Maybe MS will consider making Netflix available for sliver member
ROFL. Man CAG is becoming comedy central lately. MS will continue to rape its users without lube. They have 0 incentive to not charge for Gold features. Its free elsewhere? Who cares. Microsoft will tell you that Live is superior (LOL) so its worth the price. Now bend over.
What are you talking about? The Wii sure does do 16:9, in fact 480p, anamorphic 16:9. Yeah, if you're playing a 4:3 VC game it stretches it, but otherwise, what are you smoking?
EDIT: to clarify, anamorphic is just a way of storing 16:9 480p within a 4:3 aspect ratio. Note that you compress *inward*, not outward. You are getting the full 480p vertical resolution. Actually, I don't know if the Wii is really using "anamorphic". I read that on wikipedia, but really it doesn't make a lot of sense, as that is used with DVD (videos), which is a natively 4:3 format. For the Wii I don't see why this would mean anything, but in any case, yes, the Wii uses the full 16:9 480p resolution.
EDIT2: OK, I stand corrected (he says sheepishly). This got me to looking into it, and I'm seeing posts on the web now, though of course who knows if they are accurate for sure, that most 16:9 Wii games are in fact anamorphic, with a rez of 640x480 and then stretched to 16:9 aspect ratio (854x480). It is progressive scan, though (when using component video cable, of course). However, it's somewhat unclear whether or not the Wii itself is capable of producing true 16:9, 854 x 480, so it may still be possible, particularly when rendering video, as opposed to also making a game function. So... it's somewhat up in the air, though perhaps less then likely - not sure. We'll just have to see when the Netflix support is released. The good news is that, to my eyes at least, DVDs at 480p look pretty darn good on our 720p HDTV (though we don't have a massive, jumbo-sized TV), so Netflix on the Wii could look just at least close to as good, and perhaps just as good, whether anamorphic 16:9 or not. In fact we just watched No Country For Old Men last night from DVD and from our couch I really doubt I'd ever be able to tell the difference between it and BluRay, at least not without a direct, side-by-side comparison.
Please do not speak on things you have no idea about. Wii cannot do true widescreen. Locked 640x480 by the 3mb buffer. End of story. Play a widescreen wii game and set your tv to Native resolution. Its always 4:3 and looks squished. You have to put it on full for it to look right and you always will.
p.s. - I will use netflix on Wii. I already ordered the disc.