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4k upconverter for those who bought Seiki 4k TVs recently free + $9 S/H ($59 retail)

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Last Edited by cricket702 March 17, 2014 at 03:48 PM
Just a heads up for anyone who bought one of the Seiki 4k HDTVs recently and if you haven't registered it. Seiki will be sending out an up-conversion adapter that works better than the TV's built in scaler to those who have their sets registered (so if you're like me and are lazy when it comes to registering, good time to fill out the forms). They'll be charging a $9 S/H fee for it.

Details on their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/se...4898503254

Review on what all the cable/adapter does:
http://davidsusilouncensored.word...le-review/

It is currently listed on Amazon for $59.
http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-Digit...00IE5C5WE/

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#16
Oddly enough, I threw out the HDMI cable that came with mine because i would lose picture if the cable moved in the slightest. It was a crappy HDMI cable.
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#17
hahahaha... this is total crap...

HTPC + Madvr + Jinc 3 + LL + FRC Big Grin
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#18
Quote from xtp View Post :
hahahaha... this is total crap...

HTPC + Madvr + Jinc 3 + LL + FRC Big Grin
too bad you dont have a real display that can handle 24p natively Stick Out Tongue

(by no means do i mean to imply a seiki!)
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#19
Anyone know when the Vizio 2014 P series 4k monitors are going to be released?
http://ces.vizio.com/p-series.html#skip
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Quote from xionn View Post :
Anyone know when the Vizio 2014 P series 4k monitors are going to be released?
http://ces.vizio.com/p-series.html#skip

Watch out for this 4K UHD thing as it is very likely that it'll end up along the 3D TV category. Just another gimmick by the electronics manufacturers and media companies to re-generate consumer demand in their products now that the HD hardware and software content markets have been saturated.
HD hardware and Blu-ray discs are currently selling at very low prices and the above industries are looking to get increases in profits from gullible consumers by coming up with technologies of dubious value and necessity. The latest example of that was the 3D TV push that has obviously failed and now comes the 4K UHD hook!!!

Just go online and you'll discover the issues facing this.
These issues are real and range from the concept of net neutrality where a U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the FCC does not have the authority to impose net neutrality rules on Internet Service Providers where the result could end up costing consumers more for online streaming, or could result in sites that are blocked altogether, to the physical ability of the current internet to carry such a enormously heavy load.
How many subscribers currently have and can afford the 20Mbps-50Mbps required to carry the 4K signal? And keep in mind that this 4K signal will be HIGHLY compressed and it will probably turn out to render video quite a bit less than 4K.
Most consumer internet connections today have trouble streaming HD content.
The stunning 4K demos presented at various consumer shows such as the CES are mostly uncompressed or with compressions much LOWER than those that will be in effect for future internet streaming.
So the net effect is currently being hyped by all interested parties and those consumers who are the early jumpers may end up hitting bottom. That has been the case with those consumers who have jumped on the 4K train so far as they'll find that these early 4K sets are not compatible or up to par with the compression standards that are still evolving for 4K content.
This is a quote from the link below:
"Broadly speaking, you’ll need a 2014 Ultra HD television. The Ultra HD TVs that were released in 2013 (which are still being sold today) will not support the apps or the decoding chips necessary for viewing streaming Ultra HD out of the box. It is possible that manufacturers will have a fix in place for early adopters. Samsung, for instance, may offer an upgraded ‘One Connect’ breakout box to those customers who purchased a first-generation Ultra HD set."

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home...14/#!AlDx5

So the moral of the story here is watch out before you jump into these 4K waters!!!
Or you could end up with just another 3D TV!!!
Last edited by HunterOne March 17, 2014 at 09:34 PM
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#21
Quote from bgammill View Post :
Seiki, and ye shall Findi.
I may just be too tired, but this made me laugh.
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#22
Quote from hightop32 View Post :
too bad you dont have a real display that can handle 24p natively Stick Out Tongue

(by no means do i mean to imply a seiki!)
Yea, I'm waiting for the next generation of lightboosted monitors.. in terms of motion clarity of a flatpanel... lightboosting is the best i've ever seen... but the current batch runs a bit dim, and really messes up the gamma curve...

I already made up my mind about my next panel being lightboost.. I'm so sick of this stupid 2560x1600 ips thing...

27"
lightboost
1080p
120 or 144hz
Big Grin

IPS can go diaf... i'm done with IPS until they make it lightboost-able.. been using 3007wfp for way too long
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Quote from teaberry View Post :
I guess this could be cool for those who wants to run SOME content on upconverter (like a movie) and turn off upconversion on content like games to minimize lag? Can you turn off the built-in upconversion or have a "game mode" on this TV?
Yes this tv does have a Game Mode, I own tha TV n love it....now time to see what this 4K up-conversion is all about..
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#24
Just found the HDMI cable on newegg for $49.99. I'd rather get the cable over the box adapter. One less cable to buy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6886522001
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#25
Quote from HunterOne View Post :
Watch out for this 4K UHD thing as it is very likely that it'll end up along the 3D TV category. Just another gimmick by the electronics manufacturers and media companies to re-generate consumer demand in their products now that the HD hardware and software content markets have been saturated.
HD hardware and Blu-ray discs are currently selling at very low prices and the above industries are looking to get increases in profits from gullible consumers by coming up with technologies of dubious value and necessity. The latest example of that was the 3D TV push that has obviously failed and now comes the 4K UHD hook!!!

