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Topic: Projector, screen, & Nintendo Wii
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I just bought a Nintendo Wii. I didn't think about having to put it by my 118" screen? My component stand is on the side wall in the back of the room. The system has a sensor bar that needs to be on top or bottom of a regular TV. Should I mount it to the bottom of my screen? Also the sensor cord is about 12 feet long, making it too short to put the game console on my component stand. The component cables I bought for it are only 8 feet long. Can I splice the sensor wire to make it about 10 feet longer. Or should I extend the component and video Wii cable? Are there any extention component cables available? With male connectors on one end and female connectors on the other end. I would rather splice/entend the sensor wire, so the game console can go on my stand. Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks Jeff D.
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Hello, good morning. I have the system ready to hook-up, but want opinions before cutting the sensor wire, and mounting it to a $1,000 screen. Got to go to work, have a great Monday! Jeff D.
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I am looking into getting a wii myself and had bookmarked this topic for future reference:

http://www.bigscreenforums.com/forum_topic.cfm?which=8312

Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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I would go to www.amazon.com and search for wii cable and you will get some hits for the IR bar extension cables that are available.

If it is IR (which it seems to be) then this should be a very straightforward cable to add multiple lengths to or splce in new wiring on. I think I would buy one extension cable and then try to splice if myself if it was to short.
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From what I understand the sensor bar draws power from the wii console and nothing else (no information is passed back and forth). If this is the case then I would rather plug the sensor bar into an outlet under my screen and not run a long wire back to the Wii. Others seem to have accomplished this successfully but I have no firsthand knowledge.
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