OPERATION MANUAL Introduction SAFETY / IMPORTANT INFORMATION Note: This Player can be used only where the power supply is AC 100–240V, 50/60Hz. It cannot be used elsewhere. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
SAFETY / IMPORTANT INFORMATION CE Statement: Hereby, SHARP Electronics (Europe) GmbH declares that the BD Player is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. The declaration of conformity may be consulted at: http://www.sharp.de/doc/BD-HP90S.pdf. This BD Player includes a Wireless LAN unit using 2.4 GHz wideband transmission system (transceiver), intended for use in all EU member states and EFTA countries.
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.
If the product is used for business purposes and you want to discard it: Please contact your SHARP dealer who will inform you about the take-back of the product. You might be charged for the costs arising from take-back and recycling. Small products (and small amounts) might be taken back by your local collection facilities.
Indicators on the Player ... 25 Language Setting ... 26 Changing the on-screen display language ... 26 Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control ... 26 TV function control ... 26 Turning Off the Indicator Lights... 26 Using AQUOS LINK ... 27 Controlling the Blu-ray disc player using AQUOS LINK ...
Contents Communication Setup ... 45–48 When using a LAN Cable ... 45 When using Wireless LAN ... 46–47 The operation procedure for inputting characters manually ... 48 USB Memory Management ... 49 Software Update Settings ... 50–52 Manual Update from Network ... 50 Manual Update from USB memory device ...
PRECAUTIONS Precautions on viewing stereoscopic 3D images • Do not view stereoscopic 3D images if you have a history of photosensitivity, heart disease or poor health. This may cause the symptoms to worsen. • If you experience any health problems such as fatigue and discomfort while viewing stereoscopic 3D images, immediately discontinue viewing.
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. 29) Enjoy stereoscopic and powerful 3D images This player can play 3D content from 3D compatible Blu-ray discs through an HDMI cable.
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...
BDMV/BDAV standards are used. If a playback issue occurs after purchase, please download the latest software version for your BD-player from the Sharp internet page or ask your Sharp-Dealer. This BD-player uses the latest technology available at the time of development and cannot guarantee support for future enhancements or changes to the standard.
About Media Types About files/folders for Still images (JPEG files) and audio data (MP3 files) You can play still images (JPEG files) /audio data (MP3 files) with this unit by making folder(s) on discs or USB memory devices as shown below. Example of a folder structure: Root 001.jpg/001.mp3...
Linear PCM Linear PCM is a signal recording format used for Audio CDs and on some DVD and Blu-ray discs. The sound on Audio CDs is recorded at 44.1 kHz with 16 bits. (Sound is recorded between 48 kHz with 16 bits and 96...
• Never use commercially available cleaning discs. The use of these discs can damage the lens. • Request the nearest service centre approved by SHARP to clean the lens. Warnings about dew formation • Condensation may form on pick up lens or disc in the following conditions: −...
“Communication Setup” (Pages 45–48). Step 3: Playing back video/picture/music content Play back video, picture or music content from the desired media source such as Blu-ray and DVD discs. Refer to Playback (Pages 24–40). Step 4: Adjust settings to suit your preference Adjust settings to enjoy various features and other functions for playing discs/content.
Major Components Main Unit (Front) Remote control sensor “Top” (p. 19) BD/DVD/CD mode indicator (p. 25) Disc slot (p. 29) EJECT (p. 29) Main Unit (Rear) Model label Cooling fan The cooling fan operates while the power to the Player is on. Terminal cover (p.
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 under the cover is useful when using with the number buttons. B (Power) (p.
Player setup location Removing and replacing the terminal cover Before connecting the player to a TV, the AC adapter, etc., remove the terminal cover on the bottom of the player. Remove the terminal cover on the bottom of the player. b Bottom side of the player Make the necessary connections to the player (pages 20–23, 25).
Player setup location This player can be used in a horizontal or vertical position depending on the installation location. Using the player in a horizontal position Remote control sensor “Front” Using the player in a vertical position Remote control sensor “Top” Remote control sensor “Front”...
Connection Video Connection Connecting to the HDMI Terminal • You can enjoy high quality digital picture and sound through the HDMI terminal. • When you use AQUOS LINK, make sure to use a certified HDMI cable. • For details on digital audio output formats (PCM/bitstream), refer to the digital audio output format selection table on page 52.
Audio Connection Connecting to the Digital Audio Terminal • You can connect audio equipment or the TV to the OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal. • For details on digital audio output formats (PCM/bitstream), refer to the digital audio output format selection table on page 52.
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 45–48) •...
• Set the wireless router/access point to Infrastructure mode. Ad-hoc mode is not supported. • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ wireless routers will operate with this player. After connecting • Perform the communication settings. (Pages 45–48) •...
