it doesnt know if you want to use the tv speakers or audio out.
all you need to do is going into the Audio setup on the tv and TELL it to output the sound via the RCA cables instead of through the speakers. (tell = changing a setting. not sitting there screaming at it).
Hey I have a 26" LCD TV from Polaroid and a Philips DVD home theater system. The DVD works great with the surround sound but I can't get the TV to send the signal to the system to play the TV audio over the surround sound. I use the red and the white cables to connect the audio out from the TV to the audio in on the DVD player. The surround sound connects to the DVD player so I assume the DVD player acts as the receiver. Anyway my TV connects straight to the cable source for basic cable, no cable box. For some reason I can't get the TV sound to play on the surround sound no matter how I connect it. I set the DVD player to TV mode, still nothing. I connected a gamecube straight to the DVD player and that plays the audio fine. Is my audio out on the TV messed up or can I not use the phono cables for my TV? Would it work if I use coaxial which both my TV and DVD player have? Thanks for any responses or help with this issue.