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Sharp SD-HX500

Sharp SD-HX500
alaAverage 4

4 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Sharp SD-HX500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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Expert review by: Michael Fremer (

Sharp SD-HX500 Digital AV Receiver and Universal Player


When Sharp Electronics unveiled its audacious line of 1-Bit digital AV receivers based on delta-sigma modulation amplifiers, each with a built-in, progressive-scan, universal DVD player, Sony again came to mind—and for good reason. These innovative...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Michael Fremer (

Sharp SD-HX500 Digital AV Receiver and Universal Player


When Apple introduced the iPod, many industry observers scratched their heads, wondering why Sony hadn't been the first to deliver such a product. After all, Sony had invented the Walkman--the first speakerless, portable personal audio cassette player,...

Direct digital link from player to amplifier for SACD and DVD-Audio

Better sound and flexibility available elsewhere for the same price, but not in such a small, one-piece package

You can get equal or better sonic and visual performance from separate components for about the same price as Sharp's SD-HX500. Denon's new AVR-2805 7.1-channel receiver costs around $800; to it you could add Onkyo's new DV-SP502 universal player...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: AVguide Web Review (

Receivers, Tuners, and Integrated Amps: DVD Receivers: Sharp SD-HX500


At $1199, Sharp's SD-HX500 is well priced, but certainly not inexpensive. I believe its natural competition will come in the form of packages comprising conventional AVRs (likely in the $500 range), standalone universal players (also in the $500 range)...

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: Panda (

It's not bad..


Overall, a quality product with some minor glitches.

The Combo deal from Newegg was great. Provides good 5.1 surround sound for my setup

Setup was a little awkward. Red is negative on the front speakers and positive on the center and back speakers. No HDMI ports, which kinda sucks as it was bundled with HDTV's. Doesn't always work well with my universal remote

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Packed with features, the SD-HX500 introduces the latest in 1-Bit Digital Home Theater technology. With built-in 1-Bit digital amplifiers that incorporate a sampling speed of 5.6 MHz which is 128 times faster than conventional CD technology, built-in DVD-CD player, Dolby Digital, DTS Surround Sound and a digital AM/FM tuner, the SD-HX500 is a welcome addition to the world of 1 Bit Digital Home Theater.


Output Power / Total:500Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder/DTS decoder / Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II
Components:Amplifier / DVD player / radio tuner/DVD player / radio tuner / Amplifier
Functions (KA):DVD player / Radio/Radio / DVD player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Type:AV system

Cassette System

Type: None


Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes


Type:DVD player


Equalizer: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp SD

MD System

Type: None


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control


Type: None