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Surround Sound for Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by MikeyB, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. MikeyB

    MikeyB WiiChat Member

    Feb 26, 2008
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    Just curious if anyone has hooked up surround sound or external speakers to their Wii. I just read something about a system that is avail in the UK and soon coming to the US that offers a 3D system and subwoofer. Just wondering if anyone has seen or heard of this or anything like it?

  2. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

    Jun 11, 2007
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    Vermont, USA
    Wii Friend Code: 0000-0000-0000-0000
    Wii games have Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound. This encodes 5.1 surround channels into 2 channels left/right using a "matrix". A decoder can tease them apart and separate them into a decent surround-sound experience. This is different than Dolby Digital or DTS which have separate, discreet audio channels for each.

    I have a surround-sound receiver hooked to my Wii. When I switch to my Wii input, I've already programmed my receiver to switch to "Dolby Pro Logic II - Game" mode, and it sounds great. I haven't come across any crazy surround-sound ear-candy in any games, though (stuff shooting by or around you). It's just a general improvement in the sound environment.

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