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Sharp Intros Slimline 3D Blu-ray Player

Japanese electronics giant Sharp has launched the BD-HP90S, the company's first 3D capable Blu-ray player, that can be positioned either horizontally or vertically and is only 36mm thin, less than some laptops we've come across.

Indeed, users will even be able to wall mount the device - which sports a glossy finish - next to their existing television set although some may find that the blue Blu-ray 3D logo is somewhat distracting.

The player has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and is compatible with other DLNA devices which means that the BD-HP90S will be able to stream content seamlessly either locally or from online sources such as Youtube.

It will be available from November for a rather expensive £379.99 and will play a number of formats including DiVX, MP3s and JPEG; we're not sure whether this will be the case for more exotic files though.

The BD-HP90S also comes with the AQUOS Pure Mode function which sync the Blu-ray player with Sharp's own television range. Given that some quality Blu-ray players can be had for a quarter of the price and 3D content is quasi nonexistent, it is hard to justify spending that much on the BD-HP90S.