Posted Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Both come equipped with Netflix, WiFi and of course, 3D capability.
This weekend is CEDIA, and that means one thing – hot new high-end gear. The latest Blu-ray players from Sharp aren't in that ultra expensive bracket as some others, but they're definitely a step or two above entry level.
Sharp's BD-HP90U and BD-HP80U players both handle 1080p Blu-ray playback, upscaling of standard definition content and 7.1 channel audio reproduction. They've got built-in WiFi so you can connect to Netflix, Pandora and Vudu without the need for wires, and boast the ability to play DivX HD, MP3 and JPG files.
If you're connecting to an Aquos 3D LCD TV, you'll be able to take advantage of features like Aquos Pure Mode, which delivers content "dot-by-dot," and Aquos Link for simple interoperability.
You'll be able to snag Sharp's new Blu-ray players, both of which come equipped with 75mm VESA mounting patterns, later this month. The BD-HP80Uwill sell for $429 while the HP90U will run $499.
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