How to hook a Wii to an LG TV

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How to hook a Wii to an LG TV
You can hook up a Wii with composite or component cables, depending on your LG TV. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

If you own an LG TV and want to hook it up to a Nintendo Wii console, you have two options available. Almost all LG TVs support composite (or AV) inputs for standard definition video from a Wii console. The Wii comes with a Wii AV cable which has a grey "AV multi out" plug and three connectors on the other end coloured yellow, white and red. HD TVs from LG also support component input. Using a special component cable, sold separately, gives better video and sound quality than a composite input.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Wii AV cable or component cable

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Instructions

    AV input

  1. 1

    Connect the Wii AV cable to your console by inserting the grey, rectangular AV multi out plug into the AV multi out connector on the rear or the Wii.

  2. 2

    Plug the yellow video input connector on the other end of the AV cable into the matching yellow socket on your LG TV.

  3. 3

    Plug the white and red audio input plugs into the matching white and red sockets on the TV. If your TV only has one audio input socket, connect the white plug and leave the red plug disconnected.

  4. 4

    Turn on the TV and the Wii. Use the "Input" button on the remote control to change input until you see the Wii menu displayed.

    Component input

  1. 1

    Insert the rectangular plug on the Wii component video cable into the Digital AV out port on the rear of the console.

  2. 2

    Connect the three video plugs on the other end of the cable to the matching component inputs on your LG TV. These plugs are coloured green for "Y," blue for "Pb" or "Cb" and red for "Pr" or "Cr."

  3. 3

    Connect the two audio plugs, coloured red for "Audio right" and white for "Audio left," to the matching component inputs on the TV. Don't confuse the red plug for right audio with the red plug for video in Step 2.

  4. 4

    Turn on the TV and Wii console. Press the "Input" button on the remote control until the output from the Wii is displayed.

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