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Wii Compatabilty across regions

Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by WiiGamer99, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. WiiGamer99

    WiiGamer99 WiiChat Member

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    Hi Everybody, my very first post!

    Anyway, I just bought the Wii, and its mega.
    But one thing: i got it in America, and will be playing it in Britain
    (on a British TV system)
    Is it going to work?
    Obviously, I have an eletrical adaptor, so that isnt an issue.

    Needing an urgent reply...
    Thanks fellow gamers
     
  2. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    im almost positive it will work. (ALMOST)

    but the games in uk wont work on it you would need to import from america,
     
  3. captainff

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    So long as your TV is NTSC compatible then you seem to have all of the bases covered (Most TVs for the last 5 years or so are compatible).
     
  4. WiiGamer99

    WiiGamer99 WiiChat Member

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    Super

    Thanks guys

    Importing games not a problem

    But what do ya mean, NTSC compatabile?

    Thanks for yer help

    ME
     
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    NTSC = the type of signal used to transmit pictures to TV sets in the USA. It has a faster refresh rate (60Hz) than PAL(50Hz), the system used in the UK. At one time you could not use equipment from USA in UK because the TV's and video players were not designed to detect which format was being used, only for 50Hz PAL. Now though, most equipment will auto - detect which is being used and adapt accordingly (simplified answer, apologies if technical details a little off)
     
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    If it's a fairly modern TV it should support it. If it doesn't the image will appear in black and white
     
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    D S Virus Creat0rgz

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    I'm sad to say, that Games from the UK won't work on a US console. Region locking is stupid in my opinion.
     
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    Bigjake52 Wii fan Boy till the end

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    ya we know about regon lock but i think your tv may have to be brand new for it to work
     
  9. WiiGamer99

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    so does that mean my tv has to be multi system/ region?

    i need an explanation

    thanks again for yur help
     
  10. Bigjake52

    Bigjake52 Wii fan Boy till the end

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    Well if your tv says in it's book it may work with pal try t i use a pal nes on my tv and it works
     
  11. WiiGamer99

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    Thanks
    is there anything else I should know?
    And it definetly wont be in black and white?
     

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