Get a Magnavox Blu-ray player for $99.99

It's a refurb, and it doesn't seem to exist anywhere except Sears, but it still breaks that magical $100 barrier (until you add shipping and sales tax, that is).

Finally, a Blu-ray player for under $100! Sears

Hey, remember way back yesterday when I said a Blu-ray player for $129.99 was pretty good, but you'd have to wait a bit longer for that magical less-than-$100 price tag? Well, your day-long wait is over.

Sears has a refurbished Magnavox RNB500MG9 Blu-ray player for $99.99.

Hey, don't blame me if you jumped on the $129.99 player--it was reader Dave who found this deal. (Seriously, though, thanks for the tip, Dave!)

Like the aforementioned Best Buy Insignia model, the RNB500MG9 features 1080p output and upconversion and Blu-ray Profile 1.1. However, that's about it in the specs department. The Sears product page doesn't list anything about ports or firmware updates or even the remote control.

What's more, the accompanying link to the owner's manual (which would come in mighty handy for those interested in more detailed specs) is busted, and there's no information about the warranty (assume 90 days).

I've been unable to find any reviews on this model (save for the one user review on the product page), and it doesn't even appear on Magnavox's own site.

Given that shipping will run you $9 and you'll probably have to pay sales tax, you're probably better off spending the extra 10 bucks or so on the new Insignia player from yesterday.

All those dings aside, it's still a Blu-ray player for less than $100. If I didn't already own one, I'd probably give this serious consideration, if only because I've been saying forever that this is the price at which Blu-ray becomes a worthwhile investment. Thoughts?

 

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