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I just noticed that sceptre has the description of its 37inch 1080P LCD TV up on their website.

It says "Built-in HDTV capable TV". Does it mean it comes with an ATSC HDTV tuner? If yes, this will be a hot buy! Can't wait till Aug.28 to get this baby!


The link:
http://www.sceptre.com/Products/LCD/...X37SV-Naga.htm


X37SV-Naga LCD/TV

(37" Viewable)

Slick design and powerful performance!


* 37" TFT LCD/TV

* Built-in HDTV Capable TV

* Super MVA technology

* WXGA 1920x1080 Resolution

* Digital tuner

* Enhanced HDTV DVI port

* Built-in Power supply

* Easy swivel base

* Wall Mount Bracket (optional)



LCD Panel

37" viewable wide color LCD TV

Super MVA technology - ultra wide

viewing angle

16:9 Wide Screen Aspect Ratio

600 Brightness cd/m2

1200:1 Contrast

Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.4275*0.4275

1920x1080 Resolution

8 ms Response Time (Tr/Tf ms)

View Angle 88/88/88/88 (CR>20)


Video Wall Mount

Digital Tuner

3D Comb filter

Progressive scan

3:2 Pull down

Noise reduction


Audio

Built-in speaker 8w + 8w (stereo)

Subwoofer RCA Jack X 1

Surround sound

Mute

Audio output


Function

Swap 4:3-16:9

TV/CATV channel

Channel return

Picture setting

Sound setting

Clock


Compatibility

Color System NTSC(US)/PAL/SECAM

Video System

PC/Mac, VGA/SVGA/XGA/SXGA

SDTV/HDTV 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i

(NTSC)


Regulation

UL/ CUL, VCCI, CB, FCC Class B

Accessories VGA Cable/ Power Cable /

RCA AV cable I/O Port

Video in

RCA Jack X1

RGB + Audio

S-Video in Y/C X 1

Component in YPbPr x 2

Tuner in NTSC

Audio in RC Jack (R+L) X4

PC Audio in X1

VGA in D-sub 15 pin 3 row type

DVI in DVI 29 pin (support HDCP)

(DVI cable not included)

RS232 in D-sub 9 pin (for software update

only)

Audio out with RCA Jack (R+L) X 1

Subwoofer RCA Jack X 1

PIP 1 Mode (5 size)

Display Mode 4:3 Mode, Panoramic, Fill All,

Wide


Other

Wall Mount Bracket (optional)

Horizontal swivel

Dimensions 34.9" Width x 9.1" Depth x

21.6" Height (w/stand)

Power Source Input : 100-240V, 2.4A

50-60 Hz

180 W Power consumption (typ)


Warranty

1-Year Limited, Extend Warranty Available.
 

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I would have prefered 2 DVI ports and I don't see any mention of 1080P in the spec.
 

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No HDMI

No CableCard

No TV Guide-on-Screen


Well, neither does the Westy and it's cheaper (although not available) than the Westy and at least have a ATSC tuner.
 

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In the specs, " WXGA 1920X1080"

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I would have prefered 2 DVI ports and I don't see any mention of 1080P in the spec.
 

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No HDMI

No CableCard

No TV Guide-on-Screen
The Costco coupon says HDMI. FWIW. BTW the link above shows a different set than is in the Costco coupon book.
 

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I saw that Costco coupon at a friend's house. $1799 or so, right? I wonder how this compares to something like the Panasonic 37px50u plasma? I did note the 1200:1 contrast ratio. The Panny is 4000:1. But how that relates to real life viewing... It's really 1920x1080? They will sell a ton of these, even with just an average picture! :)


Anyone know where it's made? Or who actually makes it?
 

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In the specs, " WXGA 1920X1080"
So, it only list 1080i in the spec, no mention of 1080p.
 

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I think I can clarify certain confusion here. As I posted in another current thread about Sceptre 37" model, the Costco Passport listed a different 37" model than the one mentioned in this thread: the specs listed above are for X37SV-Naga II, however everyone more or less familiar with Sceptre's product line knows that their "top" line LCD TVs are from Naga III/IV family. There will be two different 37" Sceptre models (say, mid and top tier). The 37" model mentioned in the Costco Passport is actually X37SV-Naga III, not Naga II as above. That explains why one source lists HDMI, while others mention DVI only, different pictures of the 37" model posted, etc. Below, is the small picture of the Naga III version.

