Please excuse me for asking this 'probably basic' question to all of you. I recently went to my buddy's apartment and found that he bought Sony's 5.1 surround sound speaker & dvd player and he has setup with his tv. He does not have any AV receiver, just basic setup.
I was wondering how to setup 5.1 surround sound speaker systems with dvd/BR player, and im not interested in having a AV receiver at my home, so just connecting 5.1 speakers with dvd/BR player and my tv. Im literally terrified as to how/where to start this process and not sure if my tv has necessary inputs/outputs. BTW i dont have a cable tv subscription and just watch tv with OTA free channels.
Im interested in watching movies & ipod/mp3 music in 5.1 speakers and i do have PS3 gaming systems and sometimes i do watch movies on it, so im interested to hear audio of netflix movies and games in 5.1 speakers. However i want to hear normal tv audio outputs (ie., local news channels) thru my tv itself and do not want 5.1 speaker audio to play local news channels audio from OTA antenna.
tools i currently have at my home:
1) Haier 32 inch tv(2 HDMI,1 USB, has AV2 port(not sure if its input/output), has component port(not sure if its input/output), audio out port(this looks like headphone port) and probably thats it. My tv does not say if the ports are either input/output just says AV2 and Component.
2) PS3 gaming console
3) ROKU LT
tools i plan to purchase:
1) 5.1 surround speakers with BR/dvd player (im inclining towards SONY, since my buddy bought that), and hoping that speaker cables come with this too.
So thats all i plan to have for home entertainment. Am i expecting too much out of these components and its just not possible without having AV receiver component or is my ask actually simple to setup @home and feasible?