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Was £119.99 save over £50. Plus quidco. Only available for reserve and collect in store.
Immerse yourself in Blu-Ray high definition, with the Sharp BH-HP21H player producing the purest clarity like never before.
* Profile version 1.1
* upgradeable to BDlive-additional content
* Aquos link to operate with one remote
* 5times picture quality than standard def
* 7.1 suuround sound
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#1
FYI same price at Curry's to order online...obviously they are the same company
#2
I can assure you that this player is not upgradeable to BD Live, whilst at that price its pretty decent (I bought it 6 months ago from Makro on clearance for £57) it has no ethernet port.

I know it states it in the PC World listing, but that is definitely incorrect, the follow up model to this the BH-HP22 is profile 2.

Not a bad price though even though its profile 1.1, if you can live without the BD Live features, no DIVX and no known multiregion hack for DVD then its a well built no frills good quality Blu Ray Player, but certainly not one to replace any all singing, dancing multiregion DVD Upscaler. Only good in addition.
#3
cicobuff
I can assure you that this player is not upgradeable to BD Live, whilst at that price its pretty decent (I bought it 6 months ago from Makro on clearance for £57) it has no ethernet port.

I know it states it in the PC World listing, but that is definitely incorrect, the follow up model to this the BH-HP22 is profile 2.

Not a bad price though even though its profile 1.1, if you can live without the BD Live features, no DIVX and no known multiregion hack for DVD then its a well built no frills good quality Blu Ray Player, but certainly not one to replace any all singing, dancing multiregion DVD Upscaler. Only good in addition.


Can you not upgrade from Disk?
#4
bazzaric
Can you not upgrade from Disk?


As I state, it has no ethernet socket, you need an ethernet socket for BD Live, so if Sharp even did a firmware to upgrade it to Profile 2, it still does not solve the problem of it not being able to connect to your network.

The firmware is upgradeable by disk or USB on this unit by the way.

As I said the HP22 model is the replacement for this unit, that has an ethernet socket and is Profile 2.0 out the box.

6 months ago when I bought mine from Makro on clearance for £57 this would have been a hot deal, for now in light of recent sub £100 players such as the Sony 360 this is only a "fair price" for a well built no frills Blu Ray Player without any bells and whistles.
#5
you can upgrade via disk but the whole point of bd live is that it uses internet content to add extra features to the disks, hence it needs an ethernet port to access the net
#6
I read one review that said it could play hd-dvd, does anyone know whether it actually does?
#7
Excellent deal voted hot.
#8
:oops:

But if it plays HD-DVD, i'm having one
#9
Is the Limit still at HMV? For a tenner more, you get so much more for the machine.
#10
ramtec
I read one review that said it could play hd-dvd, does anyone know whether it actually does?


This one: http://www.dvdplayerreviews.org.uk/sharp-dvd-players/sharp-bhhp21h-dvd-player/
#11
ramtec
I read one review that said it could play hd-dvd, does anyone know whether it actually does?


No, if it did I would get rid of my Toshiba EP30.
#12
diGriz
Is the Limit still at HMV? For a tenner more, you get so much more for the machine.


Yes, far more in the way of features, but questionable in picture quality and build quality over this. All depends what you want, for £10 more the Sony 360 is definitely better than this.
#13
cicobuff
Yes, far more in the way of features, but questionable in picture quality and build quality over this. All depends what you want, for £10 more the Sony 360 is definitely better than this.


I understood it's another momistu rebrand like the curtis, tevion et al. If that's the case then picture and sound are perfectly fine. Curtis owner and looking at the Limit for the other room and linking an external drive with ripped HD discs. Not to mention multiregion dvd and blu.
#14
ramtec
I read one review that said it could play hd-dvd, does anyone know whether it actually does?


I suspect it reads as such but HD in this case will be blu. The Curtis player from Asda read the same way but doesn't recognise the discs, as expected. LG made the only combo iirc.
#15
diGriz
I understood it's another momistu rebrand like the curtis, tevion et al. If that's the case then picture and sound are perfectly fine. Curtis owner and looking at the Limit for the other room and linking an external drive with ripped HD discs. Not to mention multiregion dvd and blu.


Buy one if you want all the bells and whistles it offers, in that sense they offer great value, the same as the supermarket specials they have on DVD Players that play everything.

I guarantee though that build quality and chipsets are not the same as in a major brand player on any of these rebrands, they do not use the same quality audio and video DACS.

After seeing images of the Limit taken apart I can see its cheaply built, but its fine if you want a cheap player to do everything, but I guarantee that picture or sound quality would not match a major brand player.

The whole quality vs features argument, it depends what you want. My sacrifice is having too many players in my media cabinet to do all the jobs!
#16
cicobuff
Yes, far more in the way of features, but questionable in picture quality and build quality over this. All depends what you want, for £10 more the Sony 360 is definitely better than this.


Where can i get the Sony 360 for £80?
#17
ame2418;7680735
Where can i get the Sony 360 for £80?


Agreed - the only place I've seen is American
#18
ame2418
Where can i get the Sony 360 for £80?


soof2k
Agreed - the only place I've seen is American


You missed out by just over a week both Amazon and Play were selling them for £79.99 in fact Play was one of the hottest deals of the week, especially as in the initial run it came with a free Blu Ray film.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/583929/sony-bdp-s360-bluray-disc-player-79

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/584557/sony-bdps360-profile-2-0-blu-ray-pl
#19
and now Play is £130...bum!

C'est la vie I suppose...

Have reserved the Sharp - for a stand alone player, is it any good?
#20
soof2k
and now Play is £130...bum!

C'est la vie I suppose...

Have reserved the Sharp - for a stand alone player, is it any good?


As I already said, I have owned it for 6 months (clearance at Makro for £57) its fine for Blu Ray playback only, good sound and picture, but its a no frills player, and certainly at £69 doesn't offer as good value as it would have at that price 6 months ago.

No DIVX, No Ethernet socket so no profile 2.0 BD Live support, no known DVD multiregion hack, and not the best upscaler in the world.

If you have other players and just want a basic Blu Ray player and can sacrifice profile 2, it offers a good build quality and good picture and sound.

If you need more, then its worth waiting seeing that there have been some big brand profile 2 players for under £100, there will be more to follow.
#21
PC World are thick as 2 planks!

Common Interface YES A CI (Common Interface) slot can take a Top Up TV CAM, which in turn will allow insertion of the viewing card, making the new digital top up pay service available to you

Auto Tune YES Automatically tunes in all channels in the correct order on your freeview box

RF Loop Through YES Allows the TV signal to be input and then distributed out again

Is it a Bluray player is it a freeview box or is it both lol. Massively misdescribed, good reason to get one and if it's rubbish take it back for a refund based on the fact the tuner is missing lol
#22
simate
PC World are thick as 2 planks!



I think the whole Dixons Retail Group will be cacking themselves come Spring when Best Buy unleash themselves on these shores, both DSG and Comet have reasons to be very worried indeed.
#23
For the Geordies and the mackems these are available at both North Shields and Sunderland still.

:pirate:CJ:pirate:
#24
the sony s360 was £79 wasn't it at play? so maying £10 more for a much newer player with live makes a huge amount of sense! after getting my limit player for £50 i would not buy the sharp for £40.

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