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Sharp BD-AMS20U Operation Manual

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  • Page 3: Safety Information

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INFORMATION The following statement applies to BD-AMS20U only. FCC Compliance Statement This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 18) Damage Requiring Service—Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a) When the AC cord or plug is damaged, b) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product, c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water, d) If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions.
  • Page 6: Precautions

    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.
  • Page 7: Dear Sharp Customer

    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. Getting Started Step 1: Unpacking Make sure the following accessories are provided with the product.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Indicators on the Player ... 22 About the Home screen ... 22 Language Setting ... 23 Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control ... 23 Turning Off or Dimming the LED Light and Indications ... 23 Using AQUOS LINK ... 24 Using 3D ...
  • Page 9 Contents Functions which can be set ... 42 Enjoying smartphone on the TV (for BD-AMS20U only) ... 43 Settings SETTINGS ... 44 Common operations ... 44 Basic Operation for Playback Setting ... 45 Audio Video Settings ... 46 Smart Settings ... 47 Playback Setting ...
  • Page 10: What Would You Like To Do With This Player

    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. 26) Enjoy stereoscopic and powerful 3D images This player can play 3D content from 3D compatible Blu-ray discs through an HDMI cable.
  • Page 11: About Media Types

    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 • Pristine picture quality with the capability for full high...
  • Page 12: Discs That Cannot Be Used With This Player

    About Media Types Discs that Cannot Be Used with This Player The following discs cannot be played back or will not play back properly on this Player. If such a disc is mistakenly played back, speaker damage may occur. Never attempt to play back these discs.
  • Page 13: About Disc Contents

    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 devices as shown below. Example of a folder structure (Disc): Root 001.jpg/001.mp3...
  • Page 14: Icons Used On Bd/Dvd Video Disc Cases

    About Media Types Icons Used on BD/DVD Video Disc Cases The back of the case of a BD/DVD that is commercially available usually contains various information about the contents of the disc. 1. English 1. English 2. Chinese 2. Chinese 16:9 DVD Video BD Video Audio tracks and audio formats...
  • Page 15: Important Information

    Cleaning the Pick Up Lens • 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 16: Major Components

    Major Components Main Unit (Front) Disc tray (p. 26) 8 Remote control sensor (p. 21) 2 OPEN/CLOSE (p. 26) 9 Front panel display (p. 22) • The elapsed time is displayed during 3 d PLAY (p. 26) playback. 4 H STOP (p. 26) • When skipping is performed, 5 POWER (p.
  • Page 17: Remote Control Unit

    Major Components Remote Control Unit POWER (p. 22) 2 m OPEN/CLOSE (p. 26) 3 AUDIO (p. 40), SUBTITLE (p. 40) 4 Number buttons (p. 42) 5 VUDU (p. 60) 6 T SKIP/k (pp. 30, 38) 7 U SKIP/l (pp. 30, 38) 8 F PAUSE (pp.
  • Page 18: Connection

    Connection Connecting to a TV/projector You can enjoy high quality digital picture and sound using an HDMI cable. (Only TVs/projectors with an HDMI terminal can be connected to this player.) When you use AQUOS LINK, make sure to use a certified HDMI cable. Be sure to turn off this Player and the TV/projector before making any connections.
  • Page 19: Connecting To An Amplifier/Av Receiver

    Connecting to an amplifier/AV receiver You can connect this player to an amplifier/AV receiver to enjoy digital surround sound. With this player, the audio connection can be made using either one of the following methods depending on the capabilities of the amplifier/AV receiver you connect.
  • Page 20: Connecting To A Usb Device

    Turn on the power of the USB HDD. Press POWER to turn on the power of this player. CAUTION • SHARP cannot guarantee breakdown or malfunction of a USB HDD, or loss of the stored data in a USB HDD caused by connecting to other equipment. NOTE • Make sure to use a USB device supporting USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbps).
  • Page 21: Broadband Internet Connection

    Commercially available NOTE • Use a LAN cable/router supporting 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX. • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ broadband routers will operate with this player. After connecting • Perform the communication settings. (Pages 50–53) • When enjoying BD-LIVE functions, see pages 29 and 48.
  • Page 22: Wireless Connection (Wireless Lan)

