Problems updating software on sharp bd hp20u

Posted by / 07-Jun-2020 11:01

Sharp distributes the firmware update as a ZIP archive.

After you download and unpack it you will have a file with a .

Updating the firmware on a Sharp BD-HP20U Blu-ray player using a USB stick and a Mac was not entirely straightforward for me.

The process is a bit brittle, so I’m documenting it in the hopes that I (and others) won’t waste so much time dealing with it next time around.

Once recent problem is the “incompatible disc” error that is becoming more common with the Sharp’s very popular BD-HP20U Blu-ray player.

When I purchased the Sharp BD-HP20U player in February of 2008, it was getting rave reviews as one of the best Blu-ray players under 0.

If for any reason there are any regular files (files whose names do not begin with a dot) besides the firmware update, they should be remove as well.

Finally, unmount the USB device: When this completes the USB device can be safely unplugged from your Mac.

See the This command will verbosely remove any hidden files.

Blu-ray technology clearly won the battle for high definition DVD movie dominance.

But Blu-ray technology continues to evolve, and as it does, new issues pop up.

Plug it into your Blu-ray player and follow the operating manual instructions for applying firmware updates.

At the time of this writing the operating manual for the HP-BD20U is available here.

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