Sceptre U405CV-U 40″ TV Review – Is This The Best Buy For You?

There’s no point denying that brand name has a role to play when it comes to picking out a new TV. This means that brands like Samsung or Sony will have an advantage when consumers are creating shortlists for their TV shopping sessions but even smaller brands like Sceptre are worth considering. In this Sceptre U405CV-U Review you will find out if this TV is for you.

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Sceptre U405CV-U 40″ 4K TV Review – General Specifications

  • 40 inch TV
  • 16:9 Aspect ratio
  • LED backlight
  • 4K resolution (3840 x 2160)
  • 2017 year model
  • 8 ms response time


  • 5 x 23.5 x 8.5 inches in size with the stand
  • 5 x 21.7 x 2.9 inches in size without the stand
  • 96 x 6.29 x 26.14 inches in packaging size
  • 20 lbs in weight with the stand
  • 2 lbs in weight without the stand
  • 2 lbs shipping weight

Input and output

  • 4 HDMI ports
  • 1 antenna/cable port
  • 1 Component port
  • 1 Composite port
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 LineOut Audio output port
  • 1 SPDIF Audio output port


  • Surround sound mode
  • 5-band sound equalizer
  • Auto volume level contro


It might seem like the Sceptre U405CV-U is a little bare-footed here, but let’s take a closer look at the features it comes with so you can better decide whether it offers what you need.

UHD Upscaling

This is a great feature for anyone looking to get their 4K TV before they actually own any 4K content. Even if the movies you watch aren’t 4K, they will be upscaled by the TV to a near-4K resolution. Many services like Netflix and even local cable stations offer 4K packages though, so most of the time you should be able to experience the real 4K deal.

MEMC 120

MEMC stands for Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation, and it handles fast moving objects and fast paced sequences on screen. In such circumstances it’s really easy to miss small details but this feature lets you enjoy those fast paced scenes in the most intricate detail.

Mobile streaming

You can stream content from your phone or mobile device directly to your TV, giving you a great and convenient solution for how you want to enjoy content on your 4K TV.

Before we get to the pros and cons of this product, we should address the huge elephant in the room. Specifically, we’re talking about the fact that the Sceptre U405CV-U is not a Smart TV. Under HDTV circumstances, this wouldn’t be such an earth shattering issue, but those that purchase a 4K TV usually expect this included benefit since they’re aiming for the very top of the food chain. This doesn’t mean that the Sceptre U405CV-U is any less of a 4K TV, but that’s pretty much the only thing you would be buying.


  • Good picture
  • Mobile streaming
  • Automatic image adjustments


  • Poor audio
  • Not a Smart TV

Not being a Smart TV can surely be daunting if you’re looking to buy the Sceptre U405CV-U but if you just want a regular TV with 4K capabilities, it can be a blessing in disguise due to the lower price point. This review proves that the device can hold its own from this point of view. Let us know what you think in the comments. Is this a bargain for you or is no Smart functionality a deal breaker for you?

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