£449 (Was £479) Sony Bravia LED TV From John Lewis, with HDR, Full HD 1080p Smart TV, 49" with Freeview Play & Cable Management, Black
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£449 (Was £479) Sony Bravia LED TV From John Lewis, with HDR, Full HD 1080p Smart TV, 49" with Freeview Play & Cable Management, Black

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Found 8th Jan
Just had one of these delivered.
Sony, 49 inch, Smart TV, Freeview, HDR and 1080 HD for £449.
From John Lewis so got the extra 5 year warranty cover too.

I didnt think is was possible to get a deal that good for that kind of money, with a TV that size from a reputable brand and reputable store with extended warranty.

I paid £479 for it, but the price went down before it was delivered and John Lewis refunded the difference with a quick phone call.

I'm sure TV gurus will be able to highlight things it doesn't have, but for the budget i had its a winner in my books.

I have only ever had Sony tv's and only had good experiences, plus it syncs up nicely to other sony products i have. So I was glad to get a Sony screen that big for my budget rather than an unknown brand (and the warranty is a comforting bonus).

Its up on the wall and it looks and works great, so much more than i expected.

- Really lightweight, thin thickness and thin bezel around the screen.
- Crystal clear picture
- Software interface responds fast through the menus and guides
- Dedicated Netflix button and a Youtube button, launches the apps in seconds
- Loads of Apps preinstalled, e.g. Amazon Prime Video, iPlayer, ITV etc
- x2 USB slots, built in wifi
- You can record TV by plugging in a USB
- Setup was very quick.
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Only 1080 HD in 2018 isn't impressive.
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Same price on Amazon and delivered next day with Prime. Was £379 10 days ago idealo.co.uk/com…tml
Only 1080 HD in 2018 isn't impressive.
you can get decent 4K tv's for that much, big brands aswell
Original Poster
Thanks for the update kaaaching.
I wasnt looking for 4k, but in case anyone else is, do you have any suggestions for where you can get good brand 4k tv's from at that price with that type of warranty ?
kaaaching21 m ago

you can get decent 4K tv's for that much, big brands aswell


Choice of a really good HD or very much entry level 4K at this price! In the Sony range you could pay up to twice as much for the XE9005 49" 4K HDR
Edited by: "BrianM" 8th Jan
1goodfella8 m ago

Thanks for the update kaaaching. I wasnt looking for 4k, but in case …Thanks for the update kaaaching. I wasnt looking for 4k, but in case anyone else is, do you have any suggestions for where you can get good brand 4k tv's from at that price with that type of warranty ?


LG, Samsung and Sony,

doesn't have the 5 warranty, you'll have to spend a bit more if you want 5 years warranty, i have recently bought a TV from currys, which did have 5 years warranty, but i still took their plan of only £3 a month, which covers everything!! accidental damage, failures etc. thought for £3 a month why not, cheaper than Fish and Chips haha. also you can cancel anytime.

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
1goodfella11 m ago

Thanks for the update kaaaching. I wasnt looking for 4k, but in case …Thanks for the update kaaaching. I wasnt looking for 4k, but in case anyone else is, do you have any suggestions for where you can get good brand 4k tv's from at that price with that type of warranty ?


but why wouldnt you be looking for 4K, whens it the same price?? doesnt make sense to me.
Original Poster
Saw it on Amazon for the same price but weighed up next day delivery with Amazon, versus 5 year warranty with John Lewis and the warranty won.
Damn I missed out on that price for £379. It was Boxing day though so fair enough, last think on my mind was shopping. Any idea where it was on at the price MrQosmio?
Original Poster
Cheers for highlighting Kaaaching, your spot on. Ive noticed many people making comments without at least being helpful and backing it up with some info for people to find. So my hats off to you my friend.

My preference has always been Sony, so i always held out for something within my budget from them, and as i am not on the market for 4k, grabbed it.

Just for the record though, the cheapest TV on that link you sent was only 43" at £349 and if you added your £3 a month fish & chips budget for 5 years it would be £529 ! the cheapest 49" would set you back £599
TV experts! I need a new one. I'm using a Panasonic viera that is about 13 years old and the sound is terrible no matter what I adjust in the settings although picture isa acceptable.
We watch normal TV on catchup and dvds, we have no subscription services, only HD channels and don't game.
Is it worth us getting a 4K TV given all that? Or is a TV like this going to do the job? Decent sound is really important because I'm sick of fuzzy dialogue on current TV but not really worth shelling out on a soundbar for the type of stuff we watch.
kaaaching1 h, 42 m ago

but why wouldnt you be looking for 4K, whens it the same price?? doesnt …but why wouldnt you be looking for 4K, whens it the same price?? doesnt make sense to me.


