Excerpt: When I bought my HDTV, of course, I needed a Blu-Ray player to go with it. :) I have to admit, I didn't put a lot of research into a Blu-Ray since I was so focused on getting the right HDTV, so, I really just ended up getting this Blu-Ray player because it was one of the ones in stock where I got my HDTV and I got a great deal on it since I also got my HDTV at the same time.
Summary: received the dvd player really quick in the mail, was very happy with the savings and quality of this product. The only negative thing I have to say is that it takes almost 2 minutes for this BlueRay player to read BlueRay discs and almost 5 minutes to read regular DVD's before actually seeing anything. Doesn't play a lot of different formats especially burned CD's from your computer so dont throw away your old DVD player if you purchase this product.
Summary: I've had my BDHP20u for nearly one year. Rent Netflix videos, watch 5-10 monthly and have only had 1 video not play in the last 11 months. The Blu-Ray is not a recorder in the sense of a VCR, instead it is actually a computer that has a large hard-drive in it that you store your movies on. All computers take time 'booting' up, and Blu-rays are no different.
Summary: Maybe I have the only good BDHP20u ever made or you guys don't know what your doing. Sure there is wait time. Don't all BD's have that? I own over 50 new blurays and my BDHP20u can play every one. Possibly you guys don't realize this is NEW technology and shit will happen. Patience! These machine's are not DVD's that have been on the market for YEARS. I own a 46 inch Sharp 1080p TV with this Bluray and could'nt be happier.
Summary: I bought this for far less than what it's being offered now. Most people told me to wait, for the new profile, but honestly.. I just watch movies. I don't do any of the extra games, and such on blu-rays. All BD players will play all the movies that come in the future, so have no fear when you see profile 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0. This player boots up quickly, and plays most movies within a minute I'd say.
Summary: The reason I decided to purchase this particular Blu-Ray player was because of the USB interface which was the best option for me for downloading the lastest software, as I have my Blue-Ray sitting in a rack in my home theatre which is not located close to an ethernet connection. The good news is that I have yet to have had to use this feature, as all DVD's and Blu-Ray disks have worked so far - Even Netflicks.
Summary: I use the BDHP20-U with a Sharp Aquos 42" LCD 1080P TV (using HDMI connections) and the "Aquos link". The images are amazing. The only downside is the rudimentary functionality of the disc player using the TV remote.
Summary: >>>UPDATE<<<< THERE IS A NEW FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD ON THE SHARP WEBSITE. EASY TO INSTALL. Still love this player.I happened to open it up to look at the components. Very impressive. Looks more like a computer than a media player. I still can't decide which is better; the picture or the sound.... I have had this for almost a month. Came with the same firmware update that is listed as current on their web site. The player seemed slow, but the facory settings are really bad.