Sharp giving away free BD-HP21U Blu-ray player with most AQUOS HDTVs

With LCD HDTV sales expected to slow dramatically in the new year, it's no wonder that Sharp's playing the tried-and-true "Buy something, get something else free" card in order to shave down its presumably bloated AQUOS HDTV inventory. From now until January 31, 2009, anyone who purchases one of over a dozen AQUOS HDTVs will receive a Profile 1.1 BD-HP21U Blu-ray deck absolutely free; if you're after the next model up, you can opt for $300 off of the purchase of a BD-HP50U Blu-ray player. Curiously, there's no mention of where exactly this promotion is valid, but we get the idea that you'll have to buy from a Sharp authorized retailer and pay way too close to MSRP in order to qualify. Prayerfully we're dead wrong, but you can decide for yourself by checking the full print after the break.


MAHWAH, NJ December 19, 2008 – Sharp Electronics Corporation announces an exciting consumer program in support of its line of AQUOS LCD-TV and AQUOS Blu-ray player models. While supplies last, every customer purchasing one of the below eligible models during the program period is eligible for their choice of either a free BD-HP21U AQUOS Blu-ray player, or $300 off a BD-HP50U AQUOS Blu-ray player.

Eligible AQUOS LCD-TV Models
  • LC-65XS1U-S
  • LC-65SE94U
  • LC-65D64U
  • LC-52XS1U-S
  • LC-52SE94U
  • LC-52SE941U
  • LC-52SE941U-R
  • LC-52SE941U-G
  • LC-52D85U
  • LC-52D65U
  • LC-46SE94U
  • LC-46SE941U
  • LC-46SE941U-R
  • LC-46SE941U-G
  • LC-46D85U
  • LC-46D65U
  • LC-42D85U
  • LC-42D65U
  • LC-32GP3U-B
  • LC-32GP3U-W
  • LC-32GP3U-R

Sharp's LCD-TVs are always great gifts, and now they will be an even greater value, for a limited time only. The promotion began this week and ends January 31st, 2009.