Sharp announced a new Blu-ray player, the BD-HP52U, at CEDIA today, which will come out in October with a list price of $380. It has the standard suite of Blu-ray features, including onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Sharp is promising that premium streaming video content will be available on the BD-HP52U, but the company isn't ready to announce who the provider is until later in the month.-compatibility and
Unfortunately, that's all the information available; Sharp hasn't offered up an image yet for the new player. Regardless, it will be hard for the BD-HP52U to gain much traction against competitors like theand the , which offers up a wide array of streaming media content, along with premium features like 7.1 analog outputs, onboard memory for BD-Live storage, and Wi-Fi.