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Wii with DVD player, Summer 2007?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by nkbswe5, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. nkbswe5

    nkbswe5 nkbswe5. RLY!

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    I found this at www.dragonbox.ca or soemthing like that:
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    Preorder your DVD enabled Wii now?

    I am posting this as it is the first time I have seen it, and...stuff. Anyone found one for english places?


    Also, when I searched for already posted it said:

    Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

    The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : Wii, with, DVD

    Wii and DVD are kinda the main words, so I don't see this working well...
     
  2. ottoman

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    lol strongly doubt it, a simple update should do the job.
     
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  3. nkbswe5

    nkbswe5 nkbswe5. RLY!

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    Can an update really add DVD playability? I thought it would have to have special stuff added inside the console, like a brick or something.
     
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    AussieWii Banned

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    This is how paranoid the search police are making people :crazy:

    I say screw search if you find something interesting then post away :D
     
  5. wiifreek

    wiifreek WiiFreek

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    The games are on a DVD, software needed to play DVDs is all we need, but buy yourself a dvd player if you want to watch DVDs
     
  6. stozy

    stozy WiiChat Member

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    or get a ps2 :)


    (sorry but a ps2 is good for dvds :) )
     
    #6 stozy, Jan 12, 2007
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  7. i was always curious to know why the wii never decided to go "dvd capable" but youre right....dvd players are as low as 30$ you can just buy one at this point if you dont have one already.

    it just makes it convienent i guess if it was "all in one" like PS2/PS3 is, it can eliminate some of the clutter in home theater set ups. thats the only reason id consider having a wii that played dvds for.....then again, i too have a ps2 :)
     
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    Contrary to what people seem to believe on this forum. The wii's read/write heads are physically not capable of reading a DVD movie.

    And wasn't this already confirmed that Sonic will have the DVD software on the DVD movie capable wii when and if it comes out.

    Even when Nintendo had that quote about it not coming out anytime soon, they were talking about a completely new wii.
     
  9. wiifreek

    wiifreek WiiFreek

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    And I was under the assumption this has never been truth either. I have yet to see a link to nintendo saying this.
    Maybe its just me.
     
  10. TheDamned

    TheDamned Come play with my Wii...

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    That's a scam.
     
  11. blueradio

    blueradio get crunk.

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    I'll be royally pissed if I have to buy another Wii.
    Maybe a download with codecs is in the future.
    Possibly a seperate dvd drive?
     
  12. Kedarshashi

    Kedarshashi Finally back with a Wii

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    i think it would be more like a photoshop thing

    then again i dont no most likely it would be a waste of money for nintendo
     
  13. mothershipconnection

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    Can an update really add DVD playability? I thought it would have to have special stuff added inside the console, like a brick or something.
    The tech nerds have been saying that it can't be done with a firmware update, so the current Wii's will not be able to play DVD's - which is why the DVD capable units will be more expensive. Don't quote ME on this, but it's what I've read and heard from people who really know their tech stuff.
     
  14. Kedarshashi

    Kedarshashi Finally back with a Wii

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    yea thats true lol
     
  15. nkbswe5

    nkbswe5 nkbswe5. RLY!

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    I don't think Nintendo will make us buy another Wii to play certain games, that's just stupid.
    And it's not photoshoped, I have a link there...
    And I have a DVD player, I just psoted cause it's EXCITING! Oh yeah!
     
  16. gh05t

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    yeahh i read that it was true(somewhere....) yeahh i hope that older wii people can juss get a firmware update to get to play DVDs.... mann
     
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    Firmware update is out of the question. If people absolutely HAVE to have DvD playback on their wii, they have to buy a new one. Besides, in this day and age, who dosent already have a Dvd player?
     
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    It will be possible for a launch Wii to play dvd movies, Some people are saying the read/write heads wont be able to do it. The truth is they will be able to do it they are just locked against doing it now. If you guys are willing to do some reading look into some of the wii hacks sites you can find them through google.
     
  19. Kedarshashi

    Kedarshashi Finally back with a Wii

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    google a place for everything lol
     
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    http://kotaku.com/gaming/wii+dvd/wiidvd-not-confirmed-for-europe--us-215449.php

    Sonic themselves said that they have the developer software for nintendo to use to LAUNCH a dvd capable wii in Japan.

    "launch a dvd capable wii" does not = Firmware Update.
     
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