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Sharp BD-HP20S

Sharp BD-HP20S
alaScore 83

178 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews from magazines and websites.

Review analysis

(Based on 178 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sharp BD-HP20S

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 19 user reviews of Sharp BD-HP20S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Expert review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

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Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live:No / Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV:No / Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:No / NO UPNP
USB Interface:No / Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling:No / Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

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
UPnP:NO UPNP

Recording

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

Sound

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