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?