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New Wii with DVD playback?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by SubEffect, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. SubEffect

    SubEffect WiiChat Member

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    Is there any truth to this rumour and if so, when?
     
  2. CantGetAWii

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    There probably will be, but alas its still a rumor and no date has been set.
     
  3. Damascus

    Damascus Chaka Chaka Pata Pon!

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    People call it a RUMOR for a reason... It's unknown if it's true or not, therefore it's unknown if it'll be released at all.
     
  4. SubEffect

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    I know that. I was wondering if anyone here had heard any update. I've not had my ear to the ground for this kind of thing and now I'm planning on buying a Wii and google is giving me nothing.
     
  5. WiiBad

    WiiBad Member of Wiichat

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    Probably never happen, but is possible...pretty sure that's all anybody knows right now. You may not wanna wait to buy one just for this though, because if it does happen it probably won't be anytime soon.
     
  6. LeWaffles

    LeWaffles CUSTOM

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    it's not a big deal, we all have dvd players
     
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    Last year ign had posted that Sometime after Summer 07 wii would get DVD play back, so it is a Rumor...i would go and try to find that post but i way to damn Lazy to do it
     
  8. Marc

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    Won't be of interest to me, thats why I have s Sony dvd player!
     
  9. Nemix

    Nemix Frost-bitten

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    DVD player is not a big deal.

    But I wondering if they'll change add/fix things with a new revision.
     
  10. cannon

    cannon Nintendo FanBoy

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    It's still a rumour but it has been stated that if there is a wii with DVD playback it will only be released in Japan at this stage.
     
  11. Clish

    Clish PM me if you add my wii

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    Our Wii already plays DVD... i don't get why ppl don't get that.... all the Wii needs to play DVD movies is a firmware update.... i don't get why you ppl don't get that.. i mean... it has been posted several million times....
     
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    jeepwii WiiChat Member

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    what firmware update is it? I would love to know :yesnod:
     
  13. ShawVAuto

    ShawVAuto WiiChat Member

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    That would be correct. The Wii simply reads the discs backwards. That is why, as of now, it is incompatible with standard DVD's. Regular DVD's are written differently than Wii DVD games.
     
  14. laderer5

    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    If you mod your wii cant you watch dvd's with it? Cause if thats the case it is actually capable of watching dvd's, and just needs an update.
     
  15. ShawVAuto

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    Modding it yes but a firmware update, it may not be that simple. The drive would have to be capable of spinning the disc the opposite way as well as read the data normally. Firmware may correct the lense to read the data but without hardware changes it would not matter.
     
  16. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    Because that is a flat out lie.

    A Wii cannot play a standard dvd without a hardware update.
     
  17. anthonybest1

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    every week someone starts a wii dvd topic and its crap its 2007 everyone who a tv has a dvd player even if its in your old ps2 at one time i have a ps2 an xbox 360 and a dvd player in my room plus you will to change the drvie in your wii to make it spin right and a firmware to start it up, the new "dvd wii" if there is one is for people who don't have wiis and are looking to buy one but can't make there minds up
     
  18. Tairusu

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    I understand people want the wii to play DVDs so that they can "simplify" their home entertainment set up, but at this point it's just a waste. You'll probably be upgrading to blu-ray or HDDVD before you upgrade to the next nintendo system so there's not much point to getting a wii that can play your Samurai Pizza Cats box set. (Oh yeah, that show isn't on dvd yet. :mad5: )
     
  19. jlspec

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    It's already proven that the Wii does not need a hardware upgrade to play DVD movies. There is already a mod that allows it to play DVD movies and it's already said that the reason the current wii does not play is because of the cost of the license software. Just so everyone knows a dvd drive is a dvd drive no matter if it's a wii, ps2, gamecube, Xbox, PC, or a player all it needs is software to tell what it needs to do. Any IT or programers knows this. Anyway just google if you want to know how to play DVD's on your Wii, but do know that it voids your warrenty.
     
    #19 jlspec, Sep 15, 2007
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  20. 6ix

    6ix rebmeM tahCiiW

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    I think Nintendo was smart with not including a DVD player in the original Wii, even when the first Xbox came out I thought it was a waste and an extra $50 or whatever I was paying for since I already had better DVD players in every TV in my house.
     

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