• 42" LCD 1080P 120Hz HDTV
  • High Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • 4 x HDMI Ports
  • ATSC / NTSC / Clear QAM
  • 10 Watts x 2 speakers


Enhance your home theater experience with the X420BV-F120 42” LCD TV. Featuring 1080P, 16,000:1 dynamitic ratio, 4 HDMI, and a 5.1 Digital Audio Output for a complete entertainment experience. With TruMotion 120Hz helps double the video frames from 60-120 per second to reduce motion blur caused by action scenes. The elegant frame Piano Black finish is great match for your everyday home décor, especially in the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

Key Features

Swivel Base

The swivel base allows you to rotate your HDTV up to +/- 15 degrees so you can obtain the best view of the screen in all its brilliant clarity.

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.

ROKU Ready

Just plug in the Roku streaming stick into the MHL port and you can instantly stream your favorite movies and TV shows on your TV.


HDMI not only delivers superior digital video and audio, but also, connects both to the TV with only one cable.

Parental Control

Limits TV and movie viewing based on movie & TV rating as you select each rating. V-chip provides parents with the ability to determine their children’s viewing options based on the movie and television content rating system.


Let’s you view your pictures as a slideshow or listen to your favorite music via the USB port.  Just insert your flash drive into the USB port for the ultimate entertainment.

Analog Audio Out

Offering superior backwards compatibility for stereo receivers, Sceptre TVs are built with a pair of analog RCA audio outputs which will enrich your audio experience without the necessity of purchasing new digital audio equipment.

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.

Screen Size

42" (42" Diagonal corner to corner)

Aspect Ratio

Wide Screen 16:9

Refresh Rate

120 Hz


500 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio

4,000 : 1

Dynamic Contrast Ratio

16,000 : 1


1920 x 1080

Response Time

4ms (G-to-G)



Lamp Life

50,000+ Hour

Viewing Angle

178º (Horizontal) / 178º  (Vertical)

On Screen Display Control (OSD)

Auto Image Adjust, Contrast/Brightness,  Input Select, Audio Adjust,  Color Adjust, Information, Manual Image Adjust, Setup Menu, Memory Recall

OSD Language

English (Default), French, Spanish

Built-in Tuner


Auto Dynamic Contrast Enhancement


Weak Signal Enhancement


Comb Filter


De-interlace Technology


Noise Reduction


MPEG Noise Reduction


Built-in Speakers

10 watts per Channel

Surround Sound Mode


Sound Equalizer Settings


Auto Volume Level Control


Tilt Angles


Swivel Angles


Height Adjustable


Neck & Base Detachable


Wall Mountable


-December 22, 2014
Good buy

Pros: I bought this 42" set about 3 years ago to replace a 32" that just wasn't large enough. I wall mounted this in my workshop at home for viewing from the covered patio. Distance is about 20' and size is good. Picture is bright enough to watch during the day or night with lights on.

Cons: The angle on the IR receiver is narrow and the remote needs to be directly in front of the set to work correctly. Not a huge deal.

Other Thoughts: I've used several Sceptre monitors and TV's over the past 10 years and have not been dissappointed.

-July 28, 2013
3 Year Follow Up

Excellent TV & highly reliable. Not one single problem
& screen display is still perfect without a single dead
pixel. Had the lowest profile of any 42" LCD on the market @ that time so I was able to fit it over my fireplace
mantel with a 1/2" to spare.

-July 20, 2010
Great Buy

Love the selection of inputs, should have gone DVI instead of the VGA, but makes no matter when you can just use one of the 4 HDMI inputs. Sceptre's always been a great LCD Panel manufacturer, I've owned their screens or their OEM screens in the past and have always been pleased, this is my first foray into their TV lineup, but so far I'm not disappointed in my choice.

-April 17, 2010
Good Goin Sceptre

Beautiful picture with plenty of options to set the view how you want it.
Dark blacks and you can set the brightness far beyond what I care to do.
Has virtually any input and output you could want on a tv

-March 29, 2010
Excellent Product, Excellent Price

I have been VERY pleasantly surprised by the quality of the picture and of the TV set in general. I would say that this set holds its own with much higher priced premium sets. I can highly recommend this set...

