Turntable recommendation for a new guy

Hello all. New to this forum but been hanging around and learning for a while. I recently was able to spend some time with a friend who introduced me to the world of vinyl and turntables. Was hooked after that. I now want to get a turntable of my own to add to my sound system. So far I have done alot of research and think i have narrowed it down to two tables that are within my budget for now. I have located an opened box but brand new Rega Planar 2 (full warranty) for $499.  I have also located a used but what appears to be in great condition Music Hall MMF 5.1 (1 year warranty) for $450. Have not decided on a phono amp yet. Whatever table I get will be played through Infinity Kappa 600 tower speakers and a Yamaha dual 8" sub. Which table would be the better purchase for the money? Feel free to throw in other suggestions as well near this price point. I am brand new to the game and will take all the help I can get. Thank you all. 
Just for clarity, can you tell us if both of the tables you've mentioned have a cartridge included at that price?
Sorry about that. yes both tables have the stock cartridges included. For the music hall I believe that is the Magic 3 and the Rega has the Carbon. 
Go for the Rega. With a Rega table you have a fantastic arm that is worth almost the price of the table.

You can always upgrade latter by taking the arm off the table and moving to another table.

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