Audio Performance Video Performance Features Ergonomics Value PRICE $5,000 AT A GLANCE Plus State-of-the-art wireless (WiSA) audio performance Includes full WiHD Wireless-HDMI link Substantial, very high- quality design High-res audio compatible—wirelessly Minus File-streaming feature not fully baked No mixed wired/wireless multichannel output No video processing on HDMI inputs Limited system control features THE VERDICT The SD-WH1000U is beautifully built and an outstanding A/V performer wired or wireless, but it’s not quite up to service as a full-system hub controller. Trundle down to your local big-box store, and you will find quite literally dozens of Blu-ray Disc players on offer, starting well under $50. Big ones, little ones, skinny ones, flat ones, cheap ones, and cheaper ones. None of these will be Sharp’s new SD-WH1000U, a Blu-ray player with a difference. Two differences, in fact: First, it has a jaw-slackening price tag of $5,000; second, Sharp’s design is wireless-centric, being the first WiSA-compatible player to appear, and one of the very first WiSA sources of any description.