BD-HP70U BLU-RAY DISC/DVD PLAYER The Spanish Quick Guide is on pages 76–79. La Guía Rápida en Español está en las páginas 76–79. OPERATION MANUAL...
OPERATION MANUAL • This Player is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product. • The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located on the rear cover. • This product contains a low power laser device. To ensure continued safety do not remove any cover or attempt to gain access to the inside of the product.
Indicators on the Player ... 22 Language Setting ... 23 Changing the on-screen display language ... 23 Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control ... 23 TV function control ... 23 Turning Off the LCD Backlight and Indications ... 24 Menu operation ...
Contents Settings SETTINGS ...48–62 Common operations ... 48 Basic Operation for Playback Setting ... 48 Audio Video Settings ... 49–50 Smart Settings ... 51 AQUOS LINK ... 51 Playback Setting ... 51–52 On Screen Language ... 52 Version ... 52 System ...
DEAR SHARP CUSTOMER Thank you for your purchase of the SHARP Blu-ray Disc/DVD Player. To ensure safety and many years of trouble-free operation of your product, please read the Important Safety Instructions carefully before using this product. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Electricity is used to perform many useful functions, but it can also cause personal injuries and property damage if improperly handled.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Water and Moisture—Do not use this product near water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like. • Stand—Do not place the product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod or table.
What would you like to do with this Player? Watch high quality movies on Blu-ray discs This Player offers full high-definition Blu-ray disc playback. Video/Picture/Music Playback (p. 27) Enjoy different kinds of media sources Use this player to enjoy video, picture or music content from various types of media sources such as DVDs, USB memory devices and via the Internet.
About Media Types Blu-ray Disc Blu-ray Disc is the ultimate next generation optical media format, offering the following key features: • Largest capacity (25 GB single layer – 50 GB dual layer) – with over 5 times the amount of content possible with current DVDs, particularly well suited for high definition feature films with extended levels of interactive features •...
About Media Types The following CD-RW/R discs cannot be played. • Discs on which data has not been recorded cannot be played back. • Discs recorded in a format other than an Audio CD and JPEG/MP3 file format cannot be played back. •...
About Media Types About Disc Contents BD Video Enjoy BD-specific functions including BONUSVIEW (BD-ROM Profile 1 Version 1.1), such as picture-in-picture, and BD-LIVE (pages 29–30). For the BD video discs compatible with BONUSVIEW/BD- LIVE, you can enjoy additional contents by copying the data from the discs or downloading it via the Internet.
• Never use commercially available cleaning discs. The use of these discs can damage the lens. • Request the nearest service center approved by SHARP to clean the lens. Warnings about dew formation • Condensation may form on pick up lens or disc in the following conditions: −...
Getting Started Step 1: Unpacking Make sure the following accessories are provided with the product. Remote control unit Page 13 and 21 Step 2: Selecting equipment to connect Connection varies with the equipment used. Refer to Connection (Pages 14–20). Turn off the devices before connecting. For using online services such as BD-LIVE, RSS, Netflix and YouTube To use the online services available on this player (BD-LIVE, RSS, Netflix or YouTube), after an Internet connection is made, communication setup is required.
Major Components Main Unit (Front) 5 6 7 Door flap BD/DVD/CD mode indicator (p. 22) USB2 terminal (p. 33) Disc tray (p. 27) POWER (p. 22) Main Unit (Rear) NOTE When you insert or remove a USB memory device, be sure to turn the main power off. Also, be sure to set “Quick Start”...
Major Components Remote Control Unit Buttons under the cover NOTE • This remote control unit is equipped with two ENTER buttons (5 and 31 listed above). The ENTER button is useful when using with the number buttons. POWER (p. 22) m OPEN/CLOSE (p.
Connection Introduction to Connections This Player is equipped with the terminals/jacks listed below. Find the corresponding terminal/jack on your video equipment. Using the supplied cable or commercially available cables, connect the video first. Then connect the audio. Video terminals/jacks on this Player Higher Quality Standard Quality Audio terminals/jacks on this Player...
