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Wii to play DVD's?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Jesse, May 15, 2006.

  1. Jesse

    Jesse Protector of Hyrule

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    So much speculation and rumors going around, here's one for ya. Nintendo has a add-on attachment that will allow you to play DVD's?
     
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    Apparently I've heard that it can, not sure but would the insertion point for the mini discs fit a DVD or would it have to be an attachment?
     
  3. gnikgib

    gnikgib New Wii owner!

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    I heard that it can't play DVDs, but maybe Nintendo will make the attatchment for them.
     
  4. Jesse

    Jesse Protector of Hyrule

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    I hear that the machine can play a DVD with the purchase of the attachment. You can insert the DVD directly into the machine.
     
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    Ok... this is weird, a friend just told me that it CAN play things like CDs and DVDs. :confused:
     
  6. Jesse

    Jesse Protector of Hyrule

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    lol riviet I'm just as confused as your are :confused:
     
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    I heared something about DVD's but CD's, you know I really don't know.:confused:
     
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    I mean, isn't the next Nintendo do for a DVD player and maybe, just possibly a CD player?!:confused:
     
  9. Jesse

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    Personally I would like to see the DVD player already in the machine but I understand that would only make the cost of the Console higher. Which is why you can purchase the attachment if you really want to play DVD's. It can also be a space saver if you don't want to have a bulky DVD player taking up your space.

    Guess its all up to you the consumer.
     
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    The DVD capability may very well be built into the machine, which I believe was the case for the originial xbox -correct me if i'm wrong. Its really a matter of unlocking it with some attachment or card that you have to pay for (hopefully not a big ugly bulky attachment). You see, the DVD counsel or whatever they call themselves charge the manufacturer (and therefore you) a fee for selling a DVD or anything that plays DVDs, say 30 dollars or something for including DVD functionality. Price is important for nintendo so I can see why they'd only want you to have to pay that fee if you really want to use it as a DVD player. I hope it can at least play CDs out of the box, but then again who cares GIMME GAMES.
     
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    Exactly! My DVDs will still be played in the surround sound system, not a game console (unless i get a 360 or ps3 and an hdtv....)
     
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    As much as i'd love a dvd player built in with no attachment required, I just wanna see the Wii release date closer.
     
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    Yeah you are correct. It is "a matter of unlocking it with an attachment or that you have to pay for"<-- by glassonion. If you really want to play DVD's on your Wii then it wouldnt be a bad investment. I personally wont but I know plenty of ppl who will by the attachment.
     
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    From what I heard they found out how mad people got about the gamecube not being able to play DVD's that they have built in the option to play them on the wii.
     
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    What's the use of built-in DVD functionality if it doesn't have digital-out for surround sound? It won't be of use for me and it's not going to happen, since it has already been announced that it will only be possible with an add-on.
     
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    The Wii will be playing the DVD's because the Wii games will be 12 cm diameter...and i am sure they wont use cds...lool..
     
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    I'm pretty sure that it would be able to play CDs as well if it has the ability to play DVDs. It's just like your PC's DVD drive.
     
  18. Beerbat

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    I meant they wont use a CD drive...
     
  19. Riviet

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    Of course not, and thanks for clarifying what you said before. :)
     
  20. Azuma Kyuubi

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    well, am i correct by saying the disk will be 12cm anyways so it might just play them like the ps2...no mini disks....but in all fairness who cares, nintendo is all about gaming!
     

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