Sharp is finally launching a Blu-ray player in the US – for real this time. The Sharp Aquos BD-HP20U will be available this month with an MSRP of $549. It has full 1080p/24 output via HDMI 1.3. The unit has a Quick Start which allows you to be watching a Blu-ray movie in less than 10 seconds from a cold start – much better from some of the earlier BD units. More information at Business Wire.