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Old 08-09-2009, 02:37 AM
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Default ?CHEAPEST Blu Player on the market?

I hope this is the right place to ask something like this.

What's the absolute cheapest Blu Ray Player on the market? I'm not talking outdated/ebay models, I'm thinking current models.

I need one for college and was wondering if you guys could provide some guidance.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:53 AM
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I'm guessing the $129 Magnavox NB530MGX from Walmart...
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:46 AM
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Walmart has a magnavox on sale for $98 right now YMMV though. Bestbuy has an Insignia for $99 right now too. Both have been given good reviews.
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:04 PM
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Checkout http://revision3.com/hdnation/recession for a review of the Magnavox unit offered by WALMART.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:16 PM
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Checkout http://revision3.com/hdnation/recession for a review of the Magnavox unit offered by WALMART.
Nice review (about 9min in). Funny how the pregnant looking Drew Carey guy said there was a stack of them and no line.

I will say that the player does seem to be worth the money at $98. I got a older (size of a small house ) MB500mg9 on the cheap that seems to be a decent player and if anything the 530MGx and 500mgx look to be even better.

Funia (the guys who make the players for Magnavox) did do an update for the older NB500MG9 so I think they would take care of the newer players as well, far as firmware goes, although if wal-mart has the option of buying a warranty it wouldn't be a bad Idea. I'm not sure wal-mart sells warranties, Sams does, but maybe that is office related only.

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Old 08-15-2009, 09:27 PM
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^ do u happen to have link for the firmware for the old model?
thanks
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:32 AM
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^ do u happen to have link for the firmware for the old model?
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here is the thread on it.
Magnavox NB500MG9 Firmware update

and here is the firmware link
http://www.funai-corp.com/support/updates.aspx
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thanks man
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:48 PM
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I would hit up local Best Buys and other electronics store and look for open box items. There are also some good prices on used players on this forum.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:06 PM
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I own the Sylvania version. I believe it to be a solid player. No BD-Live, but plays BDs and upconverts SD well. No problems with playing any discs whatsoever. Load times vary, but nothing excruciatingly slow. Mine has optical and coaxial out. Not sure if all the Funai models feature this.
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