Just go online and you'll discover the issues facing this.
These issues are real and range from the concept of net neutrality where a U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the FCC does not have the authority to impose net neutrality rules on Internet Service Providers where the result could end up costing consumers more for online streaming, or could result in sites that are blocked altogether, to the physical ability of the current internet to carry such a enormously heavy load.
How many subscribers currently have and can afford the 20Mbps-50Mbps required to carry the 4K signal? And keep in mind that this 4K signal will be HIGHLY compressed and it will probably turn out to render video quite a bit less than 4K.
Most consumer internet connections today have trouble streaming HD content.
The stunning 4K demos presented at various consumer shows such as the CES are mostly uncompressed or with compressions much LOWER than those that will be in effect for future internet streaming.
So the net effect is currently being hyped by all interested parties and those consumers who are the early jumpers may end up hitting bottom. That has been the case with those consumers who have jumped on the 4K train so far as they'll find that these early 4K sets are not compatible or up to par with the compression standards that are still evolving for 4K content.
This is a quote from the link below:
"Broadly speaking, you’ll need a 2014 Ultra HD television. The Ultra HD TVs that were released in 2013 (which are still being sold today) will not support the apps or the decoding chips necessary for viewing streaming Ultra HD out of the box. It is possible that manufacturers will have a fix in place for early adopters. Samsung, for instance, may offer an upgraded ‘One Connect’ breakout box to those customers who purchased a first-generation Ultra HD set."

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/everything-need-know-streaming-ultra-hd-2014/#!AlDx5 ["http]

So the moral of the story here is watch out before you jump into these 4K waters!!!
Or you could end up with just another 3D TV!!!
All I was thinking while reading this was that the isp's need to step there game up
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#26
The ONLY thing slick about this is the price - I'm pretty sure it's worth every penny you pay for it, before shipping.

I have scalers in my home theater - the thought of getting an upscaler capable of 4k, for $59? Really? I have a CHEAP DVDO that cost $600; I have better ones that cost closer to $3k. A new Lumagen? Even more.

This box may be worth the ten bucks you pay to get it shipped - but nothing more. Anyone who wants a visible improvement will have to spend the money for a real scaler.
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#27
Quote from victoriousnike View Post :
All I was thinking while reading this was that the isp's need to step there game up
they are making deals as we speak, Netflix, comcast, Sony, Disney, Apple TV are all on it.
And we aren't talking grandpas codecs here.
Quote :
Tegra-4 optimized 4K HEVC decoder running on Nuvola can effectively enable anyone with a 3 Mbps or greater pipe to stream 4K content to their Ultra HD TV. NanoTech's own 4K OTT Video Service, UltraFlix, along with the likes of Amazon, Netflix, YouTube and M-GO will all be able to stream amazing quality content to Nuvola customers at lower bit-rates than ever before http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwg...zEv1fldUlI
While all that is may be marketing talk it sounds like Apple is going big.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/scienc...aming.html
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#28
Quote from HunterOne View Post :
Watch out for this 4K UHD thing as it is very likely that it'll end up along the 3D TV category. Just another gimmick by the electronics manufacturers and media companies to re-generate consumer demand in their products now that the HD hardware and software content markets have been saturated.
HD hardware and Blu-ray discs are currently selling at very low prices and the above industries are looking to get increases in profits from gullible consumers by coming up with technologies of dubious value and necessity. The latest example of that was the 3D TV push that has obviously failed and now comes the 4K UHD hook!!!

Just go online and you'll discover the issues facing this.
These issues are real and range from the concept of net neutrality where a U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the FCC does not have the authority to impose net neutrality rules on Internet Service Providers where the result could end up costing consumers more for online streaming, or could result in sites that are blocked altogether, to the physical ability of the current internet to carry such a enormously heavy load.
How many subscribers currently have and can afford the 20Mbps-50Mbps required to carry the 4K signal? And keep in mind that this 4K signal will be HIGHLY compressed and it will probably turn out to render video quite a bit less than 4K.
Most consumer internet connections today have trouble streaming HD content.
The stunning 4K demos presented at various consumer shows such as the CES are mostly uncompressed or with compressions much LOWER than those that will be in effect for future internet streaming.
So the net effect is currently being hyped by all interested parties and those consumers who are the early jumpers may end up hitting bottom. That has been the case with those consumers who have jumped on the 4K train so far as they'll find that these early 4K sets are not compatible or up to par with the compression standards that are still evolving for 4K content.
This is a quote from the link below:
"Broadly speaking, you’ll need a 2014 Ultra HD television. The Ultra HD TVs that were released in 2013 (which are still being sold today) will not support the apps or the decoding chips necessary for viewing streaming Ultra HD out of the box. It is possible that manufacturers will have a fix in place for early adopters. Samsung, for instance, may offer an upgraded ‘One Connect’ breakout box to those customers who purchased a first-generation Ultra HD set."

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home...14/#!AlDx5

So the moral of the story here is watch out before you jump into these 4K waters!!!
Or you could end up with just another 3D TV!!!

No. The reason this is a no is because of computer monitors. 4K is a country mile better for desktop computing. 4k will have a market there and then manufacturing costs will drop to the price of regular HD and companies will produce 4k weather the content is there or not by time mass production goes into full swing. If they are able to sell a 4k display this cheap already, then manufacturing costs are already at a point where more well known companies can produce 4K at comparable prices to their higher end HD models. 3D is/was a gimmick. 4K is here to stay. It is just a matter of companies trying to keep filling their pockets with money by selling us last weeks newspaper.

I'm a proud owner of one of these units. The hdmi cable that comes with is crappy though.
Last edited by txh00kem March 25, 2014 at 03:58 AM
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#29
Got my email from Seiki today to order the adapter. Don't know how much I'll use it since I primarily use the display as a PC monitor, but for $9 figure it won't hurt to have laying around in case I ever hook my PS3 up to it.
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