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KD49X8505BBU SONY 4K ULTRA HD 3D TV, inc. SONY 5 YEAR WARRANTY for £920 @ RLR Distribution IN STOCK
KD49X8505BBU SONY 4K ULTRA HD 3D TV, inc. SONY 5 YEAR WARRANTY for £920 @ RLR Distribution IN STOCK

KD49X8505BBU SONY 4K ULTRA HD 3D TV, inc. SONY 5 YEAR WARRANTY for £920 @ RLR Distribution IN STOCK

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Best online price at the moment and in stock.

Superb reviews and probably the best 4K TV under £1000.

I haven't checked, but John Lewis may price match. However, they're currently sitting out of stock for this model.

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JL have this for £999 with 5yr warranty - RLR is @1224 with 5yr - you can't beat JL on their warranty - cold from me.
I have the 55inch version - excellent TV

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ViperMan

JL have this for £999 with 5yr warranty - RLR is @1224 with 5yr - you … JL have this for £999 with 5yr warranty - RLR is @1224 with 5yr - you can't beat JL on their warranty - cold from me.I have the 55inch version - excellent TV



I've spoke to them and this includes the 5 year Sony warranty.

dont believe we have 4K broadcasts yet and when we do only availabole through sky with new box and additional subscription

ViperMan

JL have this for £999 with 5yr warranty - RLR is @1224 with 5yr - you … JL have this for £999 with 5yr warranty - RLR is @1224 with 5yr - you can't beat JL on their warranty - cold from me.I have the 55inch version - excellent TV



I've been told that jl warranty not that good..... If tv goes wrong in 4 years they take wear and tear off... So not a full refund..... Can any one confirm?
Edited by: "smolloy2002" 9th Jan 2015

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IWOOTN

dont believe we have 4K broadcasts yet and when we do only availabole … dont believe we have 4K broadcasts yet and when we do only availabole through sky with new box and additional subscription

There's 4K content available on YouTube, Amazon and Netflix.

Heat from me big fan of 4k TV and Sony

This is getting closer to a price I will buy it at

This is getting closer to a price I will buy it at

Just been on their website and a 5 year warranty is an extra £285 , at £920 you only get a 1 year warranty

Got this for £890 at RS with 5yrs warr. A thing of beauty. I never understood what the fuss about HD was until I bought this. SD looks very average through Virgin TiVo. For the first time ever I'm looking for HD channels. Blu rays are phenomenal.

Just need to figure out all the extra functions and how to use with sony sound system tv stand.

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IWOOTN

dont believe we have 4K broadcasts yet and when we do only availabole … dont believe we have 4K broadcasts yet and when we do only availabole through sky with new box and additional subscription



Lol "hail to the sky corp"

I'm a Sony fanboy. Heat added.

ohmygod

Got this for £890 at RS with 5yrs warr. A thing of beauty. I never … Got this for £890 at RS with 5yrs warr. A thing of beauty. I never understood what the fuss about HD was until I bought this. SD looks very average through Virgin TiVo. For the first time ever I'm looking for HD channels. Blu rays are phenomenal.Just need to figure out all the extra functions and how to use with sony sound system tv stand.



But have you watched any 4K content?

My issue with these TVs is that you can get a better 1080p set for the same money. Given that, especially given how hard manufacturers are pushing 4k, we still have hardly any content, I just don't see the point in investing in one right now.

Is this better than Panasonic 802 model?

Prices are going the right way, good 40 inch for 500 now bigger screens on the way down can only be good news

smolloy2002

I've been told that jl warranty not that good..... If tv goes wrong in 4 … I've been told that jl warranty not that good..... If tv goes wrong in 4 years they take wear and tear off... So not a full refund..... Can any one confirm?



Don't see how they could get away with that due to this clause:

What's the small print?

We're covering the product to remain in working order for the life of that guarantee – in other words against manufacturing defect causing breakdown. If the product's used in the prescribed way and it breaks down, our duty is to get the appliance back to working order – and if we can't do that, we'll replace it with the same model, or discuss an alternative with you if that's no longer available.

