How do I Hook Up a Wii to a Dynex LCD?

by Chappy Sinclair ; Updated September 22, 2017

Connecting the Nintendo Wii to a Dynex LCD is similar to connecting it to any other brand of television. The Wii only supports A/V (audio/video) and component video connections. All Dynex LCD TVs include standard A/V inputs, and most include component video inputs. Because of the higher resolution and progressive scan capabilities, a component connection would look best on a Dynex LCD. The Wii component cable must be purchased separately as the Wii includes only an A/V cable.

A/V Connection

Turn off the Wii.

Connect the A/V Multi Out end (the square end) of the A/V cable into the "AV Multi Out" port on the back of the Wii.

Connect the colored cables on the opposite end of the AV cable into the corresponding A/V inputs-- red into red, etc.--on your Dynex LCD. Turn on the Wii.

Turn on the Dynex LCD. Set the LCD TV to its "Video" display mode, also referred to as "Input 1" or "AV" depending on the model. You will see the Wii Channel Menu on your screen.

Component Connection

Turn off the Wii.

Connect the square end of the component cable into the Digital A/V Out port on the back of the Wii. As you've probably noticed, on the opposite end of the component cable are two sets of colored cables: green, red and blue on one section/ and red and white on another. They are all on the same component cable, yet they are split apart from each other (video and audio). The separate red and white cables are the audio cables and must be connected to their corresponding A/V ports.

Connect the colored video cables on the opposite end of the component cable into the corresponding component inputs on your Dynex LCD--green into green, etc. Connect the red and white audio cables into the corresponding A/V inputs. Turn on the Wii.

Turn on the Dynex LCD. Set the LCD TV to its "Component" video display mode. You will see the Wii Channel Menu on your screen.

About the Author

Chappy Sinclair has been writing professionally since 2006. He has been able to share his gaming and computer-related impressions and opinions on a national scale with published submissions in "PC Gamer Magazine" and "Maximum PC." Sinclair is currently studying for an aeronautical degree in navigation and avionics at the American Academy of Aeronautics.

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