Sharp BD-HP24U Blu-ray Player Reviewed
By: Adrienne Maxwell,
HTR Product Rating
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In terms of video connections, the BD-HP24U offers HDMI, component video and composite video outputs (no S-video). This player supports both 1080p/60 and 1080p/24 output resolutions via HDMI. Audio outputs include HDMI, optical digital (no coaxial), and two-channel analog. The BD-HP24U has onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, and it also passes these high-resolution audio formats in their native bitstream form over HDMI, for your A/V receiver to decode. The player lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so the only way to pass decoded high-resolution audio formats is via HDMI.
The BD-HP24U supports the BD, DVD, CD audio, AVCHD, MP3 and JPEG formats. You can add the player to your home network using the back-panel Ethernet port; as I mentioned above, the player doesn't include a wireless network connection option. The BD-HP24U has 2GB of internal memory to store BD-Live features, and a USB port is provided for additional storage, as well as digital media playback. Finally, the player lacks the RS-232 port that you will find on the higher-end BD-HP70U.
Read about the high points and low points of the BD-HP24U on Page 2.