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Component Video input not working for Video game consoles

I have two video game consoles, and Xbox and Wii. I am unable to get both of them to work when connected to the component video inputs. I have the xbox working and that connected to Component Video 2 and set up under V Aux. However when I try to connect the Wii to component video and set it up on and video, VDP, DBS etc. it won't get a signal but if I move it to V Aux it gets a signal. I want have both consoles connect to the receiver through component video but so far have been unsuccessfull in any attempt to make that happen. I've also tried setting the Video conversion to ON and Off with no success. I've went through the manual and can seem to find any other explanation for this issue. Help!

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Posted on May 22, 2008



Well, as far as I can tell, the WII does work, it possible that your choice of INPUTS on the Denon unit may only process 720 or 1080 resolutions and not 480P which is the LIKELY output of Wii ! Can you swap your Xbox to the intended input on your Denon and see if you can set it up with that? If so, that's your problem. IF NOT, then dig into the Video Setup on the DENON a little deeper. We know for a fact the Wii does work correctly, we just need to know if Denon made ALL video Inputs capable of ALL Resolutions

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