Tvii

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  1. chaoswanderer
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    I was wondering on people's thoughts on whether the Tvii will use the internet or if you need to have cable tv first?
     


  2. DiscostewSM

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    Unless there is an input port for a cable on the WiiU, I'd assume it will be via internet.
     
  3. Pleng

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    What's Tvii?
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

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    Between insane and insecure
    I am going to assume it will use internet.
     
  5. Alexrose

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    No, it doesn't use internet unless you're using Netflix etc; it uses your TV's input. It's essentially a TV guide. You enter the information of your box and the pad uses its IR to act like a universal remote and switch your TV/digibox to the channel you choose, and then the guide that shows live information and the message board uses the internet. The Wii U doesn't do any streaming of the show itself for the live TV part, it just manipulates your television.
     
  6. lokomelo

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    So it is a kind of smart TV but without TV? :blink:
     
  7. DiscostewSM

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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  8. Alexrose

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    No, it depends upon the TV to run. It's just essentially a live message board and information centre that's synchronised to whatever you happen to be watching on your TV.
     
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    Should be nice since it has an iTV partnership to keep it afloat.
     
  10. Lucifer666

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    Yet another feature to curl up in a fetal position and cry over as it isn't available outside of the US and Canada.
    Seriously though, Nintendo TVii seems absolutely fantastic, and it's such a shame the rest of the world doesn't have access to it (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, etc)
    During the Nintendo Direct presentation yesterday the TVii bit in particular is what interests me. I don't want to use a VPN, dammit!
     
  11. soulx

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    Personally, I think it looks really awesome. Nice way to consolidate all my media in one easy to access place. Nintendo really is trying to make the Wii U the #1 home-entertainment box.

     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    Wow this feature is so amazing I definitely don't have this on my Xbox 360.

    Seriously it's just all the features that every other console already has under a broader banner. Oh and they don't have the film/music distribution services of their competitors or any of that.

    So yeah.
     
  13. soulx

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    In case you didn't know, this hooks up with your cable box and DVR too.

    What this does is put all your services in one unified application allowing for easy access and an enhanced experience.

    You want to watch Mad-Men? Go on the app and it'll give you all the places to watch it (if it's on cable, Netflix or Hulu+, etc.)

    Watching a movie, get actor info and details on the Wii U Pad. Even the ability to screen-shot a scene and share it on Twitter, Facebook or Miiverse.

    Viewing a football game, get player stats and plays on the Wii U Pad.

    Honestly this is quite ingenious.


    And on your Xbox, you have to pay for Xbox Live Gold to even use Netflix and other services. So there's that.
     
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    wasnt alot of this stuff already showcased with smartglass?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxwymIZt9ds&feature=related
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    WE HAVE A WINNER.

    I mean the main differences I saw with TVii was the "second screen" functions (which SmartGlass demoed and it seems unimportant anyway) and that it works with TiVo (which feels laughably dated).
     
  16. soulx

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    And this (^) guys is what happens when a person refuses to acknowledge any points that don't fit in with his bias.

    I've already detailed how SmartGlass is different. SmartGlass doesn't consolidate all your media (including cable, Netflix, etc.) into one application for easy access. SmartGlass doesn't connect with your cable television and allow you to search listings or access your DVR. They're completely different.
     
  17. chris888222

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    I just hope TVii isn't proxy locked.
     
  18. nunavat2010

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    In Canada? No it will not be available in Canada.
     
  19. soulx

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    They confirmed that it will be.

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/13/nintendo-tvii-carriers/
     
  20. Joe88

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    the 360 already has integration for fiostv, you can watch live tv and access the listings as long as you connected to the same internet connection that your fiostv is on