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    UK wii on USA TV trouble

    Okay so I've done some (okay quite a lot) searching on the forum, with little luck. I've found one similar post. My issue is as follows...

    When I plug my wii into my Insignia 42" flatscreen plasma TV, it only appears in black and white, and is "shaky/fuzzy". I've messed around with both the TV and wii settings, with no luck. At first it didn't even fit on the screen properly, but I got that adjusted.

    I have read on other discussions on here that a softmod and then region hack should fix it? The strange thing is that the wii works fine on a friends Phillips TV here in the US, so I was wondering if there was a simpler workaround than the softmod and then region hack.

    I have also read on another discussion forum, that getting a replacement "component" cable can do the trick? I'm honestly not too fussed with the region incompatibility issue with games, I just want to be able to play the games I already have without looking at a black and white fuzzy/shaky picture.

    Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Oh, and I'm running version 4.2E (It's a circa 2009 white wii)

    Thanks!

    P.S. I'm a turbo NOOB, so please go gently.....


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    It's probably because you're using a U.K(PAL, 50Hz) Wii on a U.S (NTSC, 60Hz) TV and the TV doesn't have support for PAL 50Hz.
    I do believe you can region change your Wii (requires softmodding) to fix this.

    However, I only own CRT TVs, so this may be because it's a plasma TV.
    Have you tried enabling progressive scan in case your TV uses progressive display? (Wii Settings --> System --> Resolution)

    (If your TV uses interlace the screen will go black. To change the Wii back to interlace, turn off the Wii and unplug the A/V cable, then turn it on again.)
    Last edited by G4Oblivion; 01-11-2012 at 10:24 AM.

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    Well I don't know how relevant this info might be to you but I had a similar issue with my LCD tv and my Wii-the screen would go all fuzzy, shaky and lose colour when I set it to 60hz from the settings but the problem corrects it self when I set it back to 50hz. Perhaps its more of that settings issue rather than an actual Region issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by G4Oblivion View Post
    It's probably because you're using a U.K(PAL, 50Hz) Wii on a U.S (NTSC, 60Hz) TV and the TV doesn't have support for PAL 50Hz.
    I do believe you can region change your Wii (requires softmodding) to fix this.
    I already explained that...
    Yes, that is a region thing. If your TV has the option to switch between 50Hz and 60Hz, you're lucky.

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    Sorry I didnt mean to offend in any way-I just wanted to say that perhaps he should just try playing around with the existing system menu options rather than softmodding especially if its something he really isn't interested in doing

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