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Hooking up system

I have a new surround sound system now how do i hook up a dvd player, a satelite dish, and a vcrto this

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How do i hook my dvd player throught the surrond sysytem

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Make sure the speaker are plugged into the "audio out" ports. Black negative, red positive.
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