Can I use a phillips dvp 5982 dvd player as a receiver to connect surround sound to my HDTV?

I have an LG LCD HDTV, and I was wondering if I could bypass having to buy the Surround Sound system and just use my hdmi dvd player as a receiver and connect speakers to it. If this is the case, could I watch regular cable t.v while using the set up I mentioned before? What would be the difference between the dvd... show more I have an LG LCD HDTV, and I was wondering if I could bypass having to buy the Surround Sound system and just use my hdmi dvd player as a receiver and connect speakers to it. If this is the case, could I watch regular cable t.v while using the set up I mentioned before? What would be the difference between the dvd player I have, and the surround sound system ones?


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