- 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."
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.
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
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.....
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.
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.
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!
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.