Originally Posted by Echen
To me this company stands out and is doing just fine. I've talked to a Lady there and she was quite informed, too, and answered all my questions. I felt really reassured that my product would last and also costco has their own quality control, so i am sure this TV is just great. There will always be manufacture defects...
I don't mean to single out this particular post, or to burst anyones bubbles, but I am really amazed that there appears to be many posters here who have ordered this $2k+ set and have not taken the time to check the threads on the Sceptre 30" or 37" sets (especially since it appears that the 42" will have much the same circuity as the 37", just with a different panel).
Are these sets, in general, good values? Yes. But they are certainly not without their problems - and I am not just referring to manufacturing defects but to design flaws as well.
And I am not sure what one would mean by "costco having their own quality control" unless this refers to the fact that you can simply return the set. These units have, with a few B&M exceptions, been drop shipped from Ontario CA., directly from the Sceptre warehouse. Costco never sees the units... unless they are returned (which leads to another discussion as to who, the manufacturer, or the retailer, was recently shipping re-boxed and refurbished units to fulfill "new" orders for the 37"... but that is another issue).
I would also not place an order for the 42" set with the expectation
that there will be an upgraded media box with more ports or cablecard support. Sceptre has not shown a history of building a "family" of sets with a common design approach and without that there would be little incentive for them to expend resources on providing "upgraded" media boxes. It *may* happen, but most likely would be with the introduction of their next set (if they even stick with the sidecar approach) and there would likely be no guarantee of compatibility with earlier units.
Again, these sets offer great "bang for the buck" but I fear that you may be disappointed if you are setting your sights too high.