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Another decent TV deal - SONY KD55XD7005BU 55" 4K HDR Ultra HD LED TV £699.00 with 5 yr guarantee @ simply electricals

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This years KD55XD7005BU 4K HDR Ultra HD television from Sony brings fantastic new technologies such as Android TV, and YouView along with enhanced premium finish. Read More
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1 Like #1
good price.
Same price @RGB,
£729 @ JL
2 Likes #2
not this year's, it's now 2017 ;)
#3
does it have 3d?
1 Like #4
inti1891
does it have 3d?
Doesn't look like it :(
1 Like #5
8 bit or 10 bit panel?
1 Like #6
If only there were actual 4k HDR content to watch
#7
bailey87
If only there were actual 4k HDR content to watch


Grand Tour is about the only thing going at the min
#8
4K films? 4k footie.

Edited By: mro2011 on Jan 19, 2017 20:27
1 Like #9
FlyingElk
bailey87
If only there were actual 4k HDR content to watch
Grand Tour is about the only thing going at the min

Yeah but its stunning especially the Nimiba Special.


bronze_bandit
8 bit or 10 bit panel?

Prob 8bit + FRC but i doubt the brightness reaches 1000 nits so wont be HDR premium. i dont think you can get a 10bit on anything less than the KS7000 prices.

Edited By: haritori on Jan 19, 2017 23:41
#10
bailey87
If only there were actual 4k HDR content to watch

there is loads on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Youtube etc.. + XB1s - PS4 Pro, Also 4K BD Flims.
4 Likes #11
puckered
inti1891
does it have 3d?
Doesn't look like it :(
SONY has officially dropped 3DTV 2017 moving forwards even on there high end sets. I admit i wasnt a fan of 3D till i bought my tv of the year SONY HX853 2012 model cant get enough of it. i guess my upgrade will have to be a 2016 model not the 2017 A1 OLED ;)
1 Like #12
haritori
bailey87
If only there were actual 4k HDR content to watch

there is loads on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Youtube etc.. + XB1s - PS4 Pro, Also 4K BD Flims.


There really isn't
#13
So not true 10 bit HDR? I'm tempted. I was going to hold out another year or so to get a 55+ OLED for 700-800 (if that ever happens). What to do ...
1 Like #14
This is 10 bit. States this in the description on the JL website
#15
So not true 10 bit HDR? I'm tempted. I was going to hold out another year or so to get a 55+ OLED for 700-800 (if that ever happens). What to do ...
1 Like #16
haritori
FlyingElk
bailey87
If only there were actual 4k HDR content to watch
Grand Tour is about the only thing going at the min
Yeah but its stunning especially the Nimiba Special.
bronze_bandit
8 bit or 10 bit panel?
Prob 8bit + FRC but i doubt the brightness reaches 1000 nits so wont be HDR premium. i dont think you can get a 10bit on anything less than the KS7000 prices.
Was tempted, now I'm dithering(pun intended)
#17
feeniero
This is 10 bit. States this in the description on the JL website

I wouldn't take their word for it.

The panel is 8bit+, I returned mine to Currys on those grounds (as it was sold to me as 10bit).
#18
feeniero
This is 10 bit. States this in the description on the JL website

What it say's on the JL website is 10 bit colour depth that could mean a 10 bit panel or 8 bit plus dithering the latter is the case for this set but it's not a big issue when it comes to HDR the bigger issues are no local dimming and a peak brightness of 500 nits this means HDR will be pretty much useless on this TV.If you are a Sony diehard and want HDR at a respectable level the XD93 range is the entry point as far as price is concerned.
1 Like #19
Looks like no Dolby Vision HDR... shame...

Edited By: midnightz on Jan 20, 2017 12:03
#20
Price up
#21
Pay the extra and get a Samsung ks7000. Fantastic tv for the price.
#22
I own this TV in the 65 inch version.It is a cracking TV,4k and HDR is stunning,Dont listen to the tech heads playing it down.I bought this TV after returning a Samsung 65ks8000 with white blotches,banding etc,supposedly a premium TV The Sony is good all round picture.pleasant on the eye.

Same price in John Lewis with a 5 year guarantee,.

