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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2009 4:34 am    Post subject: Wii Internet Question? Reply with quote

Can you surf the internet with the Wii? Do they make a keyboard for it?

I am looking for various ways to watch Hulu etc... on my tv without having to hook my laptop up to it. I mostly have been looking at media routers and solutions along those lines. But if the Wii will work then I will go that route, since my wife has always wanted one and we now have two kids.
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup you can surf using the Wii. However, I have yet to see a keyboard for it. The default is typing (on a virtual keyboard) in using the A button and handheld. It sux for the most part, but displays the internet in it's entirety. You might search some dedicated Wii forums to see if anyone's adapted a standard USB keyboard to work.

good luck. BTW, the new Super Mario Bros. for Wii is awesome!

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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got the wii....watched some youtube vids and downloaded the original super mario bros. and excitebike for the original NES. My wife and I enjoy it a lot.
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input. I know you can get a keyboard for the PS3, and it serves as a blue ray player, but I think the family would enjoy the WII better. I will look into the keyboard.

Does it allow you to save favorite websites? That would save us the step up typing in hulu, fancast, etc.. If it has that feature then I could probably do without the keyboard. I would still do my surfing on my phone or laptop, but just use the Wii to get to the TV and movie websites.

Thanks again for the info.
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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup, It does allow you to save favorites.
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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nooga678, might want to double check that the wii has the right flash version to play Hulu etc... I'm pretty sure it doesn't but something may have changed in the last few years...
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