Old Bose System with New Smart TV
I was setting up an old Bose System they had lying around for a friend of mine (I'm not an audiovisual guy nor is she). The Bose system was a Lifestyle Series 28 II Home Theater System- 5 surround sound speakers, subwoofer, main control hub. The TV is a newer model (Philips SmartTV 5604 Series).
We plugged in the red, yellow, white cables to the back of the TV and made sure that all the speakers were properly plugged in. Upon turning on the system, we went into the settings and changed the TV audio from the TV Speakers to the only other option (external speaker system or something). Unfortunately, we weren't able to receive sound from what was displaying on the TV. I took a look through inputs and saw that there were only 5 options: TV (cable), composite (does anyone know what this is?), HDMI (1-3). We tried putting in a DVD into the main hub and while we were able to get all the speakers to cast the sound, there was no visual for the DVD itself.
I took a look at the back of their TV and there's not much in the way of inputs. HDMI, RYW cable ports, and a digital optical port. I'm wondering if she will be able to see and hear the surround sound speaker system if she gets a Digital Optical Cable and connects the main hub to the TV through that. If anyone else has any other advice, we'd really appreciate it.