So I bought my dad a Wii but the thing will not work on his TV. Its kinda old but it HAS shown up on there, but its random. We were hitting buttons for about 20 minutes and it suddenly changed to AV and there we have it, but its not convenient and the same prodding tonight achieved nothing. I brought it home, attached it to a larger, newer but still very old CRT tv and same problem. No remote so can't manually change to AV but plug something like a DVD player in, it will automatically force it to the AV so why doesn't the Wii do this?
Any idea what may be wrong or is it fucked without a remote to change to AV manually?
If not and you lost the remote, you may be out of luck. Check the TV manual if you still have it to see if there's a way to change to the AV. You should probably get a replacement remote or a universal one.
If you have the remote, there is definitely something specific you need to press to get to that channel. May be a "TV/AV" button like on mine, or an Input button or something like that.
My TV doesn't automatically change to the channel for anything. I have to use the remote if I want to watch DVDs or play my Wii.
How are the DVD player and Wii hooked up? Do they replace each other?
There is another chance that you're tltally fucked without the remote. Since it doesn't sound like a full home theatre setup and just some old equipment, you may be able to find a replacement remote on-line somewhere.
Thanks for hte help.