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Sceptre X408BV-FHD 39-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Black)

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  • Sleek & Slim 40 LCD Class (39-Inch Viewable) 1080P HDTV
  • 3 x HDMI Port, USB Port
  • 60 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Wall mountable 300 x 200 VESA Standard
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Technical Details
Brand NameSceptre Inc.
Item Weight26 pounds
Product Dimensions36.5 x 11.1 x 25.2 inches
Item model numberX408BV-FHD
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Color NameGlossy black
Specification MetEnergy Star
Speaker TypeDual Speaker
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Best Sellers Rank #16,106 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight34 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 9, 2012
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  • Brand Name: Sceptre Inc.
  • Model: X408BV-FHD
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 40 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Sceptre 40 Class LCD Full HDTV 39-Inch viewable (X408BV-FHD and X409BV-FHD) delivers top of the line picture and audio quality at an amazing value. This LCD HDTV features a sleek and slim look that will give your home a new feeling with its enchanted glossy black housing that shines elegantly throughout the room. The built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM helps provide you with vivid and stunning images so you can watch it all day long. The marvelous screen with an ultra fast response time of 8ms and 60Hz refresh rate lets you watch your favorite shows and movies flicker free, a high resolution of 1920x1080 to help enhance the image to look crisper and sharper, and the amazing 90,000:1 dynamic contrast that automatically helps balance the images to look more vivid and lifelike. This TV also comes with a added bonuses of the 3 HDMI ports that lets you play all your high play any high-definition device with the eases of a single cord and the USB port that helps further expand the functionality, allowing users to listen to music and view digital pictures quickly and conveniently.

