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Old 07-05-2007, 09:25 AM
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Default Sharp: BD-HP20S HDMI 1.3 Blu-ray player planned for Q4

Another player. Judging by the price changes from everyone else, this one's got to be going for $500 or less. Translated from the original article:
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Sharp wants its first Blu ray Disc Player BD-HP20S presumably starting from that 4. Quarter in Germany sell. Directly with several features Sharp wants to score. Thus is to be able already to represent the first Blu ray Disc Player of Sharp HDTV pictures in 1080p with 24 pictures per second. It is equipped with a HDMI 1.3 Interface and supports Dolby TrueHD. Beside HDMI, YUV as well as an optical and coaxial digital exit the Player has also a similar 5.1-Ausgang (analog?).

In addition the manufacturer promises a “Quick start” within seconds. With Blu ray the Disc Player it concerns an self-development. All elements come from the house Sharp.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:28 PM
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The "Quick Start" sounds awesome to me!! As I've said before my HD-A1 is slow as hell!! I can have my PS3 on and a movie loading before the A1 is even loaded on the screen!!
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:35 PM
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This seems like a great deal, especially if the claim that a FULL HDMI1.3 interface is included (which should mean the support of bitstream lossless audio). I am just curious to know how well it is going to upconvert DVDs. I am sure it will not contain any special type of chip, but neither does the A2 and which I am very happy with the upconversion on that.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:47 PM
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i'll get this in the future as my 2nd blu-ray, but right now i'll keep my s300
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:23 PM
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If I ever get a Blu-ray player, it'll be the combo Samsung or this. I love my Sharp products. (Over half the electronics in my house are made by Sharp)
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:34 PM
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okay, props on the design (it looks slick) and the features seem pretty standard, but still awesome features too ... my only question is; why buy an optical disc player from Sharp?

Say what you will about their LCDs, but isn't that about the only electronic item they make? I cannot remember seeing sharp DVD players, or HTIBs even for that matter, just Aquos, and some computer type products developed with 3M.

Can anyone see what expertise or advantage Sharp can provide us other than possibly a lower price than some other players, if that even?
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:57 AM
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http://audiovisual.kelkoo.co.uk/b/a/...and_sharp.html
http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-DV-SR3U-.../dp/B00021ZVLK

they're not very popular, but sharp makes other stuff.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:27 AM
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If this really does support bitstreaming, then I'm all in. I will finally get DTS-HD Master Audio and TrueHD via bitstream. I'm still holding out hope that the PS3 can internally decode it with firmware update.
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:26 PM
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I still think the ps3 can do it internally too and send it bitstream with the right software update.
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:53 PM
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okay, props on the design (it looks slick) and the features seem pretty standard, but still awesome features too ... my only question is; why buy an optical disc player from Sharp?

Say what you will about their LCDs, but isn't that about the only electronic item they make? I cannot remember seeing sharp DVD players, or HTIBs even for that matter, just Aquos, and some computer type products developed with 3M.

Can anyone see what expertise or advantage Sharp can provide us other than possibly a lower price than some other players, if that even?
I have a home-phone, a VHS (works flawlessly), two different AQUOS and some other stuff. It seems just by fluke I buy Sharp things, but they work really good, so I don't complain.
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