Sharp BD-AMS10S Operation Manual

Sharp BD-AMS10S Operation Manual

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  • Page 3: Safety / Important Information

    OPERATION MANUAL ENGLISH Introduction SAFETY / IMPORTANT INFORMATION • This Player is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER WARNING: Note: product. This Player can be used only where the power TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR • The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located supply is AC 100–240V, 50/60Hz.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    The following statement applies to BD-AMS20S only. CE Statement: Hereby, SHARP Electronics (Europe) GmbH declares that the wireless LAN USB adapter (URCO-A002WJPZ) is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. The declaration of conformity may be consulted at:
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 17) Damage Requiring Service—Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer 18) Replacement Parts—When replacement parts are required, be sure the service servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the a) When the AC cord or plug is damaged, same characteristics as the original part.
  • Page 6: Precautions

    • When this player is connected to a wireless LAN network, transmissions between disease or poor health. This may cause the symptoms to worsen. the wireless LAN adapter (BD-AMS10S: VR-WL25, sold separetely/BD-AMS20S: • If you experience any health problems such as fatigue and discomfort while viewing supplied) and a wireless LAN compatible broadband router (commercially available) 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 Step 2: Selecting equipment to connect Make sure the following accessories are provided with the product.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Language Setting ....................... 23 Introduction Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control ............ 23 Turning Off or Dimming the LED Light and Indications ..........23 SAFETY / IMPORTANT INFORMATION .............. 1 Using AQUOS LINK ....................24 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............. 2 Using 3D ........................
  • Page 9 Contents Functions which can be set ................... 42 Enjoying smartphone on the TV (for BD-AMS20S only) ......... 43 What to do first: Settings Refer to “Getting Started” (p. 5) to prepare for using this player. SETTINGS ......................44 Common operations ....................44 Basic Operation for 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 Enjoy BD-LIVE functions through the Internet This Player offers full high-definition Blu-ray disc playback. This Player is compatible with BD-LIVE. You can enjoy bonus content such as movie trailers through the Internet when playing back BD-Video discs Video/Picture/Music Playback (p.
  • Page 11: About Media Types

    About Media Types Blu-ray Disc Recording Disc Media Format Recording Format Contents Disc Type Contents Format Size USB device DivX Plus® HD Audio + Video Blu-ray Disc is the ultimate next generation optical Region — Audio 12 cm (USB HDD, USB (H.264/MKV) (Movie) media format, offering the following key features:...
  • Page 12: Discs That Cannot Be Used With This Player

    Internet or e-mail). disc is mistakenly played back, speaker damage from the Sharp internet page or ask your Sharp-Dealer. You may experience one or more of the following may occur. Never attempt to play back these This BD-player uses the latest technology available at symptoms when playing files.
  • Page 13: About Disc Contents

    About Media Types File and folder requirements About the DivX Plus® HD (H.264/MKV) About Disc Contents • The discs or USB devices which this player can play file format back (recognise) are limited to the following properties: • DivX playback may not be available depending on the Contains EXIF format files (only JPEG files) DivX content and file.
  • Page 14: Title, Chapter And Track

    About Media Types Subtitle languages Title, Chapter and Track Icons Used on BD/DVD Video Disc This indicates the kind of subtitles. Cases Screen aspect ratio • Blu-ray discs and DVDs are divided into “Titles” Movies are shot in a variety of screen modes. and “Chapters”.
  • Page 15: Important Information

    • “BD-LIVE” logo is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc use of these discs can damage the lens. Association. • Request the nearest service centre approved by SHARP • is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Be Careful of Scratches and Dust to clean the lens.
  • Page 16: Major Components

    Major Components Main Unit (Front) Main Unit (Rear) Disc tray (p. 26) 8 Remote control sensor (p. 21) AC cord (p. 21) 2 OPEN/CLOSE (p. 26) 9 Front panel display (p. 22) 2 MHL/HDMI INPUT terminal (p. 43) ( for BD-AMS20S only) •...
  • Page 17: Remote Control Unit

