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. All I knew about Blu-Ray at the time was that it won the war over HD-DVD and it wasn't cheap,...
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 purchased over the week-end for $148(closeout item)at Sears. Played numerous movies, both older and newer Blu-Ray, all played with no problems. It is a bit slower than my HD A-30 player, but being as it is an older model and a differnt format, I am not too concerned over waiting a little longer to watch a movie. For the price, well worth it.
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: After spending a lot of time looking around I decided on this player given its price and reviews at that time were good. Last night I purchased a new release and the player stopped 20 minutes in. Knowing this can happen with any BluRay player I went to the Sharp website, downloaded the updates and installed it on the player. The player breezed through the movie and overall performance across menus seem better as well. Great player - competes with anything else out there.
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.