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Black and White Video - Wii Component cable

I am trying to set the Wii TV resolution to 480p. I am using a component cable, and a HD TV. Qll I get is sound and Black and White Video. I tried the TV input with a different device and it works fine. Thoughts? Running Ver 3 on the Wii. Just updated. Problem was there before I updated.

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Put yellow in video red and white in audio and change source to av

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Re: Black and White Video - Wii Component cable

Sounds like one of the cables is in the wrong jack. Quite often people will mistakenly put the red video cable in the red AUDIO input thats in close proximity. Also sometimes the green and blue look alike in the shadowy recesses behind tv's.....

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