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This is my opinion on this: I Recently bought a Seiki 4k Tv back in July( LoveIT) Before I bought I was comparing it to the Sony 4k which was $5000 at time. The 4k Plus the memc" The Soap Opera Effect" Made the Sony Look stunning. The 50in Seiki Looked very Good to without the memc. I concluded that Sony looked a bit better because of memc turned on. This weekend I bought Another Seiki 55in it has the memc option. At first i didn't like the effect but it does work for some movies like Sci/Fi. Movies Like Pacific Rim Bluray look Awesome!.Batman Returns (All done on sets) better to turn it off.I dont know maybe the 4k upscaling plus the memc makes it work. I just know it looks good!smile.gif
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Its nice to hear that you like the 55" Seiki. How about black levels? People always want to know about black levels, viewing angles, and screen uniformity. How is it in that regard?


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How about black levels? People always want to know about black levels, viewing angles, and screen uniformity. How is it in that regard?

Have you looked here?
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1473728/official-seiki-se50uy04-50-inch-4k-uhd-owners-thread
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Black Levels are good due to the glossy screen. The viewing angles arnt the best at 180 degrees but its not a deal killer. This Tv shines with PS4 or Ps3 with 4k remastered blu ray disks like Total Recall (The Movie not so good) You guys need to review this TV! Hell if you cant get one review both of mine:)smile.gif
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Yes but there are no in depth reviews about each class of TV. I think most dismiss this Tv because its so inexpensive for bang for the buck I think Seiki has a winner!smile.gifsmile.gif
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How about black levels? People always want to know about black levels, viewing angles, and screen uniformity. How is it in that regard?

Have you looked here?
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1473728/official-seiki-se50uy04-50-inch-4k-uhd-owners-thread

I was thinking about the 55" model and if it performs any differently compared to the 50". I see that in the other thread, the OP of this thread rated the 50" blacks an 8 out of 10.


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My response was directed towards "imagic" (hence the quote). wink.gif

And... I'm not aware of any TV that has a good viewing angle at 180 degrees. biggrin.gif
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Black Levels are good due to the glossy screen. The viewing angles arnt the best at 180 degrees but its not a deal killer. This Tv shines with PS4 or Ps3 with 4k remastered blu ray disks like Total Recall (The Movie not so good) You guys need to review this TV! Hell if you cant get one review both of mine:)smile.gif

If you feel up to it, you should write a review of your 50" Seiki or your 55"


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OOpps 90 Degrees:eek: or from looking the Tv from side angle
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If you give some points you would like covered in the review ill write one.
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If you give some points you would like covered in the review ill write one.

It doesn't have to be a formal review. You could write something "Amazon style," just a couple of paragraphs about how you use it. 

 

When it comes to the Seiki, I do think a lot of potential buyers want to know how well it works when used as a computer monitor. Other topics could include your impressions of color accuracy, black levels, motion resolution, and frame interpolation.

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I have the 55" model which I got from Sears(they are the only place to carry the 55"). With MEMC on there is a noticeable lag when using the mouse therefore not good for gaming. HOWEVER, with it turned off I did not see any lag whatsoever. I have played Crysis 1,2,&3 and the best are 2 & 3 when it comes to the beauty of the rendered graphics at 4K. I play mostly in stealth mode in Crysis so the run & gunners might have a problem with 30FPS. Crysis 3 also allowed 3D mode. I need to get some 3D glasses and see if it will actually work. Crysis 2 had the 3D mode "grayed out" but I do not remember if I was in 4K or not, I need to try it at 1080P.

I downloaded some 4K video clips from YouTube and they looked fantastic.

I really do not think this has the capability of a firmware upgrade. However, for a general TV this works well if paired with a good upscaling Blu-Ray player or current console such as the PS4 or XBOX1. For anyone that wants an entry level 4K this is a VERY good deal. As a computer monitor it will work well with out the hassle of multiple computer to monitors connections for a surround setup. This TV is for family viewing so HDMI 2.0 is really not that important.

For someone that is codeing or in the financial industry WOW!!! I am a trader and I went from 6 MVA monitors@ 1920*1200 to 3 IPS monitors @ 2560*1440. Since CES 2014 there will be a bunch of 4K monitors at every size from 27" and up available soon. The pixel density of these smaller monitors should make for a beautiful picture. When the dust settles a bit I will make a choice of what new 4K with DisplayPort and HDMI2.0 to get for myself.

