Sharp BD-AMS10A Operation Manual

Sharp BD-AMS10A 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. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR This player can be used only where the power • The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS supply is AC 100–240V, 50/60Hz.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Electricity is used to perform many useful functions, but it can also cause personal Additional Safety Information injuries and property damage if improperly handled. This product has been engineered 14) Power Sources—This product should be operated only from the type of power and manufactured with the highest priority on safety.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Water and Moisture—Do not use this product near • Heat—The product should be situated away from water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or or other products (including amplifiers) that produce near a swimming pool;...
  • Page 6: Precautions

    PRECAUTIONS Precautions on viewing stereoscopic 3D images Precautions when cleaning this product • Do not view stereoscopic 3D images if you have a history of photosensitivity, heart • Turn off the main power and unplug the AC cord from the wall outlet before handling. disease or poor health.
  • 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 Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control ............ 22 Introduction Turning Off or Dimming the LED Light and Indications ..........22 Using AQUOS LINK ....................23 SAFETY / IMPORTANT INFORMATION .............. 1 Using 3D ........................23 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............. 2 Control Panel ......................
  • Page 9 Contents Settings What to do first: SETTINGS ......................42 Common Operations ....................42 Refer to “Getting Started” (page 5) to prepare for using this Basic Operation for Playback Setting ................ 43 player. Audio Video Settings ....................44 Smart Settings ......................45 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 (page 25) compatible with BD-LIVE.
  • 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

    About Media Types The following Audio CD discs cannot be played. You may experience one or more of the following Discs that Cannot Be Used with • Discs containing a signal for the purpose of protecting symptoms when playing files. This Player copyrights (copy control signal) may not be played back •...
  • Page 13: About Disc Contents

    About Media Types About files/folders for Still images (JPEG File and folder requirements About Disc Contents • The discs or USB devices which this player can play files) and audio data (MP3 files) back (recognise) are limited to the following properties: You can play still images (JPEG files) /audio data Contains EXIF format files (only JPEG files) BD Video...
  • 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 Be Careful of Scratches and Dust • is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing to clean the lens.
  • Page 16: Major Components

    Major Components Main Unit (Front) Main Unit (Rear) 8 Remote control sensor (page 20) Disc tray (page 25) AC IN terminal (page 20) 2 OPEN/CLOSE (page 25) 9 Front panel display (page 21) 2 HDMI OUT terminal (page 16) 3 d PLAY (page 25) •...
  • Page 17: Remote Control Unit

    Major Components Remote Control Unit B (Power) (page 21) O V FWD (page 37) 2 m OPEN/CLOSE (page 25) P S REV (page 37) 3 AUDIO (p. 39), SUBTITLE (page 39) A H STOP (page 25) 4 Number buttons (page 41) SPOP-UP MENU (page 27) 5 REPEAT (page 38) D n RETURN (pages 33, 35, 36, 38)
  • Page 18: Connection

    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 44). (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 45) 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

    • To update the software via the Internet, perform Software Update Settings. (Pages 51–52) LAN cable Internet Modem Broadband router 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.
  • Page 22: 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 or excessive humidity. Plug the supplied AC cord into the AC IN terminal on •...
  • Page 23: 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 24: 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 25: 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 45).
  • Page 26: 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 FUNC.
  • Page 27: 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 28: 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 the BD/DVD video disc, so you may need to follow the video disc with a top menu, disc menu or pop-up instructions in the BD/DVD video disc manual or the menu.
  • Page 29: Using The Pop-Up Menu

    50 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. USB device • If a USB device is formatted on any equipment other This player is compatible with additional functions of than this player, it may be partially or totally unavailable.
  • Page 30: Use Of Picture In Picture Function (Secondary Audio/Video Playback)

    Video/Picture/Music Playback NOTE Use of Picture in Picture Function Virtual Package • Regarding playback method of BD-LIVE contents, (Secondary Audio/Video Playback) For BD-Video discs compatible with Virtual etc., perform the operations in accordance with the instructions in the BD disc manual. Package, data is copied from the discs or Internet to BD-Video that includes secondary audio and •...
  • Page 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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 34: 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 35: 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 •...
  • Page 36: Audio Data (Mp3 File) Playback

