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Whats under the flap?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by i0n, May 23, 2006.

  1. i0n

    i0n :eek:

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    Just been reading through a few articles and forum postings that were written before the E3 announcements.

    As im sure you guys already know, the media speculation over the 5th Nintendo console was and still is massive, but a few interesting points were never really clarified at E3..



    Much of the speculation regarding the 'flap' was in relation to a built-in 3D projection from the console, this was never touched on at the E3 show, but given the close copy-cat style of its competitors would Nintendo really want to be sharing all the Wiis secrets so far from launch?


    I mean afterall what hardware we saw at E3 was infact specially manufactured for the show and isnt the final mass production version (they used gamecube housing for the demos). So is it really far fetched to believe Nintendo are keeping something up their sleeve?


    "It's convenient to make games that are played on TVs. But I always wanted to have a custom-sized screen that wasn't the typical four-cornered cathode-ray-tube TV. I've always thought that games would eventually break free of the confines of a TV screen to fill an entire room. But I would rather not say anything more about that. "
    Shigeru Miyamoto (BusinessWeek interview, November 7, 2005)
     
  2. Pit

    Pit Kid Icarus

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    i0n, I can only dream. If this is true, then all I can say is wow!!! Will be keeping my ear to the ground in an attempt to catch the first glimpse of something official. :)
     
  3. Riviet

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    So it's basically an in-built projector that you shine onto something like a white wall?!! :O
     
  4. phimuajedi69

    phimuajedi69 WiiChat Member

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    3D....drool.....

    that would rock, but i would bet the price will skyrocket if that is true
     
  5. Doomhydra

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    I wouldn't want it
     
  6. DtD

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    Anyone think that is the Bluetooth receptor >>
     
  7. phimuajedi69

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    it shouldn't be....bluetooth doesn't require a line of sight connection, so the bluetooth receiver doesn't have to be visible at all
     
  8. imahawki

    imahawki (relatively) old guy.

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    As small and light as they have become, there is no way in heck there is anything in there that projects an image, especially at the predicted price point. Fine with me too as the Wii will reside in my home theater equipment closet on my rack and not even in the same room as my screen.
     
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    You never know, it could be that Nintendo is offering a highly sophisticated console at a cheap price for the benefit of us and to attract consumer demand. :)
     
  10. yami_riku

    yami_riku Nintendo loyalist

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    To see a projector in there would be awsome, though it looks more like one of those IR recptor thingys that go on the front of a VCR. Then I thought that it must be for the controller so u can use it for a remote. Then i remembered that the controler doesn't need it. So in conclusion, i don't think its for dertecting IR.
     
  11. Jesse

    Jesse Protector of Hyrule

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    I agree that it would be great to see a projector, but I highly doubt it. The cost would sky rocket.
     
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    So what could it be? :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  13. Jambowana

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    Could it be the SD slots or memory expansion? I cant believe it would be a projector. The cheapest you can get a digital projector these days is around £200 and they are like three times the size. Aslo the maintainance would be unreasonable changing bulbs/LED's etc. Not saying that I wouldnt like it though ;)
     
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    I just hope it's not something as lame as a speaker... Ooo, you mean I can hear my line being cast? W00t. Knowing Nintendo, I'm sure they'll do big things with that little speaker, though. At least I hope so...
     
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    One word: no. Everyone who thinks there is a holographic (or even 2D) projector can just dream on. They are not small enough, they are not cheap enough, they are not low-maintenace (there are no other compartments nearby, as would be needed to replace bulbs, and Nintendo doesn't take kindly to people opening their consoles)
     
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    apparently there is gonna be a camera on the wii so maybe its under the flap.That would explain why the wii is sloped upwards so you dont have to have the console at face height if u wana be seen.I dont think it is a camera cause the flap wudnt have to be so long.
     
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    I don't like it cause it woulddn't be something good tò play with
     
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    yes. i posted a topic like this and after some discusions it turned out it's the sd card slot's. where else can the sd card slot be placed...? not behind not at the top... maby, maby not :p

    it's mot logic eighteer. because the sensor bar has to be connected to the wii all the time, when u r playing. if ther's a projector, it has to point against the "TV" . and the sensor bare has to stand on or under the "TV" so it could be cind of hard to do
     
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  19. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    The flap is for SD memory cards and gamecube controllers
     
  20. Bleh

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    I had saw on G4, that Reggie Fils-Amie "stated" it was SD card slots, but it was speculated and a cover up to release soemthing better. It was Attack of the Show, on the feed, hosted by the hot british chick.
     

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