Great Sony KD49XE90005 TV for a great Price - £949 @ Hifi Confidential
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Great Sony KD49XE90005 TV for a great Price - £949 @ Hifi Confidential

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Found 25th Nov
If you are looking at this deal you probably already know about this TV. What HiFi 2017 Best 47-52 inch TV Award winner. This is easily the best deal out there from what seems to be a well known reputable dealer. This TV comes with Sony's 5 year guarantee.

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No such thing as a '4K HDMI cable'. More marketing nonsense. All you need for 4K HDR content is a 'high speed' cable, which pretty much every cable manufactured since about 2011 has been.
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Would help if it had the make and model number in the description. Thanks for the post

Sony KD-49XE9005BU 49" Ultra HD 4K HDR TV -Free Sony 5YG

No such thing as a '4K HDMI cable'. More marketing nonsense. All you need for 4K HDR content is a 'high speed' cable, which pretty much every cable manufactured since about 2011 has been.

Cables cost 25 pence.

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amoulden31 m ago

Would help if it had the make and model number in the description. Thanks …Would help if it had the make and model number in the description. Thanks for the post


Oops

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cannibalwombat27 m ago

No such thing as a '4K HDMI cable'. More marketing nonsense. All you need …No such thing as a '4K HDMI cable'. More marketing nonsense. All you need for 4K HDR content is a 'high speed' cable, which pretty much every cable manufactured since about 2011 has been.


Its a free HDMI cable which will work.

Don't get hung up on a £1 cable on a £949 TV. It maybe free but it's hardly makes it a good offer. It's the TV's price that's important, what matters is it a good price?
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 25th Nov

One cable, four ports. Uuhuhuhuh.

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OBH6UK14 m ago

Don't get hung up on a £1 cable on a £949 TV. It maybe free but it's h …Don't get hung up on a £1 cable on a £949 TV. It maybe free but it's hardly makes it a good offer. It's the TV's price that's important, what matters is it a good price?


Oh for crying out loud!
Its part of the item description on the site. The TV was (and is still) being sold for between 1200 and 1500 pounds. So We have an award winning TV being sold for hundreds of pounds under a price which every review said is fair. But oh no! He said there is a free HDMI cable! Shock! Horror! So I have removed it from the headline but this is already cold. Thanks for the fair judgements guys!
Edited by: "Enet" 25th Nov

Enet21 m ago

Oh for crying out loud!Its part of the item description on the site. The …Oh for crying out loud!Its part of the item description on the site. The TV was (and is still) being sold for between 1200 and 1500 pounds. So We have an award winning TV being sold for hundreds of pounds under a price which every review said is fair. But oh no! He said there is a free HDMI cable! Shock! Horror! So I have removed it from the headline but this is already cold. Thanks for the fair judgements guys!


It's not a fantastic deal that's why it's cold. The 55" version has been in here for less than £100 more.

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MIDURIX3 m ago

It's not a fantastic deal that's why it's cold. The 55" version has been …It's not a fantastic deal that's why it's cold. The 55" version has been in here for less than £100 more.


All the main retailers are selling the 55" for 1200. Smaller retailers like PRC are selling it for 1100.

Cold voting losers are out again

No its not cold voting losers - its people thinking for themselves and not following the herd voting hot because its £1 cheaper than yesterday-
This is simply not a great way to spend a grand when the 55 OLEDs are going to settle at around 1300. A better bet if the OLED is too much is the 55 XE 85 at around 850 with 4K player

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jwsg13 m ago

No its not cold voting losers - its people thinking for themselves and not …No its not cold voting losers - its people thinking for themselves and not following the herd voting hot because its £1 cheaper than yesterday- This is simply not a great way to spend a grand when the 55 OLEDs are going to settle at around 1300. A better bet if the OLED is too much is the 55 XE 85 at around 850 with 4K player


The XE90 has FALD while the XE95 is edge lit, that's why it costs more. That's why even at 950 pounds its still a bargain. Near OLED quality for 950 pounds (or 1200 pounds for 55") or LG OLED for 1500 pounds.

Enet26 m ago

The XE90 has FALD while the XE95 is edge lit, that's why it costs more.



FALD TV's generally cost (alot) more than Edge lit ones, and the XE90 is the model below the XE95. Sony have done something clever with the back lighting on it.

With the current deals going around, If you can pick up an OLED for £1350 or less, you should go for it, anyone paying close to a grand on an LED TV at this size is bonkers.

Exactly - people are getting hung up on marketing jargon
Sorry but over a grand for 55in is OLED territory now.
If you still want LCD in 2017 the XE85 is expensive enough as Tvs are changing so much each year.
Edited by: "jwsg" 25th Nov

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BluesFanUK23 m ago

FALD TV's generally cost (alot) more than Edge lit ones, and the XE90 is …FALD TV's generally cost (alot) more than Edge lit ones, and the XE90 is the model below the XE95. Sony have done something clever with the back lighting on it.With the current deals going around, If you can pick up an OLED for £1350 or less, you should go for it, anyone paying close to a grand on an LED TV at this size is bonkers.