John Lewis, or Simply Electrics,its a no brainer for me ?

http://www.johnlewis.com/sony-bravia-55xd7005-led-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-android-tv-55-with-youview-freeview-hd-playstation-now-silver-shaft-design/p2987240



Edited By: davidcleach on Jan 20, 2017 13:59: update post
1 Like #23
DSW
puckered
inti1891
does it have 3d?
Doesn't look like it :(
SONY has officially dropped 3DTV 2017 moving forwards even on there high end sets. I admit i wasnt a fan of 3D till i bought my tv of the year SONY HX853 2012 model cant get enough of it. i guess my upgrade will have to be a 2016 model not the 2017 A1 OLED ;)


Get a projector as the 3D on there is stunning. Never going back to a TV now
#24
feeniero
This is 10 bit. States this in the description on the JL website

Nope, 8-bit + FRC. You need to check displayspecifications.com, don't believe JL or any other site. It seems to be allowed that you can describe 8-bit + FRC as 10-bit, although technically it isn't.
1 Like #25
If only this had 3D :(
#26
4.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the Specifications of the 55" & the 65" TV, this are 2 different models with only the 55" capable of some HDR content, 17 Nov. 2016
By
Bruno C.
This review is from: Sony Bravia KD65XD7505 65 inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Youview, Freeview HD, PlayStation Now (2016 Model) - Black (Electronics)
Was going to purchase this TV, either the 55" or the 65" and decided to do some digging about this 2 models and explain some concepts that are misleading for the consumer in all the TV brands nowadays, that requires research to fully understand this concepts, putting it somewhat resumed;

Main thing people need to be aware nowadays is the wrong publicity of what is HDR and if the TV accurately reproduces its content, just so you know, for a TV to display HDR content correctly, the minimum requirement that a TV needs to have are:

1. Peak brightness above 500 nits for an Ok to good HDR experience or Peak brightness around 1000 nits for a FULL HDR content;
2. Colour gamut of at least a 8 bit colour display with FRC (FRC is a technology that allows a 8 bit colour display to emulate a 10 bit colour display), or even better a real 10 bit or 12 bit colour display (but lets ignore those because their prices are for someone who have a really good wallet, and are the ones that should give you FULL HDR content);
Note: 8 bit colour: 16,777,216 colours (24 bits: 8 red, 8 green, 8 blue).
Note: 8 bit + FRC and 10 bit colours: 1,073,741,824 colours (30 bits: 10 red, 10 green, 10 blue).

I'm just explaining this because most of the cheapest models of the TV brands say they have HDR, just really don't have it, which I believe its false advertising for the consumer and a really set back when you think you are really buying a good TV with all the goodies for a good price. Putting this way, you think you bought a Ferrari, but you were given a Fiat with the looks of a Ferrari.

So basically, if you buy a 8 bit TV that says it reproduces HDR, this is a lie and you don't even need to care about brightness in that TV, simple because it doesn't have a display that can reproduce all the HDR colours. Example: 55" Samsung UE55KU6400 or any 6000 Samsung (2016 TV series).

Now lets go to the brightness, although to have a FULL HDR experience, the TV display needs at least 1000 nits of peak brightness, you can still enjoy a good HDR experience if the TV display reaches half that value, 500 nits, off course you wont have the full HDR experience, but the price difference between the models are something to take in consideration. Bellow 450 nits of peak brightness in a TV, the HDR experience isn't going to be noticeable at all and will come blurred and with fake colours in the display.

Since I put this away and I hope you understood this about all 4K HDR TV'S, here are the main Pros and Cons of this 2 different size and TV models:

64.5" Sony KD-65XD7505
Pros: £1300 is a Good price for a TV of this size, it has an IPS 8 bit + FRC display, a refresh rate of 120Hz which usually is only seen in high end models, the backlight is Direct Led, the Motionflow XR is at 800Hz.
Cons: The max peak brightness is only 350 nits, which means it wont be able to reproduce an ok level of HDR content and the pixel density is at 68 ppi.

54.5" Sony KD-55XD7005
Pros: It has an IPS 8 bit + FRC display, the backlight is Direct Led, The max peak brightness is the minimum 500 nits, which means it will give you a good level of HDR content and the pixel density is 81 ppi.
Cons: The Motionflow XR is the lowest at 200Hz and the max refresh rate is 60Hz.

Conclusion:
While this are 2 very good models, what one lacks, the other one possesses, while the 65" TV lacks the HDR content, the 55" TV is capable of it with the problem of a low refresh rate that shouldn't be noticeable unless there are really fast images.

