The player enables superior video quality with HDMI 1.3 digital output with x.v. color, and 1920 x 1080 video at 24 frames per second output, matching the playback of the original film. To further improve the image quality, the BD-HP52U incorporates Deep Color.
The BD-HP52U also features AQUOS Link, enabling a simple one-cable connection via HDMI to carry a complete digital audio and video connection between the HDTV and the BD-HP52U player.
The BD-HP52U features a next-generation audio format with full decoding. The player incorporates HQ Audio Circuits with an upgraded power supply that provides better sound and picture quality and delivers dynamic 7.1 Channel audio and true to life video. Surround-sound formats include Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio via HDMI digital output. The player also decodes Dolby Digital Plus, which provides optimum surround sound for appropriately equipped receivers.
With backwards compatibility, consumers can play their existing standard definition DVD library on the BD-HP52U. By optimizing standard DVD playback signals, the BD-HP52U can deliver better picture and sound quality. The player also features a JPEG viewer. Consumers can also record and playback high-definition digital camcorder video files with AVCHD. The BD-HP52U is also compatible with a wide range of formats including BD-ROM/RE/R, DVD Video, DVD-RW/R, DVD+RW/R, audio CDs and MP3 Audio files.
For added convenience, the BD player includes Sharps proprietary Quick Start feature for quick disc loading. For lower energy bills, both players feature low power consumption in both Power On mode and in Standby mode. The BD-HP52U also includes an anti-vibration chassis for stability and improved operation. The rigid chassis frame construction, combined with a dual-shield metal top cover, reduces the amount of vibration to the Blu-ray drive.
The BD-HP52U will be available in October for a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $379.99