SONY BRAVIA KD55XD9305BU Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 10 bit HDR 55" LED TV with 5 year guarantee £1,249 with code at Currys (plus possible 11% quidco) or price match at Richer Sounds/JL - HotUKDeals
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SONY BRAVIA KD55XD9305BU Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 10 bit HDR 55" LED TV with 5 year guarantee £1,249 with code at Currys (plus possible 11% quidco) or price match at Richer Sounds/JL £1,249.00

£1249.00 @ Currys
Time to get a new TV for me and after looking at a lot of reviews this one seems to be the best for me, and seen one in the shop and it looks amazing. Most places have it down to £1299 (from a £2k lau…
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1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Time to get a new TV for me and after looking at a lot of reviews this one seems to be the best for me, and seen one in the shop and it looks amazing. Most places have it down to £1299 (from a £2k launch price earlier this year), but with code TV50 you get an extra £50 off.

Can also confirm that John Lewis and Richer Sounds will price match (Richer sounds have 6 year warranty)

Here's a link to what hifi's 5 star review.

http://www.whathifi.com/sony/kd-55xd9305/review

Main reasons I'm going for this set...
True 10 bit HDR (meets criteria for "ultra HD premium", but Sony apparently don't want to confuse customers with that extra branding)
Good smart features (android, netflix)
Good motion handling
Built in google cast
built in Playstation now (play some PS3 games)
Excellent reviews
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2 Likes #1
I have the full hd model of this from 2014 the KDL55W905 which won numerous awards and have to say the pic is still on par with some of the good tv's today. Really impressed with the set and had i be in the market for a set at the mo would go with this one! Heat from me even though i dislike currys!
2 Likes #2
way too much for a TV with a poor backlight but if you specifically want a poor back light it might be a good deal.
1 Like #3
afroylnt
way too much for a TV with a poor backlight but if you specifically want a poor back light it might be a good deal.

Thanks for the info, where are you getting that it has a poor backlight? Genuinely interested to see as from what I've read, they've done something new and split the backlighting into two sections to make it one of the best available for this type of TV?
1 Like #4
afroylnt
way too much for a TV with a poor backlight but if you specifically want a poor back light it might be a good deal.


​Would also like to know what you are basing this on? Reviews are all quite solid to very good. I bought this for £1600 a few months ago and still very happy with my purchase. Excellent TV and a great price
#5
Be careful with these Sony tvs.. Banding seems to be mentioned a lot over at AVF and although motion handling is great if you are watching centre-on but sit either side of the panel and you will notice dirty screen effect.
#6
I wasnt impressed with this set, not for that money.
#7
I think there is 9% or so topcashback if im not mistaken
1 Like #8
Jono1984
afroylnt
way too much for a TV with a poor backlight but if you specifically want a poor back light it might be a good deal.
​Would also like to know what you are basing this on? Reviews are all quite solid to very good. I bought this for £1600 a few months ago and still very happy with my purchase. Excellent TV and a great price
It's simple non-OLED TVs have poor back lights; you can prove this to yourself - just display a near black image and see how much light bleed shows on your screen.... I would'nt bother spending this much on a TV until the non-OLED backlight tecnhologies have considerably improved.
1 Like #9
ces starts on 4th of Jan where the next generation of TVs will be announced.... I'd wait till then if you can
#10
afroylnt
Jono1984
afroylnt
way too much for a TV with a poor backlight but if you specifically want a poor back light it might be a good deal.
​Would also like to know what you are basing this on? Reviews are all quite solid to very good. I bought this for £1600 a few months ago and still very happy with my purchase. Excellent TV and a great price
It's simple non-OLED TVs have poor back lights; you can prove this to yourself - just display a near black image and see how much light bleed shows on your screen.... I would'nt bother spending this much on a TV until the non-OLED backlight tecnhologies have considerably improved.
Thanks for the reply. I did wonder about this so went to see it in store. I couldn't identify the black on the screen from the black bezel on the TV so it was good enough for me.
#11
mikeydalby
ces starts on 4th of Jan where the next generation of TVs will be announced.... I'd wait till then if you can

