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TiVo and Nintendo's Wii U

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by innocentfreak, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    are you talking about the HD remakes? Because I'm talking about the PSN downloads of straight PS2 games.
     
  2. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Even the straight PS2 games are ports to work on the cell processor (either via emulation or whatnot). Simply put, unless you can take a PS2 disk and play it in a PS3 it's not BWC.
     
  3. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    Fair enough. You can do it with PS1 games though in the PS2 and PS3. I just don't see Sony ditching the PS3 games in the next gen, especially with all the DLC out there.
     
  4. mattack

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    PS3 will play PS1 games, but will not play PS2 games (currently available PS3s).
     
  5. tifenni

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    To see a world in a granda of stand.And a heaven in a wild flower.Hold infinity in the palm your hand and eternity in an hour.
     
  6. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    Nintendo could buy TiVo, before Microsoft. ;):D
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's because PS1 is done via software emulation. PS2 support in the original PS3 required a special chip. They removed it in later models to reduce costs.

    Dan
     
  8. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    One PS3 model had software PS2 emulation, but they removed that too.
     
  9. morac

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    Not exactly. The first model PS3 had the PS2 CPU and GPU, so it was fully backwards compatible in hardware. The next model took out the PS2 CPU and emulated it in software, but left in the PS2 GPU, so it was compatible via part software emulation and part hardware. Later models removed the PS2 GPU and since that wasn't emulated in software, PS2 compatibility no longer worked since the GPU was never emulated in software.

    Considering that the CPU emulation wasn't great, I'd say that combined with GPU emulation would be pretty bad. Also Sony couldn't resell people PS2 games that they already own.
     
  10. mattack

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    Though I'd almost certainly would have paid just as much of a one time fee to get PS2 emulation than I will pay for re-buying games. I am only doing that slightly, gritting my
    teeth.. Though so far, it's the Sony games, so they will be "free" after credit card rebate, and typically when they're $10 or less per game. (I think Sly Collection is the only one I have so far.. Actually I priced matched that to $19.99). I will likely get one of the Ratchet & Clank collections, and the new God of War set that for $40 (MSRP) bundles a bunch of the separate collections (some being now downloads).
     
  11. sth85vdub01

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    So I have a TiVo Premiere XL HD and saw the guide had some tivo support but apparently not my model, if anyone has this tivo and has got it to work with the wii u can you please message me.
    Thanks
     
  12. jjd_87

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    At the moment there is no TiVo support for any model.
     
  13. Flojomojo

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    It's supposedly coming in January 2013. I would not get my hopes up for iPad-like functionality, but I'm sure it will be free and at least make use the IR port.
     
  14. caryrae73

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    Any news when TiVo support on Wii U? Jan is almost over and haven't seen anything yet. Will it be a system update or will it just show up one day on the system?
     
  15. caryrae73

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    from Engadget

     

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