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Mind helping a complete noob with a cable problem?

#1TheRobberPosted 12/28/2013 5:54:40 PM
Now, I know this is slightly off topic, but here I go.
I recieved a Wii this christmas, but I'm not sure if I need an adapter or something to plug it into my TV. The cords I got with the Wii are classic RCA connectors.
http://tomcom.ca/images/RCA.JPG

However, I do not have RCA connectors on my TV, but I do have what I believe is component connectors. 2x Red, White, Blue, Green

I also have several pairs of Red and White connectors.

So can I connect my Wii to my TV as it is, or do I need some kind of adapter?

I'm sure this is extremely simple, but I'm just awful at this kind of stuff, and for that I apologize.
Thank you in advance.
#2Rolen47Posted 12/28/2013 6:01:58 PM(edited)
Try plugging the yellow cable into the green port. Many TVs have the green port double as a yellow port. The White/Red cables are for sound, plug them into the appropriate red/white port. If that doesn't work then you'll have to buy Wii Component Cables. You might want to get them anyways because Component cables are much better quality than Composite.
#3DAENF0RCER13Posted 12/28/2013 6:01:48 PM
I remember this one time I was at a friends and he brought his Wii and he had the same problem as you did. Since Yellow is the video output, because Red and White are Audio, you want to connect the Yellow input to either Green, Blue, or Red output on your TV (I forgot which one, but it WILL give you video, but probably wrong colors depending on the output) and the White and Red audio inputs to the corresponding outputs.

There ARE component cables for the Wii (Green+Blue+Red are your video, White+Red are your audio) that you can purchase at Gamestop or Amazon if you need to.

Hope I put it in terms that are easy to understand.
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#4Flaktrooper123Posted 12/28/2013 6:05:20 PM
RCA cables are RCA cables. Doesn't matter you use yellow-red-white or red-green-blue, just make sure you plug it accordingly in the output and input. Color difference does not matter.
#5MrMonkhousePosted 12/28/2013 6:06:21 PM
Just connect it to the same colors.
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#6TheRobber(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 6:15:56 PM
Rolen47 posted...
Try plugging the yellow cable into the green port. Many TVs have the green port double as a yellow port. The White/Red cables are for sound, plug them into the appropriate red/white port. If that doesn't work then you'll have to buy Wii Component Cables. You might want to get them anyways because Component cables are much better quality than Composite.


DAENF0RCER13 posted...
I remember this one time I was at a friends and he brought his Wii and he had the same problem as you did. Since Yellow is the video output, because Red and White are Audio, you want to connect the Yellow input to either Green, Blue, or Red output on your TV (I forgot which one, but it WILL give you video, but probably wrong colors depending on the output) and the White and Red audio inputs to the corresponding outputs.

There ARE component cables for the Wii (Green+Blue+Red are your video, White+Red are your audio) that you can purchase at Gamestop or Amazon if you need to.

Hope I put it in terms that are easy to understand.


The sound works perfectly! However, the picture is in black and white...

Flaktrooper123 posted...
RCA cables are RCA cables. Doesn't matter you use yellow-red-white or red-green-blue, just make sure you plug it accordingly in the output and input. Color difference does not matter.


MrMonkhouse posted...
Just connect it to the same colors.


Well, if green can be substituted for yellow, I'm not sure what's wrong...

Seems like I'll have to buy composite cables. They were cheaper than I had expected, and I can wait a couple of days for them to get here. I really appreciate the help, thanks guys!
#7MrMonkhousePosted 12/28/2013 6:33:18 PM
Are you sure your TV doesn't ahave RCA female ends? Look around... it might be hidden. Not all TVs have the RCA and composite ends next to each other. Sometimes its hidden in the panel in the front.
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