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Sharp BD-HP20S

Sharp BD-HP20SThe Sharp BD-HP20S has been called Sharp’s “first” Blu-ray player, but we know this is not true, as there are always a number of sharp’s blu-ray players already on the market. So we must assume that the BD-HP20S is sharp’s “first” Blu-ray only player, as their other models included receivers and recorders. As the Sharp BD-HP20S is simply a real Blu-ray (BD) player only, it should keep prices down which we all like to see. The BD-HP20S features full 1080p HDMI 1.3 output along with Dolby’s TrueHD raw bitstream form. Also, most interesting is the BDHP20S’s “Quick Start” option which plays newly inserted discs in just seconds, much like we now expect from DVD players, this speed issue has long annoyed users of older Blu-ray players. We expect a popular player with the Sharp BD-HP20S as it should be feature packed, fast and cheap. A win-win situation.