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  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Loading the Batteries in the Remote Control ... 20 Connecting the Power Cord ... 20 Setting the Remote Control Code ... 21 Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control ... 21 Turning the Power On ... 22 Language Setting ... 22 Turning Off the LCD Backlight and Indications ...
  • Page 5: What Would You Like To Do With This Player

    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. 24) 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: Important Safety Instructions ... 4

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place the AC cord under the product or other heavy items. • • Turn off the main power and unplug the AC cord from the wall outlet before handling. Turn off the main power and unplug the AC cord from the wall outlet before handling.
  • Page 9: 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 10: About Discs .......................................... 7

    About Discs About the JPEG file format JPEG is a type of file format for storing still-image files (photos, illustrations, etc.). The Player lets you play JPEG format still-image files. ■ File formats that are not compatible. • Still images in formats other than JPEG (such as TIFF) cannot be played.
  • Page 11: About Disc Contents

    About Disc Contents BD Video • Enjoy Final Standard Profile functions (Page 25), such as picture- in-picture. The available functions differ depending on the disc. This is a new function of BD-Video that plays the primary video and secondary video simultaneously. For instance, the function is capable of playing the original movie as the primary video while playing video commentary from the film director on a small screen as a secondary video.
  • Page 12: 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 13: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Unpacking Make sure the following accessories are provided with the product. Remote control unit AC cord “AAA” size battery (g2) AV cable Step 2: Selecting equipment to connect Connection varies with the equipment used. Refer to Connection. (Pages 14–19) Turn off the devices before connecting.
  • Page 14: Major Components

    Major Components Main Unit (Front) 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 Main Unit (Rear) Using an external IR receiver with this Player If you prefer to keep your AV equipment in a closed cabinet, you can use an external IR receiver connected to the IR IN jack.
  • Page 15: Keylock Function

    Remote Control Unit Buttons under the cover Major Components POWER (p. 22) m OPEN/CLOSE (p. 24) TOP MENU, TITLE LIST (pp. 24, 26) DISPLAY (p. 21) Cursor buttons (a/b/c/d), ENTER (pp. 22, 34) EXIT (pp. 22, 34) A (Red), B (Green), C (Blue), D (Yellow) (pp. 27, 31) AUDIO (p.
  • Page 16: 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 17: Video Connections

    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.) •...
  • Page 18: 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).
  • Page 19: Connecting To The S-Video Or Video Jack

    Connecting to the S-video or Video Jack You can enjoy the images through the S-video or video jack. STEPS Be sure to turn off this Player and the equipment before making any connections. Firmly connect an S-video cable (commercially available) or AV cable (supplied) to the S-video or video jacks (1 and 2, or 3 and 4).
  • Page 20: Audio Connections

    Audio Connections Connecting to the Digital Audio Terminal or Jack You can connect audio equipment to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal or jack. STEPS Be sure to turn off this Player and the equipment before making any connections. Firmly connect an optical digital cable (commercially available) to the optical digital audio terminals or a coaxial digital cable (commercially available) to the coaxial digital audio jacks (1 and 2, or 3 and 4).
  • Page 21: Connecting The Audio Jacks

    Connecting the Audio Jacks You can connect audio equipment or the TV to the 2CH AUDIO output jacks. STEPS Be sure to turn off this Player and the equipment before making any connections. Firmly connect the AV cable (supplied) to the audio jacks (1 and 2). Audio equipment with audio jacks After connecting •...
  • Page 22: Disc Playback Before Starting Playback

    Before Starting Playback Loading the Batteries in the Remote Control Press down on the tab in the direction of the arrow to remove the battery cover. Load the two “AAA” size batteries (R-03 size, UM/SUM-4) supplied with the remote control unit.
  • Page 23: Setting The Remote Control Code

    3 types of remote control codes operate this Player: RC-1, RC-2 and RC-3. If you operate this Player by remote control along with another SHARP Blu-ray Disc Player or DVD Player placed next to it simultaneously, switching the remote control code (both the Player and remote control) to one of the signals (RC-1, RC-2 or RC-3) will let you operate only with this Player.
  • Page 24: Turning The Power On

    Before Starting Playback Turning the Power On 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 25: Turning Off The Lcd Backlight And Indications

