Summary: At first I was a little concerned because it didn't play Fargo (the first movie I tried). I read up on it and downloaded the software update, after that everything has played smoothly. The player took a long time to read the discs at first but after the update it reads twice as fast. Great picture and sound although a little quiet. Big player but doesn't bother me. Overall a great product for me.
Summary: Since this a entry level blu-ray player, I read up on all of the positives and negatives of this model. The first couple of blu=rays I bought- no problem. Then I tried the T2-Skynet Edition and it wouldn't play. After downloading the firmware update from the Sharp website, though, and installing it in the player-no issues. It also brings a real crispness and clarity to my standard dvds. Avery good buy, for the money.
Summary: I bought this product during the '08 "black friday" shopping season. I feel confident enough to leave useful feedback. First off, when the blu ray player works, the display and sound are awesome, even with traditional dvds. Sometimes even the traditional dvds can be mistaken for blu ray quality. However, there were several movies (usually 1 out of every 3 blu ray discs that I attempted to play)that would freeze and become pixelated. This was extremely annoying!
Summary: I have a Sharp Aquos LCD TV. I bought this blue-ray DVD player to go with it. I read the reviews before I purchased it and was confused by how many people thought it was the best DVD player ever and then those who said it didn't work. I wish that someone had bothered to explain...I am not the best on these new things...my brother calls me a "tech tard".
Summary: I really love the bluray picture this BD player produces. But I did find it didn't play Prince Caspian however, Wall-E played just fine. Setup was a breeze and I don't find the 30 second load time annoying at all. I've been able to play all the bluray disk I've put in this BD player except the one mentioned above. Again the picture on my Sharp LCD is crystal clear and I really like seeing 1080p and 24Hz displayed on my LCD. I highly recommend this BD play.
Summary: Although I had planned to replace our old DVD-VCR combo player with a new one with the upconvert feature (see my review of the Sharp LC46D65U), I decided instead to test the full potential of our new 46-inch HDTV by adding the Sharp blu-ray player while it was on sale over Boxing Week. Great decision! In fact, after watching a few blu-rays and many upconverted DVDs over the past month, I couldn't be happier.
Summary: The player ships with component cables but no HDMI cable so make sure you have one in your cart if you don't have a spare laying around the house. The unit doesn't support blu-ray live and since the network hardware and connections aren't present you'll never be able to upgrade this to support that feature, so it's not future-proof. The player is also quite large and deep, more at home in a high-end component audio rack.
Summary: The player ships with component cables but no HDMI cable so make sure you have one in your cart if you don't have a spare laying around the house. The unit doesn't support blu-ray live and since the network hardware and connections aren't present you'll never be able to upgrade this to support that feature, so it's not future-proof.
The player is also quite large and deep, more at home in a high-end component audio rack.
Summary: This blu-ray from Sharp has got a lot of knocks from the critics namely for being 1.1 profile with only picture and picture mode available as opposed to BD live where you can download various features on some blu-rays to your tv via online...It has also been knocked for being slow and not having DTS HD Master Audio....These are no doubt all true but have to be weighed up against what you are looking for in a Blu-ray player?