U550CV-UMC (2019)

55" 4K UHD TV

  • 3840 x 2160 4K Resolution
  • HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2
  • MHL
  • Clear QAM
  • ARC & CEC
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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.


With sharper contrasts of light and darks, LED display delivers a vast array of rich colors, ensuring that moving images have never been so pleasing to the eyes. LED Display offers a lifelike picture, complete with bright colors and crisp images.

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.

Multiple Ports

MEMC 120 rapidly accelerates the refresh rate in all four HDMI ports, ensuring that images are sharply visible even during fast-paced action scenes. MHL is shared with HDMI 1 so tap into all of your latest app obsessions on a big screen.  Component ports will support resolutions up to 1080P FHD. A USB port is available for connecting the 4K UHD TV to laptops, mobile devices, and so much more. Connect to your favorite audio devices with the Optical and LineOut Audio outputs.

HDMI 2.0

HDMI 2.0 connects all your favorite devices - game consoles, blu-ray devices, laptops - and delivers the best version of the visual and audio content on the 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.


MHL allows you to stream content from a compatible smartphone or tablet to the Sceptre TV, capitalizing on the visually enhanced picture quality.

USB Port

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.

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.

VESA Wall Mountable

The VESA wall mount provides the ideal position to view your TV and eliminates cable clutter, contributing a stylishly modern addition to your decor.

Energy Star V7.0

Products that are ENERGY STAR-qualified prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. The ENERGY STAR name and marks are registered marks owned by the U.S. government, as part of their energy efficiency and environmental activities.

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

Founded in the City of Industry, California over 30 years ago, Sceptre Inc. made a promise to create and deliver superior products for remarkably affordable prices, a rare tradition that has continued to this day.

  • 3840 x 2160 4K Resolution
  • HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2
  • MHL
  • Clear QAM
  • ARC & CEC

Take in the scenery as four times the pixels of Full HD resolution illuminate a world of endless color and stunning detail that can only be found on the Sceptre U Series.

HDMI 2.0:  Explore all the 4K content that you want without sacrificing streaming performance.  HDMI 2.0 is compatible with all previous HDMI versions so any HDMI equipped device will do.


HDCP 2.2 guarantees that all 4K material is copyright protected and will readily stream all 4k content that is available currently and in the future.


Audio Return Channel (ARC):  Send and receive all audio content on the Sceptre UHD TV using one HDMI cable.

Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):  Gain control of the TV and all connected devices (up to 15 total) all on one remote.  Impressively, also control the TV with the connected devices.


USB 2.0:  Instantly skim through pictures and access stored music when a flash drive is inserted into the USB port.




Active Screen Size
54.6” Diagonal Viewable
Refresh Rate
Aspect Ratio
Wide Screen 16:9
Display Colors
1.07B (10-bit)
Response Time
8 ms (G-to-G)
Contrast Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Brightness (cd/m²)
250 cd/m2
Viewing Angle
178° (Horizontal) / 178° (Vertical)
Backlight Type
Backlight Life
30,000+ Hours
True Resolution
Ultra HD - 3840 x 2160

Audio Features

Auto Volume Level Control
AVL available
Audio Adjustable Control
Treble, Bass, Balance, Volume, Mute control, Preset EQ
Equalizer Settings
Surround Sound Mode

Highlight Features

HDCP Version
2.2 (Specifically design for 4k video)
HDMI 2.0
Support latest Standard for 4k x 2k video at 60Hz input signal.
True Ultra High Definition 4k x 2k Display
3840 x 2160

Video Features

On Screen Display Control (OSD)
Picture, Sound, Channel, Parental, Setup
Color Temperature
Warm, Normal (Default), Cool
Adjustable Picture Control
Brightness, Contrast, Backlight, Color, Tint, Sharpness
OSD Supported Languages
English (Default), Spanish, French
White Balance
Adjustable. Multiple Preset Options available.
Aspect Ratio
Normal, Wide, Cinema, Zoom

