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Sharp Aquos BDHP21U 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

Sharp Aquos BDHP21U 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player
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May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Sharp Aquos BDHP21U 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player. The average rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 40/100.

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Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Sharp BD-HP21U review


The Sharp BD-HP21U packs lots of metal - literally. It's a large and heavy Blu-ray Disc player, so much so that you could mistake it for an old Laserdisc player.

Sharp's second-generation Blu-ray Disc player just doesn't impress. The Sharp BD-HP21U does the job without frills, and without oomph.

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

No good at any price


I rec. one of these as a gift in Dec of 2009 from my wife.  When it works, it produces a great picture on our HD TV.  The problem is that some popular Blu-ray discs would not play on this player and I had to download and install new firmware from Sharp...

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Poor Quality

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Not worth it.


If you're trying to get the new technology without blowing your budget, move on. This thing will leave your wallet $50 lighter but you won't have anything to show for it. If you get it to work, it takes forever. If you need it to work, good luck!



Nov, 2009

Consumer review (



Having owned very expensive audio equiptment, I think I have a good understanding of how things should work and play. I recently purchased a LCD television and did not own a blu-ray player. I bought on impulse, which I never do, because I could not...

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

By combining full digital 1080p video output with an AQUOS High-Definition (HD) Liquid Crystal Television, consumers can view the HD films in breathtaking high-definition quality. The BD-HP21U supports BD-ROM profile 1.1, allowing users access to additional content from Blu-ray titles, including movie trailers, special subtitles/audio and games. Not only does the BD-HP21U allow users access to more interactive features than before, it also offers several features that contribute to a seamless movie-watching experience, said Bruce Tripido, associate vice president and group manager, Entertainment Products Division, Sharp Electronics Corporation. With convenient functions such as AQUOS LINK and Quick Start, users can truly immerse themselves in a cinematic experience without having to shuffle between remotes or wait for a disc to load. AQUOS LINK enables integrated and seamless operation between the Blu-ray disc player and AQUOS LCD TV. With a single remote, users can control HDMI-connected products in conjunction with their AQUOS TV, eliminating the clutter from extra remotes. The remote also provides simultaneous power on/off of both the AQUOS LCD TV and AQUOS Blu-ray player. The BD-HP21U employs Sharp's proprietary Quick Start feature, allowing consumers to begin enjoying stunning high-definition video in less than 10 seconds. JPEG digital images from a CD-RW/R can be viewed on the screen of an accompanying HDTV as a slide show. The BD-HP21U has an extensive array of connectivity options. The player comes with state-of-the-art HDMI 1.3 digital output that allows users to send the highest resolution video and audio signals possible to an AQUOS TV via a single cable, allowing Blu-ray discs to be viewed in complete digital 1080p/24Hz high-definition. Through HDMI 1.3, the player supports x.v.Color, providing a wider color spectrum leading to more vivid imagery. The player has multi-channel audio output via HDMI by decoding Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD. Dolby TrueHD lossless audio technology delivers sound that is identical to the studio master, for a true high-definition experience on next-generation discs. It also decodes Dolby Digital Plus, providing optimum surround sound to an appropriately equipped receiver. In addition, via HDMI, the player outputs 7.1-channel digital audio via TrueHD Dolby that is the equivalent of a master recording. Providing outstanding versatility, the BD-HP21U is compatible with a wide variety of formats. The BD-HP21U is also compatible with standard DVDs and is capable of upscaling them via HDMI to 1080p, improving the picture performance of an existing DVD library.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AC-3 / DTS / PCM
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp AQUOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty