Originally Posted by StuckeyBoss
I have my cable going directly into my tv.
This connection will provide video and two channel audio to your TV set from your cable company. It will not provide for any audio getting to your surround system. To do that you need an audio output on your TV that you can connect to your surround system.
My dish receiver is hooked up to the tv through component.
A component connection is video only. It's not sending audio to either the TV or the surround system. You need an optical or coax cable from the STB to the surround system in order to get 5.1 surround sound.
To get stereo sound from the dish box to the TV you need to connect ithe STB's RCA type two wire audio outputs to the TV's stereo audio input that is associated with the component input that you are using.
My DVD player is hooked up to my tv with HDMI. The surround system works with a DVD
That's because your DVD player is built into the surround system. I am guessing because you haven't described your surround system.
You should be getting 5.1 surround direct from the DVD player, and stereo sound with video going to your TV through the HDMI cable. It's not a good idea to have the sound from your TV, and your surround sysem on at the same time. If you do then you will probably hear an echo.
but not any channel that I watch on tv.
As I said, you haven't described any audio connection from your TV (for cable) or from your Dish STB to your surround system.
The tv speakers work but my surround doesnt. Its connected with hdmi.. I thought that covered both audio and video..
With the connections you have described, and if everything is configured correctly, I expect that your TV has sound for TV (from cable), and from the DVD player.