How to Connect the Wii to a TV Using AV Cables
Applies to: Wii, Wii mini
In this article, you'll learn how to connect the Wii to the television using AV Cables.
Note: The Wii console supports Dolby Pro Logic II for simulated surround sound. If you have a surround sound stereo and wish to use this feature, you'll need to configure the Wii console to use surround sound.
Complete these steps
- On your television, locate a set of yellow, red, and white holes labeled "Input."
- Audio/Video (AV) inputs are typically located on the back of the TV, but occasionally are on the sides, top, or bottom. They may also be located behind a hidden panel or door in the television.
- Look for inputs marked "Audio and Video In."
- Do not connect the system to anything marked "out."
- Insert the AV Multi Out plug of the Wii AV Cable into the AV Multi Out connector on the back of the console.
- Insert the colored connectors on the Wii AV Cable into the input connectors on the TV. Plug the colored connectors into the following inputs:
- Yellow: Video Input
- White: Audio Input Left (or Mono)
- Red: Audio Input Right
- Once the cables are inserted and the Wii is powered on, find the Input Select for the TV to view the game. This is typically found by pressing the TV/Video Button on the television's front panel or remote control. If there is more than one input channel, keep pressing TV/Video until you see the display from the Wii.
- If you do not have a TV/Video button, then the input could be labeled something different. Some common input selects to look for on the TV or remote are: Input, Input Select, EXT, AUX, AV, or a channel such as 00 or 99.