Seiki SE42UA01UK 42" Ultra HD 4K LED TV HDMI 2.0/Freeview HD @ Ebuyer - £309.99
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Seiki SE42UA01UK 42" Ultra HD 4K LED TV HDMI 2.0/Freeview HD @ Ebuyer - £309.99

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Found 15th Sep 2015
This is on a pre-order, supposedly with stock expected today.

Unlike the 39" on offer, this does at least have one HDMI 2.0 (HDCP2.2) port and Freeview HD, so for a set at the budget end of the market, it might just suit more people.

Technical Specification

Display

Panel Size: 41.5"
Active Area: 919.296mm (H) x517.104mm (V)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Panel Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Brightness: 220cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 5000:1
Viewing Angle: 178° (H) x 178° (V) (CR≥10)
Response Time: 9.5ms
Electronics

Scaler Solution: MSD6308+6m50
DNR: 3D
Digital Comb Filter: 3D
TV System & Video Standards Supported

TV System: PAL/SECAM(B/G,D/K,I,L/L')/DVB-T / T2
Max Storage Channels: 100(ATV) / ≥1200(Dynamic)(DTV)
Composite/S-Video Input: PAL/NTSC/SECAM
Connections

Analogue & Digital TV Tuner
Mini Composite Video Input
HDMI x4
SCART
CI Slot In
RJ45
USB
Audio

Max Audio Output: 2x 8W
Audio Surround Sound
Audio Connections

Coax Digital Output
Optical Digital Output
Features

Built in 3D PAL/NTSC Comb Filter
Built in 3D Video Noise Reduction
Built in NICAM/A2
Support 1000pages Teletext
Support PVR/Playback
Digital/Analog Channel auto tuning
MHEG-5(UK)/Favorite Channel Edition/Subtitle/Audio Language
Component &HDMI support: 480I,576I,480P,576P,720P,1080I ,1080P, 4k2k 30Hz(HDMI 1.4),4k2k 60Hz(HDMI 2.0)
USB Support File Format: MPEG-1/-2,MP3,JPEG
OSD Language: English/French/Spanish/German/Italian/Portuguese (optional)
Accessories

Remote Control with Battery
Mini Component Cable
Mini AV Cable
User Manual
Power

AC100-240V 50/60Hz
On Consumption: <120W
Standby: <0.5W
Dimensions

VESA 200 x 200mm
With Stand: 952 x 600 x 208mm 7.6kg
Without Stand: 952 x 561 x 89mm 7.5kg
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54 Comments
Think I've asked before but don't recall a response:
how close do I have to sit to benefit from any improvement over current 1080 HD standard.
And will this model play x265 from USB? Thanks.
You could try one of the online distance calculators to get some idea perhaps.

rtings.com/tv/…hip

USB file formats are listed as MPEG-1/-2,MP3,JPEG, which doesn't seem much, so not so sure if that is entirely correct.
Yay 60hz but still wait for those reviews. Nothing professional so far that I could find. A US guy on YouTube did an unboxing and there's a lot of concerning comments regarding input lag. Not twitch gamers moaning about 5ms. I'm talking LAAAAAG.

Carpe Diem
Heat
The_Pope

Yay 60hz but still wait for those reviews. Nothing professional so far … Yay 60hz but still wait for those reviews. Nothing professional so far that I could find. A US guy on YouTube did an unboxing and there's a lot of concerning comments regarding input lag. Not twitch gamers moaning about 5ms. I'm talking LAAAAAG. Carpe Diem



Looks like some of the issues are with the PC's connected though. youtube.com/wat…gDk

As a gaming monitor probably not the best, but for everyday use looks like it would be good.

$300!!
AndyRoyd

Think I've asked before but don't recall a response:how close do I have … Think I've asked before but don't recall a response:how close do I have to sit to benefit from any improvement over current 1080 HD standard.And will this model play x265 from USB? Thanks.




Need to find some 4k content first lol
simont_space

Looks like some of the issues are with the PC's connected though. … Looks like some of the issues are with the PC's connected though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEemzGY4gDkAs a gaming monitor probably not the best, but for everyday use looks like it would be good.£300!!



Perhaps, if you were just a coder or analyst. The usual unknown is how accurate the colours are for photo work (it's still a TN panel). My 32" Sony TV I use as a monitor is utterly hopeless at reds
Another YUK name bought CHEAP to offload into this rip off country.
Try Richer Sounds for a good make with a FREE 5 or 6 Year Warranty.
ratcatcher

Another YUK name bought CHEAP to offload into this rip off country.Try … Another YUK name bought CHEAP to offload into this rip off country.Try Richer Sounds for a good make with a FREE 5 or 6 Year Warranty.


