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Seiki SE50FO04

Seiki SE50FO04UK

50" 60Hz Direct-LED Jul 2013
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
Enjoy great-value entertainment with the whole family with the Seiki SE50FO04UK 50"LED TV. Full HD The SE50FO04 has a Full HD resolution, that means you More
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6 Reasons For

Robust

One Seiki SE50FO04 owner who reviewed the Seiki SE50FO04 considered that it was reliable. In October last year Phil Saunders mentioned “Have to be within 5 feet to work reliably” in his review and scored this TV 4 stars.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who bought it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Phil Saunders rated it 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon last year “Excellent picture (better than the JVC it replaced) sound OK”.

Good Connectivity

One Seiki SE50FO04 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had network functionality. Last year Phil Saunders said on Amazon “That said, there is a network connection.” in his review of this TV.

Price Has Dropped by £12.24

In the last couple of weeks the SE50FO04 has dropped in price by £12.24.

Seiki Has Good TV Reviews

We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of TVs to determine an average rating for each TV manufacturer. On average TVs manufactured by Seiki have good reviews from users and experts.

Light

The weights of televisions of a comparable type and age to the SE50FO04 range from 2.3kg to 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. When compared to other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the SE50FO04, the Seiki SE50FO04's weight of only 10.5 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Seiki SE50FO04 reviewer thought this TV did not have a good 3D picture quality. Phil Saunders said in his review of the Seiki SE50FO04 on Amazon “Great TV - no smart, no 3D, just a good basic TV!” but he gave the Seiki SE50FO04 a rating of 80 out of 100.

Poor Smart TV Features

One Seiki SE50FO04 owner who bought this TV thought it did not have great smart functions.

Inferior Technical Features

One Seiki SE50FO04 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Seiki SE50FO04 did not have good features. Phil Saunders mentioned in his review of the Seiki SE50FO04 on Amazon “There are no SMART features, which is good for me because I can add all the smart capabilities I want via the 3 HDMI ports”.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The SE50FO04 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years which have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 50LB561 (£379.00); or the LTDN50K220 (£365.00), or the LTDN50K220 (£365.00) both from Hisense.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The SE50FO04 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the LTDN50K220 (£365.00), or the LTDN50K220 (£365.00) both from Hisense or the JVC LT-50C750 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The SE50FO04 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SE50FO04 do are 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE50H6200 (£429.00), or the LG 55LB730 (£449.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The SE50FO04 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

The average refresh rate of large TVs that are a similar age to the SE50FO04 is 330Hz. The SE50FO04 has one of the slower refresh rates (only 60 hertz) amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

If this TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Hisense LTDN50K220 (£365.00) (100Hz and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 60 hertz, the SE50FO04 has a very slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. TVs of this age and type have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Seiki SE50FO04 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the SE50FO04 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the large TVs that have been available for more than two years the display brightnesses range from 200 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 380 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Seiki SE50FO04's display brightness is one of the dimmest amongst large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SE50FO04.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Seiki SE50FO04

Running Costs Are Average

This large TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the SE50FO04 is £111, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs that have been available for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on large TVs that were launched more than two years ago. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Seiki TV was released over three years ago.

Specification

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Noise Reduction Feature
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Tuner
Audio
Loudspeaker
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Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
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Ethernet LAN Connection
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VESA Mounting Interface
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Battery Included
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Sound Enhancement
Stereo Sound
Picture Enhancement
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Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 August 2015 by Phil Saunders | 33 Comments

Excellent picture (better than the JVC it replaced) sound OK but not relevant to me as I use a home theater system. Can record/timeshift to a USB device (which can be a hard drive or a memory... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £110.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £110.56
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Energy Rating
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers seiki se50fo04, seiki se50fo04u, seiki se50fo04uk

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