The model will have the largest storage capacity of any Blu-ray player thus far.
The 1-terabyte model, capable of recording 127 hours of high-definition digital programming, will go on sale December 1 in Japan for about $2,615 (300,000 yen).
Sharp also plans to offer eight more new Blu-ray recorder models by year's end in Japan in a bid to replace VCRs and conventional DVD machines.
The Osaka-based company said Wednesday it has no specific plans at the moment for overseas launch of these products.
Toshiba already offers an HD DVD recorder with 1 terabyte of storage.
Sharp, Sony and Matsushita Electric Industrial promote Blu-ray high-definition DVD technology, while Toshiba and Microsoft back the
Video rental chain Blockbuster, the largest U.S. provider of home movie entertainment, in June came out in favor of the Blu-ray format. But Viacom's Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG