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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by SubEffect, Aug 18, 2007.
Is there any truth to this rumour and if so, when?
There probably will be, but alas its still a rumor and no date has been set.
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.
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.
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.
it's not a big deal, we all have dvd players
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
Won't be of interest to me, thats why I have s Sony dvd player!
DVD player is not a big deal.
But I wondering if they'll change add/fix things with a new revision.
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.
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....
what firmware update is it? I would love to know :yesnod:
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.
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.
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.
Because that is a flat out lie.
A Wii cannot play a standard dvd without a hardware update.
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
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: )
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.
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.