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    Check out this TVii Interview

    I dunno about you guys, but the TVii aspect of the new Wii U seems like it's going to be reall well implemented. A lot better than the afterthought that is the Xbox 360 and PSN dashboards. This interview really hits home with what Nintendo hopes to accomplish with the system.




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    pretty cool. I like how he talks about the future of the service instead of talking about trying to compete with 360 and such.

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    This could be a killer service if they implement it right

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    I think he left a lot up in the air, but the service does look very promising. They just have to make sure they get all the support they need to cover most people. It has to be as seamless as possible, and offer all the features (and more) that regular cable boxes and DVRs offer. A lot of this is yet to be seen, but I personally have big hopes for it. This definitely has the potential to be a great, integrated smart TV service.

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    it is way more complicated than i thought; for live or dvr it changes the the input on the tv and it changes the channel simultaneously thats crazy cool
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    Pretty good interview, the guy was clear and got to the point, sure he didn't answer every question fully, but that was only due to lack of information. He didn't avoid questions either. I'm going to get a Netflix account as soon as I get my Wii-U, can't wait. <_>

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    Thanks. That answered some questions. Mainly, it cleared up that live TV is brought to us by changing the input source on the TV, and not by online streaming of the video from our cable/satellite providers.

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    I guess the one thing that no one has asked yet is how the On Demand works. I really hope they cut deals with all the major cable companies to allow On Demand to be viewed from the Wii U just like the option is available on the Xbox 360. I hate that I need a Gold subscription to watch the On Demand content that I can view on my PC for free (I am cheap and only have the free box Xfinity provides that doesn't have On Demand or anything). I would LOVE to be able to watch it on the Wii U!

    I am looking forward to seeing this in action!

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    That was pretty enlightening. If this all works out, I think this could be a big step forward not only for Nintendo but for TV in general. Companies like Samsung, Sharp, Sony, and LG will have to step up their game in terms of what they can offer to make the UI of their TVs more intuitive.
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    Will I be able to use my family's DirecTV through this? That would certainly be nice in college...

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    You should definitely watch the video as it explains most of what your inquiring. But in a nutshell TVii is really an uber-advanced universal remote app that allows you to control your TV, cable, satellite, (not so sure about a/v receivers and DVD/Blu-Ray players yet), and switches between TV inputs, and cable/sat receivers to allow you a one-stop approach to your home entertainment needs.

    Again, as stated in the video interview above, no television signal will INPUT into the Wii U, it is simply a control option for your existing equipment.

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    I do not see myself using TVii much. But it is a cool feature to hav. Plus, who doesn't want to watch the Big Bang Theory, and after it's done, easily just turn back to ur game?

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    Tvii will be a selling point for some people.

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