Summary: I got this Blu-ray player for free with the purchase of my Sharp Aquos TV two years ago. At that time multiple firmware updates came out to support new releases. As of Dec 2010 Sharp stopped making firmware updates for this unit. It also shows as discontinued in the drop-down list of product downloads. Last firmware update (cumulative, which includes all updates) is version PN9201100 from 12/15/2010.
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...
Cons: Sometimes, when it can't play a disc, it chokes on it so badly you have to reset the player (and by that I mean disconnecting the plug, waiting and reconnecting). Also EXTREMELY slow in loading and responding to the RC.
Summary: This unit (like the HP 20U before it) is no longer listed on the Sharp web site, there are no firmware upgrades, and you can no longer reach tech support for it by phone. This appears to be another failed product and Sharp has abandoned it and their customers.
Summary: It is a pain to use. It you stop in the middle of a movie or somewhere in the TV series, when you come back to it later if the power has been turn off, the disk starts from the very begining. I would not have bought Sharp if I had known that their players where like this. It makes it a pain to use.