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More flexibility in sensor bar placement. WHEN Nintendo?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by iceblade, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. iceblade

    iceblade WiiChat Member

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    OK, its been several months since the Wii launch and we still have in the sensor bar options only "Above TV" and "Below TV". I mean come on Nintendo give us more flexibility in setting the distance above and below tv. How difficult is that? I want to be able to set a custom distance of the sensor bar from the screen so I dont have to place the sensor bar directly above or below the TV. I got a projector setting and believe me this could come very handy. Anyone from big-N listening here? When do you guys think this will happen?
     
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    NEVER otherwise you would have to update sorry for being vage
     
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    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    well, most normal people put their sensor bar on top or bottom of their tv, considering that's what they are aiming at.
     
  4. iceblade

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    I'm talking about a projector setup where you can't put the sensor bar directly below the screen but it has to be some distance, let's say 20cm below the projection screen. Then you have to aim lower, so I'm asking for a settiing to compensate for this distance
    Well the idea is for them to include this setting in a future firmware update
     
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    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    how about a table? stack some books on it??
     
  6. iceblade

    iceblade WiiChat Member

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    Well that's what I'm currently using but its really awkward... :frown2: plus at a certain height it gets in front of the projector light. This is not a problem if I move it faraway but then I start having range issues (I'm playing 7 metres far from the projection screen)
     
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    Anything that uses IR is going to have range issues. As far as the height goes. Get a wireless sensor bar and a piece of masking tape.
     
  8. iceblade

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    @vagabond
    Of course I already have a wireless sensor bar, and one with good range. Tape isn't going to help as I project to a wall which is 8 metres from the point I'm standing.
    My house is made that way so I can either place the sensor bar far away directly below the screen (range issues) or near and some distance below (offset issues). I've seen other ppl mention the fact that the sensor bar options don't allow for flexibility because you can't set the distance of the sensor bar from the screen (only above and below).
    So all I'm asking is for an option for this adjustment. Yes maybe i can turn my house upside down or demolish it and build it from scratch, but maybe Nintendo (yes you narrow minded FANBOYS, the all mighty Nintendo) can provide an option for this adjustment? Not aiming at someone in particular just got that "Nintendo has done everything right" sense again....
    I think there is an option like this in Zelda already, there should be one in the Wii Settings
     
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    just get a sensor bar stand (out now)
     
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    My point was to tape it on the wall high enough to where it doesn't matter. Granted it will be in the display but on a projection it shouldn't make that much difference.

    And I have personally never heard anyone complain about not being able to adjust distance. You're problem isn't even so much distance as it is triangulation.
     
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    Just make a little shelf right under the projector screen:thumbsup:
     
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    I wish there was some kind of adjustment so that you can adjust it to be more accurate depending on your TV size and stuff. Its not that big of a deal though.
     
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    I don't have a big deal with it it, but I have to angle my sensor bar to pick up the movements correctly.
     
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    Just tape the sensor bar on the bottom of the projector screen.
     
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    Projection screen is far away from where I'm playing (8m) and i projector on a wall. I need to place it somewhere in the middle but at a height lower than directly below the screen
     
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    I play it on a projector last night with an 80" image. I put the wireless sensor bar a few feet in front of the screen. When I set up my home theater in the basement, I'll drop down 2 groups of IR LED from the ceiling.
    If you are making your own sensor bar, you can put more IR LEDs on each side and put the two groups farther apart on top (or bottom) of your projector screen to provide sufficient signal to be detected at a distance.
     
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    I know what you're talking about iceblade. I too use a PJ setup at home using an InFocus 4805 projecting onto a custom made 90" diagnonal black out cloth screen. Depending on the height of the screen, you can somewhat improve the situation by telling the wii the bar is in the opposite spot. If the bottom of the screen is above eye level and you can get the sensor bar on the bottom of the screen at that level, then tell the Wii the sensor bar is on top of the TV. It takes some getting used to initially but it feels find after awhile.

    I guess I'm used to it now but I have my sensor bar below the TV. My screen hangs on our entertainment center and the sensor bar is still visible below the screen, I can use the same settings for the TV as I can for the large screen. I haven't had any problems with this setup myself. Do you have pics of your setup?
     
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    If you are using a projector far away then you will have to have some sort of stand placing it between the screen and you.

    There is no getting around that. I fail to see how "adjusting the distance" in your situation would even be possible.
     
  19. iceblade

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    I would post photos but I don't think it would help. I'm now actually thinking of constructing two IR sources that would be set much further apart than the original sensor bar and placed on a table in front of my projection screen. Do you think this will improve the triangulation? However there really should be a sensor bar offset custom setting in the wii settings.
    The problem is that the height of this stand isn't adjustable and is 20cm below the lowest part of the screen. That's why I'm talking about a sensor bar offset compensation setting
     
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    It's infrared, you can't just adjust triangulation. If it is sitting significantly lower than where you are holding the wiimote, there is nothing you can do about it. Unless you tilt the sensor bar and aim down with the wiimote for everything you do.
     

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