    Video/Picture/Music Playback Press c/d to select “Music”, then press b or To return to the HOME screen, press HOME 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 37: 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) • When you select a folder, press ENTER to open it, and then press HOME or EXIT. and then press a/b to select a file in the folder.
  • Page 38: 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 39: 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 40: Repeat Playback Of A Title Or Chapter (Repeat 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 41: 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 42: 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 43: 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 Angle Number number when playing back an audio CD).
  • Page 44: Settings

    Settings SETTINGS Common Operations The “menu” enables various audio/visual settings Home screen display and adjustments on the functions using the remote control unit. You need to call up the On Screen Press c/d to select “Settings”, then press b or ENTER. Display to perform settings for this player.
  • Page 45: 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 Angle Mark Display ENTER.
  • Page 46: 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 47: 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 48: 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 49: 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 50: Communication Setup

    SETTINGS Press c/d to select “Settings”, then press b or Select “Next”, then press ENTER. Communication Setup • If selecting “Yes” in the step 5, go to the step 9. ENTER. Press c/d to select “Communication Setup”, Enter your DNS address. This allows you to perform and/or change the then press b or ENTER.
  • Page 51: The Operation Procedure For Inputting Characters Manually

    SETTINGS Repeat the step 3 to display all of the desired Press D (Blue) (Complete) to fix the numbers The Operation Procedure for numbers in the input field. which have been input. Inputting Characters Manually Example: The screen for inputting numeric characters IP Address NOTE Netmask...
  • Page 52: 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. • If a USB device is formatted on any equipment • If you want to delete only the unneeded software other than this player, it may be partially or totally Insert the USB device into the player’s USB...
  • Page 53: Software Update Settings

    SETTINGS Update process Software Update Settings When this player is turned on, the Internet connection starts automatically. In this player, the software version can be updated using either one of the following methods. • “Accessing...” blinks on the screen. • Auto Update from Network •...
  • Page 54: Manual Update From Network

    SETTINGS Press c/d to select “Settings”, then press b or Press ENTER to start updating. Manual Update from Network ENTER. Downloading latest firmware… Press c/d to select “Software Update This function allows you to perform the update Settings”, then press b or ENTER. yyyyyyyyyy Version : operation by accessing an Internet connection...
  • Page 55: Manual Update From Usb Memory Device

    SETTINGS When you insert or remove a USB memory device, Enter the 4-digit number using 0–9. Manual Update from USB Memory be sure to turn the main power off and make sure Device that “Quick Start” is set to “No” (See page 45). Enter 4-digit PIN code Insert the USB memory device with the update file into the USB1 or USB2 terminal on this...
  • Page 56 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 57: 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 58: Appendix

    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 Possible causes and solutions The player power cannot be turned on. •...
  • Page 59 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 60 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 37) •...
  • Page 61: 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. On-screen Error Messages The following messages appear on the TV screen in case of an error during operation.
  • Page 62: List Of File Formats Compatible With Usb Mode

    List of File Formats Compatible with USB Mode USB device USB Memory File system FAT/FAT32 Format Container/File extention Photo file format JPEG (.jpg) Music file format MP3 (.mp3) Format Container/File extention Video Audio Video file format AVI (.avi) MPEG4 SP MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer 3) DivX HD (.divx) MPEG4 ASP...
  • Page 63: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications are subject to change without notice. General Power supply AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption (Normal) 15 W (AC 240 V, 50 Hz) Power consumption (Standby) Approx. 0.2 W (AC 240 V, 50 Hz) (When “Quick Start” is set to “No”) Approx.
  • Page 64: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD (page 9) BD-ROM Disc menu (page 26) AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) BD-ROMs (Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Memory) This lets you select things like the subtitle language refers to a recording format (specification) for digital are commercially produced discs. Other than or audio format using a menu stored on the DVD video cameras which can record to a disc such as conventional movie and video contents, these discs...
  • Page 65 Glossary DVD upscaling (page 25) HDMI (page 16) Multi Angle (pages 39–41) Upscaling (upconverting) refers to a function of HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an This is a feature of DVD and BD video discs. In various players and devices that enlarge the image interface that supports both video and audio on some discs, the same scene is shot from different size to fit the size of the screen of video equipments...
  • Page 66 Glossary Region code (page 9) x.v.Colour Code identifying a geographic region of x.v.Colour reproduces a greater range of colour than compatibility for a BD/DVD. before, showing almost all of the colours that the human eye can detect. (Applicable for JPEG files Resume playback (page 25) only with this system) If you stop playback while it is in progress, the...
  • Page 67: 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 68: 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.
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