SEIKI Announces 39" 4K Ultra HDTV for $700

Subject: General Tech | June 24, 2013 - 04:48 PM |
Tagged: seiki, se50UY04, SE39UY04, asus, 4k, 39

It's apparent that the 4K war is really starting to heat up. Just a few months ago we looked a the $1300 50" SEIKI SE50UY04 TV, and were impressed for the low price. Then, at Computex this year, ASUS announced both 31.5" and 39" 4K monitors. While the $4000 price tag of the ASUS 31.5" display was the most inexpensive 4K monitor we had seen, a new competitor was announced today.

Although SEIKI is still in the TV business, the 39" 4K display (SE39UY04) they are announcing today is quite an interesting option. At $699, this display ends up being cheaper than most of the current 2560x1600 30" monitors currently on the market. Unlike the ASUS monitors however, this TV will be once again limited to a 30Hz refresh rate, which is disappointing. Regardless, we are extremely excited about this new TV option from SEIKI.

Preorders are set to start on June 27th at Sears online, but should expand to other retailers soon after.

SEIKI also announced a 65" 4K display, which they hope to ship by Fall 2013.

We are always excited for low cost, high resolution displays, so stay tuned to PC Perspective for more coverage on this display and others!

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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.
( 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
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.


Source: SEIKI

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June 24, 2013 | 08:14 PM - Posted by mAxius


June 24, 2013 | 09:58 PM - Posted by BossTekBrandon (not verified)

We just ordered as many as we could get LOL. ;)

June 25, 2013 | 07:41 AM - Posted by John H (not verified)

Stop it with the spam please..

June 24, 2013 | 10:00 PM - Posted by BossTekBrandon (not verified)

We are taking pre-orders now actually not waiting. Only getting a few though. Allocation is really tight. And one of them is all mine! MotoGP in 4K anyone? Will this game even do 4K? LOL.

How DO you do it PC PER? Best damn Technology Journalists in the World.

June 24, 2013 | 10:03 PM - Posted by coolblue830

Has anyone tried overclocking these? I know the cheap 2560x1440 Korean panels from ebay are overclockable.

September 30, 2013 | 05:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

oh you mean the one from AOC?

June 24, 2013 | 10:40 PM - Posted by w_km (not verified)

Hell yes.

June 24, 2013 | 11:11 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Too bad its stuck at 30hz, which makes this thing useless.

June 25, 2013 | 12:45 AM - Posted by mdrejhon (not verified)

It can do true 120Hz at 1920x1080.
If it's anything like the 50", it will also do up to 80Hz at 2560x1440.

June 25, 2013 | 01:24 AM - Posted by adjas (not verified)

So how do you connect this to a graphic card? two cables? aren't graphic cards to pushing 2560x1600 on each output port?

June 25, 2013 | 05:39 AM - Posted by Kusanagi (not verified)

if i can get 60hz and decent low lag in game mode at 1080p, i'll be fine.

June 25, 2013 | 08:29 AM - Posted by john Sieve (not verified)

Can you post a follow-up to your seiki 50" 4K review? they just released new firmware for the blinking, that firmware, combined with setting the sharpness to Zero. I would be interested to see what your take was on it now. I have a 27" Korean and would like to know if either Seiki 4K monitor would be a worth while upgrade, knowing that it caps out at 30Hz. It will be to play PC games with 2 7970s.


June 25, 2013 | 12:10 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What are some 4k content offerings? I mean, buying the TV now is all fine and dandy, but what the hell can I use it for? I don't plan on buying an "OPPO" upconverter for about 500 bucks or so, because physical media is dead and that would be a poor investment. Does anyone have any 4k "streams" to share?

June 25, 2013 | 01:01 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Redray and PC gaming.

July 20, 2013 | 09:05 AM - Posted by tackle70 (not verified)

Soooooooooooooooo disappointing that they haven't decided to use DisplayPort yet. The moment they do, I'm sold.

But I'm not spending money on a 30 Hz display. I know it will be tolerable, but I also know I'll regret it in a year or two when 60 Hz models are available.

July 25, 2013 | 06:09 AM - Posted by aljowen (not verified)

Apparently the display panel is capable of 120htz 4k. But the electronics on the screen can not handle that.

Source @ 10:41 on this video:

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