I expect, when I push the power button on a TV, that it will turn on right away. Not this one. Each time you push the power button, it pauses for a second or two, then displays the "SCEPTRE" logo for a few seconds, and then eventually gets around to actually showing you what's on TV. As others have noted, the sound quality is poor -- very tinny. Adjusting the equalizer helps, but the sound remains poor. I could not program it to work fully with my cable box universal remote. Everything on the universal works except for the volume, so I have to use two remotes, which defeats the purpose. The picture is fine. A few weeks after I bought the Sceptre, a different TV in my house died and I replaced it with the Haier L24B1180. The Haier (also available from Walmart) has all the same specs as the Sceptre, but seems to be a superior product. The sound is better, there is no annoying ad each time you turn it on and it works with the universal remote. And the Haier was slightly cheaper.
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