Sharp has announced their first Blu-ray player, BD-HP20S, and the specs are quite tantalizing to say the least. The biggest conundrum for consumers is the amount of time it takes for discs to begin playing, right? Sharp has apparently heard all the moaning and done something about it. The ‘Quick Start’ feature claims to start the disc in a matter of seconds, but I’ll see it when I believe it.
Details are limited, but we do know that it will have HDMI v1.3, 5.1-analog outs, support for Dolby TrueHD, and a whopping 1080p output with 24fps. Expect to see it this fall with a price tag over $500.
Sharp Announces First Blu-ray Player [Blu-ray]