• The BD-HP75U supports 3D playback
• It has internal decoding and bitstream output of high-resolution audio sources.
• It supports BD-Live and BonusView/PIP.
• The player comes with a USB WiFi adapter.
• Sharp's Web platform includes Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, and Pandora. DLNA media streaming is also supported.
• The BD-HP75U offers RS-232 and IP control.Low Points
This model does not include dual HDMI outputs to send separate signals
to your 3DTV and A/V receiver. It lacks 2D-to-3D conversion and advanced
3D image adjustments.
• It lacks analog A/V outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older HDTV or A/V receiver.
• The player lacks internal memory to store BD-Live content.
• Sharp's Web platform isn't as extensive or customizable as some of its competitors.
Competition and Comparison
Compare the Sharp BD-HP75U with its
competition by reading the reviews for the Onkyo BD-SP309
and Sony BDP-S580
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The BD-HP75U's $250 price point lands it in a crowded
field of 3D-capable players. While this model offers a generally solid
features package, there are similarly priced models that go a bit
farther--offering things like integrated WiFi, dual HDMI outputs,
2D-to-3D conversion, internal memory for BD-Live, and Skype capability.
The BD-HP75U does offer RS-232 for easier integration into an advanced
control system, which is less common at this price. Plus, this player's
street price dips a bit lower than other players with the same MSRP.
Basically, if you're looking for a logical mate to your Sharp 3DTV or
projector, want the streaming VOD basics, and appreciate the inclusion
of RS-232, then the BD-HP75U is worth a look.