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Sony KDL65W955BBU W95 Series 65'' Full HD LED Television with FREE 5 Year TV Warranty £1,499.00 @ Hispek Electronics

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1 Like #1
that's a beast!! if your going to spend £1500 get a projector.. so much better.
#3
Massive! Blacks are seriously poor. I've got the 55.
#4
If got poor blacks reconfigure your tv.

I've just bought 55" and deep blacks and over whites work perfectly. Took about 2 hours to configure to our room but works a treat.
#5
I have this and the blacks are not great, what settings do you use then to improve matters ?
1 Like #6
Henlans
that's a beast!! if your going to spend £1500 get a projector.. so much better.

Depends on the throw, if they have something to push the sound through, hide the cables, bulb life, can people actually fot a projector in to there room, do they need smart features that dont come in a projector, are they going to be watching in the day where the picture will look washed out? (even the higher lumen projectors look iffy in lighter rooms)

It is not as clear cut as just saying spend the same on a projector its miles better.
2 Likes #7
slo_moshun
Massive! Blacks are seriously poor. I've got the 55.

some people are just never happy you want black black for £660 pay full price ;)
#9
To be fair, poor black level performance means the overall picture would be lesser than models that are available for less money.

You can see this in HDTVTest's review.

Conclusion:
There’s just no sugarcoating this: the KDL-55W955B is the worst-performing Sony Bravia flagship HDTV we’ve reviewed in terms of picture quality. It’s a disappointing departure from the excellent heritage of high-end Bravia TVs, all because of the use of IPS-type LCD TV panel that’s notorious for shallow blacks – perhaps it’s a strategic decision by Sony to funnel potential buyers towards the company’s 4K Ultra HD models?


Edited By: Rsaeire on Dec 25, 2014 11:12
#10
none 4k better getting a 55 4k for 400 less
1 Like #11
add23
none 4k better getting a 55 4k for 400 less

You could get a job at what tv and hifi you are that good ;))
1 Like #12
the porter
add23
none 4k better getting a 55 4k for 400 less

You could get a job at what tv and hifi you are that good ;))
hahaha I work for which :-)
#13
Hot for the deal
Would be nice if it had quad HD tuners or video inputs so you can watch 4 different sources at 32 inchs each ? No more arguments !
#14
Rsaeire
To be fair, poor black level performance means the overall picture would be lesser than models that are available for less money.

You can see this in HDTVTest's review.

Conclusion:
There’s just no sugarcoating this: the KDL-55W955B is the worst-performing Sony Bravia flagship HDTV we’ve reviewed in terms of picture quality. It’s a disappointing departure from the excellent heritage of high-end Bravia TVs, all because of the use of IPS-type LCD TV panel that’s notorious for shallow blacks – perhaps it’s a strategic decision by Sony to funnel potential buyers towards the company’s 4K Ultra HD models?

I was just reading this review myself after seeing another posting for this TV. Not very encouraging at all!
#15
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Henlans
that's a beast!! if your going to spend £1500 get a projector.. so much better.
projector tech is old school
#16
Henlans
that's a beast!! if your going to spend £1500 get a projector.. so much better.

Not really as simple as that is it, you might get more inches for your £ but in other aspects this is a much simpler proposition without the need to think about:

- Controlling ambient light levels
- mounting the projector, screen, cabling, etc without destroying the aesthetics of your room
- Restrictions on where you can mount things due to throw distance/etc

Buy this and stick it on the wall where your old TV was. Or start figuring out how to square the circle of your current living room layout against a workable position to mount the projector/screen. After which you probably have to chop a track for the cabling and fill/repaint. Then if you want to watch something like sports during the day, consider changing your curtains (I doubt many people worry about the ability of their living room curtains to block out day, unlike bedroom curtains).

Having said all that, unless you really need a new TV, I'd seriously consider holding out for LG's 2015 OLEDs to turn up. I would think most people buying a TV this size are not going to be using it for very occasional viewing. Therefore while the OLEDs may be double the price, when you amortise that across the time you will spend watching it over its lifespan the difference isn't as significant. Unlike a 32" set, its not as though most people can relegate a 65" set to another room when something night and day better pops up (if you havent had the chance go check the 55" OLED's with a decent source, they blow the comp out the water!).


Edited By: Mentos on Dec 25, 2014 12:31
#17
Was thinking about getting it but the review has seriously turned me off now :(
I am currently using a fairly old (3-4 years) 42" Panasonic (not Plasma)....

Which Sony 55 or 65 would you guys recommend?

