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Seiki SE39UY04

38.5" 4K Ultra HD Flat 88.4mm Jan 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Depth Release Date
Average expert reviews
Does not have a good remote control
Unacceptable noise level
258 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this television is 73 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, tweaktown.com and IT Reviews.com.

Average User Reviews

On average, based on 406 user reviews the average user rating of this Seiki television is 78%. Over 76% of reviewers gave this television either 4 or 5 stars and 73% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Seiki Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 494 expert and user reviews (including 196 verified purchases) for Seiki televisions and found that on average Seiki has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Seiki has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 73% of those that bought a Seiki television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Makarocket mentioned in their Seiki SE39UY04 review on Tigerdirect.com three years ago “Great for MCAD, ECAD, 3D Graphics design”.

Very Inexpensive for a 4K HDTV

Eighteen customers said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Walmart.com wrote “Great deal, cheaper, if not the same price as HD tvs”. Walmart.com also said “So for TV programs ( 1080p) is great and best color on stations with FULL HD broadcast” in their review. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of the Seiki SE39UY04 “4K, orĀ Ultra HD, is the future of television”.

Good Picture Quality

Twenty owners who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had good picture quality. Walmart.com wrote “Runs fine with both Intel 4000 onboard graphics and 2010-era AMDATI 5770 card”. Walmart.com also mentioned “If you are planning to use only one graphics card uATX is the way to go” in their review. Newegg.com said “So far 4 months) I'm very pleased with the clear clean picture quality” in their review of this TV.

Eight people who bought it wrote that it was good for playing games on. Newegg.com wrote “1080p 120hz is great for gaming” in their Seiki SE39UY04 review. Walmart.com said in their review of this TV “Poor gaming specs ( so don't buy this for gaming as refresh rate is very poor - below 30MHTZ” . Walmart.com also wrote “Nice board for gaming” in their review.

Seven customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Awesome contrast” nonetheless they gave this TV a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Walmart.com mentioned in their Seiki SE39UY04 review “Incredible price, amazing resolution, great contrast, great viewing angles” however they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. An anonymous reviewer mentioned on Tigerdirect.com “This is the perfect monitor for the price, big high resolution, contrast, brightness, all perfect for me, I'm not a gamer”.

Six customers who purchased this TV agreed that it had good colour saturation. Walmart.com mentioned “Great contrast and color saturation; lots of menus to a” however they scored this TV 1 stars. Amtrakqueb said on Tigerdirect.com four years ago “I mean how can you complain about a 4k 39'' monitor for only $500? Sure the colours are a little better on some of the other 4k displays out there”. Kyle mentioned “The colors are great, picture speed seems fine” in his review of this TV.

Five customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. Three years ago Walmart.com said “It only supports 4K resolution at 30HZ refresh rate”. Newegg.com wrote “YouTube 4k video is very good although there is some stuttering due to the low refresh rate”. An anonymous reviewer mentioned “This TV only has a refresh rate of 30Hz at 4K”.

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Not 3D

The SE39UY04 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of this spec and age are also not 3D.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been around for more than a year. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One customer thought this TV was good in terms of power usage. Walmart.com mentioned “Also on the energy use low scale” in their review of the Seiki SE39UY04 yet they gave this TV a score of 1 stars.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub)

The SE39UY04 has a PC in (D-Sub), unlike most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television which do not have a PC in (D-Sub).

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Audio

Noisy

Five people who bought the Seiki SE39UY04 thought it was noisy. Walmart.com mentioned “I had to remove the foam noise dampening stuff manually from the”. Walmart.com also mentioned “Speakers make a loud strange popping sound every single time the TV is turned on” in their review.

Aertonda said on Tigerdirect.com “30Hz on 4K res, is fine little stripes of noise from HDMI appear.”.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Five people who bought the Seiki SE39UY04 thought it was noisy. Walmart.com mentioned “I had to remove the foam noise dampening stuff manually from the”. Walmart.com also mentioned “Speakers make a loud strange popping sound every single time the TV is turned on” in their review. Aertonda said on Tigerdirect.com “30Hz on 4K res, is fine little stripes of noise from HDMI appear.”.

Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

Nineteen customers who purchased the product concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Newegg.com said “Bad sound and red dots on where should be black” in their review of this TV. Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this TV “This isn't a built in sound system”. Walmart.com also mentioned “Good enough speakers for basic tasks.” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Structurally

Two people who reviewed the Seiki SE39UY04 concluded that it was good structurally. Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Solid construction” although they only scored it 18.8 out of 100. Newegg.com wrote four years ago “I bought two of them to use for my business which requires me to read construction blue prints from PDF d” in their review of this TV.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was a good size. Three years ago Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Good size” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 15.2 out of 100. One person who bought it thought it was thick. Newegg.com said “The board is clearly thicker than any I have seen” in their Seiki SE39UY04 review.

One owner who bought it wrote that it was compact. Walmart.com wrote three years ago “Great looking motherboard design with complete feature set - everything you need for a compact uATX Media PC with no additional cards necessary” but even so they only scored the product 18.8 out of 100.

One person wrote that the product was lightweight. Havokwm wrote on Walmart.com “I thought that the remote was markedly lightweight” in their review of this TV.

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Smart TV

Good for Watching YouTube On

Six customers who purchased it thought it was good for watching YouTube on. Walmart.com said in their review of this TV “Screen resolution is nice, good for watching a Tears of Steal ( an open source movie which doesn't require hdcp 2.2 ) or YouTube 4k videos” however they rated it 18.8 out of 100. Walmart.com also mentioned “Youtube and Civilization V in 4K are amazing” in their review. William G. mentioned on Newegg.com “Once I figured that out, some of the 4K YouTube videos were stunning”.

One customer who bought the Seiki SE39UY04 concluded that it had good apps. Walmart.com wrote three years ago “As I use this for business apps” but even so they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good for watching on demand TV. Walmart.com wrote in their Seiki SE39UY04 review “It was really cheap, so it's not a big deal that I have to buy a better TV to get Netflix in 4k”.

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Not Good in Terms of Connectivity

One person considered that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Walmart.com said in their review of this TV “Awful USB connectivity”. One owner who bought it concluded that it did not have email functionality. Walmart.com mentioned “I gave up hope after attempting to email call Seiki with”.


Features

Good Features

Ten people agreed that the Seiki SE39UY04 had good features. Walmart.com said “Has some OK features for a mid-range motherboard.” in their review of the Seiki SE39UY04 nonetheless they only gave the product a score of 18.8 out of 100. Three years ago Newegg.com wrote “I like this board because it is pretty much just the basic 87 chipset features” in their review of the Seiki SE39UY04. Newegg.com also wrote “This TV features something I have NEVER seen before” in their review.

Does Not Have a Good Remote Control

Fourteen owners who bought the product thought it did not have a good remote control. Walmart.com mentioned “C) remote code is not compatable with my LG magic remote NOR does Comsat 1 remote work” . Walmart.com also mentioned “This means the user has to turn the monitor back on with the remote control after a computer has att” in their review. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The remote control is a bit annoying because it works on line of sight”.

Does Not Have a Good Stand

Eight people who purchased the product said that it did not have a good stand. Walmart.com wrote “The stand wasn't threaded right, so getting the screws in was not fun at all”. Walmart.com also said “TV arrived with a significant forward angle lean after attaching the stand” in their review. Weihan L. mentioned on Newegg.com “Some reviewers complained that the TV's stand screw holes were easy to strip”.

Not Good for Wall Mounting

Two owners who reviewed the Seiki SE39UY04 mentioned that it was not good for wall mounting. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Seiki SE39UY04 “Input allows for close wall mounting”. Walmart.com wrote “I'm serious, unless you're going to wall mount it”.


Design

Good Looking

Twenty-three customers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Three years ago Newegg.com said “Its pretty sweet, I find it a very nice convenience that I can hide away my ports with caps w” in their Seiki SE39UY04 review however despite that they rated it 18.8 out of 100. Newegg.com also mentioned “Been messing around with the fan configs, I'm pretty satisfied with this board” in their review. Walmart.com said three years ago “Beautifully displays computer desktops” in their review of this TV.

Five customers who reviewed it wrote that it was smooth. Two years ago Walmart.com wrote “I wasn't expecting things to go as smooth as they did with this TV as a PC monitor” in their review of this TV. Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “Very smooth and easy install” . Walmart.com also mentioned “Looks good, drops right in smooth” in their review.

