Japanese wii tv guide channel released

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Mar 5, 2008
  1. Gus122000
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    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

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    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.
     
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    Eh sounds useless to me...
     
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    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] )
     
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    [​IMG] lol

    Sounds cool [​IMG]
     
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    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.
     
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    This might be the last thing pushing me to get a wii here.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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)
     

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