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Sharp BD-HP20U

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Reviews and Problems with Sharp BD-HP20U

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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible waste of money

C. Sowa, Amazon
2 December 2012
  • Summary: After using it a few times, it broke. Sharp was good enough to send me a shipping box and they repaired it, but then it broke again in a month.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't be cut by Sharp, buy another Blu-Ray player

markus, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Bought this for Christmas from Amazon, my first BD player. Could not get it to play a BD, nothing but 'Reading Disk'. Tried to work with Sharp, was that ever a bad experience. After three weeks of trying to figure out the problem and concluding that the player was defective, they wanted to replace it with a refurbished unit. Huh? Paid for a new unit, and they wanted to replace it with another broken/fixed one? No way.
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Overall 2
2.0

Too many problems, too little support

Amazon Customer "Michael Freedman", Amazon
1 October 2009
  • Summary: I've owned this unit for about 1.5 years. It's been swapped out twice, and continues to have problems (now, playback pauses and restarts). It is no longer listed on their web site, there are no firmware upgrades, and you can no longer reach tech support for it by phone. This is a failed product and Sharp has abandoned it and their customers.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor product ... poor service

Greg Park, Amazon
11 February 2009
  • Summary: We purchased the BDHP20U as part of a package deal with the HDTV. Our first player would lock up within the first minute of loading any movie. I returned the unit to Best Buy thinking I was unlucky with the first unit. The problems started when we attempted to play a newer HD movie (Horton hears a who). The movie required a firware upgrade. The process is pretty simple. I downloaded the files, extracted them to a good USB stick and started the process.
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Overall 2
2.0

What A Mess

Robert in NY "wldtrav", Amazon
4 February 2009
  • Summary: I've had this player for almost a year, and I must say its the worst performing electronics item I've ever purchased. Not only are the updates confusing, the instructions compound the problem even more. I wouldnt take another one of these if they were free. Sorry I'm unable to give ZERO stars.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sharp Aquos BDHP20U 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

Jaybo2528, Rate it all!
8 December 2008
  • Summary: This has to be one of the worst purchases I've made in recent memory. Claims to have Quick Start functionality but this only applies if the movie has already been pre-loaded and the machine is waiting on standby, which is useless unless youre going to watch the same movie continuously. Who watches the same movie over and over again unless youre a 2-year old with Thomas the Train on continual loop? In reality, movies take several minutes to load.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sharp Aquos BDHP20U 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

spottedcuscus, Rate it all!
14 November 2008
  • Summary: First of all, I was very skeptical about buying a bluray player knowing about all the time wasted doing firmware updates and the slow functions. This machine confirmed my fears 100%. This thing is slow, taking nearky a minute for the empty tray to open, and another minute before the disc menu to show. Dreading to do my first firmware update, I had no choice, so I downloaded the latest firmware from Sharps website, and my player would not accept it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sharp Aquos BDHP20U 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

D.Brink, Rate it all!
2 November 2008
  • Summary: Won't play several movies. Firmware updates have been non-existent, customer service is useless. I will NEVER buy another product from Sharp ever again. Absolute garbage. Stay as far away from this company as possible.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy a Sharp Blu Ray player if you plan on watching new movies since updated firmware may never come

Harry Truman, Amazon
17 October 2008
  • Summary: I have had this for about a year with minimal problems. I picked up a Blu Ray copy of Young Frankenstein but it will not play anything but the title screen. Sharp has not released a new firmware update to make this and a few other titles playable. They have not bothered to update the firmware since June 9th, 2008. I contacted them about this and they told me that it may be 2 months or more until they get new firmware released.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sharp Aquos BDHP20U 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

HarryTruman928 9, Rate it all!
17 October 2008
  • Summary: I have had this for about a year with minimal problems. I picked up a Blu Ray copy of Young Frankenstein but it will not play anything but the title screen. Sharp has not released a new firmware update to make this and a few other titles playable. They have not bothered to update the firmware since June 9th, 2008. I contacted them about this and they told me that it may be 2 months or more until they get new firmware released.
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