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Hookup help needed: cable, tv, vcr/dvd, receiver/dvd and Wii

by k7384 / October 3, 2009 9:54 PM PDT

I have a cable box, an LG plasma TV, a Sony VCR/DVD player, and a JVC home theatre receiver with DVD player...and a Wii. I would like to know what cables I need (I already have some; realize I may need more) and directions on how to hook up everything, so that it all works. I am not a tekkie. In another room, I have a computer with cable modem and wired/wireless router. My laptop has a wireless connection to the router. I have lost my regular computer connection, so I know I will need to figure out how to reset this. I am happy to take photos and send via email. Thanks in advance!

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by techjen / October 5, 2009 7:23 AM PDT

I hope I can make this pretty clear.

Connect the Wii to the tv:

Use an HDMI from the Wii to the TV they both should plug into an HDMI outlet.

Connect the cable box to the vcr:

Use a coax cable into the VCR input and then another coax cable from the output on the vcr into the TV

Connect the DVD player to the TV:

Use and RCA cable with RED, Yellow, and White or Black Plug

Plug the cables into the video output on the DVD player and then into the video input on the TV.

This should get you all connected.

The computer issue not sure what you mean is wrong there, be more specific.


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long hookup
by k7384 / October 5, 2009 9:34 AM PDT
In reply to: hookup

Thank you so much...looks like I will need to buy a few cables. The remaining hookup I will be attempting is to have a wireless internet link to the Wii.

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other cables
by k7384 / October 5, 2009 9:53 PM PDT
In reply to: hookup

Would it make any difference to use composite cables from the DVD/VCR player, instead of component cables? Thanks.

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not all components
by k7384 / October 5, 2009 11:53 PM PDT
In reply to: hookup

Sorry. I should have waited to submit a reply after I read everything carefully.

I'm still missing the receiver/DVD component. You have instructed me to hook up the Wii to the TV; the Cable Box to the VCR; the DVD to the TV.

Let me rephrase again:

I have a cable box; a combination VCR/DVD player; a combination home theatre stereo receiver/DVD player; the TV; and the Wii.

I am not sure if you intend to mean VCR/DVD combo where you stated just "VCR" or if you meant the receiver/DVD combo where you stated only "DVD"...can you please clarify?

I am happy to take pictures, or to continue the conversation through email...thanks so much!

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sorry about that
by techjen / October 6, 2009 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: not all components

Yes I did shorten the VCR/DVD option to the VCR.

I also shortened the DVD/receiver to the DVD.

I would recommend tackling the VCR first and see if you can get the picture. This way you can see if you got something right first.

Then add in the wii.

then finally add in the last DVD/receiver.

Not sure what you mean about composite cables, please let me know what the ends are?


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Hooking up Wii
by sfloyd53 / December 27, 2015 2:40 PM PST

We have Cox cable and I need to know what channel to have TV on to operate Wii

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I'd make a brand new post.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / December 27, 2015 2:47 PM PST
In reply to: Hooking up Wii

Replying to a 2009 post won't get many answers.

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