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Sony KD55XD8599BU 55-inch 4K HDR LED TV @ Tps £849.00

£849.00 @ TPS UK
Got one myself from Currys for £100 more last week. Very good TV .Seems good price . Taking 4K to the next level with HDR, the Sony KD55XD8599 makes pictures more believable than ever. 4K X1 pro…
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Got one myself from Currys for £100 more last week. Very good TV .Seems good price .

Taking 4K to the next level with HDR, the Sony KD55XD8599 makes pictures more believable than ever.

4K X1 processor for sublime picture quality

With its UHD screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, the Sony KD55XD8599 is ready for the 4K revolution. Four times more detailed than Full HD, the gain in resolution is clearly visible and, even close up, the detail and realism are awesome. Thanks to Sony's X-Reality PRO 4K technology, standard FHD images can be upscaled to near UHD quality, giving the sharpest detail possible from your Blu-rays and other FHD sources.

HDR - High Dynamic Range

Taking 4K UHD one stage further, this Sony 55 inch TV is now compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range). This extends the range of colours for enhanced realism. It also delivers brighter whites and darker blacks, helping to give this TV stunning levels of contrast.

Triluminos display and Motionflow XR1000Hz

As well as 4K, this Sony TV also boasts a Triluminos display; developed to produce truer, deeper and more natural shades of colour, with skin shades appearing far more natural. It's also fitted with Motionflow XR 1000Hz, which works especially well with fast moving action, such as sports events, removing the blur you can see with standard TVs. From a Hollywood blockbuster to a Formula One race, XR1000 makes a significant difference.

Android TV

Offering the slick interaction of the best smartphones, Android TV is one of the smartest content managers and providers to date. Boasting features such as Google Cast, Google Play and Voice Search, this Sony is part TV and part giant smartphone.

Voice Search and Content Bar for effortless searching

Even with such a massive range of content, finding what you want is always easy. Voice Search means you simply say what you're looking for and let Android TV find it for you. The unobtrusive content bar quickly lets you find the movie, TV show or video you're after. Call up the Content bar and you can keep watching, while you scan through live TV, on demand, downloaded TV shows and more.

Stream PlayStation games straight to your TV

Play selected PlayStation 3 games directly through the TV - without a console! PlayStation Now brings streaming technology to the immersive world of PlayStation gaming. Just pair a DUALSHOCK 4 controller with the TV and you're ready to play with the same speed and responsiveness as a console.

Squeezing more sound from the flatscreen TV

Although flatscreen TVs have their limits and can never match a soundbar or sound base, the Sony KD55XD8599 packs in some technology that can certainly make the most of the space limitations. DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) restores the natural sound from compressed audio, giving it a more spacious and lifelike balance. ClearAudio+ and ClearPhase systems work to create an immersive sound that's also as natural as possible.

IR Blaster for complete control

The supplied IR (Infra-Red) Blaster lets you control other devices in your home from your Sony TV remote. You can use it to control your set-top box - such as Sky, Virgin or Humax - with the TV remote controller, for single remote convenience.
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#2
Don't forget the 7 year warranty and free wall mounting kit.
1 Like #3
meh, only 8bit+frc, a phoney 10bit.
#4
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
1 Like #6
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
1 Like #7
Shambles
Don't forget the 7 year warranty and free wall mounting kit.
that's if TPS are still trading in year 6 and 7 after you buy this.
1 Like #8
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
Please explain your logic underlying that conclusion.
1 Like #9
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.

spending £849, and you want 10-bit?
1 Like #10
tom6195
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
spending £849, and you want 10-bit?
KS7000 can be had for about £50 more with proper 10bit and a better quality image. Plus the Sony has awful input lag for gaming.
1 Like #11
tom6195
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
spending £849, and you want 10-bit?
yes, put it another way, I wouldn't want to pay more than £600 for a 4K 55" with the ability to process HDR but not the ability to display it fully.
2 Likes #12
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.


