Seiki, a Chinese brand, has officially announced the first affordable Ultra HD TV. The new 50-inch TV will start shipping out to customers in USA this month with a $1500 price tag. A 65-inch version will arrive later in 2013.
Seikiâ€™s 50â€ť Ultra HD TV is affordable
Most major TV manufacturers have announced Ultra HD TVs by now but none of them are even close to being as affordable as Seikiâ€™s first Ultra HD TV. The low price is achieved by utilizing a panel from the upcoming Chinese display manufacturers that have made significant progress in recent years.
Seiki has announced the first affordable Ultra HD TV
The panel inside is a 50-inch 120 Hz LCD panel with edge LED backlighting. The panel has a 3840x2160 pixel resolution with four times more pixels than a conventional Full HD TV – also referred to as Ultra HD or 4K resolution. Seiki says that it will support 24, 25 and 30 Hz 4K signals.
Seiki is a Chinese manufacturer with an annual production of about 10 million TVs. They own TV factories in China.
Seikiâ€™s 50-inch Ultra HD TV, SE50UY04, is starting to appear in stores now and is available through Amazon. Later in 2013, Seiki plans to offer a 65-inch variant. For more specifications see this spec list.