So worst you will get I would assume is the nearest (probably lowest value) equivalent at that time. M&S did this with us, our older style Sony went belly up after 2yrs, they tried a repair but it failed, so they replaced it. It was a lower end model but as time had passed, it was still a big upgrade on the old TV having the slimmer screen and 'SMART' functionality (for what good that is on Sony TV's!!). If you're concerned, read the contract that comes with the TV and send it back if you're unsure, OR email them and get it imn writing that they will replace, don't forget, with items such as these you have a statutory 6yrs with the manufacturer anyway so they are only saving you the hassle of a small claims court
Edited by: "frakison" 10th Jan 2015

Yes this is 4k, but what are ppls opinions on how this stacks up against the last plasmas Panasonic made, specifically the gt60 or the vt65. The hd pictures on these sets are unreal. What is this TV gonna be like for hd? Does it upscale to 4k?
Edited by: "mart321" 10th Jan 2015

200hz I think which is no good for 4k and usb port not 2.0 can somebody confirm heat added though for this best price for this tv. give it few more months I believe prices will drop on this tv

bma1445

But have you watched any 4K content?My issue with these TVs is that you … But have you watched any 4K content?My issue with these TVs is that you can get a better 1080p set for the same money. Given that, especially given how hard manufacturers are pushing 4k, we still have hardly any content, I just don't see the point in investing in one right now.

agreed, no point yet, I'm sure it looks amazing but I'm sticking with my w905 for a good while yet! best to I've ever had! will jump when 4k becomes more readily available

mart321

Yes this is 4k, but what are ppls opinions on how this stacks up against … Yes this is 4k, but what are ppls opinions on how this stacks up against the last plasmas Panasonic made, specifically the gt60 or the vt65. The hd pictures on these sets are unreal. What is this TV gonna be like for hd? Does it upscale to 4k?



Interesting comparison here hdtvtest.co.uk/new…htm although they are comparing higher end and considerably more expensive TV's than Sony TV in the deal. The basic gist of it is "None of the 4K LED LCDs received any vote for “Best TV”, suggesting that they still have some way to go before approaching the picture quality of the as-good-as-dead plasma "

smolloy2002

I've been told that jl warranty not that good..... If tv goes wrong in 4 … I've been told that jl warranty not that good..... If tv goes wrong in 4 years they take wear and tear off... So not a full refund..... Can any one confirm?



john lewis warranty is like for like so they will give you the newest equivalent or the price of that tv towards a better model. If you go for a better model your 5 years is renewed. also with john lewis if you just kick up a fuss in store they will usually bend over backwards to make you happy again. i work in john lewis

mjavfc1

There's 4K content available on YouTube, Amazon and Netflix.


Anyone here looked at the 4K content that's on Youtube? Considering how they reduce the bit rates of uploads I wonder how it looks compared to say high bit rate Blu-ray content.

MacPhisto

Interesting comparison here … Interesting comparison here http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/result-201406013793.htm although they are comparing higher end and considerably more expensive TV's than Sony TV in the deal. The basic gist of it is "None of the 4K LED LCDs received any vote for “Best TV”, suggesting that they still have some way to go before approaching the picture quality of the as-good-as-dead plasma "

so the top end panasonic plasmas are still the television top dogs.

No point in looking at 4k sets for another few years.

Just brought this tv for £999 from pcworld/currys including 5 year guarantee love it outstanding tv and 4k is outstanding although 4k content is very limited at the minute but enjoying my second viewing of breaking bad on Netflix in 4k and there doesn't seem to be any lag when gaming either which is the main reason I spent the extra cash on this opposed to the lower end lg and Panasonic 4k sets

lowdef

No point in looking at 4k sets for another few years.



indeed - HD is still considered a 'special alternative' by both broadcasters and networks, I've had my 1080P Sony since 2008 and still waiting for HD to be the default. Picture technology has got way ahead of people's needs, for the most part SD does the job more than well enough.

I was looking at this tv and the w8. Went and spoke to a Sony rep about the two as I wanted okish 3d too after being bought a 3d home cinema for Xmas. He recommended the w8 over this but still not convinced now this has dropped in price.
Anyone comment on the 3d quality?

alorenz

indeed - HD is still considered a 'special alternative' by both … indeed - HD is still considered a 'special alternative' by both broadcasters and networks, I've had my 1080P Sony since 2008 and still waiting for HD to be the default. Picture technology has got way ahead of people's needs, for the most part SD does the job more than well enough.


SD does not do the job more than well enough...
Don't talk rubbish

Stu0389

I was looking at this tv and the w8. Went and spoke to a Sony rep about … I was looking at this tv and the w8. Went and spoke to a Sony rep about the two as I wanted okish 3d too after being bought a 3d home cinema for Xmas. He recommended the w8 over this but still not convinced now this has dropped in price.Anyone comment on the 3d quality?

watched a few 3d films on it some seemed better than others gravity was outstanding and godzilla but walking with dinosaurs seemed abit fuzzy not sure if it was the copy I had or not cause the other 2 films quality was exceptional

Wudnt pay this much for a tv in this age unless it's oled, that is the future.

I got this tv a couple of months back (for over £200 more I might add) and have to say I'm very impressed with it.

The picture is great for both HD and SD content, well have to wait for the fibre broadband to be installed next week before I can comment on the 4k quality but from what I'd seen in the show room it looked stunning.

