From the Manufacturer
Enjoy the best of 1080p video on your HDTV with the Sharp BD-HP22U Blu-ray Disc Player, which is designed to work seamlessly with Sharp AQUOS LCD HDTVs to deliver additional high-definition content. The BD-HP22U's BD Live Profile 2.0 provides a multitude of interactive features found on BD-Live Blu-ray Discs through an Ethernet jack-enabled Internet connection. You'll be able to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts and trailers as well as engage in multi-player interactive games.
Download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers and multi-player interactive games thanks to the BD-HP22U's BD Live 2.0 Profile (see larger image).
With AQUOS Pure mode, the BD-HP22U provides unparalleled clear contrast and details when connected to a Sharp AQUOS LCD TV with AQUOS Link function (via HDMI cable). Sharp engineers designed this mode so that the BD player recognizes the connection to the AQUOS TV, in turn producing the best picture possible. When the BD player is connected, the AQUOS automatically switches to "dot by dot" mode allowing you to view every pixel of 1080i and 1080p content with no overscan.
For added convenience, the BD-HP22U includes Sharp's proprietary Quick Start feature for quick disc loading and 2 GB of USB memory. It also features a JPEG viewer, which allows you to view your favorite digital images from your CD collection on screen in a slide show format. For lower energy bills, the BD-HP22U offers low power consumption in both Power On mode and in Standby mode.
- HDMI Output: A single cable connection carries complete digital audio and video connection between your HDTV and the BD-HP22U player for the best high-definition video and highest fidelity audio in home theater today. Blu-ray Disc technology brings the multiplex experience right to your home.
- Full HD Resolution: The Blu-ray Disc format has full 1080p resolution capability--that's the maximum picture resolution available today. 1080p = 1,080 lines of vertical resolution, progressively scanned.
- High Fidelity Audio: Blu-ray technology lets you take advantage of the latest surround sound formats such as Dolby TrueHD. This means you will enjoy high-quality lossless 7.1 Channel digital surround (48kHz only) that is bit-for-bit the equivalent of the master recording.
- HDMI Up-scaling: Even your existing standard definition DVD library can look better than ever because Blu-ray Disc players are backwards compatible with your DVDs. By optimizing standard DVD playback signals to 1080p (when displaying on a 1080p capable HDTV with HDMI technology), the BD-HP22U can deliver more picture and sound quality.
- JPEG Viewing: Digital images recorded onto a CD-RW/R can be viewed in a slideshow format on screen, delivering both still and video images for greater versatility.
Other features include advanced audio decoding, a high quality picture with AQUOS Pure Mode, and lower power consumption in both Power On mode and in Standby mode (see larger image).
- Quick Start: A proprietary Sharp technology allows you to enjoy viewing high-definition content on your big screen quicker than most other Blu-ray Disc Players. Unlike many other players, the BD-HP22U has an impressive start-up time allowing you to begin watching your movies in approximately 10 seconds1.
- BD Live 2.0 Profile: Provides access to a wide variety of real-time content via a network connection, such as movie scene extras, new previews, games, chat and more. The Bonus View function provides access to picture-in-picture special features, allowing you to simultaneously watch your favorite movie scenes and added bonus features on compatible disc.
What's in the Box
Sharp BD-HP22U Blu-ray Disc Player, power cord, composite AV cable, remote control (with batteries), printed operating instructions