How To Connect a Nintendo Wii To Any TV

Nintendo Wii

People love to watch tv in their free time. Different programs on tv make their hour quite good and enjoyable. Now, in this advanced world, different cables either can be connected to a TV to watch movies or songs or to attach a USB to watch albums or pictures. Well, Nintendo Wii is considered one of the most well-known home consoles of all time via with different cables that can be attached to connect with a TV. These consoles were introduced in 2008 and got AV connections available to a TV. Also, you can use different kinds of cables to connect Wii to your TV (like RGB, VGA & HDMI). 

However, there are a number of different connections which can create a lot of confusion if you are interested to play your Wii with it. Well, it does not matter which TV you are using, there is a way you can connect your Wii with it. You are only required to find out the right cable for this thing to be done. So, we will help you with this in finding out the right cable in the upcoming section of this article.

How to Connect a Wii To a TV With AV Cables?

We will tell you how to connect a Wii via AV cables to a TV. Simply, follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Seach out the 3 inputs on a TV (their color would be red, yellow, and white) and might be labeled as Video and Audio. These are so-called AV inputs.
  2. Insert these inputs in their respective colors so that they could be connected to a TV. (i.e, Yellow = Video, White = Audio Left or Mono, Red = Audio Right)
  3. On the backside of Wii, there is a connector for the AV Out plug placed on the opposite end of the AV cable where you will plug in these cables. 
  4. Switch on the TV and find out the input selection (either on TV or remote). It might appear as Input Select, Input, or TV/Video. Now, choose AV to view Wii. Well, it depends on TV these might be labeled a little differently (like AUX or EXT) or it might be on Channel 00 or 99. 

How to Connect a Wii To a TV With Component Cables?

Component cables when set up to connect your Wii to a TV have the same steps as AV cables. Simply, follow the simple steps given below:

  1. 5 ports on your TV where component cables should be inserted. Two ports are for Audio {their color is red (right, or R) and white (left, or L)} and three ports are for Video {their color is red (Pr/Cr), blue (Pb/Cb), and green (Y)}
  2. Insert these cables into their respective colors. 
  3. Now, connect the cable on the AV Out port placed at the backside of the Wii
  4. If your TV has Progressive Scan then enabled it
  5. Now, turn on the Wii (find input selection for your TV) and switch it to view input AV. That’s it!

How to Connect a Wii To a TV With HDMI?

Unluckily, the original Wii does not have an HDMI port but it does not that you can not play it on your TV via HDMI inputs. Well, there are a number of adaptors that enable you to connect Wii with HDMI ports which can be done via plugging them directly into the console. Which as a result makes adaptors easy to use (like Portholic Wii to HDMI Converter). Well, follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Connect adaptor to the backside of the Wii and then, insert HDMI cable in the adaptor
  2. Search out the HDMI port on your TV usually placed at the back or sides of it and plug in the other side in HDMI.
  3. Now, turn on the Wii and find out the input selection on a TV.
  4. Then, select the HDMI input where you inserted the cable. That’s it!

How to Connect a Wii To a TV With a SCART Connector?

If you are using an old TV having SCART connectivity and you are interested to connect a Wii with it. Then, this can be done too. Well, SCART connectors are plugged into some splitters which provide you access to use more ports if required. The TVs having SCART connectivity have been increasingly neglected and are left in rare quantity. However, if you are still interested to use the SCART connection to your Wii? Then the below-mentioned steps will help you to use the adaptor to connect Wii to your TV:

  1. Plugin your Wii’s RCA cables (also called the input or AV cables) into the end of the SCART adaptor (having red, yellow, and white plugins)
  2. Now, plug the SCART into your TV and then, change the TV input to view via this connection. That’s it

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Connect a Wii To Any TV!

With so many options available, you won’t be having any problems connecting your Wii to any TV you have. All you need is to find the right connector for your device and you can easily connect the Wii with your TV. Then you have some TVs that won’t let you go beyond the standard definition so you’ll need a better connector. If you are using an HDM cable, then you can watch any content on full HD.

Do let us know how you manage to connect Wii with your TV and what quality you got with the connector you had. If you have any problems with this article, do let us know in the comments section below.

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