Four people who reviewed it wrote that it was well designed. Walmart.com said three years ago “The BIOS is nicely designed and easy to use”. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this TV “Board design is intuitive, although it does flex a little” but in spite of that they scored it 18.8 out of 100.

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Good Quality

Thirty people agreed that the product was good quality. Walmart.com wrote in their Seiki SE39UY04 review three years ago “Video Quality” . Walmart.com also wrote “Picture quality is decent” in their review. Newegg.com mentioned “Just feels like a quality product when you crack open the box” in their Seiki SE39UY04 review.

Well Made

Twenty-three customers who purchased it concluded that it was well made. Walmart.com said “Does have a built in TV tuner” although they gave the Seiki SE39UY04 a rating of 1 stars. Walmart.com also said “This board is built like a tank” in their review. Walmart.com also said “It feels like it was well built (see Consother” in their review.

Five people who bought this TV concluded that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Walmart.com mentioned “Board appears to be very durable” in their review of this TV but despite that they only rated it 18.8 out of 100. Walmart.com also said “Awesome motherboard very tough design” in their review. Newegg.com mentioned “Robust, easy to setup”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Walmart.com wrote in their review of this TV “NO DAMAGE TO THE BOARD Simply”. Newegg.com mentioned “Not Damaged In Shipping” .

Two people reckoned that it was reliable. Three years ago Walmart.com mentioned “Fast, reliable other than USB connections” but they only gave the product a score of 18.8 out of 100. Aleksey S. mentioned “You wouldn't really be able to play anything reliably” and rated it 7 stars.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Twenty-four owners considered that it was easy to use the menus. Walmart.com mentioned three years ago “Does 1080p gaming at 120Hz with a few adjustments in Radeon settings” in their review of this TV but in spite of that they rated it 1 stars. Walmart.com also mentioned “These settings give decent color photographs.” in their review. Walmart.com also mentioned “My settings are as follows to get a reasonable color rendering” in their review.

Sixteen customers who purchased it considered that it was easy to use. Walmart.com mentioned three years ago “Easy to use, everything has it's own button on the remote” in their review of the Seiki SE39UY04. Walmart.com also wrote “UEFI BIOS-able to use a mouse” in their review. Walmart.com also said “There is good fan control on both the BIOS” in their review.

Five owners who purchased it agreed that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Walmart.com said in their review of this TV “The TV was easy to set up initially” yet they only scored it 1 stars. Walmart.com also wrote “BIOS has a good layout, easy to set up” in their review. Two years ago Sherry wrote on Tigerdirect.com “Love the new TV, easy to set-up and mount on wall” in her review of the Seiki SE39UY04 and rated the product 8 stars.

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good interface. Newegg.com wrote “BIOS interface is nice”. Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “Crisp picture, surprisingly solid sound, easy interface” although they only gave it a rating of 1 stars.

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Easy to Damage or Scratch

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Walmart.com wrote in their review of this TV “NO DAMAGE TO THE BOARD Simply”. Newegg.com mentioned “Not Damaged In Shipping” .


Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Nine people wrote in their reviews that the Seiki SE39UY04 did not have good technical guidance. Walmart.com wrote “Got the TV without the base stand, without manual, without the HDMI cable mentioned in the box, without packing list, without sufficient packing” in their Seiki SE39UY04 review. Walmart.com also mentioned “Lord help you if you have to unplug everything to move it” in their review. Walmart.com also mentioned “One display came without any HDMI cable, no screws to attach the stand and no instructions or remotes” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it did not have good customer support. Three years ago Jwd457 said on Walmart.com “Terrible quality and customer support for their horrible product is terrible”.

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Benefits

Not Great for Watching Netflix

Three customers thought it was not great for watching Netflix. Walmart.com mentioned “Hopefully this will be resolved when Netflix brings 4K to browser streaming” in their review of this TV. Walmart.com also mentioned “No HDCP 2.2 means no Netflix in 4K” in their review. Walmart.com also said “Come on Netflix” in their review.

Two customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was not great for watching films. Walmart.com said “The frame and display was unmarked once the film was removed”. Walmart.com also said “The unit moved inside the box enough to nearly destroy the protective stick-on plastic film.” in their review.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Seiki SE39UY04 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Seiki SE39UY04 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this Seiki TV was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers seiki se39uy04, seiki 4k2k
Barcodes 00819456010095

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