How do i hook up a RCA DVD/SURROUND sound system?

I have a Samsung smart tv and dish network i also have a Blue ray disc player. Now i have an old RCA surround sound/Dvd player. i want to utilize the speakers for my dish network not for the dvd i have a separate dvd with blue ray. somebody please tell me how to do this. i tried hooking up the surround sound... show more I have a Samsung smart tv and dish network i also have a Blue ray disc player. Now i have an old RCA surround sound/Dvd player. i want to utilize the speakers for my dish network not for the dvd i have a separate dvd with blue ray. somebody please tell me how to do this. i tried hooking up the surround sound to the back of my tv in the red white and yellow inputs got nothing. Pisses me off that i have this 5 speaker surround sound and can only use it when it is playing the dvd that i dont even use. does any of this make sense?
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