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
- Oxygen-free copper cabling and anti-vibration technology
(Source) Sharp Japan