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SO long they allow us to play popular codecs package like mkv and the likes, i see the Wii U beating the other consoles!
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Who watches DVD? DVD looks terrible. SD is old tech HD is now.
HD is now?

HD is 10 years or older by my count since I can run HD resolutions on my monitor since 1998.
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I couldn't care less about DVD and I have tons of Blu-ray players.

The reason I care about this..

Is because Nintendo is only doing this to gain more money, because a peripheral disk-system can't be easily hacked/copied.

So again, Nintendo is being greedy as heck and no one seems to care.
So Nintendo is greedy because they want to protect their system and investment from piracy?
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So Nintendo is greedy because they want to protect their system and investment from piracy?
OVER-Protect, to the point of the consumer losing out on a feature.

Sony and Microsoft are okay with losing SOME sales to piracy because they know their consumers want to also watch awesome movies.

But Nintendo.. oh no, they're not going to let us watch movies because they want money money money..
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Ps3 is such a great value for money from start. People just don't get it.
No way was the PS3 a good value from "the start" when it cost like 600 bucks.
    
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Honestly, I really wouldn't care if it did.

I use my gaming console to play games, not watch movies.
Sounds like it'll end up with a lower price for the consumer, which I like.
this is what they're aiming for. and i think its a good direction, i mean like they say most ppl already have a dvd player or something of sorts so why add extra when u already have it? and if u dont....well pick one up for like $40 lol.
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post #47 of 89
Most people already have dvd players, rather its a VHS+DVD player combo, tv with build in dvd player, or their laptops and desktops that came with a dvd player. Heck my mom has a VHS+DVD combo player and would by VHS from warehouse based stores whenever she can while still buying DVD's. She mosty use Netflix on the wii but like to own the dvds them self.

then the general public mostly dont care about blu ray as most of them either dont own HD TV's or own them still use them to watchn non HD tv channels.

This a good thing for nintendo if they feel this will cut the cost down on the system. It not having blu ray wouldnt bother me any way. I have a blu ray/HD dvd combo player dvd burner in my comp.
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post #48 of 89
nintendo should sell 2 version of console

one deluxe version that comes with tablet and blu ray playback for 400 dollars

and one version without tablet and no blu ray playback for 300 dollars.

Blu ray playback can be purchased later for 25 dollars.

Its win win.

also, blu ray is awesome and I pity the fool that hasnt seen a good movie in 1080p.
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The Wii doesn't have it either and hasn't died. Anyone who really wanted it, modded their Wii anyway. Honestly, I can see why they aren't bothering.
Anyone who really wanted it bought a 15 dollar dvd player...lol
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post #50 of 89
It would be cool for it to have blue ray playback, but then again i could care less. All my stuff across my house is streamed from a media server even blu ray backups (which I own, i just hate switching out disks).

Naw for any media, I use my PS3 which i got for 200 bucks and I think is a steal, when I fire on my Wii U which I will be getting on launch day, its not gonna be to watch a movie, its gonna be to play Zelda and Brawl : D
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