Seiki Introducing a 39 inch UHDTV at $699

Posted Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT by

Seiki 65 inch UHDTV follows this fall.

Seiki, known for their no-frills approach to TVs, has already made big waves in UHD with their sub $1500 50 inch SE50UY04. The company is now moving ahead with two additional UHDTV LED LCD models.

First, there is the 39 inch SE39UY04. Pre-orders for the new UHD set begin on June 27th with a suggested price point of $700. From Seiki, "Targeting smart, savvy Ultra High-Definition television (Ultra HDTV) and PC monitor buyers ready to experience 4K digital entertainment, SEIKI Digital, Inc. 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."

The size of the 39 inch is indeed in line with a size appropriate for usage as a monitor. Likewise, as a desktop monitor it is quite likely that the viewer will be close enough to the screen to take advantage of the extra resolution. Unfortunately, with the current HDMI 1.4 standard limiting resolutions above 1080p to 30Hz, the model's potential as game-changing monitor is far from ideal.

Seiki has also announced that the 65 inch UHDTV model will follow by this fall. Presumably, the 65 inch model will carry over the same basic feature set.

Source: PC Perspective

Author: Brian Hoss

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