how to enable 4K on sceptre tv

Don’t know how to enable 4K on Sceptre TV? Make sure to stick around by the end of this post to learn everything you need to know.

Making your Sceptre TV work in 4K really depends on your setup and if your TV supports 4k.

If possible, in this post, you’ll learn the process of setting up 4K on your Sceptre TV in detail.

To enable 4K on your Sceptre, first, make sure that the device supports this resolution. If you’re watching television from an over-the-air signal, make sure the device supports HDMI and use a high-speed (18 Gbps) HDMI cable, and plug it into the 4K-compatible port on the back of your TV.

Without objectifying any longer, let’s learn how to set up your Sceptre TV’s 4K in simple steps!

How To Turn On 4K On Sceptre TV?

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Turning on 4K on Sceptre TV is quite simple as long as you know how to set up your configuration.

It is not excluded that you will have to supply yourself with a Premium High-Speed HDMI cable that would support 18Gbps.

Your Sceptre TV must also support a 4K HDMI slot in order to transfer the resolution quality from the receiver to your TV.

Knowing all requirements, you can start with the first preparation step.

Step #1 Prepare Your Setup

During the first step, you must prepare your setup for going 4K. You will be able to tell whether your Sceptre unit supports 4K, by looking at the ports.

There must be an HDMI input that is capable of transferring 4 times the HD resolution, therefore giving you Ultra HD (UHD).

Make sure your TV is turned on before proceeding.

Note: If you’re using any satellite receivers or set-top boxes, make sure they are also turned, in case you wish to stream from them.

Step #2 Identify If Your TV Supports 4K

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It is really important to determine whether your Sceptre TV and receiver device can support 4K.

We assume you’re using one of the 55” models of Sceptre TVs since those are the lowest inches that could support 4K.

To tell whether your TV supports 4K you need to take a look at the HDMI ports on the back of the device.

If there is a little “4K” written above the HDMI 2.0, then this means you’re able to use a Premium High-Speed HDMI cable that can transfer UHD.

Note: Your receiver or device you wish to stream from must also support HDMI input to secure the cable’s both ends. You can check online.

Step #3 Acquire/Connect Compatible HDMI Cable

If you’re certain that your setup is going to support 4K, the next thing you should do is acquire a compatible HDMI cable.

For the process, you will require a Premium High-Speed HDMI cable that supports at least 18Gbps.

Alert: Anything below the requirements stated above might result in bad resolution and problems with the contrast.

To connect and secure the 18Gbs HDMI cable, follow the steps down below:

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  1. Double-check if your TV and streaming device are both turned on.
  2. Connect the first end of the HDMI cable into the 4K compatible input on your TV (with Spectre, the compatible HDMI slot would be the 2.0).
  3. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into one of the inputs on your streaming device.

Once you’re done, proceed with the next step to set up the digital enhancement.

Step #4 Enable Enhanced Format

To clear out potential interference with your 4K signal, it is recommended to change the regular HDMI signal to an enhanced format.

This will make the picture even more crystalized and prevent image distortion.

To enable enhanced format on your Spectre TV, follow the steps down below:

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  1. Grab your remote and head to the settings.
  2. In the settings, select “External Inputs”, located in the TV category.
  3. Change the HDMI signal format and set it to Enhanced Format.
  4. Save the changes.

All that is left you have to do is simply select the source and start viewing your streaming device. Let’s learn how to do it in the next step.

Step #5 Select Streaming Device Source

The last step is to select the streaming device source.

If you’ve plugged the HDMI cable into the 2.0 slot that supports 4K, you must open the source menu on your Spectre TV and select the source labeled as “HDMI 2”.

As long as your streaming device is turned on, you will get a crystal clear 4K picture of the broadcast on your Spectre TV!

Important:Also make sure that the content you will be watching is in 4K resolution because otherwise, you will just view the stretched proportion of the HD media!

If you’re using a computer, make sure to change the resolution to 3840 x 2160 pixels from the options.

How To Enable 4K On Spectre TV From Settings?

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If you don’t have any streaming devices, but instead you want to enjoy 4K resolution quality with online apps on your Spectre TV, you can enable it from the settings.

Simply go to Options > Menu > Picture & Display > Picture Adjustments.

You will be able to locate the 4K icon under the Picture adjustments screen and enable it from there!

How To Turn On HDR On Sceptre TV?

Turning on HDR on your Sceptre TV is pretty much the same as you do with 4K.

The only difference is in what your Sceptre TV supports and it will automatically start using HDR once you connect a compatible HDMI cable.

To enable HDR on your Sceptre TV, follow the steps down below.

Step #1 Enable HDR

If you wish to watch content on HDR from a streaming device, make sure it does support the format.

Use the very same 18Gbps HDMI cable into the 4K supported slot on your Sceptre TV and attach the other end to the desired device.

To enable the HDR on your Sceptre TV follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Open Picture > Expert Settings.
  3. Press on HDMI UHD Color.
  4. Choose any HDMI input to enable HDR.
  5. Select ON for that particular HDMI input.
  6. Save the settings.

Once you’re done, select the appropriate slot to start viewing your streaming device connected to the selected HDMI input.

Step #2 Enable HDMI Enhanced Format

Same as with the 4K format, not enabling the enhanced format with HDR would still be a big mistake.

To enable HDMI enhanced format, go to Menu > Picture & Display > Picture, and find the HDR button on the bottom of the page.

Double-tap the feature in order to activate the HDMI enhanced format.

Step #3 View HDR Content

To enjoy the HDR format on your Sceptre TV, you must watch content that supports this resolution.

Various smart TV applications will inform you if a certain media supports HDR. In most cases, if your TV does support HDR as well, it will automatically turn ON.

You can either stream anything in HDR resolution from your streaming stick or view content from the TV as well.

Read Next: Does My TV Have HDMI ARC? How To Know?

Bottom Line:

Thus, to enable 4K on Spectre TV, determine if the device supports UHD and attach a premium high-speed HDMI cable that is over 18Gbps to your streaming device. Enable the HDMI enhanced format and start viewing the content in 4K!

Now that you know how to enable 4K on Sceptre, we hope you are now able to watch your content in the highest quality possible.

After all, enabling 4K and HDR isn’t hard at all, as long as you have the required equipment that supports the resolution.

Nicole B