Sharp BD-HP17U Operation Manual

Sharp BD-HP17U Operation Manual

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  • Page 3 • 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. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. ENGLISH BD-HP17U...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Indicators on the Player ... 20 Language Setting ... 21 Changing the on-screen display language ... 21 Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control ... 21 TV function control ... 21 Turning Off the LCD Backlight and Indications ... 22 Using AQUOS LINK ...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    What would you like to do with this Player? Watching high quality movies on Blu- ray discs This Player offers full high-definition Blu-ray disc playback. BD/DVD/CD Playback (p. 23) Enjoying different kinds of discs and contents Use this Player to enjoy various types of optical discs such as DVDs and CDs that contain various multimedia content.
  • Page 6: Dear Sharp Customer

    DEAR SHARP CUSTOMER Thank you for your purchase of the SHARP Blu-ray Disc 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.
  • Page 7: Important Safety Instructions

    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. •...
  • Page 8: About Discs

    About Discs 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 •...
  • Page 9: About Discs

    About Discs 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 file format* cannot be played back. •...
  • Page 10: About Disc Contents

    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 (page 25). 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.
  • Page 11: Important Information

    • 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: −...
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Unpacking Make sure the following accessories are provided with the product. Remote control unit Step 2: Selecting equipment to connect Connection varies with the equipment used. Refer to Connection. (Pages 13–18) Turn off the devices before connecting. Step 3: Playing back discs Play back a Blu-ray disc after connecting the Player to your favorite equipment.
  • Page 13: Major Components

    Major Components Main Unit (Front) OPEN/CLOSE (p. 23) Flap door Disc tray (p. 23) ON/STANDBY indicator (p. 20) Main Unit (Rear) HDMI cable holder on the rear of the main unit This Player comes with a dedicated cable holder so that the HDMI cable does not place direct weight and stress on the terminal.
  • Page 14: Remote Control Unit

    Major Components Remote Control Unit POWER (p. 20) m OPEN/CLOSE (p. 23) AUDIO (p. 30), SUBTITLE (p. 30) Number buttons (p. 34) REPEAT (pp. 29, 30) T SKIP/k (pp. 26, 29) U SKIP/l (pp. 26, 29) F PAUSE (p. 29) d PLAY (p.
  • Page 15: Connection

    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...
  • Page 16: Video Connections

    Settings” – “Video Out Select”. (See page 36.) 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 HDMI cable unnecessary.)
  • Page 17: Connecting To The Component Jacks

    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). This Player (Red) (Blue)
  • Page 18: Connecting To The Video Jack

    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) Yellow To VIDEO output jack...
  • Page 19: Audio Connections

    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 44 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.
  • Page 20: Broadband Internet Connection

    Broadband Internet Connection Connecting to the ETHERNET terminal • You can enjoy a variety of contents with interactive functions by connecting to the internet when playing BD- LIVE compatible discs. Refer to pages 25 and 38 regarding further information on BD-LIVE functions. •...
  • Page 21: Disc Playback

    Disc 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 “AA” size batteries (R-06 size, UM/SUM-3). Place batteries with their terminals corresponding to the m and n indications in battery compartment.
  • Page 22: Turning The Power On

    Before Starting Playback Turning the Power On POWER ON/STANDBY indicator AQUOS PURE MODE indicator BD/DVD/CD mode indicator Turning the power on Press POWER on the remote control or on the Player to turn on the power of the Player. Entering standby Press POWER on the remote control or on the Player to enter standby.
  • Page 23: Language Setting

    NOTE • To select the DVD disc language, such as subtitle language, etc., see page 24. Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control The Universal Remote Control may operate the basic functions of the SHARP TV. TV function control...
  • Page 24: Turning Off The Lcd Backlight And Indications

    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 function listed below.
  • Page 25: Bd/Dvd/Cd Playback

    BD/DVD/CD Playback This section explains playback of commercially available BD Video and DVD Video discs (like movies), CDs, and recorded DVD-RW/R discs. 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.
  • Page 26: Bd/Dvd Menus

    BD/DVD/CD 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.
  • Page 27: Enjoying Bonusview Or Bd-Live

    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. • Do not use a USB extension cable when connecting a USB memory device to the BD STORAGE/SERVICE terminal of the player.
  • Page 28: Dvd-R/-Rw/Bd-Re/-R Playback

    BD/DVD/CD Playback DVD-R/-RW/BD-RE/-R Playback DVD-R DVD-RW BD-RE BD-R You can play back a recorded disc (DVD: VR format finalized disc only / BD: BDAV format disc only). NOTE • “Finalize” refers to a recorder processing a recorded disc so that it will play in other DVD players/recorders as well as this player.
  • Page 29: Playback By Selecting A Chapter

    BD/DVD/CD Playback Playback by selecting a chapter Press B (Green) while the Thumbnail screen is displayed. • The chapter screen is displayed. Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter • When seven or more chapters are displayed, switch pages by pressing KSKIP/k or LSKIP/l. •...
  • Page 30: Audio Cd Playback