    • Each time you perform this operation, the function is activated or deactivated. • If you try to operate the Player while the keylock function is set, “Hold” blinks on the front display panel to indicate that the keylock function is set. BD-AMS20S BD-AMS10S...
  • Page 18: Connecting To A Tv/Projector

    Connection Connecting to a TV/projector You can enjoy high quality digital picture and sound using an HDMI cable. (Only NOTE TVs/projectors with an HDMI terminal can be connected to this player.) • In this player, “HDMI Video Out” is set to “Auto” as a default (See page 46). (Normally set When you use AQUOS LINK, make sure to use a certified HDMI cable.
  • 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 NOTE sound. With this player, the audio connection can be made using either one of • When using an HDMI output, 7.1 ch Digital Output is available. the following methods depending on the capabilities of the amplifier/AV receiver •...
  • Page 20: Connecting To A Usb Device

    USB device (only if connecting a USB HDD). Also, be sure to set “Quick • SHARP cannot guarantee breakdown or malfunction of a USB HDD, or loss of the Start” to “No” (See page 47) before inserting or removing the device. If you insert or stored data in a USB HDD caused by connecting to other equipment.
  • 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-AMS20S 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) Wireless LAN •...
  • Page 23: Before Starting Playback

    Playback Before Starting Playback NOTE Loading the Batteries in the Remote Connecting the Power Cord • Do not subject the remote control unit to shock, water Control Plug the AC cord into AC outlet. or excessive humidity. • The remote control unit may not function if the Player’s Hold in the tab on the battery cover and pull the remote sensor is in direct sunlight or any other strong cover towards the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 24: Turning The Power On

    Before Starting Playback Turning the Power On Turning the power on Indicators on the Player Press B on the remote control or on the Player to B (On/Standby) indicator turn on the power of the Player. Green on Power on Red on Standby BD/DVD/CD mode indicator...
  • Page 25: Language Setting

    Before Starting Playback Language Setting Operating a SHARP TV Using the Turning Off or Dimming the LED Remote Control Light and Indications The Universal Remote Control may operate the If you feel that the indicators on the player’s front basic functions of the SHARP TV.
  • Page 26: Using Aquos Link

    Control), with AQUOS LINK you can interactively • When performing Fast Forward/Reverse, images are • In order to make AQUOS LINK available, set “AQUOS operate this player with your SHARP AQUOS TV. shown in 2D. LINK” to “Yes” (See page 47).
  • Page 27: Control Panel

    Before Starting Playback Control Panel Major functions of each button icon Control Panel This function allows you to operate this player using • Display the pop-up menu screen for BD POP-UP POP-UP TOP MENU the TV remote control by displaying the control video and the menu screen for DVD video.
  • Page 28: Video/Picture/Music Playback

    Video/Picture/Music Playback NOTE Loading a Disc BD/DVD Video Playback • The disc load time may vary depending on the disc. BD VIDEO BD-RE BD-R Regarding playback of BD video discs • Some of the newly released BD video discs cannot be DVD VIDEO DVD-R DVD-RW...
  • Page 29: Displaying The Disc Information

    Video/Picture/Music Playback NOTE Displaying the disc information BD/DVD Menus • The procedure explained on this page is the basic • This section explains how to play back a BD/DVD operation procedure. Procedures vary depending on video disc with a top menu, disc menu or pop-up the BD/DVD video disc, so you may need to follow the instructions in the BD/DVD video disc manual or the menu.
  • Page 30: Using The Pop-Up Menu

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

    • You can display secondary video from the disc menu. compatible BD-J interactive games, etc. • (BD-AMS10S only) To switch the secondary video, you can also press PinP on the remote control during • The available functions differ depending on the disc.
  • Page 32: Dvd-R/-Rw (Vr Format) / Bd-Re/-R (Bdav Format) Playback

    Video/Picture/Music Playback About Title List DVD-R/-RW (VR format) / BD-RE/-R Playback by selecting a title • The Title List can be displayed in two types, (BDAV format) Playback Thumbnail and Title Name. Load a recorded disc. • Each time you press A (Red), the screen changes •...
  • Page 33: Playback By Selecting A Chapter

