Polaroid offers a 4K TV for 1K

Polaroid logoPolaroid is offering a ticket to what promises to be one of the cheapest 4K displays yet; the 50-inch 50GSR9000 will retail for just $999.

Polaroid has yet to release many details about this TV -- which will be on display at CES 2014 -- but says it will have three HDMI ports and a "contemporary, modern look." That, and a lot of marketing speak about how great 4K is. But I have a feeling it will perform similarly if not identically to the Seiki 50-inch SE50UY04 which also has three HDMI inputs. The Seiki can now be found online for $700.

Polaroid 50GSR9000

The company has yet to announce if the TV will pass the newest HDMI 2.0 standard, but given the budget price it's very unlikely.

The company is also selling a 50-inch 50GSR7100 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV (1080p) television, which comes with a Roku Streaming Stick, for $599.

Polaroid is one of the better known "zombie brands" -- so-called because a company disappears and sells its naming rights to another company -- while the TV is actually manufactured by a company called Empire Electronics Corp. based in the United States.

Source: CNET

Tags: 4K, TVs

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