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Hooking up wii

My dvd is hooked up to tv with red, yellow and white cables. satellite has one cable going to tv. do I hook wii, colored cables to tv, dvd or satelite?

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Re: hooking up wii

You can do it multiple ways. like putting the cords into the dvd then putting the dvd cords into the tv, or put it into the tv, or hook it up to satilitte and hooking up to the tv. your choice.

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Why cant i get my wii console to work in color

Well it might either be the tv or the av cables that is causing the wii system to be in black grey and white then.
Picture Is Black and White or Does Not Appear Situation:
  • The console powers on and shows a black and white image on the television screen
  • The console powers on and there is no image on the television

What to do:
  • Determine whether the Standard AV Cables (packaged with the system) or the Component Cables (sold separately) are being used.

  • AV Cables

    • Ensure the yellow, red, and white cables are connected to the correct corresponding inputs on the TV. (How To)

    • Try another set of inputs on the TV, or hooking the Wii console up to another TV.

    • If the TV does not have the yellow, red and white inputs, it will most likely have component inputs which allow standard AV cable use. Try these AV hookup steps. (How To)

  • Component Cables

    • Ensure the red, blue and green video cables are connected to the correct corresponding inputs on the TV. (How To)

    • Try another set of inputs on the TV, or hooking the Wii console up to another TV.

Still Not Resolved:
  • If the television is continues to show a black and white image when powering on the Wii console, then the problem is likely with the system and it will need to be repaired. Please call 1-800-255-3700 so that we may assist you further.

Mar 06, 2012 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Connect a Wii to VCR

Take the Wii's audio/video cable and the power cord and hook them up in the back of the Wii.
Take the Wii's audio/video cable and plug it into the 'audio-in and video-in sockets on your VCR.Make sure you match the cable colors with the input colors.i.e white goes with white,yellow with yellow and red with red.
Take the RCA cable which looks like the picture below,

and plug one end of this audio/video cable into the 'audio out' and 'video out' ports on the VCR.Make sure the cable and ports colors match.
Now take the other end of the RCA cable and plug into the 'audio in' and 'video in' ports on your TV.Again make sure you match the color connections.

Hope it helps.

Jan 22, 2012 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Specific info re hooking up Wii, no instructional manual. What is specifically needed to play the games?

To play the game you need to hook up three main things.
  • First plug in the RCA cables (red, yellow, white) to its corresponding jack on the wii and colors on the TV
  • Then plug in the sensor bar into the wii and place it either above or below the TV
  • Lastly hook up the power into the wii and the power outlet.

Power it up and play!

Jul 03, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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What channel does my tv need to be on? and what button do i press on my dish network remote to get me to the wii screen

Usually it depends on how you connected to the TV/satellite box- for instance, I have mine set on channel AUX 1 since I have connected my Wii to the TV using the component cables (the red yellow and white cables) to the port AUX 1. If you've hooked it to the Dish box, then it would be whichever accessory you connected is the channel to select in the dish system, but on the channel that your dish is hooked up (it's situational!)

Jun 25, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Won't to hookup a wii to a cable box and tv

Generally you do not need to hook the wii up to a cable box, simply plug the Yellow, Red, and White cables into the same colored plugs on the back of the tv. If this is not the problem please be more specific.

Mar 20, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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I just got a brand new Wii for Christmas and when I hook it up to my tv it just comes in black and white or very fuzzy colors any suggestions on what to do?

You might want to check the cables connected in to the back of the tv mainly the yellow a.v cable. If you absolutely have it hooked up right its either your a/v cables are something wrong with the wii console itself and since its brand new I would take it back. I would make sure its hooked up properly first maybe even try it on a diffrent tv.

Dec 27, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Hooking up wii and dvd to tv. i have Direct TV, a DVD player and need to hook up a Wii console. i have the direct tv DVR connected to the DVD player by coaxial cable and the yellow/red/white cables...

does your tv have scart sockets?

if so you can buy this adapter that on one side is the scart socket and the other is the yellow red white sockets

something like this

Dec 30, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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How do I hook up my Wii Console to my new Emerson

I found a better way and it works fine. I have a new 32 inch Emerson, with only one composit hood up ( which won't work with the wii) 2 HDMI's ( again does not hook up to the wii, the monitor hook up for PC, red and white ( yellow plus is not there it's for a stereo they told me), and the usb hook up ( which is more for pictures I was told by the company).The answer was to hook my RCA plus to the red and white under the composite, then hook the yellow into the green plug of the composite, and behold- my will now works fine.

Dec 22, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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How to hook up wii to surround sound

Put all the wires to the tv. Now you need another A\V cable (yellow, red, white) only use red and white from, audio out on tv to audio in on surround system and set it to TV. OR Put the red and white from Wii to surround system and the yellow to the tv. this way you have to use surround to hear it. The other way you can use the tv or both. The first way is ideal if you have an extra cable.

Mar 15, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Am unable to hook up my WII. Does it go through the cable box or directly to TV?

Directly to the tv, unless you have a VERY old tv, it should hook up to either the back or the front of the tv through the 3 colors (white/red(audio) yellow(video)

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