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I can't figure out the input select

I just got our wii and was doing fine setting it up until it gets to input select. I have video in and video out (red, white, yellow) on the back of my tv. My tv is also hooked up to a satellite dish that has video (not sure if it's in or out). I've tried hooking up to both ways, but am not getting anything except television. I have pushed the tv/video button on our remote that runs both the tv and dish. I have tried this with the dish on and off. I don't see where my tv channels has an AUX channel and I have tried flipping through all channels on the tv. I am very non-tech and my boys are getting antsy to play.

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Try leaving the Wii on and switching the TV off then on. I have an old TV and this is the only way I can activate the AUX

However sometimes even this will not work and you have to plug the Wii into a DVD player or Video player then plug that into the Aux to get it to work

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