Wii U optical drive

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by mike333, Jun 17, 2011.

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What optical drive technology will be inside Wii U?

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  1. mike333
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    mike333 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Nintendo will use existing technology.
    It must be cheap so no or very limited royalty payment.
    Please note that new Wii won't play any DVD, HDDVD, Blu-Ray, video cd media.
    You won't see any dvd/hd movie logo on Wii U.

    This topic is for fun only.

    Some random thoughts:
    - hd dvd is abandoned which means is very cheap technology
    - blu ray is common so optical mechanism (lens etc.) might be cheap
    - someone from N at E3 said that disc will hold 25GB of data (looks like blu ray)
    - does anyone knows licensing costs for Blu-ray (hd dvd) divided into categories: media itself, copy protection, mpeg4, bluray java, logo on device
    - no, and once again no, Wii U won't play any movies off existing media with proprietary logo on it
     
  2. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

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    Existing technology? Cheap? No movie logo?

    Say no more... I know EXACTLY what technology the wiiu will use for their games:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  3. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    Shouldn't this be on the EoF?
     
  4. mike333
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    mike333 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Found it on Nintendo servers.
    Looks legit.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  5. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Probably a proprietary optical disc format like with the Wii and Gamecube.
     
  6. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    ...that still used the dvd technology. So most likely, this will be blu-ray with the disc written in reverse.
     
  7. OncleJulien

    OncleJulien tool of peers

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    this topic is neither about the wii, nor hacking...discuss.
     
  8. Porobu

    Porobu Gbatemps Shiny Latias

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    Optical drives are sh*t
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  9. mike333
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    mike333 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    We are preparing for 0day hack after Wii U release.
    Here is required tool chain:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  10. Wiimm

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    technical: A Blue Ray Drive, because Nintendo will use well tested and cheap hardware and will not develop an own system.

    logical: Other disc format: I will not read standard blue ray discs to avoid backup loaders.
     
  11. crwys

    crwys GBAtemp Maniac

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    Its already been confirmed its not blu-ray
     
  12. UranusKiller

    UranusKiller TranceMaster

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    who cares? oh c'mon, BlueRay players are dirt cheap now anyway, and DVD players, well every household has atleast 3 lol.

    They have created their OWN large storage Disks which only compare to BR due to their size, but i bet the drive has a fantastic reader, quiet, strong, a extremely powerful lens that hopefully never suffers from any kind of problems.
     
  13. crwys

    crwys GBAtemp Maniac

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    Well said. I am going to miss my GC controller though [​IMG]
     
  14. naved.islam14

    naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

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    OT: That's so funny. OT: It'll most likely be DVD.
     
  15. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    it won't be brd it will never be brd sony will be the ONLY one who ever puts brd in their consoles. what will be in the Wu is their own brand of an optical disc and it holds 25gb.