This means that it has important limitations, such as the absence of a direct input mode, and an abysmal 30 Hz input refresh rate at the native resolution. (This doesnt mean that you see flickering, as on old CRT monitors. It just means that you only get at most 30 different frames every second.) So I got the monitor on Friday and immediately set it up. It was easy: connect the HDMI cable to the MacBook Pros built-in HDMI output turn on the TV and wait for it to boot turn down sharpness to Notice the tiny 27" iMac behind the Seiki. After reading some recent blog posts (such as 4K is for programmers ) about using the Seiki SE39UY04 39-Inch 4K TV as a computer monitor, I figured it might be an interesting experiment and I ordered last week a slightly used one.
The price including taxes and free shipping was just under 500. First, I do want more pixels but its a bit unclear to me whether a 39 monitor is workable or even desirable on a desk.