Entry-level 4K 50" Ultra-HDTV available...price: $1,500!

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Found out about this yesterday at an Internet blog program called "HD Nation", hosted by Patrick Norton and ISF/THX-certified screen calibrator/home theater installer Robert Heron. It's an entry-level 50" 4K-resolution ultra-HDTV LED screen made by a company called Seiki. List price is $1,500, but it's listed at Amazon.com as taking pre-orders for $1,356!!! Opinions, anybody?? :biggrin:
 

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My first thought is the gimmicky "4k" from JVC and this 50" will be along the same lines. Will be interesting to hear Gregg Loewen's take on this one.
 

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I got a 73-inch 3D DLP set for less than that. I personally don't believe that 4K will show any benefit on a screen that small. Besides, there is no software.
 

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According to the technical specs on the Amazon page, it's able to upconvert to 4k...it would be interesting to see if there is a perceptible difference in image quality with currently-available HD sources using this feature...
 

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Does anyone know what the refresh rate is for these 4K TVs? I see some of them listed as 120hz but are there true 120hz? Can they accept a 120hz signal
or do they just double a 60hz signal like 99% of the current 1080p TVs?
 

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Currently, it doesn't matter if the 4k display actually accepts a 120Hz signal because there is no video source that outputs at 120Hz.

Nothing outputs at higher than 60Hz, period.

Input signal and display refresh rate are totally separate things. 100% of current "120Hz" 1080p TVs double an incoming 60Hz signal to achieve 120Hz. Some "120Hz" 1080p TVs will accept a 24Hz signal (24fps from Blu-ray) and quintuple it to achieve 120Hz. That's it.
 

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I was hoping to connect my PC which would beable to out put at 120Hz. I assume the TV would need a dual link DVI input for this or can 120Hz be sent over HDMI now?
 

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