Minimum distance from sensor bar?

Minimum distance from sensor bar?

Hachibei
May 4, 2011
Hi everyone,

When setting up/using a Wii, do you have to maintain a minimum distance from the sensor bar for the Wiimote to work?

EDIT: I'm just gonna go with Selim873's answer until I can actually verify it.

» 3 Answers

  • Selim873 Best answer
    May 4, 2011
    THESE MEASUREMENTS ARE BASED ON WHERE THE WII REMOTE IS, NOT YOUR STANDING POSITION.

    Minimum (from my experience); Merely 2.5 feet, around 76 centimeters

    Recommended distance; 6 feet, around 1.8 meters

    Maximum; Depends on the sensitivity level that's set. Max sensitivity can reach pretty far, but other sources of InfraRed light (like candles) can interfere.
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    The metric measurements should be pretty close to the U.S./British (Not sure) Imperial measurements, which is what I'm used to. I'm just trying to get this answered internationally to those who also have the same question.
  • bdr9
    May 4, 2011
    Usually I find that I have to stay at least a couple of feet away in order for it to work. It depends on your sensitivity setting.
  • Fishaman P
    May 4, 2011
    Usually I'm 3 feet away, but sometimes I can get away with being closer because 1 or 2 of my ceiling lights gives off IR light.