Currently these are $799 at Sears, Amazon has the 50" for $999. If you know how and what you are going to use it for they are a VERY GOOD DEAL. For PC gamers, at this point, I would wait for the new models to become available. I think that 60FPS on a large(50"-55") 4K is the same as 120FPS say on a (24"-27") 2560*1440 because your target size is larger and crisper on the 4K .
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$40 4K Upscaler from Seiki certified by Technicolor

Seiki 4K Upscaling Cable Review http://wp.me/p2Pga3-kw smile.gif
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NIce find!!

I saw a blurb on that during CES and wondered if it would actually work. What you found inspired me to find this;

The Seiki U-VISION HDMI accessories are designed to work with 4K Ultra HD TVs to enhance picture quality of HD video content, and perform real-time detail enhancement, edge restoration and noise reduction. Both products support 1080p up-conversion to 4K video signals up to 30Hz. U-VISION 4K video processing key features include:

Up-conversion of 1080p content up to 4K
Up-conversion of 720p content up to 1080p
Adaptive edge enhancement of lines and curves for improved video and user interfaces
Adaptive sharpening and noise reduction to refine video content
Low-latency processing for HD video gaming
Brightness, contrast, saturation improvement

http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/1377-this-cable,-costing-$40,-solves-the-problem-of-4k-content?page=1

BTW MFS6278, have you checked to see if you can get 120HZ/fps @ 1080P on your 55" Seiki?
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Seiki is sending me u vision cable to review. Is there ant thing you'd like me to focus on or make a comparison with?
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$40 4K Upscaler from Seiki certified by Technicolor

Seiki 4K Upscaling Cable Review http://wp.me/p2Pga3-kw smile.gif

An HDLM cable upscaling content? Seems like a crock.
The cheapest video upscaler boxes you can find range from $500 to $800 on the low end.
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well stay tuned ill do a through review
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Seiki is sending me u vision cable to review. Is there ant thing you'd like me to focus on or make a comparison with?
I'd like to see:
1. Cable/Satellite content native vs U-Vision
2. Streamed Content (AppleTV/Roku/Amazon ect) native vs U-Vision
3. DVD native vs U-Vision
4. BluRay native vs U-Vision
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The cable is free to existing 4k Seiki owners.
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The TV is 30Hz not 120Hz. There aren't 60Hz Ultra HD TVs yet, let alone 120Hz ones.

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The TV is 30Hz not 120Hz. There aren't 60Hz Ultra HD TVs yet, let alone 120Hz ones.
use the quotes... Your post makes no sense without the post being referred. Thanks.
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use the quotes... Your post makes no sense without the post being referred. Thanks.

 

I was referring to the topic title. Hence no quotes :)

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I was referring to the topic title. Hence no quotes smile.gif
ok.. Just make reference to what you are commenting about. It gets confusing with so many conversation/replies/comments.
I guess I see your point. There's a comma missing in the title. Kind of like " let's eat grandma" and " let's eat, grandma".
Just to be clear, it is a 120hz set,just not at 4k. I'm not sure there is a standard to deliver 4K at 60hz until HDMI 2.0 is finalized. Nonetheless only the Seiki Pro series looks like it will support future upgradability to 60hz at 4k.
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The cable is free to existing 4k Seiki owners.

How do we get the free cable? I bought my TV from Sears but I have not registered it. Are the registrations the source they are using for the cable?
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There is supposed to be a registration page on Seiki's homepage when it becomes available.
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BTW MFS6278, have you checked to see if you can get 120HZ/fps @ 1080P on your 55" Seiki?

 

Yes, if you use your computer for gaming. You have to use a program called cru to custom it for 1080p 120hz.

 

I'm also excited about ~~Seiki 4K Upscaling Cable

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I just purchased one of these (55" model) from Sears. Everything works great but one issue. There are noticeable horizontal lines, more so when viewing something with a white background. I know it's not my computer because I can see the same thing from the TV's OSD menus.

I wanted to check and see if anyone else has noticed this as I haven't seen anyone else mention this. I've attached an image but it doesn't show it that well but you can kind of see it. In the image they kind of have a blue tint to them.


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I returned it and got a 39" which is perfect. smile.gif
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OK, But you know they are selling the 50" for $599.88

The sales person did not tell you that. I bet. He wanted his little commission from that extra $100 sale. But if you are happy with it and the price you paid that is ALL that really matters.
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