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BD-HP21H Bluray player £50.00 @ Sharp Outlet!

£50.00 @ Sharp Electronics
I know this player has taken a right bashing in most reviews Ive been reading. Took a spin down to my local outlet and spotted this price @ 50 quid, the guy was honest enough to take me though the fai… Read More
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7y, 3w agoFound 7 years, 3 weeks ago
I know this player has taken a right bashing in most reviews Ive been reading. Took a spin down to my local outlet and spotted this price @ 50 quid, the guy was honest enough to take me though the failings of the unit and as I was about to walk away he said BUT sir Sharp have released a new firmware update in April 10 that rectifies playback problems including those associated with Avitar. Anyway, after the update it play and performs perfectly!

They also had the Sharp sound bar @ 85 and microwaves @ 15!!!!

If you have an outlet near home go visit!
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#1
Just thought if anyone is interested these are the contact details:-

Sharp Factory Outlet
Forward House
Davy Way
Llay
Wrexham
LL12 0PG

01978 857777

http://www.sharpmanufacturing.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/sukm/hs.xsl/-/html/factory-outlet-shop.htm
#2
Not within easy reach for me but looks like you found a pretty good bargain.
#3
Updating the firmware yourself would invalidate any warranty so you basically make the choice between a possible bricked unit or one functioning the way it should in the first place, but if it goes wrong anytime in the future you're not covered. Not sure i'd take the risk for £50, but I'm sure others would, so it's possibly a good deal.
#4
Droid
Updating the firmware yourself would invalidate any warranty so you basically make the choice between a possible bricked unit or one functioning the way it should in the first place, but if it goes wrong anytime in the future you're not covered. Not sure i'd take the risk for £50, but I'm sure others would, so it's possibly a good deal.

thats incorrect. updating firmware is a way of life with bluray, sharp and indeed all other manufacturers positively encourage it
#5
Droid
Updating the firmware yourself would invalidate any warranty so you basically make the choice between a possible bricked unit or one functioning the way it should in the first place, but if it goes wrong anytime in the future you're not covered. Not sure i'd take the risk for £50, but I'm sure others would, so it's possibly a good deal.


That is what firmware updates are for. I guess you have turned your updates off in windows just in case it bricks your computer.
#6
Updating the firmware is easy. You get periodical downloads through the Sharp website, put it on a USB and then stick the USB on the Blu-ray. There is a procedure to follow in order that you do not ****** it up but its simple enough and I did it for this player.

It is old and you could get it for this price from several retailers late last year.
#7
There's been made available 6 updates so far for this BR player....


V1.05 - PN8091201 - Improves playback of the following titles - FIRST NIGHT, THUNDERBALL, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, BENDER GAME, OMEN III: THE FINAL CONFLICT, ROLLING STONES: SHINE A LIGHT
Also includes update for the BD-Drive to v1.05 resolving - Picture and sound might stop for a moment during playback of BD-ROM, Corrected the address detection system in the searching process during playback of BD-ROM.

V1.14 - PN9012700 - Improves playback of the following titles - Young Frankenstein, The Omen, Omen II: Damien, Omen III: The Final Conflict, The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian, CASINO, THE PINK PANTHER, RAGING BALL, ROMANCING THE STONE,
HORTON HEARS A WHO, WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, THE HAPPENING, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, THE MUMMY, Sleeping Beauty Disc 2, X files: I want to believe, X files: Fight the future, Home Alone, 007 series (Dr.No, Die Another Day, Thunderball, etc), VANTAGE POINT
V1.16 - PN9022700 - Improves playback of the following titles - Australia, 007 SERIES Quantum Of Solace, South Pacific, The Day The Earth Stood Still

V1.19 - PN9062300 - Improves playback of the following titles - Starship Troopers
Unit to correspond to BDA certification.

V1.23 - PN9110600 - Improves playback of the following titles - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Disc 1 and Disc 2), X2: X-Men United, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End Disc 2, The Omen 666

V1.26 - TBC - Improves playback of the following titles - Avatar, TBC
#8
You might wanna read the manual. If it's not done by a qualified technician it invalidates the warranty. Anyway just get the guy in the shop to do it then you're covered.
#9
Droid
You might wanna read the manual. If it's not done by a qualified technician it invalidates the warranty. Anyway just get the guy in the shop to do it then you're covered.


