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Should You Buy a Sceptre TV?

Matthew
Updated 07 May 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 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,200 TVs.

Their TVs start at $95 for the X322BV which has a display diagonal of 32", a thickness of 79mm and is an hd ready TV and go up to $865 for the E505BV-FMQ which has a display diagonal of 50", a thickness of 49mm and is a full hd TV. The average price of a new Sceptre TV is $157.

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
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
69,975 reviews
#2
South Korea
94%
94%
154,423 reviews
#3
United States
88%
88%
6,627 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
3,539 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
76%
76%
2,139 reviews
#7
73%
73%
3,322 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
71%
71%
1,114 reviews
#9
China
69%
69%
2,352 reviews
#10
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#11
Sylvania
67%
67%
8 reviews
#12
Netherlands
65%
65%
7,570 reviews
#13
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#14
TCL
64%
64%
1,253 reviews
#15
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#16
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#17
PROSCAN
60%
60%
0 reviews
#18
Coby
56%
56%
5 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

Sceptre have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Sceptre TV being 56%.

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 TVs also tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

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
$1,043
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,499
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$157
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $11,999
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
1,657
4 stars
846
3 stars
216
2 stars
128
1 star
473
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 75% of user reviews for Sceptre TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 92% 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%
218 reviews
77%
167 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
52 reviews
81%
183 reviews
80%
99 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
167 reviews
81%
100 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
133 reviews
79%
73 reviews
80%
32 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
100 reviews
81%
72 reviews
83%
33 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
105 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
130 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
95 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
56 reviews
90%
57 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
42 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
60 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
89 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
52%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
89%
66 reviews
83%
35 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
62 reviews
80%
41 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
72 reviews
88%
40 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
57 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
53 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
88%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
80%
63 reviews
77%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,446 reviews
76%
1,075 reviews
76%
369 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
Average
82%
3,147 reviews
79%
2,350 reviews
74%
809 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 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
125
28
17
6
7
Techradar logo
68
52
26
2
12
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
96
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
33
53
42
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
82
23
15
4
11
reviewed.com logo
63
22
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
15
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
areadvd.de logo
17
17
10
6
1
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
23
9
10
4
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
18
5
3
1
hardware.info logo
20
11
1
soundandvision.com logo
17
9
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
7
8
2
6
Other Expert Sites
233
183
46
49
5
Total
964
589
215
131
64

How Reliable Are Sceptre TVs?

We checked over 170,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sceptre TVs. over 180 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sceptre TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% 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

No built in wifi
Walmart.com
Fortunately the wrongs on the construction are easily fixable by any monkey
Newegg.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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