Hello, I am new to this forum, thanks for reading the following! I have an older panasonic surround sound/dvd system. It doesn't have hdmi or optical audio outputs. It only has the Red/white audio outputs. My question is, when I plug the red/white cables into my cable box, the speakers work with the tv. But when I plug the cables into my TV, it doesn't work. The reason why I want them to work directly to my TV, is because my cable box isn't the only HDMI device I want to use my speakers for. Mainly, I want to get my Laptop sound working to the surround sound, but it only works through the TV. Is there any way that I can do this? I know there is, because my friend had a similar setup, and got it to work, just don't know how he did it. Thanks!