Just bought a new wii and was wondering what is the minimum size flatscreen to get ; also,does it matter the refresh rate: 60 vs. 120 hz? Person at COSTCO said with Wii, the graphics are not as good as PS3 and Xbox and 60 hz would be fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I would think that any tv will be fine. We actually have an embarassingly old TV. It's still my TV from law school and it's a tube TV - and we can't get HDTV on it. The Wii is fine on it. I'm sure it would look better on another TV, but we don't know the difference. It works. We can play. It's fun. Our TV is a 27 inch. I actually would prefer a bigger screen when playing multiplayer games, but it's fine even with the small screen too. We are actually planning to upgrade our TV in the near future. I'm thinking that we'll get a 47 inch.
Because of the lesser graphical capabilities (480p max) most any tv is fine. for an HDTV you should get the component video cables for the wii as well. With them you can get 480p, without 480i. Here's one example (not necessarily recommending this one) but there are quite a few out there. DON'T pay more than $10 including shipping. Wii HD Pro Component Cable
No. While it is physically capable of reading DVDs it will not play DVD movies unless you hack the console which is against the terms of service. It still doesn't work that well anyway. Nintendo decided to focus solely on games and decided DVD playback wasn't necessary as everybody likely already had multiple devices that could play DVDs and DVD players are easily found for $20-$30.
Just a netflix membership and a wireless internet connection. The Wii has wifi built in. It just needs to connect to the internet and to your Netflix account. They have specific instructions on Netflix's website.
Thank you, thank you. I'm about to order the WII through Amazon and was discussing with a friend whether it's okay to use it on my 27" TV. She was discouraging me, but your post help me decide to go ahead and get it. I really appreciate the help!