Led HDTV is termed as an innovation in the field of television & HD pictures. Of Course, it’s still a developing technology which patches issues related to LED & Light leaking. Broadcasting HD Version with LED technology is not big deal as its pricing & declining market. Sceptre E420BV-F120 is the example of declined market of LED HDTV. Sceptre E420BV-F120 was launched with retail price of $ 1299 on March 23 2011, but today it is available in half price. According to market, Sceptre E420BV-F120, 42-inch 1080p LED HDTV came out with few short comings especially on Picture quality department.
Slim and simple HD TV is seriously falling short in the picture quality. Earlier reports say, here you can find some unexpected pluses, as Sceptre generously offers five HDMI ports but eventually its picture quality leaves too much to be desired, from leaking light around the extreme screen edges to noisiness and graininess in the initial out-of-the-box setup, quite irritating trend.
Model is more or less thin, light HDTV with pretty interesting design & set. Adjoining the 42-inch screen is a thin, shiny black bezel; the Sceptre logo is in mirrored silver script, which is located at the bottom center. The surrounding speakers are located just below the bezel, but are so delicately integrated into the entire design. Apart from this, there is an oval, tempered-glass stand with a wide swivel range–45 degrees to onside. The actual net weight is about 38.6 pounds (46.3 pounds with the stand). Without the stand, it is just 1.85 inches thick; the stand adds an extra 9.76 inches in depth.
The key integrated feature of E420BV-F120 is large and lightweight with rubbery backlit buttons as well as a wavy back. First time introduced special buttons such as for Picture, Sound, Aspect, Guide, and Menu, are in blue color. Beyond this, there are an HDMI cable, a screwdriver, a 55-page manual, and a fold-out quick-start guide.
Coming on Picture quality section, here it has been featured with three different modes (standard, vivid, and mild) and along with a custom mode for advanced tuning. Included options are brightness, color, contrast, sharpness, and color temperature controls. Recently, Sceptre has released a firmware update that corrects tint lock, so that you can manually download and update the firmware widget.
The best part of picture menu is about advanced setting options, where you can set the dynamic contrast & film mode as per as desired stipulation. Sound menu equally offers the balance control surround sound mode & equalizer. There is parental control option to automatic lock the TV set. There are several other desiring options such as color, languages & clock. All these things, you can update as per as demand.
Sceptre E420BV-F120 performance on picture quality is bit poor & light leaks out from the screen which is perfectly visible to viewers. Rating is not bad on horizontal scale but diagonally simply pitiable. Displaying of black tones is another problem identified by PC World Jury team. Picture is gritty, boisterous, and unbearable one. Fortunately, there is scale to calibrate the errors but it seems useless. No doubt other features are of decent standards. The light leakage is fairly noticeable & unavoidable, as whole average one on performance range. Another issue is about no internet connectivity, lacking disorder in today’s outbound television. Whatever else, picture quality version is purely unexpected. Hopefully company will take some extensive measures to bring back quality oriented tag to Sceptre.
PC World Review
Extreme swivel on the stand
Lots of HDMI ports
No other options (such as Internet TV)
Light leaks around the edges are distracting
The Sceptre E420BV-F120 has a lot of ports and a slim design, but those positives are outweighed by poor picture quality and a lack of Internet-connected features.
Launched Price: $1299 as on 23rd March
Current Price: $ 699.99 (Amazon Quoted Figure)
Report Courtesy: PC WORLD
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