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Wii could get Netflix

Another Rumor hot off the presses, the Wii and possibly the Iphone could be getting streaming Netflix
www.crunchgear.com­/2009­/08­/03­/netflix­-to­-stream­-to...
Now like most things on this conundrum of a thing called the internet this may not happen but it could give me another use for my Wii, to save my xbox from even more punishment.

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coologuy1957

This would just give me a portable Netflix player basically. I have 360s everywhere, my buddies have 360s, so its hard to see where I would use this... But its another option. If what they've said before is true, that it will require a disc in the drive to function, that would be pretty weak....

The best/funniest thing about the whole prospect is that Wii60 would have Netflix and PS3 still wouldn't!!!!
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deinfinityx

That is very true and very funny
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Dpmt

Yay more Netflix devices! (especially ones I own ;) )
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deinfinityx

Agreed although i can't imagine the quality coming off the Wii would be as good as the 360
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coologuy1957

Netflix for every product I say! And more instant watch movies for Netflix!!!
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deinfinityx

Agreed, especially on android...........
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Ryudo

I don't get why it would need a disc. Nintendo Channel shows it can do it with streaming and in Japan they have a movie channel and tv channel that streams films and TV. The japan film one does Warner Bros films i think.
Plus Youtube you can watch on Wii streaming just fine.
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deinfinityx

I am with you i don't know where that disc thing came from.
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coologuy1957

They said on some article they were polling people asking if they would use Netflix on a disc in the Wii. I thought it was ludicrous too and it would piss me off, but I think lots of Wii owners would be fine with it. Parents are used to putting in a disc to watch movies and I have no idea how big the client is either. It could take up too much of that precious 512mb of space.... Remember, not everyone has 1 or 2 gb SD cards in their Wii.... In fact, its mostly just us gadgetheads...
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deinfinityx

Agreed, now after rereading that it makes more sense, not my brightest moment, any who i am shocked as well as people haven't put the extra memory on their Wii. It would even be nice if the Wii would play just regular DVD's unless i have missed something.
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coologuy1957

Nintendo saved a lot of cheese putting in such little on board storage, but they shot themselves in the foot because people who loved the downloadable content had to stop buying stuff or start the deleting/redownloading process... The new system update helped but even its not perfect.
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Ryudo

Yeah Wii can play regular DVDs(thanks homebrew) But Nintendo didn't want to pay the royalties so they locked it out.
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deinfinityx

Gotcha, now a reason to mess with it
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coologuy1957

really, wouldn't you rather just use a ps2 or xbox if you're gonna play a movie? with all these dvd consoles, people have so many dvd players, I could care less about the Wii playing movies....
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deinfinityx

True although i only have a ps2, wii, and 360 right now, and when i am playing my 360 i usually watch a movie so i would have to rely on the ps2 which doesn't cut it for dvd since it always skips now. I do want an original xbox for this purpose i just can't afford it now.
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pixelauth

Amen brother, especially since even with homebrew the Wii can't do full HD with no HDMI, and it can't do Digital Surround Sound because it doesn't have an optical audio out. With how cheap DVD players are now, streaming is a much bigger deal than unlocking it to play DVDs. I think it's dumb that Nintendo left it out, but it saved me money on my Wii in the end, so it's no big sacrifice.
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coologuy1957

I guess you could get one of those cheapie $20 dvd players, but they generally crapout pretty soon....
I think they are being made by good brands now though...
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deinfinityx

Yeah, well until i get my xbox original i will stick with the ps2....
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coologuy1957

Did you ever have an original Xbox?
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deinfinityx

Yeah but that one is now sitting in my parents barn since the DVD drive went out on it.
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coologuy1957

I'm gonna cry when my modded one dies. I have some of my favorite games ripped on there and use it for XBMC. That was my connection to all my media for the longest time...
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deinfinityx

Yeah, hence why i want a used one so i can but XBMC on it.
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Ryudo

My original Xbox died early this year and was supposed to be my back up DVD player. Two months later my 8 year old Sony DVD player crapped out. So I ended up just replacing it with a cheapo Samsung.
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schizmo

I head about this awhile ago, and when rumors get a follow up it usually means they're true. this especially is likely because the Wii is definitely powerful enough to stream video and the 420p output is perfectly good for Netflix streaming. as someone who has been looking for a solid way to view video on the Wii, and as somebody with a Netflix account, i really hope this becomes a reality.
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greeny

I hope this is coming to the UK. there don't seem to be any good wii channels atm, except.
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coologuy1957

