Argos BLACK FRIDAY Seiki 55 Inch Full HD LED TV £349
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Argos BLACK FRIDAY Seiki 55 Inch Full HD LED TV £349

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Found 25th Nov 2015
Saw this and thought I'd share it as may be some use for someone wanting a large TV.
I know it's not the best but sub £350 it's alot of TV
Part of Argos Black Friday deals

Technology Product description / spec

1920 1080 display resolution for crystal clear images. Freeview Digital tuner - For hundreds of channels. 3 HDMI 1.4 , 1 SCART, 1 USB , 1 Coaxial & Optical Audio Output, 1 Common Interface port - For easy connectivity.

Television picture quality:

LED TV Screen.
Full HD (1080p) display resolution.
Optional 2D to 3D conversion.
Response time 6.5 milliseconds.
Viewing angle 178/178 degrees.
Connectivity:

1 SCART socket, 1 USB port and 3 HDMI sockets.
PC input socket.
Component video socket.
Composite socket.
Optical connection.
Headphone socket.
AV socket.
Miracast.
Suitable for wall mounting 400 x 400 bracket.
Sound quality:

2 channel sound system.
10 x 2 watt RMS power output.
Digital features:

Features USB recording and video playback.
Freeview HD digital tuner.
Single core processor.
7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
Additional features:

Sleep timer.
Child lock.
Size of TV H74.3, W126, D9.9cm.
Weight of TV 18kg (unpackaged).
Size of TV with stand: H78.9, W126, D23cm.
Weight of TV with stand: 18.7kg.
Energy efficiency information:

Energy efficiency rating: a.
On mode power consumption 110 watts.
Annual power consumption 161kWh.
Standby power consumption 0.5 watt.
This product contains lead.
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nice find op, heat
That IS a lot of TV for £350. I'm almost tempted, but think I'll keep my fingers crossed for a 60" (or higher quality 55"), I do have a little more cash to burn...
This is great for the price, but if I had a little extra in my hand (£500-600) I'd always buy a better reviewed make from JL or Richer Sounds which will come with their 5-6 year extended warranty. A 1 year warranty on a 55 inch TV which costs you £350 is a bit dicey, it might go to heaven in two years' time and you'd be ruing the day you decided to not spend an extra £150 on a better TV with a longer warranty.

Remember we stare at these things for 2-3h a day on average, it's worthwhile considering it as a longer term investment.

Still if it's only £350 you have and you need a 55-incher, go for it. It just might last 5 years.

Heated.

Edited by: "hcc27" 25th Nov 2015
Argos chat told me that this is the SE551GS.
This is the manual http://www.seiki.com/sites/default/files/support/Manuals/SE551GS_UM_TI11377.PDF
It doesn’t look the same as their photo.
Buying a no brand tv that's 26" or so for a bedroom you can get away with.
Buying a no brand tv that's 55" is insane. The picture will be appalling. Even the low priced branded tv's in this size can look awful.

The bigger screen shows all the artifacts, the dse/clouding is emphasised even more, & the lack of decent processor will lead to horrific judder, as well as mean that there'll be no effective motion processing emulation (the thing that smooths out pictures in lcd/led tvs).

Avoid like the plague.
Seiki is hardly a no brand any more... I can't speak for the quality of this particular one, but Seiki generally sells great value for money TVs - I've had a 39" 4K one (used as PC monitor) for 6 months now, and it's pretty decent
55 inches?

OK for the kids room I suppose.
FoxForce5

Buying a no brand tv that's 26" or so for a bedroom you can get away … Buying a no brand tv that's 26" or so for a bedroom you can get away with.Buying a no brand tv that's 55" is insane. The picture will be appalling. Even the low priced branded tv's in this size can look awful. The bigger screen shows all the artifacts, the dse/clouding is emphasised even more, & the lack of decent processor will lead to horrific judder, as well as mean that there'll be no effective motion processing emulation (the thing that smooths out pictures in lcd/led tvs). Avoid like the plague.



