV there is no need for a HD DVD or Blue Ray. Just stick to a good up-conversion model. The price of the HD DVD or Blue Ray systems is outrageous. Good luck.

    Save the wii drive for game and do not over use it by playing Movies. My 2 cents.
     
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    Rumours have it that the coloured Wiis are going to be able to play DVDs but I don't care much as I have a DVD player.. :prrr:
     
  5. viperjason

    viperjason WiiChat Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but arent the Wii discs DVD's? Which means that the Wii could play DVD's it would just need a firmware update.
     
  6. AZ_Wii_Tard

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    You are correct.
     
  7. Robertking1123

    Robertking1123 Guitar Hero 2 Lover

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    (in braxton from jamie fox voice) ahhh. dwell on it broham.
     
  8. Bulldogxx831

    Bulldogxx831 Boredom at it's best

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    Yea, but it would be a big update. The wii discs spin backwards.
     
  9. darkness231

    darkness231 WiiChat Member

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    I have got a dvd (movie) to play on the wii, granted the color was wrong and there was 4 pics, but it did play, I was playing around w/ the v1.2 disc for the wiikey. so it is possible
     
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    Bulldogxx831 Boredom at it's best

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    Thats what the WiiKey is suppose to do. It's suppose to work perfectly fine actually. Update yours becasue I think Theres a new version out
     
  11. Retman

    Retman Wii Player

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    Nintendo would not release a update to support DVD's (movies) since everyone has a DVD player these days and if you don't then you are stuck in the olden days
     
  12. Mii Wii

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    They released this before launch and they said that there is another wii coming (yes a whole new system kind of like the xbox 360 elite) and it will support dvd playing
     
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    Yes but it has never been confirmed that a wii that plays dvd's will be released anywhere but Japan.
     
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    I actually don't care for a DVD capability. I have two players sitting right next to the machine now, and don't need a 3rd.
     
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    Personally, I think this is good marketing strategy from Nintendo regardless of whether or not most people have DVD players already. I doubt it will cost them that much more to add DVD-playing capability to the Wii, considering that Wii games are already put on DVDs anyway. It'll be like how the PS2 could play DVDs, and it'll make the Wii slightly more attractive as a buy for those who don't already own DVD players.
    But, yah, even if they did add DVD capability through a firmware update, I'd still use my current DivX DVD player.
     
  16. Robertking1123

    Robertking1123 Guitar Hero 2 Lover

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    i dont see how anyone doesnt have a dvd player now. they sell em cheap. plus they are in the ps2 and the xbox systems. being on the wii doesnt seem all that great.
     
  17. KirbyDude

    KirbyDude the future for wii

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  18. Nemix

    Nemix Frost-bitten

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    only reason i want dvd playback is so I can use those DVd lens cleaner on my Wii every now and then.

    Nintendo can easily enable DVD playback via firmware update and add the DVD feature to it's shop channel...
     
  19. Robertking1123

    Robertking1123 Guitar Hero 2 Lover

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    i pretty sure they would make one for the wii. matter of fact you could buy one for the gamecube. and put it in there. if it will play GC games then it should be able to use GC lens cleaner.
     
  20. Nemix

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    Could you give me link, i don't mind even if it's a Gamecube lens cleaner...
     

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