Splitters and HDMI Adapters
However, you might only have one set of AV ports on your LCD TV. Perhaps this is already in use by a different game console or another device, such as your DVD player. If you want to leave the existing device connected to the LCD TV but would like to also connect the Wii console, you have a couple of different options. One is to purchase an AV composite video splitter, sometimes called AV distribution amps. This adapter may allow you to connect the Wii along with other devices, even if there is only one set of AV jacks on your LCD TV.
LCD TVs typically have HDMI ports, which are used to connect other high definition devices to the television. While Wii games are not yet high definition, you may be able to use this port to connect the Wii to the LCD TV. This connection would require the use of an HDMI to AV adapter, such as a Component AV to HDMI converter. This device allows you to connect AV sources, such as the Wii to HDMI displays, such as an LCD TV. There are a couple of caveats to consider regarding this solution, though. First, it is important to note that Nintendo does not support this type of connection. While some users have successfully used this type of connection, you might experience poor quality audio or video, or it might not work at all. Second, you should consider the cost. This type of converter sells for around $200.
Fortunately, there is finally an affordable, effective option that you can use. The Wii2HDMI converter, available from Neoya, costs about $40 and enables you to connect your Wii to any HDMI AV receiver or HDTV. This plug and play converter outputs both audio and video in full digital HDMI format. It supports all Wii display modes, as well. It is important to remember that the Wii's max output is only a 480p resolution, no matter what type of connection you use.