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Topic: How do you connect a Wii to a Samsung 6 Series TV?

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starspaces

I recently got a new Samsung Series 6 TV but can’t figure out how to connect my Wii to it. I have a 480p Component AV cable that has 5 different plugs (2 red, 1 white, 1 green, 1 blue) but my TV only has two possible AV inputs which are marked yellow and green. Which ones do I need to plug in and/or do I need to buy a different type of cable?

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@starspaces You probably need an adapter. I took my Wii to a mate's recently but couldn't use it cos he had a new telly that had very few ports like yours.

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skywake

@starspaces
I've been researching new TVs because I'm thinking about jumping to 4K soon. So I'm pretty sure I know what you're talking about. These new sets don't have the wide array of analogue inputs, they assume that most of your components are connected via HDMI. So to cut costs there are two 3.5mm jacks for analogue AV.

Looking up your manual in your box there should be two cables with a 3.5mm jack on the end. One has three RCA plugs on the end (Red, White + Green/Yellow) and the other has two (Red + Blue). There is nothing special about these cables other than the way they are coloured. From the user manual:

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subpopz

Are all 4K TV's this way? What's the point? It can't save any costs...since they have to make and package an adapter anyway. They're still supplying the same ports....just externally instead of on the TV itself. Seems pretty redundant.

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skywake

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I don't think its all of them but it's definitely a trend. And really it makes sense given that unless you're into standard definition gaming there's not much of a reason why you'd be using analogue inputs in 2017.

I was to buy a new TV today I'd probably connect my Switch (HDMI), a BluRay player (HDMI) and maybe the SNES Mini (HDMI). I don't have any analogue gear I regularly use. Ten years ago if I was asked the same question I would have said my Wii (Composite), DVD Player (Component) and occasionally my laptop (VGA). Ten years ago this is what the back of a new TV looked like....
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And 100%, what we are getting now is not better than that if you're wanting to use component/composite. But times have changed. It makes sense for them to reduce the above inputs into just HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, Optical Audio Out, Antenna and then just two 3.5mm jacks for "legacy" analogue AV. It's not "better" but I can see why they've done it. Reduced costs and they can throw all the I/O on the side for easier wall mounting.

Also, the adaptor isn't an added extra cost. They're just regular old 3.5mm to to RCA cables, they're the sort of cables that used to be thrown into the box before HDMI was a thing. I'm fairly confident that throwing the cable in the box would be cheaper than doing it the old way.

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Buy wii to hdmi adapter - works perfect and is cheap.

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