The Magnavox TV100MW9 DTV converter box competently handles the basics, but doesn't offer a standout reason to choose it over its competitors.
Nope, it's not a refurb. Nope, you don't have to wait 6-8 weeks for a rebate check. Yep, you do have to put on clothes: the player is available only in Wal-Mart Stores.
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).
Score a refurbished Blu-ray player on the cheap or spend a little extra on a new model with your choice of movies. Mediocre movies, yes, but overall, you still come out ahead.
CNET reviews the Magnavox TB100MW9, and although has good video quality and reception, it doesn't offer any extras to make it stand out from competing boxes.
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The Magnavox RNB500MG9 may be a no-frills model, but it's still a Blu-ray player for 80 bucks shipped. To quote Comic-Book Guy: Best. Deal. Ever!