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Sharp-bd-hp21u.14433555
4.9 out of 10

Sharp BD-HP21

By combining full digital 1080p video output with an AQUOS High- Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sharp BD-HP21

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Overall 8
8.0

Was a gift - Heard it was good

J. R. Guzman, Amazon
15 January 2013
  • Summary: Friends I gave this to are really liking it so I can't really say anything bad. It's hard to find a BluRay player w/ a component output since they don't make them anymore.
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Overall 8
8.0

sharp bd player

Benjamin B. Wells, Amazon
28 December 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

"Maybe underrated"

mike-tee, CNET
2 December 2009
  • Pros: Currently very inexpensive. Not a bad looking unit. Relatively quick loading with latest firmware. Has played every BD disk I have tried. Like most BD players, excellent PQ for BD.
  • Cons: Would have liked ethernet connectivity, even if just for firmware updates. Maybe some tweaking options for PQ.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp Blu-ray player

Eeyore1059, Amazon
2 September 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Easy hookup, loads BRay in less than 20 seconds, cheap"

oregontekman, CNET
5 August 2009
  • Pros: I got this for less than 150. Loads quickly (less than 20 sec) plays DVD and so far every BluRay I've thrown at it. I am sure that there were issues with software and firmware updates but it appears they have been solved.
  • Cons: No cons so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Sharp (BD-HP21U)"

outback3, CNET
30 June 2009
  • Pros: Pretty good at most all play backs
  • Cons: Did not play some new Blueray discs
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Overall 8
8.0

Product has value, but may need to be repaired

Antonio O. Hernandez "Tony", Amazon
4 June 2009
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Hmmmmm.....

S. Bergman, Amazon
20 May 2009
  • 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".
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Overall 8
8.0

"One happy camper"

a_r_c, CNET
14 February 2009
  • Pros: exceptionally good video and audio quality...bonus view support
  • Cons: a bit slow response time, I guess you need to get used to wait for a sec when you press a button on remote till you get the response back
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Overall 8
8.0

A good player with a few caveats.

pcx99 "pcx99", Amazon
19 November 2008
  • 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.
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