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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Trulen, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. Trulen

    Trulen Isn't here as much

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    Yeah. Just wondering.

    Even though it doesn't say it on the specs page in plain English...

    I've done some searcing around, and so far, I find nothing on the subject.


    I'm just wondering, you think the Wii will come with DVD compatibility?


    EDIT: What the. After looking at a sticky I didn't see 'til now, I see that it won't. But may have an add-on.

    Sorry for being a moron!
     
  2. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    yeah i thought it was stupid it didnt have a dvd player feature :(, still getting my wii tho.. :p
     
  3. DBloke

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    What kid of cheap skate dosent have a dvd player/recorder
     
  4. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    i have a dvd player just if the wii had a dvd playing capabilities it would take for one less box in my room heh
     
  5. NateTheGreat

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    Yeah, but does your set-up include a surround sound system or HD TV? If so, then Wii wouldn't have been a good DVD player anyway considering it doesn't have true Dolby Prologic 5.1, nor HDMI. I wouldn't have minded it, considering the wiimote is a remote after all, but my Xbox is better for that anyway.

    Since Wii games are on DVDs, Nintendo could potentially send a firmware update to all Wiis, allowing for DVD playback, but that's highly unlikely, at least for quite some time.
     
  6. Wilko21

    Wilko21 Wii-kipedia

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    what is fireware?
     
  7. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    its firmware, it is the software that the system uses and runs off of if im not mistaken, and they can upgrade it anytime if they find bugs or whatnot kinda like the psp did, they had firmware upgrades to use wma files and also use the internet if im not mistaken, but yeah
     
  8. blacklite

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    it will probably be updated at some point but in all fairness, most people have a dvd player as well as a console, by keeping it out its probably reducing the costs
     
  9. Trulen

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    Yes, my house has a dvd player.
    Just not in my room.

    I'm not going to go buy a dvd player to place in my room, because there's one just around the corner in the living room ;P

    Just saying, because having dvd compatibility would be.. A convinience.
     
  10. Joe

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    not to dissapointing...I mean just go buy a dvd player at some garage sale or some store!!!
     
  11. Jamma

    Jamma The Master ?!?!?!?!!?!?!?

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    Oh well its not like I expected nintendo to add on a ability to their console which has been shown by microsoft and sony that works and makes a lot of money Nintendo do things their own way nuf said and thats why I love em
     
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    though! it's now confirmed that Japanese wii's will next year have dvd compability! but they have not said anything about America++
     
  13. timmuronfire85

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    America will not be seeing dvd compatibility for a little while from what I understand, but from what nintendo has announced is that the japanese version of the system will indeed play DVD's
     
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    maxkhoward Wii will rock you

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    It's not the Japanese version. It's one which will be released some time in 2007 in Japan. It'll be an upgraded version of the wii, not the version at launch and it will be unlikely to ever come to America, Europe or Australia.
     
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    that would of been cool if it was avalive to europe and north america
     
  17. COLDshiver

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    I won't be buying this dvd capable Wii. Just get one for like 5 bucks
     

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