Its no secret that there is a limited amount of 4K content available for the early adopters who already took the plunge. For now, upcoversion form 1080p is the best way to get the most current TV and movies onto your 4K TV. Luckily, Seiki anticipated this and and has released the U-Vision line of 4K up-converters. Claiming they can achieve "near native"-looking content for 4K TV from a lower-resolution source, the U-Vision will likely come in handy for awhile, a least until more content is released in 4K.
From PR Newswire
To unlock the full potential of 4K Ultra HD TVs, Seiki (www.seiki.com) delivers the U-VISION™ line of 4K up-conversion HDMI® accessories with the power to optimize HD video for 4K Ultra HD screens. For a limited time only and while supplies last, Seiki 4K customer who already purchased a Seiki 4K Ultra HD TV or plan to in the near future can redeem their gift from Seiki by registering at http://bit.ly/U-VISION by April 30, 2014, to receive a U-VISION 4K Up-conversion HDMI Adapter.
"Seiki introduced the U-VISION line of 4K HDMI accessories at CES 2014 with high praise, and we pledged to make the exclusive technology available to everyone, especially to those who have supported the Seiki brand with a purchase of a Seiki 4K Ultra HD TV," said Frank Kendzora, executive vice president at Seiki. "The greatest benefit of U-VISION is that it makes 4K Ultra HD TVs more practical now--even without 4K content. Full HD content is optimized and can look near native 4K in picture quality using U-VISION."
Designed for use with 4K Ultra HD TVs, U-VISION HDMI accessories up-convert HD content from cable box or Blu-ray™ player into high-quality 4K Ultra HD. U-VISION products are available as a standalone HDMI up-conversion cable or HDMI adapter without cables. The accessories dramatically enhance image quality, performs edge restoration and noise reduction, and improves texts for better on-screen and subtitle viewing. Seiki U-VISION are the first HDMI accessory products to deliver the Hollywood video experience certified by the Technicolor 4K Image Certification program.
Both U-VISION products support 1080p up-conversion to 4K video signals up to 30 Hz. U-VISION video processing key features include:
Up-conversion of 1080p content up to 4K Ultra HD
Up-conversion of 720p content up to 1080p
Adaptive edge enhancement of lines and curves for improved video and user interfaces
Adaptive sharpening and noise reduction to refine video content
Low-latency processing for HD video gaming
Brightness, contrast and saturation improvement
Seiki U-VISION 4K Up-conversion HDMI accessories are currently available for purchase at Amazon.com, Newegg.com and Fred Meyers stores at MSRP of $49.99 for the cable version and $59.99 for the adapter.