How to Hook Up a Nintendo Wii to a Surround Sound Receiver

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How to Hook Up a Nintendo Wii to a Surround Sound Receiver
You can hook up a Nintendo Wii to a surround sound receiver (audio cables image by NiDerLander from

The Nintendo Wii can't communicate with single-speaker configurations, so you are limited to 5.1 surround sound. The Nintendo Wii is compatible only with the Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound. Your configuration should be geared to a 5.1 surround sound system already connected to your television. Knowledge of your surround system is necessary to complete the task of hooking up the device to a receiver.

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Things you need

  • Stereo audio-visual cable

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  1. 1

    Turn off the Nintendo Wii. Plug the grey, plastic end of the Nintendo Wii's AV cable into the "AV Multi Out" input on the back of your Nintendo Wii. The game console has an AV cable binds three individual cables: yellow, red and white.

  2. 2

    Connect the yellow stereo AV cable, placing it into the "Video" input on your television. Pictures of the step-by-step process are in References.

  3. 3

    Connect the white cable into the "Audio Left" input on your receiver.

  4. 4

    Take the red cable and connect it to the "Audio Right" input on your 5.1 stereo.

  5. 5

    Place your surround system into "Pro Logic 2" mode.

  6. 6

    Turn on your Nintendo Wii and wait for the menu to load up. Select the "Wii System Setting" icon on the bottom left of the screen. Next select "Sound."

  7. 7

    Choose the "Surround" option. Select "Confirm." The system will ask if you want to confirm your changes, so select "Yes." Check to see if the sound is playing from your receiver's speakers.

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