Sorry which LG OLED 7 series is available for 1350 or less?

Enet7 m ago

Sorry which LG OLED 7 series is available for 1350 or less?



Where have you been for the past week? Do a quick search for the B7 / C7 or E7.

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alexjameshaines22 m ago

Where have you been for the past week? Do a quick search for the B7 / C7 …Where have you been for the past week? Do a quick search for the B7 / C7 or E7.


I did! PRC have it for 1400. Everyone else has it for 1500. So what you are saying is that the LG B7 is 300-400 better than the equivalent Sony FALD LED. It's not. The Sony has way better upscaling from SD and HD to 4K, better motion handling, and brighter HDR. The OLED has superior black level and contrast. But no where near 300 pounds better.
Don't get me wrong. If there was an OLED for 1100 pounds I would definitely consider it..
Edited by: "Enet" 25th Nov

not sure why this is cold, seems to be the cheapest out there atm, heat

Enet5 m ago

I did! PRC have it for 1400. Everyone else has it for 1500. So what you …I did! PRC have it for 1400. Everyone else has it for 1500. So what you are saying is that the LG B7 is 300-400 better than the equivalent Sony FALD LED. It's not. Don't get me wrong. If there was an OLED for 1100 pounds I would definitely consider it..


They've been reduced to £1,500 with discount codes to get £1,350, and yes, OLED is £300-400 better than a FALD TV. Once you've owned one there is no going back. I had to temporarily go back to my old LED TV whilst my new OLED arrived, night and day difference.

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BluesFanUK4 m ago

They've been reduced to £1,500 with discount codes to get £1,350, and yes, …They've been reduced to £1,500 with discount codes to get £1,350, and yes, OLED is £300-400 better than a FALD TV. Once you've owned one there is no going back. I had to temporarily go back to my old LED TV whilst my new OLED arrived, night and day difference.


Again. That is 300-400 pounds better than your LED. Now if your LED is better than a properly configured XE90 then I will hold my hands up and say you are right.

I want one of these in 55" but the others are right, the price is just not competitive enough given the OLEDs 55" are £1300.

The 55" needs to be below £900 to even begin to tempt me.

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powersnumber111 m ago

not sure why this is cold, seems to be the cheapest out there atm, heat


Some of them are OLED owners I guess. I would love an OLED but it doesn't make the Sony any less better for HDR, upscaling and motion handling. And as I have said before, the LG B7 series as great as is it is not 300-400 pounds better than the XE90.

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a12312322 m ago

I want one of these in 55" but the others are right, the price is just not …I want one of these in 55" but the others are right, the price is just not competitive enough given the OLEDs 55" are £1300.The 55" needs to be below £900 to even begin to tempt me.


They are 1400 pounds not 1300 pounds. That is 100 pounds difference. So again, Is the OLED 300-400 pounds better than the the 55" Sony. No it is not!. But cognitive dissonance rules supreme. When the OLED truly does hit 1300 pounds then you will have a stronger case. Lets wait to see what happens after Christmas.
Edited by: "Enet" 25th Nov

I haven't really seen this tv cheaper. I was looking at 49 to 50" so this and qled I was looking at this is winning although I see that the oled are worth more am not I want to or can afford to pay it oh yeah it's a little too big u fortunately would like this to drop more tho

Decent TV. Picked up for £975 after cashback a couple of months ago. It's probably the best led out there at the moment.

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mobily42 m ago

Decent TV. Picked up for £975 after cashback a couple of months ago. It's …Decent TV. Picked up for £975 after cashback a couple of months ago. It's probably the best led out there at the moment.


And yet -85 and counting. Absolutely crazy.

I thought it was posted at co op which worked out just over £900 with a discount code and quidco.

John Lewis have the xe80 at 599 for the 49 inch, think I'll settle on that for a few years till oled prices drop...

What I find astonishing on this site is the ease in which people dismiss the size of the tv straight away.

This is a deal for a 49 inch. Some people are after a 49/50 as this is what they can have for their room/circumstances. But time and time again you see people start arguing "its not a good deal because this 55 is this price, or OLED is better, blah blah blah".

1 - if someone is after THIS size, this is a great price currently. Co-op still slightly better, but still.

2 - are OLEDS available in a 49/50? No they are not. So why bother arguing about OLED? What a complete nonsensical waste of time.

Why people can't just stick to the merits of the actual product being linked, is truly astonishing.

