Nintendo's Wii gaming system connects with a flat-prong cable to the console and component audio/video cables for hooking up to a TV. On LCD TV sets with a High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) jack, the Wii cable must be used with an adaptor to convert the component plugs into a 19-pin HDMI connector. Adaptors are available at electronics and computer stores.
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Things you need
- Component to HDMi adaptor cable
- HDMI cable
Disconnect the Wii cable from the gaming console and any other device.
Insert the colour-coded RGB (Red, Green, Blue) video plugs on the Wii cable into the corresponding jacks on the adaptor.
Insert the audio plugs on the Wii cable into the colour-coded jacks. The red plug always connects to the right audio channel; white connects to the left.
Connect an HDMI cable to the port on the opposite side of the adaptor, inserting the plug with the wider side turned upward.
Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the Input jack on the LCD TV and connect the Wii cable plug to the game console.
Tips and warnings
- HDMI to component adaptors do not transform the video signal to high definition. They merely enable the connection of various types of equipment with different jacks.
- Turn off the power switch on the equipment while connecting AV cables.
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