Summary: After reading some of the negative reviews of this player, I was a bit leery about purchasing it and withheld comment until I'd put a good 50 hours on it. But the Sharp works just dandy. It arrived in basically plug-and-play configuration. It plays DVDs and my audio CDs flawlessly, even tracking a few abused discs that kicked themselves out of my old machine.
Summary: I ordered this player because it is well integrated with AQUOS TV product line. There are not too many differentiating factors among Blu-ray players from various manufacturers. This one is made in Malaysia, but SHARP says that all critical components are made by SHARP. BD-HP20U is very sleek. Very easy setup menu. HD picture quality and sound quality is stunning! The level of each 5.1 speaker can be adjusted via menu. It offers full 1080P output.
For the money, this player definitely delivers quality and speed.
CPR "xfilebuffyfan", Amazon
13 April 2008
Summary: I recently reviewed my Sony BDP-S300 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player , which gave me an insurmountable amount of quirkiness. In that review I commented at length about firmware updates (and more updates and more updates) to which finally spelled doom for my player. I also commented on replacing my Sony S300 with my newly purchased Sharp Aquos BDHP20U 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player .
Summary: I was a little concerned at first of buying a blu-ray player at the bottom of the price scale. Particularly after reading some of the complaints others had with this model. After playing a few discs though, I am very happy with the purchase. Yes, the time it takes to load a disc is a little longer than with a standard DVD player. But this would be true with any blu-ray player. I've watched about 10 movies so far on it and had no problems whatsoever.
Summary: This is a superb Disk Player!! I've had mine about 2 months with GREAT RESULTS! Of course the Blu-Ray playback is awesome. Boot-up is fairly fast also! Beyond that, it really does a great job upconverting my original DVD's to have a MUCH sharper picture than before. Wether or not Blu-Ray wins out in the HD DVD market, (although I believe Blu-Ray will), I have absolutely awesome movie playback.
Summary: Bought this quite a few months ago and have been running as many BDs (oh, DVDs and CDs as well) thru it as humanly possible. So far it's worked like a champ...no burps, farts, or hiccups. The BD load times are the shortest I've seen.....and I've watched quite a few at our local Best Buy outlet. Firmware updates are snap with the USB port (performed one the day I hooked it up). Physically it's easy on the eyes...not gorgeous, but it fits in fine with my "AV decor".
Summary: I ordered the Sharp Blu Ray player for two reasons First, I had seen overwhelmingly positive reviews both here and at other sites on the web, and second, I own a Sharp Aquos TV (LC37D62U) and I have been impressed with its performance. I just recieved it today, along with the BBC series Planet Earth (an excellent series).
Summary: Sharp Aquos BDHP20U 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player provides a great picture and is a great buy for the price. It is easy to use but has one flaw. If you turn the player off, when you turn it back on it starts the DVD at the beginning (unlike other brands such as Sony that will go back to where the DVD left off.
Summary: I bought this product for 299.99, stunning colors and great all around picture quality, even the dvd upscaling makes my non Blu-ray dvd's look great. I haven't tried to play any audio cd' on them but if some of you are having problems go to the sharp website and maybe the software updates may help. The mounting time of the dvds seem slow but I guess thats par for HD or Blu-ray players. I would definitley recommend this produ ct.
Summary: I have owned several DVD players before including a Toshiba HD-DVD. This blu-ray player meets my expectation. I am sure future players are going to be better/cheaper/faster. It depends on how long you want to wait. I brought this because I have an Aquos TV and the price is right. Local store sells for $499 + tax. Loading time for Fastastic 4 Silver Surfer is 2 minutes - not too bad.