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Wii connection

Got new tcl 6 series TV, hooked to a denon reciever. trying to hook up wii to system, but wii is onlyt component (adapter) or rca..,
bought cheap wii hdmi converter, but the screen flashes on and off, doesn't work.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance...
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Got new tcl 6 series TV, hooked to a denon reciever. trying to hook up wii to system, but wii is onlyt component (adapter) or rca..,
bought cheap wii hdmi converter, but the screen flashes on and off, doesn't work.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance...
To the best of my knowledge, the three most common issues are:
1. You have to plug in a USB power source to the HDMI adapter to make it function
2. You have to enable the Wii's progressive scan mode before connecting it the HDMI adapter
3. Adapter is a lemon - quality control isn't great on most of these things

Issue #2 may require that you first connect the Wii directly to your AVR's analog inputs and use the built-in video scaling of the AVR to access the Wii menu. However, if you can do that, then you might be better off using the AVR scaling instead. I tried an active (powered by USB) HDMI adapter for my N64 a while back and the output was terrible looking and had noticeably more latency compared to unconverting the video through my AVR directly.

Have you considered using a cheap PC with the Wii Dolphin emulator? Native 4K Wii gaming is pretty sweet!
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Got new tcl 6 series TV, hooked to a denon reciever. trying to hook up wii to system, but wii is onlyt component (adapter) or rca..,
bought cheap wii hdmi converter, but the screen flashes on and off, doesn't work.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance...
Don't buy a cheap one lol. Any simple converter won't sharpen the image, you'll still only have 480P. Plug the Wii directly into the TV and passback audio to the AVR with ARC or optical.
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I have an adapter purchased through amazon connected to the Wii, hdmi cable to an Onkyo av amp and it works great. The amp kicks it up to PLll surround sound. Mario Kart sounds awesome cranked in 5.1 (simulated).

I love this HD stuff!
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FYI, I have the “Portholic Wiihdmi 1080p”.

I love this HD stuff!
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I have an adapter purchased through amazon connected to the Wii, hdmi cable to an Onkyo av amp and it works great. The amp kicks it up to PLll surround sound. Mario Kart sounds awesome cranked in 5.1 (simulated).

Hey so I have basically the same setup as you, but I am having problem with my wii2HDMI adapter (different brand): it forces the wii's output to 16:9 no matter what I select in the wii settings. So if I set the wii to 4:3, and play VC games, they still look stretched to widescreen. Are you able to set yours to 4:3 and have it actually display with black bars on the left/right of the image? If so, could you link to the exact adapter on Amazon or whatever because I can NOT get this sorted out.


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My adapter is marked as 1080P I noticeid all the available adapters now are 480.

Search this it should come up on Amazon

PORTHOLIC Wii to HDMI Converter with 5ft High Speed HDMI Cable Wii2HDMI Adapter Output Video&Audio with 3.5mm Jack Audio, Support All Wii Display Modes 480P,480I,NTSC, Compatible with Full HD Devices

I'll check several games tonight, IIRC most games look normal and do not have side bars.

I love this HD stuff!

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I think it looks great and the sound is awesome.
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I love this HD stuff!

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