Summary: It took one month to deliver this dvd player. I dunno if it was a screw up in the shipping database or what but I will not count this towards my opinion on this item. This player is really slow, and one in every five discs that I put in, it makes this constant repetitively loud clicking sound that does not stop unless you plug it off and on again. Picture quality is great and so far it has played all of my normal dvd's and 2-3 blue rays. Average at best.
Summary: This machine has a very cheaply made remote with hair trigger buttons on some functions and others where you have to press repeatedly. The load/read time is excessive and overall it is not match for my Sony machine.
Summary: I got this player at Sears during a pre Black Friday sale for $179 last year. Every blu ray disc that I bought worked fine. I did however have a problem playing Traitor, Rocknrolla, and Righteous kill when I got the disc from Netflix. I know that Netflix was not the problem. The disc were clean, but when I got to the title menu of Traitor and Righteous kill it froze after the I hit the play button. Rock n rolla froze 10 mins into the movie.
Too bad, the latest firmware fix is not released yet.
H. Wang "jwangamazon", Amazon
30 January 2009
Summary: I returned my Sylvania NB500SL9 blu-ray player after I got this Sharp BDHP21U blu-ray player as a gift from my stock broker TD Ameritrade. My set-up has a Sharp LC52D85U 52-Inch HDTV and a Panasonic SC-PT960 Home theater system. Here are my assessments: Pro: 1. Send out 1080p24 video automatically when it detects the HDTV is 1080p24 capable. The 1080p24 is better than 1080p60. 2. For the blu-ray disks that the player can work with, the video output is great. 3.
Summary: This player will not play all blu ray disks. Just do a search online and you will find numerous reports of it not playing blu ray disks. I bought 2 new blu ray movies with this player. It would play one of them but not the other. 50% play rate is unacceptable. Even if it does feel like behaving, it takes several minutes before it loads up the disk. Avoid at all costs.