I say: Allow TV output for the 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by NEO117, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. NEO117
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    Heck yeah! it'd be great to be able to play on the big screen. [​IMG] sure the 3D effect would be lost but hey it'd be nice. Maybe add a screen switch option or to have both as split screen. Hey I'm just daydreaming here [​IMG]
     


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    And then update it to 3D output with 3D TV's get easier to buy. [​IMG]
     
  3. Goofy Time

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    The fact the DS doesn't have such an option makes me think the 3DS will follow suit too, sadly.
     
  4. _Chaz_

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    Yeah... I highly doubt it.
     
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    Doing this would add to the production cost, people, and hardly anyone would use the feature.
     
  6. Midna

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    Nope, won't happen. There's two screens and a 3D screen.
     
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    While there was no actual purpose for the DS to do so, Nintendo made sure to point out that the 3DS could play movies, even if they demonstrated it just for the 3D effect. The PSP could play UMD movies, which were not limited to the PSP's screen size, as the movies themselves could be shown in 480p when the device was connected to the TV. How Nintendo wants to present the movie is unclear, whether by actual 3DS cards, SD port, etc.


    IMO, what they should do is have the 3DS include an extra port that is used when sliding onto a docking bay, and have the docking bay with output ports for external displays. Then, with a remote that either transmits via WiFi or IrDA (the 3DS has both according to pics), you could rest on your couch and watch your movies on the big screen.
     
  8. KingVamp

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    Game without 3D and only top screen display. [​IMG]

    Then you know not just games, but movies too.

    Edit: Could have it were only certain games are supported.
     
  9. pachura

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    If movies for 3DS are going to be released in its native resolution (400x240, with 3D effect removed), then watching them on a TV screen will be a nightmare.
     
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    Like I said in my previous post, the PSP could play movies, but they weren't limited to the PSP's screen size. If Nintendo were to not only allow movie playback, but to also allow them to be played on the TV, then I doubt they'll limit the resolution to 400x240.
     
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    It's a handheld device, not a home console. Don't worry, Nintendo's next home console will most likely have a TV-Out option.
     
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    That's kind of a given there. [​IMG]
     
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    This is Nintendo here, who don't even ship with power supplies that are world voltage despite the tiny additional cost. I don't think they are ever going to do it [​IMG]
     
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    It'd be a feature no one would really use, remove the 3d effect, jump up costs and shackle you to a tv. I'd say no.
     
  15. trumpet-205

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    Nah. 3DS is already expensive enough. Don't jack up the price anymore.
     
  16. soulx

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    TV output couldn't happen.
    A 3D Screen and a touch-screen.
     
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    It really depends on the application's use.

    The 3D effect is essentially just two images meshed together. If that is the same way a 3D TV works, then yes, you could get both screens on there, with the top in 3D and the other not. The bottom screen would just be rendered twice (like when the 3D effect is turned off for the top screen). The problem is when the application uses the touch screen for input, you'd end up having to look down at the screen to make sure you're touching in the correct spots. Now...if the 3DS also had Bluetooth, you could use a Wiimote using the Wii's sensor bar (or other things for the same effect) to work that lower screen on the TV. Hell, add in a nunchuck attachment, and you could potentially have all the stuff you need to convert your portable experience to the big screen (though buttons and D-Pad would be odd to use because of their placements).

    For something like watching movies, the need for that 2nd screen is slim to none, so just the top screen would be used, and just that could be outputted to the TV. Like I said earlier, with an IrDA or Wifi remote, you could have the 3DS near the TV, and you'd be on the couch watching.
     
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    Even if TV output was official, it isn't something I'd use. It simply isn't practical for the 3DS, beyond viewing movies and pictures. Like others have said, using the touch screen requires you to look at it, and having to look up at your TV seems annoying. Nintendo also says that they aren't persuing 3D TV support in their next console, because the installed userbase is too small, and will be for a long time.
     
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