*11/3/17 Update – It’s become a pretty popular model and continued to drop in price. And right now it’s just $329.99 shipped!*
*11/28/16 Update: It’s down to $429.99 with free shipping at the moment!*
Their strategy is simple and they’ve stated precisely what they intend to do before they did it. And now, Walmart is checking prices at the websites of their competitors, and beating them. Sometimes by a lot. In fact, they are posting those competitor’s prices on the item page of the items in this big sale their calling the “Dare to Compare” event. We checked a few of their comparisons, and at the time of posting, and the pages at Walmart reflected accurate prices from the other sellers mentioned. So far, we like this a lot. Of course, there’s no reason you shouldn’t check yourself to see if their competition has dropped their prices. They do like to price match…
While it lasts, Walmart is offering the Sceptre U550CV-UMC 4K Ultra HD 55″ HDTV for an unheard of price of $449.99 with free shipping. That’s a hot price for any HDTV with these specs, and in our opinion a fantastic bargain for an 4K set this size.
This model gives you 3840 x 2160 resolution (that totals more than 8 million pixels on your screen) for exceptional detail. This including upscaling from standard or HD sources at lower resolutions to beautiful 4K.
The title lists the refresh rate as 120Hz, but that is the rating after their MEMC motion enhancement technology which allows you to view on screen action without blur or loss of color or detail.
Connectivity options include HDMI 2.0 which handles 4K pictures at 60 frames per second, and thanks to Audio Return can handle high levels of audio decoding. One of our favorite inclusions is the MHL port, which allows you to plug in your compatible smart phone or tablet to the TV, allowing you to see pictures or video on the smaller device on this big, much more detailed screen. Finally, you also get a USB port for connecting all sorts of devices.