With its price of $266, the Seiki SE421TT is currently the cheapest 42-inch HDTV on the market. That low price doesn’t mean that the SE421TT sports a low resolution and old CCFL backlight. Instead, it features a 1080p full HD panel with LED backlight, making this TV set probably the best value on the market at this time, if you consider the specs and price.
The Seiki SE421TT has a screen brightness of 300cd/m2, which coud have been higher, but one can not complain about that at the given price point. The HDTV has a dynamic contrast ratio of 40,000:1 but that info actually doesn’t say much about TV’s contrast in real life. The panel has a decent response time of 6.5ms and sports 176-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Also, speakers are somewhat weak, with a power of 2 x 8 watts, whereas the TVs on the market usually have 2 x 10W speakers. The SE421TT has a standard feature set for its category and includes three HDMI inputs, Component and Composite jacks, VGA-in, and analog audio output.
It is 4-inches thin and meets Energy Star power efficiency standard.
The TV is offered for $266 only via Amazon and is more expensive elsewhere.