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Plug in the wii system and everything comes in black and white

Just bought a new hd lcd tv. When the wii system is hooked up the games play and everything works fine, but their is no color on the tv, its in black and white.

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    my wii is having the same problem, let me look more int it

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Try plugging it into another scart socket, this sometimes happens when a tv does not support 60hz. the result is a screen that has no colour. You could try just plugging it onto the seperate av inputs. Most tv's these days have one scart that will work ok and in colour.

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