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Sep 4, 2010 5:30 AM

Does Wii play Blu-ray? More info requested...

I don't own a Wii yet. What is the DVD quality? Does it play Blu-ray? Can it play burned DVDs

What about CDs?


Or could someone direct me to a detailed specs??? I mean everything I'd ever want to know about the Wii

before I buy one?



EARTHBOUND33 2,270 posts since
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Sep 4, 2010 6:32 AM in response to: LILMARSINAH
Re: Does Wii play Blu-ray? More info requested...

the wii cannot play blu ray discs, dvd's, or cd's. you can get netflix for it though. 

DSLITE7 545 posts since
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Sep 5, 2010 9:24 AM in response to: LILMARSINAH
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The Wii is unable to play any type of DVD, CD, or Blu-Ray discs.  It can only play games and a Netflix disk.

The Wii has many options such as free Wi-Fi, a Wii Shop Channel where you can buy classic games, and many channels with different uses.

The Wii basically uses connections with a wireless router.  As long as you have that, then any internet service is ok to use.  There are also Nintendo brand attachments that broadcast Nintendo Wi-Fi.

The Shop Channel has a variety of games from consoles like the SNES or the Nintendo 64.  There is also a genre of games only available there called Wiiware.  You can buy games with points, which you can get by buying Wii Point Cards or with a credit card.

It also has a great selection of games, including many titles only available on the Wii.

The Wii can be used with up to four Wii remotes, which have many attachments, such as WiiMotion Plus, the Nunchuk, the Classic Controller, and the Wii Wheel.  Some games use certain attachments, such as racing games may use the Wii Wheel, while sports may use WiiMotion Plus for more accurate motions.  Some games absolutely need some attachments to play.

The Wii itself comes with the system, AC and power cords, a sensor bar, a Wii Remote and Nunchuk, and the game Wii Sports.  If you buy the Wii with the bonus, you also get Wii Sports Resort and the WiiMotion Plus.

The Wii comes in two colors, white and black.  There are also four Wii Remote colors, white, black, blue, and pink.  The black, blue, and pink Wii Remotes come with a WiiMotion Plus.  All remotes have a glove included.  However, with some attachments, such as the Classic Controller and the Nunchuk, the only colors are white and black.

The Wii has backwards compatability with the Gamecube games, and even has ports at the top of the Wii for two Gamecube memory cards and four Gamecube controllers.  You must use a Gamecube controller if you want to play them.

The Wii also has an SD card slot.  You can view photos and videos on the Photo Channel, or you can save and load game data via Data Management in the Wii Menu.  No games with Wi-Fi compatability can have their save files copied, though.  Some games can save certain things to the SD card in game, such as pictures or songs.

That basically sums up everything.

SMAITH 1 posts since
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Sep 16, 2014 1:09 PM in response to: LILMARSINAH
Re: Does Wii play Blu-ray? More info requested...

The Wii only plays Wii and Gamecube games. If you try to put any other discs in there, such as CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray Discs, (and trust me, I've tried) it will just not load on the Wii menu. The reason why the PS3 plays Blu-Ray Discs is the PS3 is made by Sony, and so are Blu-Ray Discs. That's also why the XBOX 360 can play HD DVDs (with an optional HD DVD add-on). The Wii does use SD cards for memory though, so you can put pictures on your SD card, pop it in the Wii, go to the Photo Channel, and view and do things to your pictures. When Nintendo made the Wii (and all their other game systems, apparently), they were focusing on fun and video games, not multimedia entertainment, unlike Sony. But from google research,i find this article: ***Edited by moderator***


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REDTECH23 848 posts since
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Sep 14, 2014 9:40 AM in response to: SMAITH
Re: Does Wii play Blu-ray? More info requested...

Please do not bump old threads.


Also, NEVER recommend a site that tells you to do unauthorized activity to your Nintendo system as if a future repair is needed Nintendo will refuse to accept it.

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