There's an oxymoron if ever I saw one.
reddit

USB file formats are listed as MPEG-1/-2,MP3,JPEG, which doesn't seem … USB file formats are listed as MPEG-1/-2,MP3,JPEG, which doesn't seem much, so not so sure if that is entirely correct.



I think this will be correct, albeit not a 4k model, but I bought a 32" Seiki for the bedroom not too long ago and it basically plays nothing on the USB stick without some kind of ballache changing the formats of anything that is commonly used.
AndyRoyd

Think I've asked before but don't recall a response:how close do I have … Think I've asked before but don't recall a response:how close do I have to sit to benefit from any improvement over current 1080 HD standard.And will this model play x265 from USB? Thanks.



Does it really matter what a plays over USB? Just get cheap media box for £15 or so and then that problem is solved from the very beginning.
Still no smart function so still no 4k Netflix or Prime without buying an expensive set top box.
Interesting deal. Thanks OP
NEtech

Does it really matter what a plays over USB? Just get cheap media box … Does it really matter what a plays over USB? Just get cheap media box for £15 or so and then that problem is solved from the very beginning.


Know many cheap media boxes for £15 that actually do 4k?....

brookysm

Know many cheap media boxes for £15 that actually do 4k?....



More like £25/30.
AndyRoyd

Think I've asked before but don't recall a response:how close do I have … Think I've asked before but don't recall a response:how close do I have to sit to benefit from any improvement over current 1080 HD standard.And will this model play x265 from USB? Thanks.



There's no mention of it. I doubt it.
4 x HDMI (One HDMI Support HDMI2.0 3840*2160@60HZ and Support HDCP2.2) connections
This is interesting as I could run my Mac Mini through it, might be painful as a monitor though. Will have to see if the panel is decent. I'd mainly use it as a TV so that needs to be up to scratch.
rev6

More like £25/30.


And they aren't even supported by Netflix n Prime for 4k!
You do realise that streamed 4k actually carries very little advantage over physical bluray at 1080p right? (and loses out on audio)

In blind tests, most people can't tell the difference without sitting closer than you normally would and inspecting the screen very carefully. And with this being both cheap and small (for a 4k panel), the benefits will reduce even further (unless you sit with your nose on the screen of course). Assuming you have enough bandwidth to stream 4k in the first place of course.

AVF tests (using better panels than this): avforums.com/art…589

And resolution also isn't the be all and end all for PQ: trustedreviews.com/new…ity

TN as well, so viewing angles won't be great.

Cheap for what it is, so heat for that, but I wouldn't buy one personally. If you only watch lower quality stuff (aka - streamed/ripped), then fine. If you prefer high end PQ and audio, I would hold off ....
sancheez

You do realise that streamed 4k actually carries very little advantage … You do realise that streamed 4k actually carries very little advantage over physical bluray at 1080p right? (and loses out on audio)In blind tests, most people can't tell the difference without sitting closer than you normally would and inspecting the screen very carefully. And with this being both cheap and small (for a 4k panel), the benefits will reduce even further (unless you sit with your nose on the screen of course). Assuming you have enough bandwidth to stream 4k in the first place of course.AVF tests (using better panels than this): https://www.avforums.com/article/is-4k-netflix-better-than-blu-ray.10589And resolution also isn't the be all and end all for PQ: http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/isf-contrast-still-the-most-important-aspect-for-picture-qualityTN as well, so viewing angles won't be great.Cheap for what it is, so heat for that, but I wouldn't buy one personally. If you only watch lower quality stuff (aka - streamed/ripped), then fine. If you prefer high end PQ and audio, I would hold off ....



I'm only interested in this as a PC monitor although it might be painful to use. For semi pro DAW work, the extra screen estate is really useful.
brookysm

And they aren't even supported by Netflix n Prime for 4k!



Then Netflix etc need to get their **** together.
fishmaster

I'm only interested in this as a PC monitor although it might be painful … I'm only interested in this as a PC monitor although it might be painful to use. For semi pro DAW work, the extra screen estate is really useful.



Couldn't imagine 4k DAW work without adjusting DPI. Would be extremely difficult to see things.
fishmaster

I'm only interested in this as a PC monitor although it might be painful … I'm only interested in this as a PC monitor although it might be painful to use. For semi pro DAW work, the extra screen estate is really useful.



