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    NTSC Wii in Europe

    My first post so go easy, please.

    My family has a Wii kit here in the US with many games.

    Can I take the US NTSC version to our home in Ireland and use it? Our flat screens there will accept an NTSC input.

    What I'm wondering is will using a simple transformer to step down the voltage to the Wii work? Or, is the Hertz difference (50 Hz in Europe v. 60 Hz in US) significant? Will it slow the game down or are there components in the Wi that are linked to the Hz cycle?

    As I suspect many know, it will save us a bundle if we can simply take the games with us, even if we purchase a second NTSC Wii here in the US rather than re-purchasing an entire 220 volt PAL system in Europe.

    Thanks in advance for whatever suggestions/advice you can offer.

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    You may find it will be cheaper to buy a new power brick rather than buy a transformer.
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    Bought a power supply on ebay for 6 pounds. As the power rating is quite high you need a rather expensive downconverter from 220 to 110, so I definitely recommend you go for a power supply.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I take it that the consensus seems to be that stepping down the voltage, or obtaining a 220 volt brick, will enable us to use the NTSC system in Europe and that the 50 Hz issue is a non-problem.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddha6 View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    I take it that the consensus seems to be that stepping down the voltage, or obtaining a 220 volt brick, will enable us to use the NTSC system in Europe and that the 50 Hz issue is a non-problem.

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    The Wii internals rely on a regulated DC voltage supplied from the power brick, this DC voltage stays the same throughout the World.
    The AC input to the power brick is the difference ( In USA 110v in Europe and Australia it is 240V) so by buying a power brick to suit the country you move to you are providing the Wii with the same DC voltage as at home.

    There is no NTSC system in Europe it is a PAL system but modern TV's have NTSC capabilities, so IF you buy games in Europe your Wii will need to be chipped or Homebrew & Starfall installed to block the disk updates - remember updating from a game "out of region" WILL brick your Wii
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    Thanks again. It seems my understanding is the same...our NTSC system, w/games, will work on our NTSC flat screen system in Europe, simply by using a 220 volt "Europe" brick to supply the DC voltage to the Wii cube itself.

    Regards...

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