If your receiver has an audio "Input" that is "digital" or "optical" cable (fiber optic), that's all you need. The DVD player will spit out whatever audio the DVD is capable of, and the reciever will do the rest. One of the better reviewed DVD players is the OPPO Digital unit ($149 to $199), but they are not full HD players. They upres to either 1080i or 1080p. The OPPO players do everything that you could ever want, including playing Dvix discs, DVD audio, MPEG images, etc.