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Should You Buy a Sceptre TV?

Matthew
Updated 18 December 2020
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should you buy a Sceptre TV?

Sceptre is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors.

If you are thinking about buying a Sceptre TV then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of TV brands is compiled by analysing over 170,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,100 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,300 TVs.

Sceptre are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular TVs and start at $100 for the E246B which has a display diagonal of 24", a thickness of 71mm and is a full hd TV and go up to $340 for the X508BV which has a display diagonal of 50", a thickness of 104mm and is a full hd TV. The average price of a new Sceptre TV is $159.

Sceptre are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular TVs.

Is Sceptre the Best TV Brand?

So are Sceptre TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.

Sceptre is ranked the No. 7 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sceptre is the 7th best TV brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
239,487 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
103,986 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
5,037 reviews
#4
Supersonic
United States
87%
87%
2 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
4,632 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
1,965 reviews
#7
74%
74%
3,291 reviews
#8
China
72%
72%
4,403 reviews
#9
Curtis
Canada
70%
70%
1,114 reviews
#10
PROSCAN
70%
70%
6 reviews
#11
Element
69%
69%
39 reviews
#12
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#13
RCA
67%
67%
115 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,733 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,315 reviews
#16
Sylvania
62%
62%
8 reviews
#17
China
62%
62%
244 reviews
#18
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
7 reviews

Let's look at how Sceptre TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
Sceptre TVs

At an average purchase price of $159, Sceptre TVs tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands.

There's a smaller selection of Sceptre TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 5 Sceptre TVs currently on the market in the US. Sceptre also have worse reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Sceptre TV being 57%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Sceptre TV is $28 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them less efficient than most other TV brands.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$818
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $3,599
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$159
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,999
Price Distribution of Sceptre TVs

What Do the Sceptre TV Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Sceptre TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sceptre and then compared this to the other TV brands.

Sceptre logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
0
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Sceptre logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,666
4 stars
836
3 stars
211
2 stars
124
1 star
452
Sceptre has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 0% of expert reviews and 76% of user reviews for Sceptre TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 93% respectively across all TV brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Sceptre TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba Sceptre
CNET.com logo
77%
205 reviews
77%
168 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
44 reviews
81%
179 reviews
80%
93 reviews
74%
37 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
158 reviews
81%
98 reviews
83%
31 reviews
87%
13 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
127 reviews
79%
73 reviews
80%
31 reviews
83%
13 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
96%
94 reviews
81%
70 reviews
83%
32 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
97 reviews
67%
68 reviews
78%
18 reviews
88%
15 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
120 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
55 reviews
90%
58 reviews
89%
36 reviews
92%
15 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
84 reviews
63%
59 reviews
75%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
39 reviews
87%
68 reviews
83%
38 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
90 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
52%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
80%
52 reviews
81%
54 reviews
65%
20 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
65 reviews
83%
34 reviews
88%
20 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
57 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
21 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
38 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
55 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
51 reviews
73%
43 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
39 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
19 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
58 reviews
76%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
9 reviews
70%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
81%
37 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
10 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
1,324 reviews
76%
1,065 reviews
76%
359 reviews
78%
317 reviews
68%
99 reviews
Average
82%
2,924 reviews
79%
2,325 reviews
75%
768 reviews
80%
541 reviews
71%
283 reviews
52%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Sceptre TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Sceptre TVs. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba Sceptre
avforums.com logo
117
28
17
6
7
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Techradar logo
61
50
22
3
12
Trusted Reviews logo
80
23
16
4
11
Lydogbilde.no logo
29
52
36
13
3
reviewed.com logo
65
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
23
18
9
3
2
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
areadvd.de logo
15
17
10
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
24
19
2
4
01net.com logo
12
21
5
3
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
23
8
11
4
CNET.com logo
20
21
3
prohardver.hu logo
8
17
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
17
10
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
hardware.info logo
17
10
2
EISA.eu logo
12
10
5
1
Which? logo
8
12
4
Other Expert Sites
209
184
54
56
4
Total
907
593
215
140
63

How Reliable Are Sceptre TVs?

We checked over 170,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sceptre TVs. over 170 of these reviews mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sceptre TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% of reviewers think Sceptre TVs are reliable.

So, most people think that Sceptre TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Sceptre TVs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

The built in DVD player cuts down on messy cords
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

This set is not as well made physically as the Coby
Walmart.com
I immediately see some damage on the upper left of the LCD
Newegg.com
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