Settings” – “Video Out Select”. (See page 49.) NOTE • When you connect the player to a SHARP TV with an HDMI cable only and the TV is turned on, the video output switches to HDMI automatically. (The above setting is unnecessary.)
Video Connections Connecting to the Component Jacks You can enjoy accurate color reproduction and high quality images through the component jacks. STEPS Be sure to turn off this Player and the equipment before making any connections. Firmly connect a component video cable (commercially available) to the component jacks (1 and 2). (Red) (Blue) (Green)
Video Connections Connecting to the Video Jack You can enjoy the images through the video jack. STEPS Be sure to turn off this Player and the equipment before making any connections. Firmly connect an AV cable (supplied) to the video jacks (1 and 2). (Yellow) To VIDEO output jack AV cable (supplied)
Audio Connections Connecting to the Digital Audio Terminal or Audio Jacks • You can connect audio equipment or the TV to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal or 2CH AUDIO output jacks. • See page 62 for information on the output of next generation audio formats. STEPS Be sure to turn off this Player and the equipment before making any connections.
Internet environment. NOTE • Use a LAN cable/router supporting 10BASE-T/100BASE- • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ hubs will operate with this player. Internet After connecting • Perform the communication settings. (Pages 53–56) •...
Set the wireless router/access point to Infrastructure mode. Ad-hoc mode is not supported. • SHARP cannot guarantee that wireless LAN adapters other than the supplied adapter will operate with this player. • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ wireless routers will operate with this player.
Playback Before Starting Playback Loading the Batteries in the Remote Control Hold in the tab on the battery cover and pull the cover towards the direction of the arrow. Load the two “AAA” size batteries (R-03 size, UM/SUM-4). Place batteries with their terminals corresponding to the m and n indications in battery compartment.
Before Starting Playback Turning the Power On OPEN/CLOSE POWER BD/DVD/CD mode indicator AQUOS PURE MODE indicator POWER (ON/STANDBY) indicator Turning the power on Press POWER on the remote control or on the Player to turn on the power of the Player. NOTE •...
NOTE • To select the DVD disc language, such as subtitle language, etc., see page 28. Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control The Universal Remote Control may operate the basic functions of the SHARP TV. TV function control •...
What is AQUOS LINK? Using the HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), with AQUOS LINK you can interactively operate this player with your SHARP AQUOS TV. What you can do with AQUOS LINK When you connect this player to the LCD TV compatible with AQUOS LINK using an HDMI cable, you can perform the functions listed below.
• When loading a disc, this function sometimes cannot be displayed. • Please note that SHARP does not take any responsibility for the contents displayed with this function. Menu operation Press HOME to display the menu screen. •...
Before Starting Playback Control Panel This function allows you to operate this player using the TV remote control by displaying the control panel on the TV screen. • To operate this function, connect this player to a TV compatible with HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) using an HDMI cable (See page 15).
Video/Picture/Music Playback Loading a Disc POWER OPEN/CLOSE Press POWER to turn on the power. Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray. Load a disc on the disc tray. • Insert the disc with the label face up. • In case of disc recorded on both sides, face down the side to play back.
Video/Picture/Music Playback BD/DVD Menus • This section explains how to play back a BD/DVD video disc with a top menu, disc menu or pop-up menu. • The titles listed in the top menu and a disc guide (for options like subtitles and audio languages) are given in the disc menu.
Virtual Package data and the BD-LIVE data in the USB memory device. NOTE • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ USB memory devices will operate with this player. • Only USB memory devices formatted with FAT 32/16 are compatible.
Video/Picture/Music Playback BD-LIVE In this Player, a variety of contents with interactive functions are available through BD-LIVE compatible Blu- ray discs by connecting to the Internet. You can enjoy the download of bonus features such as latest movie trailers to the USB memory device, communication compatible BD-J interactive games, etc.
