In general, I don't see why not, BUT -- check the output specs on the Sony against the inputs on your TV. If your TV doesn't have an HDMI input, then you can't expect the higher screen resolutions that the Sony is capable of (e.g. 1080i and 1080p). And, of course, the '3D' feature won't work on an older TV. But even with just composite video, you would still benefit from the Sony's ability to stream media over a network -- both Internet and your home network. All of the streaming video and audio features will be available to you (Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, your own music and photos from your PC, etc.).
The bottom line is -- if you want to keep your 'older' TV and are willing to (perhaps) give up some of the Sony video features (upscaling), the Sony should work fine as a streaming device and a DVD player. However, I am not an expert, so please make sure the Sony will interface with your TV and will do all the things you want before you buy it!
Well I don't remember if the Blue ray player has Component conections on it or not, but if your flat screen dose have then ,and the Sony BD player has them that would be the next best thing , being that means you would get 1080 I at least, not as good as 1080 P but still pretty dame good, I hope that helps you out
Fantastic with either. Top Blu-ray player out there right now. Only one possible player better by a very small margin, the OPPO 103, at twice the price! Not that big a difference! Just make sure the TV set matches the Sony's Outputs: (Input/Output Specs)
HDMI Output(s) : 2 (Rear) Dual output for multiple output or AV seperation mode Composite Video Output(s) : 1 (Rear) Digital Audio Output(s) : 1 Optical (Rear); 1 Coxial (Rear) Analog Audio 2ch Output(s) : 1 (Rear) Ethernet Connection(s) : 1 (Rear) USB Input(s) : 2 (1 Rear/ 1 Front)