    • SHARP cannot guarantee that wireless LAN adapters other than the VR-WL25 adapter (supplied with BD-AMS20U only) will operate with this player. • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ wireless routers will operate with this player. After connecting • Perform the communication settings. (Pages 50–53) • When enjoying BD-LIVE functions, see pages 29 and 48.
  • Page 23: Playback

    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 24: Turning The Power On

    Before Starting Playback Turning the Power On 1 POWER button 2 POWER (ON/STANDBY) indicator 3 BD/DVD/CD mode indicator 4 Front panel display Turning the power on Press POWER on the remote control or on the Player to turn on the power of the Player. NOTE • When you turn on this player for the first time after purchase or when you turn on this player after you...
  • Page 25: Language Setting

    ENTER. NOTE • To select the DVD disc language, such as subtitle language, etc., see page 27. Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control The Universal Remote Control may operate the basic functions of the SHARP TV.
  • Page 26: Using Aquos Link

    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.
  • Page 27: Control Panel

    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 16).
  • Page 28: Video/Picture/Music Playback

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Loading a Disc OPEN/CLOSE POWER 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.
  • Page 29: Displaying The Disc Information

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Displaying the disc information Press DISPLAY during playback. • Each time you press DISPLAY, the display switches as follows. BD-VIDEO Disc Information screen A 1 / 1 / 1 1 00 : 00 : 12 : 12 : 28 00 : 00 : 12 Disc Information : 12 : 28...
  • Page 30: Using The Pop-Up Menu

    54 for erasing the Virtual Package data and the BD-LIVE data in the USB device. NOTE • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ USB devices will operate with this player. • Only USB memory devices formatted with FAT 32/16 are compatible.
  • Page 31: Use Of Picture In Picture Function (Secondary Audio/Video Playback)

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Use of Picture in Picture function (secondary audio/video playback) BD-Video that includes secondary audio and video compatible with Picture in Picture can be played back with secondary audio and video simultaneously as a small video in the corner. Primary audio/ Secondary audio/ video...
  • Page 32: Dvd-R/-Rw (Vr Format) / Bd-Re/-R (Bdav Format) Playback

    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 finalized disc only / BD: BDAV format disc only). • For a description of other playback functions, refer to “Playback Functions”...
  • Page 33: Playback By Selecting A Chapter

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Playback by selecting a chapter Press B (Green) while the Thumbnail screen is displayed. • The chapter screen is displayed. Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter • If you want to select additional chapters, f or switch pages by pressing • To return to the Thumbnail screen, press B (Green).
  • Page 34: Playback Using A Usb Device

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Playback using a USB device You can play back video, music and picture data stored in a USB device, including a USB HDD and a USB memory device. • Regarding playback of a music or picture file, see pages 35–36.
  • Page 35: Selecting/Deleting Files

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Selecting/deleting files You can select multiple files on the Title List screen to delete or copy all at once. When the Title List screen is displayed, press a/b to select the desired file or folder, then press B (Green). • A check mark is displayed next to the selected file or folder.
  • Page 36: Audio Cd Playback

    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 38–39. 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...
  • Page 37: Audio Data (Mp3 File) Playback

    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 devices or via a home network. • For details on the audio data that you can play using this player, refer to page 11.
  • Page 38: Displaying Still Images (Jpeg Files)

    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 devices or via a home network. • For details on the still images that you can display using this player, refer to page 11.
  • Page 39: Accessing Dlna Servers

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Accessing DLNA servers The player can browse and play movies, music and photos stored on your DLNA Certified media servers connected within your home network. About a home network This Player can display and play movies, photos and music content from your DLNA-compatible digital media servers (such as a PC and consumer electronics).
  • Page 40: Playback Functions

    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 d or e is pressed during playback.
  • Page 41: Repeat Playback Of A Title Or Chapter (Repeat 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 FUNCTION. • The Function Control screen is displayed on the TV. Press a/b to select the Repeat column, then press ENTER.
  • Page 42: Displaying The Audio Information

    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.
  • Page 43: Settings During Playback

    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.
  • Page 44: 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). • To skip to the start of a selected title (or track), press the Number buttons to enter the title (or track) number when this option is highlighted.
  • Page 45: Enjoying Smartphone On The Tv (For Bd-Ams20U Only)

