Bush 39 Inch 4K2K Ultra HD LED TV £499.99 @argos
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Bush 39 Inch 4K2K Ultra HD LED TV £499.99 @argos

£499.99Argos Deals
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Found 22nd Jan 2014
Because 1080p is so 2013...

Uses of 4k TV today: PC monitor, 3d modelling, graphic design or photographs, upscaling bluray player.. Any more feel free to post!

Specifications in first post

Note: this is a new product. It's very likely Argos have limited availability to certain stores to measure the interest and this will gradually increase. 4K TV usage is still in it's infancy but will still become more common over the next few years.

If you have stock locally please share the store's location!

This is believed to be a re brand of a Seiki sold in the US, see here on amazon with reviews etc (thanks Senior800 & drasim):

amazon.com/Sei…+4k

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Original Poster

Product Description/Spec
Bush 39 Inch 4K2K Ultra HD LED TV.
Experience the latest in TV technology with this Bush 39 Inch 4K2K Ultra HD LED TV. Ultra HD offers four times the resolution of Full High Definition 1080p picture quality, where you can enjoy a smooth and detailed picture without any pixilation and the picture quality is true to what you see in real life.
Television picture quality:
Full HD 1080p display resolution.
Screen size: 39in (98cm).
Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Motion rate 120Hz.
Response time 6 milliseconds.
Viewing angle 176/176 degrees.
Connectivity:
1 SCART socket, 1 USB port and 3 HDMI sockets.
PC input socket.
Component video socket.
Composite.
Optical connection.
Headphone socket.
AV socket.
Mobile high-definition link.
Sound quality:
SRS sound system.
Digital features:
Freeview HD and Freesat HD digital tuner.
CI+ slot.
Additional features:
Sleep timer.
Child lock.
Size of TV H53.9, W89.3, D7.2cm.
Weight of TV 21.1kg (unpackaged).
Size of TV with stand: H59.3, W89.3, D20cm.
Weight of TV with stand: 22.6kg.
Suitable for wall mounting.
Energy efficiency information:
Energy efficiency rating: B.
Energy efficiency index (EEI) 0.42.
On mode power consumption 72 watts.
Off mode power consumption 0 watt.
Annual power consumption 105kWh.
Standby power consumption 0.5 watt.
This product contains lead.
Mercury content 1000mg.
Edited by: "delusion" 22nd Jan 2014

link goes nowhere

Original Poster

argos.co.uk/m/s…htm

It's being funny, can someone fix the link?

Edited by: "delusion" 22nd Jan 2014

Just search the argos web site no 4k

Wow, it really is 4k. Great price but if it's anything like their 1080p tvs it will be nasty! Hopefully will see prices coming down for 4k ones.

delusion

Ah damn, so just an Argos mistake?



a 4k TV for less than £2,000 not a chance

u'll see its not avail for;

Home delivery not available
Currently out of stock for store collection
Home delivery not available on this order

BUT it says u can collect from store. zero stock on 4 major cities

Edited by: "richyrichuk" 22nd Jan 2014

Nice!

Unless it is HMDI 2.0 it won't be 120Hz as stated however. 30Hz only.

richyrichuk

a 4k TV for less than £2,000 not a chance



I just imported one from the states for £420ish including taxes so doesn't seem out of order. Would have far preferred this for the warranty and VAT reclaim.
Edited by: "senior800" 22nd Jan 2014

senior800

I just imported one from the states for £420ish including taxes so … I just imported one from the states for £420ish including taxes so doesn't seem out of order. Would have far preferred this for the warranty and VAT reclaim.



http://img.pandawhale.com/post-20629-I-Dont-Believe-You-gif-Anchorm-JFIx.gif

what's the point in having a 4k tv when we don't have anything that broadcasts in 4k?!

senior800

I just imported one from the states for £420ish including taxes so … I just imported one from the states for £420ish including taxes so doesn't seem out of order. Would have far preferred this for the warranty and VAT reclaim.

havoc73

what's the point in having a 4k tv when we don't have anything that … what's the point in having a 4k tv when we don't have anything that broadcasts in 4k?!



Excuse my desk, only started setting it up today:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/10/2vup.jpg

amazon.com/Sei…+4k





Monitors - Just not for gaming as they're only 30hz
Edited by: "senior800" 22nd Jan 2014

senior800

Excuse my desk, only started setting it up today:



ok, i will apologize, then, sorry, i wasnt aware we where getting truly rogered over here for this tech.

now i just need the name of ur buyer

ty for the insight.

