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Wii Delay on new Insignia TV

My husband and I just upgraded to a 50" Plasma TV last night from an old 25" tube TV. We were so excited, and quickly plugged in our Wii for a good old game of Tennis.

Unforunately, there was a difference immediately in the response on the wii. I even couldn't seem to click on the correct "mii" character, because my pointer was not responding like it used to on the other tv.

I went into my Wii settings and figured everything out there...and the problem was still there. We were very frustrated.

So...I need to figure out why there is a delay.
1) Do I need to buy HD component cables for my Wii?
2) Is it the TV?
3) I also read online that I might want to turn of the Digital NR in the TV's settings?

Thanks for any help.

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  • euclides907 Sep 04, 2008

    pretty much the same thing, i got a plasma panasonic and im not able to play wii without the delay.

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    same here. there is a terrible delay which means I can't play guitar hero and I can't even point at anything because the cursor goes all crazy and jumps around the screen

  • adventurer0 Nov 02, 2008

    Same thing Had old 27" panasonic tv the wii worked perfect,bought new LG 50" plasma and now there is a half second delay, impossible to play games when they start getting harder

  • bgorley Dec 20, 2008

    I have a 48in LG LCD flatscreen having the same problem. My previous tube TV has no delay when playing games, Rockband, etc., but when hooked up to my new flat-screen there is a 1/2 second delay between pushing the button on the guitar or controller and the response on the screen.

  • Paddy98 Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem, also. I had a 26" tube tv, and i bought a new 32" HDTV and now the wii has a delay. It makes it almost impossible to play.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    i thought it was just me...whew..had a 27" tube tv and i played wii tennis like no one's business. now i got a 32 lcd and i sound more like i'm swatting's very frustrating


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We just upgraded from a 32" LG tube tv to a 46" Insignia LCD and had the same problem with our Wii and PS3. For us, we just switched the TV settings DCM (digital clear motion) function. We keep it on high for movies and TV shows and turn it completely off when playing Wii and PS3 games. Hope this helps!!

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I upgraded my 29" CRT to a 50" Insignia Plamsa HDTV, and experienced a horrible lag as well, making Guitar Hero unplayable on the Wii. Based on a recommendation on another forum, I bought the Nintendo component cables for the Wii ($39.99 at Best Buy), and in the Wii Settings I enabled 480p resolution (which you can only do if you have the component cables), and enabled burn-in protection. That fixed the problem. No more lag! Hope this info helps someone else.

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