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BD-HP21 Firmware Update (v1.19)



Information

Manufacturer
Type
Version
Release date
Downloads
Sharp
Firmware
1.19
Oct 09, 2009
45990


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Description


This utility updates the BD-HP21 firmware to version 1.19.

Please read the firmware update instructions before updating.

If this firmware is out of date, please report about it here.

Changelog


New for 1.19

- We update the software update to version 1.19 [PN9062300] to improve playability
and correspond to the BDA certification. This update version also improves a
playback problem in the following BD disc. Oct.9,2009

New for PN9022700

- This Firmware Update improves playback of BD music and movie discs with and
without BD-Live features.

New for PN8091201

- This Firmware Update improves playback of BD movie titles such as the recently
released James Bond titles, as well as "Rolling Stones: Shine a Light."


Firmware comments


bruceleroygreen
  Dec 01, 2008
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Ignor the "Read Me" file that comes zipped with this update. It has some poor, convoluted instructions.

Just unzip the file and put the update file on a USB drive. Don't put the file in a folder, place it on the top level (root directory) of the USB drive. If you put the file in a folder the player wont find the update.
sixdeath
  Dec 03, 2008
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dont' understand??? my wall-e disk wont work before and after the update?? help me?
madd66
  Dec 08, 2008
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just got of the phone with sharp, this update won't fix the Wall-e problem they told me i would
have to wait for another update that could be a month away or more, this is my second sharp player i've had in less than a year.taking my back to were i bought it for a refund and buying the
Panasonic DMP-BD55 not to be a ass but when i want to sit down and watch a movie i want
to sit down and watch a movie not to have to deal with these problems
rayMond Blu-
  Dec 09, 2008
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I just got this player over the weekend and I can't seem to get any of my Blu-ray movies to work. So to update the player, I just need to download the firmware to a USB drive, correct?
madd66
  Dec 10, 2008
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correct, and than setting and update version
bosamar
  Dec 11, 2008
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I bought the HP21 yesterday and a The Dark Knight BD. The player would not play the BD even after the 11/6/08 software update. I called Sharp this AM, they added the movie to their "will not play" list and said they would call me back in a few days. What a letdown. This is my first BD player and my first experience with Sharp HDTV. I plan to purchase an "older" BD today and see if that one works.....
SSN720
  Dec 29, 2008
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I got on for Christmas w/ a "won't play" movie as my first. I took it back. Get the Pany BD35/55. You won't regret it!
mark.robe
  Jan 03, 2009
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I'm VERY disappointed with this player. Bought it about two month ago and have had three movies I
purchased don't play. Narnia upset me the most as my two kids were really looking forward to it.

I contacted Sharp and was told they are aware of the problems and that a firmware was forthcoming.
That was a month ago. Still nothing. Waste of $300......

Going to check out the Panasonic one mentioned above. I know that Costco has a Sony model. I
may look at it as well.
bruceleroygreen
  Apr 28, 2009
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If you have the Sharp BD-HP21, you cannot watch the Slumdog Millionaire BD until you get the March 13, 2009 update. I got the movie new and knew nothing was wrong with the disc, but it wouldn't play. After I updated the player with this new firmware, it worked.
arls
  May 02, 2009
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Does anyone have a list of which movies can be played on any Bluray?
Bluray_Dude
  Jun 29, 2009
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To all those who have previously posted to this thread, PLEASE update your SHARP BD-HP21 Bluray players to Firmware PN9022700. This should hopefully resolve most if not all of the problems with the Disney movies not playing. With this update I am now finally able to play both the Narnia movies 1 and 2. I went thru all of the bluray titles I have to date to make sure they all play on the SHARP BD-HP21 Bluray Player and they all do.

Below is the list of movies that do work on this Bluray player: Amadeus, Young Frankenstein, Transformers 1, Top Gun, Patriot Games, The Passion of the Christ, Hunt For Red October, Short Circuit 1, Purple Rain, Rambo 1, The Last Emperor, Kung Fu Hustle, King Kong (Peter Jackson), The Fugitive, Glory, A Few Good Men, Enemy of the State, Die Hard 2, Dark City, The Truman Show, Bruce Almighty, 8 Mile, CJ7, PIXAR's Cars, The Forbidden Kingdom, Disney's Pinocchio, The Princess Bride, Superman The Movie, Superman 2 - Richard Donner version, TMNT, and PIXAR's WALL-E.
rayoconnor
  Jun 29, 2009
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I've updated to Firmware PN9022700. I'm still having issues with certain Blu-Ray Discs. I just tried putting in Fool's Gold and only got 6 minutes into it before my first problem. I first encountered a problem when my wife wanted to watch Bride Wars and it just kept on getting more and more pixelated and eventually just stopped working therefore freezing the whole unit. I updated the firmware at that time and Bride Wars worked just fine. But I'm kind of tired of getting movies from Netflix just for them to NOT work..... I hope they get a new firmware out soon!
henryeb
  Sep 29, 2009
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I have the Sharp Blu ray HP21 and I tryed to update the firmwear and the website would not down load the Mar 2009 pn 9022700. can anyone till me way the site when I hit down load do not work.
rjhoeper
  Oct 11, 2009
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here is a link to the latest firmware for the hp21 http://www.sharp-idncservice.com/DesktopModules/SharpUSAModule/SharpUSA_dlViewFile.aspx?IDFile=8200&file=dvd_soft_HP21U_HP50U_PN9062300.zip&location=D:\index\SharpUSA\SharpUSAModuleFiles\dvd_soft_HP21U_HP50U_PN9062300.zip&From=SharpUSA
peewee
  Oct 15, 2009
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Hi there, does anybody know why after the software update i cannot play DVD's anymore?
Prem
  Nov 06, 2009
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umm... do you have to download the firmware into a USB key?? or how do you upgrade a blu-ray player
apeggie7
  Dec 25, 2009
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Just wondering if firmware available for HP21X? I onlyy see one for Hp21U,is it the same for both?
apeggie7
  Jan 08, 2010
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Is ther an update of fireware for BD HP 21?
Braindead
  Mar 25, 2010
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I still have one of these players - just finished updating the firmware but in a different sequence..

1) download zip file from "country of origin" - Canada, United States, etc

2) unzip file - it should have a .rvp extension, load into a usb as others have suggested - not in a file folder

3) Insert USB into blu-rau player as specified

4) Select setup - then select factory resets ( get a copy of owners manual), player will shut down, auto reset in progress - it automatically "pulls" info off the usb - asking you to select which update - select the new one. It will run the update exe.

5) Check your settings, etc....your done!
Plast
  Apr 01, 2010
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Braindead
I did exactly as you post. Nothing... Message : " Not file in USB device",but on computer I can
read it??????



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