New Aquos Blu-Ray Players From Sharp

Sharp has unveiled a couple of new Blu-ray players led by the BD-HDW40. The main upgrade from last year is improved compression, going up to 7x, squeezing HD down to 3.4Mbps MPEG-04 AVC to fit up to 30 hours of HD on each disc.

The top of the line BD-HDW40 features:

  • 1TB of hardware storage
  • dual digital TV tuners
  • 1080p/60 output
  • BD-Live
  • Oxygen-free copper cabling and anti-vibration technology

(Source) Sharp Japan