How Do I Connect the Wii to a Proscan 50 TV?

by Sharon Hadrian ; Updated September 22, 2017

The Proscan 50 was a high-end rear projection TV made by RCA. Although it has since been replaced by digital-ready sets, the large viewing area on the Proscan 50 is still ideal for group video games like those made for Nintendo Wii, so everyone can easily see and respond to the action on-screen. The connection process takes about five minutes, and you don't need any special cables; the ones included with the Nintendo Wii will fit into the back of your Proscan 50 TV.

Plug the AV cable into the back of the Nintendo Wii. This is the large gray cable with three colored jacks on the opposite end.

Plug the AC adapter into the back of the Wii and plug the other end into an available outlet.

Reach behind the Proscan and locate the section labeled "input."

Plug the three RCA connectors on the Wii AV cable into the color-coded inputs on the back of the TV. The connectors must be firmly inserted.

Plug the Wii sensor bar into the red input on the back of the Wii console.

Remove the adhesive tape on the bottom of the sensor bar and stick it on top of the television. Because the Proscan TV is very deep, place the sensor bar as far forward on the TV as possible so it can easily pick up motion from the controllers.

Select the RCA input on your remote control.

Turn on the Wii console. You should see the welcome screen, which will guide you through setting up the date, time and player settings.

Tip

  • The Wii can also be run through a VCR, DVR or cable box if the RCA inputs are already being used by another device. Instead of plugging the AV cable into the back of the TV, plug the cable into the RCA input section of the cable box, DVR or VCR and switch to that device's input channel to play.

Tip

  • If the Proscan is pushed against the wall, be very careful when moving it. The unit is very heavy and can tip over.

    Once the Wii is connected, arrange the wires so they are tucked neatly behind the TV. Loose wires can cause players and passers by to trip.

About the Author

Sharon Hadrian has been a freelance writer since 2004. She has written articles for MTV, RealSelf and the "Salt Lake Metro," in addition to ghostwriting for clients around the world. Hadrian has an Associate of Arts in English from the Community College of Baltimore County.

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