Summary: I bought this product over a year ago and at first I was thrilled with it's "quick boot" mode. Then I went to Sharp's site to update the firmware... Sharp had apparently washed their hands of it because the site told me it didn't recognize the model number. I had to search forums to discover I could use the BD-HP17 firmware. So I finally got it updated after 3 failed attempts, and my current playback issue was resolved.
Summary: Received this player as a gift. I was excited and hooked it up immediately to my LG LCD television. Unfortunately, the player would not play my new Blu Rays until the firmware was upgraded (tested with Iron Man 2). I went to the Sharp website and it took a while to figure out how to download and install the firmware as the model was not indicated on the drop down list and the site would not recognize the model number as printed on the manual (the hyphen needed to be...
Summary: Not able to get downloads off SHARP site as it is always down and they tell you it will be up at 7pm C that is when they close so that you cannot call back and complain. Player will not play AVATAR and update for firmware is not available. Very poor customer service-- DO NOT BUY SHARP!
S.O.S - Shame On Sharp - stay away from this model
CIRE "CIRE", Amazon
24 February 2010
Summary: Sharp AQUOS BD-HP22U 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player I downloaded latest software...However, I wasn't able to play the first three blu rays. DVD worked with no problem. Sharp Tech support confirmed the correct software was installed and then offered me a shipping label to have it sent back and "fixed". No way!!! This was brand new...and I wasn't going to deal with another Sharp Blu Ray dud (Lemon). I didn't a little research and discovered I was not alone.
Summary: I got this product the other day. I like it so far. While it is not as fast as my PS3 which I use as my main Blu-Ray player. It gets the job done as second unit. I got mine used for less than a 100 bucks, so I can say that I was not expecting much from this player.
Summary: I've gone through two of these players, having returned the first one thinking it was a dud. Unfortunately the series is just cheap quality. The first was worst, refusing to play half of the Blu-rays I put in there. It would just sit there with a black screen for 10 minutes. Reloading the disc made no difference. Regular DVDs always worked fine. Returned that set, got another. Worked better, but this HP-16U still had issues from time to time.
Summary: Got my first blu-ray dvd player in August. It was a Sharp HP16U. Great picture and fantastic sound, but it does not run some of the newer blu-ray dvds. Sharp support seems to not have released a firmware download, so I'm stuck with dvds I can't play and am worried about any new blu-ray dvds I might buy in the future. I may need to box it up and send it back, since I have 11 months left on the warranty. I suggest you stay clear of the HP16U.
Summary: Sharp doesn't even list this orphan model on their web site. And judging by their support area they don't pay any attention to these products. Presumably they are OEM (meaning they slap their label on some unknown manufacturer's work). This machine is absolute junk. The front panel buttons are non-responsive. You have to physically unplug the unit to force it to power down (not easy when the cords are behind equipment).