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tmal2

I've got an original Wii that I still enjoy using and just bought a new Sony XBR55A8H OLED. I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to hook my Wii to my new TV since the new TV does not have the red, white and yellow composite inputs that the Wii uses. I did purchase a 3 to 1 composite adapter since the TV does have a single yellow composite in but that did not work.

Has anyone figured out how to make this work?

Thanks in advance.

tmal2

ThanosReXXX

@tmal2 The Wii on component is the best image quality you can get, so you'll definitely want to use that, and all you'll need for that, is this cable:
https://www.amazon.com/Fosmon-Component-Cable-Definition-Nint...
Look on the back (or side) of your TV for inputs in red, blue and green. There should also be two "audio" inputs in white and red, matching the colors of the plugs on the cable itself.

Alternatively, this is also what you could use:
https://www.amazon.com/Component-Coverter-NEWCARE-Converter-S...
If your TV doesn't have component inputs either, then this is the next best thing.

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Use Wii component cable.

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@Nephestinus They offer less quality than a component cable, and on many TV's, they stretch the image. Color quality may also vary, so while it's an okayish solution, it's definitely not the best.

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1UP_MARIO

@tmal2 your TV should come with composite/componant adapters usually in the bag that has the tv controls. Componant works best for the Wii as that gives you the best image quality possible which is 480p you also have to change the settings on the Wii.
Although this is the Samsung adapter the Sony adapter should look something similar to this

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tmal2

Thanks for all the input. Since this is a 2020 model TV the only inputs are HDMI and one yellow video input which will not work for the Wii.
From what I can find my only option is going to be a Wii2HDMI adapter which i just ordered. Hopefully this works for me.
Thanks again for all the help

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1UP_MARIO

@tmal2 the yellow input is the one where you put the adapter on that comes with all new TVs.

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ThanosReXXX

@tmal2 You're welcome. I do wonder why you went with the lesser option, though. The adapter in the second link I posted, in combination with a component cable would have given you a better result, and less lag to boot. Which is important, in gaming.

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@1UP_MARIO According to this review, this model TV does not come with any adapters in the box (scroll down to the part where inputs are mentioned)
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/a8h-oled

On a side note: doesn't seem to be a very good TV for gaming either, but then again: it's not my money.

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tmal2

@ThanosReXXX , There is no component input on this television so that was not an option. Plus, my Wii only came with a composite video cable. The only input other than HDMI for video is what Sony calls composite in but is not the standard red, white and yellow inputs. It's a single yellow one. I got an adapter but it did not work.
I'm not big gamer. Thats why i didn't go with the LG instead. I just want to fire up the Wii occasionally and have some fun

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@1UP_MARIO, Sony does not provide adapters but I did purchase one and it didn't work.

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1UP_MARIO

@ThanosReXXX thanks for the link. Abit silly not providing adapters but adapters are really cheap. The TV does however support componant
The picture shows the input

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@tmal2 hope this helps

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1UP_MARIO

@tmal2 the adapter is really cheap just search
Sony a8h component adapter. Hopefully this helps.
I would try and get a refund on that Wii to hdmi. They are terrible and in my opinion they look worse then composite with the added con of lag

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tmal2

@1UP_MARIO The yellow input in that picture is a composite input. not component. I tried an adapter there using the composite cable that came with my Wii and it didn't work. My Wii did not come with a component video cable. If I'm unhappy with the Wii2HDMI i will search for a Wii component cable and try another route.
Thanks for your input

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ThanosReXXX

@tmal2 Ah, but you misunderstood: the adapter in the second link I posted is an HDMI to component box. I always do my homework, so I guess you missed that part...

So, all you would have needed is that box and a component cable, which I also posted.

@1UP_MARIO You're welcome. I'm not seeing a straight input option for component, though, and on the site it also mentions the lack of such a port.

I also can't imagine how an adapter on a single yellow input could yield any kind of good result from component, although I definitely won't claim to know everything. It just sounds kinda unlikely to me. Oh, well...

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@ThanosReXXX I thought the same but all nee tvs are like that. They only have a single yellow and green inputs like headphone jacks and they want you to use adapters which I know Samsung provide

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ThanosReXXX

@1UP_MARIO Well, what do you know. You learn something new every day. I am planning to buy the LG C9, so I immediately checked out that one as well, and you're absolutely right.

Kind of a bummer, though, and I wonder why they decided to drop component and keep composite, which is of a decidedly lesser quality.

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@ThanosReXXX you can imagine how I felt when trying to connect a Wii to my friends new TV. Just put me off thinking about buying a new TV as I have multiple consoles SD/HD connected to the TV.

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@1UP_MARIO Well, I'd simply go for the component to HDMI adapter that I posted in my first comment. At least that way, I can be sure that there won't be any lag or quality loss.

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1UP_MARIO

@ThanosReXXX the other solution is owning a Wii U 😉

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