    HML/HDMI INPUT terminal. Disclaimers Sharp does not provide any guarantee in regards to operational failures such as those described below when an MHL device is connected to this player. • No picture or sound • Some functions do not work during operation.
  • Page 46: 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 On Screen Display to perform settings for this player. The following is the explanation for the basic operations of the “menu”.
  • Page 47: Basic Operation For Playback Setting

    SETTINGS Basic Operation for Playback Setting Example: Setting “Parental Control” under “Playback Setting” Press c/d to select “Settings”, then press b or ENTER. Press c/d to select “Playback Setting”, then press b or ENTER. Press a/b to select “Parental Control”, then press d or ENTER.
  • Page 48: Audio Video Settings

    SETTINGS Audio Video Settings HDMI Video Out This sets the resolution of the video output for the HDMI terminal of this player. Normally set to “Auto” (factory preset value). Item Auto, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p NOTE • When the BD player is connected to a 1080p 24Hz compatible TV and the “HDMI Video Out”...
  • Page 49: Smart Settings

    SETTINGS Dynamic Range Control This lets you adjust the range between the loudest and softest sounds (dynamic range) for playback at average volume. Use this when it is hard to hear dialog. Item Normal: The same audio output range is played as the original recorded audio output range.
  • Page 50: 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 51: System

    SETTINGS 3D Mode This sets output of 3D images. To view 3D images, playback of 3D content (3D BD video) is necessary with a 3D compatible TV and 3D glasses in addition to this player. Item Auto: Video signals are output as 3D when 3D content (3D BD video) is played or as 2D when 2D content is played.
  • Page 52: Communication Setup

    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, video on-demand services (e-Contents), home networks and software updates that connect to the Internet. NOTE • Make sure that the LAN cable or the wireless LAN adapter is connected to this player and make sure that...
  • Page 53: When Selecting Wireless

    SETTINGS Enter your DNS address. Enter your DNS address. Primary Secondary Next • The primary and secondary DNS addresses are entered using the screen for inputting characters. (See page 53.) Regarding each of the setup values, confirm the specifications of your broadband router. Select “Next”, then press ENTER.
  • Page 54 SETTINGS Press ENTER, then enter the access point name. • The access point name is manually entered using the screen for inputting characters. (See page 53.) Enter the access point name. Access Point: Next Select “Next”, then press ENTER. Press a/b to select your appropriate security key, then press ENTER.
  • Page 55: 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. IP Address Netmask Gateway...
  • Page 56: Usb (Hdd/Memory) Management

    − Using a USB extension cable and/or hub may prevent the player from performing correctly. NOTE: • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ USB devices will operate with this player. • Only USB memory devices formatted with FAT 32/16 are compatible.
  • Page 57: Software Update Settings

    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...
  • Page 58: Manual Update From Network

    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 • For methods such as downloading and copying to a...
  • Page 59 SETTINGS NOTE • Only USB memory devices formatted with FAT 32/16 are compatible. When formatting a USB memory device using a PC, perform the following settings. Format File System: FAT32 Allocation Unit Size: Default Allocation Size • Do not extract the firmware update file to any folders other than the root directory on the USB memory device.
  • Page 60 SETTINGS • If the USB memory device is not properly installed or the correct update file cannot be found on the USB memory device, an error message is displayed. Check the file on the USB memory device, and then reinsert the USB memory device correctly. Software update file is not detected in the USB memory device.
  • Page 61: Streaming Content

    Streaming content Playing back video on demand streaming content In this player, you can enjoy a variety of video on demand streaming content by connecting to the Internet. Video Music Picture e-Contents Settings Next VOD content VOD content Netflix • Instantly Watching Movies VUDU • Enjoying Movies and Internet Application YouTube...
  • Page 62: Enjoying Movies And Internet Application With Vudu

    Playing back streaming content Enjoying Movies and Internet Application with VUDU You can enjoy moves and Internet applications with VUDU. VUDU Movies is the leading HD on-demand video service. VUDU Movies is built into your BD Player and utilizes your existing Internet connection to deliver the highest quality on-demand video available today.
  • Page 63: Playing Back Youtube Content

