Seiki SE39UA01UK 39" LED 4K TV - £179.99 - eBuyer
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Seiki Digital offers smart, savvy TV buyers and PC users the ultimate digital entertainment experience with its 39" 4K Ultra HDTV. Featuring a slim design, edge-lit LED panel capable of 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, the Seiki 39" 4K Ultra HDTV displays every detail with greater clarity than current HD 1080p displays, and every video plays smoothly with minimal pixilation and blurs, thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate and 6.5ms response time. The Seiki 39" 4K Ultra HDTV model features built-in digital and analogue channel tuning, USB media port for displaying up to 4K images and playing MP3, and multiple video and audio connections to support current HD video content. The model is also packaged with an HDMI 1.4 standrd cable to enable video resolutions beyond 1080p.
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Yes, 30Hz at 4k. Not as good as Sony. Probably poor input lag and poor quality.

It's £179.99 for a 39" 4k TV FFS!
This got hot recently at £199. For £179 this is a steal. Expect it to get warm here.
For £179 you can't really complain
Heat added. Thanks!
Has it got freeview HD ?
What's it like for console gaming?
LOUGHBORO GUY

Has it got freeview HD ?



Standard Freeview (no HD).

gordondr1980

What's it like for console gaming?



Input lag is said to be quite high. It might be difficult playing some types of games.
is it good for just tv and using sky hd, i mean i dont play games but just wondered about the picture quality more than anythig?
wall mountable? Thanks
nw104hh

For £179 you can't really complain :)Heat added. Thanks!


Absolutely, but someone no doubt will complain!

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rev6

Yes, 30Hz at 4k. Not as good as Sony. Probably poor input lag and poor … Yes, 30Hz at 4k. Not as good as Sony. Probably poor input lag and poor quality.It's £179.99 for a 39" 4k TV FFS!


It's £179.99 for a 4k set you can't use true 4k on!

Cold!!!
gordondr1980

What's it like for console gaming?


Rubbish!
brookysm

It's £179.99 for a 4k set you can't use true 4k on!Cold!!!



True 4k, what's that?
nguaddar

is it good for just tv and using sky hd, i mean i dont play games but … is it good for just tv and using sky hd, i mean i dont play games but just wondered about the picture quality more than anythig?


Just buy a HD set and forget about this.
rev6

True 4k, what's that?


3840x2080 60hz, this set doesn't have any HDMI 2.0 connection, it isn't smart so lacks HEVC for 4K streaming so its impossible to get true 4k video running through it. It's almost useless using it as a monitor to edit 4k images as well owing to the shockingly bad lag it suffers from too.

Avoid, pure and simple
brookysm

3840x2080 60hz, this set doesn't have any HDMI 2.0 connection, it isn't … 3840x2080 60hz, this set doesn't have any HDMI 2.0 connection, it isn't smart so lacks HEVC for 4K streaming so its impossible to get true 4k video running through it. It's almost useless using it as a monitor to edit 4k images as well owing to the shockingly bad lag it suffers from too.Avoid, pure and simple



I thought you might be talking about HDCP 2.2
HDMI 1.4 supports 4k, just not at 60Hz, I don't think that makes it any less of a true 4k TV. The lack of HDCP 2.2 does though.

The TV doesn't need H.265 decoding support for 4k streaming when you can use other devices for it. It's like down voting it because it doesn't have a built in DVD player.
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If anybody is actually interested in this TV it may be worth checking the reviews from Reevoo.

Bill from Machynlleth, Ross from Forfar and Mark from Lincolnshire all seem to have actually used the TV which may be benefit for you to form a decent opinion.
rev6

I thought you might be talking about HDCP 2.2HDMI 1.4 supports 4k, just … I thought you might be talking about HDCP 2.2HDMI 1.4 supports 4k, just not at 60Hz, I don't think that makes it any less of a true 4k TV. The lack of HDCP 2.2 does though.The TV doesn't need H.265 decoding support for 4k streaming when you can use other devices for it. It's like down voting it because it doesn't have a built in DVD player.


Other devices can't be shown on the TV truly because it lacks 60hz too! Oh and BTW H.265 and HEVC tho similar are two differing codecs so buying a 4k box does not guarantee that Netflix or Prime 4k will work through them, cheapest box that definitely will is the new Fire TV Box that's an extra £70.
BuzzDuraband

If anybody is actually interested in this TV it may be worth checking the … If anybody is actually interested in this TV it may be worth checking the reviews from Reevoo.Bill from Machynlleth, Ross from Forfar and Mark from Lincolnshire all seem to have actually used the TV which may be benefit for you to form a decent opinion.


Are they professional reviewers who know one end of a SCART to the other of an optical cable?

brookysm

Other devices can't be shown on the TV truly because it lacks 60hz too! … Other devices can't be shown on the TV truly because it lacks 60hz too! Oh and BTW H.265 and HEVC tho similar are two differing codecs so buying a 4k box does not guarantee that Netflix or Prime 4k will work through them, cheapest box that definitely will is the new Fire TV Box that's an extra £70.