​you'll need to spend around £2500 + to get a good 10 bit panel. And that's even if you notice the difference. I have the older model kd55x8509c and the hdr mode does make a difference. It's not the best but a good boost for the price your getting. The sonys are the best in my opinion. I checked all different makes and models for months before buying. And the android is a added plus.
#13
The_Guru
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
​you'll need to spend around £2500 + to get a good 10 bit panel. And that's even if you notice the difference. I have the older model kd55x8509c and the hdr mode does make a difference. It's not the best but a good boost for the price your getting. The sonys are the best in my opinion. I checked all different makes and models for months before buying. And the android is a added plus.
I second this , I too spend so much time looking in to these tech confusing TVs , ultimately , more than the number(which many brands have created themselves) , see it and decide it is what I did . And before all those number checking , things we need to check is , what is our requirement , what is our budget , then decide on what best we can get .Well atleast with these steps , we would have only handful of Tvs (still) to decide and less confusion. Though this TV and Samsung KS7000 were on same price tag ,inspite of reserving KS7000 , I bought Sony . Reasons are I feel Sony gets me more realistic picture than Samsung , which Is a big deal for me .And build quality is excellent too. finally Adroid is a bonus. My 1 Sony remote works with all Apps and Picture looks really good.Didnt use it for Gaming , but SD upscalling , 4K content all excellent. Happy customer.
1 Like #14
The_Guru
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
​you'll need to spend around £2500 + to get a good 10 bit panel. And that's even if you notice the difference. I have the older model kd55x8509c and the hdr mode does make a difference. It's not the best but a good boost for the price your getting. The sonys are the best in my opinion. I checked all different makes and models for months before buying. And the android is a added plus.
after that your opinion rates as nothing
#15
The_Guru
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.

​you'll need to spend around £2500 + to get a good 10 bit panel.
as already stated the KS7000 gets great reviews as a mid priced TV with a 10 bit panel. I read a review in last months Home Cinema and they praised it.
#16
RajUK
The_Guru
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
​you'll need to spend around £2500 + to get a good 10 bit panel. And that's even if you notice the difference. I have the older model kd55x8509c and the hdr mode does make a difference. It's not the best but a good boost for the price your getting. The sonys are the best in my opinion. I checked all different makes and models for months before buying. And the android is a added plus.
I second this , I too spend so much time looking in to these tech confusing TVs , ultimately , more than the number(which many brands have created themselves) , see it and decide it is what I did . And before all those number checking , things we need to check is , what is our requirement , what is our budget , then decide on what best we can get .Well atleast with these steps , we would have only handful of Tvs (still) to decide and less confusion. Though this TV and Samsung KS7000 were on same price tag ,inspite of reserving KS7000 , I bought Sony . Reasons are I feel Sony gets me more realistic picture than Samsung , which Is a big deal for me .And build quality is excellent too. finally Adroid is a bonus. My 1 Sony remote works with all Apps and Picture looks really good.Didnt use it for Gaming , but SD upscalling , 4K content all excellent. Happy customer.


​yeah I also checked the Samsungs because of the high reviews they get but to be honest the Sony quality is far better. The Sony panels have much better resolution and Sharpness and realism in the image were as Samsung just have over vibrant unnatural image. Need to mess with them to much I found to get a good image. Plus curved screens are worse. Rubbish marketing technique.
#17
:)from me as it's a great price . Gone Samsung 7000 myself but the deal is a good one
#18
I find Samsung is good on the higher end 9000 series. But crazy money.
2 Likes #19
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.


HDR and 8bit are NOTHING to do with each other. Everyone on hot deals loves talking about this but they have no idea. HDR pulls out the shadows, hi-lights, etc to give the image a greater depth of colours and range. 10bit bit on the other hand does not increase the hi and low range at all, it add more steps of colour between the already existing shades of colour, nothing to do with increased range! Say you have a image of a blue sky, the 10bit panel will have a smoother blue gradient (banding) as it has more steps of colour. Only professional grade monitors with hi-res images really need a 10bit panel, you will never notice the difference on a tv I think. Maybe if your watching 4K blurays and you know what to look out for. Adding 10bit to TVs in mainly marketing.
#20
The_Guru
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
​you'll need to spend around £2500 + to get a good 10 bit panel. And that's even if you notice the difference. I have the older model kd55x8509c and the hdr mode does make a difference. It's not the best but a good boost for the price your getting. The sonys are the best in my opinion. I checked all different makes and models for months before buying. And the android is a added plus.

The 55XD9305 is a proper 10-bit panel and is £1499, and the 65XD9305 with an even better panel is £2199, why does it need to be above £2500?

Edited By: HacKage on Dec 02, 2016 11:04
#21
BigVern1984
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.


