Originally Posted by denverjim
No one can offer a solution for this? Would really not have to run Wii to TV and bypass 889. Many thanks for any help.
the only reasons why it wouldn't work would be:
1. you haven't correctly set-up or assigned your inputs, or you have "doubled up" an input name and some other device is taking priority.
as JD pointed out, the composite inputs (red/white/yellow) are non-assignable, and are not the same thing as the "RCA-1/2/3" input labels in the ASSIGN menu. These were confusingly labeled (should be COMP-1/2/3 but oh well, thanks Denon monkeys!) but they refer to the COMPONENT inputs and not the composite inputs.
So if you have plugged the Wii into the red/white/yellow inputs labeled VCR, they should show up when you select the "VCR" input name -- as long as nothing else is assigned to the same "name" and is taking precedence.
If you plugged into the front panel input, you would select it by choosing the "V-AUX" input name, again provided nothing else is assigned to that and turned on.
2. if everything is kosher with your input assignments, the problem may be the analog>hdmi conversion having problems with the weak video game signal. The manual indicates video games can give it trouble, and in practice there have been several reports throughout the user threads about analog>HDMI upconversion failing to work with old video game systems, VCR's, etc.
to troubleshoot this, try running a second analog video cable to the TV from the Denon (i.e. just connect any old RCA cable from the yellow MONITOR OUT of the Denon to a free video input on the TV). Switch the TV input (obviously but sometimes people forget this) and see if the Wii's video signal passes through just fine via composite.
If that works fine, and it only doesn't work when trying to convert video to HDMI, the problem is upconversion failing to handle the Wii's composite video signal. The solution would then either be to run a second, analog monitor output to the TV, or to upgrade to the Wii component cables as suggested above, which allows you to set the Wii to 480p output and this seems to fix things.