Summary: I also have a Sharp Aquos HD TV, and together, they make an excellent home theatre combination. 1 cable only; setup takes less than 30 seconds once you have the device out of the box. The player also attempts to up-convert standard DVDs, so that those produce more clarity and sharpness. I highly recommend going the HD route; it's indescribable how much better HD is over regular cable TV.
Summary: After reading some slightly negative reviews, I think it will be unfair if I don't write mine. I have owned my Sharp for almost 6 months now. Have run the newest BDs available, just yesterday I watched 'vantage point', awesome picture and sound. Loading is pretty fast too, I would say less than 40 secs. Have never faced a single problem whatsoever. Sharp just posted a new firmware but I won't load it unless I see any probs with my existing one.
Summary: Returned Samsung P1500 for Sharp Aquos HP20U. OMG - what a difference. Biggest problems with P1500: 1 - No second digital audio source. Already using Optical for TV digital sound and amp only has one, but Sharp had a Coax Digital that matched up perfectly (like my upconvert had done), 2 - Sharp plays DVD+R, +RW -- Samsung does not (I needed this function), 3 - Sharp remote is much better designed, easier to read and use, 4 - Sharp has much better on-screen menus Output...
Summary: I am very pleased with the performance of this unit. I especially like the ability to download firmware updates from the Sharp website to my thumb drive and upload them directly to the player. Other manufacturers have to send disks out to you with the updates which is time consuming and, as I understand it, you have to request the updates. They are not automatic. Not so with Sharp. No problems whatsoever and I've had the unit 3 months.
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: We purchased this projector for a film festival to be used with a high definition LCD projector and a 14.5' x 25' screen in an auditorium seating 500 people. The picture, playing Blu-Ray as well as regular DVD's was superb (5 stars) Our only issue with the projector was that it took quite while for the projector to recognize and start playing a disc. With as many as 500 patrons waiting to see the show, we were perhaps overly aware of how long it took to load a disc.
Pros: Consistent Performance, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, High Quality Picture
Summary: I am very happy with the outstanding service of this seller. I had DVD up and working within a few days of placing my order. It came quicker than I could order Blu-Ray movies from Netflix. I would definitely recommend this seller. He had the best price on a new quality DVD player and the best service too.
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.