Seiki Unveils New Displays @ CES 2016

CES 2016: Seiki is an upcoming brand which already produces a number of incredibly affordable televisions and has a significant user base in the UK. Their impressive growth stems from the emergence of absurdly cheap 4K TVs well before the likes of LG, Samsung and more catered towards the mainstream market. Back when 4K TVs could cost over £700, Seiki, unveiled budget models for only £300. Given this success story, Seiki is expanding into other markets, and releasing 4K connected TVs which vary in size between 40″ and 65″. Seiki have also implemented Bongiovi DPS technology to create fantastic audio reproduction which improves clarity, adds missing harmonics and enhances bass resonance.

The company is also moving into the 4K monitor arena with MVA panels which utilize a 3.5ms response time, vibrant colours and 178-degree viewing angles. This makes it a great choice for PC gamers seeking the 4K experience on a budget. In terms of screen size, the 4K monitors will come in 28″, 32″ and 40″ variants. These displays are very promising and after speaking to the rep at CES 2016, we should be receiving review samples of these monitors very soon.

When more information arises about the pricing, and availability, we will update the article.

Seiki Release $1,500 55-Inch 4KTV

4K is proving to be far to expensive for many users, and like 3DTV and HDTV before it, it will take a while for consumer demand to pick up and prices to fall. Seiki are at the forefront of the price crashing with their new 55-inch display that will be available now in Sears stores in the US for an impressively low £1,500.

Now we know that $1,500 isn’t exactly loose change, it is still a damn expensive TV, but it is still an incredible deal when compared with the competition. Keep in mind that Sony’s new model, the Sony KD 55X9005A, will set you back around $5000.

Seiki might not have the same extensive feature set as Sony, but the pixel count packs plenty of punch and if you’ve got a content delivery system capable of pushing 4K content then this could be a solid investment.

Obviously 4K movies aren’t the norm in house hold movie playback, at least not yet. 4K console gaming is still a distant dream too, so the only real benefits here will be found by those who either have a 4K camera rig or a gaming PC capable of pushing this kind of resolution, which is in its self no small feat.

Thank you Engadget for providing us with this information.

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50 Inch 4K TV Now Available For Just $1299

Ever wanted to get one of the latest 4K TVs, but found Sony’s $4,999 minimum price tag just way too high? Then Seiki have got exactly the solution for you. Their 50 inch 2160P, or 4K, resolution display costs an impressively-low $1299 delivered. They are in stock already and you could probably have one within a few days if you ordered soon.

The Seiki TV boasts impressive specifications:

  • 50 inch display size
  • 2160p or 3840 by 2160 resolution
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 5000:1 native contrast ratio
  • 6.5ms response time
  • 120HZ
  • LED Backlit – 130W Power Consumption
  • 3 HDMI ports

On the face of things this deal is clearly very impressive. Although, for the more cautious consumer there are a few reasons to wait for other people to take the plunge first. 4Ks impact at the 50 inch size may be reduced, Seiki are a relatively unknown company with unknown production quality and standards. A new HDMI standard is also expected this summer for 4K and there are currently no 4K streaming content devices until Sony’s first 4K media player arrives.

However, at a sub $2k price point it does seem almost too good to refuse. Like we mentioned Sony’s 4K TVs cost $4999 (55 inch) and $6999 (65 inch) and that’s for the cheaper models too. I myself would exercise restraint because if something seems too goo to be true then it normally is. Keep a close eye for reviews and tests on this TV as they are sure to come soon and they could be real interesting to see.

What are your thoughts on this $1299 4K TV?

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