Image 1 - Back of Sharp flatscreen TV
Image 2 - Back of Verizon FioS box
Image 3 - Back of LG BD390 BluRay player
Image 4 - Speakers
So, the pictures show what is going on currently and the speakers I want to add. This is all supposed to be a xmas present for my parents, because for years they've been hooking up small Altec Lansing computer speakers to the TV when they want to watch a movie.
They don't need a tricked-out sound system, but with the help I'll hopefully get from you guys, maybe getting them started on this basic 2 Tower speaker system will help me know how to build my own system in the future.
The question is, what do I need to do to make this work. I saw that the Blu Ray player has a 7.1 channel thing in the back, but I don't know if that is compatible with the old-school style of the Red/Black wire connections in the back of the R300's. Will I need a receiver?
I know I'm going to have to dish out some more money probably, if at the very least for cables/wiring, but I'd like to keep it low-budget. I'd also like to keep the option open for them to upgrade the system (with their money and my help), by possibly adding a subwoofer, and maybe a center channel.
I'm totally clueless, and would appreciate any and all help. Thanks, and merry christmas!