I'll start off by saying that I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this inquiry; if it's not please move it to the correct place.
Alright, I'll preface this by saying that I am a relative newbie to all things audio. Up to this point I have used $400 - $500 HTIB systems which have worked for my purposes but have never fulfilled my desire to have something nicer. Now that I have some dedicated room for a home theater setup I want to make it sound as good as it possibly can within my budget. I've already purchased an Energy Take Classic 5.1 speaker set. At the advice of someone I trust I also purchased a Onno BDP-93 with the understanding that it should be able to drive my speaker setup via it's analog outs.
Upon more research I'm not sure that that is correct. So my first question is simple: will the Oppo drive speakers or are its analog RCA outs just meant to send audio to a legacy audio receiver without HDMI?
Next, if the Oppo can't drive my speakers and for a budget of $600 MAXIMUM, how can I get the best audio and video for that amount? (This scenario includes returning the Oppo, so I need both audio and video.) Remember, I'm a relative newbie and simple is generally better than complicated.
Priority is video quality over audio quality, although obviously both are important. More HDMI inputs and internet (Pandora, Netflix, etc.) would be a bonus. Don't care at all about iPod docking or AirPlay.
I very much appreciate your time and assistance!