Contents

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Contents
Introduction 
Contents ..................................................... 2
What would you like to do with this 
Player? ...................................................... 3
DEAR SHARP CUSTOMER ....................... 4
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ... 4 – 6
About Discs .......................................... 7 – 8
About Disc Contents ................................. 9
Important Information ............................. 10
Getting Started ........................................ 11
Major Components .......................... 12 – 13
Connection
Introduction to Connections .................. 14
Video Connections .......................... 15 – 17
Connecting to the HDMI Terminal .......................... 15
Switching the video output between HDMI and 
Component video ................................................ 15
Connecting to the Component Jacks .................... 16
Connecting to the Video Jack ................................ 17
Audio Connections .......................... 18 – 19
Connecting to the Digital Audio Terminal ................ 18
Connecting the Audio Jacks .................................. 19
Disc Playback
Before Starting Playback ................ 20 – 23
Loading the Batteries in the Remote Control .......... 20
Connecting the Power Cord .................................. 20
Setting the Remote Control Code .......................... 21
Operating a SHARP TV Using the Remote Control ... 21
Turning the Power On ............................................ 22
Language Setting .................................................. 22
Turning Off the LCD Backlight and Indications ....... 23
Using AQUOS LINK ............................................... 23
BD/DVD/CD Playback ..................... 24 – 27
Loading a Disc ...................................................... 24
BD/DVD Video Playback ........................................ 24
BD/DVD Menus ..................................................... 24
Use of Picture in Picture function (secondary video 
playback) ............................................................. 25
Virtual Package ..................................................... 25
DVD-R/-RW Playback ........................................... 26
Audio CD Playback ............................................... 27
Playback Functions ......................... 28 – 30
Fast Forward/Reverse (Search) .............................. 28
Skipping to the Next or the Start of the Current 
Chapter (Track) .................................................... 28
Pause/Frame Advance Playback ........................... 28
Slow Playback ....................................................... 28
Repeat Playback of a Title or Chapter (Repeat 
Playback)............................................................. 28
Partial Repeat Playback (Repeat Playback of a 
Specified Part) ..................................................... 29
Switching Audio .................................................... 29
Switching Subtitles ................................................ 29
Switching the Angle ............................................... 30
Displaying the Angle Mark ..................................... 30
JPEG File Playback ................................. 31
Settings During Playback ............... 32 – 33
Function Control .................................................... 32
Settings
SETTINGS ......................................... 34 – 40
Common operations .............................................. 34
Basic Operation for PLAYBACK SETTING ............. 34
AUDIO VIDEO SETTINGS ...................................... 35
QUICK START ....................................................... 36
AUTO POWER OFF ............................................... 36
AQUOS LINK ......................................................... 36
PLAYBACK SETTING ............................................ 36
FRONT DISPLAY/LED ........................................... 37
VERSION ............................................................... 37
SYSTEM RESET .................................................... 37
USB MEMORY MANAGEMENT ............................ 38
SOFTWARE UPDATE .....................................39 - 40
Appendix
Troubleshooting ............................... 41 – 42
On-screen Error Messages .................... 42
Glossary ........................................... 43 – 44
Specifications .......................................... 45
LIMITED WARRANTY ...................... 46 – 47
The illustrations and on-screen displays in this operation manual 
are for explanation purposes and may vary slightly from the actual 
operations.
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