I don't get this comment

Other devices can't be shown on the TV truly because it lacks 60hz too!



HEVC and H.265 are the same.
The Amlogic Android boxes that use the S812 chipset support 4k HEVC/H.265. The next revision of them (9xx) will support 4k HDMI 2.0 as well.
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BuzzDuraband

If anybody is actually interested in this TV it may be worth checking … If anybody is actually interested in this TV it may be worth checking the reviews from Reevoo.Bill from Machynlleth, Ross from Forfar and Mark from Lincolnshire all seem to have actually used the TV which may be benefit for you to form a decent opinion.

know one end of a SCART to the other of an optical cable?



Brilliant.

They're consumers who purchased this TV, consumers who seem quite happy with their purchase, which is good. £179.99 is the lowest this set has been, so I can only assume they were happy at a higher price point.



It's a £179.99 TV set, why would we need professional reviewers who know one end of a SCART to the other of an optical cable?. Not sure how or why, but this TV really seems to have upset you at some point. Let it go.
rev6

I don't get this comment HEVC/H.265 are the same.The Amlogic Android … I don't get this comment HEVC/H.265 are the same.The Amlogic Android boxes that use the S812 chipset support 4k HEVC/H.265. The next revision of them (9xx) will support 4k HDMI 2.0 as well.


No they are not, if you have one boot up Netflix and look for for 4k content!
brookysm

No they are not, if you have one boot up Netflix and look for for 4k … No they are not, if you have one boot up Netflix and look for for 4k content!



HEVC and H.265 are the same thing.
BuzzDuraband

Brilliant.They're consumers who purchased this TV, consumers who seem … Brilliant.They're consumers who purchased this TV, consumers who seem quite happy with their purchase, which is good. £179.99 is the lowest this set has been, so I can only assume they were happy at a higher price point.It's a £179.99 TV set, why would we need professional reviewers who know one end of a SCART to the other of an optical cable?. Not sure how or why, but this TV really seems to have upset you at some point. Let it go.


It hasn't upset me, this isn't a 4k set, it doesn't achieve the standards required that were set for 4k devices, its a basic TV (that doesn't even have Freeview HD built in btw) that has a 4k panel in it! It's like installing a Ferrari engine into a car and using elastic bands to connect it to the wheels - pointless!

Anyones money would be better spent on rebadged HD Vestel set than this, even at £179.99!
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brookysm

It hasn't upset me, this isn't a 4k set, it doesn't achieve the standards … It hasn't upset me, this isn't a 4k set, it doesn't achieve the standards required that were set for 4k devices, its a basic TV (that doesn't even have Freeview HD built in btw) that has a 4k panel in it! It's like installing a Ferrari engine into a car and using elastic bands to connect it to the wheels - pointless!Anyones money would be better spent on rebadged HD Vestel set than this, even at £179.99!



Fair enough. I'll assume you wasn't happy with the one you tried then.
10% quidco.....possibly
rev6

HEVC and H.265 are the same thing.


Again no they are not! Have you done what I've asked and looked for 4k on your box?

So here we go, another deal for this TV...

Rev6 summed it up nicely really. I've had this for about 3 months now, using it for programming at the office.

rev6

Yes, 30Hz at 4k. Not as good as Sony. Probably poor input lag and poor … Yes, 30Hz at 4k. Not as good as Sony. Probably poor input lag and poor quality.It's £179.99 for a 39" 4k TV FFS!


Half a second input lag makes it useless for anything gaming. It's perfectly fine for consuming video, or text input. Mouse input is a nuisance, even web browsing.

Absolutely great value for watching video, or programming, that's about the only two things I'd use it for.

Update: Note that if you use external speakers, you need to have a system that can delay audio, or it'll be ahead of the video you see.
Edited by: "Lahn" 28th Sep 2015
brookysm

It hasn't upset me, this isn't a 4k set, it doesn't achieve the standards … It hasn't upset me, this isn't a 4k set, it doesn't achieve the standards required that were set for 4k devices, its a basic TV (that doesn't even have Freeview HD built in btw) that has a 4k panel in it! It's like installing a Ferrari engine into a car and using elastic bands to connect it to the wheels - pointless!Anyones money would be better spent on rebadged HD Vestel set than this, even at £179.99!



You can input a 4k source and it outputs the 4k source at 4k resolution. That makes it a 4k display. It's a 4k TV.
I have a feeling you've spent a lot of money on a 4k TV and feel like you need to justify it here.

It doesn't need a H.265 decoder to display 4k content. For internal "smart" features it does, but it doesn't have those to worry about. Use another device for the content.

Your analogy...

brookysm

Again no they are not! Have you done what I've asked and looked for 4k on … Again no they are not! Have you done what I've asked and looked for 4k on your box?



I don't need to. HEVC and H.265 are the same.
rev6

You can input a 4k source and it outputs the 4k source at 4k resolution. … You can input a 4k source and it outputs the 4k source at 4k resolution. That makes it a 4k display. It's a 4k TV.I have a feeling you've spent a lot of money on a 4k TV and feel like you need to justify it here.It doesn't need a H.265 decoder to display 4k content. For internal "smart" features it does, but it doesn't have those to worry about. Use another device for the content.Your analogy...


