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Connecting Wii through Component cables and Phillips switcher

I am trying to connect a Wii and DVD through a Phillips switcher using Component cables. The Wii works if directly connected with Wii components cables. The DVD works both directly through cable and through switcher and cable. I have 16 ft long cables from switcher to TV (mounted on wall). Would the length of cable make a difference? Or perhaps the switcher?

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  • Craig McCarty May 11, 2010

    When you say the Wii doesn't work..does it not work at all, or are you just missing the sound?

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I just did some more checking...

When you have the Wii connected to the AV Switch, try turning on the DVD player too, but have the switch set to show the Wii on the TV. It is odd, but that has worked for me.

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