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|09-04-2013 10:33 PM|
I know a lot of people would move over to 4K movies while some stopped with blu-ray. Of course one can just continue new NEW films at 4K and not worry so much about films they already own.
|09-04-2013 12:53 PM|
Let's just say this isn't another fad like 3D. One caveat, service only for Sony ultra?
|08-30-2013 10:01 PM|
|mircury||Deal is still alive. Just got the 50 inch. So I've got one of each now.|
|08-30-2013 01:09 AM|
39" is now about $60 cheaper at Tigerdirect provided that they do not tax you.
|08-28-2013 01:42 PM|
Wow, I was hoping a HD 7950 might work, but looks like I'd be lucky to get 15fps with one of those. Granted, I play older games like Skyrim, but looks like you need dual Titans to get decent frame rates even on many older games. Guess I will put this idea to rest.
Oh well, by the time a ~$200 GPU can handle 4K gaming, I'm sure there will be plenty of 4K 60Hz monitors.
|08-28-2013 12:43 PM|
Yes I was taken by surprise by that too. Here is the Anadtech review with the benchmarks.
The problem is that 4k res is 4 times the number of pixels of 1080p, and when daisy-chaining video cards they lose some rendering power when combined. I do not think my ATI 7790 1GB video card would have a prayer at 4k except maybe on very old games.
|08-28-2013 12:22 PM|
|08-28-2013 12:11 PM|
|08-28-2013 11:36 AM|
|GnatGoSplat||I think I read that same review on amazon with the input lag. I only noticed just that one guy mentioning input lag when gaming, so I can't help but wonder if it's his video card. I didn't see too many other people trying it with different video cards.|
|08-28-2013 09:47 AM|
From the reviews on Amazon (I read them all) gaming is not acceptable at 30hz because of *input lag* Games look ok but start tearing as the action speeds up, but the time between making a command and watching it executed on screen is unbearable at 4k 30hz.
I think the most important question is will the 39" monitor do 1080p at 120hz? I read on Amazon that the 39" would not do over 60hz but that the 50" would - and the same guy that wrote the review had both monitors in his possession. The difference in viewing distance on a 50" between 2160p and 1080p would be huge, but on the 39" it could probably be doable with a custom wall mount. I'm guessing off the top of my head that the monitor would need to be about 32" away at 2160p and maybe 48" away at 1080p...
Does anyone own the 39" monitor and were you able (or not able) to run 1080p at 120hz? IMO the 39" monitor might be feasible to use at 4k 30hz for light computing and cad/photoshop, and then switch to 1080p 120hz for gaming and heavy computing. I think this would be a pretty sweet setup, and it would not require crazy graphic card requirements.
EDITED: I am answering my own question. I found a review online in which the reviewer claims that he was able to run at 4k 30hz, 1440p at 31hz, and 1080p at 120hz. He also states that an older firmware may be to blame for the 39" monitor not going above 60hz. Here is the review if anyone is interested:
|08-27-2013 06:17 AM|
So far, I have seen plenty of people who own it saying it's perfectly suitable as a monitor, even gaming at 4K the low refresh rate is noticeable, but not intolerable if you turn off Vsync.
Every single person who says it's unsuitable as a monitor does NOT own it and has NOT seen it in action, in person.
Really hard to get a non-biased opinion since people who own it may be trying to justify or make the best of their $700 purchase, and those who say it's unsuitable are just going entirely on specs.
|08-27-2013 01:43 AM|
|08-27-2013 01:34 AM|
i am just glad to see that there are manufacturers that are bringing new tech without the "latest/greatest" price tag tradition. Hopefully major brands will be influenced by this and for that i salute Seiki - good job!
Having said that a Display Port(royalty/license free) or any other connection that would allow >60Hz @ native 4k resolution would make this TV/Monitor a must have for a lot of users(such as myself) providing it doesn't go up in price because of the change. Just drop HDMI connectivity completely(saving $10k +0.15/set(or 0.05/set with logo) in royalties for the manufacturer) and just have a DP and optionally DVI-DL(although its on its way out) or VGA(good old) or component/composite(older devices not left in the dust) - theoretically should make these cheaper to make for Seiki as well as allowing us to use that beautiful LG panel @ its full potential
|08-26-2013 10:01 AM|
this thing at any resolution other than it's native will be horrible.
as PC monitor this thing is probably complete garbage.
|08-26-2013 09:56 AM|
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