Sceptre U435CV-UMC 4K 43" HDMI 2.0 HDCP 2.2 HDTV $249.99 FS @ Walmart.com

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sceptre-...HD-2160p-60Hz-LED-HDTV-4K-x-2K/46867816#about

http://www.sceptre.com/spec-370.html

I didn't see anything about 4:4:4 Chroma sub-sampling in the specs page, but it does have three HDMI2.0-capable ports, with HDCP 2.2.

No mention of HDR either.

So, I have no idea if this would make a good PC monitor or not. Perhaps someone can dig up a review of it used as a PC monitor somewhere? If nothing else, it's a cheap 4K TV set, but it seems like most commercial 4K content (streaming services, and 4K BR), are linking 4K with HDR, so if you buy a 4K TV w/o HDR, you may be left out of most commercial 4K content.
 
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Absolutely stunning as a computer monitor
8/3/2016
Customer review by Benjamin
5.0 stars by Benjamin
I bought this to tentatively replace a 4 monitor setup at work (2x Dell P2314H + 2 additional smaller displays) - with hope that it would be great, but the understanding that at this price I might be sorely disappointed. At the $229.99 purchase price, this was the least expensive 4K60 capable display in any size at the time. I run this with scaling set to 100% at a viewing distance of roughly 3ft. Windows 10 makes 4-window split screen a snap (as pictured). This is run on a Dell Latitude E5570 w/ Intel HD 530 graphics --> Dell E-Port docking station --> DisplayPort --> Club3D DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapter --> HDMI to achieve 4K @ 60hz. 30hz also works fine directly off the HDMI port on the laptop. Out of the box, as a computer monitor, the text is rough - even turning Sharpness down in the menu only helped a bit. The key is getting into the factory menu - Press "Menu" then the numbers 7343 while at the main menu - and changing the Sharpness curve to 0 across the board. Once that was complete, the text is completely clear in all situations I've encountered so far. Prior to figuring out the factory menu Sharpness settings, I ordered a 2nd display to compare this to - another budget favorite, the Seiki SE42UM, which was about $50 more expensive (bought on eBay, new). I figured the Seiki, with a long forum thread about it on an enthusiast forum and generally good reviews from many people using it as a computer monitor, had to be better than the Sceptre. The Seiki arrived 3 days into my using the Sceptre, so I had a good amount of time in w/ the Sceptre to compare to. I figured without a doubt I'd be returning the Sceptre once I hooked up the Seiki. Well, I hooked up the Seiki - updated the firmware (necessary out of the box to get rid of extreme input lag) - and I was blown away by how much better the SCEPTRE was! Viewing angles, text clarity, contrast, color, low input lag - in every single metric, the Sceptre was better. Within an hour of trying to calibrate the Seiki to be anywhere near the Sceptre (not possible), I knew the Seiki would be going back even though it was going to be more of a pain to do so. In short - the Sceptre excels for my purposes - fantastic viewing angles, great color, plenty of inputs, low input lag, great looks, etc... It feels like a much more expensive display than it is. Even the buttons and the faux brushed metal bezel felt much more high end than the Seiki. Except for being a little more reflective than I'd like for a computer monitor, I am beyond satisfied. The only con is that there seems to be adaptive backlighting based on what's on the screen, and no menu settings that I can find seem to disable it. It's a minor annoyance, and one I will happily live with for how great the rest of the experience is. I hope the display holds up in the long term getting 8+ hours per day of use - time will tell.
 
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Great TV - 3rd Sceptre and they all outlived Visio
8/23/2016
Customer review by StevenR
5.0 stars by StevenR

Fantastic deal. The picture is great as a TV at 1080P and fantastic as a monitor at 4K. I do not game but write code and even in landscape it provides hundreds of lines of text and more than 2x what I get at 1080P as the programs (Toad IDE) use so much space for menus and such that the extra space is all code.

Great price Outstanding Picture!
7/5/2016
Customer review by bigD
5.0 stars by bigD
What an awesome deal! I'm using it for my computer monitor, and It was better than I expected. I have a EVGA 980 graphics card and it handles 4k UHD easily. Make sure your internet speed is at least 20 Mb per sec or it may have to buffer videos to avoid stopping and starting. The 4k is beautiful and detailed with great color rendition. Setup is easy, as I didn't have to do any firmware update to prevent input lag. all my friends who bought other 4k tv's had to update their tv as there was major input lag. Better get this tv before the price goes up. The word is getting around and demand is certain to go up because of price and performance being outstanding. I have been thinking about a larger monitor in the 40" range for a long time. I research every purchase I make and when the Sceptre came out, the reviews were great. It is not a smart tv, but because I'm using it for my monitor, my computer is way more capable in handling those functions. Bottom line, for the price, it's an outstanding 4k tv/monitor.
 
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