    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 26: 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. Opening the front panel door This function indicates the front panel door can be opened/closed automatically. By opening the door, you can open/close the disc tray and operate the playback functions.
  • Page 27: Use Of Picture In Picture Function (Secondary Video Playback)

    Using the disc menu DVD VIDEO Example: Select “SUBTITLE LANGUAGE”. Press POP-UP MENU. • The disc menu screen is displayed. Press a/b to select “SUBTITLE LANGUAGE”, then press ENTER. • The screen for selecting the subtitle language is displayed. MENU 1 AUDIO LANGUAGE 2 SUBTITLE LANGUAGE 3 AUDIO...
  • Page 28: Dvd-R/-Rw Playback

    BD/DVD/CD Playback DVD-R/-RW Playback DVD-R You can play back a recorded disc (finalized disc only). Playback from the beginning Load a recorded disc. Press dPLAY. • Playback begins from title 1. Playback by selecting a title Load a recorded disc. Press TOP MENU.
  • Page 29: Audio Cd Playback

    Playback by selecting a PLAY LIST Load a recorded disc. Press TOP MENU. • The TITLE LIST screen is displayed. Press C (Blue), then press ENTER • The PLAY LIST screen is displayed. PROGRAM 1 5/21 9:30 AM 110 MIN. 1 PROGRAM 1 5/21 110 MIN.
  • Page 30: Playback Functions

    Playback Functions BD VIDEO DVD VIDEO 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. Example: When J FWD is pressed •...
  • Page 31: Partial Repeat Playback (Repeat Playback Of A Specified Part)

    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 32: Switching The Angle

    Playback Functions Switching the Angle 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. • “–” is displayed if a disc is recorded with only one angle.
  • Page 33: Jpeg File Playback

    JPEG File Playback CD-R CD-RW 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” on page 8. •...
  • Page 34: 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. Function control screen Playback status display Shows the operation status and the disc type.
  • Page 35 Functions which can be set Title Number (Direct Title Skip) • Shows the title number being played back. You can skip to the start of the title. • To skip to the start of a selected title, press the Number buttons to enter the title number when this option is highlighted.
  • Page 36: 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 37: Audio Video 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 38: Quick Start

    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 39: Front Display/Led

    FRONT DISPLAY/LED If you feel that the indicators on the Player are too bright when watching movies, you can turn them off except for the ON indicator. Item ON, OFF VERSION When you select “VERSION”, the system software version is displayed.
  • Page 40: Usb Memory Management

    SETTINGS USB MEMORY MANAGEMENT The following instructions explain how to delete data such as the Virtual Package data copied to a USB memory device. CAUTION • Do not remove the USB memory device or unplug the AC cord while the erase is being performed. Insert the USB memory device into the BD STORAGE/SERVICE terminal on rear of this player.
  • Page 41: Software Update

    USB memory device with the update file into the BD STORAGE/SERVICE terminal on this player. Regarding how to obtain the software update file, please call 1-800-BE-SHARP. CAUTION • Do not remove the USB memory device or unplug the AC cord while the software is being updated.
  • Page 42 SETTINGS 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. Do not unplug the AC cord. THE PICTURE WILL TEMPORARILY GO DARK UNTIL THE SOFTWARE UPDATE DISPLAY APPEARS.
  • Page 43: Appendix

    Appendix RS-232C port specifications RS-232C port specifications PC Control of this Player • When a program is set, this Player can be controlled from the PC using the RS-232C terminal. The power can be turned on or off (standby) and automatic programed playback is possible.
  • Page 44: 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. The Player power cannot be turned on. • Is the power cord firmly plugged into the AC outlet? •...
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting ............................... 42

    • 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 Error • Check the disc, and load it correctly.
  • Page 46: 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 7) A disc format developed for recording/playing high-definition (HD) video (for HDTV, etc.), and for storing large amounts of...
  • Page 47: Glossary ........................................... 44

    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 96 kHz with 24 bits on DVD video discs and between 48 kHz with 16 bits and 192 kHz with 24 bits on BD video discs.) MPEG-2...
  • Page 48: 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 S-Video output Video output Digital audio optical output Digital audio coaxial output Audio output USB input RS-232C...
  • Page 49: 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 51 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07495-1163 SHARP CORPORATION Printed in Malaysia Imprimé en Malaisie Impreso en Malasia TINS-D547WJQZ 08P07-MA-NG...