Sceptre shows off new slim 24″ LED HDTV

TV maker Sceptre has announced a new 24-inch LED high-definition TV that the company plans to offer to consumers seeking a decent TV at an affordable price.

The Scetre 24-inch LED HDTV includes a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, full 1080p support, 5 ms response time, HDMI and USB support, and 6 SRS TruSurround HD using 6 channels of surround sound.  TruSurround HD is able to offer better sound quality using the TV’s built-in speakers, so movies and video games both sound good.

Sceptre shows off new slim 24" LED HDTV

At its thinnest, the TV is just 0.69-inches thick and also is LED backlit, the company said in a press release.

The 24″ screen size is becoming popular both for PC monitors and small TVs, which is why Sceptre decided to offer HDMI and USB support.  Its slimmer design also makes it more suitable to be used on computer desks or TV stands that may be small or cluttered.  I’ve briefly used a Sceptre screen in the past, and honestly preferred to use it more as a small TV instead of a computer monitor.

The Sceptre monitor is available for $399 from NewEgg, Target, Cosco, and Sears.

You may not have heard of the company, but Sceptre seems like it wants to gain consumer marketshare in the TV and monitor market the same way Vizio did — using cheaper, but still good quality screens.  The company released a 27″ LCD HDTV monitor last month for $449, which mainly flew under the radar.