Earlier I bought a new receiver and could not connect the sound from the player to the receiver. The receiver did not have a digital sound input, only an hdmi input. That discouraged me. I took it back. The receiver did not have an hdmi output, so I still could not connect it to the TV hdmi input. So the new receiver would not help.
I don't remember but in thinking again, I connected from hdmi out on the player to the hdmi in on the receiver and then connected from the hdmi out on the receiver to the hdmi in on the TV but I still couldn't get any sound from my receiver to the speakers.