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Soooo... can you play your Wii U... in bed? [roundtable]
 
I'm sure that everyone here has conducted GamePad range experiments of their own, particularly the 'play-from-bed' test. I can happily report that my bedroom reception, one floor up from the Wii U, is pretty much perfect! (Wii Chatters beware!) Now I just need more off-TV games... (also, I need to keep praying to Lord Iwata for free updated Wii U-native VC ports)

Have the rest of you had similarly good luck?

Also, how is your Wii hooked up right now? I've somehow juryrigged it to my old setup while keeping my Wii and 360 hooked up, but through component. :( No digital surround. Does anyone know if Wii U games even support Pro Logic? The games on the Wii channel still should, right? So confusing...

I'll probably get a new receiver soonish, though. I'm getting kind of tired of connecting everything through kludgey solutions.

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Posted: 11/28/12, 17:15:38  - Edited by 
 on: 11/28/12, 17:16:50
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Playing while cooking is my best range feat.
Posted: 11/29/12, 00:19:50
I can't, and that sucks. Increase the range someone!!
Posted: 11/29/12, 16:16:42
The bigger question... lights on or off when you play with your wii u in bed?

don't hate the playa', hate the gamepad!
Posted: 11/29/12, 22:16:21  - Edited by 
 on: 11/29/12, 22:16:33
I can play on the can but that's about it, haha
Posted: 11/30/12, 01:23:19
Posted: 11/30/12, 01:29:48  - Edited by 
 on: 11/30/12, 01:30:11
The Wii U is in my room.
Posted: 11/30/12, 01:52:22
Apparently I lied, the Gamepad does reach my bed! My Wii U is set up in the basement and I tried it previously in the room directly above it, and had issues, but I guess maybe that's because I was so close to the computer, so there was some kind of interference? It works fine in the living room and pretty well in my bedroom. The video gets a little bit choppy at times in the bedroom, but for the most part it works great.
Posted: 11/30/12, 16:43:56
No. May try to move the Wii U in my entertainment center to accomplish this.
Posted: 11/30/12, 17:12:29
I apparently don't have a good range on mine. It won't reach my bedroom (Wii U is in my living room).

Anand said:
Also, how is your Wii hooked up right now? I've somehow juryrigged it to my old setup while keeping my Wii and 360 hooked up, but through component. :( No digital surround. Does anyone know if Wii U games even support Pro Logic? The games on the Wii channel still should, right? So confusing...

I'll probably get a new receiver soonish, though. I'm getting kind of tired of connecting everything through kludgey solutions.

I haven't transferred my Wii stuff to Wii U yet. My receiver doesn't have HDMI inputs, so my Wii U is hooked up through HDMI to my HD TV. I have an optical cable which outputs the sound from the TV into my receiver. Unfortunately, this only results in stereo sound, ie my surround sound setup is not being put to use.

Yeah, I have to upgrade my receiver. I like my Yamaha receiver a lot, so I may go with either this Yamaha receiver or this one for my replacement when I have money saved up.

From my understanding, not all Wii U games have surround sound. But those that do are LPCM, 5.1 surround sound.

EDIT: Oops, you're talking about Wii games running on Wii U and their surround sound. I don't know either!
Posted: 11/30/12, 18:27:19  - Edited by 
 on: 11/30/12, 18:29:16
I have a tricky situation and a choice to make.


1. Bedroom
With the U nearby I can play in the bed, or the bathroom, but nowhere else besides the middle of a hallway.

2. Downstairs entertainment room
With the U on the main TV I can play it upstairs in the kitchen, downstairs even when people occupy the TV, and in the bathroom.

I'm pretty much set leaving it on number two, except I'm missing it in the bedroom quite a bit, the sensor bar for games that need it work better in area 1 too. It's a tough call! Currently it's downstairs and Im bringing the 3DSXl to bed with me. It's a great fit, but I miss waking up and flipping on the Gamepad. I'll manage.,, I guess I'll carry on
Posted: 11/30/12, 18:47:26
It only works in my living room... loses signal immediately as I enter my bedroom.

I've never tried the bathroom, as I'm really not one of those do something on the toilet kind of people. My goal in life is to spend as little time in the bathroom as possible.
Posted: 11/30/12, 23:25:26
roykoopa64 said:
Yeah, I have to upgrade my receiver. I like my Yamaha receiver a lot, so I may go with either this Yamaha receiver or this one for my replacement when I have money saved up.

I think I'll get this bad boy (when I find a good deal on it).

Hinph said:
I've never tried the bathroom, as I'm really not one of those do something on the toilet kind of people. My goal in life is to spend as little time in the bathroom as possible.
That is also my exact position on the subject. I never understood the whole toilet-time-as-private-time thing. Maybe if you really have nowhere else in your pad to escape to.

@tekshow
You could get an extra set of accessories and just carry the WiiU from place to place. It's pretty portable, if you don't count the sensor bars and power bricks, and such.
Posted: 12/08/12, 23:15:23
Yes, I can, at my fiancée's house, and it is amazing. I play most of my NSMBU challenges from bed.
Posted: 12/09/12, 02:28:38
My bedroom is on the opposite side of the wall where my entertainment center is, so I'm easily able to play in bed. It's awesome!

For those that would like it more portable, just purchase an extra power adapter and keep that plugged in your bedroom. You won't need a TV, HDMI cable, or sensor bar/cable, you really just need an outlet. If I get a house within the next year or 2, I will certainly do that.
Posted: 12/10/12, 15:57:16
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