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Playback by selecting a chapter Playback by selecting a Playlist Playback from the beginning or resume playback Press B (Green) while the Thumbnail screen is Press C (Yellow) while the Title List screen is displayed. displayed. When you play back the title from the Title List after •...
  • Page 34: Playback Using A Usb Device

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Searching by date Playback using a USB device Searching/sorting the titles Repeat step 1–4 in Searching by title name. You can play back video, music and picture data Press a/b to select “By Date”, then press Searching by title name stored in a USB device, including a USB HDD and a ENTER.
  • Page 35: Selecting/Deleting Files

    Video/Picture/Music Playback NOTE Selecting/deleting files Copying files/folders • Only files that are not copy-protected can be copied. You can select multiple files on the Title List screen You can copy file(s) or folder(s) stored in a USB • The following types of files can be copied. to delete or copy all at once.
  • Page 36: Audio Cd Playback

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Press a if playback does not begin Audio CD Playback Operation procedure for the automatically or playback is stopped. “Functions” menu To pause the playback at any time, press AUDIO CD Press D (Blue) (Functions) when the CD screen This Player can play back audio CDs.
  • Page 37: Audio Data (Mp3 File) Playback

    Video/Picture/Music Playback To return to the HOME screen, press HOME or Press c/d to select “Music”, then press b or Audio Data (MP3 File) Playback EXIT. ENTER. Press c/d to select “DVD/CD ”, “USB-1”, CD-R CD-RW DVD-R DVD-RW List of available buttons during playback “USB-2”...
  • Page 38: Displaying Still Images (Jpeg Files)

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Press a/b to select a folder or file. To return to the HOME screen, press c, Displaying Still Images (JPEG files) and then press HOME or EXIT. • When you select a folder, press ENTER to open it, and then press a/b to select a file in the folder.
  • Page 39: Accessing Dlna Servers

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Press a/b to select a DLNA server which you Accessing DLNA servers * Playing MKV files via Home Network want to access, then press ENTER or d. To play MKV files via DLNA server, you will need to •...
  • Page 40: Playback Functions

    Playback Functions Fast Forward/Reverse (Search) Pause/Frame Advance Playback BD VIDEO BD-R BD-RE BD VIDEO BD-R BD-RE DVD VIDEO DVD-R DVD-RW DVD VIDEO DVD-R DVD-RW AUDIO CD The Pause function is enabled when b is pressed during playback. (If you are playing back The Fast Forward/Reverse function is enabled when an audio CD, audio data [MP3 files] or still images d or e is pressed during playback.
  • Page 41: Playback

    Playback Functions Press ENTER. Press ENTER at the scene where you want to Repeat Playback of a Title or Example: Repeat playback of a title (TITLE) set the start point. Chapter (Repeat Playback) • “Set End Point” displays. BD-VIDEO Press ENTER at the scene where you want to BD VIDEO BD-R BD-RE...
  • Page 42: Displaying The Audio Information

    Playback Functions Press a/b to select the Angle Number column, Displaying the Audio Information Switching Subtitles then press ENTER. You can display the audio information on the disc BD VIDEO DVD VIDEO BD-VIDEO currently being played back by pressing AUDIO. If subtitles are provided in multiple languages, you The displayed contents vary depending on the disc.
  • Page 43: Settings During Playback

    Settings During Playback Press a/b/c/d to set, then press ENTER. Operation guide display Function Control • Operations vary depending on the setting. Follow Provides help on remote control button operations. the operation instructions on the screen. BD VIDEO BD-R BD-RE Press j or FUNCTION to close the Function control operation DVD VIDEO...
  • Page 44: Functions Which Can Be Set

    Settings During Playback Subtitle Language Functions which can be set • Shows the currently selected subtitle language. If subtitles are provided in other languages, you can Title/Track Number (Direct Title/Track Skip) switch to your preferred language. • Shows the title number being played back (or track number when playing back an audio CD).
  • Page 45: Enjoying Smartphone On The Tv (For Bd-Ams20S Only)

    TV. By connecting your smartphone to this • When a disc or USB device is inserted or played Sharp does not provide any guarantee in regards to back, stop playback, and then press HDMI to player with an MHL...
  • Page 46: Settings

