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WhiteChrome 18-01-2007 01:27 PM

What format is the Wii?
what disc format does the Wii use, is it DVD?, if so there must be a way to play DVD movies

MattZani 18-01-2007 02:03 PM

i think they've gone to full size DVD's, and i think that they can, Ninja! wii need an answer!


WhiteChrome 18-01-2007 02:43 PM

no they can't play dvd movies, just tried it

NinjaSimon 18-01-2007 04:32 PM

No, it's because you need to pay a license fee to use the DVD logo and be able to play them, so Nintendo figured that everyone's already got a DVD player so why would they bother making you pay extra?

There will eventually be a luxury version of the Wii that has all the bells and whistles, but it's only set to be released in Japan as of yet.

WhiteChrome 18-01-2007 04:49 PM

ok thanks ninja!

Twinny 19-01-2007 01:33 PM

bummer they have to pay extra for a license. if i was nintendo i would just come up with my own way to read dvds. god knows they have the resources

WhiteChrome 19-01-2007 01:53 PM

i agree they must be able to come up with something

NinjaSimon 19-01-2007 04:02 PM

Okay, I guess I need to explain this. DVD is a trademark, the format was created when a bunch of companies got together to do the format, so if anyone wants to use their format they HAVE to pay them money. Even if they called it DvP it would still be their format.

aserangelli 19-01-2007 07:28 PM

So why nintendo did not do it????? they are being too selfish

WhiteChrome 19-01-2007 07:31 PM

well not really i can understand that most people have plenty of DVD players, and it would make sense not to put it into the Wii as standard, it would save on production costs.

NinjaSimon 19-01-2007 11:27 PM

Exactly, it's like not putting in high-def graphics, because hardly anyone has a high def tv.

WhiteChrome 20-01-2007 08:38 AM

i understand, although it does have an option to give out 480p, but its not really high definition

Twinny 20-01-2007 09:14 PM

wouldnt that be considered some sort of monopoly over the product ? Especially if there are no other players in the industry.

NinjaSimon 21-01-2007 09:51 PM

Yes, it is a monopoly, but no one tried to bring in another format, there wasn't a point. DVD was good enough and that was the end of it. Once VHS took over you could still buy BETA, but there really wasn't a reason to.

MattZani 22-01-2007 04:14 AM

it's not a monopoly as such, because no one's annoyed with it, its not crushing someone elses product, because most manufacterers got together and decided to make one product, to help the market.


juicyjuice107 22-01-2007 05:45 PM

that was a smart move >

MattZani 23-01-2007 01:05 PM

Yeah, i wish they'd done that with Blu-ray and HDVD.


Dr.buen0 20-02-2007 09:40 AM

DVD would have been a plus for the wii tho.

Kasaioni 27-02-2007 06:10 PM

Everybody has a DVD player already, no point in makeing the Wii DVD readable, maybe in the future.

And there was an interview with a guy from Nintendo saying that the Wii had the capabilities for HD, but they'll worry about that later.

WhiteChrome 28-02-2007 03:19 PM

i dought they will make it dvd readable in the future its like you said, most people have a dvd player, and its capable of 480p high definition if you can call it that but thats a bout it at the mo

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