U438CV-UMC

  • 43” LED 4K UHD TV
  • High Resolution 3840 x 2160
  • HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2
  • MEMC 120
  • Support MHL Function

Overview

Take in the scenery as 8 million pixels illuminate a world of endless color and stunning detail. Sceptre 4K Ultra High-Definition displays have 4 times the number of pixels as a Full HD display, turning your shows into an epic UHD viewing experience. 

The unequalled color and clear brilliance of 4k will provide more natural and lifelike images than have ever been viewed on a 43” screen. 4 HDMI ports allow you to connect up to four devices at once, so you can stream, browse, and listen to all of your favorite multimedia.  The HDMI 2.0 ports allow you to seamlessly stream 4k video to get the most rewarding viewing experience that is available on the market.  Explore your apps on this giant LED screen once you connect your smartphone or tablet to the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) port (HDMI 1).  The innovative USB port further expands functionality, allowing users to listen to music and view digital pictures quickly and conveniently.  

 


Key Features


Superior 4K Picture

Enter an unrivaled world of color variation, impressive contrasts, and image detail with 4K resolution (3840 x 2160). Sceptre 4K delivers a superior picture with 8 million pixels, four times more than a 1080P Full HDTV. 

UHD Upscaling

Enjoy all your videos with UHD upscaling.  With an advanced video chipset, Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD), or Full High Definition (FHD) will be vividly enhanced to 4k resolution which delivers a picture quality that nears the degree of excellence of a UHD display.  This display will breathe new life into the colors of your older movies and TV shows.

MEMC 120

With a MEMC 120 (Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation), all action-packed sequences will flow smoothly from frame to frame for the ultimate experience. Enjoy every moment of the auto enhanced picture quality especially for all your favorite sports, video games, and movies packed with action.

HDMI 2.0

Connect all your favorite devices- game consoles, blu-ray devices, laptops- and stream up to 60 frames a second. HDMI 2.0 ensures you get the best picture and audio quality from your 4K display. 

HDCP 2.2

HDCP 2.2 ensures that all the 4K content that is transferred from a source (Blu-Ray player, DVD player, etc.) to the display (the TV) is secured with copyright protection.  Bearing your convenience and future use in mind, Sceptre is compliant with HDCP 2.2 on most of its 4K UHD TVs.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

MHL allow streaming of contents from your compatible smartphone or tablet to Sceptre TV, which capitalize on the visually enhanced picture quality.

Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Audio Return Channel, or ARC, uses a single HDMI connection to send audio from a TV to the SoundBar or AV Receiver.  Using one HDMI cable, video is send to the TV with an HDMI cable, and that same HDMI cable sends audio from the TV back down the same cable.

Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)

The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature allows users to control HDMI connected devices with only one remote.   Since more audio content can now be accessed with ARC and CEC, entertainment just took a giant leap forward.

Customer Service

Our customer service representatives are, and have always been, based in the USA, guaranteeing that our customers’ needs are met as efficiently as possible.

30 years of Experience

For over 30 years, Sceptre Inc. has maintained its winning formula of designing and delivering quality products for affordable prices in the USA.  Founded in City of Industry, California, our mission ensures that our products continually evolve to better suit your needs.

Backlight Type

LED

Active Screen Size

43" (Viewable 42.5” Diagonal)

Aspect Ratio

Wide Screen 16:9

Brightness

250 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio

1,200 : 1

Dynamic Contrast Ratio

15,000 : 1

True Resolution

Ultra HD - 3840 x 2160

Auto Refresh Rate

MEMC 120

Response Time

6.5 ms (G-to-G)

Display Colors

1.07G (10-bit)

Lamp Life

30,000+ Hours

Viewing Angle

178° (Horizontal) / 178° (Vertical)

True Ultra High Definition 4k x 2k Display

3840 x 2160

HDCP Version

2.2 (Specifically design for 4k video)

HDMI 2.0

Support latest Standard for 4k x 2k video at 60Hz input signal.