    Settings SETTINGS Common operations The “menu” enables various audio/visual settings and adjustments on the functions using the remote Home screen display control unit. You need to call up the On Screen Display to perform settings for this player. The Press c/d to select “Settings”, then press b or ENTER. following is the explanation for the basic operations Press c/d to select “Smart Settings”, then press b or ENTER.
  • Page 47: Basic Operation For Playback Setting

    SETTINGS Press c/d to select the parental control level Basic Operation for Playback for DVD VIDEO, BD-ROM, and then select the Setting country code. Press ENTER after making each selection. Example: Setting “Parental Control” under “Playback Setting” Parental Control Press c/d to select “Settings”, then press b or Disc Language ENTER.
  • Page 48: Audio Video Settings

    SETTINGS This sets the audio output mode for DIGITAL Audio Video Settings Audio Out AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL terminal) when selecting “Digital Output”. You can set the audio output when connecting to HDMI Video Out SURROUND equipment. Item This sets the audio output connected to This sets the resolution of the video output for the Bitstream: SURROUND equipment.
  • Page 49: Smart Settings

    SETTINGS Item Smart Settings Dynamic Range Control On, Dimmer, Off This lets you adjust the range between the loudest Quick Start and softest sounds (dynamic range) for playback NOTE at average volume. Use this when it is hard to hear •...
  • Page 50: Playback Setting

    SETTINGS Playback Setting Disc Language (Disc Priority Language) PIN Code Setting This lets you select the language for subtitles, audio This sets the PIN code for setting or changing the Parental Control and menus displayed on the screen. Parental Control Level. This lets you set the Parental Control depending Item (Subtitle) Item...
  • Page 51: System

    SETTINGS System 3D Mode System Reset This sets output of 3D images. You can reset all settings to the factory presets. Version To view 3D images, playback of 3D content (3D BD Item video) is necessary with a 3D compatible TV and 3D When you select “Version”, the system software Reset, Not Reset glasses in addition to this player.
  • Page 52: Communication Setup

    SETTINGS Press a/b to select “Change”, then press Communication Setup Sets whether “Cable” or “Wireless” ENTER. is used for the network connection This allows you to perform and/or change the Setting the info. of the Ethernet communication settings and select the type of Press c/d to select “Settings”, then press b or [Current Setup] Internet connection from Cable or Wireless.
  • Page 53: When Selecting Wireless

    SETTINGS Enter your DNS address. The player scans all of the available access When selecting Wireless points and displays the points with the “Other Network” selection bar on the screen. Enter your DNS address. CAUTION • During searching access point(s), “Accessing...” appears on the screen.
  • Page 54 SETTINGS Press ENTER, then enter the access point Select “Next”, then press ENTER. Information on MAC addresses name. For testing after confirming the settings, select • The access point name is manually entered using “Test”, then press ENTER. A MAC address is a unique ID number for the screen for inputting characters.
  • Page 55: The Operation Procedure For Inputting Characters Manually

    SETTINGS Press D (Blue) (Complete) to fix the numbers NOTE The operation procedure for which have been input. • Press j (Del.Char.) to delete a number/ inputting characters manually character you have input. IP Address • To change a number/character you have input, press B NOTE (Green) (Left) or C (Yellow) (Right) to select the number/ Netmask...
  • Page 56: Usb (Hdd/Memory) Management

    Erase all contents on USB memory including protected contents. NOTE: • SHARP cannot guarantee that all brands’ USB devices will operate with this player. • Only USB memory devices formatted with FAT 32/16 • If you want to delete only the unneeded software are compatible.
  • Page 57: Software Update Settings

    SETTINGS Update process Software Update Settings When this player is turned on, the Internet In this player, the software version can be updated connection starts automatically. using either one of the following methods. • “Accessing...” blinks on the screen. • Auto Update from Network •...
  • Page 58: Manual Update From Network

