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post #1 of 4 Old 12-04-2007, 09:07 AM - Thread Starter
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My (ancient) system currently consists of:
  • Mitsubishi 26" CRT TV from 1995 (S-video output & component input/output)
  • Pioneer VSX-D509S AV receiver
  • DVD player (Panasonic A-105)
  • VCR (Sharp VC-H960U)
  • DirecTV Tivo DVR

(Budget won't allow for HDTV or other component upgrades, so please don't go down that road!)

I'm trying to connect a Wii to the system but I can't get it to work. The Wii works on another TV so I know that's not the issue. My kids are begging me to get it working tonight for hannukah!

Here are my current connections:
  • DVR has S-video output to the receiver's TV/SAT input
  • VCR has composite video output to receiver's VCR input
  • DVD has S-video output to receiver's DVD input
  • Receiver has S-video output to input on the TV

The TV has an input switch to go between composite (for VCR) and s-video (for DVR/Satellite/DVD).

I tried to connect the Wii's composite plugs into the receiver's front VIDEO jacks. I couldn't get any audio or video. I also tried to use the receiver's VCR inputs (removing the VCR plugs) but it didn't work either. I tried to connect the Wii directly into the TV's composite input jacks but that also didn't work.

Please advise how I could use the Wii with this tv. My kids will love if you could help!!! And I would be very grateful too!

The receiver manual with rear panel diagram is available here:

Thanks in advance!
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Does the Wii have a "progressive" scan button? If so, try that to see if you get any type of picture.

You can also try hooking it up to your VCR's input, turn on the VCR and then tuner the VCR's tuner to that input. Not ideal, but may work.

Strange that it won't work connected directly to your TV, thus the reason I asked about the progressive button.

At no point in your rambling, incoherent post were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it.

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Jeez...go out and get a new tv! You could get a nice 32 inch tube for $400 bucks!
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How was it connected to the TV where it worked?

What kind of TV what is connected to when it worked?

1) Does the tv have a set of jacks in front? If it does try connecting directly there and changing to the appropriate input.

2) If that worked try this. Change everything to as if you are watching a VCR movie. Make sure the movie displays.

3) Without turning anything off, plug the Wii into the VCR inputs and turn on the Wii. If you don't get a picture, then there is a setting in the Wii that is preventing it from working.

Good luck.

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