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DVD movie technology to hit Wii late 2007

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. i0n

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    In a press release earlier today, Soni Solutions announced that their CinePlayer CE DVD Navigator application will be used to bring "high-quality DVD movie viewing to a future version" of Wii.

    "To be involved in Nintendo's ground-breaking gaming console is extremely gratifying and a testament to the efficiency, flexibility and dependability of Sonic's technology," said Jim Taylor, senior vice president and general manager of Sonic's Advanced Technology Group. "Game consoles represent a fresh market and platform where we can introduce a new audience of potentially millions to the quality of our brand and the power of our digital media applications."

    Scheduled to hit the stores late 2007.

    Read the full press release here:
    Sonic / About / Press / Nintendo Selects Sonic to Enable DVD Functionality in Future Version of Wii Console
     
  2. Inspire

    Inspire '';aM;'' Inspire

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    So, this is software, right? That means we can probably spend some Wii Points and download the app and then be able to play DVDs, no?
     
  3. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Sounds cool to me if they stick with the: "high-quality DVD movie viewing to a future version"
     
  4. Evi1d33d

    Evi1d33d CheapAssGamer

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    Why don't they do it now? It is just a simply software that plays DVDs.
     
  5. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    Wow, I really want this. I will definately be getting this. :)
    EDIT: Is it software or a new Wii? o_O
     
  6. Joe

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    hmmm sounds pretty cool...but i doubt I would use it due to the fact i dont watch movies often.
     
  7. Quatsch

    Quatsch WiiChat Member

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    New console or software? You decide.

    FTFA: "...bring high-quality DVD movie viewing to a future version of the company's Wii™ gaming console. Nintendo plans to release this version of Wii in the latter half of 2007."

    Seems to me this means another console will be released with the functionality, but the article is too vague to be sure. Any other news would be nice

    -Q
     
  8. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    so, is it possible just to do a firmware upgrade or would it be a different Wii, because the Wii games are on DVD already... hope so.
     
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    Quatsch WiiChat Member

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    They don't say...the article was too vague to make any assumptions yet...we need more info
     
  10. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    on IGN it said we will need to buy a new wii. but they didnt explain, so i hope if they do make it it can be an update or something.
     
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    If you have already preordered thw wii will you still be able to get the dvd feature even if it doesnt come out tell 2007?
     
  12. art

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    If this is hardware then it sucks. Its foiling the consumer. Do we have to buy another Wii in six-months time to get this? I hope not. Sure i dont care about the DS lite with its white case and slim design, thats cosmetic, but a DVD player?

    It better be software. But you know it wont be. And thats how they will keep the price at US$250 by next fiscal year. While unDVD Wii drops to like $200.

    I guess this annoys me because, as lame as this sounds, i dont own a DVD player. I don't own a PS2 or a an XBOX. I've got a 12"ibook, but the screen is tiny and the DVD player is lame. I sell my technology. I don't own the consoles i owned previously, the NES, SNES, 64 and GC are all gone. I am Original Gangta Big N from 92. Always have been. So, to me, the possibility of a DVD inside the Wii is awesome, and, they've got me. Tho, like always, i'll just have to sell my launch Wii second-hand, to get the new model.

    Lame.

    And one more thing, geez i love nintendo! They're so like, previously "oh, we're not in competition with those other guys who are trying to create like digital entertainment hubs for the lounge room", but then they're like going to add DVD?? WTF? I hear the Wii can't even play audio cd. My point is, i would absoluetly love it if my Nintendo was the digital entertainment hub of my lounge/bedroom. Its all i would have.

    It makes so much sense: Wireless remote. TV. and a Wii. Always in power save.

    To be honest i can see Nintendo going next level with joint-ventures with Apple e.g., itunes store WiiShop. Airport WiiTunes. Honesty i don't know why there ins't a Nintendo Store in every major city, just like Apple Store.

    The Wii to me is like the first computer to come anywhere close to being a kind of future television. It gets the internet away from the desktop, away from a keyboard. It puts photos and video on your tv, i mean seriously, whenever you do that stuff you are huddling around some lame computer screen. And mainly, it gets the TV away from the TV. A computer is personal, its meant for one person. A TV is for like a whole family or a bunch of people.

    Wii.

    "C'mon, C'MON!!"
     
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    Well, since any DVD-ROM drive on a computer can play a DVD movie when coupled with the right software, I'm pretty confident that a software upgrade will be all that is needed...
     
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    One would think so, and FYI, IGN said that they are not sure if this is a software upgrade or not.

    I would assume that it is Software for the sole reason that the Wii reads its data off DVDs. But perhaps there is a missing link in the system. If this were the case, mybe nintendo would make it possible to "upgrade" your hardware.

    Still... for some reason I think this will just be software. Cause Im sure all it needs to do is decrypt the data on the DVD, and previously the wii can't do that because it costs too much in liscencing.

    I think Nintendo is doing it this way because they are exploiting some loophole. For example, maybe if they realeased the wii with a dvd player, then they would have to pay royalties ro soemthing. But if they release it as an option later on, then they do not need to pay them... Just a thought!
     
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    I just found an article on this, and apparently we won't have to buy a whole new Wii, like you said rather, we can use Wii Points to pay for the software online through the Wii browser and download the program which will allow DVD playback. When it comes out, I'll be sure to download it, even though it's not the first priority on my list. Enjoy:

    Wii to Have DVD Playback - GamersMark
     
  16. Sam_Harris

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    THERE IS IN NO WAY ANY WAY NINTENDO WILL JOIN WITH APPLE IT HAS BEEN STATED MANY TIMES BY NINTENDO EMPLOYEES I REPEAT NO CHANCE IN HELL!!!
     
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    that's cool you don't have to buy a new wii or wate because I don't think i would!
     
  18. reymista

    reymista Lover of all Wii's

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    Sry, but thats preatty gay. They sould have just put it in in the first place. Maybe if they worked a little harder, they could have done it.
     
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    Kamikaze Certified Public Asshole

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    It's not that big of a deal, DVD players cost around 30 dollars now, and many homes already have it, so why is this changing everyone's opinion?
     
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    Could you get a DS lite if you pre-ordered the DS? There's your answer.
     

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