I have a DVD Player/5.1 theater system. Nothing special, but it's worked great for me for years. Since I moved apartments the DVD player no longer works- it blows the fuse every time you try to turn it on. The speakers still seem great, though. They all (including the subwoofer) have custom plugs, but appear to just be normal speaker wire afterwards (i.e. I can just cut the plugs off).
What do I need to buy to get this going again? My research tells me that I need some kind of receiver/amplifier. I was using the DVD Player's optical in, so I need something with that (or HDMI passthrough) and 5.1 speaker cable outputs. Does such a thing exist? What's my cheapest option here? As I said, the speakers certainly aren't anything special, but they work great for me and I'd like to avoid spending a ton to get them working again.