My local has these in stuck, wonder if it's worth a punt

richyrichuk

ok, i will apologize, then, sorry, i wasnt aware we where getting truly … ok, i will apologize, then, sorry, i wasnt aware we where getting truly rogered over here for this tech.now i just need the name of ur buyer ;)ty for the insight.



Unless the frequency isn't a problem then I'd wait a few more months for somebody to bring a cheap tv/monitor with HDMI 2 or display port inputs.

I'm a 3D modeler so it doesn't matter, but any sort of gaming/TV/films you'll want higher than they currently offer with HDMI 1.4

fruman23

My local has these in stuck, wonder if it's worth a punt



It's not in stock at any stores in the UK. You can reserve one at old Kent road, ancoat, merthyr or Irvine only.

Hmm

Exciting to think what's gonna be available in a few years time (the 65" version is $1999!?! amazon.com/Sei…5O8 ) but still too half baked for me.

senior800

Unless the frequency isn't a problem then I'd wait a few more months for … Unless the frequency isn't a problem then I'd wait a few more months for somebody to bring a cheap tv/monitor with HDMI 2 or display port inputs.I'm a 3D modeler so it doesn't matter, but any sort of gaming/TV/films you'll want higher than they currently offer with HDMI 1.4



Why would you want/need higher for TV or film?

Sky are supposed to be testing 4k at the moment so they seem to be jumping straight from 1080i to 4k but if it doesn't work then it might be the end unless they go the fibre route.

PeteHerts

Sky are supposed to be testing 4k at the moment so they seem to be … Sky are supposed to be testing 4k at the moment so they seem to be jumping straight from 1080i to 4k but if it doesn't work then it might be the end unless they go the fibre route.

Sky still haven't even managed 1080p yet, not to mention the horrific quality of their standard SD channels. 4K is a long way off for Sky, can't see it happening for years, if ever.
Edited by: "GoatzRus" 23rd Jan 2014

Tempted. My Blu ray player up scales to 4k so would be nice to try that out

brilliant now wait for major brands to drop price

Looks legit - rebadged Seiki. Compare the photos and specs:

amazon.com/Sei…O2G

What’s the point, you would not see any difference between this and 1080p on that size of screen, or even on a 50” screen plus moving that amount of data to produce a 4k picture is not going to be found in a £500 TV and defiantly not in a Bush TV.
As far as Sky is concerned, there current technology simply does not have the bandwidth to support 4k pictures and in fact there satellites are approaching there defined end of life.
The only way this type of picture is transmittable without emptying even Sky’s bank account is by direct fibre link to the home and BT have that under their control at present. Unless Virgin media start reinvesting big time.

Good price, plus there are plenty of 4k TVs for under £2000, just not in the big brands like Samsung, Sony Etc. but what is the point in buying one yet, when there is very limited content available. Wait a year or more and that will be the right time.

Original Poster

Dodger21

What’s the point, you would not see any difference between this and 1080p … What’s the point, you would not see any difference between this and 1080p on that size of screen, or even on a 50” screen plus moving that amount of data to produce a 4k picture is not going to be found in a £500 TV and defiantly not in a Bush TV.As far as Sky is concerned, there current technology simply does not have the bandwidth to support 4k pictures and in fact there satellites are approaching there defined end of life.The only way this type of picture is transmittable without emptying even Sky’s bank account is by direct fibre link to the home and BT have that under their control at present. Unless Virgin media start reinvesting big time.



Graphics modelling and photography would be a couple of obvious ones, or a more common use - as a non gaming Pc monitor.

As others have said upscaling bluray players also exist though I don't know about their real world performance, maybe someone can link a review or test of 4k upscaling..
Edited by: "delusion" 23rd Jan 2014

Original Poster

For the person stating this can only run at 30hz:

I read some interesting info that you can get the Seiki version to run at 120hz or even higher at lower resolutions (amazon.com), looks like most of our testing and review information will have to be considered based on experiences of US consumers:

"Here is an updated inf file which supports 1920x1080@120Hz and has 240Hz @ 720p (which not all computers list) as well as the regular 30Hz mode and keeps the HDMI audio stuff and other features:

box.houkouonchi.jp/sei…inf "

Edited by: "delusion" 23rd Jan 2014

No stock anywhere? Another wild goose chase...

Original Poster

discoinferno

No stock anywhere? Another wild goose chase...



