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Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

  • 4K Ultra-High Definition
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate, 4K @ 30Hz
  • 3840 x 2160 Max. Resolution
  • Built-In 4K Upscaler
  • 3 HDMI Inputs
  • PC Input
  • USB Photo/Music
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • John S.
  • 7/26/2014 10:01:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAstounding

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: Colors pop out at you
Clarity is unreal
Awesome price
Aesthetically pleasing
True 120Hz 1080P
Comes with what seems to be a pretty decent HDMI cable.
3D capable at 1080P

Cons: Terrible stand. Plan on using a mount.
Speakers aren't that great, but not horrible either. Nothing more or less than you would expect from any other flat screen.
Remote leaves a lot to be desired, but I only use it to turn it on and off. Does that well.
Backlight is pretty even overall, however it is a tad darker on the left and right sides than the rest of the screen. Very hard to notice unless you're looking at a lot of white screen.
Will be not be compatible with future 4k players when it is finally standardized, but I am not taking an egg off for this because the same goes for the other sets that cost 10 times more. You will still be able to game, stream, and work @ 4k.I didn't buy this to watch movies on anyway.
If this set wasn't so well priced, I would have taken an egg off; however, I basically stole this thing and I would have gladly paid double for what I received.

Other Thoughts: My mind was blown when I took this thing out of the box and hooked it up to my computer. I haven't even calibrated it yet and it rivals my calibrated Asus MX299Q 29" ultra-wide AH-IPS display. The colors are so vibrant. It's like looking out of a clean window. I am not an expert when it comes to displays but I have worked with many displays over the years and I know good color output and accuracy when I see it. I cannot wait to get this thing calibrated correctly, but out of the box, it's still breath-taking. I bought a Gyration air mouse and wireless keyboard to go along with this. They work really well with this display in my living room. Google Earth is a blast with the air mouse. If you are using integrated graphics make sure you adjust the resolution through your graphics driver to output at 30hz, or you will have loss of signal issues. I paid $499 for this set, but the next day it dropped to $450. Newegg gave me a $50 gift card. I can't believe I paid $450 for this beast. Best $450 I've ever spent on technology as far as bang for the buck goes. I can't stop looking at it and can't say enough about it. Buy one now, you can't go wrong.

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  • Julian H.
  • 7/24/2014 11:31:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAudiophile issues

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: Nice display, simple, easy menus, easy setup.

Cons: Two big problems for audio:

- Noticable 60hz hum
- Audio channeled through the unit (hdmi -> coax digital audio) is distorted if driven at 100%.

Other Thoughts: I contacted the manufacturer and they told me my unit is defective and I should return it. I'm not sure that's really true - it seems like it might be more of a design issue. Either way, no fun.

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  • Jason B.
  • 7/23/2014 5:31:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeiki 50" Awesomeness

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: Everything advertised. If your looking for a computer monitor and your system can drive it, this is the most amazing display to date. I use this with my 2012 Mac Mini and the Accel active converter to get the max resolution (4k). Images are stunning after some calibration which is needed for any display. I sit 3' feet from this display all day without strain, detail is stunning.

Cons: We always want more, like HDMI 2 and 60Hz, but since those are not available one has to be realistic. The issue people mention with the cursor or scrolling is only a problem until you retrain yourself. Don't use a mouse, you will go insane, get a track pad.

Other Thoughts: Will probably buy another when the price dips again for my other system. ;)

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  • thomas g.
  • 7/9/2014 1:52:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: Has very good picture.

Cons: very bad sound. needs sound bar for good experience

Other Thoughts: needs optical output

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  • hunghsin c.
  • 7/8/2014 2:41:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Nice 4Kx2K montor

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: I have used this 50" TV as a computer montor, and, am quite satisfied with it. It came with a solid durable v1.4 HDMI cable for the Ultra mode.

