A couple of months ago, Seiki announced a 50-inch 4K TV with a suggested MSRP of $1500—which is still an absurd price point for a 4K TV. The price has continued to drop, and now Amazon's selling it for $1081.

Sure, $1080 for a TV isn't cheap, but other competing televisions sporting 3840 x 2160 resolutions still cost basically the price of a car, so if you wanted to be an early 4K adopter, this is probably the least expensive LED TV that can get you in the game. You might not get perfect color or clarity, like you would with a $6000 Sony, but when Mario was able to gaze on one of these sets he left impressed. There might not be much 4k content out there yet, but this panel would look great as a monitor.

So to summarize: a 50-inch, 4K resolution TV for $1080 with free shipping. Bonkers. Especially since 3D TV seems to be dead, if you wanted to future-proof your home theatre, this might be a television to check out. [Amazon]

Update: Amazon's now listing the television for $969. If you bought it yesterday, you can get the difference refunded.