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#115396 24-Mar-2013 19:33
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A friend just bought a new TV and wants to set it up with their existing surround sound so the TV sound plays through surround speakers. The TV is this:

and the surround sound is this:

It appears that if the TV supports ARC (not clear to me whether it does from the manual) but they would need to plug an hdmi cable from HT to HDMI2 on the TV then turn on "Anylink+" and then go into Receiver menu and enable ARC.  Unfortunately when I get them to try this, the Receiver option under Anylink says it is not available.  So I suspect the home theatre + TV doesn't support ARC?   I'm trying to help them over the phone so a bit of a pain, but they think the old TV and this home theatre pack just needed a single HDMI cable, so sounds like that supported ARC?

Apparently they talked to someone in Dick Smiths who told them they would need an optical cable to connect TV out to Home Theatre and sold them a toslink cable.  Unfortunately the HT doesn't seem to have an optical input...    though it does have a coax digital input I think.

Anybody have any recommendations for connecting them?  Since they now have the toslink cable I thought maybe a "S/PDIF Coaxial Digital Audio to Toslink Optical Adaptor" from jaycar? Or would there be better options? 

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  #786380 24-Mar-2013 20:07
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Hopefully they didn't buy the TV and home theatre from the same store... not knowing the connectivity issues is pretty poor.
Philips seem to be big on the coax connectivity, and most TV manufacturers use optical. So it looks like an adapter is key.

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  #786384 24-Mar-2013 20:14
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The home theatre they already had and have had for a few years I think. So they've just bought the TV and are trying to hook it up to the existing home theatre setup. I'm just confused as to how they were using the home theatre with only hdmi with their old TV, suggesting it does do ARC? Maybe they're not remembering right.

So you think the adaptor is probably the best option?

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  #786403 24-Mar-2013 20:32
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Just browsing the Manual online for their HT indicates it doesn't have ARC. It says in the FAQs "if you want to hear audio from your Tv you must use the analogue or co-ax digital inputs". Also, "for TVs with optical out you will need an optical to co-ax converter".

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  #786410 24-Mar-2013 21:01
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Older TV's had RCA outputs, the only current TV's with this seem to be the Panasonic's...

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