Video/Picture/Music Playback About Title List • The Title List can be displayed in two types, Thumbnail and Title Name. • Each time you press A (Red), the screen changes between Thumbnail and Title Name. Thumbnail Program 1 5/21 Fri 9:30 AM 110 Min. Program Program Program...
Video/Picture/Music Playback Audio CD Playback AUDIO CD This Player can play back audio CDs. • For a description of other playback functions, refer to “Playback Functions” on pages 42–43. Playback from the beginning Load an audio CD. • The CD screen is displayed. (The CD screen is displayed only when a compact disc recorded in the CD-DA format is inserted.) •...
Video/Picture/Music Playback Audio Data (MP3 File) Playback CD-R CD-RW DVD-R DVD-RW This Player can play back audio data (MP3 files) recorded on CD-R/RW discs, DVD-R/RW discs and USB memory devices. • For details on the audio data that you can play using this player, refer to page 8.
Video/Picture/Music Playback Displaying Still Images (JPEG files) CD-R CD-RW DVD-R DVD-RW This Player can display still images (JPEG files) recorded on CD-R/RW discs, DVD-R/RW discs and USB memory devices. • For details on the still images that you can display using this player, refer to page 8.
Video/Picture/Music Playback Playing back Slide Show To play back Slide Show, in Step 6 of the “Displaying Still Images (JPEG files)”, press d PLAY (Slide Show). • The still images inside the selected folder are played as a slide show. To pause the playback at any time, press F PAUSE.
If you don’t have a Netflix account Press a/b to select “no-start my FREE trial”, then press ENTER. The screen of this player shown on the TV Subscribe by visiting http://www.netflix.com/sharp from your PC. Press a/b to select “I’m now a member”, then press ENTER.
Video/Picture/Music Playback You will see the following window. • The activation code is displayed. The screen of this player shown on the TV Using your PC, visit http://www.netflix.com/activate, and then enter the activation code displayed in step The screen of the PC •...
Video/Picture/Music Playback Playing back YouTube content This player can play back YouTube video content streaming through the Internet. • To enjoy this function, make a broadband Internet connection (See pages 19–20), and then set the communication settings (See pages 53–56). •...
Video/Picture/Music Playback About the YouTube main page screen YouTube menu Search box Video list YouTube menu There are various options on the YouTube menu on the main page screen. Videos: Video content can be sorted in the following ways. Item Spotlight The featured video content list will be displayed.
Video/Picture/Music Playback About the playback screen When you select the desired video content on the video list, the playback screen appears and playback begins automatically. Title of the video content Playback screen Search box List of the related video content YouTube menu on the playback screen When you perform playback operations, use the playback controls on the playback screen.
(“ALPHABET”), numbers (“Number”) and signs (“Sign”). Character Set < alphabet > Press a/b/c/d to select a character/number, then press ENTER. Sharp BD Character Set < alphabet > Return/ Exit When you perform the following operations, press a/b/c/d to select the desired operation item on the screen, then press ENTER.
Playback Functions NOTE • Some operations in the following playback functions cannot be performed depending on the specifications of the disc. Fast Forward/Reverse (Search) BD VIDEO BD-R BD-RE DVD VIDEO DVD-R DVD-RW AUDIO CD The Fast Forward/Reverse function is enabled when G REV or J FWD is pressed during playback.
Playback Functions Repeat Playback of a Title or Chapter (Repeat Playback) BD VIDEO BD-R BD-RE DVD VIDEO DVD-R DVD-RW AUDIO CD Play back the title or chapter you want to repeat. Press REPEAT. Press a/b to select the type of Repeat Playback.
Playback Functions NOTE • Some operations in the following playback functions cannot be performed depending on the specifications of the disc. Displaying the Audio Information You can display the audio information on the disc currently being played back by pressing AUDIO. •...
Playback Functions Switching the Angle BD VIDEO DVD VIDEO If multiple angles are recorded, you can switch between them. Press ANGLE during playback. • The display indicates the angle number currently being played back. Each time you press ANGLE, the angle switches.
