Summary: Bought one last week and the picture as others have mentioned is noticeably bright even on the lowest settings--but sound structure is weak-it is not comparable to most televisions in quality. It could be much better, but I also have a sound bar and subwoofer and the counteracts the weak sound so it is fine.
Summary: We purchased this monitor because of the price with the expectation of doing a technology demonstration as a PC monitor for 3D CAD. Once we got past the cable that shipped with the unit, life was great. The original cable resulted in flicker and instability above 25Hz. By taking the sharpness down to zero we were able to achieve a Chroma of 4:2:2 at 30Hz, which is adequate for most purposes, and definitely meets my expectations for a unit at this price point.
Summary: I am using this TV as a monitor. I needed bigger text and icons, so I use it at 1920 X 1060 resolution. I now rarely need the Windows magnifier. The one irritation I have is that I must manually turn it on or off. I normally control my power with the power only. This tv does no remember the state and when power is restored it is always off.
Summary: I'm primarily using the TV as a TV and the depth of color is decent but not the best .... also I hooked up my i7 6core 5830 dual sli gtx780 computer to the monitor and expected more .... luckily i purchased a sound bar with the TV because the sound from the TV itself is horrible .... has a terrible echo sound, and gets drowned out easily ...
Summary: Not worth it. 1. The latency between channel changes. This was after I removed my AV Surround unit as being the possible issue as well. 2. Constant unplug/ plugin of the HDMI just for proper video feed from my AV tuner or xbox one (usually goes to blue screen saying unable to detect) is annoying to say the least. This was after I removed my AV Surround unit as being the possible issue as well. 3. Very limited (I mean this part!!
Seiki 50" 4K Ultra HD more than worth the price. I love it!
Ronald Guest "Ron Guest", Amazon
5 October 2014
Summary: Even though no one has yet to broadcast Ultra High signals, the up-conversions HDMI cable converter and the number of pixels within the TV deliver a better than expected picture. For $500, this set is at the leading edge of technology for a price not much higher than a Wal-Mart no-name brand. Be sure to get the HDMI up-converter ($42.95). One last note. I am a little hard of hearing.
Summary: I'm using this as a 3840 x 2160 30Hz computer monitor. Absolutely fantastic, I haven't found a single dead pixel, though of course there are 8 million of them so I suppose I might be missing one. You do have to set the "sharpness" control to 0 (instead of 50) for it to work well for this purpose, and need to place an "active" DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter between the computer and the Seiki. At $450, an unbeatable deal.
Summary: The sound quality is nothing. When you mute the sound, the TV transformer or something inside is noisy. If you have cable (I have ATT) you have to change the resolution from 720 (which is default) to 1080. The picture quality is excellent. I connected my Laptop by using the HMI and VGA to get a 4k resolution monitor, but seems that my computer doesn't support that resolution, so I have to use this Ultra HDTV as ordinary 1080 TV.