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Sceptre 40" Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV, X405BV-FHD3

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Sceptre 40" Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV, X405BV-FHD3
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  • 40" diagonal screen size
  • HDMI Inputs: 3
  • wall mountable
  • Built-in digital tuner
  • 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • SRS TruSurround XT
  • 1920x1080/1080P
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    About this item

    The Sceptre 40" 1080p HDTV delivers excellent picture and audio quality for top-of-the-line home entertainment. This slim LCD HDTV offers a sleek look with glossy black housing that shines elegantly throughout the room. The built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM provides vivid and stunning images, so you can watch this Sceptre LCD HDTV all day long. The ultra-fast response time of 8 ms. lets you watch your favorite shows and movies flicker free. Thanks to a high resolution of 1920 x 1080, the images look crisper and sharper, and the amazing 50,000:1 dynamic contrast automatically helps balance the images to look more vivid and lifelike.
    Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the Sceptre 40" 1080p HDTV. Contact your local cable or satellite TV service provider for details on how to upgrade.

    About this item

    The Sceptre 40" 1080p HDTV delivers excellent picture and audio quality for top-of-the-line home entertainment. This slim LCD HDTV offers a sleek look with glossy black housing that shines elegantly throughout the room. The built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM provides vivid and stunning images, so you can watch this Sceptre LCD HDTV all day long. The ultra-fast response time of 8 ms. lets you watch your favorite shows and movies flicker free. Thanks to a high resolution of 1920 x 1080, the images look crisper and sharper, and the amazing 50,000:1 dynamic contrast automatically helps balance the images to look more vivid and lifelike.
    Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the Sceptre 40" 1080p HDTV. Contact your local cable or satellite TV service provider for details on how to upgrade.

    Sceptre 40" Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV, X405BV-FHD3:

  • 16:9 LCD panel

  • With 1920 x 1080 Full-HD resolution
  • 40" class screen size

  • 40" screen of this Sceptre LCD HDTV is measured diagonally from corner to corner
  • Built-in digital tuner

  • Watch digital broadcasts, including HDTV programs where available
  • High brightness of 450cd/m2 with 8-ms. response time

  • Place your Sceptre LCD HDTV anywhere
  • 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • HDMI Inputs: 3

  • Enjoy a superior HD experience with HDMI one-cable solution

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    Specifications

    Brightness: 450cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1 Dynamic
    Remote Included: Yes
    Resolution: 1080p (HDTV)
    Response Time: 8ms
    Tv Definition: HDTV
    Tv Technology: LCD
    Primary Color: Black
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Model No.: X405BV-FHD3
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 41.5
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 38.98 x 10.2 x 26.9
    Walmart No.: 7225529
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    Customer Reviews | 4350 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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    Better Than Expected
    10/28/2011

    Customer review by LRPhotographer

    4.0 stars 10/28/2011 by LRPhotographer
    by LRPhotographer

    For what I paid for this, I didn't expect it to be quite as good as it actually is. Yes, there're better 40" 1080p LCD TV's out there, but when they cost more than twice as much for only a slightly better picture and sound, it's hard to justify opting for those over this one. The picture is still plenty clear, bright, and contrasty, without being so much so that highlights are blown out and shadows are blocked up, with very little in between. You just have to be patient in manually changing the image settings. I found that a brightness of 75, contrast of 50, and a color saturation of 25 with the tint left dead-center produces the best results, no matter the material being viewed. As for the sound, folks have complained that it's prone to getting really loud, then really quiet, without warning and seemingly without reason. This is caused by the auto volume leveling software in the TV. It's really quite terribly implemented. Turn off AVL/AVS, and this problem should go away. One of the really cool things about this TV, besides the huge array of input options, is that it has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the back of the TV. This will allow you to use computer speakers for external audio, if you'd like to go that route and save some money on what you'd otherwise pay for a sound bar, bookshelf system or full-blown HT system. You can get computer speakers that sound as good as if not better than a $250 sound bar for around $40. This is about the best bang-for-buck TV I've found anywhere, and even being the A/V aficionado I am, I have absolutely no problems recommending it. Again, for more than twice the price, you'll get only marginally better quality, but since the whole point of shopping at Walmart is to save money, why not go ahead and save a ton of it by getting this TV? You'll be extremely hard-pressed to find a better deal even here.