Settings During Playback Function Control BD VIDEO BD-R BD-RE DVD VIDEO DVD-R DVD-RW AUDIO CD This allows you to adjust various settings at once, like subtitles, angle settings and the title selection for Direct Playback. You can adjust the video and audio to suit your preferences.
Settings During Playback Functions which can be set Title/Track Number (Direct Title/Track Skip) • Shows the title number being played back (or track number when playing back an audio CD). You can skip to the start of the title (or track). •...
Settings SETTINGS Common operations The “menu” enables various audio/visual settings and adjustments on the functions using the remote control unit. You need to call up the On Screen Display to perform settings for this player. The following is the explanation for the basic operations of the “menu”.
SETTINGS Audio Video Settings TV Aspect Ratio You can set the screen aspect ratio of the connected TV, and adjust the video output. If you switch your TV (i.e. because you have bought a new one) and the screen aspect ratio of the connected TV changes, you will have to change the “TV Aspect Ratio”...
SETTINGS Secondary Audio This toggles the clicking sound on the menu and audio with secondary video in picture in picture mode for BD-Video. • Select “Off” when enjoying the high quality sounds of BD- Video. Item On, Off Audio Out You can set the audio output when connecting to SURROUND equipment.
SETTINGS Smart Settings Quick Start This turns the Quick Start function on and off. When the Quick Start function is on: • The startup time of the Player is reduced. • However, power consumption will increase. When the Quick Start function is off: •...
SETTINGS Password Setting This sets the password for setting or changing the Parental Control Level. Item Yes: Enter the 4-digit number. NOTE • When you forget the password, you can reset the current password using “System Reset” under “Settings”. (See this page.) •...
SETTINGS Communication Setup This allows you to perform and/or change the communication settings and select the type of Internet connection from Cable or Wireless. This setting is required to use BD-LIVE functions, the RSS reader function, Netflix, YouTube and software updates that connect to the Internet.
SETTINGS For setting the proxy server, press c/d to select “Yes” or “No”, then press ENTER. Do you use the proxy server? Address Port Next • If selecting “Yes”: The IP address or proxy server name and port number for the proxy server specified from your Internet service provider are entered using the screen for inputting characters.
SETTINGS Press a/b to select “desired access point” or “Other Network”, then press ENTER. • For access points which are set to hide the SSID using the wireless router, select “Other Network” to set the access point. Select the access point. XXXXXXXXXXXX YYYYYYYYYYYY Other Network...
SETTINGS The operation procedure for inputting characters manually NOTE • Numeric characters such as IP address can be entered on the input screen either by selecting each of the characters in the “Numeric” mode or using the Number buttons on the remote control.
− Using a USB extension cable may prevent the player from performing correctly. NOTE: • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ USB memory devices will operate with this player. • Only USB memory devices formatted with FAT 32/16 are compatible.
SETTINGS Software Update Settings In this player, the software version can be updated using either one of the following methods. • Auto Update from Network • Manual Update from Network • Manual Update from USB memory device Auto Update from Network This function allows you to perform the update by accessing an Internet connection automatically to check if there is a new firmware version every time the...
SETTINGS Manual Update from Network This function allows you to perform the update operation by accessing an Internet connection manually to check if there is a new firmware version. NOTE • Make sure that the LAN cable or the wireless LAN adapter is connected to this player and make sure that the wireless router/access point is connected to the Internet if using the wireless LAN adapter.
To check for the availability of a software update, visit www.sharpusa.com/products/support/. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-BE- SHARP (800-237-4277). • When software update data is released, copy the data onto a USB memory device after downloading it to a PC.
SETTINGS During the data checking, “Checking” blinks. Now checking the data in USB memory device. Checking • The current version of this unit software and the version of the update file on the USB memory device are displayed. To update this player software with update file, select “Yes”, and press ENTER.
