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    Wii on a Projector - Sensor Bar question

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    I would really buy a wii, but I only have a projector at home, and no TVs, so I would use the console with the projector.
    Now, my problem is, that the room is rather small, I have some free space for playing only 3 meters from the screen. The screen itself is 92'' (around 230 cm - 114x203cm). And here is the question: can the wii sensor bar handle such a large screen from such little distance? Meaning: if i put the bar for example to the bottom of the screen, will I be able to point to the top of it? Is there some mathematical info on what the original sensor bar can "see" (degrees and distances)?
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    I would go for the wireless sensor bar option, and experiment - you may even have to place central of the viewing area dependant on the game
    The sensor bar is only required for the "precision" pointing games all the rest like wii sports etc. rely on the bluetooth interface between the remote and the console
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    Thank you for your input, but I know all this. Btw it's easier and cheaper to buy a cable extender for 3$ (so you won't have to touch the original bar's cable) and solder a few metres of phone or ethernet cable to it (whatever lies around)
    My original question is rather mathematical.
    Is it possble on a 92'' screen, to point at all four corners of the screen successfully with the sensor bar registering all motion from 3 meters away?
    For games like Resident Evil.

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    I think it is just possible, I don't think it matters that the screen is big. It doesn't matter if you point perfectly at a point, its more like moving till the cursor comes to where you want it. So if a certain movement movesthe cursor 10 cm on a 50 cm tv, it would move 1 meter on a 5 meter tv.

    I have never tried it at such a big screen, but I think it works.

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    just make sure the wii menu/ sensor/ is set to the correct above or below tv selection

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    i think iv'e seen a guy on this site who used a projector, i don't know if i remember correctly but didn't he have his wii downstairs and he where looking to find a way of changing disks remotely.................. or am i making it up LOL

    just a point but if you get too far away from the sensor bar will the signal not be too weak and jumpy? i know mine does from other side of room


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    Quote Originally Posted by erb247 View Post
    just a point but if you get too far away from the sensor bar will the signal not be too weak and jumpy? i know mine does from other side of room
    Yes it does, but not within 3 meters (with me)

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    I have a projector and it's about 115inches. We regularly play games from 10-12ft from the screen and have had no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by choeacin View Post
    I have a projector and it's about 115inches. We regularly play games from 10-12ft from the screen and have had no problems
    Nice! Is everybody in the front of the screen while playing, or can you play standing slighltly on the side? Where is your sensor bar positioned?

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    sensor bar be located somewhr between the screen/tv and the player(s). the reception angle can be adjusted (either below tv, or above). in ur case, large projected screen, it must be set at 'below' mode. test it out.

    the sensor bar has very thin connection. u may not like a soldered extension, or not applicable. try to locate the sensor in between, be fine.

    slighltly aside is flexible [e.g. within the viewing angle of LCD TV. ]

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