Summary: This blu-ray player has been nothing but a nightmare since I got it. I'm constantly checking for software updates as it has trouble playing most discs I rent. The main error I recieve is 'Incompatible Disk'. Sometimes it just stops reading the disk at during the movie and won't continue, but the same disks play perfect in our Play Station 3. The player responds slowly to commands and causes the operator a great deal of frustration.
Summary: Here it is April 26, 2010 and I have downloaded the latest software update from [...] which is actually the download for the BDHD22U machine PF9120100 and Avatar Blu Ray version still will NOT load or play. Dang you Sharp... my friends P3P player will play it their 1 year old Sony Blu Ray will play it.. but your machine won't & its not a bad disc, I took my disc to their house...
Summary: UPDATE: A firmware update came out a couple of days after this review. It plays Prince Caspian now. I'd still give it three stars. IT still has the DVD hang-up problem, and other brands are faster on their firmware updates, have BD-Live, and have better remotes than this one; all for about $200. Original review follows: I got this player on Black Friday 2008 for 250 with a fifty dollar rebate. I was ripped off. I purchased Prince Caspian a couple of weeks later.
Summary: Only the newest of Blu-rays work in this player. I rented one that was released the day before and it froze constantly. Older rentals are guartenteed to not work perfectly.
It takes on average about 1min 30sec to read a Blu-Ray which for me seems way too long.
It's a joke that they give you composite cables with it, at a minimum it should have component cables, cause who uses composite cables with a Blu-Ray.