    BD/DVD/CD Playback Audio CD Playback AUDIO CD 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.) • Playback may begin automatically, depending on the disc.
  • Page 31: Playback Functions

    Playback Functions BD VIDEO BD-R BD-RE DVD VIDEO DVD-R DVD-RW AUDIO CD NOTE • Some operations in the following playback functions cannot be performed depending on the specifications of the disc. Fast Forward/Reverse (Search) Fast Forward/Reverse functions when G REV or J FWD is pressed during playback.
  • Page 32: Partial Repeat Playback (Repeat Playback Of A Specified Part)

    Playback Functions Partial Repeat Playback (Repeat Playback of a Specified Part) DVD VIDEO DVD-R DVD-RW AUDIO CD NOTE • Some operations in the following playback function cannot be performed depending on the specifications of the disc. Press REPEAT during playback. Press c/d to select “Scene Selection”, then press ENTER.
  • Page 33: Switching The Angle

    Playback Functions Switching the Angle If multiple angles are recorded, you can switch between them. Press FUNCTION during playback. • The Function Control screen is displayed on the TV. Press a/b to select the Angle Number column, then press ENTER. BD-VIDEO 1 / 3 0 0 : 2 0 : 3 0...
  • Page 34: Jpeg File Playback

    JPEG File Playback CD-R CD-RW JPEG JPEG NOTE • This Player can play still images (JPEG files) that have been recorded on CD-RW/R discs. For details on the still images that you can play using this player, refer to “About the JPEG file format”...
  • Page 35: Settings During Playback

    Settings During Playback Function Control 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. The operations are the same for BD and DVD.
  • Page 36: Functions Which Can Be Set

    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). •...
  • Page 37: Settings

    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 OSD to perform settings for this player. The following is the explanation for the basic operations of the “Menu”.
  • Page 38: Audio Video Settings

    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”...
  • Page 39: Quick Start

    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.
  • Page 40: Playback Setting

    SETTINGS Playback Setting Parental Control This lets you set the Parental Control depending on the disc content. The available Parental Control Levels are shown below. The 4-digit password number needs to be entered before the Parental Control Levels and the Country Code are set.
  • Page 41: Communication Setup

    SETTINGS Communication Setup This allows you to perform and/or change the communication setting. This setting is required to use BD-LIVE functions that connect to the internet. NOTE • Make sure that the LAN cable is connected to this Player. (See page 18.) •...
  • Page 42 SETTINGS Select “Next”, then press ENTER. For the advanced setting (the setting of the Ethernet connection speeds), press c/d to select “Yes” or “No”, then press ENTER. • Normally select “No”, then press ENTER. • The Ethernet connection speeds can be set when you select “Yes”, then press ENTER.
  • Page 43: The Operation Procedure For Inputting Characters Manually

    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.
  • Page 44: Usb Memory Management

    − from performing correctly. NOTE: • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ USB memory devices will operate with this player. USB Memory Management The following instructions explain how to delete data such as the Virtual Package data and the BD-LIVE data in a USB memory device.
  • Page 45: Software Update

    USB memory device in advance using a PC. To check for the availability of a software update, visit 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.
  • Page 46 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...
  • Page 47: Appendix

    Appendix 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.
  • Page 48 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.
  • Page 49: To Reset This Player

    • 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. On-screen Error Messages Messages Relating to BD disc and DVD disc •...
  • Page 50: Glossary

    Glossary BDAV (Page 6) BDAV (Blu-ray Disc Audio/Visual, BD-AV) refers to one of the application formats used for writable Blu-ray discs such as BD-R, BD-RE, etc. BDAV is a recording format equivalent to DVD-VR (VR mode) of the DVD specifications. BD-J application The BD-ROM format supports Java for interactive functions.
  • Page 51: Glossary

    Glossary Interlace format Interlace format shows every other line of an image as a single “field” and is the standard method for displaying images on television. The even numbered field shows the even numbered lines of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the odd numbered lines of an image.
  • Page 52: Specifications

    Specifications General Power supply Power consumption (Normal) Power consumption (Standby) Dimensions Weight Operating temperature Storage temperature Operating humidity TV systems Playback Playable discs Input/Output HDMI Component video output Video output Digital audio optical output Audio output USB input ETHERNET Specifications are subject to change without notice. AC 120V, 60Hz 18 W 0.5 W (When “Quick Start”...
  • Page 53: Consumer Limited Warranty

    FROM STATE TO STATE. The warranties given herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall be the sole and exclu- sive remedy available to the purchaser and only for the time periods set forth herein. No other representations or prom- ises made by anyone are permitted.
  • Page 55 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07495-1163 SHARP CORPORATION Printed in China Impreso en China TINS-E176WJQZ <VRD1237-A> 09P03-CH-NG...

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