Sharp Ships Blu-ray Players


Mahwah, N.J. -


said it is shipping this month three Blu-ray players that were previously unveiled at International CES.

Models BD-HP35U ($300 suggested retail) and BD-HP25U ($250) are both available in stores now, and the BD-HP75U ($330) ships March 14.

All three offer FullHD 1080p/24p resolution in both 2D and 3D, Dolby True HD, and DTS HD audio surround sound decoding.

The models are DLNA and wireless LAN ready and will access Netflix, Vudu, Pandora and YouTube streaming.

Models BD-HP75U and BD-HP35U feature built-in IP control. Model BD-HP25U requires an optional wireless LAN dongle (VR-WL25).

All are compatible with DVDs and files stored on USB drives, as well as AVCHD, DiVX Plus HD, JPEG and MP3 files.

Standard-definition video can be up-scaled pixel-by-pixel to 1080p over the HDMI port.

All models provide two USB ports, one each in the front and rear, which play back still and video images recorded in DiVX Plus HD and JPEG, as well as MP3 audio files.

All models can perform auto software updates over the Internet to quickly enable the latest features and enhancements.

The flagship BD-HP75U model features home-theater control via an RS232 port. Both the BD-HP75U and BD-HP35U feature IP control.


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