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How to buy a Wii - pretend I'm your granny

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SpawnChorus Fri 05-Nov-10 16:31:24

I'm considering buying a Wii, mainly because we need a DVD player, and I'd also like to be able to watch iPlayer on the telly. I've been told that a Wii would enable me to do this.

I've seen this one on Amazon.

What other bits and bobs would we need / want to go with it? We don't play any computer games, but I think some of the "moving about" Wii stuff sounds fun. I would need a Wii fit for that though, right?

cyb Fri 05-Nov-10 16:33:14

Thats what we've got, same games same console. The kids plugged it in and started using it straight away so no complicated set up. HAvnet watched DVD's in it yet...didnt know you could!

cyb Fri 05-Nov-10 16:33:51

Wii sports is very moving about, you dont nee d Wii fit for that

SpawnChorus Fri 05-Nov-10 17:01:49

Thanks cyb.

What's the difference between Wii Sport and Wii Fit?

SpawnChorus Fri 05-Nov-10 17:20:08

OK, my understanding is that Sport = playing tennis, golf, boxing etc with a remote control, and Wii fit = aerobics and yoga etc on a board.

HOw about dancing? I don't need a Wii fit for that do I?

SpawnChorus Fri 05-Nov-10 17:37:18 is a nunchuck controller???

Do I need to get a second Wiimote if two DCs are to play at the same time?? That's another £38! hmm I'm confused.

LyraSilvertongue Fri 05-Nov-10 17:40:25

Yes, you need one remote per person playing. A nunchuck plugs into the remote for additional gamplay, essential to some games. it has a joystick controller on it and is also used for things where you use both hands, eg boxing.

LyraSilvertongue Fri 05-Nov-10 17:42:07

So, you need a Wii, two remotes, two nunchuks, Wii Fit board if you want to do yoga etc, plus any other games you fancy. Some games (like Wii Sports Resort) need a Wii Motion Plus attachment. That's also an extra cost. You should be able to find bundles that include more remotes etc.

SpawnChorus Fri 05-Nov-10 18:11:31

OMG I've just bought a Wii!


LyraSilvertongue Fri 05-Nov-10 18:17:11

Congratulations grin

LyraSilvertongue Fri 05-Nov-10 18:17:30

Did you get the new red one?

SpawnChorus Fri 05-Nov-10 20:04:47

No...I did consider it, but it was £10 more and I'm a cheapskate thrifty...

aristomache Fri 05-Nov-10 20:06:41

We can't watch DVD's on ours confused

lissieloukatthosefireworks Fri 05-Nov-10 20:10:58

which one did you get?

TitsalinaBumSquash Fri 05-Nov-10 20:12:22

You can't watch DVD's on the Wii!! Can you?

TitsalinaBumSquash Fri 05-Nov-10 20:13:02

Excuse the apostrophe im not sure why i pit it there. blush

SpawnChorus Fri 05-Nov-10 20:20:20



TitsalinaBumSquash Fri 05-Nov-10 20:25:35

Don't quote me on it! They may have changed something....

aristomache Fri 05-Nov-10 20:27:47

I've had mine for 2 years maybe the newer ones can but mine definitely can't

SpawnChorus Fri 05-Nov-10 20:33:21

Fucking fuck.

nottirednow Fri 05-Nov-10 20:35:44

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cyb Sat 06-Nov-10 16:26:08

we've tried to wacth DVD's on ours but failed. Doesnt work...

DooinMeCleanin Sat 06-Nov-10 16:27:50

You can't watch DVDs on mine or my Dads either. The PS3 has an intergrated blu-ray player.

LyraSilvertongue Sun 07-Nov-10 22:22:35

There is software out there that will allow you to watch DVDs on the wii. Google it.

SpawnChorus Sun 07-Nov-10 22:30:45

We now have a Wii AND a DVD player hmm grin

Lyra - I did look into that, but I was just a bit too chicken to start fannying around with the inner workings of the wii.

Feel like I've had a complete electrical goods overload this weekend. <<bleary>>

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