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Originally Posted by Zinxe View Post
This is true, but not wise for marketing. Plus, I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I hate having a ton of different devices to do different things when I can do them all on one.
Not wise for marketing? What were they gonna do, say "Buy the new Wii, it can play DVDs!"?
post #82 of 89
Blu-ray and DVD is not necessary. Netflix is already good on the Wii. The addition of HDMI will be good for HD videos.

The removal of DVDs/Blu-ray will not deter piracy:



As you can see, the Wii U has USB ports on the back. Somebody can write a hacked firmware to utilize USB flash drives/hard drives. Then the rest can be unlocked.
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I think this is a great moveon Nintendo's part. I've got like three devices in my room that plays DVDs(not including an actual DVD player). This can also reduce the wear on the lens.
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People still use discs?...
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post #85 of 89
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Japanese NES used 5.25 floppies, they were heavily pirated which was probably large factor in nintendo using cartidges and proprietary disc formats even now today.

Also, blu rays are more than worth the extra 5-10 dollars if you have a plasma/lcd tv.

Blu ray is like a having a master copy of a film. Its like having the film stock used in the camera to film the actual movie.

Have you guys not seen how good the Sean Connery blu ray bond turned out. They look like they were filmed yesterday.

Dvd is like having a cheap copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy.
I do have to agree with you on most of that, but there are Blu-Ray players out now that have amazing DVD-upscalers. Even the PS3 is fairly decent at upscaling DVD's. It's not blu-ray quality, but it's still legitimate enough most times not to warrant replacing your DVD copy with a Blu-Ray one.
 
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post #86 of 89
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Wow. I can't believe people care about this. Anyone who doesn't own a stand-alone DVD player by now either uses something else or doesn't watch movies. Besides that, they are dirt cheap. As for blu-ray, I was never expecting it to. I find that consoles suck for movie playback anyway. if it means that much to you, go buy a real player.

I've no doubt it will be able to play netflix though. I seriously doubt Nintendo will take a step backwards in that department.



Agreed. Just watched Pirates of the Caribbean on blu, on my 42" plasma. Looks stunning.
Why are people getting hung up on "DVD"? Yeah nobody gives a crap about SD movies anymore or DVD players, but this is an HD console. Being able to play HD content via Blu Ray would be great. The 4000 series cards were great for home theater, and the PS3 might still be the best Blu Ray player out there. Totally disagree with consoles being bad disc players.
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Man, Wii u seems like its gonna suck big time. Dreamcast died coz it didnt have dvd playback
Thats kinda funny, cause DreamCast didnt read DVDs anyway... It was a CD / GD-rom.
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If it is a license issue, why not put a item in the store to let the consumer purchase the license themselves.
    
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Looks like I will sell my recently purchased xbox for these. I don't agree with the exclusions of features cuz i hate clutter but whatever. Having this will be a nice complement to the ps3.
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