surround sound receiver for background music
I have an old Sony 5.1 receiver and 4 x100w satellite speakers for it that I don't use. I've been thinking it might be nice to hook them up to the ceiling above my patio for outdoor background music. The space is covered and I'm in SoCal (no rain/weather to speak of) so I'm not concerned about the speakers being outside, and I have good access to run the wires where I need to. I'm just wondering though, will a surround sound speaker play music back from 4 speakers ok? I'd just want the same sound coming out of each speaker...not the receiver trying to push different sound elements through different speakers - how would I hook the speakers to the receiver to obtain that? My input source would likely be simple RCA inputs from a cable box (set to music channel) - or perhaps an optical (toslink) from the cable box...any advice?