3D is knee of the weaker elements TBH with pictures sometimes looking fuzzy and a little ghosting here and there. Though to be fair the last tv I had active 3D as apposed to passive so that may have spoiled my eyeballs.

Still it's a lot more convenient being able to use the glasses from the cinema than have to fork out £20 for an active pair.

3D is knee???

Yes of course I meant to say that...

This is good TV, but unless you are desperate for a TV, I would say wait a year. Just because the 4k standard has just been finalised (4k blurays will launch later in the year), so all current 4k TVs are lacking the ability for most of the improvements that come with the UHD standard like high dynamic range, higher frame rates with 4k content and Rec 2020 colour space. Unless you sit at a really close distance to a giant screen 4k won't benefit most people vs a 1080p set. What people will see a difference in is the high dynamic range, higher frame rates and the 10bit colour space all starting to be implemented into TVs coming out this year.

I agree with other posters that OLED is the future, but it will remain high end of the market for at least 2 years. 4k OLED TVs will likely to be about £2000 in 2016/17 (55" 1080p OLED set is currently £2,499.99), so can't really be compared with this £920 4k LCD set that is available now.

Still voted hot for people who need a TV right now

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yubious

Wudnt pay this much for a tv in this age unless it's oled, that is the … Wudnt pay this much for a tv in this age unless it's oled, that is the future.



Get yourself to Asda on Black Friday, you get what you pay for. Anything below about £900 is not very good at all and if you watch tv as much as I do it's worth every penny for a quality picture. Hd on this price range is unbelievably good compared to sub £800 ones. Samsung 8 series are what I have had the last 2 tv's. If you can get last years one usually about £1000 get 1.

Howdy234

This is good TV, but unless you are desperate for a TV, I would say wait … This is good TV, but unless you are desperate for a TV, I would say wait a year. Just because the 4k standard has just been finalised (4k blurays will launch later in the year), so all current 4k TVs are lacking the ability for most of the improvements that come with the UHD standard like high dynamic range, higher frame rates with 4k content and Rec 2020 colour space. Unless you sit at a really close distance to a giant screen 4k won't benefit most people vs a 1080p set. What people will see a difference in is the high dynamic range, higher frame rates and the 10bit colour space all starting to be implemented into TVs coming out this year.I agree with other posters that OLED is the future, but it will remain high end of the market for at least 2 years. 4k OLED TVs will likely to be about £2000 in 2016/17 (55" 1080p OLED set is currently £2,499.99), so can't really be compared with this £920 4k LCD set that is available now.Still voted hot for people who need a TV right now

Howdy234

This is good TV, but unless you are desperate for a TV, I would say wait … This is good TV, but unless you are desperate for a TV, I would say wait a year. Just because the 4k standard has just been finalised (4k blurays will launch later in the year), so all current 4k TVs are lacking the ability for most of the improvements that come with the UHD standard like high dynamic range, higher frame rates with 4k content and Rec 2020 colour space. Unless you sit at a really close distance to a giant screen 4k won't benefit most people vs a 1080p set. What people will see a difference in is the high dynamic range, higher frame rates and the 10bit colour space all starting to be implemented into TVs coming out this year.I agree with other posters that OLED is the future, but it will remain high end of the market for at least 2 years. 4k OLED TVs will likely to be about £2000 in 2016/17 (55" 1080p OLED set is currently £2,499.99), so can't really be compared with this £920 4k LCD set that is available now.Still voted hot for people who need a TV right now



bought this set 2 week's ago.... Stunning in UHD through netflix, 3d is better than my old samsung 3d, less strain on the eye's..... this has the HVEC codecs are built into this model, so is futureproofed from sony, as 4k content becomes better and more widely available. sd content is ok. but strangely enough, not as clear as my old samsung. hd is brilliant.

The bluray I watched (non 4k) on a 4k set (supposedly upscaled to near 4k) made the picture look very fake/2 dimensional - think I'll wait until there is definite 4k content available and until they've perfected it - apparently there is 5k coming out next anyway!

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Nicky B

3D is knee???Yes of course I meant to say that...



OF COURSE!!!

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crazzzzzy_b

CommentGet yourself to Asda on Black Friday, you get what you pay for. … CommentGet yourself to Asda on Black Friday, you get what you pay for. Anything below about £900 is not very good at all and if you watch tv as much as I do it's worth every penny for a quality picture. Hd on this price range is unbelievably good compared to sub £800 ones. Samsung 8 series are what I have had the last 2 tv's. If you can get last years one usually about £1000 get 1.


Anything sub £900 is not very good? Complete nonsense.

Samsung 6400 series and Sony W829 are both well below £900 and are the TVs that constantly win best buy.
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