Amazing price £429 for Sony 49 Inch KD49XE8004BU Smart 4K UHD TV @ Argos
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Amazing price £429 for Sony 49 Inch KD49XE8004BU Smart 4K UHD TV @ Argos

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Found 29th Jan
Amazing price literally £200 cheaper than anyone else, must be a mistake
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Oos everywhere and deal posted yesterday.
Amazon had this over the weekend and Argos price matched. Amazing deal!
This again.
You’re days too late. All oos now!
Edited by: "matmajot" 29th Jan
NO STOCK ANYWHERE
I had the 8005. These tvs have terrible non local backlight dimming. This results in delayed and brightness changes across the whole screen whever the content your watching changes scene. Plus android os suffers major lag to the extent volume changing is delayed!
not a great tv set, but i guess you get what you pay for.
jiraiya29th Jan

I had the 8005. These tvs have terrible non local backlight dimming. This …I had the 8005. These tvs have terrible non local backlight dimming. This results in delayed and brightness changes across the whole screen whever the content your watching changes scene. Plus android os suffers major lag to the extent volume changing is delayed!


Price mate, look at the price.
jiraiya17 m ago

I had the 8005. These tvs have terrible non local backlight dimming. This …I had the 8005. These tvs have terrible non local backlight dimming. This results in delayed and brightness changes across the whole screen whever the content your watching changes scene. Plus android os suffers major lag to the extent volume changing is delayed!

It's absolutely fine as long as you accept that this is a TV for SDR, rather than HDR. It doesn't have the hardware to deliver any sort of HDR experience, but it'd be great for SDR gaming as it apparently has fantastic motion handling (as you'd expect from Sony). IPS panel though, so not ideal for watching darker content in a dark room.
no stock anywhere
Someone else needs to expire this deal as others have mentioned it’s a duplicate post
Aretak38 m ago

It's absolutely fine as long as you accept that this is a TV for SDR, …It's absolutely fine as long as you accept that this is a TV for SDR, rather than HDR. It doesn't have the hardware to deliver any sort of HDR experience, but it'd be great for SDR gaming as it apparently has fantastic motion handling (as you'd expect from Sony). IPS panel though, so not ideal for watching darker content in a dark room.


I have the 8005. Nothing wrong with the HDR. Works as it should.
pow263 m ago

I have the 8005. Nothing wrong with the HDR. Works as it should.

With respect, you clearly haven't seen HDR on a more capable display if you think that what you're seeing on a lower end model like this is representative. It's not even close to being close. Being capable of processing a HDR signal doesn't mean a TV is capable of displaying it anything like it should actually appear. That doesn't mean that it's not fine for the price.
jiraiya1 h, 18 m ago

I had the 8005. These tvs have terrible non local backlight dimming. This …I had the 8005. These tvs have terrible non local backlight dimming. This results in delayed and brightness changes across the whole screen whever the content your watching changes scene. Plus android os suffers major lag to the extent volume changing is delayed!


I have the 8005 as well, is sooooo slow. Remote response is terrible. Picture quality is good. Android is slow but works
No stock. No deal.
Why is this getting heat? It's a duplicate deal and there's no stock! Not really a deal
8004 remote is fine, home button is a little slow and I don't like how it appears over the current screen and at the end of one of the app lines for me. Other than that it's fine. Variety of apps is low but I understand you can side load them using opera, I have an android box so haven't tried. The source button is too quick to go too thinking about it. Works well with my NAS through both DNLA and Chromecast. Always struggle to remember how to bring program info up too.

Best thing is, you sign into google and that's it. You're connected and setup.
Just a heads up for those worried about missing out. I've had this approved for price matching at eBuyer.com against the Argos price this morning.
Dan_Monkfield19 m ago

Just a heads up for those worried about missing out. I've had this …Just a heads up for those worried about missing out. I've had this approved for price matching at eBuyer.com against the Argos price this morning.


For the love of God don't buy it from ebuyer, they give partial refunds for your partial use of things.
Uranus29th Jan

Price mate, look at the price.


Yeah I appreciate the price is low. I paid 639 for the xe8005 and I regarded the shortcoming as too significant to overlook. I questioned the improvements over my 5 yr old plasma and felt underwhelmed like it wasnt even worth upgrading.

The whole point of getting 4k for me isn't to experience a vastly better picture and this tv just doesnt do it. That being said at 400 odd it still isnt worth it. Id pay a bit more for a better tv. Just my opinion.
jiraiya41 m ago

Yeah I appreciate the price is low. I paid 639 for the xe8005 and I …Yeah I appreciate the price is low. I paid 639 for the xe8005 and I regarded the shortcoming as too significant to overlook. I questioned the improvements over my 5 yr old plasma and felt underwhelmed like it wasnt even worth upgrading.The whole point of getting 4k for me isn't to experience a vastly better picture and this tv just doesnt do it. That being said at 400 odd it still isnt worth it. Id pay a bit more for a better tv. Just my opinion.


