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Wii Vertical Stand???

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by ibopm, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. ibopm

    ibopm WiiChat Member

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    So I just bought my Wii, and after letting my father try it he admitted that it was indeed pretty good (he had previously stated that Nintendo should go bankrupt, when I told him I was buying it[since im a uni student]).

    Anyways, after playing, he saw the Wii on the vertical stand that came with it, but it was placed sort of near the edge of a table. And he asked why not put it down on its side? I replied "I don't know, everyone just had it up".

    Is there any benefit from putting the Wii vertically other than make it look cooler? Because it makes a lot more sense for reasons of safety that it lies on its side.
     
  2. pnw13

    pnw13 Liberal Bush Hater

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    The only thing I can think of is over-heating.
     
  3. ibopm

    ibopm WiiChat Member

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    Thermal conductivity of the wooden shelf is better than that of the plastic? And the only vent is still in a good spot. Also, the Wii seems to be pretty cool even after many hours of play.
     
  4. Nomad

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    Standing it up saves space!

    But really the only reason to turn it on it's side is if you are having over heating problems (the intake is on the bottom, when on the stand), or if you are putting it in a place where there is no room, or it's not convenient to have it standing (when traveling for example). The stand, with the support is a pretty darn stable platform.
     
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    Also, in case you didn't know, a clear plastic circle should've came in the Wii box. You can put that under the vertical stand for a little more stability if you're worried about it.
     
  6. blueradio

    blueradio get crunk.

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    I used the stand and the clear circle and mine has no problems.
    and no dust either.
     
  7. wiifreek

    wiifreek WiiFreek

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    I have had it on its side out of the box, looks cooler that way
     
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    christicehurst Gaming Legend

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    It's easier for cooling and it's cooler!
     
  9. GoldenSun

    GoldenSun Super Noob

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  10. TheDamned

    TheDamned Come play with my Wii...

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    It is BS, Wii makers are not retarded...
     
  11. Nomad

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    Just don't rotate it when the game disks are in.
     
  12. Goots

    Goots Wii noob

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    I leave mine "flat", it sits nicely with my DVD, VCR and SAT Decoder that way.

    There is talk about the upright stand restricting the airflow from the cooling fan, but I'm sure Nintendo were happy with the design before releasing it.

    Incidentally, if you want your Wii to run (quite a lot) cooler, network it using ethernet rather than wireless. I don't know why it doesn't get as hot, it just doesn't.
     
  13. mothershipconnection

    mothershipconnection WiiChat Member

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    When vertical, it's easier to insert Game Cube controllers for VC and GC games.
     
  14. Redan499

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    My TV stand isnt all that tall, so i just leave my Wii lying down. It does seem to get a little warmer, but thats about all.
     
  15. martin8768

    martin8768 Wii Would Like To Play

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    i looks 10X cooler (lol i made a pun, ya thats right, it goes both ways like a ...lol)
    also i add, if ur going to move ur wii take the disks out, leaving them in will its off/standby is ok thow
     
  16. Goots

    Goots Wii noob

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    I guess that's kinda true, but I'd be worried about pulling the console over, if you have it lying flat to begin with, the worse that can happen is the GC controller will become unplugged.
     
  17. zeus9876

    zeus9876 Proud Wii Owner

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    i have mine upside down vertically. It is sitting in a Wii Organizer and when i had it right side up it was quite hot. Since i saw this thread i turned it upside down so that the intake holes are not blocked and it's 100% cooler now.
     
  18. SukhKular

    SukhKular WiiChat Member

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    Doesn't that block off the GameCube controller and memory card slots? I'm guessing you just don't use them?
     
  19. kissoff182

    kissoff182 Comp Sci's Smurfette

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    I don't use the Wii stand; I was in the middle of the water temple (don't remember the actual name at the moment) in Zelda, and I forgot to save, stupidly, but I gently, VERY VERY VERY gently tugged the controller (I have the GC version of Zelda in case you think, how the **** did that happen with a wireless controller) by accident and the Wii toppled over and shut off. I was SOOOOOOOO pissed. It's fallen over twice. I just lay it on its side now.
     
  20. Riviet

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    Aww... poor you. :(

    By the way, it's called the Lakebed Temple. ;)
     

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