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TENNESSEEYANKEE Posts: 422
8/14/09 7:55 P

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thank you all for the help. I'm going to try it tomorrow.

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8/14/09 4:27 P

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Yeah, I just change it to the tv and let the remote tell me where I'm at with my stepping!

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8/14/09 2:11 P

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MOMMY_T is right. She is our resident expert!!!!

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8/14/09 1:49 P

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First of all, I'd recommend "free run" or "free step" instead of the island run--those two are meant for you to not watch the screen.

As for how to do it, just switch the channel. It doesn't matter if it's the TV channel or a switch box. The Wii will keep going as long as it's still turned on, it doesn't matter if it's sending it's signal anywhere to be viewed.

You can also adjust the volume on the Wiimotes (hit the home button, then go to the remote controls/settings) so that you can listen to the rhythm that way and not worry about the sound from the Wii going to the TV (and be able to listen to your show instead).

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8/14/09 12:13 P

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It depends on how your Television system is set up.

When you decide to stop watch Regis and Kathy (show names are picked randomly) and switch on the Wii, do you change channels, or press any buttons, such as a switcher box?

Usually, when you go from TV to Wii and back, you'll be hitting a button on your remote or TV that's labeled TV/Video, or some such (to allow for the TV to switch from the cable box to the VCR/DVD player.) Most TVs have a standard Video Input (general Television), and 2-3 Extra Input "Channels." For example, my Wii is on Input #2.

When you start up your Island Lap, don't turn off your Wii, just hit the Video Input button until you get back to the television.

Although I've never heard of this happening, a way to surely lock yourself out of watching TV or Videos while running or doing the Free Step, is to have your Wii hooked up so that as soon as you turn the Wii on, the Television switches automatically to the Wii, and doesn't budge until you turn the Wii off.

OR, if you're like me and don't have your Wii hooked up to a TV that gets anything. :)

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8/14/09 12:10 P

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For me, the Wii is on a separate input to the TV, so I just switch over to the TV input and the Wii is still working in the background. The same procedure for the free step. The remote still makes the same sounds because the Wii doesn't know you aren't really paying attention...

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TENNESSEEYANKEE Posts: 422
8/14/09 11:43 A

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Is there a healthy techno geek out there that can explain how to watch tv while doing the island lap?
This may be a silly thing, cause why not just jog while watching tv.

Curious how it works. Thanks

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