12-30-2008 12:07 PM
01-01-2009 07:32 PM
If the Bose system has an optical audio connection, then use that.
Next would be a RCA or what is also called a coax audio connection. This is still a digital audio connection and will send all your player's surround information just like an optical connection does.
There "might" be the possibility of making separate analog connections from your player to the Bose system, but few players and even fewer receivers/processors have analog inputs for each surround channel.
Worst case scenario would be to just use stereo L+R connections (i.e. no surround possibility here).
You can route the HDMI directly to your display device for the video signal.
Hope this helps...
p.s. As you have quickly seen, Bose products limit you in many ways and do not let you grow your system very much as new technoogies emerge. If you are serious about home theater then you will have to invest in products not made by this manufacturer. Sorry, I do not mean to disparage your equipment, but I'm just letting you know that you are pretty much in a closed system.