Posted Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
The new players from sharp handle 3D Blu-rays, streaming, and are due out in a few months.
A year or two ago, these new Blu-ray players would have blown us away with their low pricing and impressive capabilities. Now they seem par for the course.
Sharp is calling the new BD-HP75U, BD-HP35U and BD-HP25U their 3D wireless Blu-ray players, though the title is a bit deceptive as the 25U requires a dongle - purchased separately - to handle Wi-Fi. The others handle wireless networking right out of the box.
Sharp's new line of players can access Netflix, Vudu, Pandora and YouTube content online. They can also play back 3D Blu-ray discs and digital media files with ease.
One feature of note is IP Control, which is available on both the 35U and 75U.
The 25U will hit in February for a price of $249, while the 35U steps it up to $299. If you've got your eye on the 75U, you'll have to wait until March, when it hits for a price of $329.
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