Seiki the company loves to disrupt the UHDTV market with aggressively low-priced panels. The latest offering is a radical departure in terms of size and style, with a much more refined look to it, and at 85 inches it is big enough to make it easy to see the benefits of UHD resolution.
The SE85UY06 sells for $8000, which is about 1/3 the cost of a similar-sized TV from Sony. Of course the Seiki Pro has far fewer features than the models offered by the major-brand manufacturers, but it still manages to deliver a rather nice-looking picture that is very accurate. As is typical with Seiki's offerings, the new 85" Pro offers no smart functions whatsoever—however that's no big deal considering how many options there are out there for adding that functionality.
If the 85" Seiki Pro is still too big or too expensive, the company also offers a 65-inch model for $2199. Both models have an attractive one-piece metal stand that is evocative of much more expensive TVs from the big guys, and they also feature edge-to edge glass and ultra-thin bezels, for a slick and modern look. These TVs look like they cost more than they do, both in terms of physical appearance and in terms of image quality.
These are not bleeding-edge TVs, and Seiki's VP of Marketing, Sung Choi, was clear that Seiki mission is not about being a margin player like LG and Samsung—Seiki is all about volume sales. If you want an attractive UHDTV with decent image quality that won;t break the bank, then the Seiki Pro is worth a look.
The new Seiki Pro 85" UHDTV breaks the $100/inch barrier