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If you go to sharp global web site, choose your country then go to downloads to download update, can be done for cd or usb stick, if you use cd version can burn to disk using nero 9 which is availble as free trail on net. then put disk in player and it will update on own. should correct problem

Sharp AQUOS... | Answered 2 days ago

Check your firmware version by turning on the blu ray player with no disc inside. Press the setup button on the remote control and choose settings. Choose version. You should have Version HU9071500. If you do not you will need to perform a firmware update. If you have the current version your drive might be bad and the unit would need to be repaired or replaced.

Sharp BDHP20U... | Answered on Mar 24, 2020

my sharp aquos will not play certaian blue ray I've exchanged the the disk a couple of time...are there any updates that I need

Sharp BD-HP21U... | Answered on Mar 23, 2020

You need to force the player to the the Top Menu of the disc.
The way to do this is: load disc, wait until it says "Reading Completed" (about 1 minute).

Wait for the PLAY icon ">" to show in the upper right corner (this may take up to 30-40 secs).

Once you see the ">" Hit the STOP button on the remote to get to the player's splash screen.

From the Sharp splash screen Hit the "Top Menu/Title List" button on the remote and wait for the circulating dots and then the disc menu appears.
Play the movie from the menu and you should be good to go.


Sharp BDHP20U... | Answered on Mar 17, 2020

I can't find a Sharp gi221-u remote control. Do you mean the Sharp GJ221-U? If so, the directions for using the Sharp GJ221-U remote control will be in the manual for a television that shipped with the remote. In this case, the GJ221-U came with several Sharp TV models, including the LC-43UB30U. The manual for the LC-43UB30U is available here: . The current link to the manual is .

The section on the use of the Netflix button (page 3-7, page 23 of the PDF) is extremely short. It is possible that pressing certain buttons will force the TV to change the current source. That will cause you to lose your place in Netflix, if the program isn't paused first. (I know that I can do this when I watch a program from my DVR and press a channel number button on the remote control.)

I hope this helps.

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Sharp Televison... | Answered on Mar 16, 2020

Sharp Televison... | Answered on Mar 13, 2020

Can you guys please elaborate on what the work-around was for this issue?

Sharp Aquos... | Answered on Mar 12, 2020

Sharp Televison... | Answered on Mar 09, 2020

It's main system memory fault. Check and replace it. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. faults & possible causes to LCD screen are given with illustrations. You can get an idea about the fault to an extent.

Sharp Televison... | Answered on Mar 08, 2020


Sharp Televison... | Answered on Mar 07, 2020

Those blinks [flashes] are fault indication (Error Codes). From the number of blinks occur at one time switch ON, you can get an idea about the faulty circuit section inside it. This will make repair easy. These are called blinking codes. Make sure about the exact number of blinking of the standby/power LED, by switching On & OFF the set, for at least two times. Count it carefully. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. It has details about blinking codes, and fault locating procedure, to many popular brand TVs and other devices.
Blinking codes details to many popular brand TVs are given. If blinks continue without any pause, the main board is faulty.
Counting of number of blinks to Philips TVs is entirely different to that of other brand TVs. It is not a direct count procedure. The site have details about how to count the number of LED blinks [Fault Codes] to Philips brand TVs are given; along with details of the faulty circuit location.

Sharp Televison... | Answered on Feb 28, 2020

What is the cheapest Blu-ray player that streams Netflix and YouTube?

Sharp BD-HP21U... | Answered on Feb 24, 2020

I too have the same problem with the DC-DC board on the Sharp AVC. But I didn't spend the $134 for a replacement board (MCM or Newark).
Instead, I used the reflow technique by placing the circuit board in the oven for 7 minutes at 475F. You need to cover the plastic header connectors (about 7 of them) with foils to protect them from direct heat (and melt). Take the board out of the oven and give a little pressure on all the ICs while the board is hot. Let it cool down and voila! The TV is working again...

Sharp Aquos... | Answered on Feb 23, 2020

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