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I have a yamaha htr 6130 receiver. Hooked up to it are a dvd player, cable box, and the t.v. Where (which inputs) do I put in the wii connections? I know it's the yellow, white, red ... but there are so many I don't know which one. They are marked dvd, dtv/cable, dvr in and out, and monitor out. We tried hooking up the wii thru the back of the t.v., but the remote does not let us access the tv auxiliary and thus won't connect. Truly, I am electronically challenged - a real novice. Help? What do I do to connect my wii and get it to work?

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Your problem is not the Yamaha reciever. You need to figure out how to switch your tv remote to the inputs you have tried to plug the Wii into, Your TV remote should have some sort of "source" or "input" selection button, or it may have a row of buttons that are labled. Without knowing the brand of your TV or seeing the remote, I can't be more specific, but clearly this is a tv issue. You could also use the video out on your 5.1 reciever, but first solve the tv remote issue. Keith

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