Cons: A very low humming sound from this TV. It is torable once you get used to it as a monitor. The humming sound ia not noticable if you used it as a TV at a distance. No "display port" exists and the HDMI v1.4 can only support 4Kx2K at 30 Hz, though

Other Thoughts: I have to puirchase a better graphic card to support the 4Kx2K display. Window 8.1 can set the display resolutions without amy problem. For Unix, it took me a while to set the graphics. I have to load the graphic driver from card's Web side.

The default settings for the backligh is full 100 percent. I have to go to the "menu", "0000", "others" and then the "backlight" to lower it. The lowest settings for backlight I can permantely set seems to be only "62" though.

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  • Michael E.
  • 7/7/2014 8:22:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAdequate

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: For the price this is amazing.

Cons: Can't seem to get my computer to switch to 4k resolution.
Can't get universal remotes to work correctly with TV. LG TV codes seem to be the closest.
Speakers are low quality.
No optical digital audio outs. (Most speaker systems do not have coaxial digital support. I needed to spend $20 for a coaxial to optical converter.)
Changing the TV input requires the OK button to change the input. (see other thought to see why this is unfavorable)

Other Thoughts: 4k doesn't mean much without having 4k content.
I purchased an LG NBN36 sound bar. The TV section on the LG soundbar remote does work with the TV. It just lacks the OK button to change the TV input.

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  • Jonathon L.
  • 6/22/2014 8:28:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Happy with this screen

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: For the price you won't find another 4K that works this well

Cons: Don't buy this for 4K gaming, its refresh rate is only 30Hz so you'll be disappointed, its not the right product for that, don't hate it for that.

Other Thoughts: mine is connected to my directv dvr and my surround sound, which has a compute, chromecast and xbox, they all display at 1080P and this TV scales them very well. I ran it higher to test but dropped it back to 1080P since i don't have any 4K content yet.

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  • Michael E.
  • 6/15/2014 6:39:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice pic / poor sound

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: Good picture

Cons: Built in speakers only respond to high frequencies. I have heard better sound out of laptop speakers.
Doing anything with the "Pace RNG110" cable box adjusts volume in the direction of the last volume adjustment.

Other Thoughts: A matte finish would have been nicer for anti glare.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/21/2014 8:23:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat for advanced users

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: This TV becomes and excellent pc monitor for those who are willing to put the time in to setting it up.

Cons: For anyone less than an expert this TV is far more hassle than it is worth and will look worse than a similarly priced 1080p TV from a regular brand.

Other Thoughts: The Seiki SE50UY04 is a poor quality TV that has the hidden feature of being an amazing monitor for someone who knows how to unlock its potential.

The monitor comes poorly calibrated, and does a average job of upscaling content from 1080p to 4k. However with the right equipment and some knowhow you can reach a decent calibration using the TV's service menu and you can use a software upscaler to achieve a very good looking picture for video.

The true talent of this monitor comes in its hidden ability to accept a true 120hz signal from a PC at 1080p which results in some of the smoothest gaming you will ever experience. Additionally the 120hz input allows you to use nVidia 3d if you have the kit.

When used as a desktop monitor from about 3-4 feet away, the 4k resolution is breathtaking and slightly overwhelming as you may lose track of where windows are (or your cursor). Gaming in 4k suffers from input lag due to the 30hz refresh rate, but still looks smooth. This TV is best suited for MMOs, and other slow mousing games in 4k, and 120hz@1080p for fast mousing games like RTS and shooters.

The sound quality is laughable and unredeemable, but there is an optical out and a 3.5mm out from the TV to redirect the sound to something good.

Overall this monitor has proved to be exceptionally hard to set up correctly, but very rewarding now that I have done so.

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  • Alex C.
  • 3/1/2014 3:41:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggspoor tv

This review is from: Seiki SE50UY04 50" Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV

Pros: none

Cons: I bought a 50" from Seiki and it died with in a month. I bought it in November 29 of 2013 died around xmas and I shipped it back to the manufacturer in end of January and they seem to give good customer service but then i would wait for ever for replies which never happened, the shipping information and my replacement tv.. I would always have to call them to find out what was going on. they never replied to emails or messages. I am still waiting for a tv and if you want your money back good luck. I am still being pulled around by these guys, DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!

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