You thought Seiki's 50-inch 4K TV was affordable? You haven't seen anything yet. The company is releasing a 39-inch 4K set before the end of June for $699, with pre-orders at Sears starting on the 27th. The screen probably won't compete with top-tier rivals, but it's hard to disagree with the price -- we're really looking at a regular 1080p, 120Hz TV that happens to handle 4K, even if few can see the extra detail at this size. And don't worry if you think Seiki should be going larger. The company plans to ship a 65-inch 4K set by the fall, which should cover those who equate large resolutions with large screens.
SEIKI EXPANDS ITS 4K ULTRA HDTV LINE WITH A NEW 39-INCH MODEL
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. (www.SEIKI.com) 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 www.sears.com.
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.