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Do you need a Blu-ray player to watch a Blu-ray disc or only a HDTV with an ordinary DVD player?

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You must have a Blue Ray player to play Blue Ray disks because it is a completely different format than DVD even though the disks look similar. This is similar to asking whether you can play DVDs in your car's CD player, completely different format.
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Can you connect Blu-ray player to a standard DVD player then to a HDTV?

If the DVD player has a video pass through function, then yes. If the feature is available, there will be an HDMI input to the DVD player as well as an HDMI output. If the fe

Can DVD player with upscaling play a Blu-ray disc?

DVD players cannot play Bluray discs. The lasers and the data storage are different so no data can be read from a Bluray disc in a DVD drive. That is the case whether or not t