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Wii console to Philips HDTV Connection not working

I connected my Wii console to a new Philips HDTV using a universal component cable. In the Wii "settings" under "TV resolutions" I can see the HDTV tab to select, but it is grayed out & cannot select the option. How do I get my Wii console to recognize my HDTV?

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In order to use the 480p (HDTV/EDTV) resolution, you MUST be using the Wii Component Video Cable. Any other cable will not display the 480p resolution, you have use the 480i (Standard) instead. You can order the Wii Component Video Cable through Nintendo's Web site. Using that cable, you can select the 480p resolution. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 16, 2010

  • andre felix Nov 15, 2011

    Yeah, but the problem is: With the component cable and the Wii set to 480i, there's no image on TV. So how can I set it to 480p? :(

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You need an aftermarket 480i connector got mine off of ebay for 10 bucks. it will have 5 wires insted of the three. connect this to the green red and blue jacks and the red and white to the audio in. hope this helps good luck

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

  • rcastro775 Jan 12, 2011

    I'm a bit confused... ThEDSfan says you need to use a genuine Wii Component Video Cable and another, Vatillson, says you can use an after-market cable. Which is which and why are some after market cables working while others wont?

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