-January 7, 2010
Very Good

LARGE. Perfect size TV for my apartment.  Very good picture. Not one single dead pixel. TV shipped to me in perfect condition. Great TV for the price. DVD's up-scaled on PS3 look amazing and sharp. It eats games for lunch. No ghosting, everything is perfect.  A USB plug to view pictures on a usb device. that is very nice.  I don't plan to use this a pc monitor but I hooked it up and it works perfectly.  Over the air antenna works very good with an old rabbit ear set I have.  Personally, I don't know why anyone would pay more than what I paid for this TV because it delivers exactly what I was anticipating a HD TV to be.

-November 22, 2009
Don't Have Any Complaints

Wonderful color reproduction, bright, and 4 HDMI connections!!! I only use 2 of them, but it's nice to know I have room to expand. BluRays, PS3, and HDTV looks awesome. I really couldn't ask for more. A bonus is the PIP features that offer multiple sizes/ layouts to handle when my wife and I can't decide what to watch.  I own 3 Sceptre's. One is a 23" monitor for home that I've had for over 2 years, another is a 32" TV that I also use as a monitor at work. Along with this TV, all 3 have been amazing quality, with lots of features. I love Sceptre!  

-October 12, 2009
I'm satisfied

Not much to add to other reviews. As a Canadian purchaser, I am happy with the delivery time. Good picture. Another set each of component and composite video inputs would have been nice. Appreciate the picture-in-picture or picture-on-picture modes. Connected my laptop to the VGA and watched live timing, from the web, for a Formula 1 race while watching the race live on TV. Had a Blu-ray player within a week and high-definition cable within two to take advantage of the TV. Awesome!

-September 25, 2009
Surpassed Expectations

There's nothing I can add that other reviewers of this product have not already noted. No dead pixels on the set. Beautiful picture. Amazing value given the price vs the specs. It will be hard to come upon a better deal. I was about as skeptical as anyone can be between ordering online, the relatively low price tag, and the lack of popularity of the manufacturer in the LCD TV market. All concerns were put to bed upon arrival. If you are in doubt, pull the trigger on this one... you will not be disappointed. 

-September 12, 2009
Quality Exceeds My Expectations

This TV is the best comparing to any other TV with similar pricing. The quality and performance are way exceeding my expectation.

-September 11, 2009
All Expectations Met

I bought this based on the earlier reviews and I was not disappointed. It fully met my expectations. It's great value for the price.

-September 8, 2009
Excellent TV

I was a little skeptical about the brand because I hadn't heard of them before, but wow was I wrong.  Super smooth picture with 120Hz, beautiful on 1080p. If you are a serious gamer or want a good lcd tv this is for you. I didn't even need a digital converter to watch tv because it has the QAM tuner built in which is somthing that I was looking for. I can't say give this tv enough praise, I would recommend this tv to everyone. The price is right, the performance and quality are just as good or better than Sony, Panasonic, LG, etc. Don't fall for the hype of larger mainstream brands, look at the specs. This is the way to go.

Technical Support

Customer Service

Energy Guide
Frame Recover




Lamp adjustment


Picture mode



1080P, 1080i, 720P, 480P

HDMI Input Support

1080P, 1080i, 720P, 480P video signal HDCP video up to 1080P

VGA Input Support

PC Input Max Resolution : 1920 x 1080@ 60hz  
Native Resolution : 1920 x 1080

Power Range

12Vdc == 3.0A

Power Consumption

<23W (Typical) / (Standby)   <1W




4 x HDMI

Cable / Antenna Input

1 × IEC-Connector 75 Ohm

Component (YPbPr) Input

2 × Component

Composite Video

1 x Composite


1 x S-Video Input


1 × D-SUB terminal (blue, 15 pin)

VGA Audio In

1 × Audio In terminal (black)

USB Input

1 × USB 2.0

SPDIF Audio Output

1 × SPDIF (Coaxial, Orange)

Analog Audio Output

1   (2 × RCA terminals (white, red))

Headphone Output

1 × Earphone terminal (black)

TV with Stand (Inch)

40.45” x 27.3” x 4.45”

TV without Stand (Inch)

40.45" x 27.3” x 9.12”

Packaging Dimension (Inch)

43.2" x 32.05" x 11.34"

Net Weight with Stand

49 lb

Net Weight without Stand

47.5 lb

Gross Weight

62 lb

VESA Hole Pattern (mm)

400mm x 200mm

Screw Size (mm)

M6 x 12mm

Limited Parts and Labor

One Year