Yes but... One of the cost containment features is that this unit has _only_ HDMI and composite video output, no component or S-video. Composite is only 480i, so you have your choice of any pre-HDMI set with only low-res, or HDMI. So with an pre-HDMI set, you can play Blu-ray, but you won't get anything like Blu-ray quality.
Yes...as long as you have the Red, Yellow, & White RCA jacks. Im using mine with a 1980's tube television until I get a modern TV later on down the road. That's why I bought this particular Blu Ray/DVD player.
I read on Consumer Reports that new dvd players might not work on tv's older than 2010. Something about the video output-the dvd players no longer have that feature. Both of our tv's are at least 7 years old or older so we're now looking at new tv's in addition to a dvd player. Our old dvd player is a Sanyo, and I don't think they even make dvd players anymore. It was a great product. I've used it nearly everyday for years. Hope this helps.