You can output a crocked 4k signal on it that is shocking according to anyone who has done so! Read up on it!

As for your comment about I've paid a lot out for a 4k set n feel the need to justify it, that's just laughable!

My 4k set is a world away from this piece of tat and does what it what it is meant to do because it matches the requirements needed to do so.

Go ahead and buy it Rev, I'll not lose any sleep over it and you carry on kidding yourself that it's great and your able to watch whatever is available in 4k on it with ease...
rev6

I don't need to. HEVC and H.265 are the same.


Then humour me and try it seeing as you are so sure....
brookysm

You can output a crocked 4k signal on it that is shocking according to … You can output a crocked 4k signal on it that is shocking according to anyone who has done so! Read up on it!As for your comment about I've paid a lot out for a 4k set n feel the need to justify it, that's just laughable!My 4k set is a world away from this piece of tat and does what it what it is meant to do because it matches the requirements needed to do so.Go ahead and buy it Rev, I'll not lose any sleep over it and you carry on kidding yourself that it's great and your able to watch whatever is available in 4k on it with ease...



Crocked how, because it's not 60Hz?

If my comment about you buying an expensive 4k TV and justifying is laughable, which TV do you have, how much was it?

brookysm

Then humour me and try it seeing as you are so sure....



I have samples of H.265 video and all contain media info relating to HEVC and H.265

x265.org/

Develop the best HEVC (H.265) video encoder in the world



What is HEVC / H.265?



videolan.org/dev…tml

x265 is a free software library and application for encoding video … x265 is a free software library and application for encoding video streams into the H.265/MPEG-H HEVC compression format, and is released under the terms of the GNU GPL.



tomsguide.com/us/…tml

HEVC stands for high-efficiencyvideocoding. Also known as H.265





Edited by: "rev6" 28th Sep 2015
Hot,what do you want for that price?
rev6

Crocked how, because it's not 60Hz?If my comment about you buying an … Crocked how, because it's not 60Hz?If my comment about you buying an expensive 4k TV and justifying is laughable, which TV do you have, how much was it?http://x265.org/


I have an LG 49UB850v, I paid £989 for it early last summer.

Btw if you are going to point to the hdtvtest review of it make sure you read all the way down to the bottom of it ...

Edit: you can also link as many web pages in as you like, show me 4k Netflix running on a generic H.265 Android box!
Edited by: "brookysm" 28th Sep 2015
brookysm

I have an LG 49UB850v, I paid £989 for it early last summer.Btw if you … I have an LG 49UB850v, I paid £989 for it early last summer.Btw if you are going to point to the hdtvtest review of it make sure you read all the way down to the bottom of it ...



Sure this isn't going to have all the features of your £1000 TV but it's much more affordable and won't be a bad TV to watch shows. Other things might be a problem, especially gaming.
I didn't point to any review.
Banned
Should i? Or should i not!!

Dammm
brookysm

I have an LG 49UB850v, I paid £989 for it early last summer.Btw if you … I have an LG 49UB850v, I paid £989 for it early last summer.Btw if you are going to point to the hdtvtest review of it make sure you read all the way down to the bottom of it ...Edit: you can also link as many web pages in as you like, show me 4k Netflix running on a generic H.265 Android box!



HEVC and H.265 are the same. Netflix limit functionality to certain devices, it's nothing to do with the codec.

Edited by: "rev6" 28th Sep 2015
rev6

I thought you might be talking about HDCP 2.2HDMI 1.4 supports 4k, just … I thought you might be talking about HDCP 2.2HDMI 1.4 supports 4k, just not at 60Hz, I don't think that makes it any less of a true 4k TV. The lack of HDCP 2.2 does though.The TV doesn't need H.265 decoding support for 4k streaming when you can use other devices for it. It's like down voting it because it doesn't have a built in DVD player.



it doesn't have a dvd player??? COOOOOOOOOLD!
rev6

HEVC and H.265 are the same. Netflix limit functionality to certain … HEVC and H.265 are the same. Netflix limit functionality to certain devices, it's nothing to do with the codec.


Yes that's right, the Netflix company that would let you install Netflix onto your washing machine if it could is limiting 4k to certain devices....

The limit is the device has to have a certified HEVC codec (they do not refer to it as H.265 deliberately), not genetic H.265 decoding which is what I said earlier!

Lahn

So here we go, another deal for this TV...Rev6 summed it up nicely … So here we go, another deal for this TV...Rev6 summed it up nicely really. I've had this for about 3 months now, using it for programming at the office.Half a second input lag makes it useless for anything gaming. It's perfectly fine for consuming video, or text input. Mouse input is a nuisance, even web browsing.Absolutely great value for watching video, or programming, that's about the only two things I'd use it for. Update: Note that if you use external speakers, you need to have a system that can delay audio, or it'll be ahead of the video you see.



One of the reviews on Reevoo stated they used an ordinary HDMI for PC connection and upscaling one for movies and TV. Looks like it reduces lag. Worth a try if you haven't already?
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