If you missed it, too bad, because Seiki’s 50-inch 4K TV is no longer selling on Amazon for less than $1,000. But fear not savvy shoppers, for Seiki just announced that they’ll soon begin selling a 39-inch Ultra HD TV at the end of june for $699.
So to be completely candid, 4k resolution in a set this small will be imperceivable to 99% of people – it just too small to notice a difference between this and a 1080 TV. Heck the same could be said of the company’s 50-inch TV, though at that size it might start to become a slightly discernible difference.
Nevertheless, Seiki is doing everyone a favor by driving down the perceived value of 4K sets. Consumer electronics manufactures have a tendency to jack up the price of “new” technology simply because, well, it’s new. That isn’t to say that all tech is over priced in the beginning, because we all know that R&D costs can be staggering from the get go, and production costs can drop when efficiency kicks in (i.e. the laggards start to buy the product)
Market perception aside, Seiki says this set will be on display at New York’s CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits. It’s not clear what features it will sport, but according to the company expect at least a 120hz refresh rate, USB input and HDMI 1.4.
Note: Seiki’s 39-inch 4k set will up for preorder on on June 27th on Sears.com
SEIKI EXPANDS ITS 4K ULTRA HDTV LINE WITH A NEW 39-INCH MODELSEIKI to Introduce a 65-inch 4K Model by Fall 2013DIAMOND 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 startingThursday, 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.Note to Editors: High-resolution product images and detailed specification sheets of SEIKI products are available upon request. Please contact Sung Choi at (949) 422-7156 or [email protected].About SEIKI Digital, Inc.SEIKI (pronounced “SAY-key”) represents a new way of thinking in consumer electronics. SEIKI offers straightforward, reliable digital entertainment experience that is affordably priced and backed by the industry’s most comprehensive customer support.Featuring the industry’s first one-year, no-nonsense, replacement warranty, SEIKI markets a full range of high-definition LED televisions that feature full 1080p resolution. The company also markets an audio product line that includes multi-channel stereo sound bar solutions and portable Bluetooth® speaker models. SEIKI products are available at select authorized national in-store and online retailers. For more information about SEIKI and its complete list of North American retail partners, please visit www.SEIKI.com .