When recently upgrading to Blu-ray player, I literally bought 4 players before I found one that would actually work through my HDMI input/output of Sony receiver. After the first couple of failures, found out that the 'handshaking' issue with Bluray players and recievers is a MAJOR issue and can be hit/miss with a ton of models, even after upgrading firmware.
First one would play a movie if you shut off, then on several times (but timing had to be just right) and switch back and forth on inputs. I even ripped out the HDMI cable to projector, thinking that was the issue. Second and third BluRay players never got the video or audio signal through the receiver. Finally, the fourth played just fine.
Settled on a Panasonic that has worked flawlessly for several months. Walmart special at just $88 and has wireless apps as well.