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Recently got a Sharp HD tv and trying to connect the wii to it... the wii picture only comes up in black/white? how can this be fixed.

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Hi there,
Apparently the settings on your Wii are set to be displayed in PAL (Japan), where your TV is trying to output it as NTSC, hence they are conflicting. Check the settings in your Wii and change it to NTSC to see if that corrects your problem. I would also check the connection for your AV Cables or Component Cables, they may be loose or plugged in improperly.

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