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post #1 of 22
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LOL I just saw an article that says when sunlight shines on the Wii, the wireless malfunctions until the sunlight goes away.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/10..._wii_sunlight/
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post #2 of 22
I thought it was halogen bulbs...

so halogen bulbs = sunlight? or is it both that screw with the sensor?
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post #3 of 22
It's both, it seems.
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121
I thought it was halogen bulbs...

so halogen bulbs = sunlight? or is it both that screw with the sensor?

Read the article.

But ya...that's gay. If it's "wireless"...then it should be ACTUAL wireless, and not need a line of sight, at all...but if it's some kind of infra-red or other kidn of light...then they deserve to have it screw up...that's the stupidest plan of all time.
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post #5 of 22
Damn looks like Nintendo now have a big screw up, it seems 360 has had it pretty good apart froma few over heating incidents
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post #6 of 22
lol seems like another reason to stay away from light ha..haaa.......
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post #7 of 22
If a TV remote can work in direct sunlight, so should the Wiimote. I guess Nintendo must have hired some of Sony's engineers.
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post #8 of 22
Its because of the frequency of the infrared waves used in the console. Appearantly they choose one close to the frequency of infrared light emitted from the sun which would also explain why the halogen bulbs cause issues as well. They emitt quite a bit of light in the infrared spectrum. Im not to up to date on the workings of the recievers in the consoles themselfs but I would imagine that it would just be a matter of finding a different frequency to transmit the infrared signal to and from.
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post #9 of 22
I can see how they're cutting costs by cutting corners
    
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post #10 of 22
SO big deal??? A firmware update for the parts to run @ a different freq.
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