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 Connecting the AC adapter Plug the AC adapter cord in to the DC IN terminal on the rear of the Player. Plug the supplied AC cord into the AC adapter. Then, plug into an AC outlet. AC adapter AC cord NOTE •...
NOTE • To select the DVD disc language, such as subtitle language, etc., see page 30. Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control The Universal Remote Control may operate the basic functions of the SHARP TV. TV function control TV Power: B •...
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.
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 20).
Video/Picture/Music Playback Loading a Disc/Ejecting a Disc POWER B EJECT Press B to turn on the power. Load a disc into the disc slot. • 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 DVD-R/-RW (VR format) / BD-RE/-R (BDAV format) Playback DVD-R DVD-RW BD-RE BD-R You can play back a recorded disc (DVD: VR format finalised disc only / BD: BDAV format disc only). • For a description of other playback functions, refer to ”Playback Functions”...
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 36–37. 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 11.
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 11.
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 Displaying the Audio Information You can display the audio information on the disc currently being played back by pressing AUDIO. • The displayed contents vary depending on the disc. BD VIDEO DVD VIDEO The audio channel currently being played back will be displayed.
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”.
This lets you set the digital audio output format according to the capabilities of the connected audio equipment. • To listen to the secondary audio of Blu-ray discs, select “PCM” or “Bitstream (Mix)”. • For details, refer to the digital audio output format selection table on page 52.
SETTINGS Smart Settings Auto Power Off This sets the Player so that power is automatically shut off if playback is stopped and you do not perform any operations for about 10 minutes. Item Yes, No Front LED If you feel that the indicators on the player are too bright when watching movies, you can turn them off except for the B (On/Standby) indicator.
SETTINGS PIN Code Setting This sets the PIN code for setting or changing the Parental Control Level. Item Yes: Enter the 4-digit number. NOTE • When you forget the PIN code, you can reset the current PIN code 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 (built-in). This setting is required to use BD-LIVE functions and software updates that connect to the Internet. CAUTION •...
SETTINGS When using Wireless LAN CAUTION • When a LAN cable is connected to this player, a wireless LAN connection is not available. To use wireless LAN, do not connect a LAN cable to this player. • When performing the wireless communication setup, security information for the wireless router/access point (WEP, WPA or WPA2 key) is required.
SETTINGS Select “Next”, then press ENTER. For testing after confirming the settings, select “Test”, then press ENTER. • If the test has failed, an error message appears. Retry to perform the settings after checking that the connection (page 23) is performed properly. Confirm your setting.
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. • Manual Update from Network • Manual Update from USB memory device 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.
The USB memory device must be clear of all files except software update data to allow new software uploading. To check for the availability of a software update, visit http://www.sharp.de/de. • When software update data is released, copy the data onto a USB memory device after downloading it to a PC.
• Interactive Audio: Interactive sounds will be heard when selected. Interactive Audio is different on each Blu-ray Disc. Press ENTER to start updating. • The screen becomes dark for a while until the update screen can be displayed. Please wait for the update screen to appear.
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.
Troubleshooting Picture Problem No picture. Screen freezes and operation buttons do not work. Widescreen video appears vertically stretched, or black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen. Square noise (mosaic) appears on the screen. Audio is not output, or images are not played back properly.
• 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 centre 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 Specifications are subject to change without notice. General Power requirements Power consumption (Normal) Power consumption (Standby) Dimensions Weight Operating temperature Storage temperature Operating humidity TV systems Playback Playable discs Region code Input/Output HDMI Digital audio optical output USB input ETHERNET AC Adapter Power requirements...
Specifications Wireless LAN (Internal antenna) Frequency band Modulation Transport power and Tx output power: sensitivity (Typical) Rx sensitivity: (Typical) Security Permit countries* Usage of this player’s wireless LAN is permitted for the countries listed. Draft 802.11n Radio: 2.4GHz 802.11g Radio: 2.4GHz 802.11b Radio: 2.4GHz Europe - ETSI 2.412 –...
(HD) video (for HDTV, etc.), and for storing large amounts of data. A single layer Blu-ray Disc holds up to 25 GB, and a dual-layer Blu-ray Disc holds up to 50 GB of data. Chapter number (pages 39, 40) Sections of a movie or a music feature that are smaller than titles.
Linear PCM Sound Linear PCM is a signal recording format used for Audio CDs and on some DVD and Blu-ray discs. The sound on Audio CDs is recorded at 44.1 kHz with 16 bits. (Sound is recorded between 48 kHz with 16 bits and...
(It may not work with some discs.) Title number (pages 39, 40) These numbers are recorded on DVD and Blu-ray discs. When a disc contains two or more movies, these movies are numbered as title 1, title 2, etc.
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