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Can get only grainy black and white color on our new Wii.

Have a great tv - so we know that nothing is wrong there.

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  • dawata Mar 03, 2009

    I have one more thing to check, but that sure sounds like it might be it. Where you can choose HDTV on the Wii Sports - it wouldn't let us - only Standard. Probably because we needed the five prong vs the 3.

  • dawata Mar 03, 2009

    Well, got the 5 pin cable and that didn't work either. Still think that when you are setting up the game and it wants you to select "Standard TV" or "HDTV", and it makes us choose "Standard" when we have an HDTV, is one of the big problems, but we just can't get it to the point where it will. We disconnected our Bose Stereo that our TV runs through - thinking that may be the problem, but it still doesn't work. We have tried using the panel in the front of the TV to set the game up and also in the back - still nothing. Might need to go to Best Buy and talk to someone there - that's where we purchased it. Do you have any more suggestions?

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Went back to Best Buy and purchased a Component Video Cable. It's working just fine now!!

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If you have HDTV do you have a 5 pin cable?  Nintendo say that the most common reason for tis problem is that HDTV's  need a 5 pin component cable in place of the standard 3 pin cable which is supplied.  

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