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Sharp BD-HP20S

Sharp BD-HP20S
alaScore 78

99 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Sharp BD-HP20S. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sharp BD-HP20S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sharp BD-HP20S from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

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This summary is based on the products: Sharp BD-HP20H - Blu-ray Player - Full HD - 1080P - HDMI 1.3Sharp BD-HP20H - Blu-ray Player - Full HD - 1080P - HDMI 1.3

Apr, 2018

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Sharp BD-HP20 review


Let's cut to the chase: Sharp isn't the first name you think of when someone talks about disc players. It might have a fine reputation for flatscreen TVs, but the Japanese giant has always struggled to compete with the likes of Denon, Pioneer and Sony...

Nov, 2007

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Stuff magazine


The HP20 is perfect for Sharp Aquos owners – but is its spec and performance good enough to reel in other hi-def punters?

A decent enough deck, and if you’re looking for a player to partner your Sharp TV, you’ll be happy – but it's not ideal for home cinema enthusiasts chasing an all-rounder

Nov, 2007

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Sharp BD-HP20


I can't believe what a frustrating experience just owning this POS was. I consider myself reasonably technically savvy, I update firmware, etc...

Came free with Sharp TV purchased Feb 2008

Doesn't reliably play Blu-Ray movies - Sharp support frustrating at best

Sep, 2009

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Sharp BD-HP20


The player is unremarkable in most respects. Picture and sound quality are okay and the controls are fairly average.

Only need one remote if using a Sharp Aquos TV

Physically large and clunky. Very slow to start even in "QuickMode". Very fussy about what Blu-Rays it will play

Jul, 2009

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Sharp BD-HP20


I would not recommend this. The biggest selling point is the interface with a Sharp TV, and that is plagued with problems, particular the incompatible video format.

Same control as my Sharp TV

The HDMI interface with the TV is inconsistent. Boot up is very slow and inconsistent.Frequently the picture locks up or skips

Nov, 2008

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Sharp BD-HP20


This player takes an a bit longer to load and I've noticed that you have to "reset" the player more often than not. However, I have no complaints when this player finally gets going it is what you expect from a Blu Ray player, excellent picture and sound.

Great 1080p Picture and sound

Load time can take awhile. Wont Play Certain Fox Studio Titles

Nov, 2008

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Sharp BD-HP20


Only had trouble on one DVD and was able to go out to the Sharp website to get the firmware download to correct the problem. It was very easy to accomplish with a memory stick. Always be sure to check the Sharp website for updates if you have problems.

Price and picture, ease of applying firmware updates

Can't start where you left off after powering down

Sep, 2008

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Sharp BD-HP20


Had this player since January, froze ALOT, kept the firmware current on player, constantly dropped audio during playback, awkward setup for firmware updates. kept out hope for update to correct problems, gave up, returned to best buy and exchanged for...

quick loading, easy to use

freezes easily, no bonus view or bdlive

Jul, 2008

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Sharp BD-HP20


I have discovered that my Blue Ray player will not play certain Blue Ray movies, specifically, Alvin & the Chipmunks, and Juno. The BD disk is read fine, but fails to load the menu resulting with the inability to play the movie. Performing a system...

Great Price and Picture Quality

Can't Play certain titles

Jun, 2008

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Sharp BD-HP20


Works seemlessly with my Sharp Aquos LCD TV. If you have QuickMode activated, player doesn't fully turn off (kind of goes into a standby state), thereby allowing faster loading of BDs. Also, the ability to turn off the display makes it seem as though...

Great startup time, clean aesthetic look, minimalistic design

Basic Profile 1.0 is going to be outdated; but only if you're worried about that sort of thing

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/24-bit
Audio decoders:DTS-HD Master Audio,Dolby TrueHD
Audio output channels:5.1

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.6
Power consumption (typical):25 / 28

File formats

Audio formats supported:PCM
Playback formats:MPEG2 / H.264 / VC1
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG2

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW


Ethernet LAN:N

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 55

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 13.2 x 2.68 / 17 x 10.2 x 2.28
Output resolutions:1080p
Power Requirements:AC 110–240, 50/60 Hz / AC 220-240V 50Hz

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 3
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI version:1.1 / 1.3
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.6
Power consumption (typical):28


Video D/A Converter (DAC):148.5MHz/12-bit / 148MHz/12-bit

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:6.61 / 8.82 / 9.04