Sharp introduced at the CES 2012 two new Blu-ray players, the BD-AMS10U and BD-AMS20U with the new SmartCentral smart interface offering access to apps and online content. Both models are wireless LAN ready for streaming content from services like Netflix, VUDU and YouTube. They have USB port for connecting external hard drive for media playback.
The BD-AMS10U and BD-AMS20U includes the “super picture” setting which improves image resolution by integrating pixel information from lower resolution video from a DVD source or streaming content and restores missing image information while enhancing image details; and the AQUOS Pure mode which creates an optimized color pallet for AQUOS TVs.
Sharp’s new Blu-ray players also support DLNA for wireless media streaming from DLNA-compatible devices. The BD-AMS20U also features a smart phone interface via Mobile High-definition Link (MHL), which allows Android users to access and engage their mobile apps and media content via their home entertainment system.
The Sharp BD-AMS10U will be available in March for $179.99 and the BD-AMS20U in April for $199.99.