SETTINGS Country Code List USA / CANADA / JAPAN / GERMANY / FRANCE / UK / ITALY / SPAIN / SWISS / SWEDEN / HOLLAND / NORWAY / DENMARK / FINLAND / BELGIUM / HONG KONG / SINGAPORE / THAILAND / MALAYSIA / INDONESIA / TAIWAN / PHILIPPINE / AUSTRALIA / RUSSIA / CHINA Language List English / Français / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / Japanese / Svenska / Nederlands...
Appendix RS-232C port specifications RS-232C port specifications Using Custom Control Devices with this Player • When a program is set, this Player can be controlled from the custom control device using the RS-232C terminal. The power can be turned on or off (standby) and automatic programed playback is possible.
Troubleshooting The following problems do not always suggest a defect or malfunction of this Player. Refer to the problems and lists of possible solutions below before calling for service. Power Problem The Player power cannot be turned The Player power is turned off. Basic Operation Problem The remote control does not work.
Troubleshooting Picture Problem No picture. Screen freezes and operation buttons do not work. There is just audio with no video. Widescreen video appears vertically stretched, or black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen. Square noise (mosaic) appears on the screen.
• When the problem persists even after performing a reset, unplug the AC cord and plug it in again. If this does not solve the problem, contact the nearest service center approved by SHARP. Possible causes and solutions When the wired Internet connection is made •...
On-screen Error Messages The following messages appear on the TV screen in case of an error during operation. Error message Cannot play. Incompatible disc. Cannot operate. This USB memory is not formatted properly. Please format the memory in USB memory management. The Connected USB Memory cannot be used.
Specifications General Power supply Power consumption (Normal) Power consumption (Standby) Dimensions Weight Operating temperature Storage temperature Operating humidity TV systems Playback Playable discs Region code Input/Output HDMI Component video output Video output Digital audio optical output Audio output USB input ETHERNET RS-232C Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Glossary Ad-hoc mode (page 20) Ad-hoc mode is a wireless LAN communication format. This performs direct communication between equipment without an access point. (Ad-hoc mode is not supported.) AVCHD (page 7) AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) refers to a recording format (specification) for digital video cameras which can record to a disc such as 8 cm DVD disc and play back digital high definition images.
Glossary DVD upscaling (page 27) Upscaling (upconverting) refers to a function of various players and devices that enlarge the image size to fit the size of the screen of video equipments such as a TV. DVD video (pages 7, 27) A disc format that contains up to eight hours of moving pictures on a disc the same diameter as a CD.
Glossary Progressive format Compared to the Interlace format that alternately shows every other line of an image (field) to create one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire image at once as a single frame. This means that while the Interlace format can show 30 frames/60 fields in one second, the Progressive format can show 60 frames in one second.
The copyrights for the software components and various relevant documents included with this product that were developed or written by SHARP are owned by SHARP and are protected by the Copyright Act, international treaties, and other relevant laws. This product also makes use of freely distributed software and software components whose copyrights are held by third parties.
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Guía Rápida en Español (Spanish Quick Guide) Accesorios Unidad de mando a distancia Cómo instalar las pilas Presione en la pestaña en la tapa de las pilas y tire de la tapa en el sentido indicado por la flecha. Instale las dos pilas tamaño “AAA” (tamaño R-03, UM/SUM-4).
Guía Rápida en Español (Spanish Quick Guide) Conexión Cuando conecte este reproductor a un televisor, SHARP recomienda usar un cable HDMI o un cable AV (suministrado). Si aparece distorsión de la imagen en la pantalla (cuando se usa un cable HDMI)
Guía Rápida en Español (Spanish Quick Guide) Menú Configuración El menú Configuración está compuesto por varios menús en los cuales pueden hacerse diversos ajustes relacionados con idioma, funciones de audio, imágenes, etc. El siguiente ajuste es el proceso básico. Preparación: •...
Guía Rápida en Español (Spanish Quick Guide) Otras funciones de reproducción Las siguientes operaciones pudieran no estar disponibles dependiendo del disco/ contenido. Botones F PAUSE Pausa en la reproducción. Durante la pausa, pulse dPLAY o F PAUSE nuevamente para reiniciar la reproducción. •...