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Wii game hooked up to new Sharp LED tv. TV is color and the wii is in black and white.

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Usually this is either a cable or a mode issue. First make sure that you have the correct cable connections. (Composite video cable to a component video jack is one possible cause of the problem.) Component video cables are not included with the set but will give better results. However, composite video in from the wii's composite video out should give good results.

If you are using HDMI or component video cables, then go into the Wii video menus to select the correct mode for your tv. Check your TV manual and the Wii setup guide for details on the mode (resolution, etc) you should be using.

If the problem persists, try new video cables and make sure that they are fully seated on both sides. Try switching inputs if you have several available.

I hope this helps.

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Composite cables did the same for me. Black and white.
Got the component set at b.b. for $28. Problem solved.
Component cables are digital. Composite are analog. The Aquos is set up for digital, develops a picture from 3 visual inputs(component) rather than one(composite)

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