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Sceptre X408BV-FHD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 656 reviews of Sceptre X408BV-FHD. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The usability and image quality also get good comments, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and remote control. There are mixed views on the reliability and sound.

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durability, remote control, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sceptre X408BV-FHD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sceptre X408BV-FHD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 481 user reviews of Sceptre X408BV-FHD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The sound and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the remote control, while many are less positive about the energy efficiency and durability.

price, image quality, sound, usability, design

durability, energy

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sceptre X408BV-FHD 39-Inch 1080p 60HZ LCD HDTV (Black)Sceptre X408BV-FHD 39-Inch 1080p 60HZ LCD HDTV (Black)

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: JEAN W. (newegg.com)

great sound still going strong after all these years

 

great price doesn't share my info thinking of getting another one

heavy

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Joseph L. (newegg.com)

Decent, but not great

 

I've been turned off on this brand due to the cons. I could live with everything else, but the ghosting is a show stopper for me. I gave it to my dad when his living room TV died and I was happy to see it go. He got a new TV for Christmas this year...

Bought in 2012 and it's still working after 3 years. Picture quality is ok, but not great. For the time, it was a great price for the size with multiple inputs. Works good as a monitor; I used on my HTPC. Some TV's have good panels for video, but suck...

Lots of ghosting, especially in dark scenes. Takes a long time to power on. Remote isn't bad, but not great. Buttons have a bit too much resistance. Speakers are total (expletive deleted); I expect more from built in speakers on a TV, as most people...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Works like a champ

 

It does qualify as a TV

This TV needs to stay out of stock and never restocked anywhere except for the recycling container. The Sceptre Customer Service representatives practice skeptical customer service practices. I'm done with this product. Next time I'm going to Best Buy...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Bobby G. (newegg.com)

Works like a champ

 

I was rarely used. I bought two of these because of this price

We rarely use this television and had it for just under 2.5 years. The other night my wife was watching it in the bedroom and the TV made a loud pop like a firecracker, and TV didn't have a picture anymore but it did have sound. The blue light was...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Bobby G. (newegg.com)

This TV is garbage

 

I was rarely used. I bought two of these because of this price

We rarely use this television and had it for just under 2.5 years. The other night my wife was watching it in the bedroom and the TV made a loud pop like a firecracker, and TV didn't have a picture anymore but it did have sound. The blue light was...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Bobby G. (newegg.com)

This TV is garbage

 

I was rarely used. I bought two of these because of this price

We rarely use this television and had it for just under 2.5 years. The other night my wife was watching it in the bedroom and the TV made a loud pop like a firecracker, and TV didn't have a picture anymore but it did have sound. The blue light was...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Keep it out of stock

 

It does qualify as a TV

This TV needs to stay out of stock and never restocked anywhere except for the recycling container. The Sceptre Customer Service representatives practice skeptical customer service practices. I'm done with this product. Next time I'm going to Best Buy...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Keep it out of stock

 

It does qualify as a TV

This TV needs to stay out of stock and never restocked anywhere except for the recycling container. The Sceptre Customer Service representatives practice skeptical customer service practices. I'm done with this product. Next time I'm going to Best Buy...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Chad H. (newegg.com)

Good, but slightly misleading

 

Good price for a TV of this size, but do realize there are better products and that this is best used in 1050p not 1080p.

Good price and plenty of ports to hook up different systems, PCs, etc. Has useful menu options for ratio control and a little bit of up-scaling control (I've seen better)

The TV can run things at 1080p, but turns out that it's native resolution is actually 1680x1050 and not true 1080p. Which means your video quality can be really messy. Running my PC through it at 1080 looks terrible, but running it 1050 looks great....

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: thechad (newegg.com)

Good, but slightly misleading

 

Good price for a TV of this size, but do realize there are better products and that this is best used in 1050p not 1080p.

Good price and plenty of ports to hook up different systems, PCs, etc. Has useful menu options for ratio control and a little bit of up-scaling control (I've seen better)

The TV can run things at 1080p, but turns out that it's native resolution is actually 1680x1050 and not true 1080p. Which means your video quality can be really messy. Running my PC through it at 1080 looks terrible, but running it 1050 looks great....

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Certification:RoHS, cTUV us, FCC
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Desktop stand: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (typical):5000:1
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):40
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:60
Noise reduction: Yes
Response Time:8.5
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 900, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):160
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):70

Ergonomics

Placement supported:Horizontal
Swivel angle range:-30 - 30
Swiveling:Y
Swivelling: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200

Management Features

On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

Desktop stand:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:9.8
Package height:28
Package weight:33.1
Package width:40.9

Performance

Parental Control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):160
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):70

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Number of tuners:2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.49
Depth (with stand):11.1
Height:22.8
Height (with stand):25.2
Weight with stand:26
Width:36.5
Width (with stand):36.5