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post #61 of 159
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Originally Posted by Xevious View Post

The seiki does not do dynamic lighting. 39 inch is stuck at 60hz output for now even at lower resolutions but they are testing and planned a firmware fix for that. 50 inch one does 120Hz flawlessly at 1080p.

I am getting 120hz on my 39in. I am using my PC to achieve this I have tested it and the tv itself says 1080p 120hz. I have managed to get it stable and am gaming at 120hz.. Its awesome.
Edited by cardoski - 8/31/13 at 2:20am
post #62 of 159
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Originally Posted by cardoski View Post


I am getting 120hz on my 39in. I am using my PC to achieve this I have tested it and the tv itself says 1080p 120hz. I have managed to get it stable and am gaming at 120hz.. Its awesome.


Ok so I took a picture of the UFO test and sure enough there was frame skipping. Oh well looking forward to the firmware fix because it looks great as is.
post #63 of 159
With Hdmi 2.0 released does anyone think there will be a firmware update to support it?
post #64 of 159
I've been hoping that a firmware update may enable 60hz at 4k on the 39-inch models. While I'm not a big FPS type of gamer, I would like to enjoy PC gaming in 4K and from what I've been hearing, doing so at 30hz is a little painful.
post #65 of 159
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

Seiki going back!

@ - Two ways of getting the initial calibration started.
First bring Green to the 100 line, then work with Red and Blue until all on the 100 line.
Second Option, leave Green alone, and only work with the Red and Blue until all are on the 100 line.
I use the second method on the LHX since in the SM WBs, Green is set at 192, and only Red and Blue are adjusted. When back into the regular menu, Green is at 0 on the 2 Point, and if using, also at 0 on the 10 Point. Then Red and Blue are adjusted.
On the Seiki, tried the first method, but after the resulting Florescent Greens and Bright Reds, decided to try method #2. Here the Advanced Menu RGB Gains/Offsets start midpoint 128/512, and Green isn't moved from the 128/512. Just the Red and Blue are adjusted.
This resulted in the less Florescent Greens, more subdued Reds and Blues that are closer to what they should be. This made the general viewing more tolerable. After the iScan Duo AutoCaled Greyscal and CMS - beautiful looking - just no 4K.

Final Settings: Contrast: 49, Brightness: 46, Colour: 37, Backlight: 55, Sharpness: 0, Warm
Advanced Menu Settings:
Red Gains: 136, Green Gains: 128, Blue Gains: 106
Red Offsets: 500, Green Offsets: 512, Blue Offsets: 515

What else is in the SM besides 2 point Grayscale?

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Originally Posted by mfs6278 View Post

With Hdmi 2.0 released does anyone think there will be a firmware update to support it?

No.
post #66 of 159
Will these Seiki monitors work with the new Mac Pro coming out in December?
post #67 of 159
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Originally Posted by mfs6278 View Post

With Hdmi 2.0 released does anyone think there will be a firmware update to support it?

That wont even matter as no video card currently has HDMI 2.0 support.

post #68 of 159
I wish they would have put a display port on this set, having said that. I use this set at 2560x1440 @72hz and it is a dream for gaming. Like wow, I have a 120hz TN panel and a 2K 27in IPS panel and the 39in Seki is hands down the best gaming experience I have had. Once calibrated the blacks and color are outstanding. As a monitor it is just awesome, totally recommend it for PC use. I mean I am not even aware of a 39in 2k set and if there was one it would be super expensive.
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post #69 of 159
Hello,

How did you make the custom 2560x1440 resolution? When I made one in the Nvidia Control Panel it worked but looked pretty bad and reported as 1080p. I think I am doing something wrong. Thank you so much for any help.

-Tequeela
post #70 of 159
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Originally Posted by Tequeela View Post

Hello,

How did you make the custom 2560x1440 resolution? When I made one in the Nvidia Control Panel it worked but looked pretty bad and reported as 1080p. I think I am doing something wrong. Thank you so much for any help.

-Tequeela


I have an AMD card and used this utility:http://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-Custom-Resolution-Utility-CRU

Join the forum, the guy who created the tool is on there and is very helpful. For me I had to reinstall my video card drivers after I set up my resolution. You may not have too, if after you set it up and you tube or other videos are green, just re install your drivers and you should be good. Also calibrating this monitor makes a MASSIVE difference, I have some calibrating hardware that fine tuned my screen, but the setting someone else posted in here are a pretty good start.
post #71 of 159
Do the USB ports play video?
post #72 of 159
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

Do the USB ports play video?

From the manufacturer:

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USB Input: Two (JPEG Pics and MP3 Audio Only)
post #73 of 159
Thank you.
post #74 of 159

For those interested, member @chuckfagan has discovered that flashing the 50" firmware on the 39" solves the frames kipping @ 120hz.  I can independently confirm that it works as well (1920x1080 res)

 

post #75 of 159
what about flashing 55in software om the 50 for memc?
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post #77 of 159
That looks interesting is that for all Tvs or the 4k ones?
post #78 of 159
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Originally Posted by mfs6278 View Post

That looks interesting is that for all Tvs or the 4k ones?

