Okay, here is the situation, I got a Denon DVR-687 for free from my nephew who used to work as an installer at a high end Home Theater Shop. I went out and bought a used surround set of speakers (Polk Audio RM-6750) in order to keep my costs down. Forgive my ignorance but it has been years since I have messed with traditional sound equipment (Got rid of my component system years ago due to size/bulk and frequent moves). To test it out I hooked up the speakers via the traditional speaker wire inputs and then ran a simple RCA cable from the output on the TV to a couple of different inputs on my receiver. Despite playing around with input selection and modes I couldn’t get any sound out of the speakers. I also tried the tuner, but I don’t have any kind of antenna hooked up to it, but couldn’t get any sound coming through it either. That said, you could definitely hear the standard dead air background sound coming through the speakers. I tracked down the manual online and read the hookup instructions and what it recommended was that I run the cables from the Video Player to the receiver and then run them from the receiver to the TV RCA input. I was simply running from the output on my TV to the receiver itself. My ultimate goal is to hook the setup up to my Sony Blu-Ray player and a projector. I checked the back of my Sony BDP-5200 Blu-Ray Player and it does have the orange digital output and my receiver does have 2 of these inputs. Is this the route I need to go? Or are there other things I need to do.
Any help in this matter would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.