Search in
VALENTINE'S DAY Video Games TV Computers Finance Home Apparel Tech Cameras Autos Health & Beauty Children Entertainment Travel Pets
Popular Deal

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

oliverredfox 321 March 17, 2014 at 01:24 PM in Tech & Electronics (6)
Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Deal
Score
+11
16,861 Views
Get Deal

Deal Details

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/
About the OP
Give Rep Send Message
Joined Apr 2005 L4: Apprentice
321 Reputation Points
51 Deals Posted
242 Votes Submitted
404 Comments Posted

Community Wiki

28 Comments

1 2

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#2
Wait, wait this still keeps it 30hz in 4k right? I returned mine because they said it would stay that way and never be upgraded to 120hz.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#3
Quote from Cjthelegend View Post :
Wait, wait this still keeps it 30hz in 4k right? I returned mine because they said it would stay that way and never be upgraded to 120hz.
The 30Hz at 4K is a hardware limitation that can't be upgraded. This is just a box to fix the complaints with the crappy upconversion.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#4
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?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#5
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?
Since it'll convert a 1080p signal to 4k, the TV set itself won't doing any upconversion at that point.

The modding community has found some nice work arounds on the 39" set for those who use it on their computer. They've figured out that using the 50" firmware on the 39" set gives true 120hz 1080p content (instead of the current 60hz frame doubling the set does). And there is a project to build and sell a replacement controller board that should allow 60hz 4k via DisplayPort (assuming they can get it working and it's not to expensive/hard to replace). You can read about the various things going on with some of the sets at http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1756171
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#6
Very interesting development as I am more interested in the simple firmware update for true 1080p @120hz. The board replacement for 4K @60hz is tempting, but will probably require some soldering that I am just no good at Big Grin . How is the panel itself? Is it IPS, MVA/PVA, or TN?
Quote from oliverredfox View Post :
Since it'll convert a 1080p signal to 4k, the TV set itself won't doing any upconversion at that point.

The modding community has found some nice work arounds on the 39" set for those who use it on their computer. They've figured out that using the 50" firmware on the 39" set gives true 120hz 1080p content (instead of the current 60hz frame doubling the set does). And there is a project to build and sell a replacement controller board that should allow 60hz 4k via DisplayPort (assuming they can get it working and it's not to expensive/hard to replace). You can read about the various things going on with some of the sets at http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1756171
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#7
Seiki, and ye shall Findi.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#8
Quote from teaberry View Post :
Very interesting development as I am more interested in the simple firmware update for true 1080p @120hz. The board replacement for 4K @60hz is tempting, but will probably require some soldering that I am just no good at Big Grin . How is the panel itself? Is it IPS, MVA/PVA, or TN?
Believe it is a S-MVA panel. I've got the 50" firmware running on my 39" set and it runs really nicely at 120hz 1080p, so smooth. There's also a custom firmware that was based off the 50" that some modders made that is supposed to reduce input lag a bunch but I haven't gotten around to trying it yet. (And they've been giving feedback to Seiki and they're supposed to be making an official firmware with true 120hz 1080p which should be released soon)
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#9
what does this do?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#10
and what programming and movies are available in 4K right now?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#11
Quote from hsh1904 View Post :
what does this do?
Makes a mean breakfast.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#12
Quote from nitemare View Post :
and what programming and movies are available in 4K right now?
Very little content but this has nothing to do to that, it is an upconverter (up-conversion of 1080p to 4k).
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#13
Quote from nitemare View Post :
and what programming and movies are available in 4K right now?
This isn't for 4K content. This is an upscaler to make other content look better on a 4K set.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#14
Quote from hsh1904 View Post :
what does this do?
When the pixels in an image don't perfectly match the pixels available on the screen (like if you try to display 720p content on a 1080p set, or 1080p content on a 4K set), the electronics of the device have to do some calculating to decide how to go about scaling the image so that it can be displayed on the pixels available.

This is supposed to be a device that converts lower-resolution video up to 4K for display on a 4K panel, and does a better job of it than the electronics that were initially included with the televisions.

I haven't actually used one of these, so I can't say anything about how much improvement there really is.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#15
Quote from Slimeyface View Post :
Makes a mean breakfast.
I expected a kind dinner out of this.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 2
1 2
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Slickdeals Price Tracker
Saving money just got easier.
Start Tracking Today
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)