As long as it streams at great quality over the wireless, this could be a pretty sweet portable Netflix player... I could put it on this TV in my kitchen/dining room area where theres no hardwired connection..
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deinfinityx

That's actually not a bad idea, to bad i can see the tv from basically every room in my apartment.
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coologuy1957

I've heard a million self-righteous Gamestop employees and all around A-hole gamers gripe that the Wii is a kid console and they won't even touch it anymore. Netflix is a step in the right direction, but what will ultimately make the Wii "mature" enough for these people.......?
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deinfinityx

A soul, ha just kidding but I think the vast majority of so called hard core gamers want full hd and yadayadayada Honestly they lost sight of what the Wii is and stands for.
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coologuy1957

the lack of people posting on here shows what the Wii has lost....
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deinfinityx

Ditto
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coologuy1957

Now I feel bad for taking out my aggression about the lack of posting on that other guy - he just joined yesterday.....
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deinfinityx

Well we are what liked seasoned members here now right, anyway everyone does have their own strongly opinionated opinions.
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coologuy1957

even moreso on here... i'm surprised I don't see things get uglier on here normally....
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deinfinityx

Me to especially since i post in the ps3 categories put OMG don't have a ps3. I think topics about Apple products for out do any other topics on here.
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coologuy1957

lol ya those apple freaks go nuts! they beat console fanboys hands down!
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deinfinityx

Hell yeah they do, poor them, ha j/k
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SouthPaw

Confimed no Wii or PS3 netflix

discuss.gdgt.com­/microsoft­/xbox­/360­/general­/nexfli...
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coologuy1957

That doesn't mean anything. Thats just Microsoft pounding its chest for TODAY saying they are the only ones who have it and they're right. But they have been polling people like mad asking if they want Netflix on the PSWii and eventually it will happen. It will be "exclusive" the same way Grand Theft Auto III - San Andreas were "exclusive" to the PS2....
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deinfinityx

Ha like the GTA drop. Did you get the update?
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coologuy1957

I wish - I'm stuck at work.... damn day job!
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deinfinityx

Ha I love my weekend night job, 3 nights a week, 4 to play.
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coologuy1957

I used to work a similar shift here - the work sucked but I played more games than ever... Kinda miss it...
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deinfinityx

I think i would shoot myself if i had to go back to days or even 8's that would be hell. Thankfully i actually enjoy making fun of drunk people so thats a win.
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coologuy1957

I mean - I like both. When I worked graveyard we would screw around and watch movies and b.s. all night. But then I would be asleep when everyone else was awake and would have no one to play with. Now I play with my gf and watch movies at night and stuff but we're not as close at work as we used to be. I got a promotion so I'm with the Network IP group now instead of the Network Operations Center so I work days and make more $$$, but I miss hanging with my co-workers too... Now I really just want a new job or a raise... I probably make less than everyone else at this company and I worked hard to get a damn engineering degree! Some of these a-holes just went to high school.....
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deinfinityx

I know how you feel, i can run a CT scanner probably blind folded, and some of the people i work with have trouble typing on the computer. Damn school that i didn't go to, had to try and be a paramedic instead.
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coologuy1957

I really really want some big Nintendo news to counter all this development on the PS360... The E3 event was the first good Nintendo news in a while.. Now all I read about is people bitching theres more Mario coming (thats a first...) and how that Nintendo Vitality sensor is the ultimate fail. Ok, at least that last part is kinda true, I mean they announced it with no good ideas or games to go along with it and it sounds like they still don't have any.......
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deinfinityx

You thought the E3 coverage was good, i actually stopped watching it after about a half hour. I was more impressed/amused with Sony's coverage, and that was before I wanted a PS3. And yes the vitality sensor was a fail, it is a freaking pulse ox
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coologuy1957

Dude, all you need to know is I am the biggest Mario fan ever - especially 2D Mario... So ya, I still play all the Super Mario games and New Super Mario Bros. for the DS is one of my favorites... Well, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is what I've been waiting for since the Wii came out - hell you could say I have been waiting for it since the N64 came out because there hasn't been a 2D old school Mario game since Super Mario World, for home console at least... Then they gave me the double-whammy of a new Super Mario Galaxy which is one of my top 5 Wii games. And - its MORE MARIO! The Wii Sports Resort demo was so good I bought it launch day (and have been loving it). And as icing on the cake - Metroid Other M looks fantastic too and kudos to Nintendo for allowing another studio to work on an IP and take it in other directions. (Ninja Gaiden-like Metroid sounds sweet to me!)
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deinfinityx

Ok i will give you those, although i was excited that team ninja is making the new metroid, but it didn't have any pizazz like the other two did.
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