Sceptre A658CV-U Review

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The 2020 Sceptre A658CV U is an entry-level Smart TV that’s got okay coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, decent HDR performance, and fast response times, but narrow viewing angles and missing 2.1 HDMI ports might dissuade pro gamers.

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Launched in 2020, the Sceptre A658CV U is an entry-level 4K Smart TV. Its UHD display uses LED technology to create high-resolution pictures with sharper contrasts of lights and darks, making it great for users that enjoy watching movies in a dark setting. In addition, the TV’s upscaling of sub-4K content to UHD is spectacular, and with built-in support for Google Assistant, users will be able to control the TV through their voice easily.

Regarding its sound, the 65-inch TV features a surround sound setting that movie lovers will love, while casual gamers will breeze through fast-action gameplay thanks to a super-quick response time of 8ms. Get to the end of this Sceptre A658CV U review to find out what else experts said, and how it compares to other top rated TVs.


our Verdict

The 2020 Sceptre A658CV U is a budget 4K Smart TV that’s great for general TV and PC users. It has a decent 68% coverage for the color gamut and good HDR performance. Pro gamers might not be impressed with the lack of a Variable Refresh Rate, 2.1 HDMI ports, and tight viewing angles, but its 8ms response time could be good enough for casual players. If you’re a gamer, you might want to check out the Sony A80J OLED TV with its pair of HDMI 2.1 ports.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Fast 8ms response time
  • Excellent upscaling of content to native 4K quality
  • Built-in Chromecast for mobile/device screencasting
  • MEMC 120 technology for decent motion handling

Reason to Avoid

  • No HDMI 2.1 port for next-gen gaming consoles
  • Tight viewing angles
  • No support for a Variable Refresh Rate

Sceptre A658CV-U Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight Typen/a
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputsn/a
HDR FormatYes
LED Panel TypeLED Panel Typen/a
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformYes
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)0
HDR Brightness (nits)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)0
Color Washout (Degrees)0
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)0
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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