Wow, You Can Actually Afford This $1300 50-inch 4K LED HDTV

4K TVs are visual deliciousness in a box but are a little (to put it lightly) out of reach for peasants like us as they come with a price tag either equal to the cost of a car or are only considered cheap because they're graciously not priced like a car. Eyegasms ain't cheap friends. But one company whose name I'm not even sure how to pronounce is trying to change the whole damn game. SEIKI has a 50-inch 4K TV for only $US1300. Yeah.

To be specific, SEIKI's 4K TV is a 2160p 120Hz LED HDTV with 3840 x 2160 resolution. It has a 5000:1 contrast ratio, 6.5ms response time, comes with three HDMI ports and a VGA port. You might not be able to watch that much 4K content right now but for around the same price as a regular ol' 1080p screen? Gets you thinking, right?

Still. Spending over a grand on a no-name TV brand when you don't really need a 4K TV yet is not unlike putting your rent money on green in roulette. The thrill might be worth the spin but it's probably not worth the stress. We'll try to get our eyes on this cheapo 4K set when we can. [Tiger Direct via Engadget]


    is this available in australia? cos thats a goddamn bargain!...depending on how good it is

    This as a 42" would make an awesome PC monitor. Please do it.

      Since it's a 50 incher...

    Awesome. Not that I'll buy this, but devices like this should help drive down price over the next 2-3 years.

    Good to see some cheapies getting the format to the market quicker, this way we don't have to wait as long for the other companies to realize the weight of materials costs exactly the same as any other screen format...

    put all your money on green? technically it does get put on green baize but you are betting on red or black.

      Unless hes implying bet on Zero which is normally green ;P

    Not available in Australia yet

    5000:1 contrast, that's disgusting. You get what you pay for people.. Colour accuracy > resolution.

      Why is that bad? What contrast ratio would you expect?

        Because it will make your black colours look very murky and blurry, and can make black colours look like dark grey. You will loose the huge amount of detail that 4K and even 1080P format can deliver in dark scenes of films, documentaries and even tv shows.

          Yeah but what is a good contrast ratio then?

    theres gotta be some kind of catch, its cheaper then most 50" 1080 TVs

      the contrast ratio and response time, terrible for gaming (most gaming monitors are 2ms) and not amazing for viewing. It's like getting a 12megapixel camera wit ha terrible lense. Yes the resolution is high but the quality, not so much.

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