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Customer Reviews

quality overall looks good for this great price i purchased ($229) ... only con so far is the stand, too flimsy and looks like its so easy to break.. Read more ›
I've owned this TV for about 18 months, and it's been nothing short of outstanding. Picture is excellent. Accommodates my cable box(1080i), Blu-ray player(1080p),… Read more ›
I had read some of the reviews here about picture quality as well as…Firstly I have to say, that coming from a standard old 27 inch Magnavox set, the picture is superb. T… Read more ›
I did not want to spend a great deal of money, nor did I need the bells and whistles for this set. The picture is excellent, and I am very satisfied. Read more ›
I had never heard of this brand before. The picture is great and there are a number of ports (like a headphone jack) that other TV's don't have. I would recommend this TV… Read more ›
I purchased a sound bar which does the trick. The picture is very nice. Read more ›
Very nice picture but limited options for connections and the sound is terrible. We decided to hook it up to a surround sound system but then realized it didn't have a… Read more ›
Huge disappointment! Sound quality was quite poor as well. Read more ›
I've had it for about 5 months and have had absolutely no issues with it. The sound is bad though, but what do you expect with tiny built in speakers that face away the wall? Read more ›
I was originally concerned because I hadn't heard of the brand but the price was right so I bought it. The picture quality is great and the sound is awesome. Read more ›
I bought this TV about 5 months ago and I think it has great…The sound is great when watching cable, but for some reason it is pretty quiet when you watch a movie on it. Read more ›
if you use hdmi cable it becomes much better the sound is decent it does have a built in EQ. to adjust it or sound programs to get it the way u like but get a soundbar… Read more ›
Sound stinks from the TV but it's…The price was fantastic and we use this as a second is perfect for our needs, and again the picture quality is simply oustanding! Read more ›
It generally has a high image quality. There is a little bit of ghosting due to slower pixel response times, but overall, for the price, it is a fantastic buy. Read more ›
Amazing value....phenomenal picture....what more can I say? Price was so good, could not refuse, and my brother already owned the same brand, so knew it was a good value... Read more ›
At first I was sceptical because the price was so low, but I read a few reviews and they were all good (excluding the sound quality). Since I have a surround reciever… Read more ›
The sound is of poor quality but for the price it is a good (not great) deal. Picture quality is very good. Read more ›
it was delivered promptly and has worked well price was a great value Read more ›
Great picture and good quality sound. Setup was easy. I am very pleased with this TV. Read more ›
The sound isn't great, sometimes have to turn it up pretty high to hear clearly but we had planned on buying additional speakers…Set up was easy, came with every promised. Read more ›
Good sound. Set up was quite easy. Only wish it had an alarm setting so the TV would come on at a particular set time. Read more ›
Everything arrived with it and setup was fairly easy, but the remote is terrible and hardly works and the in-tv speakers are absolutely terrible. the TV itself worked fine… Read more ›
Got this one for $299 which is crazy for a 40" LCD HDTV. Set up was very simple and picture quality is great! I ordered a Sceptre sound bar for $35.00 and I love the… Read more ›
The bang for the buck on this TV is definitely good. The setup was easy. I had used the pedestal until I received the wall mount I purchased and both installations were easy. Read more ›
Tv is good but small. Colors are good, resolution also. Recommend. Read more ›
When i first turned this TV on and tweaked with the settings to get the best picture quality, it just always looked grainy and the colors were distorted (also, I sit just… Read more ›
That is the only thing I don't like. The color is great and I haven't had any other problems. For the price it is a great buy. Read more ›
My problem with the TV is the color is horrible. When everything is nice and bright outside the picture and color is great, very vibrant. Problem is a lot of things I watch… Read more ›
No ghost images, or cloudy movement. The colors are also great, and it can dim down a bit if you need, so the brightness doesn't scorch your eyeballs from their sockets. Read more ›
3 HDMIs, Composite, VGA, USB, headphone, and analog audio (RCA yellow/red cable for stereo). The colors are vivid and the picture quality is crisp. Read more ›
However, when I opened the package I was very well pleased. The screen is absolutely gorgeous and everything came in the package. It even came with a screw driver which was… Read more ›
Works very well in this room. Clarity is very good and functions very well. Good Choices. Read more ›
When I saw it…As you probably know it sounded like the speakers were cheap but then I adjusted and it was fine, the screen is great this is my first Tv I I'm keeping it!!! Read more ›
This TV is such a great buy. I have another Flat Screen that is a Sharp and this TV looks just as good and a really good price. The color is good, and even the sound comes… Read more ›
no issues...perfect for xbox. no issues with display, resolution or otherwise. Installed easily, and no issues after one month. buy this Read more ›