CEC & ARC

Available

On Screen Display Control (OSD)

Picture, Sound, Channel, Setup

Color Temperature

Warm, Normal (Default), Cool

Picture Fine Tune Control

Brightness, Contrast, Backlight, Color, Tint, Sharpness

Aspect Ratio

Normal, Wide, Cinema, Zoom

OSD Language

English (Default), Spanish, French

White Balance

Adjustable. Multiple Preset Options available. 

Surround Sound Mode

Available

Sound Equalizer Settings

5-band

Auto Volume Level Control

AVL available

Additional Audio Adjustable Control

Treble, Bass, Balance, Volume, Mute control, Preset EQ

Built-in Tuner

ATSC / NTSC

Auto Dynamic Contrast Enhancement

Available

Weak Signal Enhancement

Equipped

Noise Reduction

Equipped

Built-in Stereo Speakers

2 x 10W 8 Ohm

Second Audio Program (SAP)

Available

Editable Channel Label

Available

Closed Captioning (CC)

Available

Program Guide

Available

Parental Control (V-Chip)

USA & Canada V-Chip available

Digital Clock

Equipped

Sleep Timer

Available

Channel Block (with passcode)

Available

Show / Hide Channel

Available

Power Saving Mode

Available

Energy Guide
HDMI Input

4 x HDMI
(HDMI1: HDMI2.0, HDCP 2.2, MHL, CEC;
HDMI 2: HDMI2.0, HDCP 2.2, CEC;
HDMI 3: HDMI2.0, HDCP 2.2, CEC;
HDMI 4: HDMI1.4, ARC, CEC)

MHL

1 x MHL (MHL Port shares with HDMI 1)

Cable / Antenna Input

1 x IEC-connector 75 Ohm

Component (YPbPr) Input

1 x Component 

Composite Video

1 x Composite (Video and Audio ports share with Component)

VGA Input Support

N/A

PC Audio In

N/A

USB input

1 x USB 2.0

SPDIF Audio Output

1 x SPDIF (Optical, Black)

Analog Audio Output (L + R)

1 (2 x RCA terminals (White, Red)) via Mini Line Out jack (Cable not included)

Headphone Output

N/A

HDTV Signal Supports

1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i

HDMI Input Signal Support

4K, 1080/24p, 1080/60p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i

Component Input Signal

1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i

VGA Input Signal Support

N/A

Power Range

100 - 240VAC, 60/50Hz, 2A (Max.)

Maximum Power Consumption

≤ 74W

Typical Power Consumption

48W

Standby Power Consumption

≤ 0.5W

Chassis Colors

Black Housing

Stand Type

Matted-Finished Metal

Bezel Width

Top, Left and Right: 0.50” ; Bottom: 0.82”

Slim Design

Ultra Slim

Tilt

N/A

Swivel

N/A

Height Adjustment

N/A

Neck Detachable

N/A

Base Detachable

Capable

Wall Mountable

Capable

VESA Wall Mount Hole Pattern (mm)

400mm x 200mm

Wall Mount Screw Size (mm)

M6 x 9mm

Screws for Neck

N/A

Screws for Metal base

M4 x 14mm (4pcs)

With stand (inch, W x H x D)

38.2” x 23.6” x 9.1”

Without stand (inch, W x H x D)

38.2” x 22.3” x 2.9”

Packaging Dimension (inch, W x H x D)

41.54" x 25.98" 6.46"

With stand

15.62 lb

Without stand

14.59 lb

Gross Weight

22.77 lb

Approval

cETLus, FCC, MHL, ISTA 3A, ISTA 6A, HDMI

What‘s in the box

Display,
Stand (Left & Right),
User Guide,
Warranty Card,
Screws for Stand,
Remote Control

Warranty

1 Year Limited Parts and Labor

Songwriterman -September 13, 2016
Awesome tv for price and more

Bought it November 2015 its September 2016 and not one problem happy I got this one love all the hdmi ports and the av connection and the others too much to list couldn't be more happier with another model I'm enjoying this tv Would and will buy another product from sceptre Thank you for my tv and no problems what so ever i recommend this to my friends and all others who want a good product for the money compared to high end models this should be right up there next to them very good tv for the money Charles Brewer (Happy Owner)

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Yes, I recommend this product.
Danny -August 15, 2016
Good for the price

The tv is great for the price, only down side is the volume doesnt go too high but its just enough where it gets a little loud

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Yes, I recommend this product.
-August 8, 2016
Great TV, Okay Sound, Excellent Value!