I Hope this review between the 2 models let you choose better between this 2 TV's, but also gives you some enlightenment for all the options in all TV brands and if it actually supports HDR content, which is a main factor when investing in a good TV for the Future.
#27
Hi Thanks for the info I am buying a 65 4K HDR TV up to 1150, and I am tempted with the HISENSE 65 K7000...what you think?? Do you reccomend somethig else as I am a 77 years old and NOT a connesseur!!! Many Thanks and Ciao
#28
Lerxst5150
4.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the Specifications of the 55" & the 65" TV, this are 2 different models with only the 55" capable of some HDR content, 17 Nov. 2016
By
Bruno C.
This review is from: Sony Bravia KD65XD7505 65 inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Youview, Freeview HD, PlayStation Now (2016 Model) - Black (Electronics)
Was going to purchase this TV, either the 55" or the 65" and decided to do some digging about this 2 models and explain some concepts that are misleading for the consumer in all the TV brands nowadays, that requires research to fully understand this concepts, putting it somewhat resumed;
Main thing people need to be aware nowadays is the wrong publicity of what is HDR and if the TV accurately reproduces its content, just so you know, for a TV to display HDR content correctly, the minimum requirement that a TV needs to have are:
1. Peak brightness above 500 nits for an Ok to good HDR experience or Peak brightness around 1000 nits for a FULL HDR content;
2. Colour gamut of at least a 8 bit colour display with FRC (FRC is a technology that allows a 8 bit colour display to emulate a 10 bit colour display), or even better a real 10 bit or 12 bit colour display (but lets ignore those because their prices are for someone who have a really good wallet, and are the ones that should give you FULL HDR content);
Note: 8 bit colour: 16,777,216 colours (24 bits: 8 red, 8 green, 8 blue).
Note: 8 bit + FRC and 10 bit colours: 1,073,741,824 colours (30 bits: 10 red, 10 green, 10 blue).
I'm just explaining this because most of the cheapest models of the TV brands say they have HDR, just really don't have it, which I believe its false advertising for the consumer and a really set back when you think you are really buying a good TV with all the goodies for a good price. Putting this way, you think you bought a Ferrari, but you were given a Fiat with the looks of a Ferrari.
So basically, if you buy a 8 bit TV that says it reproduces HDR, this is a lie and you don't even need to care about brightness in that TV, simple because it doesn't have a display that can reproduce all the HDR colours. Example: 55" Samsung UE55KU6400 or any 6000 Samsung (2016 TV series).
Now lets go to the brightness, although to have a FULL HDR experience, the TV display needs at least 1000 nits of peak brightness, you can still enjoy a good HDR experience if the TV display reaches half that value, 500 nits, off course you wont have the full HDR experience, but the price difference between the models are something to take in consideration. Bellow 450 nits of peak brightness in a TV, the HDR experience isn't going to be noticeable at all and will come blurred and with fake colours in the display.
Since I put this away and I hope you understood this about all 4K HDR TV'S, here are the main Pros and Cons of this 2 different size and TV models:
64.5" Sony KD-65XD7505
Pros: £1300 is a Good price for a TV of this size, it has an IPS 8 bit + FRC display, a refresh rate of 120Hz which usually is only seen in high end models, the backlight is Direct Led, the Motionflow XR is at 800Hz.
Cons: The max peak brightness is only 350 nits, which means it wont be able to reproduce an ok level of HDR content and the pixel density is at 68 ppi.
54.5" Sony KD-55XD7005
Pros: It has an IPS 8 bit + FRC display, the backlight is Direct Led, The max peak brightness is the minimum 500 nits, which means it will give you a good level of HDR content and the pixel density is 81 ppi.
Cons: The Motionflow XR is the lowest at 200Hz and the max refresh rate is 60Hz.
Conclusion:
While this are 2 very good models, what one lacks, the other one possesses, while the 65" TV lacks the HDR content, the 55" TV is capable of it with the problem of a low refresh rate that shouldn't be noticeable unless there are really fast images.
I Hope this review between the 2 models let you choose better between this 2 TV's, but also gives you some enlightenment for all the options in all TV brands and if it actually supports HDR content, which is a main factor when investing in a good TV for the Future.
The 65 inch version has great reviews .The HDR is stunning,you say it is not bright,i disagree,it is almost blinding in some scenes.It is a way better picture than the Samsung KS8000.
#29
francesco111
Hi Thanks for the info I am buying a 65 4K HDR TV up to 1150, and I am tempted with the HISENSE 65 K7000...what you think?? Do you reccomend somethig else as I am a 77 years old and NOT a connesseur!!! Many Thanks and Ciao
If you have the budget you quote,then you can buy better than Hisense. Samsung,Sony,Panasonic make. better televisions. Hisense are good if you are on a budget.Cheaper isn't always better.
#30
FlyingElk
bailey87
If only there were actual 4k HDR content to watch
Grand Tour is about the only thing going at the min
Lol, I'll wait then.
#31
Hiya David. I just copy n pasted the review I posted. Just thought it would be helpful to anybody non techie (like myself) that had no idea about the HDR thing and would have just believed the manufacturers blurb.