Other Features

Auto Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Built-in Stereo Speakers
2 x 10W/8Ω
Built-in Tuner
Energy Guide
Show/Hide Channel
Weak Signal Enhancement
Comb Filter
De-interlace Technology
Noise Reduction
Second Audio Program (SAP)
User Define Channel Label
Closed Captioning (CC)
Program Guide
Parental Control (V-Chip)
USA & Canada
Digital Clock
Sleep Timer
Channel Block (with passcode)
Analog & Digital
Users Define Source Name

Input and Output

HDMI (# of Ports & Version)
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)
Supported HDMI Signals
Up to 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz; 4K, 1080/24p, 1080/60p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Cable / Antenna Input
1 x IEC-connector 75 Ohm
USB Input
1 x USB 2.0
SPDIF Audio Output
1 x SPDIF (Optical, Black)
Supported HDTV Signals
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Component (YPbPr) Input
1 x Component
Supported Component Signals
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Composite Video
1 x Composite (Video and Audio ports share with Component)
Analog Audio Output (L + R)
1 (2 x RCA terminals (White, Red)) via Mini Line Out jack (Cable not included)

Mechanical Features

Chassis Colors
Black Housing
Stand Detachable
Stand Type
Matted-Finished Metal
Wall Mount Screw Size (mm)
M6 x 10mm
Wall Mountable
Slim Design
Ultra Slim
VESA Mount Pattern (mm)
400 x 300mm
VESA Mount Screw Size (mm)
Stand Screw Size & Quantity (mm)
M4 x 16mm (4pcs)


With stand (inch, W x H x D)
50.31” x 30.07” x 9.39”
Carton Box Dimension (inches, W x H x D)
52.71" x 31.89" x 6.22"
Without Stand (inch, W x H x D)
48.67” x 28.16” x 3.02”


With Stand
25.66 lb
Gross Weight (lbs)
35.71 lb
Without Stand
25.13 lb


Power Range (V, A, Hz)
100 - 240VAC, 60/50Hz, 3A (Max.)
Power Consumption (Typical)
≤ 0.5W

Regulations / Certifications

Energy Star, HDMI

What's in the Box?

Display x 1, Stand x 1 (Left & Right legs), User Guide x 1, Warranty Card x 1, Stand Screws x 4, Screwdriver x 1, Remote Control x 1, User Manual x 1
Remote Control Model No


Limited Parts and Labor
1 Year
5.027 Reviews


By On August 15 00:00:00 , 2019

I have three other scepter TVs in my house. I’ve never had a problem with them. This one arrived in a timely manner, the Fed ex guy brought it right in my house because it was heavy. It’s perfect. I don’t need stereo sound or whatever everybody complains about but if I did, I would just buy a sound bar. It’s huge. It’s a bargain. If I ever have trouble, I will update this review. But all of my other scepter TVs, which I’ve had for over two years, have never had a problem. It says right on the box not to press on the screen. I wonder if the people having problems with pixels or pressing on the screen or something.



55" Sceptre

This TV has an awesome picture. The sound is great until you are trying to watch a movie. Doesn't make sense on that part. You just can't beat it for the price. Five stars


Sceptre 55"

Amazing picture quality, very user friendly. Great sound and it's also very light. It's not obnoxiously heavy like my past t.v's.


love the 4k picture. was amazed. Have had very good luck with sceptre tv's in the past also


What's not to love?

I have three other scepter TVs in my house. I’ve never had a problem with them. This one arrived in a timely manner, the Fed ex guy brought it right in my house because it was heavy. It’s perfect. I don’t need stereo sound or whatever everybody complains about but if I did, I would just buy a sound bar. It’s huge. It’s a bargain. If I ever have trouble, I will update this review. But all of my other scepter TVs, which I’ve had for over two years, have never had a problem. It says right on the box not to press on the screen. I wonder if the people having problems with pixels or pressing on the screen or something.



very good price. was easy to set up and the picture so far is great


Exceptional Value

Great TV for the price. Its not a smart TV. But it works great for the PS4


Great TV; Unbeatable Price

This is an awesome TV that is not a "smart tv". If you use Chromecast from Google, this is the best 4k hdtv for the money.


Great for the price!

