Sharp’s High End Blu-ray Player Gets an Upgrade

Posted Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 11:15 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Sharp has granted a much needed revamping to the BD-UP50U, their former top shelf player.

While keeping the much loved RS-232 automation control of the BD-UP50U, Sharp’s new BD-UP52U brings things up to date. First and foremost, the BD-UP52U is BD Live capable, something not present on the former Profile 1.1 player.

A network adapter has been added, as well as compatibility with current HD audio codecs such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio. In response to questions on the lack of streaming services available on the player, Sharp spokesman Melissa Non states that “We’re in the midst of signing a contract with Netflix,” and expects it to be available in November.

The BD-UP52U will ship in October at an MSRP of $379.

Source: CE Pro

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