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I disconnected the wii at the back of the tv and installed a piggy back plug so I could watch my vcr or play wii. Now I have no color when I use the wii although the tv is fine. I removed the piggyback cables but still no color. Can you help?

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Your wii automatically set itself to HD but your tv doesn't support it. You need to change your wii to standard definition under video settings.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

  • blaksmithpet Mar 22, 2011

    This is an HD tv. When I go to settings on the wii I am unable to change video settings.

  • falconeray Mar 22, 2011

    Generally when you using only the green of the red-green-blue cables for HD is when it shows up as black and white, I am not sure why it would be black and white even if all three of these are plugged in other than that the red and blue cables were damaged, I would borrow a cable from a friend or neighbor to test to see if it is a bad cable.

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How do we hook up VCR to TV


  1. 1
    Turn off all of your components. This will help prevent any accidental damage while connecting.
  2. 2
    Connect the RF/COAX Out port on the VCR to the RF/COAX/ANT In port on your TV. Use a coaxial cable.

  3. 3
    Connect your antenna to the the RF/ANT In port on the back of your VCR (optional). This will allow you to watch over-the-air broadcasts through the VCR.

  4. 4
    Turn on the VCR.
    • Make sure that the VCR is plugged into the power outlet.

  5. 5
    Set the VCR channel to Channel 3 or 4.

  6. 6
    Turn on your television to the same channel that your VCR is set to.

  7. 7
    Start playing your tape.
or check this site:
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Connect a Wii to VCR


Hello
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,

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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.
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Well i plug in the wii and i took it out but when i took it out i guess i pulled out the wrong plugs and now the tv won't show a picture or play audio


It sounds like you've disconnected your wii and are now trying to watch tv on the same input as your wii once was. You need to check your television for a button labelled "input" or on older model TV's "tv/vcr".
A trick you can use is simple: find the remote or use the channel up/down buttons on the television. Change the channel. You should now be watching your cable!

A side note: If someone else set up your television, they may have used a different input for a cable/satellite box. In this case you would just need to press "input" until something comes up on the screen.

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Setting up wii for the first time and unable to make it work - where does it plug in to tv or vcr?


it plugs to the TV in the back. as long as the colors of the holes matcg the wires, you can plug the wires any where in the back.

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TV went to black and white when hooking up the wii


You probably don't have something hooked up right or connected all the way. If you are using component video cables, make sure that all of the different plugs are plugged into the matching socket on your TV. Also, make sure you have your TV on the right channel (3 or 4) if that's how you have it setup.
Otherwise, you will want to look at the input settings on your TV and make sure you are receiving the correct input, and if you have your Wii plugged into a VCR instead of directly to your TV, try hooking it up directly to see if it works.
If that doesn't work, try using a different TV - especially if it's a TV you know works in color with a Wii. If it is still in black and white, you might need to take it back to the store and exchange it for a new one.

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I purchased a wii machine and can't figure out how to set it up.


to hook up the wii, plug the censor bar into the back of the wii and the a/v jacks into the tv/vcr/dvd player(line the colors right(red with red, white with white and yellow with yellow))and connect the opposite end into the wii. Then take the power box(big gray box with outlet cord attached) and plug it into the back of the wii and wall, turn on and play some great games

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Getting the VCR to play through the old Philips TV


Hi,
Looks as if you were using the AV cable to connect the VCR to TV. The three colored cables should be connected in the following order:
Yellow: From VCR Video out to TV Video In
Red : VCR Audio out (right) to TV audio in (right)
White: From VCR Audio out (left) to TV audio in (left)

Also check the color on the sockets on TV and VCR and match accordingly.

Hope this solves your problem. Thanks

Jul 12, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Can hook up my wii to this tv


The AV Multi Out plug that is included with the Wii will allow you to connect the console to most televisions or video cassette recorders (VCR). First, look at the back of your television AND your VCR and see if you have colored holes label "Input". Though most TVs have them, almost all VCRs do as well.
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  • Audio/Video (AV) inputs are located on the front or back of the TV or VCR.
  • They are smooth silver posts with the inside showing a color, usually red, white and yellow.
  • Look for inputs marked Audio and Video IN.
  • The image on the left features stereo audio inputs. Some televisions have only one audio input. Click here for help setting up a mono audio connection.
  • Do NOT connect your system to anything marked OUT.
Where do you have these inputs?
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Connecting to a Television
  1. Insert the AV Multi Out plug on the Wii AV Cable into the AV Multi Out connector on the back of the console. setuptvav.gif


  2. Insert the RCA plugs on the Wii AV Cable into the input connectors on the TV. Plug the colored connectors into the following inputs:

    Yellow = Video Input
    White = Audio Input Left (or Mono)
    Red = Audio Input Right
    Interested in playing your games in Dolby Pro Logic II (simulated surround sound)? Click here setup information.

  3. Once the cables are inserted and the Wii is powered on, you must find the Input Select for your TV to view the game (it is likely not going to be seen on Channel 3 or 4). Typically this is found by pressing the TV/Video button on the Television's front panel or remote control. If you have more than one input channel, keep pressing TV/Video until you see the display from the Wii.
    If you do not have a TV/Video button, then the input could be labeled something different. Some other common input selects to look for on the TV or remote are: Input, Input Select, EXT, AUX, or a channel such as 00 or 99.
    Still can't find it? We have compiled a list of known input selects for many popular brands. Click here to see our list.


    Go to Next Step (Set Up of the Wii Remote) >



Connecting to a VCR, DVD-R, Cable Box, etc.
    In order to connect a video game system through a device such as a VCR, DVR, cable or satelite box, it must have Video and Audio "inputs." While most VCRs and VCR/DVD combos have these inputs, other devices typically have "Outputs" which will not work for playing your Wii console. Please verify the device you are attempting to use has these holes.
    While many cable/satelite boxes and DVRs may have "inputs," accessing them can be difficult. Please consult the instruction manual for the device you are connecting to, for more information.
  1. Insert the AV Multi Out plug on the Wii AV Cable into the AV Multi Out connector on the back of the console. setupvcrav.gif


  2. Insert the RCA plugs on the Wii AV Cable into the input connectors on the VCR. Make sure you are plugging the connectors into the holes labeled"Input" or "In". Holes labeled"Output" or "Out" will not work. Plug the colored connectors into the following inputs:

    Yellow = Video Input
    White = Audio Input Left (or Mono)
    Red = Audio Input Right
    Interested in playing your games in Dolby Pro Logic II (simulated surround sound)? Click here setup information.

  3. Once the cables are inserted and the Wii is powered on, put your TV on the channel you use to watch movies (usually channel 3 or 4). Put in a video tape and play the movie. When you see the movie playing, press stop (do not power off the VCR!) and proceed to the next step.

  4. You will now need to find the Input Select for your VCR. This is usually a button on the original remote control that is labeled Input Select, AUX, Input, EXT, Line In, or a high or low channel. For more information on locating your input select, click here.

    Go to Next Step (Set Up of the Wii Remote) >












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No picture on tv when wii is swiched on


Please check the back of the Wii for loose or disconnected cords. Also check the back of the television for loose or disconnected cables. Also if you use an adapter and the Wii runs through a different source before the television such as a VCR, or DVD Player, Check those to. Hope this helped! Have a great day!

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