I am having the same problem. I have a Sony system (don't have the model number here at work) and the manual says I just have to hook a video cable from the "monitor out" on the back of the TV to the "monitor in" on the back of the receiver. However, my TV (a five-year old Panasonic) doesn't have a monitor out.
Is there a way around this problem? Thanks for any advice. Hopefully, it'll help you too, T.I.
If you don't have a cable or satellite box then I would say not. At a minimum you need a stereo signal from you TV tuner. Most older TV's are not going to provide that and most newer ones rely on a better audio source such as mentioned above.
So, what to do. You can purchase a TV with stereo outputs or get cable or satellite. :o(
See my post under; Home Theater > Home Theater Setup & Planning > Home Theatre Set-Up > "Sid"