HDR and 8bit are NOTHING to do with each other. Everyone on hot deals loves talking about this but they have no idea. HDR pulls out the shadows, hi-lights, etc to give the image a greater depth of colours and range. 10bit bit on the other hand does not increase the hi and low range at all, it add more steps of colour between the already existing shades of colour, nothing to do with increased range! Say you have a image of a blue sky, the 10bit panel will have a smoother blue gradient (banding) as it has more steps of colour. Only professional grade monitors with hi-res images really need a 10bit panel, you will never notice the difference on a tv I think. Maybe if your watching 4K blurays and you know what to look out for. Adding 10bit to TVs in mainly marketing.


​Boom! Hence in my previous reply, you'll hardly notice the difference.
#22
No Dolby Vision, Not 10 Bit, COLD!
#23
HacKage
The_Guru
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
​you'll need to spend around £2500 + to get a good 10 bit panel. And that's even if you notice the difference. I have the older model kd55x8509c and the hdr mode does make a difference. It's not the best but a good boost for the price your getting. The sonys are the best in my opinion. I checked all different makes and models for months before buying. And the android is a added plus.

The 55XD9305 is a proper 10-bit panel and is £1499, and the 65XD9305 with an even better panel is £2199, why does it need to be above £2500?


​yes your right. I forgot the prices have come down on different models. Were much higher when I bought mine a while ago.
#24
mcormack
No Dolby Vision, Not 10 Bit, COLD!


​Dolby vision won't be on on all brandes yet. Still a while to go. Hdr 10 more common.
#25
I have got this TV. Bout this from Richer sound with a free soundbar which I flogged for 180. I have to say it is an amazing TV for the cost..
#26
The_Guru
HacKage
The_Guru
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
​you'll need to spend around £2500 + to get a good 10 bit panel. And that's even if you notice the difference. I have the older model kd55x8509c and the hdr mode does make a difference. It's not the best but a good boost for the price your getting. The sonys are the best in my opinion. I checked all different makes and models for months before buying. And the android is a added plus.
The 55XD9305 is a proper 10-bit panel and is £1499, and the 65XD9305 with an even better panel is £2199, why does it need to be above £2500?
​yes your right. I forgot the prices have come down on different models. Were much higher when I bought mine a while ago.
Yea they've dropped a lot as I have been watching like a hawk! Costco has the 55XD9305 for £1299 and the 65XD9305 for £1849. As soon as the 55 hits the £1000 mark I'm on it. Even at the full price it holds it's own as one of the best there is available!
1 Like #27
HacKage
The_Guru
HacKage
The_Guru
paulj48
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
if your spending this sort of price on a 55" I'd want a 10bit panel.
​you'll need to spend around £2500 + to get a good 10 bit panel. And that's even if you notice the difference. I have the older model kd55x8509c and the hdr mode does make a difference. It's not the best but a good boost for the price your getting. The sonys are the best in my opinion. I checked all different makes and models for months before buying. And the android is a added plus.
The 55XD9305 is a proper 10-bit panel and is £1499, and the 65XD9305 with an even better panel is £2199, why does it need to be above £2500?
​yes your right. I forgot the prices have come down on different models. Were much higher when I bought mine a while ago.
Yea they've dropped a lot as I have been watching like a hawk! Costco has the 55XD9305 for £1299 and the 65XD9305 for £1849. As soon as the 55 hits the £1000 mark I'm on it. Even at the full price it holds it's own as one of the best there is available!


I should have waited. But in technology you'll be waiting forever! Something always new. Lol. ​
#28
​Wrong on the gaming front.

It's actually one of the better fps tvs on the market.
1 Like #29
emiratesstadium
​Wrong on the gaming front.

It's actually one of the better fps tvs on the market.


​For gaming Samsung input lag is one of the best
1 Like #30
Complete **** Sony & 8 Bit for £800+ LOL Pathetic
1 Like #31
BigVern1984
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
HDR and 8bit are NOTHING to do with each other.
The term HDR generally is the ability to display a wider and richer range of colour and contrast so a 10 bit panel is used to achieve this, and can achieve this much better than a 8 bit panel. How you can state they have nothing to do with each other just shows your ignorance on the subject.



