used SONY STR DE598 - connection issues
I recently bought a SONY STR DE 598 Receiver to run an older Phillips 6.1 speaker system. It doesn't even have an HDMI port and I'm having a few connection issues.
I've gotten sound from 5 of the speakers, nothing from the sub-woofer yet, though. I've been cycling through the menus and still haven't gotten the hang of how to isolate each speaker, if that's even possible - but I'm learning.
The only input I'm using for the time being is an LG 42" flat screen t.v. (not a smart t.v.) which is connected to my computer via HDMI. The RCA jacks on the back of the t.v. are only Output jacks. I have the t.v. connected via RCA to the receiver, but I still haven't figured out how to pick up the audio signal from the t.v. through the receiver.
The receiver has optical cable ports - can I connect to the t.v. using one of those and an HDMI to Optical Cable-type of cable?
I'm kind of lost at the moment. After I bought the receiver, I discovered the receiver drives speakers at 8 - 17 ohms and my Phillips system are at 3 ohms. I installed 25Watt - 3.2. ohm resistors in each of the positive speaker cables and I'm hoping they're enough.
Any input or help you folks could give me would be greatly appreciated and if you got this far, thanks.
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