The Wii is capable of analog video output to a television, using either of the following connecting cables:
- composite, a single yellow RCA connector for video (plus 2 audio connectors)
- component, with 3 red, blue and green RCA connectors for video (plus 2 audio connectors)
Unofficial cables are also available for connections such as SCART.
For PAL Wiis (sold in Europe and Australia), the following video modes are available:
- 50Hz, 576 lines interlaced (standard PAL, works on all televisions in these regions)
- 60Hz, 480 lines interlaced (NTSC standard, should work on most relatively recent televisions)
- 60Hz(??), 480 lines progressive (EDTV standard, requires a component cable and a modern television)
FOR NTSC Wiis (sold in USA and Japan), the following video modes are available:
- 60Hz, 480 lines interlaced (NTSC standard, works on all televisions in these regions)
Many homebrew applications have suffered from poor support for different PAL modes. These problems can largely be avoided by using the appropriate functions withiin libogc to use the video mode which the user has selected from the Wii system menu.