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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by thevaleter, Dec 17, 2007.
As above, is it possible to make the console play DVD's???
The cannot play DVD's yet, the only possible way I know of making it play DVD's is by modding it. Which is illegal, so I wouldn't try that. You'll probably find loads of info of possible plans of a DVD or rumours of one if you use the Search Button. :thumbsup:
According to Nintendo, the current Wii's would take more than a software update to enable DVD playback. So there is no way an update could do it.
They will release DVD compatible Wii's next year
Hopefully they're black, because black is a shmexy colour. Or possibly in your case, purple and black/a very dark blue. Didn't you spray-paint your controller black?
DVDs on the wii
You be so crazy! Portal would definitely work on the Wii...
Modding a piece of equipment that you have legally purchased is NOT illegal, and is completely protected by fair use. You own it. You can mod it, re-sell it, freeze it in carbonite, or smash it with a hammer and blend the pieces in a blend tech blender. I don't recommend ANY of these, but they are all legal...
Now, the primary reason for modding a console, to play burned roms of games you don't own, that is Highly Illegal. But modding itself is not.
Also, little tiny mistakes in applying the mod chip generally brick and/or fry your system. So, you know, it's a bit dangerous.
Blendec Blender, lmao, I love those videos especially the Iphone one. And I don't think this guy would ever MOD his system just to watch a DVD he just had a simple question but whatever, and your answer makes sense.
Mod chips where made to play imports
Its just dodgy people that use/play copys
Why would you want to play DVDs on it? Heck, you can buy a brand new DVD player just about anywhere for under 30 bucks.
Yes Nintendo can play DVDs. The games themselves are printed on DVDs. Duh! However, Nintendo took a firm stance on not making the Wii a DVD movie player. It' up to them. Don't hold your breath.
Devices that circumvent copy protection violate the DMCA and supercede fair use.
Exactly. However, modding your Wii would not violate any copy protection system.
If you were to mod your Wii so it would play DVDs... no issue there provided you are using properly purchased DVDs.
If you were to mod your Wii so it will play burned discs of games... there you are circumventing copy protection and that is a violation.
It's all in what you do with it. It's like a computer. Putting in a larger hard drive isn't a problem, but using that extra space to store and share ripped music makes it a violation.
I for one, wish they'd added the option to play DVDs. The technology is there in the system, so why not use it? I know I can get a DVD player for $25, but I honestly don't need another box around my TV (already have cable box, xbox and now the Wii). I'm running out of room.
Woot, legal issues FTW!
A lot of people know how to get pirate games and movies nowadays. Piracy is becoming a very big issue now, and possibly say DVD Movie to cover up what they would actually want to do. The reason Nintendo probably didn't want the Wii to play DVD's is because there would be a problem with people bypassing the Wii's security to not allow copied DVDs/CDs, then more people will find a way to load un-paid for games onto the Wii through something simple like the disc swap method which has already been done between playing import games like the Japanese Biohazard swapping with Europe Resi 4, it's a bit like not using a FreeLoader. I know these two have been fixed through updates, but then how many updates will Nintendo need to do to stop piracy on the Wii, they've managed to block a certain mod-chip's Config. Disc, but the creator of the mod-chip came back with an updated Disc, causing more piracy problems on the Wii. It also voids your warranty and could potentially brick your Wii through finding "invalid" things attached to the Wii by firmware updates. Which makes it Super Duper Sumos illegal. I saw a really good discussion about chipping a DS and some were talking Wii modifications, too bad I couldn't post a link to it since it would be advertising and I can't be bothered to quote it all, just the most important parts:
Here's 2 links(hoping this isn't advertising, but the UK should know about BBC) about chipped XBOXs and PS2s
BBC: Chipped XBOXs.
BBC: Chipped PS2s.
LOL!!! You made my day!
+1 rep for you if I can still give it out
Did anyone hear about the recent raids in Germany over modded Wiis? Was quite interesting.