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Sharp BD-HP20U

Sharp BD-HP20U
alaScore 78

217 reviews

Oct, 2015

We have collected and analyzed 10 expert reviews and 207 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 64/100 and users rate it 50/100. The average review date is Dec 17, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 179138 reviews from other DVD Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 78/100 = Good. Last update: Oct 4, 2015.

Review analysis

(Based on 217 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sharp BD-HP20U


alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 user reviews of Sharp BD-HP20U from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

43% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sharp Aquos BDHP20U 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Sharp BD-HP20U Blu-ray Disc Player


This Blu-ray player delivers video that looks and sounds great.

Top-notch picture and audio quality ; Turns on practically immediately

No Divx support

But that's complaining about small stuff. Where it really counts, this is one great Blu-ray Disc player

May, 2008

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Five Blu


Blu-ray's victory in the high-definition disc war has opened the floodgates for hardware manufacturers. The market is becoming crowded with new players, and Sharp's BD-HP20U AQUOS Blu-ray Disc player ($399.99 direct) attempts to stand out from the pack...

Quick-Start feature speeds player start-up time.

Very slow at starting playback. Poky menu navigation. Clips detail over HDMI. Poor video processing with interlaced material. No indicator for 24-Hz video output.

This Blu-ray player's quick start-up time doesn't make up for its overall sluggishness and inadequate performance.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Rick Broida (

Review: Sharp BD-HP20U


Sharp chose the blue pill-make that the Blu pill-and ended up a winner in the high-def DVD format war. Of course, so did Sony, Samsung,...

Quick Start mode begs the question: Why do other Blu-ray players take so freakin’ long to load movies? Upscales old-fangled DVDs to 1080p. Supports Dolby TrueHD for lossless digital audio. The remote can also control a Sharp Aquos TV; one less clicker...

Silvery façade kinda fugly. No support for DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks. (The other lossless-audio white meat.) Quick Start mode disabled out of the box-WTF?. Non-backlit remote scores negative one-million on the style meter. 0 for a DVD player-any...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Sharp BD-HP20U review: Sharp BD-HP20U


Editors' note June 9, 2008 : The rating of this player has been changed since its initial publication to reflect changes in the marketplace.

The Sharp BD-HP20U's Quick Start feature loads certain discs superfast; excellent video quality using 1080p/24 output.

The Sharp BD-HP20U only supports Blu-ray profile 1.0; no onboard decoding for high-resolution DTS soundtracks or bit-stream output; poor 1080i deinterlacing on Blu-ray movies; no Ethernet port for firmware updates; poor performance with video-based...

The Sharp BD-HP20U is a decent Blu-ray player that can load some discs superfast, but there are better options out there.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Dick De Jong (

Sharp BD-HP20U Blu-ray Player Review


Sharp introduced the BD-HP20U, their first Blu-ray player - and so far, their only one - in late 2007. Basically, a Profile 1.0 machine like this Sharp doesn't include all the interactive bells and whistles that the newer Profile models do. But if you...

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Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (

Sharp BD-HP20U Blu-ray Player


Sharp has developed its Aquos brand of LCD TVs into one of the best, most respected names in the business. So it's understandable that the company wants to capitalize on that reputation by applying the Aquos moniker to other products. The first such...

Sharp’s first foray into the land of Blu-ray is excellent in many respects, especially the Quick Start feature and the friendly remote, but it falls short in others. Of most concern to me was the slightly reddish skin tones and the dramatic degradation...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Greg Robinson (

Review: Sharp BD-HP20U Blu-ray Disc Player


When you examine the product offerings from the biggest players in the consumer electronics world, most of them have chosen sides in the format war and they're now marketing second or third generation hi def disc players. Sharp has long been a Blu-ray...

As a standard definition DVD player, the BD-HP20U is adequate but not exceptional. Although picture quality looked fine when playing a few episodes from Boston Legal's third season, the BD-HP20U struggled with a few tests on Silicon Optix's HQV...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: (

Sharp Blu-ray Player


Overall, the Sharp BD-HP25U is a nice little 3D Blu-ray player. It might be bare bones in the connectivity department, but that doesn't stop it from bringing you all the 3D content you can find to watch in your home.

Wi-Fi connectivity allows it to utilize its apps from anywhere within your wireless network

Connection options are limited to the most modern types, and you only get a few of them

The Sharp BD-HP25U isn't a bad option if you're looking for a 3D Blu-ray player; it's just not the best.

Expert review by: (

Sharp Bd-hp20u


With Blu-ray slated to take over the movie watching world, the market for Blu-ray players is growing at an exponential rate. They are becoming more popular and affordable every day with additional manufacturers, like Sharp, jumping into the game.

Blu-ray is sure to be the future of home video, and although the price tag is still a little steep, the Sharp Bd-hp20u is a good option if you feel you're in need of an upgrade

Consumer review by: brew (

eats dvd's


not sure that I have any

disc continues to jam

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Now you can enjoy the best of 1080P video on your LCD TV. Especially designed to work with AQUOS LCD TVs, the BD-HP20U AQUOS Blu-ray Disc player provides seamless operability via the AQUOS LINK function through the HDMI connection. Performing as if it were all one system, the BD-HP20U's Quick Start feature lets you enjoy gorgeous Blu-ray Disc video with the touch of a button in less than 10 seconds. With eight terminal outputs including HDMI outputs and 1080P as well as DVD up-conversion to 1080P, you'll enjoy full digital high-definition video and high-fidelity audio.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD decoder
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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Output

Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video