Have you seen it then? Or is the above assumption/presumption based on what?
in the manual it states 120hz panel refresh rate! i think it's pretty good but in the Amazon US site it states 60Hz so who knows
Edited by: "nguaddar" 25th Nov 2015
nguaddar

in the manual it states 120hz panel refresh rate! i think it's pretty … in the manual it states 120hz panel refresh rate! i think it's pretty good but in the Amazon US site it states 60Hz so who knows


And the manual gives a different description for connectivity to the Argos description (SCART & Optical)
Who know's what you'll get
nguaddar

in the manual it states 120hz panel refresh rate! i think it's pretty … in the manual it states 120hz panel refresh rate! i think it's pretty good but in the Amazon US site it states 60Hz so who knows



Don't forget that Blurays are only 24hz.......
FoxForce5

the lack of decent processor will lead to horrific judder, as well as … the lack of decent processor will lead to horrific judder, as well as mean that there'll be no effective motion processing emulation (the thing that smooths out pictures in lcd/led tvs). Avoid like the plague.



Except anyone who has a clue about AV equipment will instantly turn off motion smoothing anyway because it just results in a picture that's artificially smooth because 99% of the frames don't actually exist in the source material and are rendered by the image processor.
Bagged one for work it will be great for watching Euro 2016 on..... I mean power-point presentations
I enjoy this site while taking a sh*t at work
Buy it, seriously!... I've had this 3 months and we love it. I'm a real AV fan and wasn't expecting much but im proper impressed. Turn off the motion sensor and it's a great set. Worth every penny!
marcusdawg

Buy it, seriously!... I've had this 3 months and we love it. I'm a real … Buy it, seriously!... I've had this 3 months and we love it. I'm a real AV fan and wasn't expecting much but im proper impressed. Turn off the motion sensor and it's a great set. Worth every penny!


I did
nguaddar

in the manual it states 120hz panel refresh rate! i think it's pretty … in the manual it states 120hz panel refresh rate! i think it's pretty good but in the Amazon US site it states 60Hz so who knows



Isn't HDMI limited to 60Hz?
fatdeeman

Except anyone who has a clue about AV equipment will instantly turn off … Except anyone who has a clue about AV equipment will instantly turn off motion smoothing anyway because it just results in a picture that's artificially smooth because 99% of the frames don't actually exist in the source material and are rendered by the image processor.



​I hate the soap opera effect too, but if you have a low range lcd then you'd have horrendous blur/smearing without it.

I have a plasma, & will do until a branded 50/55" oled screen drops into my price range, this is part of the reason.
Lahn

That IS a lot of TV for £350. I'm almost tempted, but think I'll keep my … That IS a lot of TV for £350. I'm almost tempted, but think I'll keep my fingers crossed for a 60" (or higher quality 55"), I do have a little more cash to burn...



I am sooo tempted, as I want to get a PS4 at the same time, but don't need a bigger screen but its just thought !!!
Got from ao.com for £270 I posted deal on here recently.

hotukdeals.com/dea…188

After cash back and discount codes. It's great for my xb1 and ps4 in the man cave. I am really pleased with it for the price I paid, more so £80 less than Argos are selling as a black Friday deal.

So in summary the screen is great for the money but I had to vote cold as it's been available for £80 less recently.
Edited by: "alera" 25th Nov 2015

I've had a 39" 4K one (used as PC monitor) for 6 months now

How far back from your monitor do you sit? oO

Anyway, keep in mind the Aldi48" 4K telly with 3 yr warranty hotukdeals.com/dea…502
IF it had a 5Year Guarantee then it may be worth considering.
Probably made in one of the communist or ex communist Eastern European factories that is making lots of lower grade electronic products for many FAMOUS NAMES.
Stick with Korea.
smelladeal

How far back from your monitor do you sit? oOAnyway, keep in mind the … How far back from your monitor do you sit? oOAnyway, keep in mind the Aldi48" 4K telly with 3 yr warranty http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bauhn-48-4k-ultra-hd-tele-299-99-aldi-2325502


Very probably made in the same Eastern European Factory so why no extended warranty on this one?
Interesting it's got child lock , just in case they might open it and fall out
Picked up today, model is se55go01uk and I can find nothing on it!! Box says hdmi 1.3/hdcp 1.1 120hz refresh rate full HD LED. It has 3 had is, usb I think, coaxial and optical out. Oh and a UK flag and proudly worded as assembled in the UK!

