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Sceptre Media Box

Sceptre Media Box
alaScore 73

15 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Sceptre Media Box. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Sceptre Media Box is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

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Consumer review (

ok media box


has plug-ins

it huge, the vent holes are to big so you get dust on the in-side board, not enough plug-ins

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

Bad Box?


You can purchase other LCDs of this size for around this cost. The media box gets HOT, we are talking 150 F + and I figure thats why it died. They could put a quiet fan in the box and it would help alot. I personally would not make this buy again, but...

Having the connectors away from the TV comes in handy, and I guess since the media box died I hope it didnt fry the TV so now I only have to ship the smaller part back.

It took the media box 1 week to get to me, but I had to wait 2 weeks for the LCD to see if it worked. So I had the TV and box a little over 2 weeks and then sparks came out of the back and it quit working. Contacted Newegg and since I had, had the box...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Great Value


Great value for a 42" 1080p absolutely no regrets.

Amazing pic, I prefer the sub unit with the A/V connections. 1080p playback is amazing. Cant beat the price. works great as a computer monitor through the hdmi on the dvi selection. Great resolution throughout.

If you plan on having your cables brought through the wall and having all your equipment in a closet youll have to fork out of some major money to get a custom made if at all possible, for the sub unit.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Update to Not Impressed


Overall Price with Monitor of course, and 1080p.

Sloppy workmanship.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Update to Not Impressed


64k Question - would I do it again? Probably, since you can't beat the price right now with comparable specs. Make sure you hook it up and check all the inputs before your 30-day non-refundable limit expires.

Overall Price with Monitor of course, and 1080p. Centralized inputs on the box make for less cumbersome cables to monitor, especially for wall-mounting. (Make sure 6' cable will suffice for this.)

Sloppy workmanship. Obviously no QA/QC down the assembly line. Video Signal was acting up (inverted) on all inputs - even HDTV cable via HDMI. I was ready to call Newegg, since I was passed my 30-day non-refundable limit date. I wasn't about to wait a...

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Poor Design & Workmanship


PIP requires separate non-digital signal. No HDMI to HDMI cable included. Remote Control is useless. Instruction Manual can be used in lieu of toilet paper.

Compact with all inputs in one place. Less cumbersome with cables away from LCD, but what's up with the three separate thick cables for Signal, Inverter and IR connections to the LCD? A single cable should've sufficed

Mandatory with LCD. It's bigger and gets hotter than my stereo receiver. Make sure the screws at the bottom are tight - I had to replace two that were warped. My unit had video signal connection problems with Component YbPbr input. (Had to hand-tap...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Sceptre x42 Media Box


Make sure you have the space for this unit, as it requires ventilation and space for other cables.

Very good inputs. Delivered within 3 days UPS. I got this from my Ma in Law for Christmas. Love you!

Some have said this unit gets hot. Not really, but it is bigger than I thought. It's like a medium sized receiver. Proprietary large cable to LCD is rather cumbersome and shorter than desirable.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (



So Far So good, Love the size and the picture quailty.

Remote has a lot to be desired

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Response to Trotter


Make sure you buy the combo with the monitor to make this free, otherwise you will be spending an extra xxx dollars for nothing. People need to learn to pay attention.

I have this TV and I enjoy it, though I didn't get it from Newegg.

Trotter lists a con as a way of getting an extra 600 dollars out of you for this TV. If you notice, the box is FREE if you include it as a combo with the monitor part.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

best buy on LCD


Great unit, The color is awesome controls and set ups easy.

Media box damaged, as always NEWEGG fix the problem ASAP.

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Sceptre is well recognized as a leader in its field by the computer industry. Manufacturing world-class products is just the tip of Sceptre's iceberg. What unfolds the key to Sceptre's success is understanding and providing the different services to each of its partners and channels, which entails the trust of many. PRODUCT FEATURES: 42" TFT LCD/TV; ATSC digital and NTSC analog TV tuner; Enhanced HDMI/HDCP/DVI port; Digital cable ready with integrated QAM tuner; 3D comb filter, progressive scan; PC VGA max resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60hz; Easy access media box.

Combined Device

Type:Digital TV tuner

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Sceptre Technologies
Model:Media Box
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sceptre

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1