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Wii TVii DVR Launches in 2013, Critics Say Software 'Has Potential'

latinopost.com: Wii TVii, which was originally slated to launch alongside the Wii U, has at last rolled out to console owners. Nintendo's novel approach to the modern media hub proposes "second-screen" integration to compliment video content and acts, for all intents and purposes, as a universal remote.

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DEEBO1227d ago

time to put it to the test,wii u check,falcons vs lions check,monday night fooball on a sat? huh check.

andrewsqual1226d ago

But still doesn't play DVDs or Blurays with its built in Bluray Drive.

FlyingFoxy1226d ago

WiiU does not have a Bluray drive.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1226d ago (Edited 1226d ago )

So expect this.
http://www.joystiq.com/2011...
http://www.lazygamer.net/xb...
http://www.ign.com/articles...
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
http://www.nowgamer.com/new...

Some devs have complained about xbox 360 25gb disk space.

Would you be willing to download a 50+gb game when next gen comes?

vulcanproject1226d ago (Edited 1226d ago )

What happens when the battery dies on the gamepad after a couple hours do you have to sit with it plugged in again to use it all night as wired remote

:-/

Ummmm....

rainslacker1226d ago

It uses a proprietary format for the disks, but isn't the laser itself use the same spectrum as Blu-Ray, and isn't it capable of reading blu-ray discs? Thought they just didn't license the blu-ray spec for playing movies.

Just curious as searching only bought up the disk format.

nukeitall1226d ago (Edited 1226d ago )

Does anyone really care about blu-ray anymore?

I don't, all my media consumption is now streaming and I don't really care enough to own.

@shutUpAndTakeMyMoney:

Disc space need is overrated. How many games this generation needed more space? The vast majority don't and the ones that uses that space just use it because it is available, not because it enhances the game much. Mostly allocated to video (that could and should be done in engine) and uncompressed (or less compressed) audio.

If needed, just split the game onto multiple discs. Problems solved!

rainslacker1226d ago

@nukeitall
By the start of 2012 40 million people had blu-ray players in their home in the US. A 38% rise from the year before, so yes people still care about blu-ray. Numbers aren't available for 2012, but I brought one for my dad today for xmas, and best buy had a whole section for players, along with a pallet of one on sale out on the sales floor. I saw 3 people pick one up from that pallet while I was perusing the movies. Funnily enough, I would have purchased a Wii U for my dad, had it had blu-ray support, just because of the way you can use the touch screen for a remote.

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stage881226d ago

Sounds good but I bet it won't be as got as the PS3's PlayTV. It is amazing.

kingPoS1226d ago

I envy those who have Play TV or Torne. I wouldn't be surprised to hear you have a 1tb hard drive in your ps3.

It's too bad the media folks the US won't allow the ps3 to be used as a DVR over in the States.

stage881226d ago

I think it might be something to do with multiple frequency signals. Here in the Uk we only have one standard across the whole country.

I hope the PS4 comes with PlayTV 2 built in to the machine and compatible for all region/ countries. It really is fantastic and the best DVR i've ever used.

dok221226d ago

Nintendo Tvii works with your cable or satellite provider plus all of the movie applications that are both on Sony and Microsoft which equals to way more content. We have over 1000 channels on cable and satellite Sony and Microsoft only has the content they sell and the ones from the Apps (Netflix,Amazon,hulu, ect )

Darth Stewie1226d ago

PS3 and 360 can also play Blu Rays and DVDs which the Wii U can't. The PS3 in both Europe and Japan also has DVR capabilities.