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BD-HP52U
BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER
OPERATION MANUAL

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  • Page 1 MODEL BD-HP52U BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER OPERATION MANUAL...
  • Page 3 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.
  • 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. 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. • Stand—Do not place the product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod or table.
  • 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/MP3 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 26). 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. 24) Door flap Disc tray (p. 24) 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. 24) AUDIO (p. 34), SUBTITLE (p. 34) Number buttons (p. 37) REPEAT (pp. 33, 34) T SKIP/k (pp. 27, 33) U SKIP/l (pp. 27, 33) F PAUSE (pp. 29, 33) 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 39.) 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 Blue Green...
  • 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 To VIDEO output jack To VIDEO input 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 50 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

    You can enjoy an RSS reader function and Netflix service via the internet. (Netflix service will be available with a software update.) • This player can update the software from Sharp’s server using the internet. • When using the internet, a broadband internet connection as shown below is required.
  • 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. NOTE •...
  • Page 23: Language Setting

    NOTE • To select the DVD disc language, such as subtitle language, etc., see page 25. 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: Rss Reader Function

    • 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. Press SETUP to display the Menu screen. • The same operation can be performed by pressing ENTER after selecting the Menu icon on the Wall paper screen.
  • 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. 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 27: 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 28: 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. • Only USB memory devices formatted with FAT 32/16 are compatible.
  • Page 29: Dvd-r/-rw (vr Format) / Bd-re/-r (bdav Format) Playback

    BD/DVD/CD 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 30: Playback By Selecting A Chapter

    BD/DVD/CD 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...
  • Page 31: Audio Cd Playback

    BD/DVD/CD 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 32–34. 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.) •...
  • Page 32: Audio Data (mp3 File) Playback

    BD/DVD/CD 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 7.
  • Page 33: Displaying Still Images (jpeg Files)

    BD/DVD/CD 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 7.
  • Page 34: Setting Slide Show Speed/repeat Playback

    BD/DVD/CD Playback Setting slide show speed/repeat playback Press D (Yellow) (Slide Show Menu) while the selection screen is displayed. • The setting screen for “Slide Show Speed”/“Repeat Mode Setting” appears. Press a/b to select “Slide Show Speed”, then press d or ENTER. Slide Show Speed Repeat Mode Setting •...
  • Page 35: Skipping To The Next Or The Start Of The Current Chapter (track/title)

    Playback Functions Skipping to the Next or the Start of the Current Chapter (Track/Title) BD VIDEO BD-R BD-RE DVD VIDEO DVD-R DVD-RW AUDIO CD CD-R CD-RW The Skipping (to the beginning of a chapter, track or title) function is enabled when T SKIP/k or U SKIP/l is pressed during playback.
  • Page 36: 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 a/b to select “Scene Selection”, then press ENTER.
  • Page 37: Playback Functions

    Playback Functions Switching the Angle BD VIDEO DVD VIDEO 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.
  • Page 38: 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 39: 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 40: 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 41: 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 42: Smart Settings

    SETTINGS Audio Out You can set the audio output when connecting to SURROUND equipment. This sets the audio output connected to SURROUND equipment. Item HDMI Output: Select this when you connect using HDMI OUT terminal. Digital Output: Select this when you connect using DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal (OPTICAL).
  • Page 43: Aquos Link

    SETTINGS AQUOS LINK This lets you set the Player to receive the control signal from the AQUOS LINK remote control via the HDMI cable. Item Yes, No NOTE • For details, refer to the operation manual of TV. • If “Component” is selected from the “Video Out Select” menu, AQUOS LINK is not available.
  • Page 44: 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, the RSS reader function, Netflix service and software updates that connect to the internet. (Netflix service will be available with a software update.) NOTE •...
  • Page 45 SETTINGS For the advanced setting (the setting of the Ethernet connection speeds), press a/b 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 46: 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 47: Usb Memory Management

    − 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.
  • Page 48: 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 the...
  • Page 49: Manual Update From Network

    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 is connected to this player. (See page 18.) •...
  • Page 50: Manual Update From Usb Memory Device

    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.
  • Page 51 SETTINGS • 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. Software update file is detected in the USB memory device. Start update? Current Ver.
  • Page 52 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 53: Appendix

    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.
  • Page 54: 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 The Player power is turned off. Basic Operation Problem The remote control does not work.
  • Page 55 Troubleshooting Picture (Continued) Problem 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 56: 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 The following messages appear on the TV screen in case of an error during operation.
  • Page 57: 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 58: Specifications

    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.
  • Page 59: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD (page 6) 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. 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.
  • Page 60 Glossary DVD video (pages 6, 24) A disc format that contains up to eight hours of moving pictures on a disc the same diameter as a CD. A single-layer single sided DVD holds up to 4.7 GB; a double layer single-sided DVD, 8.5 GB; a single layer double-sided DVD, 9.4 GB;...
  • Page 61: Glossary

    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.
  • Page 62: 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 64: Sharp Corporation

    SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07495-1163 SHARP CORPORATION Printed in China TINSEA166WJQZ 09P09-CH-NG <DRC1389-A>...

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