It's a new product, they are probably testing the interest at selected stores before making a bigger order if it's popular..

4k TV's are far from essential right now, even though I do want one just to try it out with my dslr etc!

senior800

Excuse my desk, only started setting it up … Excuse my desk, only started setting it up today:http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-Digital-SE39UY04-39-Inch-Ultra/dp/B00DOPGO2G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390432798&sr=8-1&keywords=seiki+4kMonitors - Just not for gaming as they're only 30hz


Nice space mouse. I've been looking for a decent 1440p but refuse the ridiculous prices by Dell etc, and not keen to jump into the korean import market. How is it for CAD modelling? Is colour reproduction ok i.e. no graduation between shades etc, and what about bleeding and ghosting and viewing angles? Not essential for productivity but it gets right on my tits if its bad.

scotia2

Nice space mouse. I've been looking for a decent 1440p but refuse the … Nice space mouse. I've been looking for a decent 1440p but refuse the ridiculous prices by Dell etc, and not keen to jump into the korean import market. How is it for CAD modelling? Is colour reproduction ok i.e. no graduation between shades etc, and what about bleeding and ghosting and viewing angles? Not essential for productivity but it gets right on my tits if its bad.



I've only just plugged it in this morning (will try and do a bit more a review when I've done some proper modeling) so it is difficult to say at the moment. Meshes look very impressive and there's certainly a lot of real estate!

Colours are very good. Not sold on the gloss yet, it is a bit too reflective. The settings it comes with are horrible but can be somewhat controlled. Will look into Nividia control panel in a bit.

Viewing angles are very impressive. I haven't noticed any bleed or ghosting, but I've not watched videos yet.

My main concern at the moment is that I'm really struggling with mouse control. I don't know if it's to do with the frequency or if it will just take me a bit longer, but I'm all over the place at the moment.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/842/pnvm.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/21/lbw2.jpg

Edited by: "senior800" 23rd Jan 2014

Cheap price but it's Bush - you get what you pay for.
Not voting either way but if you want a decent TV that will actually look decent and last, then this is where big brands come in, its not just a badge.
Or you could just buy it, stick a Panasonic badge on and hope for the best.

You'll get a much better 1080p TV at this price.

It's simply a FINE computer monitor with TV function built in.

jonspurs

Cheap price but it's Bush - you get what you pay for.Not voting either … Cheap price but it's Bush - you get what you pay for.Not voting either way but if you want a decent TV that will actually look decent and last, then this is where big brands come in, its not just a badge.Or you could just buy it, stick a Panasonic badge on and hope for the best.

Original Poster

jonspurs

Cheap price but it's Bush - you get what you pay for.Not voting either … Cheap price but it's Bush - you get what you pay for.Not voting either way but if you want a decent TV that will actually look decent and last, then this is where big brands come in, its not just a badge.Or you could just buy it, stick a Panasonic badge on and hope for the best.



The equivalent Panasonic at this price (no longer the best brand for TV's) is for a 1080p screen. If you have a use/need/interest in 4k displays then you will need to forget brand or expect to pay 3 or 4 times this price at least.

This is why I'm tempted (it's something new), though may still end up getting a 1080p Samsung or LG screen for 150 less than this..

Edited by: "delusion" 23rd Jan 2014

Boo - none in stock at Argos around London unless I'm missing something

Tempted to order from the US but thinking about warranty and full cost:

I just imported one from the states for £420ish including taxes so … I just imported one from the states for £420ish including taxes so doesn't seem out of order. Would have far preferred this for the warranty and VAT reclaim.

- was this your fully landed cost inc duty, admin, carriage etc ?

Original Poster

Hootwo

Boo - none in stock at Argos around London unless I'm missing … Boo - none in stock at Argos around London unless I'm missing somethingTempted to order from the US but thinking about warranty and full cost: - was this your fully landed cost inc duty, admin, carriage etc ?



It's going to be introduced slowly as they don't know what the demand will be yet
Edited by: "delusion" 23rd Jan 2014

Hootwo

Boo - none in stock at Argos around London unless I'm missing … Boo - none in stock at Argos around London unless I'm missing somethingTempted to order from the US but thinking about warranty and full cost: - was this your fully landed cost inc duty, admin, carriage etc ?



Yes, Amazon charge you everything upfront. If you go through to the cart it will will tell you what you're paying.

When I purchased it, it was $404 however. Amazon seees to drop the price to that every few weeks, just before they go out of stock, then the price goes back to $500 again when it's back in.
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