Amazon is offering the Seiki Digital 50″ 4K Ultra HDTV 120Hz LED (SE50UY04) for $966 with free shipping. A total savings of 36% off the MSRP of $1,500 and a solid $338 below the average selling price. Everyone could always agree that 4K displays are beautiful, but the knock against them has always been the lack of compatible content. That is changing. Sony released a 4K media player chock full of movies and Apple announced future 4K compatibly for the Mac Pro. Seiki recently hit the consumer electronics scene and blew everyone away with their low prices. Naturally this made some people skeptical, but Gizmodo got a hold of one of their units and they were impressed.
We got a chance to watch 4K content on Seiki’s 3840 x 2160, 120Hz LED beast for about 30 minutes today, and it was totally breathtaking. Much of the footage was stock 4K so, you know, it was amazing and perfectly shot and calibrated. But even with that knowledge in mind my brain was bombed by the clarity and detail of the picture. It’s hard to get over the thrill of squinting at a TV up close and not seeing a pixel or a blur.
Early reviews show Amazon buyers agree, rating it 4 stars.