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    LRPhotographer
    Little Rock, AR
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Top 50 contributor
    great value - good choice for external audio
    5/30/2011

    Customer review by whydoihavetoenteraname

    5.0 stars 5/30/2011 by whydoihavetoenteraname
    by whydoihavetoenteraname

    Great picture. Default audio isn't the best, but it can be adjusted so that it's ok. If it lasts, it's an absolute homerun (I've never had a piece of no-name electronics fail, but I have had an expensive Sony TV fail the day after the warranty expired). I picked this TV because of the connections - particularly the audio. You can't tell from the useless Walmart web specs, but it has every meaningful kind of video input, and both digital and analog audio outputs. Digital audio outputs are missing from lots of the low-end TVs, and analog audio out is a nice touch that's hard to find anywhere. There's also computer sound/video inputs and a usable USB port. If you're willing to buy things sight-unseen, and aren't scared off by the lack of a major brand name, this TV is worthy of consideration.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    putting the quality question to rest!
    2/18/2012

    Customer review by reviewforyou001

    5.0 stars 2/18/2012 by reviewforyou001
    by reviewforyou001

    Before I bought this 40” Sceptre LCD HDTV, I looked at many top brands. I own a Samsung. Then I read all the reviews on this Sceptre 40” TV. If you read reviews on any top name brands, you will see all the same complaints by the same small percentage of people. The main complaint on this TV, and on most big name brand Flat-panel TVs was the sound. I hope this sets the record straight … flat panel TV sets do not have the room for a decent speaker with a full base, they all sound thin. My old (1993) JVC 27” tube TV sounds far superior to any flat panel TV I have ever listened to; those old boxy TVs have room for big speakes. I am very tech savvy and have always had high-end surround sound systems that I have run my old tube TV sets through. This 40” Sceptre TV is as good, in every way, as the top name brands., and for the money it is a remarkable value. I paid $329, on sale. The picture is stunning, high contrast, very brilliant, good as any out there. I watched the super-bowl game and did not notice any movement blur during the game, and I was looking for it. Now for the kicker… I am only hooked up to an indoor amplified rabbit-ear antenna. If it is this good on rabbit-ears, then when the cable is in, it will be spectacular. Anyone who complains about the picture simply has something set up wrong. In the back, it has all the connections you will need including 4 HDMI connections. My Blue-Ray DVD player works great connected through the HDMI port. ABOUT THE SOUND! All flat panel TVs have poor speakers and the manufacturers know that most people who buy this size TV will buy a sound bar such as Visio’s bar, or run the set through their stereo system. I listened to the TV for two weeks before I got around to hooking it up to my surround-sound system with a powered sub-woofer. The TV’s own sound was average and quite acceptable for a plat-panel TV, but once it was hooked up to my old JVC surround sound amp., it blue the roof off, (in a good way). Sounds just like in a movie theater. The sound electronics built into this TV are superb. Again, anyone complaining simply has it set up wrong, and I suggest to everyone to take the time to read through the manual as I did. One feature I like is the sturdy swivel base. It is great when I go into the kitchen; I just turn it in that direction. It is also helpful when plugging in your cables. Many don’t swivel. Even though I bought this TV on line through Walmart, I bought three extra years warranty through Costco for just $29.99, which makes a total of 4 years. So if by chance anything does go wrong, which can happen with any company, I am well covered. Costco uses “SquareTrade” for their service plans. One last thing… I called the tech number twice with questions about hookups, and each time I called, people from the actual company in Culver City, Ca. answered the phone and were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. They told me they buy top components, test for compatibility, and then assemble them just as most computers are made, today. I hope this review puts all the confusion to rest regarding the small percentage of conflicting reviews. I highly recommend this brand.