Most likely for the 4K models only.
post #79 of 159
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

Some news from Seiki:

https://virtualization.sys-con.com/node/2913409
Any more news from CES on this device/cable? I did spot this on Engadget but there nothing more here than in the press release: Engadget Link
FWIW, there is another post somewhere here on AVS that I read from someone comparing the Marseille Networks 4K upscaler to the Marvel Qdeo 4K in some BluRay player...it was his opinion that the Marvell was better. But for $39.99 MSRP, I don't think I'd have a complaint provided this cable or device from Seiki actually does work as advertised.
post #80 of 159
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Originally Posted by Milenkod View Post

Any more news from CES on this device/cable? I did spot this on Engadget but there nothing more here than in the press release: Engadget Link
FWIW, there is another post somewhere here on AVS that I read from someone comparing the Marseille Networks 4K upscaler to the Marvel Qdeo 4K in some BluRay player...it was his opinion that the Marvell was better. But for $39.99 MSRP, I don't think I'd have a complaint provided this cable or device from Seiki actually does work as advertised.

A little more info on Seiki's upscaling cable (current owners need to pay particular attention to the commentary from the Seiki rep in the video from the last link):

http://www.popularmechanics.com/ces-2014/ces-2014-seiki-announces-new-4k-tvs-a-new-line-of-4k-upscaling-hdmi-products-16326651?click=pm_latest

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2014/1/6/seiki-launches-%28r%29evolutionary-4k-upscaling-hdmi-cable.aspx

http://televisions.reviewed.com/news/seikis-uvision-cable-produces-instant-4k-content
post #81 of 159

I would be incredibly impressed if they honored that statement.

post #82 of 159
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Originally Posted by p0ser View Post

I would be incredibly impressed if they honored that statement.
As would I....
post #83 of 159
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Originally Posted by Milenkod View Post

As would I....

I don't see how they could get out of doing so...this video is enough evidence that they would surely lose any potential legal battles that might ensue from such a refusal.
post #84 of 159
Is this the real thing on amazon? it only shows $999 as price while the samsung is $2500. just making sure im buying a real 4K tv here and not a "4k style" marketing stunt or anything.

http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-Digital-SE50UY04-50-Inch-120Hz/dp/B00BXF7I9M/ref=sr_1_2?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1389462124&sr=1-2
post #85 of 159
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Originally Posted by LeahOlin View Post

Is this the real thing on amazon? it only shows $999 as price while the samsung is $2500. just making sure im buying a real 4K tv here and not a "4k style" marketing stunt or anything.

http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-Digital-SE50UY04-50-Inch-120Hz/dp/B00BXF7I9M/ref=sr_1_2?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1389462124&sr=1-2

Sears has this same model for a couple of hundred dollars less:

http://www.sears.com/seiki-50-8221-class-4k-2160p-120hz-led-hdtv/p-05771591000P?prdNo=6&blockNo=6&blockType=G6

I got mine for $699 last month at Sears; you need to keep in mind that the Seiki's HDMI 1.4 inputs are limited to 4K at 30Hz, and the company has not given any indication that a firmware update can bring it up to HDMI 2.0 which is required for 4K at 60Hz. I am using mine as a computer monitor, and to play back Blu-rays from a 4K upconverting Blu-ray player.
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post #87 of 159
By the way, what is the most current firmware version? I don't want to download the file from the website if my TV is already up to date.
post #88 of 159
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

By the way, what is the most current firmware version? I don't want to download the file from the website if my TV is already up to date.

The build date on the most recent firmware is 5/28/2013.
post #89 of 159
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Originally Posted by Xevious View Post

The build date on the most recent firmware is 5/28/2013.

When I go into the service menu, under VERSION INFO, it lists the following:

BASELINE VER: 133
CUSTOMER VER: VER 1.1
ORDER FORM: SY13121-A
BOARD VER: ST2975K_R10.3
PANEL INFO: CMI_V500DK1_LS1
CUSTOMER: SEIKI
PRODUCE DATE: JUL 11 2013
PRODUCE TIME: 12:03:05

I may be looking at the wrong screen, perhaps?
post #90 of 159
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Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

When I go into the service menu, under VERSION INFO, it lists the following:

BASELINE VER: 133
CUSTOMER VER: VER 1.1
ORDER FORM: SY13121-A
BOARD VER: ST2975K_R10.3
PANEL INFO: CMI_V500DK1_LS1
CUSTOMER: SEIKI
PRODUCE DATE: JUL 11 2013
PRODUCE TIME: 12:03:05

I may be looking at the wrong screen, perhaps?

I typo'd.. the data on mine is 5/18 not 5/28. Mine says:

Baseline Ver: 513963
Order Form: SY13121
Customer Ver: Ver 1.0
Produce Date: May 18 2013
Produce Time 07:12:00 PM

I know that seiki's newest firmware they have released on their site for the 50 inch is May. If you have one that is July it sounds like they are flashing some with a newer firmware that they have not listed on their site.

I would check to see if 24Hz 4k has judder or is is refreshing correctly at 120Hz as well as it does 1080p@120Hz because you have a firmware version I have not heard of anyone having yet. My original 50 inch was stolen and I bought a replacement in early december and even that one had a May firmware date.
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