Blu-ray from Sharp
Sharp is finally releasing a Blu-ray player, and they’re claiming it’s all their parts. Certainly a subtle, but perhaps unintended, dig at Sony. The BD-HP20 will ship this month for $549. It will do 1080p/24 and they claim it will go from off to picture in less than 10 seconds. I’ll believe that when I see it. Sorry for the crappy pic. When I do a booth tour later in the show, I’ll get a better one.
Surprisingly, there were no new projectors announced, though they did hint at two new 1080p models for CES. One was presumably a replacement for the XV-Z20000 and the other a lower cost model.