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 added this unit to my system after HD-DVD went the way of Betamax. I plan on upgrading to a Sharp Aqous TV soon, so this was a great match. However, it was the only Blu-Ray DVD player I could find in this price range with True HD Audio output at 7.1. This is a great bargain and regular DVDs look good with the upsampling too. I would recommend this one.
Pros: Consistent Performance, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, High Quality Picture
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.
For the money, this player definitely delivers quality and speed.
CPR "xfilebuffyfan", Amazon
7 December 2007
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 .