Sharp's New 3D Blu-ray Players are Available Now

Posted Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Offering 3D compatibility and 7.1 channel audio, the new players from Sharp start at $299.

Those hoping to get their hands on the new Blu-ray players that Sharp showcased at CES 2011 can finally stop waiting. All of the new players are in stores now and ready to be put through their paces.

Each of the models offers a 1080p output of both 2D and 3D Blu-ray content and access to a variety of internet based sources like Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, YouTube and more. The $329 BD-HP75U and $299 BD-HP35U can make use of built-in Wi-Fi, but the $249 25U need an optional dongle to go wireless.

All of the new models offer upscaling of DVDs to 1080p using the Sharp Super Picture functionality that changes the picture pixel by pixel instead of frame by frame.

Both the 35U and 75U offer IP control, but only the 75U gives you an RS232 port.

Source: Crunch Gear

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