Released May, 2008
The Pros:One of the cheapest blu-ray players available. Outputs bitstream HD audio. Good video processing capabilities.
The Cons:No ethernet port, which means the player is not future-proof. No internal HD audio decoder. Slower loading than more expensive players.
The Magnavox NB500MG9 is a Profile 1.1 compliant Blu Ray player that will also upconvert regular DVDs to 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolution. This is a low cost player manufactured by the Funai corporation which makes nearly half the DVD players sold in North America, and is rebranded by Magnavox for retail.
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Other brands selling this same basic player are Insignia and Sylvania. The player is equipped with Deep Color video processor for richer image display, and comes with a slot for SD cards. It has component and composite video out, analog and digital coaxial out, and HDMI 1.3 output. It also features Digital Bitstream for high-res audio such as Dolby TrueHD for 5.1 channel output and DTS-HD for 7.1 channel output.
- Profile 1.1
- Upconvert DVDs to 720p, 1080i and 1080p
- Deep Color video processor
- SD card slot
- Digital Bitstream: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD
- Output: component and composite video, analog and digital coaxial audio
- HDMI 1.3 output
- Panasonic UniPhier chipset
Audio Considerations - the HD audio formats are output only over the HDMI 1.3 connection, and not over the digital audio out which only handle standard Dolby. There is also no included analog output of 5.1 audio.
User Reviews (5)
One of the cheapest blu-ray players available
Outputs bitstream HD audio
Good video processing capabilities
Decent upconverting capabilities
Converts 24p material to 60Hz using proper 2:3 pulldown
No ethernet port, which means the player is not future-proof
No internal HD audio decoder
Slower loading than more expensive players
Known playback issues with several BD; including no TrueHD track detected
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