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on January 25, 2014
What I like:

1. Does all the things a TV should do
2. Audio (speakers) not great, but not horrible. Certainly usable.
3. 3 HDMI inputs.
4. Enough flexibility in picture controls to 'dial in' very nice image quality.
5. Uniform picture quality across the screen -- no 'hot spots' or backlight bleedthrough
6. Blacks are decently black. Not completely black, but close enough.
7. Packaging in shipping box was *excellent*.
8. Cable connections are to the side or down, not straight back, which makes wall mounting *easy*.
9. Image processor does a decent job of scaling 720P material to 1080-line display.
10. The user manual is available online for download (but as this is written, you have to get the llink from the Sceptre tech support folks).

I don't use the Roku-ready feature.

What I don't like:

1. The digital audio out is 5.1 *only* for tuner broadcasts. Any other signal sources, including HDMI (and Roku, if used) are dumbed down to 2-channel stereo at the digital audio output. So if you want surround sound, you must connect program source directly to audio rig and *not* use this TV's digital audio output. By the way, this (irritating) design is typical of most TV sets from most manufacturers (including Sony).

Also: For best image quality, the optimal 'aspect' setting is 'FULL (100%)'.
After display calibration, here are the settings I used:
Mode: user
Brightness: 38
Contrast: 75
Color: 39
Tint: +4
Sharpness: 0
Temperature: Normal
Advanced: Movie mode ON, all others OFF

Excellent value at $399 (walmart).
UPDATE 08-Nov-2014 -- walmart price has dropped to $349.
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on July 29, 2015
Frankly, I wasn't counting on this 50 inch TV to be great at $349. I was just hoping for it to be decently ok. Well, I am pleasantly surprised to say the least! There are no missing pixels anywhere on the screen, it has LOTS of connectivity options, and the picture is EXCELLENT! When I first turned it on, the picture wasn't that sharp, and the colors weren't really perfect, but a little toying around with the settings, and VOILA! GREAT picture!! I don't think it was set to 1080p at first, and the stock ticker on the bottom of CNBC looked poor. But now it is sharp & beautiful. Most people will want to attach a sound bar or surround system, as the built-in speakers are minimal. . . but that is nothing. So far, I LOVE this TV, and I am VERY glad I bought it! THANK YOU AMAZON PRIME, you guys are GREAT!!. I would give more than 5 stars if I could.
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on September 30, 2015
I waited a few months to post this so we have been using this TV just about every day for a few months. Bought it as a bedroom TV, 55 inch. For a bedroom tv it's perfect. The base is cheap plastic and I wouldn't use it if I were you but ours is wall mounted so its not an issue. The sound isn't great so if you are a sound snob, you probably won't love it but it's fine for us. The TV, especially for the great price, is fantastic. I'm very happy with it.
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on July 30, 2015
Dollar for dollar this is the best 50-inch money can by. I was skeptical when I ordered it, I had never heard of the brand and the price seemed too good to be true. Ordered it anyway figuring there was a 50/50 chance I would return it. Just got it a few days ago and WOW it's amazing. Incredible value, this is the best purchase I have ever made on Amazon or anywhere else for that matter. Picture is amazing and I love the swivel base it comes on, plus it is thin and light. I've been showing it off to all my friends, everyone is shocked when I tell them how much I got it for.
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on August 14, 2015
We had to send the first one back since it stopped working, the replacement one works great. Although as most others have noted you really need a sound bar to improve the quality of sound to a decent one worth listening to.
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on July 12, 2015
TV is a great buy for the price but the sound is almost non-existent. With the volume all the way up we can barely hear it across the room.
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on July 2, 2015
What a great surprise. The picture quality is excellent. This tv is worth every penny.
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on September 11, 2015
Decent TV but good luck receiving a working one, or even one in the same model. I ordered 3 of this tv, had to replace two of them immediately due to large black spots and missing pixels, and in the end, one of the TVs is either a different model or update than the rest based on picture quality and the options in the menu.
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on November 24, 2015
I bought this for my best friend as a gift since his died, so far he loves it. Sound is not great, however that is to be expected for a flat LED TV with very little depth for speakers. an inexpensive sound bar fixes that quickly.
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on May 13, 2017
Bought this tv 8 monthes ago and it went out today. DO NOT BUY
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