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15 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Sharp AQUOS BD-HP21U. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sharp AQUOS BD-HP21U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Sharp Aquos BD-HP21U Blu-Ray Review


Comfortable yet small remote ; Reasonably low price

Very slow at loading discs ; Soft and flat images

Its low price and on-board high-resolution audio decoding make it tempting, but the Sharp BD-HP21U fails to deliver a consistently great picture.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (

Sharp BD-HP21U


If you're looking for your first Blu-ray disc player, the BD-HP21U makes an excellent choice. It has all the basic features you need, and the 1080p upconversion of existing DVDs is an added bonus. It's available at a street price that won't break the...

Full HD 1920x1080p output7.1 channel surround soundSupport for Dolby True HD format1080p upscaling of existing DVDsSharp AQUOS Link function

The AQUOS Link function allows you to control the Blu-ray player using...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Sharp BD-HP21U Blu-ray Player Reviewed


The BD-HP21U ($300) is the follow-up to Sharp's BD-HP20U, a Profile 1.0 player released in 2007. This is a Profile 1.1/BonusView player, which means it contains the necessary audio and video decoders for picture-in-picture content, but it lacks the...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Sharp BD-HP21U review


The Sharp BD-HP21U carries a moderate price, but that gets you only a Blu-ray player with hit-and-miss image quality.

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 (

Look elsewhere


Off to Sharp for warranty work. Purchased at other than newegg

It is Blu-Ray

High percentage of Blu-Ray discs stop playing 1:18 minutes into the movie. Took two titles to the store where I purchased the unit and they played fine on 3 other Blu-Ray players. This unit has very large numbers of negative reviews on multiple sites....

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Almost Perfect


Once you update the firmware, it works perfectly. btw, updating the firmware is very easy. Download it to usb drive > plug usb drive into player > select "update firmware". All in all, it's a very good BD player for it's price. The bad reviews...

Plays Blu-Rays, DVD's, and looks good doin it. I also think that it's relatively inexpensive for what you get. Looks great through HDMI. I have no idea why the included cable is not even component

Takes forever to load a disc. I had read some other reviews (not just from Newegg) about the disc never loading. I thought that to be true, until I found that it popped up a loading screen 5 minutes later. Also, there's not a lot of features and it...

Aug, 2009

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Placed a BluRay in player and it "Read Disc" forever finally saying it was incompatible, spitting it out. I cleaned the disc and tried again. It did this several times. I turned it off and tried again. I unplugged it and tried again. Finally it decided...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Sharp AQUOS 1080p HD Blu-Ray Disc Player BD-HP21U


It's beautiful! I'm pairing it up with my 42" Aquos (42D65U)

If I waited 2 more days, I could have gotten it for free!!!! So upset ARGH

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Great Blue ray play


I am not sure if its just me but are all Blue ray players really slow ?

Was easy to setup and use since I have AQUOS LCD. Sleek looking and not too heavy when compared to the Sony. I can now use just one remote for both blue ray and TV

Loads slowly

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Sharp AQUOS 1080p HD Blu-Ray Disc Player BD-HP21U


It says "Hello" and "Bye" so how can you beat that?

Very simple set up with HDMI cable on Aquos LCD. Great picture

This is my first Blueray player but it seems to load slow

Feb, 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:CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD+RW / DVD-RW / BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM
Supported Digital Audio Standards:PCM / AC-3 / DTS
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp AQUOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty