I really like this TV, especially with all the analog inputs (for PC's and game consoles without HDMI, which is just one generation ago). Of course even an old DVD player or camcorder could be hooked up to this TV. It can handle most devices from say 1985 to 2015+. A LOT of new TV's have gotten rid of the analog inputs and ONLY have HDMI, so be aware of this when you are shopping. Cable TV note: This TV does not have a QAM tuner, so you will have to use your cable company's converter box if your cable provider has switched to all digital/encrypted/protected programming. A lot of other TV's are like this now too. You probably won't even be using the TV's built in coax tuner. So figure on one of your HDMI ports being taken up by your cable box all the time (another reason not to get a TV with only 1 or 2 HDMI ports). This TV has 3 HDMI ports. Initial Failure: What I didn't like was the first TV I ordered arrived defective, so I had to take it back to Walmart, get my money back, and re-order it. It wasn't shipping damage, it actually arrived not working (IR receiver dead). So I took an overall rating star off for that bit of hassle. Fortunately, the second TV arrived working. PROS (for my particular setup): Has PC (VGA) input so you can hook an older computer to it and run it at up to 1920 x 1080.
The swivel base is very useful for both TV/room positioning and for reaching behind the TV.
Three (3) HDMI inputs is very useful, especially for hooking up future gadgets.
The brightness and color depth are very good, very vivid, impressive display.
LED backlit so it uses a small fraction of the energy (electricity) that my previous LCD TV used.
50" is a great size for the average living room and it can be moved around by one person.
I paid less than $350 after a coupon which is a great price for a 50" TV with so many features.
This TV allows component or composite input so you can easily hook up an older AV device.
The remote has dedicated source buttons so you don't always have to scroll through inputs.
Can easily be "upgraded" into a Smart TV if needed (Roku).
Has Dolby digital output for home theater sound system (optical Toslink).
You can set it to turn itself off if it detects "NO SIGNAL" (auto off).
Has MHL so a supported phone / tablet can be displayed on the TV.
Computers with an HDMI port can easily hook up and stream/display 1080p to the TV.
Very nice quality picture looks good whether streaming, watching live TV, or using a computer (I played with the Sharpness setting to get a good compromise between computer text clarity and TV motion video). CONS: The first one I ordered arrived defective out of the box. So obviously quality control is an issue. Consider it's way too expensive to ship back, and will it fit in your car to drive it to a Walmart store? That's a real concern with a TV this large! Consider the size of the box, not just the TV. The manufacturer's warranty (after Walmart's 90 day TV return policy expires) REQUIRES you to ship the TV back to Sceptre for any warranty service. REMEMBER to keep your TV box and all packing material, just in case. At some future point you may have to decide if it's worth repairing it vs. replacing it, even if it's under warranty. When viewing very dark scenes (or black/blank screen) white patches that look like "clouds" are visible on the screen. Decreasing brightness makes it worse. While raising the brightness makes them less obvious, that approach also leads to the entire picture being too washed out. Fortunately you only see the white patches when the picture is close to solid black. With even a little bit of color on the screen you don't notice it at all. At the price of this TV compared to others, I think it is to be expected. I took one star off the picture quality review due to it, but I do still really like the TV and it's more of a nit-picky thing for me that you may not even notice. The internal speakers are pretty terrible, although tweaking the settings does help a little (especially EQ). Just use a home theater sound system or at least a sound bar instead of the internal speakers and it'll be fine. I think everyone with a TV this large should be using a home theater sound system if you're at all interested in movies. Playing movies with only the internal speakers would be a real shame. I rated the sound quality "Average" but really you need external speakers to appreciate this TV. Final Thoughts: Overall I am very pleased with this TV. It's exactly what I wanted and has all the inputs I could ever want or need. Even with the patchy spots on dark scenes, had the first one I received worked properly I would have given an overall rating of 5 stars at this price level.
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