I recently bought new TV - a True HD Panasonic. I use a component cable to connect my Wii to the TV, with the HDTV setting turned on. When I wanted to play some of my virtual console games, a few of them didn't work, especially I noticed that the NES ones had the most problems. I could see the graphics on the background with the 'Home' menu active, but going to the game, I just saw a frozen gray-green image, nothing moved, or anything. The sound was on and when I pressed the 'Home' button again I saw that the game was actually working (the screen 'background' changed), I just didn't see anything during gameplay, rendering the game unplayable. Some games work just fine (Bomberman 93'), but ironically most of my games are NES...I live in Europe, so my TV is PAL.
When using component video cables and a HDTV: Go into the Wii's system
settings, under Screen, change TV Resolution to HDTV (480p) instead of
Standard TV (480i) and change to Widescreen (16:9) under Widescreen
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Some newer-model televisions may have difficulty properly
displaying some Virtual Console games downloaded from the
Wii Shop Channel. If you are experiencing problems (such as
a blank screen but you can hear the game's audio), please
try the following:
Try changing the way your Wii console is connected to your
television. For instance:
If the Wii console is connected to a VCR or cable box, try connecting
the Wii directly to the TV (how to).
If the Wii console is connected to the TV directly, try connecting
it to a VCR (how to).
If possible, try connecting to another TV.
If any of the above are successful, it is recommended you use
the connection that works. If the Virtual Console game still did not
display properly after trying different connection types, please call
1-800-255-3700 to discuss available options.
If you are experiencing display issues (dim, blank or half-blank screen, ghosted image, etc.) with a Virtual Console game while using the Component Video Cable, please read the following:
Some Virtual Console games default to displaying 240 lines of video. Some HD TV's are unable to display a signal with only 240 lines. Try the steps below to set the Wii to output 480 lines of video, which may solve the problem:
While on the Wii Channel Menu (main screen of the Wii), connect a Nunchuk to Wii Remote.
Select the Virtual Console game from the Wii menu, then select "Start" to begin the game.
When the game starts, press the Home button on the Wii Remote. (In many games, the music can be heard when the game starts.)
Select "Operations Manual" from the Home menu.
Press the Z + A + 2 Button simultaneously (the Z Button is on the Nunchuk). A sound will be heard if the button combination has been entered correctly.
Close the Home menu. The game should now display correctly. Note: You will not have to do this the next time you play, as the Wii console will remember these settings.
If the Virtual Console game is still not displaying properly, but all other games work fine, please call 1-800-255-3700 so that we may assist you further.
Hi, the Wii does not strictly have an HDMI connection but the closest thing to it is a Component cable. This has 5 connections and is as close to HD as you can get without a full HD connection. Make sure your TV has component connections on it as well if you do purchase one. They can be bought for around £5 off of places like ebay.
You'll need to purchase an HDMI cable and use that to connect your hd box to your tv. Your tv should have several HDMI connections on the back to facilitate the hookup and you will not have a true HD picture without that cable. You can buy this cable from the same place you bought your tv or www amazon.com as well as many other electronics supply stores, hardware stores, or places like Kmart, Walmart, Bimart, etc. You can also buy a multi port Rh connector box that you can run multiple components through and just push the corresponding button for the component you wish to operate. Hope this helps and please rate my solution!!
You Plasma TV is probably an HDTV, which means you need to change the settings on your Wii to HD. Just go to the Wii menu and modify the TV settings. If you don't want to do that, make sure you connect your RCA cables to the non-HD slots on your TV so that the yellow RCA cable is in the yellow slot and not the green HD slot.
The Wii can display on a HDTV, but keep in mind the output is only 480p. It is not true high definition, and it will only display this using a component video cable. There shouldn't be a difference with LCD and plasma.
You will also need to go to the display settings to force the Wii to display in 480p.
Try a different input (safe to assume your Sony has multiple?) and see if it is that specific input. Also, try a different device like a DVD player or VCR and see if you get the same result.
on your tv, there should be color coded ports that tell you which cords go where but im almost 100% sure that the red and white cords are for sound and the blue and green cables are for hd video hookups.