I was a little worried about getting this TV for such a low price ($229.99) but I'm glad I did! I've heard of the brand but have never owned any products from Sceptre. I've had it about a week now. I'm using it as a 4k computer monitor. It's connected to a GTX 1070 graphics card, that supports 4k resolution @ 60hz. Firstly, it looks really nice in person, slim bezels, clean edges, really low profile. It's REALLY light weight and it has ample connections for your video input. Next, in my opinion i think the colors and everything looks great. I watched a few 4k videos from YouTube and they all looked amazing! Reminds me of how I felt when 1080p was the new thing. The audio is a little fickle. Seems to go in and out. It does get pretty loud tho. This isn't really an issue for me, as I can get PC speakers if need be. If using as a TV then maybe I would get a soundbar or something more reliable. Not gonna knock any stars tho. Set up was easy, just attach the 2 legs to the bottom. It even came with a screw driver! I would recommend this TV to whomever!

-July 27, 2016
Five Stars

great TV

-July 20, 2016
Five Stars

-June 14, 2016
Not that cheap

Works Pretty well. All
The right inputs and the 4K is 4K
This tv has all you really need

-June 5, 2016
Five Stars

works great very good picture

Mr Safety -May 24, 2016
Totally satisfied!!!

I picked the TV up today.. It took me less than a half of an hour to set it up. I had no issues. The color and sound is excellent.

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Yes, I recommend this product.
Smark81 -May 11, 2016
Great value for the price!!!!

I got mine about a week and a half ago and could not be happier! The sound leaves a bit to be desired, but it was nothing my sound bar could not handle. Plan on getting a bigger one down the road. The coolest part is that it even came with a screwdriver to put the stand on!!!! Who else does that?

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Yes, I recommend this product.
-April 22, 2016
Set up was very easy. Best part about the setup was that the ...

I was on the hunt for a new 4K TV that will be able display 4K content with my Nvidia Shield and for the TV to be somewhat cheap. A simple Google search pointed me in the right direction. I narrowed down my choice between a Sceptre and a Vizio TV. At first, I was skeptical because I had not heard of Sceptre. I decided to take a risk and purchased the Sceptre. The TV was delivered within the given time frame. When I first opened the package, everything was neatly organized. Set up was very easy. Best part about the setup was that the TV came with a screwdriver! As soon as I turned the TV on, I was in for a surprise. The picture quality of this TV is superb!!!! I could finally stream 4k content on my TV!! The image was rich and clear. The sound was also very powerful. The best thing about this TV was the MEMC120 feature. This feature will let the TV flow smoothly from frame to frame which is perfect for fast paced videogames. Overall, I think this TV was well worth the money. This is a high quality TV that is half the price of other 4K TVs. I highly recommend this TV to anyone looking to upgrade into the future of 4K.

-April 8, 2016
Nice deal and good TV

It's a great tv and good deal! This TV is thin, light and colorful. The color looks great when I watch movies.

-April 1, 2016
Great upgrade from my old TV

Purchased this along side the Sceptre Power SoundBar and subwoofer.

Both items pair really well together and look great in my living room.

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Really awesome color and bright display. Our parties and family game days are now even more exciting being able to watch in 4k and HD. You never miss a detail.

I would definitely buy this again. Sceptre makes good affordable products.

Contains input and output ports for 4x Hdmi, USB, component, and composite.
Outputs include SPDIF optical audio, and 3.5mm mini line out audio jack. On point with the availability of ports. Love that it was really easy to mount.
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The Sceptre U438CV-UMC 4k LED tv offered great bang for the buck and is definitely a must have. Have not had any issues yet.

