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. 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.