    To check for the availability of a software update, Internet connection (pages 19–20) and communication settings (pages 50–53) are performed properly. visit • When software update data is released, copy the data onto a USB memory device after downloading it to a •...
  • Page 59 SETTINGS When you insert or remove a USB memory device, Enter the 4-digit number using 0–9. NOTE be sure to turn the main power off and make sure • Only USB memory devices formatted with FAT 32/16 are that “Quick Start” is set to “No” (See page 47). compatible.
  • Page 60 SETTINGS • If the USB memory device is not properly installed Press ENTER to start updating. When the software is successfully updated, a or the correct update file cannot be found on • The screen becomes dark for a while until the screen is displayed indicating that the update the USB memory device, an error message is update screen can be displayed.
  • Page 61: Streaming Content

    Streaming content Playing back video on demand streaming content In this player, you can enjoy a variety of video on Operational buttons for playback control Playing back YouTube content demand streaming content by connecting to the Item Internet. This player can play back YouTube video content Pause the video content.
  • Page 62: Appendix

    Appendix PC control of the Player (for BD-AMS20S only) • This player can be controlled from a PC using the Command format IP Control Setup Eight ASCII codes e CR • Use an ETHERNET cable (commercially available) or wireless LAN USB adapter for the connections. C1 C2 C3 C4 P1 P2 P3 P4 NOTE Command...
  • Page 64: 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 Possible causes and solutions The Player power cannot be turned on. •...
  • Page 65 Troubleshooting Playback (Continued) Problem Possible causes and solutions Video stops. • Has the Player been subjected to shock or impact? Are you using it in an unstable location? The Player will stop if it senses shock or vibration. The Player makes a snapping sound when starting •...
  • Page 66 Troubleshooting Sound Problem Possible causes and solutions No sound, or sound is distorted. • 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 38) •...
  • Page 67: 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 centre approved by SHARP.
  • Page 68: 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 Possible Error Suggested Solution Cannot play. • The disc cannot be played back with this Player. • Check the disc, and load it correctly. Incompatible disc.
  • Page 69: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications are subject to change without notice. General Power supply AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption (Normal) BD-AMS10S 15 W (AC 230 V, 50 Hz) BD-AMS20S 16 W (AC 230 V, 50 Hz) Power consumption (Standby) BD-AMS10S Approx. 0.2 W (AC 230 V, 50 Hz) (When “Quick Start” is set to “No”) BD-AMS20S Approx.
  • Page 70 Specifications Wireless LAN USB Adapter (for BD-AMS20S only) Product name Wireless LAN adapter (supplied) Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n Host interface USB 2.0 Frequency band Draft 802.11n Radio: 2.4GHz 802.11g Radio: 2.4GHz 802.11b Radio: 2.4GHz Europe-2.400 – 2.483GHz (channel 1–13) Modulation DBPSK @ 1 Mbps DQPSK@ 2 Mbps CCK@ 5.5/11 Mbps BPSK@ 6/9 Mbps...
  • Page 71: Glossary

    Glossary Ad-hoc mode (page 20) BD-RE (pages 9, 26) Disc menu (page 27) Ad-hoc mode is a wireless LAN communication A BD-RE (Blu-ray Disc Rewritable) is a recordable This lets you select things like the subtitle language format. This performs direct communication and rewritable Blu-ray Disc.
  • Page 72 Glossary DVD upscaling (page 26) HDMI (page 16) MP3 (pages 9–11, 35, 37) Upscaling (upconverting) refers to a function of HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an MP3 files are audio data compressed in the various players and devices that enlarge the image interface that supports both video and audio on MPEG1/2 Audio layer-3 file format.
  • Page 73 Glossary Progressive format Top menu (page 27) Compared to the Interlace format that alternately In a BD/DVD video, this is the menu for selecting shows every other line of an image (field) to create things like the chapter to be played back and the one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire subtitle language.
  • Page 74: Network Service Disclaimer

    Therefore, any use of such third party content and services must be in accordance with any authorisation 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 authorisation or terms of use. Unless otherwise specifically authorised by the applicable content or service provider, all third party content and services provided are for personal and non-commercial use;...
  • Page 75: 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 76: End Of Life Disposal

    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.
  • Page 77 SHARP CORPORATION SHARP ELECTRONICS (EUROPE) GmbH Sonninstraße 3, 20097 Hamburg, Germany 12P02-CH-NG...

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