-April 1, 2016
I already have a 50” Sceptre TV I purchase over 2 years ago and I love it. So I wanted to buy a budget ...

After I received it, I was not disappointed. I connected it to my computer through HDMI to play some high definition content and wow, the picture quality is superb! Very sharp and vibrant pictures, and the sound quality is loud and sharp. I highly recommend since the price point for this 4K TV is very reasonable, and it’s worth picking up!

-March 13, 2016
I bought this with the Sceptre Power Soundbar because I know the sound coming from the tv will be good, but not great

This is my first 4K Tv. I bought this with the Sceptre Power Soundbar because I know the sound coming from the tv will be good, but not great. I will be using this tv with my computer. With the computer, 4K tv, and Power Soundbar, it is like I created my own personal entertainment center. There isn't many sources out there that is 4K, and those 4K sources out there are not that amazing like those demos inside the B&M stores. The TV has more than enough HDMI ports that I would want. I can't wait until UHD Bluray players come out so I can see how much better the picture quality can be from this TV.

joemama -February 18, 2016
Very good picture

Have had this over a month and still can't get over what a clear picture it has.I have seen that some people criticized the sound,but it really is loud and clear and comparable to any other tv.

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Yes, I recommend this product.
-February 17, 2016
best tv everz!

This is the most affordable 4K TV I can find which doubles as a 4K computer monitor!! There are haters and there are believers. It's all about the the mindset of buying a basic non-brand TV. Is this a top of the line super duper 4K TV with all the bells and whistles and it gets you coffee on the side? no. It's a basic TV low priced that does 4K resolution for me.

With my GTX 980 I look at my stock trade webpage with full details without sacrificing any space, and I can still play video on the side. My Roku 4 streams all videos 1080P (upscaled to 4K) and real 4K videos perfectly (I'd rather have a separate dedicated streaming box than those built in junk since the smart TVs have really slow app updates and they response to the remote is super laggy). I did see a lot of people criticize about the panel being 3k because of the RGBW pixels, but I don't see any of those problems, I sit 3 feet away from the TV when I use it as a monitor and 5-6 feet away when I play my ROKU. Maybe that is why, but frankly who sits within 1 feet and criticize pixels all day. That's like complaining MP3 isn't loss less or JPEG has compressed artifacts. Nothing is perfect in life!

My only worry is that it won't last as long as the premium brands, but with the money I saved (OLED $$$$, name brand still $100+ difference vs this one based on my research 1/20/2016) , I got to buy an extended warranty for 5 years and a dedicated streaming box. Best deal any day.

-February 16, 2016
Affordably the best TV you can get for upcoming 4K era

This is affordably the best TV you can get for the upcoming 4K era. Wasn't expecting a 4K TV at $300 price range to be working like such a charm.

Been using it for my Xbox One and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, picture looks gorgeous, at both native 4K resolution and upscaled 4K. TV supports native 4K at 60Hz refresh rate, which means you will get lag-less 3840x2160.

With the extra HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) functions built in, I can wake and sleep my TV with my Xbox controller, no remote control needed, ever.

Debo -December 24, 2015
Great TV

I got mine about a week and a half ago and could not be happier! The sound leaves a bit to be desired, but it was nothing my sound bar could not handle. Plan on getting a bigger one down the road. The coolest part is that it even came with a screwdriver to put the stand on!!!! Who else does that?

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Yes, I recommend this product.
RobertC -December 9, 2015
Awsome TV Best!

I love, love, love this TV. I made a the best purchase of my life!!!

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Terry464 -December 8, 2015
Great picture, Great value!!

This is my second Sceptre TV purchase. I bought a 32" model a couple of years ago for my son and it has been a great TV with a good picture. This is a replacement for our tv on the back porch and it hasa better picture than the 55" LG we have in the living room. Highly recommend this brand.

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