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Sceptre A658CV-U Review

True Score

73
72
1

Experts

77
178

Consumers

Product Awards

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Expert Rankings

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.

Product Snapshot

Overview

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.

Consensus

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
VRRVRRn/a

All Specs

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

All Tests

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Expert Score

72

*.75

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C

Customer Score

77

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

73

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Expert Scores

  • Consumer Reports
    35.4

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