Re: Looking For Blu Ray player purchase advice
You will need to run component video to your older TV. Their likely is an adaptor to convert HDMI to component but why bother?
I am still of the thought that the players are not yet fully evolved and would get any of the ones you list that has analog outputs and internal decoding so you can take advantage of the new audio formats. Try them out, see how fast they load and respond to FF/Rew on a Blu-ray disc, and see which you like the best, you shouldn't have a problem finding a good one that meets your needs for less than your $700 budget.
Ken Taraszka, MD