And this, my friends, is why TV technicians such as myself are as extinct as dinosaurs…
Seiki 42" 4K Ultra HD LED TV
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Wednesday, Mar 09 to Monday, Mar 14) + transit
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Because of price?
Wow, that price is almost too good to be true. First stop: Amazon to check reviews. In short, they are mixed and it sounds like customer service is a nightmare if you get a lemon.
Yeah, if it breaks within warranty, they ship you a new one. If it breaks outside warranty, it isn’t worth it to get it repaired.
What is a Seiki anyways?
Seiki (世紀) is the Japanese word for “Century”, probably a Chinese brand that used a Japanese word to sound cool.
Y’all are right. This is as close to the disposable TV as we’ve come.
It’s okay though – “世紀” are the Chinese characters for “Century”; probably the Japanese took it to look cool.
(But yes, it looks like it’s owned by Tsinghua Tongfang, which is in turn related to Tsinghua University in Beijing. See also Gizmodo’s post from 2013: http://gizmodo.com/5994765/seiki-50-inch-4k-tv-eyes-on-how-the-hell-is-a-tv-this-beautiful-so-cheap)
I bought one of these on sale President’s Day weekend for about the same price.
It did a couple of wonkey things, particularly on Netflix. However, I downloaded the firmware update to a flash drive, plugged it in and installed per instructions (there’s an update option on the setup menu, but you can’t get this firmware update that way, you need the flash drive).
Anyway, it work pretty darn well now. The sound is just ok, but for $250, you can’t go wrong really.
My other TVs are all much more expensive Samsungs. This is down in the basement for some old console games and Netflix.
I say buy it.
I’m really contemplating buying it. I currently have a Seiki SC322TI, which I’ve had for about 2.5years, and I’ve had no issues with it. Love the price on this tho.
That’s all I needed to see. Thanks but no thanks.
Shame, too. That’s a great price.
60hz = no buy for me
Waste of 4k at 60 hz at any price
Are you fucking serious? You can’t do more than 60hz on a 4k display yet. We don’t have the technology for that.
I wonder if it does 4:4:4 Chroma, if so would make a fantastic monitor.
The manual shows a setting for “Dynamic Luminescence Control” … Does this mean it will auto-dim in a dark environment? Anyone have this set can confirm this? I’d pick this up if it that’s the case.
ah-Hem … Here’s what
CNet has to say about refresh rates on 4K TV’s