Originally Posted by laxgirl403
I am having trouble connecting my Wii to a Panasonic 50" HDTV. I have the Wii component cable but I can not connect to the TV. My problem is that when I hit the input button on the tv the only options it allows me to choose are "TV" "Cable" or "DVD". The options for "Component 2" "HDMI2" "Video 1" and "Video2" are greyed out. Do you have suggestions on what I should do??
...... I am connected to component 2, I made sure everyting was pushed in all the way, and the system was turned on. I tried connecting to the other inputs as well and still alll the options are greyed out.
It is usually very helpful if you provide the model number of your TV, but in this case i'm virtually positive that those inaccessible inputs are grayed out because someone has intentionally set them to "SKIP" in the Input Labels section of the TV's Setup menu. Renaming them to "Skip" "hides" them and renders em un-accessible and they become grayed out in the Inputs menu. Since your TV's accessible inputs are already labeled "Cable" and "DVD" then that means somebody before you has already accessed this Input Labels menu and has changed the the name of those inputs, so they probably also went ahead and set all their unused inputs to "Skip" to save time when scrolling through the list of inputs.
Go into the Setup > Input Labels section and i bet you'll find the Component 2 input has been set to Skip. If so, highlight it the arrow right or left and it should scroll all the available names. Change to "Game" then connect your Wii to this input. By renaming it from Skip to Game, it now becomes accessible.
And in case you don't know, instead of scrolling through the list of available inputs, you can go directly to an different input by hitting TV/Video to bring up the input menu, then press the corresponding number key (like #4 to go directly to HDMI-1) etc.