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[Engadget]Seiki 50-inch 4K TV on sale for $1,299, offers Ultra HD for a regular HD price

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The entry price for Ultra HDTV plunged by more than $10,000 earlier this week thanks to Sony's new 4K sets, but now it's going even lower with this model from Seiki. The brand is new to the US market and as such unfamiliar to most, but with a $1,300 listing on TigerDirect it's been lighting up AV enthusiast and deal-hunting forums alike.
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Didn't see a link to the monitor in the article so here it is: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7674736&CatId=4717
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wow great price,,,,, wish i had the cash.
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I think that Seiki is like the first of the cheap Korean 1440p monitors. You can spend a bunch and get a Dell Ultrasharp/Apple Cinema/Sony 4k TV or you can spend something a bit more reasonable but with more question marks and get a Catleap/Seiki.

Interested to see how this thing reviews.
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I wouldn't expect real, but I wonder what type of 120hz they do, inserted black, interpolation, ..? That and what's the input lag and scaling ability.
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At that price it's likely to a be a very poor performer in all areas.
 
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Yup. It's an HDMI limitation. Not enough bandwidth.
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Even it performs well enough, it's still kinda pointless to buy...there's next to no content at that res.
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Content is PC gaming.
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