Is it possible to...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Dthruking, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Dthruking
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    Dthruking Advanced Member

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    play HD DVD"s on the wii? I just bought the HD cables for it so i could hook it up to my HDTV and i was just wondering if this was possible. Since with the wiikey you can play regular DVD's i was just wondering if you could play the HD dvd's and have them actually be in HD


    thanks in advance

    Jon
     
  2. mustnap

    mustnap GBAtemp Regular

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    are you kidding me? even with xbox 360 you have to purchase a separate HD DVD player so the answer is NO. it can never be used as a HD DVD or Blu Ray Disc player.
     
  3. Hooya

    Hooya GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    It'd be like trying to play DVD audio on your car's CD player.
     
  4. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    So all you need is a firmware upgrade?
     
  5. Bloodgod

    Bloodgod 嵐の王

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    LOL x Infinity

    Put it this way. If the Wii was able to play Blu Ray or HD-DVD, it would not cost 249.99MSRP
     
  6. mustnap

    mustnap GBAtemp Regular

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    heh, the HD DVD player add on for Xbox 360 alone costs $199
     
  7. iTech

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    Hooking up the XBOX 360's HD-DVD drive to the Wii would definitely work. And custom software running on the Wii could certainly access the drive. But playing back HD-DVD media on a system which only support 480p maximum output is unfortunately just as pointless as buying a wife without horny.

    I'm definitely sure we'll see such frankensteinism on the PS3 though... PS3's hypervisor allows Linux implementation to access the USB port, and projects attempting to port the drive's drivers to Linux for the PC are allready producing results.
     
  8. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    [​IMG] @ "buying a wife without horny"
     
  9. Hooya

    Hooya GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Um... I believe that would require a laser hardware upgrade.
     
  10. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    Even with an external HD-DVD/BluRay drive it still wouldn't be possible.
    The Wii simple doesn't have enough processing power to be able to playback HD content.
     
  11. Darkforce

    Darkforce DERP!

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    Well HD resolution games are very much possible on the Wii, Nintendo just play down this fact. The original Xbox had many games that supported 720p, heck a couple even supported 1080i and as we know the Wii is more powerful than the Xbox.

    In a couple of years time I think we will start to see some 720p games on the Wii.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. OSW

    OSW Wii King

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    I think it was a joke lol [​IMG]