Specs in manual say led tft 4000:1 brightness 230 response time 8ms

Will set up shortly....
Edited by: "bluejmc2005" 25th Nov 2015
Which would people consider the way to go if their choice were restricted to either a Seiki or a Hisense?
first impressions - looks nice and well built, basic but functional software, sound is terrible (soundbar/amp etc a must) PQ looks nice on PS4 and XBOX one but wont have time to fully explore until the weekend
bluejmc2005

first impressions - looks nice and well built, basic but functional … first impressions - looks nice and well built, basic but functional software, sound is terrible (soundbar/amp etc a must) PQ looks nice on PS4 and XBOX one but wont have time to fully explore until the weekend



Any chance of a further review today please? I'm looking at either this one (cheap and cheerful) or the 55" Sony 805C from Currys for £679 (much better panel/connections/features + 6-year guarantee but twice the price)... looking to pull the trigger tomorrow!
If it helps the review, my current setup is a Virgin Media Tivo box (so not worried about Freeview quality), AV receiver + surround speakers (so not worried about sound from the TV) and an external box running Kodi. Thanks.

Edited by: "Marker" 26th Nov 2015
Marker

Any chance of a further review today please? I'm looking at either this … Any chance of a further review today please? I'm looking at either this one (cheap and cheerful) or the 55" Sony 805C from Currys for £679 (much better panel/connections/features + 6-year guarantee but twice the price)... looking to pull the trigger tomorrow!If it helps the review, my current setup is a Virgin Media Tivo box (so not worried about Freeview quality), AV receiver + surround speakers (so not worried about sound from the TV) and an external box running Kodi. Thanks.


if only - wqorking til 10 today and started at 7!! same tomorrow, and working til 4 saturday so saturday afternoon for more in depth

for the price, it looks very nice in HD - SD is OK, but is never going to be as good as the sony (I'd imagine?) if the response time is correct at 8ms thats really very good
Good value for the price?
leandroalemao

Good value for the price?


yes - HD is outstanding. SD average, mind.
Read somewhere Samsung do their screens.
bluejmc2005

yes - HD is outstanding. SD average, mind.


I've just bought one.. let's see.. It'll be delivered on monday.. tks..
Has anyone actually bought one ano if so what are your thoughts? They have them in stock in my local argos and I'm tempted
mike_6480

Has anyone actually bought one ano if so what are your thoughts? They … Has anyone actually bought one ano if so what are your thoughts? They have them in stock in my local argos and I'm tempted


I did and spent some time with it today. Average in SD, excellent in HD. Sound terrible, and unfortunately upon trying it with ps4 and xbone today the lag is considerable so its no good for me. Going back :-( if you don't game it's a great buy
Were you running it in Game mode with processing turned off? I don't have any lag on mine with ps4 or xbone. Consoles only run games at 30fps max so really it's impossible to get input lag with most games anyway. Providing you run in Game mode and have image processing off. Also with stereo mode for sound it's fine at normal level. No worse than any of my LG screens. I have played 20 odd hours on fallout 4 on this screen and I have had no issues with input lag.

Edited by: "alera" 29th Nov 2015
alera

Were you running it in Game mode with processing turned off? I don't have … Were you running it in Game mode with processing turned off? I don't have any lag on mine with ps4 or xbone. Consoles only run games at 30fps max so really it's impossible to get input lag with most games anyway. Providing you run in Game mode and have image processing off. Also with stereo mode for sound it's fine at normal level. No worse than any of my LG screens. I have played 20 odd hours on fallout 4 on this screen and I have had no issues with input lag.


It seems the model I received is different t go others. No game mode was present, for example
It's called pc mode in the options menu . You also need to turn off the video processing. When not in Game mode and with video processing on it looks terrible. Stereo sound option also significantly improved the sound.
alera

It's called pc mode in the options menu . You also need to turn off the … It's called pc mode in the options menu . You also need to turn off the video processing. When not in Game mode and with video processing on it looks terrible. Stereo sound option also significantly improved the sound.


i had all the processing off, but didn't have PC mode enabled in the options i didn't see that and looked everywhere. i found the sound terrible even with stereo on unfortunately
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