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Old 08-21-2011, 03:58 PM   #241
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I had one of the Magnovox series (MG500A I think)... Bought it after black Friday last year because I got a good deal on it, but I would recommend going with a better brand at this point just because the price has come down so much on standard BD players.

Performance wise... it was slow, but it worked. So if you're just looking for the cheapest basic BD player you can get based on price... go for it.

I recently upgrade to PS3 for the living room and Vizio for the bedroom... much more pleased with those options for BD playback... Internet apps rock too (for those that would use them)
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:10 PM   #242
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Does anyone know what the latest firmware update is for this, and where I can find it? Magnavox's site only lists the 1.019, but I installed that almost a year ago.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:54 AM   #243
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Does anyone know what the latest firmware update is for this, and where I can find it? Magnavox's site only lists the 1.019, but I installed that almost a year ago.
It is likely that that is indeed the latest firmware and Magnavox is no longer supporting the player as far as firmware updates are concerned. It looks like the player was released over three years ago? I'd suggest calling Magnavox at the support number listed at their site for "TV, DVD, Blu-ray Disc Player, Home Cinema."

Respectfully, these Funai players are cheap. It would hardly be unheard of that an older model which is no longer seeing firmware updates is having problems playing "newer" BDs. Heck, that happens with the "big guys," Sony and Panasonic.
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It is likely that that is indeed the latest firmware and Magnavox is no longer supporting the player as far as firmware updates are concerned. It looks like the player was released over three years ago? I'd suggest calling Magnavox at the support number listed at their site for "TV, DVD, Blu-ray Disc Player, Home Cinema."

Respectfully, these Funai players are cheap. It would hardly be unheard of that an older model which is no longer seeing firmware updates is having problems playing "newer" BDs. Heck, that happens with the "big guys," Sony and Panasonic.
Well, it played "Men in Black 3" just fine Sunday night, but the first "Back to the Future" kept freezing at the 12:55 mark. Nothing like this had happened until then. I'm going to a video store tonight, to see if the disc will work on their player. If not, I'll have to repurchase the set.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:32 AM   #245
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I got one of those too and got this in 3 years ago in May at Walmart. So I didn't see this thread.

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I bought ones of these a while back, and was recently told they quit making updates for it. My old DVD player lasted ten years by comparison.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:30 AM   #247
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I picked up 6 of these for $50 each when one of my Walmarts was getting rid of old black friday stock. I sold all of them except one (which is in my bedroom) and have NEVER had even a single problem with it. My $500 combo player in comparison has just been boxed up after years of issues including nights where I couldnt watch my new blus because of firmware. On those nights where my new blus wouldnt play, I would grab this player from the bedroom and bring it out to the living room. Keeps going like a champ.
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So I had bought this player I believe in 2009 or 2010 at Walmart when it was like $78 and it's been working fine. No issues at all till now, now this player every time I put a DVD disc in I get the error message that the disc may not have playback to eject it. But after taking it in and out a few times it plays the DVD just fine. As for blu Rays. It plays all the blu rays fine no issue. Can someone anyone tell me if this needs a update (I never updated this player), if so can I order a update disc as I don't have a computer at the moment to burn one.
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So I had bought this player I believe in 2009 or 2010 at Walmart when it was like $78 and it's been working fine. No issues at all till now, now this player every time I put a DVD disc in I get the error message that the disc may not have playback to eject it. But after taking it in and out a few times it plays the DVD just fine. As for blu Rays. It plays all the blu rays fine no issue. Can someone anyone tell me if this needs a update (I never updated this player), if so can I order a update disc as I don't have a computer at the moment to burn one.
Sounds more like the mechanism for the red laser that's used for DVD playback is having problems. That would explain BDs playing fine on your machine (as it uses a separate blue laser) but not DVDs.
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Sounds more like the mechanism for the red laser that's used for DVD playback is having problems. That would explain BDs playing fine on your machine (as it uses a separate blue laser) but not DVDs.
So does that mean I need a new player?
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So does that mean I need a new player?
It's probably a good idea, given its age and mechanical problems. Sadly, Blu-ray players aren't exactly "user serviceable".

As for a replacement, something relatively inexpensive like the Sony BDP-S3700 (which usually sells for $75) would be suitable.
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It's probably a good idea, given its age and mechanical problems. Sadly, Blu-ray players aren't exactly "user serviceable".

As for a replacement, something relatively inexpensive like the Sony BDP-S3700 (which usually sells for $75) would be suitable.
Manufactures deliberately make Blu-ray Players and other electronics to break, to keep the consumers to buy them.
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