    Playing back streaming content Playing back YouTube content This player can play back YouTube video content streaming through the Internet. • For more information about YouTube, see the YouTube website using a PC ( NOTE • Some video content may not be played back with this player.
  • Page 64: Appendix

    Appendix PC control of the Player (for BD-AMS20U only) • This player can be controlled from a PC using the • Use an ETHERNET cable (commercially available) or wireless LAN USB adapter for the connections. NOTE • This operation system should be used by a person who is accustomed to using computers.
  • Page 65 PC control of the Player Command list CONTROL ITEM COMMAND POWER ON* POWER OFF PLAY STOP TOP MENU UP a DOWN b LEFT c RIGHT d ENTER RETURN EXIT HOME POP-UP MENU SKIP K SKIP L The POWER ON command is available with IP control only when the power is off and Quick start is ON.
  • Page 66: Troubleshooting

    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 on. The Player power is turned off. Basic Operation Problem The remote control does not work.
  • Page 67 Troubleshooting Playback (Continued) Problem Video stops. The Player makes a snapping sound when starting playback or loading a disc. Picture Problem No picture. Screen freezes and operation buttons do not work. Square noise (mosaic) appears on the screen. Audio is not output, or images are not played back properly.
  • Page 68 Troubleshooting Sound Problem No sound, or sound is distorted. Audio is not output, or images are not played back properly. Network Problem Cannot connect to the Internet. Cannot download BD-LIVE contents. Possible causes and solutions • If the volume of the TV or amplifier is set to minimum, turn the volume up. • There is no sound during still mode, slow motion playback, fast forward and fast reverse.
  • Page 69: To Reset This Player

    • Since all settings including the language setting stored in memory are also reset when a reset has been performed, they must be set again. • 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 • Some TVs with wireless remote control capability may operate incorrectly when using the remote control of this Player.
  • Page 70: On-Screen Error Messages

    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.
  • Page 71: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications are subject to change without notice. General Power supply Power consumption (Normal) BD-AMS10U BD-AMS20U Power consumption (Standby) BD-AMS10U BD-AMS20U Dimensions Weight Operating temperature Storage temperature Operating humidity TV systems Playback Playable discs/media formats Region code Input/Output HDMI output HDMI (MHL) input (for BD-AMS20U only) Digital audio optical output USB input...
  • Page 72 Specifications Wireless LAN USB Adapter (for BD-AMS20U only) Product name Standard Host interface Frequency band Modulation Security Power consumption Dimensions Weight Information on Disposal for Users (private households) 1. In the European Union Attention: If you want to dispose of this equipment, please do not use the ordinary dust bin! Used electrical and electronic equipment must be treated separately and in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling of used electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Page 73: Glossary

    Although a BD- ROM may contain any form of data, most BD-ROM discs will contain movies in High Definition format for playback on Blu-ray Disc players. Blu-ray Disc (BD) (page 9) A disc format developed for recording/playing high- definition (HD) video (for HDTV, etc.), and for storing...
  • Page 74: Multi Audio

    Glossary DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential is a lossless audio compression technology developed for the next generation high definition optical disc format. DVD upscaling (page 26) 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.
  • Page 75 Glossary Netflix (page 59) Netflix is an online DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental service, offering rental-by mail and streaming instantly to Netflix unlimited members. Parental control (page 48) In some digital broadcasts and BD/DVD video discs, a control level for disc viewing is set depending on the age of the viewer.
  • Page 76: Network Service Disclaimer

    Therefore, any use of such third party content and services must be in accordance with any authorization or terms of use provided by such content or service provider. Sharp shall not be liable to you or any third party for your failure to abide by such authorization or terms of use. Unless otherwise specifically authorized by the applicable content or service provider, all third party content and services provided are for personal and non-commercial use;...
  • Page 77: About Software License

    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.
  • Page 78: Limited Warranty

    WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. The warranties given herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall be the sole and exclusive remedy available to the purchaser and only for the time periods set forth herein.
  • Page 79 (including lost profits or damages for loss of time or loss of use or loss of data) arising from or in any connection with the use or performance of a Product or a failure of a Product, even if Sharp is aware of or has been advised of the possibility of such damages;...
  • Page 80 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07495-1163 SHARP CORPORATION 12P02-CH-NG...

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