Seiki is breaking the price barrier for large screen 4K flat panel TVs with the 65-inch Ultra HD TV (model SE65UY04), priced at $2,999, with availability expected in early-December 2013. The TV features a thin piano black finish bezel, 64.5-inch diagonal panel size, built-in digital and analog channel tuning, USB port for displaying 4K photos via USB flash drive, and multiple video and audio connections to support current high-definition video content. The model is also packaged with an HDMI 1.4 standard cable.
The new 65-inch class model joins the current Seiki 4K Ultra HD lineup that includes a 50-inch model (SE50UY04) priced at $1,199 MSRP and a 39-inch (SE39UY04) at $699 MSRP. Like previous models, the 65-inch set features a panel resolution of 3,840-by-2,160, and an input refresh rate of 120Hz on a 1080p signal and 30Hz on a 4K signal via HDMI 1.4 standard cable.
Seiki’s TVs are essentially bare bones edge backlit LED TVs. They don’t offer Smart TV features or Internet access common among many new TV models, and future compatibility with the HDMI 2.0 specification is uncertain. However, all Seiki Ultra HD TVs include a one-year, no-nonsense, replacement warranty in the U.S.