Japanese wii tv guide channel released

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Gus122000, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Gus122000

    Gus122000 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 15, 2007
    I just turned on my wii and i got the message.Its intresting but nothing to impressive.
    (Delete/lock if old)
    Source:Nintendo Japanese wii mail.
  2. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    You can highlight shows you want to watch and check what your friends have selected as well. You can also use the Wiimote as a remote control.
  3. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 30, 2003
    Newcastle, Australia
    Eh sounds useless to me...
  4. notnarb

    notnarb Not narbing it up

    Jun 18, 2007
    Apparently this channel allows you to use your wiimote as a universal remote... Ima be psyched if and when this comes to the States (just like the demo channel [​IMG] )
  5. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    [​IMG] lol

    Sounds cool [​IMG]
  6. Glacius0

    Glacius0 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 27, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Um...changing your channels? For this to work, the sensor bar would need to be positioned in front of your tv, which is a hassle.
  7. kikuchiyo

    kikuchiyo 大阪に生まれた男

    Jan 6, 2004
    United States
    This might be the last thing pushing me to get a wii here.
  8. TaMs

    TaMs Randomizer

    Nov 15, 2006
    Mm.. yes i want to turn on my wii, boot random tv guide channel. Only so i can watch what's coming from tv.
  9. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    Um, where else would you put it? I'm not a fan of having the sensor bar behind me. I find that makes controlling the game a little hard when it's not in either of the 2 positions that can be chosen in the options. Under TV, and Above TV.
  10. shadow1w2

    shadow1w2 Still here.

    Mar 16, 2004
    United States
    Interesting, so the sensor bar can be used to actually send signals?
    Its not just a cheap light setup. Though its not that hard to make a light flicker.

    I think they are reling on the fact the infared lights can bounce off most walls.
    So if you have anything for the lights to bounce off of it might just work.

    Though Id love to see a wireless Infared light for the wiimote.
    Pointless but kinda nice.

    Though for all that you could always just grab your actual remote and save yourself the trouble.

    Though seeing whos watching what is a nice feature.
  11. Kyusuke

    Kyusuke Advanced Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    United Kingdom
    It raises a certain query though. As far as I know, when you plug in the sensor bar to the Wii, all it does is to give it power in order to emit infra-red light. So if what the description says is true, the Wii can also send data towards the sensor bar other than just providing power?

    It also would be a downside towards those third party sensor bars too (those that are powered off a battery)