It has great resolution for all of my video games. The sound is excellent too! Read more ›
this set has it all for price paid less than 300.00 my cheaper 32 in was 350$....and less features pict good menue easy..remote works well. 3 hdmi etc I think scepter is… Read more ›
It came with batteries for the remote which is also nice. Read more ›
Picture quality is very good. The remote is logically laid out, but the buttons and labels are a bit small for many older-persons' eyes. The sound was very tinny at first… Read more ›
I put this TV…The remote control is easy enough to figure out, the powersaver option for brightness is a great addition, and it turns itself off when it there is no input. Read more ›
It has lots of sourse inputs and outlets for a sound system if you want . The remote is easy to use and has a simple sleep timer which made it a perfect Tv for our bedroom. Read more ›
Remote kinda looks cheap. U-Verse universal remote doesn't work well with this TV, the plus side is that the power button works so you can use your U-Verse remote to turn… Read more ›
The cost was minimal and the quality thus far has been superb. The swivel feature is great. Read more ›
However, overall this tv was what I expected. It has a great picutre, swivels (which is a plus for me!), it's easy to setup and the settings are easy to figure out. So far… Read more ›
Removed one star. Picture and all other features are great. Read more ›
Feature set is nice and controls and remote are easy and well thought out and seem solid. Read more ›
HD channels, Netflix, Xbox…I'd suggest a big brand and bigger size for a living room, but this size and model are great for medium sized rooms/dorms/bedrooms/etc. AGAIN… Read more ›
The stand it comes on is a swivel so you can turn it without having to move the base. I have not tried to mount it nor do I think I will but the option is nice to have. The… Read more ›
Only thing I have 4 stars instead of 5 is instructions while simple aren't as detailed as I'd like and with only one av…Other than that for this size it was a great buy Read more ›
Crisp, clear color and a great size for an apartment or small house. For the price, this TV was well worth it. Read more ›
You get the full 1080p experience that you expect. It's a great size, and isn't overbearing in weight. We hung ours on the wall with a pivoting mount that can retract to… Read more ›
Needs a little bit more sound but for the money you can not beat it. Came in early in great shape. A++! Read more ›
The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is…Otherwise, I highly recommend this tv to others needing a good sized set with full 1080p reso that happen to be on a budget. Read more ›
After a couple of hours of price comparisons and checking out reviews we found that this model TV had the best bang…It has a great size plus 1080p HDTV for under $300.00. Read more ›
Additionally, the remote is clearly labeled and easy to use, and the initial set-up is clearly described. The instructions note that two people should assemble it, but I'm… Read more ›
bought a refurbished one about 10 month ago; and very happy with it. Great price, picture is very good; sharp, bright and has easy to use configuration controls. Would buy… Read more ›
I think what I am trying to say is in night time…The tv lacks the ARC (audio return channel) feature that makes it easier to use your audio video receiver with your tv. I… Read more ›
This set has plenty of HDMI in puts as well as RCA and coax…Remote is nice and easy to use, not too cluttered and the Picture rivals any other set I've had, even a plasma. Read more ›
The picture is very good and the controls, remote, and connections are easy to operate. Sound quality from TV speakers is fair, so I always send the sound to my receiver… Read more ›
Has…My biggest complaints would be the remote isnt that easy to navigate,and the hd channel for playing dvds or video games has problems with the sound and video colors. Read more ›
I don't know why people give 3 stars to something that's half the price of…The TV works and looks great, the stand isn't the best but not a big factor in my opinion. I… Read more ›
Only negatives i can see are that the stand is pretty flimsy, but the TV itself is incredibly light so its not a big issue, but its also easily wall mountable so that would… Read more ›
I have thirstily enjoyed this TV.its my first. The stand isnt that bad. I think its awesome that it swivels. Read more ›
I didn't have alot of problems with the T:V like most of these reviews but i did have a problem with the stand it comes with, it kinda tilts frontwards but for the price i… Read more ›
Very lightweight for ease of moving and mounting on wall. Easy to assemble stand. Remote and setup were a breeze and makes a great computer monitor or slideshow for digital… Read more ›
I am shocked and amazed at this level of customer service. The TV is great, the price is great, and the customer service is awesome. I highly recommend this brand! Read more ›
4. Even though it's a low price if you buy a new one every year may as well have spent the money on something better. 5. Customer service is bad Read more ›
I was pleasantly surprised at this deal, and it…Despite this TV being an off-brand, on sale, and shipped for free, the television, shipping, and customer service was great. Read more ›
The 'low price guarantee' refund was handled very quickly and with only one request. Kudos to Amazon for their quick customer service on this issue. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

