How to connect the WiiU to my surround receiver?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by erolz, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. erolz
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    Hi,

    I've connected the WiiU on my TV using HDMI.
    Now I want to connect the audio output from the WiiU to my surround receiver (stereo cinch)
    But HOW?
    Thanks
     
  2. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    doesn't your receiver have input 1,2,3 etc? with mine i have output to hdmi 1 on the tv than just have mine plugged into input 3 on the receiver than i change to that and get both audio and video from 1 hdmi connection.
     
  3. erolz
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    No I don't have any HDMI on my receiver...
     
  4. shadowgauge

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    There's a problem getting surround sound from the Wii u your receiver has to support the Wii u's sound processing which I think is L PCM or something like that Wii u doesn't support 5.1dolby digital their sound is not compressed I know it sucks but if you have an updated receiver you will be ok or if you're tv has an optical out for sound that supports L PCM you will be fine.
     
  5. erolz
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    So the only solution will be this?
    WiiU--> HDMI --> TV --> OPTICAL --> Receiver
     
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  7. Count Duckula

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    That's what I use to connect to my logitech z5500s.
     
  8. Disizdream

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    Objection ! You can also use a cheap Wii/Wii U analog cable and get the stereo from this. (don't forget to activate the audio out on analog in the Wii U Settings)

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  9. Hielkenator

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    Press the Home button on your Wii u Gamepad when you are in the Wii U menu.
    Open the manual.
    All is explaned in the Wiiu manual.
     
  10. erolz
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    Thanks! I also got a Wii so I'm gonna try that cable.
    update: its working! Thank you all :gba:
     
  11. Slartibartfast42

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    Well this method is only going to get you analog stereo sound, not digital surround sound.