Also, the Naga II specs on Sceptre's site clearly mention ATSC HDTV tuner, I am not sure why the above specs, supposedly copied from that site do not mention that.
http://www.sceptre.com/Products/LCD/...7SV-NagaII.htm
 

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my fault. I didn't pay attention when I copied the specs, which actually is for Naga I, I think. But I can't find specs for NagaIII. Is there any difference other than HDMI vs. DVI between top and mid model?
 

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The question I have is - is this good only as a PC monitor or will this be good for video.


The westy I saw in BB was next to some plasmas. There was no contest between them ... westy was so bad w.r.t. black level. It was being made more obvious because of the loop they were running ... several different shots with brief black screens in between.


Anyone knows who manufactures these panels ?
 

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I saw that Costco coupon at a friend's house. $1799 or so, right? I wonder how this compares to something like the Panasonic 37px50u plasma? I did note the 1200:1 contrast ratio. The Panny is 4000:1. But how that relates to real life viewing... It's really 1920x1080? They will sell a ton of these, even with just an average picture! :)


Anyone know where it's made? Or who actually makes it?
I would like to know this as well in regards to the Sceptre 37 inch at costco vs. Panny 37px50u plasma?
 

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its the same size as the X30SV-NagaIII LCD/TV

how can that be?



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Wall Mount Bracket (optional)

Horizontal swivel

Dimensions 34.9" Width x 9.1" Depth x

21.6" Height (w/stand)

Power Source Input : 100-240V, 2.4A

50-60 Hz

180 W Power consumption (typ)
 

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I wondered about those dimensions myself. A height of 21.6 w/stand seems unlikely since the picture height is 18.1" on a 37" screen. The 34.9" width is also a bit unrealistic given the picture width of 32.3" and side-mounted speakers.
 

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You can get the Westinghouse today for the same price. I know it is listed for more on the web site, but I went into a store and they gave it to me for the same price mentioned in this thread for the Costco Naga. But if you like waiting months, go ahead...
 

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So you'd rather have worse contrast, not as vibrant colors, and light gray "blacks", but 1080p? ;)


Do you also realize that past about 8', you probably won't be able to tell the difference in resolution alone anyway?
 

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So you'd rather have worse contrast, not as vibrant colors, and light gray "blacks", but 1080p? ;)


Do you also realize that past about 8', you probably won't be able to tell the difference in resolution alone anyway?
my viewing distance is 6.5 feet......
 

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FWIW, it's available from Costco Aug 22 (not Aug 28 as somebody else mentioned) and it's actually less than the price posted earlier in this thread (which I assume will be censored by tomorrow).


I'm definitely going to buy it. I want it for an HTPC monitor and I think it will be close to ideal for that purpose (very much like the Westinghouse). The resolution may not make a big difference for video at 8-feet distance, but it's huge when using it as a PC. If it doesn't meet my needs, i'll return it to my local Costco and possibly go pick up the Westinghouse, but I may actually try to find a slightly bigger LCD with 1080p.


If anybody knows more about the Naga-III version, I have a few questions about it.


1. Does it a VGA (15-pin D-sub) input or preferrably a DVI input separate from the HDMI?


2. I already have a DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable. I assume that will allow me to hook the DVI output from my video card to the HDMI input of the TV (in case the TV doesn't have a separate DVI input).


3. Does is have S/PDIF in or S/PDIF out (optical or coax)?


4. Are the speakers non-removable or is that whole bezel with the speakers removable? It would make a very sleek-looking wall-mouted unit without the stand, bezel or speakers.


5. Does it accept a 1920x1080 signal from a PC? I'd prefer the DVI/HDMI port over the VGA.
 

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I've got the Sceptre 30" from Costco. If we can go by that, it has separate DVI and VGA connectors. The DVI is apparently intended to connect a PC card, as the audio in for that connection uses a PC style connector. I've got it hooked up to a HDMI DVD player, and it works fine.


As far as SPDIF, I don't think so.


The speakers aren't removeable on the 30, and I can't tell from the picture or the spec as to whether they will remove from the 37"


Personally, I'd like to get at least a 40" set for my 9' viewing distance.
 
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