Andy, you are awesome and I can not thank you enough. The fact that you took the time to reply and did not ignore my message has resulted in the problem being solved and a great party for the kids later today!!!
I had to hook up the new BD Player to a 1080P T.V., then change the display settings in the player to 1080i. Then it all worked on my older Pioneer TV and with the switcher too!!
Thank you thank you thank you for trying to help a stranger out!!!