And the next set of very high RRPs. I got a Panasonic 55CX802b for £999 this year when they were selling them off ready for the new sets. In my view until OLED comes down significantly the top end LED's are good enough for most people
4 Likes #12
Max Damage
mikeydalby
ces starts on 4th of Jan where the next generation of TVs will be announced.... I'd wait till then if you can
And the next set of very high RRPs. I got a Panasonic 55CX802b for £999 this year when they were selling them off ready for the new sets. In my view until OLED comes down significantly the top end LED's are good enough for most people
If you are coming from LED to a better LED set then I'd agree with you. The problem for a few, including myself, is that we're coming from plasma and I have yet to see an LED set that even comes close in terms of colour, blacks, and motion handling. I keep looking as I'm beguiled by the 4k and HDR, but it's one disappointment after another..........which is really disappointing when LED has advanced so little over the last few years.
It's still a travesty that plasma was killed off the way it was, and idiot consumers that look at feature lists over performance are to blame - almost every feature you see listed on a LED set is to overcome a problem that plasma just didn't have to start with.......oh, and I never have to turn my heating on whilst the TV is on! :D
#13
If you work for Sony they can be brought for £400 shows how much the shops add to prices
#14
N1Andy
Max Damage
mikeydalby
ces starts on 4th of Jan where the next generation of TVs will be announced.... I'd wait till then if you can
And the next set of very high RRPs. I got a Panasonic 55CX802b for £999 this year when they were selling them off ready for the new sets. In my view until OLED comes down significantly the top end LED's are good enough for most people
If you are coming from LED to a better LED set then I'd agree with you. The problem for a few, including myself, is that we're coming from plasma and I have yet to see an LED set that even comes close in terms of colour, blacks, and motion handling. I keep looking as I'm beguiled by the 4k and HDR, but it's one disappointment after another..........which is really disappointing when LED has advanced so little over the last few years.
It's still a travesty that plasma was killed off the way it was, and idiot consumers that look at feature lists over performance are to blame - almost every feature you see listed on a LED set is to overcome a problem that plasma just didn't have to start with.......oh, and I never have to turn my heating on whilst the TV is on! :D


​same i have high end panni plasma and the picture still leaves this years leds for dead

waiting for the oled by lg to come down or wait for the new oled sony range though there using lgs panels
#15
Agreed, LED is full of issues.... banding, DSE, uneven lighting, pooling to name a few. if the manufacturers focused solely on quality image rather than gimmicks we might be getting somewhere!
2 Likes #16
tonygoing1965
If you work for Sony they can be brought for £400 shows how much the shops add to prices


​ anyone here work for Sony, I will give you £500
#17
Blimey are the plasma grannies still about!
#18
paulwhitehead66
tonygoing1965
If you work for Sony they can be brought for £400 shows how much the shops add to prices
​ anyone here work for Sony, I will give you £500

I'm sure it's a load of rubbish. Staff discounts aren't THAT generous.
#19
N1Andy
Max Damage
mikeydalby
ces starts on 4th of Jan where the next generation of TVs will be announced.... I'd wait till then if you can
And the next set of very high RRPs. I got a Panasonic 55CX802b for £999 this year when they were selling them off ready for the new sets. In my view until OLED comes down significantly the top end LED's are good enough for most people
If you are coming from LED to a better LED set then I'd agree with you. The problem for a few, including myself, is that we're coming from plasma and I have yet to see an LED set that even comes close in terms of colour, blacks, and motion handling. I keep looking as I'm beguiled by the 4k and HDR, but it's one disappointment after another..........which is really disappointing when LED has advanced so little over the last few years.
It's still a travesty that plasma was killed off the way it was, and idiot consumers that look at feature lists over performance are to blame - almost every feature you see listed on a LED set is to overcome a problem that plasma just didn't have to start with.......oh, and I never have to turn my heating on whilst the TV is on! :D

I replaced my old Panasonic Plasma with it. More than happy with the TV. OLED still has issues but plasmas were expensive and damned heavy. I think their cost sealed their fate

As for LEDs I think for the average viewer they give a great picture

Edited By: Max Damage on Dec 30, 2016 21:19
1 Like #20
tonygoing1965
If you work for Sony they can be brought for £400 shows how much the shops add to prices
Having bought and sold TV's in the distant past, buying directly from Sony, I can assure readers that the typical profit a dealer could make might be 15 to 20% and it's probably less now as I'm fortunate enough to have exited that trade 15 years ago. I'm afraid your comment is totally untrue unless I've woken up in an alternative reality where TV shops make a fortune (hint, they don't - that's why most have closed down)

However, it's conceivable that staff working at Sony might get a very decent deal to encourage them to use and promote Sony products. That's a very different thing to shops making huge profits.



Edited By: spannerzone on Dec 30, 2016 23:11
#21
Energy is B rating. Is this significant?

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