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Philips Magnavox NB530MGX

Philips Magnavox NB530MGX
alaScore 81

32 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips Magnavox NB530MGX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 32 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips Magnavox NB530MGX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Philips Magnavox NB530MGX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

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reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Magnavox NB530MGX Blu-ray Disc Player (Manufacture Refurbished)

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best picture quality so far and fastest load times

 

awsome blue ray player period thats all no bells no nothing

awsome picture compared to others ive seen and own,fastest load times ive seen yet,better than average remote,nice design,responds fast for a blueraay player,souround sound also the best ive hears yet incredible sound

doesnt play mp3 play back common magnavox what were you thinking geez i put in my sd card with pics and mp3 but only pics play stupid i almost gave it a 4 for this but its a blue ray player

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Excellent bang for the buck

 

This is my first Blu-ray player, I bought it at Walmart. It was very highly rated in Consumer Reports, rated above some of the more expensive units. It creates an outstanding 1080p BR playback that simply is spectacular and it upconverts regular dvd's...

It does a great job with Blu-ray movies, picture quality up to 1080p is excellent on a good widescreen tv. True it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that some of the top money units have but for the price its a great BR player

Its a little slow loading movies and the disc tray is a bit slow opening also. The remote control is ok and unlighted but nothing special, I tried playing home movies copied to DVD and BR discs and it was a mixed bag on playing them

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Excellent bang for the buck

 

This is my first Blu-ray player, I bought it at Walmart. It was very highly rated in Consumer Reports, rated above some of the more expensive units. It creates an outstanding 1080p BR playback that simply is spectacular and it upconverts regular dvd's...

It does a great job with Blu-ray movies, picture quality up to 1080p is excellent on a good widescreen tv. True it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that some of the top money units have but for the price its a great BR player

Its a little slow loading movies and the disc tray is a bit slow opening also. The remote control is ok and unlighted but nothing special, I tried playing home movies copied to DVD and BR discs and it was a mixed bag on playing them

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Good Blu Ray Player

 

A great deal for the money.

Bought this unit while it was the ShellShocker for the day. It has given good, error free operation regardless of ambient temperature. Other than the one color box it came in, it was indistinguishable from new. The start up time doesn't seem excessive...

Didn't come with HDMI cable. Would have liked fast forward buttons on the front

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Magnavox NB530MGX

 

I bought mine back in 2009 and it is still my primary Blu Ray player.So far I have no had any major issues other than it's lack of legacy support but that is only a minor issue. I have not had to do any firmware updates so far and every movie I put in...

Good reliable player

not very good legacy support does not play divx, vcd, or mp3

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Magnavox NB530MGX

 

I bought mine back in 2009 and it is still my primary Blu Ray player.So far I have no had any major issues other than it's lack of legacy support but that is only a minor issue. I have not had to do any firmware updates so far and every movie I put in...

Good reliable player

not very good legacy support does not play divx, vcd, or mp3

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Magnavox NB530MGX Blu-ray Player

 

This is my first Blu-ray player and so far after about 3 months usage I'm liking it alot. I was one of those people who didn't hop on the Blu-ray bandwagon early because I wanted to see who would win the HD war. Then beyond that I wanted prices on...

Cheap, good picture quality, reliable

No online connectivity, manual updates required

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Magnavox NB530MGX

 

This is my first Blu-ray player and so far after about 3 months usage I'm liking it alot. I was one of those people who didn't hop on the Blu-ray bandwagon early because I wanted to see who would win the HD war. Then beyond that I wanted prices on...

Cheap, good picture quality, reliable

No online connectivity, manual updates required

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Good Player for the Money

 

I bought a Magnavox NB530MGX Blu-Ray player several months ago-around July 2009 while shopping for a replacement bedroom TV. I was waiting for Blu-Ray players to drop below $100 before taking the plunge. There it was, this player at Wal-Mart marked as...

Flawless operation-Fast load time and nice picture

Funai's Firmware Update From website difficult to copy/transfer. Unit itself is

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Magnavox NB530MGX

 

May be the least expensive entry level Blu-Ray player on the market. Profile 1.1 Bonus-View capable. Seems to be identical to previous NB530MGX model. Supports playback of .JPG images via SD card interface. Would not play some Blu-Ray titles prior to...

Plays Blu-Rays with reasonable load times. Updatable via Firmware from Funai. Dimable Display. HDMI 1.3. User selectable HDMI(Multi) or LPCM output. Easy setup

User manual is pretty poor. No HDMI cable included. Need PC and CD burner to create firmware update disc

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Product Specifications

Full HD resolution 1080p video output 24fps (frames per second) for cinema-like picture quality HDMI output Energy Star qualified

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.9in
Height:2.3in
Weight:6.6lbs
Width:17.1in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW / Kodak Picture CD
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:NB530MGX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips Magnavox
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