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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.<br><br><a href="http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/10/10/nintendo_wii_sunlight/" target="_blank">http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/10..._wii_sunlight/</a>
 

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I thought it was halogen bulbs...<br><br>
so halogen bulbs = sunlight? or is it both that screw with the sensor?
 

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It's both, it seems.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought it was halogen bulbs...<br><br>
so halogen bulbs = sunlight? or is it both that screw with the sensor?</div>
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Read the article.<br><br>
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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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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lol seems like another reason to stay away from light ha..haaa.......
 

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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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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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I can see how they're cutting costs by cutting corners <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" />
 

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lmao
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">SO big deal??? A firmware update for the parts to run @ a different freq.</div>

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</div>Exactly what I was thinking....<br />
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Nintendo tried. Sort of. So much for the amazing Wii. SONY FTW

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</div>Say goodbye to your bank account. And good luck getting a PS3 at launch.<br />
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Say goodbye to your bank account. And good luck getting a PS3 at launch.<br />
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</div>Yup its not that hard of a solution. They can change the firmware before they even ship them. So again... whats the big deal??
 

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Its not cutting corners using Infrared, it's the only possible way to do it. Wi-Fi is antenna based, and it's impossible to use it to direct movement. The Wii controller is designed to be able to be moved around and emulate certain things in a game, for example, a wheel for a car, or a sword. It's otherwise impossible to do this with Wi-Fi based transmitters/recievers.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">LOL I just saw an article that says when sunlight shines on the Wii, the wireless malfunctions until the sunlight goes away.<br />
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<a href="http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/10/10/nintendo_wii_sunlight/" target="_blank">http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/10..._wii_sunlight/</a></div>

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</div>You know what I was thinking too? Just get some curtains!<br />
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Bam! Done.
 

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I just realized who plays with the sun shining on their TV anyway? You wouldnt even be able to see anything because of the glare.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just realized who plays with the sun shining on their TV anyway? You wouldnt even be able to see anything because of the glare.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you read it says that bulbs also produce the effect. You gonna play in the pitch black?</div>
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It didnt say anything about incandescent, just halogen bulbs (which put out a huge amount of heat).
 
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