How to Connect Your Wii to the HDMI Input on a LCD TV

Written by james clark
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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

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  1. 1

    Disconnect the Wii cable from the gaming console and any other device.

  2. 2

    Insert the colour-coded RGB (Red, Green, Blue) video plugs on the Wii cable into the corresponding jacks on the adaptor.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    Connect an HDMI cable to the port on the opposite side of the adaptor, inserting the plug with the wider side turned upward.

  5. 5

    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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