For most, Seiki isn’t a household name in consumer electronics, but when they release (later this month) a 39-inch 4K HDTV for $699 they will become one. The 39-inch, affordable 4K option (model SE39UY04) has a max resolution of 3840×2160, a refresh rate of 120hz at 1080p, and 30hz. The budget 4K TV also has built-in digital and analogue tuning and there’s a USB port on the back, which Seiki says can display 4K photos. Seiki will also include an HDMI 1.4 cable.
Executive VP of Seiki, Frank Kendzora prepares us for the future with this statement:
SEIKI will continue to expand its 4K Ultra HDTV line in 2013 to help accelerate the adoption of 4K digital entertainment and make it accessible to every consumer in the U.S. market.
This is the push we need to get 4K into our homes. With consoles gearing up for the 4K revolution, Seiki TV’s may become the favorite of pro users and gamers the world over.
The TV ships late June and can be preordered (US only) from Sears.com. Keep reading for the full press release from Seiki. SEIKI EXPANDS ITS 4K ULTRA HDTV LINE WITH A NEW 39-INCH MODEL
SEIKI to Introduce a 65-inch 4K Model by Fall 2013
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. – June 24, 2013 – Targeting smart, savvy Ultra High-Definition television (Ultra HDTV) and PC monitor buyers ready to experience 4K digital entertainment, SEIKI Digital, Inc. (www.SEIKI.com) introduces its 39-inch LED 4K Ultra HDTV and adds to its 4K lineup. The new model (SE39UY04) features a panel resolution of 3,840-by-2,160, and an input refresh rate of 120Hz on a 1080p signal and 30Hz on a 4K signal. Shipping at the end of June, the SEIKI 39-inch 4K Ultra HDTV will be priced at MSRP of $699.
The new SEIKI 39-inch 4K model will be revealed for the first time at the CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits held on June 26-27 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.
“The first SEIKI 50-inch 4K model was the most talked about Ultra HDTV this year with its stunning picture quality and incredible price point,” said Frank Kendzora, executive vice president for SEIKI Brand. “With the introduction of the SEIKI 39-inch 4K model, SEIKI has made 4K Ultra HDTVs even more affordable and ideal for PC users wanting to experience next-generation 4K computing. SEIKI will continue to expand its 4K Ultra HDTV line in 2013 to help accelerate the adoption of 4K digital entertainment and make it accessible to every consumer in the U.S. market.”
SEIKI first introduced its 50-inch 4K model (SE50UY04) to the U.S. market in April 2013, and plans to include a third 65-inch 4K model by fall 2013. The new SEIKI 39-inch 4K Ultra HDTV will be available through select online and brick-and-mortar authorized retailers, including Sears as the first national retailer to offer the new SEIKI 4K model. Sears will make the SEIKI 39-inch 4K model available for pre-order starting Thursday, June 27 at www.sears.com.
The new SEIKI 39-inch 4K model features built-in digital and analog channel tuning, USB port for displaying 4K photos via USB flash drive, and multiple video and audio connections to support current high-definition video content. The model is also packaged with an HDMI 1.4 standard cable to enable video resolutions beyond 1080p.
For all of its Ultra HDTV and HDTV models, SEIKI offers the industry’s first one-year, no-nonsense, replacement warranty through its U.S.-based technical support at (855) MY-SEIKI.