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Setting up Wii with TV

We cannot tune into an AV channel (or any other channel) on the TV which give us a clear/dedicated picture for set-up of the Wii. The Wii set-up screen appears (in a ghosting manner) on channel AV-5 which is the DVD channel on our TV. Out TV is a Thmpson, approx 8-9 yeears old, we only appear to have AV & AV5 and nothing in-between. Could this be a TV problem? We would be grateful for your assistance. Phil & Maria

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  • karibarth Jun 20, 2008

    the manual that i have is telling me how to connect a yellow and red and white cable but the one that i have is blue/green/red...i connect it to the tv and i get a fuzzy picture that is not readable. what should i do?

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    we have an older tv but we can get the wii and all the plugs where they go, the only thing we can not do is find the av channel where the menu will show up


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I'm 60 plus years old. Do I connect the AV cables to my TV or to my SAT receiver.

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