Great pic!! I was very nervous to buy this TV since it was pretty cheap but I'm so happy I did. My only complaint is the sound isn't the best but I have a sound bar so it's perfect now! I would totally recommend this TV.


all of my tvs are spectre and this one didnt disappoint. great buy


Awesome TV shows

I'm totally happy with my purchase this TV has great picture and sound


55" Sceptre excellent TV for the price "get one"

a very good TV ,great picture, sound not so good, i used a sound bar, now great. good price for this unit, has many hook ups.everything worked. I would recomend this Sceptre TV


Best Buy.

Some people would stay away from this television simply because they would think it was priced too low to be any good, however they are mistaken. I am enjoying this television. The video is great and the sound quality is great. I have told a number friends about it and 3 of them have already ordered one.


Worth the price

This TV is big and beautiful. I think the sound is great and the picture is good quality. Once it is in your home and not hanging right next to the $1000. models you won't tell the difference.


Great Purchase!!!

Great TV. Picture is awesome and you will not need a sound bar with this TV.


Love My 55" Sceptre

Picture clarity is awesome. Speaker was kind of tinny until I adjusted the equalizer. It could sound better but for the price it sounds great. I bought this TV for one reason, PS4 it does not disappoint. Very HAPPY!


Gorgeous picture and easy set up

It was delivered fast and very easy to set up. Beautiful picture and wonderful sound. I'm very happy with it. I also own a 50 inch that is a few years old and I absolutely love it. This newer version in the 55 inch has an even better picture quality and I'm thrilled. The price was so great for my budget too.


Amazing TV for the price

Amazing TV for this price. 55" is huge, the TV itself is very slim ~2-2 1/2" max. The feet for the stand are a solid metal instead of plastic, and sit at about 48" in width (so your TV stand will need to be at least that width). Fairly quick start up, not a lot of waiting for the screen to power up. Viewing quality is great whether it's a movie, streaming, or gaming. Has plenty of HDMI and other input connections to meet your needs. The sound from the speakers is a little "blaring". Absolutely no bass quality, but if you're watching a TV show or sitcom it's fine. For some gaming and movies I'd recommend a soundbar, but isn't that most TV's nowadays? Definitely an amazing deal for a TV like this.


Great TV!

Awesome picture, sound is descent but who uses the TV speakers anymore? Great TV for the price and size!


Sceptre 55: 4k, no smart tv

4-7-2019 $259 Shipped to house. Arrived new and in working condition. Did not want to spend alot of money so I took a chance. Watched reviews on youtube. Settings adjustments are very impressive. We bought the addon 3yr waranty. Am I happy with product? YES I AM FOR THE PRICE. Movies are good. Motion fine. Color ok. And its a big big boy, that is the tv. Using my own smart boxes, Mi Box and Minix box. We do everything over the internet, no cable. Also use NAS box. If you have the tv set to a hdmi with no connection you will see a blank screen and will notice imperfections on the screen backlight, mostly in the corners. You will not see this if watching content such as a movie or channel tv. So dont freek out or worry, this is what you get for such a low price. Also first few hours of usage you may smell an electronics odor, it goes away, normal. We use both external and internal speakers and are happy with this. You can turn on and off internal speakers if needed. Sound equalizer adjustments for both ext and int speakers. Very nice. TV next to 2 windows. Brightness ok in bright room. I looked at TVs in the store and was not impressed. Really no better than this one. We had a 40" Sony before and was NOT happy. Now much more happy with this TV. We dont have children but if you do they will love this TV. If you have a room thats 20'x20' or larger then i can see getting a larger TV but if not, like us, a larger TV would have been a huge mistake. 55" is big enough or just right. Remote nice but has way too many buttons, but this is not a problem. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE MORE MONEY there is a 1080p version of this TV, non 4k, and my guess is that people will be just as happy with picture. For the average person you have to say at some point "more better" is really hard to see or notice. Just draw a line and be happy. Also it was important to me to get a non "smart tv". I am sick of all the different private app stores with different br


Everything came in perfect shape beautiful sound beautiful picture thank you






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