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Works but range is poor
on January 5, 2012
I bought this because it was a cheap option. The range isn't as good as my original sensor bar that came with the Wii. If you are within 5 feet you don't have much of a problem. Sometimes the screen indicator shakes and not because my hand.
I can't sit back on my couch if I have to aim. Games like Mario Kart aren't a problem though because you don't need to point at the screen.
*Update* The reason the HDE sensor bar only has 6 IR LEDs, 3 on each side. I think the Nintendo sensor bar uses 10, 5 each side. This might be why it doesn't work as well. You can check the LEDs by looking at the sensor bar through a camera while the Wii is on. I also noticed that the HDE sensor bar is listed like 10 times on Amazon under different Product Titles. Do a "wii sensor bar" search you'll see what I mean, seems kind of shady.
*Update 2(1/5/12)* Bought a sensor bar from Monoprice for about $5 with shipping. Plugged it in and saw an instant difference. I did the camera trick to check the LEDs and Monoprice's also has 6 LEDs but they're brighter than the HDE bar.
The HDE bar went straight in the trash.