I recieved a hometheater system for Christmas and I didn't know I needed a reciever. It came with 5 speakers and a subwoofer which has for inputs for speaker wire 2 that say "to amplifer" and 2 that say "to speakers". I had an older subwoofer which is acting as sort of a reciever because I wired from "to reciever" to the "front speaker" inputs on the old subwoofer. So I have the front speakers into the "to speakers" on the new subwoofer, and the rear speakers in the "rear speaker" into the old subwoofer. I also have a Bose Wave radio that I have hooked up to it to with A/V cables because the old subwoofer had a sort of headphone jack from it then A/v that hooked up to the DVD/TV ect. so I have the old subwoofer to the radio and the radio to the DVD player and they all play at the same time. It sound's ok but i was wondering if there is a better way? I know I can't get 5.1 but any suggestions would help.