I recently purchased the 40" Septre HD TV (X405BV-FHD) from Wallmart and did a review on it and I was amazed at the quality of the 40" compared to my Sony Bravia 40". (The 40" Sceptre is not an LED TV). This is a LED HD TV: the LED means "Light Emitting Diode". LED TVs are a relatively recent addition to TV technology. LED TVs can produce a very accurate and vibrant color range and like a Plasma TV, they produce better black levels than LCD TVs. They last long and produce little heat. Well, after receiving this 32" Septre LED HD TV all I can say is that its picture quality is even more remarkable than the 40" Sceptre - and for the price it is simply astounding. I do pro video work and know what a "black level" means. I didn't expect a remarkable picture, I expected a good picture - but this TV gives me a remarkable image from my cable service that provides HD. Picture quality: Like the 40" Sceptre (non-LED) this TV provides a number of "profiles" that have pre-sets (they can be changed). In addition, there are options for "Color Temperature" - a very important adjustment that allows you to set the color pallet to adjust for serious errors in the material being watched that normal color adjustment controls cannot cope with. Back levels on this TV are outstanding. Overall, the image quality is simply not to be believed - at least with the actual TV I received. I don't know why some of the other reviews of this TV were so negative - this is a remarkable TV and for the price is not to be believed. Are there "better" 32" LED HD TVs... yes, but you'll pay through the nose for the name brand recognition. The only quirk about this model, which is in line with some of the reviews, is the sound. The sound is not bad, but it's not all that great either. It can be "tinny" at times - it depends on the source material. This is no doubt due to the small speakers being used, but you can attach external speakers to this TV, too, and that will make a world of difference. However, the TV has a graphics audio equalizer - something familiar to hi-fi aficionados - that allows you to adjust various parts of the audio spectrum and with this feature you can get better overall sound. I had to use the equalizer to reduce some of the tinny quality of the sound. If you adjust the 1000hz AND 4000hz down to a little below zero it will sound less tiny. In addition, there are separate bass and treble adjustments. I also noticed that on some programming material sound was better with the Surround Sound OFF. Some stations do not send out a proper surround sound signal causing the voice channel to be lower than the surround channels - turning the surround sound feature off will improve intelligibility - but it all depends on the actual station you're viewing. Playing an HD movie from a Blu-Ray player via one of the TVs HDMI ports is indeed a treat. I attached my Panasonic Blu-ray player and picture was simply jaw-dropping. However, I didn't buy this TV for it's sound capability and neither should you. I bought it hoping I would see a "good" picture and in this respect I can tell you that, unless you have a defective model or really bad signal source, you will be amazed - unless of course you're color blind. Warning: Don't purchase this TV unless you have a quality signal source such as HD cable, HD satellite, Blu-ray player, etc, because a TV like this shows up all the defects such as color inaccuracies and noise in a signal very easily. You MUST have a quality signal to get the most from this TV. Even though this TVs sound could be much better I still rate it 5 stars for its picture quality. I actually purchased this 32" TV as a gift but I'm now reluctant to part with it. Guess I'll have to buy another one!
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