Would you recommend the Panasonic TX50EX700B?
jiraiya1 h, 48 m ago

Yeah I appreciate the price is low. I paid 639 for the xe8005 and I …Yeah I appreciate the price is low. I paid 639 for the xe8005 and I regarded the shortcoming as too significant to overlook. I questioned the improvements over my 5 yr old plasma and felt underwhelmed like it wasnt even worth upgrading.The whole point of getting 4k for me isn't to experience a vastly better picture and this tv just doesnt do it. That being said at 400 odd it still isnt worth it. Id pay a bit more for a better tv. Just my opinion.


Appreciate your viewpoint.
My budget doesn't stretch beyond £500. I was going to buy a Samsung 49mu6400 but felt this Sony was better, especially when it dropped to a price lower than the Samsung.

In your opinion, given your dislike for this Sony, which sub-£500 TV should I have bought instead of this Sony?
Disco.Dave3 h, 49 m ago

I have the 8005 as well, is sooooo slow. Remote response is terrible. …I have the 8005 as well, is sooooo slow. Remote response is terrible. Picture quality is good. Android is slow but works


Have to agree - such a shame. Tried one instore in Salisbury today (they have stock if anyone wanted one) and it was unbelievably unresponsive. Great looking set BUT very surprised to see such sluggish performance compared to my 4 year old Sony
Edited by: "doobyduck" 29th Jan
Uranus29th Jan

Appreciate your viewpoint.My budget doesn't stretch beyond £500. I was …Appreciate your viewpoint.My budget doesn't stretch beyond £500. I was going to buy a Samsung 49mu6400 but felt this Sony was better, especially when it dropped to a price lower than the Samsung.In your opinion, given your dislike for this Sony, which sub-£500 TV should I have bought instead of this Sony?


Same here. I was looking at the 49MU6400 against this Sony but reading the full spec in a comparison, I prefer the Sammy for various reasons. Each to their own. I also have a big SONY but like every Sony that I've had, the software and HOME button response is soooo sloooow! The MU6400 is the highest rated TV in reviews, so going with the crown for me...Hope you enjoy which ever you choose.
Harley.Roadking4 m ago

Same here. I was looking at the 49MU6400 against this Sony but reading the …Same here. I was looking at the 49MU6400 against this Sony but reading the full spec in a comparison, I prefer the Sammy for various reasons. Each to their own. I also have a big SONY but like every Sony that I've had, the software and HOME button response is soooo sloooow! The MU6400 is the highest rated TV in reviews, so going with the crown for me...Hope you enjoy which ever you choose.


There is also the matter of light-bleed on the 49mu6400 reported by a lot of people that put me off too.
Uranus29th Jan

There is also the matter of light-bleed on the 49mu6400 reported by a lot …There is also the matter of light-bleed on the 49mu6400 reported by a lot of people that put me off too.


Yeah I also read about that but this will be mainly for gaming in a man cave.. If light bleed is a problem it will be going back under the warranty but I have a bit on my main Sony and it really doesn't bother me that much.. But thanks for the reminder...
Managed to get one from Argos Flint today. They also had one in Chester today. Out of stock again now.
Uranus29th Jan

Appreciate your viewpoint.My budget doesn't stretch beyond £500. I was …Appreciate your viewpoint.My budget doesn't stretch beyond £500. I was going to buy a Samsung 49mu6400 but felt this Sony was better, especially when it dropped to a price lower than the Samsung.In your opinion, given your dislike for this Sony, which sub-£500 TV should I have bought instead of this Sony?


I'm not an expert but it seems there are very few 4k Tvs for sub £500 which feature local dimming. However I have just come across this brand called TCL, which seems to have gotten some rave reviews recently for a particular model of theirs. The P series TVs can be had for 600 dollars. Apparently this TV is unavailable in the UK now, but is said to be the best budget TV around by reviewers and is being reviewed by UK sources so could be available soon. It apparently has a 10 bit panel, HDR 10 and HLG (and apparently supports dolby vision too) compatible, as well as having local dimming. If you can wait this TV might become available in the UK some time soon.

Main site
tcl.eu/en/…006

Reviews

PC Mag UK
uk.pcmag.com/tv-…607

Tech Radar
techradar.com/new…184 (Third in the list)

The Verge
theverge.com/201…-tv

As for the Sony, if you just want it for gaming then you'll notice a difference. However, for general 4k content watching, and HDR performance you'll notice brightneess issues and underwhelming HDR performance and picture in general.
Picked it up today. Awesome......
Aretak29th Jan

With respect, you clearly haven't seen HDR on a more capable display if …With respect, you clearly haven't seen HDR on a more capable display if you think that what you're seeing on a lower end model like this is representative. It's not even close to being close. Being capable of processing a HDR signal doesn't mean a TV is capable of displaying it anything like it should actually appear. That doesn't mean that it's not fine for the price.


It’s only in the man cave connected to XBOX one X. I only paid 429 for the X D8005.
Edited by: "pow26" 30th Jan
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