Wierd Wii Remote

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by AngryGeek416, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. AngryGeek416

    AngryGeek416 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 17, 2012
    Ok i have both a Wii & a Wii U connected to my TV both have one Wiimote synched to each but only the Wii U has a sensor bar attached...this is my question how is my Wiimote still working on my Wii when the sensor bar is plugged into my Wii U? they both work just fine it just doesn't make sense to me please someone explain this. Obviously it's a good thing i'm just curious as to how this is happening?
  2. Bobbybangin

    Bobbybangin GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 9, 2010
    United States
    Because the sensor bar only needs power to it to work. It's the same as how you can use a sensor for the Dolphin emulator that is plugged in and powered by the Wii.

    You should edit your title to weird instead of wierd.
  3. dragonblood9999

    dragonblood9999 GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 27, 2007
    the sensor bar just give off infrared light that the wiimote pickup
    its really just some infrared leds in a plastic bar/shell
    hell you can use 2 candles and the wii motes will still work.
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    Sensor bar doesn't sense anything, it is merely a powered infrared LED.

    Wiimote works exactly the opposite of PS Move controller. Wiimote has internal camera that captures the movement of infrared LED to derive motion. PS Move controller has USB camera that captures the movement of glowing orb on PS Move controller to derive motion.

    You don't even need sensor bar. Try lighting two candles and place them bottom left and bottom right of the TV.
  5. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

    Global Moderator
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]

    I always find it funny that the "Sensor Bar" isn't a sensor at all.

    Though this does prompt a question out of me on this, is the sensor bar port on the Wii or WiiU hot (as in always powered)? Or, OP, are you leaving your WiiU turned on all the time?
  6. kehkou

    kehkou does what Nintendon't

    Dec 19, 2009
    United States
    The Duke City
    The Wii/ Wii U has to be powered on.
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