121 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Hannibal Smith on October 9, 2012
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I wanted a low-price replacement for an older tube unit, and this Sceptre had better than average reviews consistently(botht here and at Wal-mart's site too). The value for this price is outstanding and I am very happy with the purchase.

The unit came boxed well and was undamaged despite the UPS driver pointing out a big tear in the carton. The interior padding saved the day! The setup was easy and everything in the QuickStart guide and manual was easy to understand.

- Picture quality is a solid 9. The crispness and color are very good and very life-like.
- Over-the-Air signal quality is also very good, I'd give it an 8+.
- Audio is not super, but I havene't messed around with the equalizer settings myself, like many other reviewers reccomend. Persoanlly I plan to use my surround receiver for any movies/bluray output. Built in speakers get a 6 rating, as alone they are a bit low and occasionally tinny.
- Connections get a 7, as I'd like a digital audio IN...however to be fair I knew that wasn't there when buying. And for this price I can understand why they have what they have.

Overall rating 8+ for this TV, at week 5. Buy with confidence. Would recommend to any friend.
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81 of 85 people found the following review helpful By peaselove on October 2, 2012
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The shipping was A+ very fast. The TV gets 5 stars for the price. Last year I paid about the same price for a 32 inch. The TV itself I would give just above average (for the price). The TV is plastic so it is pretty cheaply constructed. I have no problems with the picture as the quality is great. The sound is a bit below average. I will probably have to invest in a sound system. Overall for the price I paid which was $279 you cannot go wrong.
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90 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Sean on November 15, 2012
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This is a great HDTV for the money. Dont get me wrong, its not up there with the Samsungs that are 3 times the price as this one. But for the money, I was overly impressed. The picture quality is stunning in full HD 1080p, and believe me, I have a skeptical eye. I own a CCTV distribution company and I used this in my showroom to display some of our Hi-Def 1080p cameras. My cameras look better on this monitor than any other that I have seen. The colors are so bright and vibrant and the blacks are very black. We have an expensive Samsung 52" at home and I would venture to say that this one's picture quality is on par with that one. Any of the other posters who complained of bad video quality were probably not using an HDMI connection. Rather, they were probably using a component connection and expecting HDTV quality, not gonna happen. This was so good that I just ordered another one for our showroom and I am considering the 50" version from the same company. The only thing I worry about is the long term usability, but I guess time will only tell. But my initial impression is A+!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Rick on April 2, 2013
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Things should be judged by their price point. You shouldn't expect Ferrari performance from a Hyundai - the world doesn't work like that.

The same applies here. The TV is a fantastic value for what it offers.

The "out of the box" experience is dull. The TV is pre-configured to "power save" mode when you first turn it on, meaning that the you might disappointed with the dark tones and overall unexciting image.

Once I spent 10-15 minutes configuring the image settings (essentially getting rid of the power save mode on every setting), I was able to create a crisp, realistic and beautiful image - Incredibly solid.

The sound is not the best, but it is also not the worst. It is sufficiently loud to handle my entire living room audience. The 30+ reviews I read on this forum depicted the sound of this TV to be of disgusting quality, which I think is exaggerated.
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115 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Admin on July 10, 2012
Update August 17, 2012
I bought a blu-ray disc player today and finally tried this option on the tv. The tv supported the 1080p without a problem. While starting I saw 1080p/60hz, then once the movie was playing I saw 1080p/24hz I think it's how that was spelled. The streaming programs also looked great on the tv. So far I'm warming up to the tv. FYI, fry's has a 50 inch tv for like four hundred in case any one is looking.

Update August 16, 2012
I found that you can skip the channels you don't want on this tv tuner. This feature is found under Menu/Channel/Channel Settings. Here you will find small boxes, one says skip, the other favorites. This is where you add a check mark for channels you don't want to view and this is also where you'll find the check mark on the channels you have added to your favorites. Now the tv is more enjoyable as I don't need to scroll through channels I don't care for.

-Built-in tuner. I'm glad to get rid of my separate box.
-Okay size, I now know I can fit a slightly bigger tv where my old one was, darn. Even 40" still doesn't look that big, but I am loving the new size.
-I love the side placement of the connections and buttons. Makes it easier to connect other audio/video components. You have to use small/thinner cables though or they will show on the side. Farther in would work best, but I still prefer this to having them on the bottom.
-I thought I give sceptre a try since they are about an hour from me. My old no name brand lcd tv has been working fine all these years, but I wanted to get hdmi and 1080p.
-Remote control is comfortable, a bit long but buttons are a good size, well at least the numbers arrows, and volume keys.
-HDMI seems to work fine with my htpc.
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