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Well its fixed. Since the remote did not respond i turned the tv off by using the power button on the tv instead of unplugging it. This reset the tv and the remote was working again and tv worked normal again. Best to stay out of the service menu!
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Seiki SE50UY04 50-Inch 4K UHD 120Hz LED HDTV $429

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It's at walmart right now for $429!
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I was thinking about picking up the HiSense 50H5G, but this is almost $60 cheaper! Not sure what to do now!
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submitted the walmart links to amazon and they price matched 39"@299, 50"@429 both can be an awesome monitor if you have the proper desk! For browsing, videos, casual games etc you have 4k@30hz, for fps/competitive games you have 1080p@120hz (might need firmware update)

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39" $299
50" $429

@ amazon and walmart.
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I have the Seiki 39", which I use as a computer monitor.

I've got the settings tweaked so that the computer can display reasonable looking images on the Seiki.

I then tried switching to source=USB, where the Seiki displays images from a USB key without a computer. My problem is that in this mode, there does not appear to be any way to change the display settings. So I'm stuck with the out-of-box settings, which are, as we know, awful.

Does anyone know how to adjust the display settings for the source=USB mode?

Side note: if you are a CAD user, and need a professional card (Quadro/FirePro) to work with this monitor, get an AMD W7000 rather than an NVidia K4000. The K4000 blacks out a dozen or more times a day. (I know, folks, the GeForce and Radeon are half the price. I can't use them -- Nvidia, AMD, and SolidWorks collude to simply not work when the software sees those cards. It's a way to charge me more money.)

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submitted the walmart links to amazon and they price matched 39"@299, 50"@429 both can be an awesome monitor if you have the proper desk! For browsing, videos, casual games etc you have 4k@30hz, for fps/competitive games you have 1080p@120hz (might need firmware update)
Can anyone please tell me if this is worth buying just for use as a TV?? Everyone uses it as a monitor! Who has that much desk space? Also, how far back do you have to sit??

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Can anyone please tell me if this is worth buying just for use as a TV?? Everyone uses it as a monitor! Who has that much desk space? Also, how far back do you have to sit??
I use the 50" version as a computer monitor, and I sit approximately 2.5' from the screen (I happen to have a very large desk...LOL). In addition to my Mac Mini, I have a Motorola cablebox and a WDTV Live media streamer connected to it. The U-Vision Upconverting Cable does wonders for the picture quality on both the cablebox and the media streamer; with the cablebox set to output 720p, the signal is upconverted to 1080p and is vastly improved. The streamer's 1080p/24 output is upconverted to 2160p/24, and looks awesome. I would strongly recommend that you get it if you buy this TV:

http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SU4KC1-U...XPK3TMEE0E11VV
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I use the 50" version as a computer monitor, and I sit approximately 2.5' from the screen (I happen to have a very large desk...LOL). In addition to my Mac Mini, I have a Motorola cablebox and a WDTV Live media streamer connected to it. The U-Vision Upconverting Cable does wonders for the picture quality on both the cablebox and the media streamer; with the cablebox set to output 720p, the signal is upconverted to 1080p and is vastly improved. The streamer's 1080p/24 output is upconverted to 2160p/24, and looks awesome. I would strongly recommend that you get it if you buy this TV:

http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SU4KC1-U...XPK3TMEE0E11VV
I have DirecTV so output should be in 1080i I believe. Do I still need that cable?

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I have DirecTV so output should be in 1080i I believe. Do I still need that cable?
The cable does not work with interlaced signals, so if you decide to get it your device must be able to output 720p.
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I got one yesterday... Got it set so the picture looks amazing coming off my Retina Macbook Pro.

However watching regular television looks like crap.

Anyone have any suggestions for settings s that watching TV looks better? 90% of what this set will be used for will be watching TV. I might have to return it if I can't get the TV picture looking better.

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I got one yesterday... Got it set so the picture looks amazing coming off my Retina Macbook Pro.

However watching regular television looks like crap.

Anyone have any suggestions for settings s that watching TV looks better? 90% of what this set will be used for will be watching TV. I might have to return it if I can't get the TV picture looking better.
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I don't have the set, but it's so cheap right now might have to get it. I've read that the first thing you need to do is set sharpness to 0. Have heard great things about the u vision cable, just need to set cable/dtv to 720p to get 1080p, and blu rays to 1080p 24 to get 2160p. I was worried about free ota, as there is no way to boost it's signal, so I hope that's not too bad. The set is cheap because it does the least it has to do to up convert the image. If I had the set I would give more detailed answers, hope it works out...
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I don't have the set, but it's so cheap right now might have to get it. I've read that the first thing you need to do is set sharpness to 0. Have heard great things about the u vision cable, just need to set cable/dtv to 720p to get 1080p, and blu rays to 1080p 24 to get 2160p. I was worried about free ota, as there is no way to boost it's signal, so I hope that's not too bad. The set is cheap because it does the least it has to do to up convert the image. If I had the set I would give more detailed answers, hope it works out...
By the way, the U-Vision cable is available from HH Gregg for just $30.00 now, and it improves ALL progressive-scan signals fed to any TV, including 1080p sets.
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Does anyone know the Firmware "Version" available on Seiki's Web Site? Just purchased my SE50UY04 yesterday and didn't want to override a newer Firmware "Version" (mine is listed as 1.0 but I have not seen a build date on the Forum past August of 2013). I took a picture of my Version Info for reference. Thanks in advance.
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The people who are saying they see a huge difference in HD and 4K at normal viewing distances either have superhuman acuity, or are a victim of hype.

I drove 3 hours in anxious anticipation wanting to see the new 4K technology. I walked into the Sony store in Houston and to their 84" display. At first, I was disappointed because I didn't understand why they were running a demo in 1080P. I was about to go ask a sales clerk to put it in 4K and I passed about 3 feet away from the screen. Only then could I see the big jump in resolution. I got back about 6 or 7 feet, and I was quite underwhelmed. I suppose if they had an 84" display right next to it running in 1080P, I might have been able to discern the extra resolution. But after staring at the demo for quite some time at around 7 feet away, there was nothing at all that jumped out screaming higher resolution.
I don't want an 84" display in 4K or any other resolution. I want 4K in "standard" sized display like 46" or 55". Then the PPI is incredible and your picture is enhanced.

These huge 84"+ displays are only useful when your viewing distance is far greater and even then the PQ is marginally improved. Of course an 84K 4K is going to look much better than 84" 1080.

My dream is an affordable 50-55" 4K. I could even live with a 46" 4K.
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I finally replaced by 19" Sony graphic design CRT monitor of 15 years ($1500 at the time) with this monitor.

Cutthroat discount also means no HDMI CEC, which created headaches, as I have gone full 4K/HDMI7.1 with a Marantz NR1605 and a Lenovo K450, and potentially a PS4 in my home office/entertainment room.

I have a choice between IR over HDMI devices or the Logitech Smart Keyboard.

The Smart Keyboard's hub has 2 IR blaster pins (had to buy second one), and this is perfect as I can now start both the Seiki in front of me and the NR1605 on the side table with one push of a button.

Love the display, love the no frills approach beautiful simple design and the lack of middlemen with the Chinese companies, after all all components are made there.

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