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Wii video is black and white

I moved our wii from a LG Hi-Def TV to a Sanyo Plasma. It worked fine with the LG, but displays on in black and white with the Sanyo. I'm sure I've made an error in my hookup, but I've tried every combination and still get only black and white. Audio is fine. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. xbox works fine, unplug it and plug the Wii in and it is black and white.

  • allred123 Dec 31, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Wii works fine on reg. TV but when hooked up to a Samsung plasma it is black & white but has sound.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    same problem. I just bought a new flat screen tv and it only plays in black and white

  • 9christina9 Feb 02, 2009

    i have the same problem

  • illusionist7 Feb 19, 2009

    moved wii from a regular tv to a sanyo flat screen and now it's black and white

  • julesdeans Mar 14, 2009

    plugged wii into my new lcd tv and all works ok but picture is black and white, all connections are correct.


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Sometimes depending on the region of the game and whether your tv can play at either PAL or NTSC will determine if you can play on the game in colour. However if its Black and white at the wii home screen it maybe that your on the wrong setting e.g the Hertz your using.

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Possibly you've plugged the video into the component (RGB) portion of the input - this calls for 3 connectors (Red, Blue, & Green) and if you only plug one in from a composite it comes out grayscale. If you only have one video lead (yellow connector) make sure it is going to a composite connection which should also be yellow. Otherwise, more info is needed about your connections.

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