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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor1973 View Post
    There are things I really don't care for, but upgradeability is one I definitely do, because the possibilities are almost endless, meaning there might be future features you will really care for; you just don't know now. DVD video playback is something I'd really want. I don't know if there's any setup that currently allows this, but if your modchip isn't upgradable, you can be certain you won't ever have it. That's just an example. Like I said, the possiblities are virtually endless.
    correct SMB and SSBB didnt need modchip update while all other chips except for d2pro which is upgraded d2ckey needed an update....as for dvd video playback that can already be done using homebrew software....this doesnt require a modchip update and even the pic modchips allow you to run homebrew apps.....the question is always out there MAYBE in the future i might need an update and what do i do then? well this question has been going on for a year now......the d2ckey functions different from the newer chips which is why there are a lot more wires so i dont see this chip needing an update

    on a side note i am not trying to promote d2ckey or anything like that....we carry all d2c chips but several people have gone with d2ckey because they simply dont want to follow the scene and always update thier modchips.....they just want to pop in and play and never deal with it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMODZ View Post
    as for dvd video playback that can already be done using homebrew software....
    Is this done using the Twilight Hack? Remember I'm 100% new to this (until 2 days ago), but I think I read that's the easiest way to run homebrew. Do you have any link with information on this? Not the Twilight Hack, but the DVD video playback.

    Quote Originally Posted by GMODZ View Post
    ...and even the pic modchips allow you to run homebrew apps.....
    Are you completely sure about this? One of those links I included in my original post said neither the Argus nor the D2Key allowed to run homebrew.

    Quote Originally Posted by GMODZ View Post
    the d2ckey functions different from the newer chips which is why there are a lot more wires so i dont see this chip needing an update
    No matter how many pins it has or how different it works, new features will only be possible through a firmware upgrade, right? I don't think I follow what you mean. You may not be interested in future features, but can you know for sure if you don't know what those will be?

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    d2C drive control chip on the dvd drive board..... D2C2 is the latest out....( around the end of april to pressent ).. is NOT MODDABLE with just a modchip....must also swap out the board
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor1973 View Post
    Is this done using the Twilight Hack? Remember I'm 100% new to this (until 2 days ago), but I think I read that's the easiest way to run homebrew. Do you have any link with information on this? Not the Twilight Hack, but the DVD video playback.


    Are you completely sure about this? One of those links I included in my original post said neither the Argus nor the D2Key allowed to run homebrew.


    No matter how many pins it has or how different it works, new features will only be possible through a firmware upgrade, right? I don't think I follow what you mean. You may not be interested in future features, but can you know for sure if you don't know what those will be?
    DVD playback....not sure if this is the newest versoin out because i have never used it but here is a start

    MAXCONSOLE - Nintendo Wii - Homebrew DVD Player software released for Wii - Wii Media Player DVD MFE

    as for new features....i dont know what other features can be added to a modchip directly...if the chip runs homebrew then the rest is up to the homebrew apps....the only feature that i have seen added directly to a chip is d2pro9 direct boot.....this feature boots wii and gc games directly instead of having you click on the game channel and then launching the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
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    d2C MicroControllerUnit is the chip on the dvd drive board..... v3 is the latest out....( around the end of april to pressent ).. is NOT MODDABLE with just a modchip....must also swap out the board
    D2pro team lists on thier website that thier new batch of chips/firmware will support this. Installers are getting these chips in the next week or two.

    d2pro : Features

    Compatible with DMS, D2A, D2B, D2C and D2C2* chipsets
    * "d2c2" refers to the second generation d2c chipset where the nr reader mode has been disabled. This feature is currently only available with chips displaying the d2c2 compliant sticker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
    ...around the end of april to pressent...
    Pfew! Thank God the friend I bought the Wii from got his over 2-3 months ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMODZ View Post
    DVD playback... here is a start
    Thanks!

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    just to avoid some confusion....its not all wiis bought from april onwards that are unmoddbale....there is a 50/50 chance it is moddable...there is a very long thread on wiinewz discussing this.....we have modded several wiis bought in the last few weeks and have only come accross a few that cant be modded yet. there is no way to tell until you actually put a modchip on

    Unmoddable Wiis? D2C - WiiNewz Forums

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    all the Fresh NEW wii's(35) we got in the last 2 weeks without the 2nd row of characters under the GC2-D2C on the Drive chip have not been moddable with just the modchip

    all the wii's we got in the last 2 weeks with the second row of characters..worked great with d2pro9 and wasabi


    it's a pretty safe bet...I think?

    which will be not a prob in a week or 2 anyways...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
    which will be not a prob in a week or 2 anyways...
    Viva la resistance!

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