davidcleach
Lerxst5150
4.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the Specifications of the 55" & the 65" TV, this are 2 different models with only the 55" capable of some HDR content, 17 Nov. 2016
By
Bruno C.
This review is from: Sony Bravia KD65XD7505 65 inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Youview, Freeview HD, PlayStation Now (2016 Model) - Black (Electronics)
Was going to purchase this TV, either the 55" or the 65" and decided to do some digging about this 2 models and explain some concepts that are misleading for the consumer in all the TV brands nowadays, that requires research to fully understand this concepts, putting it somewhat resumed;
Main thing people need to be aware nowadays is the wrong publicity of what is HDR and if the TV accurately reproduces its content, just so you know, for a TV to display HDR content correctly, the minimum requirement that a TV needs to have are:
1. Peak brightness above 500 nits for an Ok to good HDR experience or Peak brightness around 1000 nits for a FULL HDR content;
2. Colour gamut of at least a 8 bit colour display with FRC (FRC is a technology that allows a 8 bit colour display to emulate a 10 bit colour display), or even better a real 10 bit or 12 bit colour display (but lets ignore those because their prices are for someone who have a really good wallet, and are the ones that should give you FULL HDR content);
Note: 8 bit colour: 16,777,216 colours (24 bits: 8 red, 8 green, 8 blue).
Note: 8 bit + FRC and 10 bit colours: 1,073,741,824 colours (30 bits: 10 red, 10 green, 10 blue).
I'm just explaining this because most of the cheapest models of the TV brands say they have HDR, just really don't have it, which I believe its false advertising for the consumer and a really set back when you think you are really buying a good TV with all the goodies for a good price. Putting this way, you think you bought a Ferrari, but you were given a Fiat with the looks of a Ferrari.
So basically, if you buy a 8 bit TV that says it reproduces HDR, this is a lie and you don't even need to care about brightness in that TV, simple because it doesn't have a display that can reproduce all the HDR colours. Example: 55" Samsung UE55KU6400 or any 6000 Samsung (2016 TV series).
Now lets go to the brightness, although to have a FULL HDR experience, the TV display needs at least 1000 nits of peak brightness, you can still enjoy a good HDR experience if the TV display reaches half that value, 500 nits, off course you wont have the full HDR experience, but the price difference between the models are something to take in consideration. Bellow 450 nits of peak brightness in a TV, the HDR experience isn't going to be noticeable at all and will come blurred and with fake colours in the display.
Since I put this away and I hope you understood this about all 4K HDR TV'S, here are the main Pros and Cons of this 2 different size and TV models:
64.5" Sony KD-65XD7505
Pros: £1300 is a Good price for a TV of this size, it has an IPS 8 bit + FRC display, a refresh rate of 120Hz which usually is only seen in high end models, the backlight is Direct Led, the Motionflow XR is at 800Hz.
Cons: The max peak brightness is only 350 nits, which means it wont be able to reproduce an ok level of HDR content and the pixel density is at 68 ppi.
54.5" Sony KD-55XD7005
Pros: It has an IPS 8 bit + FRC display, the backlight is Direct Led, The max peak brightness is the minimum 500 nits, which means it will give you a good level of HDR content and the pixel density is 81 ppi.
Cons: The Motionflow XR is the lowest at 200Hz and the max refresh rate is 60Hz.
Conclusion:
While this are 2 very good models, what one lacks, the other one possesses, while the 65" TV lacks the HDR content, the 55" TV is capable of it with the problem of a low refresh rate that shouldn't be noticeable unless there are really fast images.
I Hope this review between the 2 models let you choose better between this 2 TV's, but also gives you some enlightenment for all the options in all TV brands and if it actually supports HDR content, which is a main factor when investing in a good TV for the Future.
The 65 inch version has great reviews .The HDR is stunning,you say it is not bright,i disagree,it is almost blinding in some scenes.It is a way better picture than the Samsung KS8000.
1 Like #32
Hi David can you tell me the model number that you think is better than Hisense 65KU 7000. Thanks and regards
#33
I've read all of these threads and the only real option to avoid ridicule appears to be 'be incredibly rich.'

I'm not, but really need a new TV as my decade-old 1080i 32" Panasonic is going down.
My question is as such: what's better, a 55" like this (which I gather is 8 bit+dithering) or a smaller 10 bit eg 49" Samsung k7000?

I know bigger is better with 4K, but I can only do £800 at a stretch to last into the next decade.
#34
Clunton
I've read all of these threads and the only real option to avoid ridicule appears to be 'be incredibly rich.'
I'm not, but really need a new TV as my decade-old 1080i 32" Panasonic is going down.
My question is as such: what's better, a 55" like this (which I gather is 8 bit+dithering) or a smaller 10 bit eg 49" Samsung k7000?
I know bigger is better with 4K, but I can only do £800 at a stretch to last into the next decade.

The ue55KS7000 was down to £850 not too long ago, there is a chance it will drop to that again when the new models are released from April onwards. Not sure if you can stretch to that but by then I'm hoping for discounts on a number of last year's models (not guaranteed though!).

To answer your question it depends on your needs. If you aren't using much 4k, 10 bit content then probably not worth it. But personally the next TV I get will last 5-10 years and so I want to future proof as best I can.

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