How to Hook Up a Wii to a Panasonic Plasma HD-Link

by Melissa King

The Nintendo Wii game system, with its innovative and intuitive motion controls, gives you and your family hours of entertainment. Before you start playing games, you'll need to connect the Wii to your Panasonic television. The Wii comes with basic AV cables but to experience games in 480p high definition, you will need component cables. With Nyko's component cables for the Wii, called HD-Link, you can enjoy games with a sharp, detailed picture and robust audio.

1

Place your Wii on a flat surface such as a tabletop, desk or shelf. Stand the Wii up vertically or lay it horizontally. If you choose to stand the Wii vertically, attach it to the included Wii console stand for increased stability.

2

Connect the DC plug of the included AC adapter cable to the DC connector on the back of the Wii. Connect the other end of the AC cable to a 120V wall outlet.

3

Connect the sensor bar plug to the red connector on the back of the Wii. Position the sensor bar near the base of your Panasonic TV. Alternatively, apply the included foam tape to the bottom of the bar and stick it to the top of your TV.

4

Locate the component and AV cable connections on the back of your Panasonic TV. These connections are labeled "Component/RGB In."

5

Insert the rectangular plug of the Nyko HD-Link cable into the AV Multi Out connector on the back of the Wii.

6

Connect the pair of red and white cables to the Audio ports on the TV; connect the red cable to the "R" port and the white cable to the "L" port.

7

Connect the other red cable to the Pr/Cr/R port. Connect the green cable to the Y/G port, and connect the blue cable to the Pb/Cb/B port.

8

Power on the Wii and the television. Switch to the correct input for the Wii by pressing the "Input" button on the remote control. You may need to push the button a few times to see the Wii menu on the TV.

Tip

  • check Once you've hooked up the Wii to the TV, you will need to sync your Wii Remotes to start playing games. To do this, remove the remote's battery cover and press the "Sync" button located below the batteries. Quickly press the "Sync" button on the front of the Wii. If you don't perform the sync before the lights stop flashing on the remote, you'll have to start the process over.

About the Author

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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