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    reviewforyou001
    Los Angeles, Ca.
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    11/24/2011

    Customer review by hghost

    5.0 stars 11/24/2011 by hghost
    by hghost

    Fast shipping and no shipping fee was great.Purchased this Tv due to ratings.Easy assembly and hook up was a breeze. Picture is Awesome and while many seem to complain about audio this TV's audio is Great.Its loud and crisp and precise.It does have a slight buzz if turned up to loud.Have to set sound at low setting becuse of its output will blow your ears off ( so do not understand the negative remarks about its audio?# Has many options. USB port / TV Cable connection /VGA port for a PC #can use TV as a PC monitor / Audio in & out,Video,YPbPr#DVD players,Satellite,cable set top boxes that use component cables[green,blue,red,white,red AV] # connections / 4 HDMI ports / can also accept HDCP video device for video / SPDIF #surround sound receivers# / Headphone connection .ALL picture settings can be adjusted with ease,can also be adjusted for a PC monitor clarity. Sound can be adjusted to Surround,Analog,Digital,also has AVL a feature that adjusts volume from overly loud commercials. It has Equalizer settings you can adjust individually or as presets #user.off,rock ,pop,jazz# also Trusurround XT it enables SRS trusurround sound affects # if a channel or movie or programming has surround sound audio# also has Dialogue Clarity enhances human voice clarity on TV programs, and TruBass which enhances the Bass.Whether you have cable,antenna,Dish,or whatever this TV will allow TV Tuner channel search to gain access to those channels.It also is a HDTV for all those HD channels.#if you have HD service# It also has parental controls .install a password to not allow certian rated movies or shows to be seen without pass entered .Has closed captioning, with adjustable font size and in digital or analog type.No operations setting which allows the TV to be turned off automatically after 3 hours if no command has been given to the TV in that 3 hour span. The USB connection allows MP3 and picture display.A flashdrive can be used [up to 2GB] slideshow of pics effect. Music play mode,repeat and auto play which will play all music on flasdrive.The USB does not support USB hubs.USB flash drives supports FAT32 and FAT16 file system only.Biggest file size is 4 GB [FAT32] Picture functions only supports JPEG file baseline only[ progressive is not supported] All USB functions are operated by the TV Remote.The TV Screen Ratio can be set to Normal,Wide screen,Cinema,Zoom,Dot by Dot[PC settings] and Full 100%[this mode only available under antenna or cable while being fed a 1080i signal,it will show 100% of the screen without cropping#] Also has Favorite channel set up to just watch your favorites with one click operation. Can also hook up all game systems,Wii,PS3,PS2,Xbox and uses RED,YELLOW,WHITE AV cables for ease of play . Also has controls on side of TV such as on/off ,Volume up/down, channel up/down,Menu,source.Power, if you do not use the included Remote controller . The Hand held remote controller will allow you to set it to your cable or satellite provider.You will need to contact tech support for them to access the correct code for teh remote # I have a cable box and use its remote and I have the access codes that came with that unit and this TV 's code was in it and my cable remote works perfectly with this TV )Remote has Power button,FREEZE [ freezes the TV picture] SLEEP [sets sleep timer] MTS [ selects stereo,momo,or second audio programming] FAVORITE [favorite channel setting] ADD/DEL [ add /delete channels] 0-9 [sets channels] DASH#-# inserts dash for selecting digital channels] CH#+)CH(-)VOL(+)VOL(-) MUTE [mutes audio] SOUND [selects various presets] ASPECT [ selects different viewing modes of the TV] GUIDE [opens correct digital channels] ^<> all arrow buttons for selections . SOURCE [gives you list of port connections to switch to] MENU [opens/exits the TV Menu ] EXIT [exits TV Menu] TV [ changes source to TV tuner] USB [ launches USB reader function for pics and music] INFO [ shows TV info] Sceptre is a City of Industry, California based company.I have never heard of this brand, but now after seeing it in action, I will remember to check all products from this company in the future So far this TV is Great and with its low cost and Great workmanship it can not be beat in my book by any great name brand that costs hundreds more. A Great buy from Wal-Mart and did i mention Free shipping to my Home ? That made my choice alot easier.Thanks to those who reviewed this product and took the time to tell us about it.That and the price and free shipping helped me make up my mind to purchase this Great Sceptre product . And I am so Glad I did .

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    hghost
    WV
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Top 500 contributor
    Great buy with little mone
    4/20/2011

    Customer review by ExcitedfromBoston

    5.0 stars 4/20/2011 by ExcitedfromBoston
    by ExcitedfromBoston

    For the price this is an excellent choice, I just purchased and it was easy to assemble and hooks up easily to any kind of satellite or cable system. Make sure you have or purchase an HDMI cord...other than that it is a great buy still excited about my purchase and the picture quality is great....luv it!!!

