Originally Posted by marmot74
I am currently in the market for a Blu-Ray player. I have no idea what would work well with my system. This is what I currently have.
HK AVR240 Receiver
Toshiba Regza 52XV540U
With that receiver, if you want to hear the advanced audio from BD you'll have to use the multichannel audio ins, meaning you need a player with multichannel analog audio outputs. I'm not sure if that receiver cvan apply any processing or bass management to the analog MCH inputs; if not you'll need to make sure the player you select has good bass management and speaker setup features.
Without HDMI, your receiver has no other options for HD audio.
There are a couple of extensive threads on the topic of players with MCH analog outs.
If you forgo the HD audio, you can still achieve very satisfying sound using an optical connection from the player to the receiver; you'll hear the "core" DTS or DD 5.1/7/1 audio which your receiver can decode. Any player will provide this functionality.
Your TV will work fine with any BD player.
Personally, I suggest that you don't worry about advanced audio right now, and don't worry about analog outs. IMO that's a legacy feature that will be obsoleted by any receiver upgrade, and receiver upgrades usually arrive soon after BD players, HD DVRs, and other digital video sources start showing up.
So get a PS3 or one of the new Sony models, hook up optical audio to your HK for now, connect the HDMI to your TV, and enjoy the awesomeness.