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Sharp to release first Blu-ray player before holidays

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jul 2007 15:09 User comments (4)

Sharp to release first Blu-ray player before holidays Today, Sharp announced that it will be releasing its first Blu-ray player in time for the holidays.
The player, the BD-HP205, which should hit by late fall had its preliminary specifications released along with Sharp's announcement. There will be 1080p output along with Dolby TrueHD decoding and 24fps and 60fps output capability.

The player will also support HDMI v1.3 and include analog 5.1 outputs as well.

A new addition Sharp is bringing to the table is a "Quick Start" feature which will load the Blu-ray disc seconds after it is inserted into the drive tray. Most current Blu ray player owners will agree that loading times can be horrendous.

There is no set retail price but we will keep you updated.

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4 user comments

16.7.2007 19:55

yaya blu ray

26.7.2007 23:49

man i wish someone would release a blu-ray/HD-DVD/Upconverting DVD player combo for around 400.00 bucks

37.7.2007 7:34

Why do they always leave out the pricing bit (as if it's somehow not very important to the matter)?

They can imply or make all the claims of 'cheap' they like but until they announce the actual price I'll maintain my scepticism, 'inexpensive', 'cheap' and Blu-ray are not terms that have sat together at all so far.

49.7.2007 21:00

This would be good due to the fact that it comes from a reliable source.

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