Sharp Blu-ray Home Theater in a Box
Joining the Sharp suite of
AQUOS-brand products, including the LCD TVs, and most
recently, Blu-ray players, the new AQUOS BD-MPC40 and BD-MPC30 include the main
unit, housing a Blu-ray player and amplifier, as well as five speakers and a
subwoofer. A high-gloss piano-black finish
on the main unit matches the styling of AQUOS TVs, accompanied by black wooden
cabinet speakers with the BD-MPC40, and black synthetic finish speakers with
BD-MPC30. The MPC30 speaker is pictured right. The MPC40 speaker is boxier with a black woodgrain finish.
The new AQUOS BD-MPC40 and BD-MPC30 reproduce 5.1
channels of surround sound and incorporate Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
surround sound capabilities for a true theater sound experience. The integrated receiver has an FM digital tuner, amplifier and Blu-ray player, and is housed in
a slim, stylish cabinet. The complexity of wiring your system is reduced thanks to color-coded terminals that will easily guide even the most entry level consumer during
The home theater system’s main unit
includes a Blu-ray player for full high-definition 1080p/24 Hz output and
supports BD-ROM Profile 2.0, also know as BD-Live, which provides a multitude of
interactive features through an Ethernet jack-enabled Internet connection. Users
can download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts,
trailers and multi-player interactive games, providing the consumer full access
to content otherwise unattainable. Additionally, the
Blu-ray player features AQUOS Pure Mode, which works with AQUOS displays to automatically sense the aspect
ratio of the Blu-ray title being played and optimizes the TV’s view mode.
The systems come with an HDMI 1.3
digital output that allows users to send the highest resolution video and audio
signals possible to an AQUOS TV via a single cable, allowing Blu-ray discs to be
viewed in complete digital 1080p/24Hz high-definition. Through HDMI 1.3, the
player supports x.v.Color, providing a wider color spectrum leading to more
The integrated Blu-ray player is
compatible with a wide variety of formats including BD-ROM/RE/R, DVD Video,
DVD-RW/R, DVD+RW/R, and Audio CDs. It is also compatible with standard DVDs and
is capable of upscaling them via HDMI to 1080p. There is no SACD or DVD-Audio support (nor would we expect it at this price).
connection between audio and video, the home theater systems include Sharp’s
built-in AQUOS LINK (Sharp's version of HDMI-CEC) feature that allows users to seamlessly control
HDMI-connected products in conjunction with their AQUOS TV, using a single
remote control. The remote also provides simultaneous Power On/Off of both the
AQUOS LCD TV and home theater system.
Pricing and availability
- The BD-MPC40 will be available this spring for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $799.99
- The BD-MPC30 will be available this spring for an MSRP of $799.99
For more information please visit www.sharpusa.com.
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