Summary: It's an entry level Blu-ray player. When it works, it's fine. The problem is that I get about a 50% success rate with new discs. Firmware is updated, every possible combination of songs has been tried. They just get past the 20th century fox or lionsgate or whatever screen and it hangs.
Summary: I've had this model since buying it 3 years ago pre-black Friday. It's worked perfectly fine. Yes, it's slow as molasses, but it was a budget player when it was released, back when even expensive players were slow.
Summary: Worked well for a few months, now won't play newer blu-ray discs. It seems, from reading dozens of customer reviews and chat sites devoted to this product, to be a compatibility issue with the newer blu-ray discs and, Sharp seems unwilling to provide the needed firmware upgrade to resolve the issue.
Summary: Too bad I have to give it a star. Would prefer zero. I guess it's fine if you don't want to play blu-ray disks (the ones I tried play on my PS3 but this unit actually says they won't play without an update). I did go to some trouble to get the latest firmware update which didn't help.
Summary: I bought it for one reason, on sale. I should have reviewed and searched it on line prior to purchasing. It looks good cosmetically, that's about it. It is the slowest functioning DVD player I have ever owned, takes too much time to search, next chapters, freezes.
Summary: I have never been so frustrated with a product. I have all the latest firmware etc but this stupid thing still will not play any of my newly purchased Blu-Ray disks. I have searched all over the internet for fixes for what ever the problem is but it just doesnt work.
Barely workable for DVD and Netflix NOT a good deal
John Thornton, Amazon
8 October 2012
Summary: This Sharp Blu Ray player will not consistently play Blu Ray disks, and does just okay on DVDs. The Netflix option works, but just barely and only access the instant que, and does not get the sub-menus.