Play blue-ray on Wii?

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  1. dilip
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    Can I play blue-ray discs on Wii?
    I have homebrew and firmware 4.2. Its an old Wii (bought in 2007)
    Thanks for any help guys!
     


  2. Slyakin

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    Absolutely no. No possible way. Ever.
     
  3. W hat

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  4. Joe88

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    yeah bro
    just go out and buy a ps3 and put it on top of your wiiz
    now you can play blu-ray on your wii
     
  5. jakejm79

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    I wouldnt say no way ever, still would be feasible with an external USB2.0 BD drive. But no way currently and no way ever without additional hardware.
     
  6. PsyBlade

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    Well it would be kinda pointless,
    but you could reencode+stream it to the wii using a sufficiently fast PC.
     
  7. Joe88

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    it still wont be possible because the cpu in the wii is too weak, you need about a 3.2ghz single core cpu to run blu-ray
    and thats not even mentioning the fact that the wii cant even output in hd, so at the end of the day all your left with is a dvd player
     
  8. The Pi

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    I would do that.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. geoflcl

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    Yup yup. The Wii wasn't really made with HD in mind. No point to it, really...
     
  10. jakejm79

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    Depends on the resolution of the movie, even a BD can just store a 480P movie (tho commercially it is never the case), I agree the lack of HD output and lower processing power means fundamentally it isn't a great idea, doesnt mean it isn't achievable with less than optimum results tho.
     
  11. jalaneme

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  12. bwillb

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    Its easy. All you have to do is:
    1. replace the Wii disc drive with a blu-ray assembly
    2. replace the Wii video adapter with one that can render and output HD video
    3. replace the Wii processor and chipset with one that can handle the speed requirements of a blu-ray player.
    4. replace the Wii power supply with one that feeds enough power for these new components.
    5. replace the Wii case with one that can fit all of the larger components.
    6. replace the Wii BIOS and OS with one that is compatible with all of these components.

    See, your Wii can play blu-ray discs in 6 easy steps!
     
  13. techboy

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    Based on that, we can at least reuse the bluetooth module and wi-fi adapter...

    Seriously, go buy a PS3 or a BD player.
     
  14. MLRX

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    I can make a wii that can play blue ray in two steps !! [​IMG]
    1) buy a ps3
    2) paint it white and write wii on it
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Dr. Clipper

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    I did this. It won't play my Wii games any more. Please help!
     
  16. bwillb

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    thats easy to fix.
    1. buy a wii
    2. paint it black and write ps3 on it
    3. paint it white and write wii on it
     
  17. BORTZ

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  18. naruses

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    Yea, it is currently impossible. But, maybe in the feature who knows [​IMG]
     
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  20. Yoshimashin

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    Hahaha, the thing barely plays DVDs. It doesn't support HD output!