I reckon you'd want something better quality than this then. If this is TN, and cheap, I can't see it's colour reproduction being terribly accurate. Is having more of a carp picture better than less of a good one? Doubtful. (You could have it professionally calibrated I suppose but I don't think it would be worth the outlay on this panel)
Edited by: "sancheez" 15th Sep 2015
sancheez

I reckon you'd want something better quality than this then. If this is … I reckon you'd want something better quality than this then. If this is TN, and cheap, I can't see it's colour reproduction being terribly accurate. Is having more of a carp picture better than less of a good one? Doubtful. (You could have it professionally calibrated I suppose but I don't think it would be worth the outlay on this panel)



Thanks, colour reproduction is not a problem for DAW work as it's has nothing to do with recording audio and sequencing, it's whether the input lag is a big issue. So colour reproduction doesn't matter. I guess we'll find out more when some one buys one and reports back. I don't hold up much hope for it though. My plan was a wall mounted screen and the current 34" monitors are a bit small for that purpose but will massively outperform this TV.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 15th Sep 2015
simont_space

Looks like some of the issues are with the PC's connected though. … Looks like some of the issues are with the PC's connected though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEemzGY4gDkAs a gaming monitor probably not the best, but for everyday use looks like it would be good.$300!!



I only see him using an Nvidia Shield, which I believe has a lag of it's own. I'd still bet this TV is poor for gaming though. I've sacked this off as a bad idea and am going back with the idea of a 34" £700+ monitor :\
Edited by: "fishmaster" 15th Sep 2015
I do not see Netflix or Prime focusing on ‘proper’ 4k in the UK any time soon, the bandwidth requirements are ridiculous. Our infrastructure is not ready for it yet .
7777777

I do not see Netflix or Prime focusing on ‘proper’ 4k in the UK any time s … I do not see Netflix or Prime focusing on ‘proper’ 4k in the UK any time soon, the bandwidth requirements are ridiculous. Our infrastructure is not ready for it yet .



H.265 helps a lot with compression but it's far from mainstream compared to H.264
Not only is this THE REGULAR PRICE, it's also absolute pants in quality. Really. You're gonna have a tv for around 5 years, please get an ok one if its a few quid extra. You spend every day looking at the thing!
shak

Not only is this THE REGULAR PRICE, it's also absolute pants in quality. … Not only is this THE REGULAR PRICE, it's also absolute pants in quality. Really. You're gonna have a tv for around 5 years, please get an ok one if its a few quid extra. You spend every day looking at the thing!



You had one before?
from the youtube comments ill give this a miss. my hunt for a decent and relatively cheap 4k tv continues.
This would be a great computer monitor - more pixel and more space than a typical dual monitor setup. But: does it work as such? Is it real pixel by pixel 4k, or only with colour down sampling?
MrPuddington

This would be a great computer monitor - more pixel and more space than a … This would be a great computer monitor - more pixel and more space than a typical dual monitor setup. But: does it work as such? Is it real pixel by pixel 4k, or only with colour down sampling?



It has a 4k panel. It must support 4:4:4 chroma subsampling though for it to be a good PC monitor. If the input lag is as bad as people say it is, I wouldn't use it as a monitor.
rev6

You had one before?



They're on preorder because they're yet to be released.
shak

They're on preorder because they're yet to be released.



You're talking like you've had one before.
rev6

You're talking like you've had one before.



I had the original seiki 4k that was £199-£209. Returned after 1 week because it was beyond bad.
shak

I had the original seiki 4k that was £199-£209. Returned after 1 week b … I had the original seiki 4k that was £199-£209. Returned after 1 week because it was beyond bad.



So, a different model then?
simont_space

Looks like some of the issues are with the PC's connected though. … Looks like some of the issues are with the PC's connected though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEemzGY4gDkAs a gaming monitor probably not the best, but for everyday use looks like it would be good.$300!!



Apparently not good as PC monitor because of 4:2:2 chroma and lag ...
As a PC monitor, I would still go for the Samsung UE40HU6900. It is able to get 4:4:4 at 60hz, although with a Mac, I am still waiting for the adapter to be released, which shouldn't be too long now. Also the colours and black levels on the Samsung is really good.
jhonny20041433

As a PC monitor, I would still go for the Samsung UE40HU6900. It is able … As a PC monitor, I would still go for the Samsung UE40HU6900. It is able to get 4:4:4 at 60hz, although with a Mac, I am still waiting for the adapter to be released, which shouldn't be too long now. Also the colours and black levels on the Samsung is really good.



How much is that?
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