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Sharp BD-HP20S

Sharp BD-HP20S
alaScore 83

110 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sharp BD-HP20S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 110 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


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

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Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


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

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Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


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


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Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


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

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Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


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

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Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


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

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Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


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

Consumer review by:

Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


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

Consumer review by:

Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


For the money its a pretty good player!But if i had the money i would go for something a little better but as i said not bad player for the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Load time is fast, looks nice, and easy to use. got it for $299 at Best Buy! hope the $899 tag up top is a joke

No resume playback, Movie freezes some times for a few seconds but nothing toooo bad and dont loose the remote because then you SOL! no buttons on the face to control

Consumer review by:

Sharp BD-HP20 Blu-ray Player


Really great and easy to hook up. i reallly like the quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really good quality and rather new

there are more recent players


Product Specifications


BD Live:No / Yes
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV:No / Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface:No / Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling:No / Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback:No / Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback:No / Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder / DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus / True HD