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The Wii U GamePad Is Also A Nifty Universal TV Remote

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By simply pressing the TV Control Button on the Wii U GamePad, you’ll have access to digital buttons that allow you to control the television as if you’re using a designated TV remote. The digital buttons, which appear on the new controller’s 6.2 inch touchscreen, allow you to turn your TV on and off, change channels, switch between various inputs, and control volume. The Wii U GamePad’s digital buttons can also function with cable boxes.

Great, now I will never lose the TV remote!!



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newer image of gamepad while in TV remote mode. Yes its Japanese, but you can see the layout has changed. anyone translate?



Nice



That gamepad turns me on.....



Honest, more then any of the games that are coming out in the first few months, this feature is the biggest draw for me.

I'm hoping that you will be able to have Netflix stream on the GamePad while someone watches TV as well, that will be a great benefit, although I won't get my hopes up about being able to stream DVR recordings.



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superchunk said:

newer image of gamepad while in TV remote mode. Yes its Japanese, but you can see the layout has changed. anyone translate?

The only significant difference I see is the blue strip at the top on the right side. It has three buttons for selecting between the digital terrestrial broadcast input, the BS input, and the CS input. BS and CS are two different types of satellite broadcasting networks in Japan. 



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I would not use so huge remote. Looks uncomfortable.



The Wiimote looked like a TV remote but didn't control the TV... Was trying to think of something funny but I totally blew it. Least now you don't have to worry about losing your TV remote in your cushions.



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runqvist said:
I would not use so huge remote. Looks uncomfortable.


Here you go this should be small enough for your tiny hands.