Conclusion: The Sharp BD-HP52U Blu-ray player delivers an excellent Blu-ray picture and does a good job of upconverting standard-definition DVDs, but it lacks some of the features that you get with less-expensive players.
Pros: Solid HD image quality. Good SD-upconversion quality. Well-designed remote. Excellent Sharp Aquos HDTV integration.
Cons: Expensive. Limited features. Slow load times. No front-accessible USB port. Lacks integrated Wi-Fi.
Conclusion: Hey Sharp, 2006 called and it wants its Blu-ray player back! Seriously though, we expect a lot from the name Sharp. The BD-HP52U will be the first player in the manufacturer's lineup to stream Netflix, and it's one of their first to support BD-Live (with the addition of a USB thumb drive). However, after taking a close look at this device, you'd think it was their first ever Blu-ray player.
Pros: Excellent audio/video performance, Netflix is coming soon (March 5), AQUOS Link Support, No-nonsense remote
Cons: High list price, No internal storage, RSS feed is a waste of time, Slow boot and disc-loading times