So I recently got a wii from a friend and I am in the process of connecting it to my tv (A wall mounted 32 inch HDTV). Now, I have crawled through the system settings, the remotes have brand new batteries in them, and all the settings are kosher. But when I point the remote at the screen (from 6 or more feet away) the reticle is decidedly not where I point the remote. Is there a way to individually calibrate the wii remote to my particular TV? IE I point the remote at a specific set of points and the wii marks them down as the origin and extremes of a coordinate plane? I have a love of FPS games you see, to which a wii could become a revolutionary platform, if the remote and the sensor fit well together.But if I have to point 5 or 6 inches beyond where I see something it could become rather frustrating.
If this is something that the wii motion plus accessory enables, let me know, I have intentions on getting those soon. Also, at the moment I am using composite video, I have sent away for component cables so that I can upgrade to the 480p platform instead of the 480i (though I don't think that will make a difference).
The big thing here is that such a calibration does not seem like it would be that hard to program or use. And with a proper failsafe system it could be easily revertible to a factory default. (To resolve issues where someone simply fails at the entire process and makes the wii remote impossible to direct at the TV.)
Does anybody understand what I'm rambling about?
im not sure if you can calibrate the wii remotes... is your sensor bar centered on the top or bottom of the screen? also make sure that in the wii settings you set the position of the sensor bar (top or bottom of screen). if this isnt helping you should check the wii operation manual for information on calibrating the wii remotes. if you cant find anything in the wii operation manual just call nintendo at 1-800-255-3700.
I'm totally with ya. I'm experiencing the exact same thing, and it seemed to start after I upgraded to a HDTV. I bought a gun/pistol accessory for my remote to assist with shooter games and have never really used it because my on-screen response and accuracy seems to be lacking. PLEASE let me know if you figure out this issue!
I downloaded the operations manual and carefully reviewed the set up section. What I found out was that the sensor bar needs to hang over the edge about a quarter of an inch; it was fairly stable by itself, but I used double stick tape to be secure it to the top of my HDTV. Not 100% sure why, but it seemed to have resolved the problem. The Wii motion plus has a calibration feature, but I'm pretty sure it just checks the orientation of the controller.