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Older Philips Magnavox TV Wii Installation

I cannot get our new Wii to work on an older (~10 yrs old) Philips Magnavox. It does have one set of those three red/white/yellow plug-ins on the back, but nothing else. We have Verizon FiOS for cable, if that sheds any light. I was advised by the Nintendo 800 #'s people to go to Radio Shack and get a converter thing that essentially adds extra slots for more red/white/yellow plugs, This console/converter thing is the type of thing where you have a button to watch TV, a button to play your game, a button to use the DVD, etc. but no matter how I hook up my cables, I can't get either the cable TV OR the Wii to work through this thing. Besides the Nintendo guy, I've had three people either come try or give their advice, but nothing's worked. I've failed my kids with their big Santa gift at this point. Can someone please help?

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  • evan henris May 11, 2010

    well when i got my wii i hooked it up to my 10+ year old tv and it worked for about a day then it burned out the tubes and i had to upgrade to a flatscreen which i think is the best solotion and one question are you using the cables that came with the wii or different ones with more then three atatchments?

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