Panasonic S52



I recently purchased a Panasonic S52 DVD Player. I have a Magnavox HDTV. I have been reading about the HDMI connection on the DVD player and my TV does not have this. Can I still connect it to the HD connection on the back of the TV? I am new to this type of technology. If I can will I still get the HD picture quality from the player.

Thanks in advance