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What do you think of Sceptre 37" from Costco

by cdoobiest / August 11, 2005 3:53 AM PDT

Any opinions?


Screen Size: 37" TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Brightness: 600cd/m

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What do you think of Sceptre 37" from Costco
by jcrobso / August 12, 2005 12:57 AM PDT

It doesn't have digital audio out. Has only one of each input type. Will do 1080i native. I looked this up at the Costco web site. Good price after rebate.
I'm planing to go to Costco this weekend I'll see if they have this in the store. John

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This is not available in the store.
by meadowsdw / August 25, 2005 11:26 AM PDT

This is only via the website. I've ordered one and was very surprised to get my UPS shipping confirmation today when the site says it will be 15 - 20 business days for delivery.

It is missing some specs. with the most notable being a cable card slot, but then again look at the price.

If I don't like this one I'm checking out the Panasonic 37 LCD they have in the store.It's $2500 and has a cable card slot and more. Great picture too.

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This is not available in the store.
by jcrobso / August 26, 2005 3:00 AM PDT

At least Costco has a good return policy if you don't like it. John

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by theblitz / August 30, 2005 6:08 AM PDT

I too received notice that it would take 14-20 days for delivery. I was informed Friday that I will be getting delivery this Thursday (Sept. 1st) Looking forward to it.

It you have Dish or Direct TV you do NOT need a video card. Your HD receiver has a card.

the blitz

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sceptre 37'' LDC TV from - I'll take my money bac
by rimacbob / September 6, 2005 9:42 AM PDT
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My Spectre 37 inch LCD TV arrived about a week after ordering it from The specs were terrific & the price astounding. It doesn't look bad either. My TV lasted all of 3 days & then broke. It is stuck is ''sleep mode'' and will not turn on or off. It was flakey the first 3 days & was only able to give mono sound - no stereo. Sheesh. You get what you pay for. Now I have to pack it all back up & drive it to Costco for a refund.

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Sceptre 37'' Naga
by drmaddern / September 8, 2006 7:51 PM PDT

Hey, just got my new 37'' and have to say, nice HD pix, but the sound on the non HD channels is very distorted. Anyone else notice this, have adjusted the on screen menu but the sound is very bad. Anyone have any suggestions. Got this from Costco on line, fast delivery, easy set up, good deal if I can get the sound distortion problem solved


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Scepre 37": tA month later and REAL happy
by howardwaz / September 26, 2005 3:32 PM PDT

I received my Sceptre 37" LCD a week after COSTCO released it. It arrived without a remote control, but I could operate it (except for picture adjustments) from the set.

Sceptre was incredibly responsive to my problem. I both called and e-mailed their California office. I spoke to a human being within 30 seconds of dialing. They said they did not have them in stock but would ship as soon as they arrived. That happened within a week, they called of their own volition to follow-up!

Once I received the remote I was able to tweak the image.

I could not be happier. The image is extradinary. 1920 x 1080 on a 37" set is like watching a 70mm film. Standing within six inches of the set you cannot distinguish the pixels.

I'm running through a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3250HD Cable Box through Cox Cable and the HD channels are mind blowing- Football is a whole new experience. The Sopranos take on a whole new dimension-- literally.

Standard broadcast varies. The NBC affiliate here in Tucson puts out a lousy signal on any receiver-- it's exagerated on an HD set and theyand the ABC affiliate do not yet feed an HD signal through Cox.

This set was an incredible buy for $1700. Go get one


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Scepter 37
by kjturner5 / November 15, 2005 4:05 AM PST

I am thinking about purchasing this TV from but want to use it also as a computer monitor. Does it accept a dvi computer connection or is it just a vga and is there a limit on that resolution below the 1920 by 1080?

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sceptre grad "F" from the better business bureau
by mentho / February 14, 2006 6:11 AM PST
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it might look good by itself...
by mak99 / February 14, 2006 7:04 AM PST

...but then comnpare side-by-side to well-known brands. You'll notice the Sceptre picture will look a bit washed out, and not as colorful/sharp as others. It's probably a big step up from an analog TV, but it's probably worth paying a bit more for a better-known LCD brand.

Same with Maxent plasmas at Costco - I was quite sold on them initially, then really started to compare to the adjacent Panasonic/Philips/Pioneers. While still a fairly impressive picture, it just could not compare to the others.

Of course, I have no idea which TVs were even close to being properly calibrated. I'm sure that will help any brand out there look their best. Still, be wary of Sceptre - and keep your receipt!!!

Good luck!

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