Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › Nintendo Wii to Play DVDs, But Only in 2007.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Nintendo Wii to Play DVDs, But Only in 2007.

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Funny.Seems there will be two versions of this Console :

Quote:
Nintendo, a leading supplier of game consoles, will update its Wii game machine in 2007 so to enable playback of conventional DVD movies. While Nintendo will hardly impress anyone with DVD playback on a console in well-developed markets, the capability may be important to successfully enter the emerging markets, where the cost of a DVD player is considered as significant.


Nintendo plans to release DVD-playback enabled version of Wii in the latter half of 2007, according to Sonic Solutions, a software company that will power the DVD capability using its Sonic CinePlayer CE DVD Navigator software engine. Besides offering standard DVD functions and standards, CinePlayer CE DVD Navigator features advanced functions such as anamorphic widescreen video, motion menus, and multiple video angles.

It is unclear why Nintendo decided not to introduce DVD playback in the first version of its Wii console, which uses DVDs as video games media, as the cost of such functionality would be negligible, but would offer advantages for the console in Eastern Europe, where the game machine launches in early December
Rest here :http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multime...115230132.html
post #2 of 32
I heard this, But it was my understanding that the Wii used proprietary media ( just like the GC just bigger ) not actual DVD media
Cosmos 1000
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 @ 3.5Ghz Foxxcon Flaming Katana HD5850 Xfire 2x2GB G.Skill Trident 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
a whole bunch of nothing special win7 Ultimate 64 32" 1920x1080 LG TV G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PCP&C 750 Silencer Cosmos 1000 Razer Mamba junk $2 
  hide details  
Reply
Cosmos 1000
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 @ 3.5Ghz Foxxcon Flaming Katana HD5850 Xfire 2x2GB G.Skill Trident 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
a whole bunch of nothing special win7 Ultimate 64 32" 1920x1080 LG TV G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PCP&C 750 Silencer Cosmos 1000 Razer Mamba junk $2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 32
Thread Starter 
Well Im not all to sure about Wii However I only heard that there was going to be DVD support at some point.
post #4 of 32
Nice
x
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX  Crucial Ballistix Elite Western Digital 
Optical DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Asus CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Windows 8 Logitec  
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Microcenter Microcenter Senheisser HD25II AIAIAI TMA-1 
  hide details  
Reply
x
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX  Crucial Ballistix Elite Western Digital 
Optical DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Asus CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Windows 8 Logitec  
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Microcenter Microcenter Senheisser HD25II AIAIAI TMA-1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 32
They took it out to reduce costs... duh?

Why pay for a dvd player if a lot of people already have one
post #6 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by jigglylizard View Post
They took it out to reduce costs... duh?

Why pay for a dvd player if a lot of people already have one
Exactly... I personally like this strategy of theirs.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8400 DFI LP DK P45-T2RS eVGA GTX 650 Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2.8TB Total LG Super DVD Burner SATA VII Enterprise x64 Gateway FHD2401 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair VX550W NZXT Source 210 White Logitech G400 Razer Kabuto 
Audio
Creative Audigy 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8400 DFI LP DK P45-T2RS eVGA GTX 650 Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2.8TB Total LG Super DVD Burner SATA VII Enterprise x64 Gateway FHD2401 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair VX550W NZXT Source 210 White Logitech G400 Razer Kabuto 
Audio
Creative Audigy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 32
They'd have to pay money for every console. I have a DVD player, I don't want to pay for another.
:|
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium 4 561 ES ASUS P5GPL-X nVidia GeForce 7900GTX 2x 512MB Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Western Digital Lite-On DVD Burner 1 <3 Beryl+Ubuntu 6.10 17" sick-ass CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 500W Aspire Green and Glowing Logitech MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Regular Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
:|
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium 4 561 ES ASUS P5GPL-X nVidia GeForce 7900GTX 2x 512MB Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Western Digital Lite-On DVD Burner 1 <3 Beryl+Ubuntu 6.10 17" sick-ass CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 500W Aspire Green and Glowing Logitech MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Regular Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 32
Penetration rates on dvd players are so high in the US that DVD playback isn't really as important as it was when say, the PS2 was released. I don't think many people will miss this feature.
Wolfdale
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E5200 @ 3.15 GHz ASRock P43TWINS1600 Radeon HD4670 4GB Super Talent 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Caviar Black, Caviar 250GB NEC Windows 7 x64, Vista 32 20" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple, yes, Apple. Antec Smartpower 500 Antec Solo Logitech MX700 
  hide details  
Reply
Wolfdale
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E5200 @ 3.15 GHz ASRock P43TWINS1600 Radeon HD4670 4GB Super Talent 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Caviar Black, Caviar 250GB NEC Windows 7 x64, Vista 32 20" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple, yes, Apple. Antec Smartpower 500 Antec Solo Logitech MX700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 32
i think its a good move on Nintendo's part as it will be the most affordable next-gen console out.
How much is it? $200? $300? any way, spending $200-300 will looks better to parents then $500 4 360/$600 4 PS3.

~Higgins
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 XFX HD5870 16GB G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
60GB OCZ Vertex 3 + 2x TB Seagate LG DVD+RW Stock Intel Windows 7 64bit / OSX Mountain Lion 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell ST2210 + 17" IBM Das Ultimate S Antec TruePower 650W Antec P183 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech MX Revolution X-Trac Ripper Objective 2 + ODAC Combo Sennheiser HD650 + Klipsch 2.1 Promedia 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 XFX HD5870 16GB G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
60GB OCZ Vertex 3 + 2x TB Seagate LG DVD+RW Stock Intel Windows 7 64bit / OSX Mountain Lion 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell ST2210 + 17" IBM Das Ultimate S Antec TruePower 650W Antec P183 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech MX Revolution X-Trac Ripper Objective 2 + ODAC Combo Sennheiser HD650 + Klipsch 2.1 Promedia 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by StepsAscend View Post
Penetration rates on dvd players are so high in the US that DVD playback isn't really as important as it was when say, the PS2 was released. I don't think many people will miss this feature.
My thoughts exactly.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › Nintendo Wii to Play DVDs, But Only in 2007.