Edited By: dinealone on Dec 25, 2014 13:44: Added more info
1 Like #18
I have to vote cold for this.
Reasons.
1. This is an LCD TV. You can buy a genuine LED TV here, for £500 extra (I know, I know, pay more and buy better - but if you are buying a flagship TV for your house, that you hope to keep for the next 5-10 years, I wouldn't buy an LCD. Look for an OLED or 2nd hand plasma screen.
2. Reviews have this as a poor quallity TV. For those used to LCD TVs - you may not realise the poor image quality, but for those who have used a plasma TV or are expecting to be bowled over by their new £1.5k purchase - the last thing you want to be thinking is that your old TV is far better.
3. If you don't want the best image quality (OLED), AND want to save money, then get an LCD, 4K screen. for about £800. You can keep this for the next 4 years or so, until OLED TVs go mainstream and then upgrade.
4. The only positive about this TV is the size.

Buying this TV makes little sense, whichever way you look at it.
#19
Anyone got recommendations for a 55-65" screen for gaming?
#20
A list of TVs with the lowest measured input lag are available on the HDTVTest site.

This year's 1080p LCD TVs from Sony (including the KDL65W955) have best-in-class response time based on reviews, e.g. HDTVTest and AVForums, but there are a lot of good picks depending on your budget. Also, the 4K LCD TVs from Sony have very good response time too, so you're in luck if you're looking for a 4K TV.


Some examples are:

1080p
Sony KDL-55W829 (1080p LCD) = £899
LG 55EC930V (1080p OLED) = £2499

4K
Sony KD-55X8505B (4K LCD) = £1299
Sony KD-55X9005B (4K LCD) = £1999
Samsung UE65HU8500 (4K LCD) = £3199


*I linked to Richersounds in all examples as it was quicker and easier so you may find a cheaper price elsewhere
#21
I like the idea of the KDL65W955 but that review has seriously put doubts in my mind, they don't seem to be recommending it at all...
#22
great! cheers!!
#23
dinealone
I like the idea of the KDL65W955 but that review has seriously put doubts in my mind, they don't seem to be recommending it at all...
I wouldn't either based on the review but I mentioned it in the post above so as to demonstrate how great Sony's 2014 TVs are overall when it comes to input lag. Bottom line, if you go with a 2014 Sony TV, you shouldn't need to worry about input lag ;)

By the way, did you see any other TVs that interested you?
#24
No not really :(
#25
i so want it
#26
they're making room for the new 4k range
#27
montana78
i so want it
What do you think of the Sony KDL-55W829? It seems to be a great TV and an even better deal considering the size!
#28
Rsaeire
montana78
i so want it
What do you think of the Sony KDL-55W829? It seems to be a great TV and an even better deal considering the size!

its very nice, but I have a 50" sharp led & a 40" sony led tv. So 55 wouldnt be too much of an upgrade for me. I mounted the 50" in my lounge and is seems very small, the lounge is 17x15ft. But then again I havnt got sofas in the lounge yet. so once the rooms furnished a 55" may look better. Hopefully I may find a nice set of sofa on Boxing day sale ;)

So Sofa first, then TV later. I just have to find a fault in other TV to find excuse to upgrade. lol
#29
W829 has a better panel.
#30
Ha! I know what you mean. God help us when we have to justify yet another purchase ;)

Have you thought about getting a projector instead since there's not much variety in size once you want to go higher than 65"?
#31
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Rsaeire
montana78
i so want it
What do you think of the Sony KDL-55W829? It seems to be a great TV and an even better deal considering the size!


That one is a contender for me as well...but I'd really love to have that one as a 60" or 65" tv
1 Like #32
the porter
slo_moshun
Massive! Blacks are seriously poor. I've got the 55.

some people are just never happy you want black black for £660 pay full price ;)

Happy Xmas pal!
#33
simonhyams
If got poor blacks reconfigure your tv.

I've just bought 55" and deep blacks and over whites work perfectly. Took about 2 hours to configure to our room but works a treat.

Don't think do. When switched on but no input signal the nonuniformity of the leds is very clear. I've had 3 of these and thy all differ in severity. Nothing to do with picture processing but more design.
#34
sunama
I have to vote cold for this.
Reasons.
1. This is an LCD TV. You can buy a genuine LED TV here, for £500 extra (I know, I know, pay more and buy better - but if you are buying a flagship TV for your house, that you hope to keep for the next 5-10 years, I wouldn't buy an LCD. Look for an OLED or 2nd hand plasma screen.
2. Reviews have this as a poor quallity TV. For those used to LCD TVs - you may not realise the poor image quality, but for those who have used a plasma TV or are expecting to be bowled over by their new £1.5k purchase - the last thing you want to be thinking is that your old TV is far better.
3. If you don't want the best image quality (OLED), AND want to save money, then get an LCD, 4K screen. for about £800. You can keep this for the next 4 years or so, until OLED TVs go mainstream and then upgrade.
4. The only positive about this TV is the size.

Buying this TV makes little sense, whichever way you look at it.


Led and LCD are exactly the same bar the backlighting... This is a led TV.. It says it uses a LCD panel because every led TV uses a LCD panel

Edited By: alexfn on Dec 25, 2014 22:55: add info
#35
Reviews are poor.
Voted cold.not a good purchase.
Disappointing flagship model.

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