Because TV is not readily broadcast in 4k. You get 1080i at best on most HD channels.

Gaming is imo better at present at 1080 60fps compared to 4k 30fps.

This is a top spec 1080 panel and will **** all over cheap 4k Tv's for general viewing.

Now, if you had twice thus budget to buy a 4k TV it's a different story when the upscaling tech gets better.
Edited by moderator: "removed swear word" 8th Jan
Original Poster
Hey Kaaching, because i dont have anything 4k to play on the tv so it wasnt really a priority on my must have list.
I wanted a smart TV with a quick remote menu/guide interface, with HDR, from a decent brand, solid warranty and the biggest screen possible for my limited budget.
I had also read similiar things to what SkilledNutter has just highlighted about 4k.

So for my needs now and budget right now ive got a cracking tv on the wall with peace of mind for 5 years at what i thought was a cracking price so i thought i would spread the love haha
I think the problem with this is the HDR. You are paying extra for something this tv isn't very good at. It's a marketing ploy by Sony using current tv buzzwords.
Dear oh dear this isn’t even a triluminous panel. £70 extra for triluminous is so worth it.
fiestasteve441 h, 22 m ago

Dear oh dear this isn’t even a triluminous panel. £70 extra for tr …Dear oh dear this isn’t even a triluminous panel. £70 extra for triluminous is so worth it.


This is, I think, a big problem at the moment! Few people understand what's worth paying extra for - and all TVs look the same!

Top-end HD or low spec 4K?
Triluminous
Edge lit or array lit LED
VA panel?
Various forms of HDR
Etc.
Edited by: "BrianM" 8th Jan
BrianM1 h, 28 m ago

This is, I think, a big problem at the moment! Few people understand …This is, I think, a big problem at the moment! Few people understand what's worth paying extra for - and all TVs look the same!Top-end HD or low spec 4K?TriluminousEdge lit or array lit LEDVA panel?Various forms of HDREtc.




Please enlighten me, which of those things ARE actually worth paying extra for?
bristolgal19 h, 33 m ago

TV experts! I need a new one. I'm using a Panasonic viera that is about 13 …TV experts! I need a new one. I'm using a Panasonic viera that is about 13 years old and the sound is terrible no matter what I adjust in the settings although picture isa acceptable. We watch normal TV on catchup and dvds, we have no subscription services, only HD channels and don't game. Is it worth us getting a 4K TV given all that? Or is a TV like this going to do the job? Decent sound is really important because I'm sick of fuzzy dialogue on current TV but not really worth shelling out on a soundbar for the type of stuff we watch.


I'm no TV Expert but by what you said, A TV like this would do the job for you I think.

You have to pay extra on SKY/BT/VIRGIN for the 4K content and since you're not on any subscription services like Netflix or Amazon Video, their HDR or 4K content won't be any use to you either.

Howwver, i can't comment on the sound as I don't have this particular TV.
bristolgal16 h, 12 m ago

Please enlighten me, which of those things ARE actually worth paying extra …Please enlighten me, which of those things ARE actually worth paying extra for?


I cannot I am afraid! I cheated and bought a MUCH more expensive 4K model which has mostly all of these "desirable features". Which are the best value I do not know.

I did note the post above that said "£70 extra for triluminous is so worth it" - implying the "next up" Sony model costs that amount extra.
Thanks. I don't know what triluminous means, pretty sure it didn't exist when I bought my current TV. Need to go and read some TV reviews I guess.
fiestasteve448th Jan

Dear oh dear this isn’t even a triluminous panel. £70 extra for tr …Dear oh dear this isn’t even a triluminous panel. £70 extra for triluminous is so worth it.


erm, yes it is. don't just guess and post things on subjects you have no idea about because it really doesnt help anbody and just makes you look stupid
chapchap8th Jan

Only 1080 HD in 2018 isn't impressive.



Unless you're going to sit within about 5 foot of a 49" and have 20/20 vision, 1080HD is fine & any more would be a waste.
2 HDMI ports, not 4k. Cold like the weather
Edited by: "DrunkOnRedWine" 1st Mar
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