Originally Posted by thegreatsquare
Mostly interested in the 50" [...or 39" because it is cheaper, though it is only $200 off so I figure I'll see it back at $500 again eventually].
Is anyone familiar with the brand? [Seiki]
...or the models? HDMI version suitable for 4K?
...would it be good for gaming?
SEIKI 4K HDTV's have been popular as surrogate computer monitors among some people on HardForum: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1756171
Also, SEIKI 4K's, although running 4K at only 30Hz, are also able run at 1920x1080p at 120Hz. (information: HDTV Refresh Rate HOWTO: True 120Hz from PC to TV
) -- with 100% success rate for the 50" model, and also covered by houkouonchi.
It also manages to overclock to 240Hz at 1280x270, but frameskips at that resolution (120 true frames per second). However, houkouonchi reports input lag ends up being ultralow in that mode, probably due to its 1/240sec frame delivery times.
So, apparently, it does kick-ass PC gaming as 1920x1080p 120Hz. Pretty cheap for a 50 inch true-120Hz 1080p HDTV, with the bonus of being able to do true 4K at low refresh rate (great for slideshows, static UI stuff, 24fps movies, etc)
Also, reports from QNIX QX2710 users who also simultaneously own SEIKI 50" 4K's, all unamiously mentions that the image quality of the 50" version of SEIKI is better, and has less motion blur (at 120Hz), than a QNIX QX2710. Since the panel was actually designed for a full 120Hz originally (due to interpolation), it has none of the 120Hz overclocking artifacts that afflict QNIX monitors, when these SEIKI's are driven at 120Hz.
Be warned that the 39" SEIKI HDTV, has a firmware bug that prevents 120Hz at 1080p (at the moment). Only the 50" SEIKI HDTV has a 100% success report for 120Hz at 1080p (via Linux modelines or Windows ToastyX CRU).Edited by mdrejhon - 11/13/13 at 10:25pm