Sharp BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U Network 3D Blu-ray Players

Sharp AQUOS BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U Network 3D Blu-ray Players 1

Sharp AQUOS BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U Network 3D Blu-ray Players 1

Sharp introduces two new network 3D Blu-ray player, the BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U, with full HD 3D 1080p/24 fps video output. Other than 3D Blu-ray playback, these ultra slim players also supports wireless LAN connectivity for access to content from a wide variety of sources, including Netflix, VUDU and Pandora from the Internet.

Sharp AQUOS BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U Network 3D Blu-ray Players

Sharp’s BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U supports DVD upscaling and offers one HDMI connection. The network connectivity also enables BD-Live access to real-time content from the Internet. They have 75mm VESA mounting patterns for flexible installation. The BD-HP90U can operate horizontally or vertically with an included stand and has a RS232 port control.

The Sharp BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U are priced at $499.99 and $429.99 respectively.

Press Release:

SHARP INTRODUCES TWO 3D NETWORK BLU-RAY DISC PLAYERS AT CEDIA 2010
BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U are definitive companions to 3DTVs for enjoying Blu-ray video and wireless streaming content
09/23/2010

Atlanta, GA, September 23, 2010 –

* Maximum Picture Resolution Available via HD 3D 1080p/24 fps Video Output
* Wireless LAN Ready
* DIVX HD / AVCHD / MP3 / JPEG File Playback
* Netflix / VUDU / Pandora Streaming
* 75mm VESA Mounting Patterns for Easy and Flexible Installation

Sharp today introduces two 3D network Blu-ray Disc (BD) players with full HD 3D 1080p/24 fps video output for home entertainment experiences with outstanding and lifelike image clarity. In addition to Blu-ray 3D content, the BD-HP90U and BD-HP80U provide consumers access to content from a wide variety of sources, including Netflix, VUDU and Pandora from the Internet via Wireless LAN. Both models also play standard-definition DVDs and CDs, as well as DIVX HD, JPEG and MP3 files.

“These Blu-ray Disc players offer top-of-the-line performance and operation features that enable consumers to take full advantage of the 3D TV standard as well as the many diverse entertainment options available to them,” said Bruce Tripido, associate vice president, Entertainment Products Division, Sharp Electronics.

When paired with a Sharp AQUOS Quattron 3D LCD TV, the BD-HP90U and BD-HP80U enable consumers to take advantage of additional performance and convenience features including AQUOS PURE Mode for superior “dot-by-dot” delivery of 1080p content and AQUOS LINK function for seamless interoperability between TV and Blu-ray Disc player via a simple one cable HDMI connection. In addition, HDMI up-scaling even improves the picture and sound quality of standard definition DVDs by optimizing playback signals to 1080p.

Both models enable consumers to take advantage of the latest surround sound formats such as Dolby TrueHD, with lossless 7.1 channel audio reproduction that is bit-for-bit the equivalent of the master recordings.

Wireless LAN compatibility also enables BD-Live access to real-time content from the Internet, such as movie scene extras, new previews, games, chat and more. The Bonus View function delivers picture-in-picture special features, allowing for viewing of favorite movie scenes and added bonus features simultaneously on compatible Blu-ray Discs.

The BD-HP90U and BD-HP80U have 75mm VESA mounting patterns for flexible installation. The BD-HP90U can also operate horizontally or vertically (with a supplied stand) and has a RS232 port control so it can be operated by universal remote control systems.

Pricing and Availability
The BD-HP90U and BD-HP80U will be available in September for MSRPs of $499.99 and $429.99, respectively.

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