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Old 05-06-2013, 04:04 AM
 
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Has anyone taken notice of the Seiki 4K TV that was recently available for $1500? I am planning on getting one to use as a computer monitor.

Part of my work involves sitting in front of a computer monitor for hours at a time and a 50" 4K monitor would make that experience much better.

It's been years since I've built a PC from scratch. Could someone recommend a video card powerful enough to power a 4K TV? It has HDMI 1.4b. I am not a gamer by any means but want a card that can comfortably do it without breaking the bank.

Here's a video of some guys hooking up the Seiki to a computer and playing some games, etc.


SEIKI SE50UY04 50-in 4K 3840x2160 TV Unboxing and Preview - YouTube
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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In the video they are running two 4GB GTX 680s ($580 each), but would probably do better with two GTX Titans ($1000 + each).
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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In the video they are running two 4GB GTX 680s ($580 each), but would probably do better with two GTX Titans ($1000 + each).
Dual video cards is probably over kill for my application since I won't be playing any games. Don't mind spending up to $700 for a single video card provided it's up to the task.

This is all a stop gap solution until Apple comes out with a 4k resolution Imac. There's been rumors Apple could use Sharp's 32 inch 4K display with IGZO technology. THAT would be a dream come true.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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Dual video cards is probably over kill for my application since I won't be playing any games. Don't mind spending up to $700 for a single video card provided it's up to the task.

This is all a stop gap solution until Apple comes out with a 4k resolution Imac. There's been rumors Apple could use Sharp's 32 inch 4K display with IGZO technology. THAT would be a dream come true.
I think the GTX 690 and GTX Titan are the only cards that can actually put out that resolution in a single card configuration. Neither are in the $700 range.

The GTX 680 technically has the hardware to support it, but it doesn't appear to be officially supported, and it's not listed on the card specs.

Keep in mind that 4k in super new tech, so there's not a lot of support for it yet.

IMO, you'd be better off with several IPS or HD monitors.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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Wait a year and pocket the grand it'll save you
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Wait a year and pocket the grand it'll save you
I'll gladly pay $1K for a year's worth of 4K goodness. When you spend much of your time in front of a computer screen, you want the best you can get (within reason).
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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I'll gladly pay $1K for a year's worth of 4K goodness. When you spend much of your time in front of a computer screen, you want the best you can get (within reason).
I don't blame you, I spend 14+ hours a day in front of a screen most days.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:43 PM
 
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I don't blame you, I spend 14+ hours a day in front of a screen most days.
Yeah, that sounds about as bad as me although I am more cognizant with taking breaks now. When I used to be in tech start-ups, I would literally camp out in front of the computer. I'm lucky I didn't go blind.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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I'm put off by 4k over HDMI 1.4a/b. 24/30hz is noticeable.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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I'll gladly pay $1K for a year's worth of 4K goodness. When you spend much of your time in front of a computer screen, you want the best you can get (within reason).
What 4K content are you viewing or are you into photography?
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