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How do I connect my Nintendo Wii console to my TV?

You will need either a Wii component cable or Wii composite cable to connect the system to your TV. The component cable provides a higher resolution.

The Wii video cables are specially designed with a single connector at one end, made to fit the Wii's A/V port. A composite version of this cable comes with most Wii systems. The component version can be purchased at most stores and websites where video games are sold.

To connect your Wii with a Wii component cable:

  1. Turn off your Wii.
  2. Disconnect any other audio or video cables from the Wii.
  3. Connect the single A/V connector on the cable to the Wii's A/V Multi Out port.
  4. Connect the red, green, and blue wires on the component cable to the matching Component In ports on your TV.
  5. Connect the red and white audio wires on the component cable to the matching Audio In ports on your TV.
  6. Turn on your Wii. Using your Wii remote, press A to access the Wii Menu.
  7. From the Wii Menu, select Wii, then Wii Settings, and then Screen.
  8. Select Widescreen Settings. Choose the aspect ratio that matches your TV, and then select Confirm.
  9. Select TV Resolution. Select EDTV or HDTV (480p), and then select Confirm.

To connect your Wii with a Wii composite cable:

  1. Turn off your Wii.
  2. Disconnect any other audio or video cables from the Wii.
  3. Connect the single A/V connector on the cable to the Wii's A/V Multi Out port.
  4. Connect the yellow wire on the composite cable to the matching Video In port on your TV.
  5. Connect the red and white audio wires on the composite cable to the matching Audio In ports on your TV.
  6. Turn on your Wii. Using your Wii remote, press A to access the Wii Menu.
  7. From the Wii Menu, select Wii, then Wii Settings, and then Screen.
  8. Select Widescreen Settings. Choose the aspect ratio that matches your TV, and then select Confirm.

In some cases the Wii can also be hooked up to the back of a Spectrum Receiver with composite ports. Visit the Nintendo website for more information.

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