I see a few flaws in CNET's little test, like choosing two completely different technologies and testing them both in the kind of room that plays best for the cheaper set, but the bottom line for me is that if nobody ever "wastes" their money on bleeding-edge technology, nobody will bother producing any more bleeding-edge technology.
Thumbs up if only for Seiki having the cajones to disrupt the market like this. You may call the set garbage, but Seiki is doing us all a favor by releasing these things.
Also, I love their comparison pics. "We want you to compare 3840x2160 to 1280x720... so here is a picture of both of them at the super high resolution of...610x201??