This is the user manual http://www.sharp.co.uk/cps/rde/xbcr/SID-6D3BC185-9A9930A8/documents/documents/om/13_dvd/BDHP21H_OM_GB.pdf

Forgive my short-sightedness but I do not find any information pertinent to invalidation of warranty regarding firware updates. Are you referring to another manual? By qualified technician, are you referring to Sharp Authorised Technician, otherwise how would Sharp know the true identity of the person responsible for performing the upgrade.
#11
Droid
You might wanna read the manual. If it's not done by a qualified technician it invalidates the warranty. Anyway just get the guy in the shop to do it then you're covered.


You might wanna just admit you're wrong! Are you saying updating firmware on anything invalidates your warranty? Does this include PC BIOS, mobile phone firmware, router firware etc? If so, I'm f****d!:whistling:
#12
craigstephens
You might wanna just admit you're wrong! Are you saying updating firmware on anything invalidates your warranty? Does this include PC BIOS, mobile phone firmware, router firware etc? If so, I'm f****d!:whistling:


Er... just did.I'll say it again for you though. I'm WRONG. SORRY PEOPLE!!
#13
Droid
Er... just did.I'll say it again for you though. I'm WRONG. SORRY PEOPLE!!


Very magnanimous of you. I see many people here who have been incorrect or even unashamed liars and still refuse to admit to being wrong!
#14
It is very close to me but never been for a look.... Must drop in sometime!
#15
Is this the one that can be flashed with US firmware to play Region A discs? Could be a bit of a bargain if you fancy getting hold of any region-locked titles (I know there's a cheap unbranded player that can be made multiregion via a handset hack but from what I've seen there isn't much in the way of firmware support)
#16


Rep added my friend for being honest :thumbsup:
#17
rubbish sharp very poor name walk away
#18
Good deal, heat added. I picked up an ex display model in PC World a few weeks back for £25. Only problem was it came without remote. If anyone has a spare give me a shout!! ;)
#19
mitchgixer6
Good deal, heat added. I picked up an ex display model in PC World a few weeks back for £25. Only problem was it came without remote. If anyone has a spare give me a shout!! ;)


You could probably get an One-For-All remote that would control it: http://www.oneforall.com/
#20
LOUGHBORO GUY
rubbish sharp very poor name walk away


Where else can you get a brand name well built Blu Ray Player for £50? Why have Sharp got a poor name? Why not explain your puzzling reasoning?
#21
LOUGHBORO GUY
rubbish sharp very poor name walk away


Disagree. Sharp have a good rep and have been going for donkeys years. We have a 11 year old Microwave thats just aged, i.e. still working fine, that we're looking to replace. Cant find anything in its league - the thing has a little LCD display which walks you through recipes etc, clever device and still functions fine. Sharp used to sponsor Man Utd - ok, whether you like Utd or not, I cant see some tosh manufacturer being able to afford that never mind arguably the most successful football team in the last 30 years. And as you'll notice, I'm not a United fan either.
#22
wow, its going to get hot in here

what a deal for a good branded player
#23
LOUGHBORO GUY
rubbish sharp very poor name walk away



Not sure I understand that comment :?

This Blu Ray player is good, sturdy and pretty well made. The firmware update irons out earlier playback problems and for 50 quid its a no brainer.....
#24
Dusty
Not sure I understand that comment :?

This Blu Ray player is good, sturdy and pretty well made. The firmware update irons out earlier playback problems and for 50 quid its a no brainer.....


I agree, while Sharp may not enjoy the same reputation as Panasonic and Sony they are a known brand and 50 quid is a deal.
#25
This player isnt too bad - Especially for £50.

Thanks to whoever mentioned the Firmware update to play Avatar - Just installed this. :thumbsup:
#26
BionicC
Is this the one that can be flashed with US firmware to play Region A discs? Could be a bit of a bargain if you fancy getting hold of any region-locked titles (I know there's a cheap unbranded player that can be made multiregion via a handset hack but from what I've seen there isn't much in the way of firmware support)


AFAIK the bush bd01 from argos is the one you're thinking of. there's a thread on avforums abot flashing it with the insignia firmware
#27
wolf359
AFAIK the bush bd01 from argos is the one you're thinking of. there's a thread on avforums abot flashing it with the insignia firmware


Ah, I checked it out and it's the previous model of this (HP20) that can definitely be flashed with US firmware; I couldn't find anything conclusive about this model. Thanks for the heads-up on the Bush one though!
#28
this was a very good comment thanks a bunch

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