Enet6 h, 53 m ago

I did! PRC have it for 1400. Everyone else has it for 1500. So what you …I did! PRC have it for 1400. Everyone else has it for 1500. So what you are saying is that the LG B7 is 300-400 better than the equivalent Sony FALD LED. It's not. The Sony has way better upscaling from SD and HD to 4K, better motion handling, and brighter HDR. The OLED has superior black level and contrast. But no where near 300 pounds better.Don't get me wrong. If there was an OLED for 1100 pounds I would definitely consider it..


What you are missing there is the £500 cashback. It's a moot point but you may get lucky again before the end of January.

Also, agree about motion being better on Sony but not anything else. Personal opinion of course.

good deal - i bought this one from co-op - works out slightly cheaper but reviews across the board are great for this tv - works out as £895 with topcashback for that deal - for a tv which won a best buy award at £1500

Enet16 h, 29 m ago

Oh for crying out loud!Its part of the item description on the site. The …Oh for crying out loud!Its part of the item description on the site. The TV was (and is still) being sold for between 1200 and 1500 pounds. So We have an award winning TV being sold for hundreds of pounds under a price which every review said is fair. But oh no! He said there is a free HDMI cable! Shock! Horror! So I have removed it from the headline but this is already cold. Thanks for the fair judgements guys!



Wow you get a free £1 cable.

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OBH6UK1 h, 9 m ago

Wow you get a free £1 cable.


Whoosh or /sarc. Can't tell.
Either way

Enet15 h, 15 m ago

They are 1400 pounds not 1300 pounds. That is 100 pounds difference. So …They are 1400 pounds not 1300 pounds. That is 100 pounds difference. So again, Is the OLED 300-400 pounds better than the the 55" Sony. No it is not!. But cognitive dissonance rules supreme. When the OLED truly does hit 1300 pounds then you will have a stronger case. Lets wait to see what happens after Christmas.


Your mathematics skills are poor. This deal is £949, you have stated 55" version is £1100, so how is an OLED 55" at £1350 £300-400 more expensive? I make it £250. Considering you make the distinction between the 55" Sony being £1100 at smaller retailers, lets take the £1200 value you provide (for big retailers like the LG 55" which was £1350 at a big retailer), that makes the difference between the 55" Sony and 55" LG OLED £150. £150 isn't £300-400.

This is a great tv don't get me wrong and I'm seriously considering the 65" version because that can be had for about £1500. Just the XE90 are no where near as bright as the XE93 and above or as bright as last years Samsung KS7000 and above.

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MIDURIX1 h, 37 m ago

Your mathematics skills are poor. This deal is £949, you have stated 55" …Your mathematics skills are poor. This deal is £949, you have stated 55" version is £1100, so how is an OLED 55" at £1350 £300-400 more expensive? I make it £250. Considering you make the distinction between the 55" Sony being £1100 at smaller retailers, lets take the £1200 value you provide (for big retailers like the LG 55" which was £1350 at a big retailer), that makes the difference between the 55" Sony and 55" LG OLED £150. £150 isn't £300-400.


There must be a discount voucher I am not seeing because I am not seeing any OLED less than 1400 and if there is there fair enough. But this is the best price the 49" has ever been. It may well be that retailers know that this will be a popular size and therefore its price is slightly higher than it should be.
Edited by: "Enet" 26th Nov

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MIDURIX1 h, 19 m ago

This is a great tv don't get me wrong and I'm seriously considering the …This is a great tv don't get me wrong and I'm seriously considering the 65" version because that can be had for about £1500. Just the XE90 are no where near as bright as the XE93 and above or as bright as last years Samsung KS7000 and above.


I was wandering about the KS7000. I have seen people complain that the 2006 Samsung models (like the KS7000) are better than the new MU models. Do you think that the KS7000 is an overall better TV than the XE90?
Edited by: "Enet" 26th Nov

Enet11 m ago

I was wandering about the KS7000. I have seen people complain that the …I was wandering about the KS7000. I have seen people complain that the 2006 Samsung models (like the KS7000) are better than the new MU models. Do you think that the KS7000 is an overall better TV than the XE90?


KU is K series Ultra, KS is K series Super Ultra, MU is M series Ultra. 65" versions of the KS9000/9500 were going for rather cheap when they got discontinued and they blow all the MU ones away, KS7000 does that also. The XE93 is a better tv than the KS7000, but I'm not sure about the XE90. What't the point of HDR and all these things if the tv can't show it off because it doesn't go very bright. XE93 is literally twice as bright, or that's what reviews say. Colours on XE90 are meant to be fantastic though compared to the slightly skewed ones you get on other sets, plus FALD is great.

Enet14 m ago

There must be a discount voucher I am not seeing because I am not seeing …There must be a discount voucher I am not seeing because I am not seeing any OLED less than 1300 and if there is there fair enough. But this is the best price the 49" has ever been. It may well be that retailers know that this will be a popular size and therefore its price is slightly higher than it should be.


Why are you now looking for an OLED which is less than £1300, no one said that exists. I stated £1350, which is true.
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