Summary: I've only had this player for 6 months, and the problems keep mounting. Very slow load time and response to remote commands. It take so long for it to react or acknowledge a command that your not sure if the unit ever received it and end up pressing the command again. Disk playback has been spotty. At first it played regular DVD without issue and blu-ray playback was fine. But as new title become available I'm consistently getting an "unrecognized disk" error.
Summary: It boggles the mind how Sharp is able to sell such garbage. Where to begin? Vudu & Netflix spontaneously reboot for no reason, it locks up constantly and simply refuses to play some DVDs. Trying to play a Blu-Ray is an exercise in frustration since to get it to load you have to reset it numerous times. The pop-up menu feature seldom works. The newer the Blu-Ray release the less likely it will play. The 1st one was sent back twice to no avail.
Summary: I purchased this device back in January 2011. Device stopped playing DVD's 3-4 months in. Called support, yada yada yada. Had to send mine in for repairs. They repaired and sent back. 3 months later, around July/August another issue. This time it was the internal power supply which died. Machine would not power on. Sent it in and they didn't have the part and weren't getting it until November so they sent me a refirbished unit.
Summary: The BD-HP80U Player turned out to be difficult to set up for wireless communication.Also it kept freezing up numerous times during playback. I ended up sending it back and getting a BD-HP35U player.It is performing well. I am giving it a one star rating.
Summary: Item stopped playing BD disks 4 months into ownership. Sharp paid to ship both ways and replaced internal player, so far so good. Went round and round with Sharp Customer Service until they agreed to fix the unit.
Summary: I bought this to replace an earlier Sharp unit (BD-HP52u). The first 52 I got didn't work properly, but Sharp promptly replaced it, and after that my only gripe was the fact that they had advertised it as Netflix-compatible. It wasn't; that feature was added via firmware about six months later. However, once that came along, it worked fine - the Netflix interface was really basic - here's what's in your queue, pick what you want to watch - but at least it worked.
Difficult to Set Up, 3D Blu-Ray playback poor, Good Wireless Capabilities
A. Gordon, Amazon
10 August 2011
Summary: I bought the BD-HP80U Blu -ray to sync up with my Sharp 52" Quattron 3d LED TV. I initially gave this unit 4 star in stability because of the initial set up. I have reduced this to one star as the first time I tried to play a 3D Blu ray disc the player didn't recognize the blue ray disc as a 3D. I downloaded the latest firmware from Sharp's website and the BD-HP80U still didn't recognize 3d blue ray discs.