Retailing at $379, Sharp’s BD-HP52U features Deep Color, BD-Live, and a streaming video service yet to be announced.
There’s a bit of mystery around the details of Sharp’s BD-HP52U. The latest Blu-ray player announced by the company, the HP52U is touted as having a great many features including premium streaming video. However, the “premium streaming video provider” is yet to be announced.
The BD-HP52U isn’t a bad BD player on its own, featuring 1080/24p output and x.v. color. The player also supports Deep Color for a superior color quality.
From an audio standpoint the BD-HP52U is fairly capable as well, featuring HQ Audio Circuits that deliver 7.1 channel sound through HDMI. The player supports HD audio formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio as well as Dolby Digital Plus.
The player launches in October and has, as of now, no announced streaming service. Sharp is quick to mention that they will be naming a service by the end of the month.
Source: Press Release