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...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: This BD player works very well and was a great bargain since it was included in a package when I purchased my Aquos LC 42D85U. The user interface seems a little slow, otherwise it is just fine.
Excerpt: The Sharp BD-HP21H is a cheap way to get into the Bluray world. Its not the best player however as it has a few things that drags it down. People tend to get lost in all things Bluray and its a confusing time out there for the average consumer - shall I go for Profile 1.0, 1.1 or 2.0?