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These newer Sharp Aquos TVs only have a COMPONENT input (not the Yellow, Red and White connector inputs that the Wii requires)
You will need a "COMPONENT to COMPOSITE" Conversion Cable - is this what Sharp sent you?
The cable you need looks like this:
The white connector plugs into the Wii, and the colored connectors plug into your TV in the corresponding colored sockets.
To view your Wii, you will then need to select the correct input (source) on your TV.
No, that cable is not what they sent. They sent a composite cable with an RCA plug on the end that plugs into the INPUT 2 on the back of my tv but I have nowhere to plug the 3 colored things into
It sounds like they have sent you the incorrect cable.
The correct composite cable for the Wii should be Nintendo certified.
If you want, I can find you an online source for the correct cable?
These cables are available from many online shops, including Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Component-AV-Cable-Nintendo-Wii-HDTV/dp/B000MTVWAQ/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1296693644&sr=8-9
The sharp guy originally told me to get a 3.5 mm to audio/video female end plug. I just looked at the one on Amazon that you suggested but on the Aquos Quattron it has to be the little RCA plug.
Do you know what cable Sharp sent you?
There is a converter cable that you can use with the original Wii cable - this is probably your best solution.
It will convert the Red/Yellow/White connectors to 3.5mm RCA:
Packing slip just says composite cable.....it has a white, yellow, and red plugs, and the other end is the "pin type" RCA plug. But, of course, I have no where to plug this into the wii game console.
Can you check out the above link, I believe this convertor cable will suit your needs.
Ahh, you already have this converter cable.
You do not plug it into the Wii - you use it to convert the Wii cable -
You should have got a cable with your Wii, with a white connector on one end and white, yellow and red plugs on the other end.
Connect the Wii cable to the converter cable that Philips sent you to make one long cable.
Then connect the square white plug to the Wii and the pin-type RCA plug to your TV.
How in the heck do I connect the two together?????
I think I have the wrong cable.....my original wii cable and the composite cable I received today have the same ends.....pointed......i guess I need female instead of male........don't ya think???
Yes you do!
My link above shows a converter cable specifically designed for the Wii, and it has female connectors.