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    ExcitedfromBoston
    Boston, MA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Top 1000 contributor
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    by Agni 12/19/2013
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    • A. This television does not come with cables to connect to other devices and will need to be purchased separately.
      by TechnicalSupport8/30/2015
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    • A. no you have to buy them they are the hdmi cables
      by garys338/30/2015
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    • A. No cables included. It does have many input options, the correct cables needed for use are easily available.
      by Hsant8/22/2015
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    • A. no, no tv does
      by mikeandsandi7/15/2015
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    • A. No. You should expect the other electronics to come with the cables needed to connect them to a TV - or to need to buy them separately.
      by Anonymous198605018/22/2015
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    • A. Yes.
      by saved2858/27/2015
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    • A. Yes, you can hook up multiple devices.
      by sherbeario8/30/2015
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    • A. no
      by Chuck98vette8/25/2015
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    • A. It comes with TV, Power cord (attached), remote control (with batteries), manuals. No other cables are included.
      by Computech1008/30/2015
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    • A. no
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    by want2buy 11/29/2013
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    • A. I ordered this model X405BV-FHDR and received model X405BV-FMQR. Not to happy with this. Blessings, Myron from Marion
      by Mfilkins98/29/2015
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    • A. The television they are currently sending out is NOT model X405BV- FHDR (which does have QAM per Sceptre chat) they are sending x405BV-FMQR which does not support QAM. Walmart and Sceptre needs to fix this!!
      by chintzgirl518/25/2015
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    • A. NO, NO NO NO all these answers are for the X405BV-FHD3... NOT NOT NOT the X405BV-FHDR... They are WRONG...Walmart is using THE SAME REVIEWS FOR BOTH... Same price and easily mistaken.....THEY ARE DIFFERENT!!!! FHDR is ROKU STICK... I said STICK ready... not just Roku ready...FDHR WILL NOT give u HD digital and will only pick up ANALOG.... UNLESS you have a cable BOX!! I have " Time Warner Starter Cable which includes HD channels ....BUT U CAN NOT GET THEM WITH THIS TV.... does not support QAM... this TV does not support QAM.
      by sunpeer8/24/2015
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    • A. yes
      by whothatis7/15/2015
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    • A. Yes it's cable ready, with coax cable or hdmi.
      by AkitaTwo8/26/2015
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    • A. It has a single coax input port for TV antenna or a cable TV cable. I've used it only with my TV antenna, where I think the TV's tuner's sensitively is just a bit weaker than my other three TV.s. TV's spec's say "NTSC / ATSC / QAM (Digital Cable Ready)" tuner.
      by ke8wo18/20/2015
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    • A. Yes.
      by Lavinsky8/26/2015
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    • A. yes
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    • A. Yes
      by Gwinforfun8/22/2015
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    • A. Yes it has a cable input and cable ready.
      by HOLYSPIRITASYOUREPICENTER8/30/2015
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    by rick 12/11/2013
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    • A. Get the extended warranty. Wish I had. The factory one (1 year) requires you to pay for shipping to them, and just imagine the cost to do that. Mine died after 13 months and isn't worth fixing.
      by anoldman28/30/2015
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    • A. I bought one. It was pretty good while it lasted. It went bad after about 34 months. I did not purchase the extended warranty. I do regret that a little.
      by justgreenleaf8/21/2015
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    • A. (1) year limited factory warranty on parts and labor.
      by persistentbuyer18/26/2015
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    • A. according to my paper work its a 1 year warranty on both parts and labor.
      by mercflf88/21/2015
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    • A. One year limited warranty on parts and labor. Extended warranty available from WalMart,which is what I purchased.
      by ImaPickyConsumer7/25/2015
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    • A. yes, 1 year. we still bought a three year addition for less than thirty bucks
      by mikeandsandi7/30/2015
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    • A. yes for what its worth not much, one year
      by Chuck98vette7/24/2015
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    • A. Hi Rick, One year limited parts and labor warranty
      by lickerice4u7/30/2015
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    • A. Yes it had a factory warranty and Walmart offers you added protection if you'd like to purchase that it covers two years of any damage!
      by HisWifey4Lifey7/15/2015
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    • A. Warranty is good for 1 year from date of purchase.
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