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1st Post from the WII!
« on: December 22, 2006, 12:34:43 am »
This thread is for folks to post the very first time from the trial version of Opera on the WII. Make it as long or as short as you like: This is just a celebratory thread so there's no pressure.



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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 01:44:27 am »
Sorry to reply to my own message, but once you other guys get the browser it's important to realize one crucial thing: Youtube is your friend. :)

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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 01:50:08 am »
doh you beat me too it. oh well, this thing is slow loading. I dont think i'll be using this much on the forums .
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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 01:59:34 am »
doh you beat me too it. oh well, this thing is slow loading. I dont think i'll be using this much on the forums .

You're having trouble loading? I'm zipping across the net with this thing. Loving it so far.

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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006, 02:52:30 am »
Not actully doing this from the browser I'm just admonishing PHI I noticed he hasn't seemed to have added me on Wii friends list last I checked earlier today.

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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006, 05:17:30 am »
Here is my first Wii post. I got the free trial this morning. I prefer the computer, this is slow.


Edit from computer: The browser worked but it was hard to see the pages and typing was slow going. It was good for watching videos but it was hard to see the previews. Maybe I need to sit closer? As cool as it is, I doubt I will use the browser much though I could watch videos on the TV and do my forum on the computer.
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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006, 07:47:57 am »
Basically the same opinion as everyone else. Also, it guesses the words you`re typing, which definently makes typing easier.
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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2006, 07:59:43 am »
Sorry about the double post, but check out wiicade.com. It has a bunch of mouse only flash games playable on wii.
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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2006, 08:37:44 am »
Okay, so I'm at work. :( Stupid job is interrupting my Wii B(r)owser time.

What I've done on it thus far:

Watched 2 episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, allowing me to watch it on a TV for the first time in years
Watched the Halo 3 "Starry Night" trailer, thus proving the Wii can handle Halo and yes, I'm kidding
Posted numerous times on all of the messageboards I frequent, attempting each tag those boards allow as much as I could
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1st --> POSTING --> I didn't have any problems with it, but then I average sending out over two-dozen messages via the Wii a day. Practice really helps. It'll never be as fast as typing, but then I never exected it to be.

2nd --> SURFING --> The Zoom functions work rather well, IMO. I was able to navigate through various media-intensive sites without trouble. Again, not as fast as a keyboard and mouse, but not terriby slower.

3rd --> YOUTUBE --> This site will be your best friend with the browser: You can watch anything on it practically.

My only real criticisms of the browser are that it needs to support more media filetypes, the browser display should fade off-screen when the Wiimote isn't actively being moved around, and there should be a History listing. When I was watching MST3K on it, I found it a tad annoying that I wasn't able to get true full-screen functionality since the bar at the bottom cut off part of the TV screen (not the video). And I'd love a history on the thing since I tend to use my browser's History moreso than my Favorites.

Overall, I dig it. Since this is a Trial (ie. Beta) version, I think it's bound to offer more features in the full scale release, and I think surfing on it is going to take time to adjust to. I've been surfing the net via a mouse and keyboard for 15 years; the Wii has a lot to catch up to. 

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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006, 11:57:59 am »
Typing with computer:

one thing that bugs me is when you click on a link it just sits there, and there's nothing telling you that it's doing anything. The browser isn't centered on my screen. there's a a black bar running on top of my screen. I don't have this problem with any other Wii game/feature, could be because I have a wide screen TV, any one else having this problem?
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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 12:11:05 pm »
Typing with computer:

one thing that bugs me is when you click on a link it just sits there, and there's nothing telling you that it's doing anything. The browser isn't centered on my screen. there's a a black bar running on top of my screen. I don't have this problem with any other Wii game/feature, could be because I have a wide screen TV, any one else having this problem?

As for loading pages, there is a very thin red bar near the bottom of the screen, above the toolbar.
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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2006, 07:03:35 pm »
Hmmm

It's a thin blue bar on my machine.

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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2006, 03:39:56 am »
Posting from the wii the browser works great although it is hard finding a balance between txt size and being so close u have to scroll left and right all the time.

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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2006, 09:07:16 am »
First post from the wii! woo! ... wiioo? anyway
the flashplayer doesn't seem to be the most current one. i hope that gets changed when it gets released for real. still really cool though!

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Re: 1st Post from the WII!
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2006, 05:32:50 pm »
First post from the wii! woo! ... wiioo? anyway
the flashplayer doesn't seem to be the most current one. i hope that gets changed when it gets released for real. still really cool though!

Here's hoping. I'd like some more media filetypes as well. I come on the net almost exclusively on the WII now.