Edited By: paulj48 on Dec 02, 2016 12:25: .
#32
smg1984
Complete **** Sony & 8 Bit for £800+ LOL Pathetic
Best comment of the week .
1 Like #33
paulj48
BigVern1984
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
HDR and 8bit are NOTHING to do with each other.
The term HDR generally is the ability to display a wider and richer range of colour and contrast so a 10 bit panel is used to achieve this, and can achieve this much better than a 8 bit panel. How you can state they have nothing to do with each other just shows your ignorance on the subject.




No. Honestly, I've work in this industry a long time. They both effect the visual image yes, so both make the image better, but they are fundamentally totally different. You can have one fully working without the other. The reason people like yourself are confused is part of the Industry spec for HDR is to support a 10bit source. This does not mean you need a 10bit image for "true" HDR. My point is there is hardly any 10bit content out there, and when you do see it most people would find it very hard to understand the difference. It's just not worth worrying about for most people.
#34
BigVern1984
paulj48
BigVern1984
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
HDR and 8bit are NOTHING to do with each other.
The term HDR generally is the ability to display a wider and richer range of colour and contrast so a 10 bit panel is used to achieve this, and can achieve this much better than a 8 bit panel. How you can state they have nothing to do with each other just shows your ignorance on the subject.
No. Honestly, I've work in this industry a long time. They both effect the visual image yes, so both make the image better, but they are fundamentally totally different. You can have one fully working without the other. The reason people like yourself are confused is part of the Industry spec for HDR is to support a 10bit source. This does not mean you need a 10bit image for "true" HDR. My point is there is hardly any 10bit content out there, and when you do see it most people would find it very hard to understand the difference. It's just not worth worrying about for most people.
You're right, there is very little 10 bit content available at the moment, but what is going to be available in the next year or so? Sky Q is already 10-bit, and new content is available all the time. My current TV is 5 years old (and still has a better quality picture than most TVs available today), and I expect my next TV to last around the same length of time. Do you not think there will be more 10-bit content available in the next 5 years?
#35
HacKage
BigVern1984
paulj48
BigVern1984
The_Guru
Still does ok hdr even though it's 8 bit.
HDR and 8bit are NOTHING to do with each other.
The term HDR generally is the ability to display a wider and richer range of colour and contrast so a 10 bit panel is used to achieve this, and can achieve this much better than a 8 bit panel. How you can state they have nothing to do with each other just shows your ignorance on the subject.
No. Honestly, I've work in this industry a long time. They both effect the visual image yes, so both make the image better, but they are fundamentally totally different. You can have one fully working without the other. The reason people like yourself are confused is part of the Industry spec for HDR is to support a 10bit source. This does not mean you need a 10bit image for "true" HDR. My point is there is hardly any 10bit content out there, and when you do see it most people would find it very hard to understand the difference. It's just not worth worrying about for most people.
You're right, there is very little 10 bit content available at the moment, but what is going to be available in the next year or so? Sky Q is already 10-bit, and new content is available all the time. My current TV is 5 years old (and still has a better quality picture than most TVs available today), and I expect my next TV to last around the same length of time. Do you not think there will be more 10-bit content available in the next 5 years?


Sure, there will be more and more, and it can slightly improve some aspects in some scenes. But unlike HDR which makes a big difference, 10bit will only make a small difference. Having it on the top of your wish list and paying a lot for it is just not worth doing. Pro level designers/photographers might sometimes have a 10bit panel monitor, and the improvement might be useful for them. But for watching movies/tv it should only be a 'nice to have'
#36
The last few comments have given me a MUCH better idea of what im looking for than i did before. Im in the market fir a 55" and i was under the impression the KS7000 is the best option to go for my sub £1000 budget. Would you agree?
1 Like #37
sBech
The last few comments have given me a MUCH better idea of what im looking for than i did before. Im in the market fir a 55" and i was under the impression the KS7000 is the best option to go for my sub £1000 budget. Would you agree?


​Yes
#39
Meanwhile, back to the OP, is this 55" Sony a good buy for £850? Being in the market for a decent 55" tv should I rule this in or out? I'm persuadable that about £500 extra for an LG OLED = in for a penny, in for a pound, although if fantastic 4K picture quality can be had for sub £1k then am equally happy to save the £

Edited By: frieqs on Dec 02, 2016 22:14: Typo
1 Like #40
I think the below is a better alternative?.. thoughts?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-58dx700b-for-749-very-2565063

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