*** NOW £1099 *** Sony KD55X8505 LED 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart 55" TV  "As New" £1099 @ Electronic World
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*** NOW £1099 *** Sony KD55X8505 LED 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart 55" TV "As New" £1099 @ Electronic World

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Found 4th Nov 2014
*** PRICE DROP 13 Nov 2014, was already cheap @ £1199 now an AMAZING £1099 ***

Just browsing HUKD, as you do... and came across a deal for another TV, so I checked the company out and found this amazing Sony 4K TV!

If you're already stretched on budget and don't require the sound bar deal that many are offering, then the price for this graded "as new" TV is unbeatable - for the cynics out there this is SERIOUSLY cheap for a very high quality 4K TV!

12 months warranty, order online, but is "collect only" from 6 nationwide stores!

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Original Poster

alfa111

For … For comparison:http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/large-screen-tvs-32-and-over/sony-bravia-kd55x8505bbu-smart-3d-4k-ultra-hd-55-led-tv-10010458-pdt.html. I like the 5 yr guarantee.

Point taken... even though I recently purchased a brand new Sony TV from JL with a 5 year guarantee, the latter did not sway me, their price match did, as in my experience if a TV like this is to go wrong it tends to do so pretty soon after purchase or within the year. Note, Electronic World demonstrate the actual TV you purchase, so you can study quality, functionality etc... a good idea from them!

No media to play on 4k tv so no point splashing the cash imp, save some money and get normal led with higher htz level!

isan5671

No media to play on 4k tv so no point splashing the cash imp, save some … No media to play on 4k tv so no point splashing the cash imp, save some money and get normal led with higher htz level!



Netflix do movies in 4K...

Can anyone on here justify spending £1200 on a Television? oO

Original Poster

BargainB

Can anyone on here justify spending £1200 on a Television? oO

Plenty! HUKD is not just about sub £1 deals, it's what people want and what they discern as a great price, if not a hot deal! Believe me, there are loads of people who have plenty of £s to spend and view this site and as a result remain "wealthier" because they are savvy... and this very current TV is at superb price and compared to a similar TV a year ago is a hot, hot, hot deal

BargainB

Can anyone on here justify spending £1200 on a Television? oO



What a stupid post. I'm currently eyeing up a £2400 TV, site is about saving cash & getting deals, not fretting about getting 1p off a tin of beans.

Ps - This TV isnt that good & I'd personall wait for another better deal.

the TV only runs at 200hz on a 4K TV don't expect too much apart from a lot of lag especially with games. Before anyone says anything I was looking at it yesterday. gutted I thought Sony and a 4K TV you can't go wrong apparently you can and it doesn't get very good ratings.

Original Poster

LevelUp

the TV only runs at 200hz on a 4K TV don't expect too much apart from a … the TV only runs at 200hz on a 4K TV don't expect too much apart from a lot of lag especially with games. Before anyone says anything I was looking at it yesterday. gutted I thought Sony and a 4K TV you can't go wrong apparently you can and it doesn't get very good ratings.

If you're not a regular gamer this TV is actually very good, with the average review typically 4 out 5 (including from the respected AVF). I actually purchased the Full HD Sony sibling earlier this year at the height of the 4K push (and World Cup) and for more than this... do I have regrets, non whatsoever as that TV has matured brilliantly. I also viewed this TV in JL and there is little doubt with the correct material viewed this is actually a superb introduction to 4K, with great build quality and sound too... for the money, its well worth the punt but until 4K material (Netflix excepted) is readily available to view I am more than happy with my Full HD... and don't get me started on curved TVs oO ...

I'd advise holding off if you can as there's not enough 4K services in the UK yet (only netfix at the moment I think).

Good price though still if you can't hold off
Edited by: "Max-Power" 5th Nov 2014

Hot. Believe it or not, this TV was priced at £1,799 at all major retailers.

BargainB

Can anyone on here justify spending £1200 on a Television? oO



hell yeah

LevelUp

the TV only runs at 200hz on a 4K TV don't expect too much apart from a … the TV only runs at 200hz on a 4K TV don't expect too much apart from a lot of lag especially with games.


200Hz - you surely must mix up a lot here. The 200Hz can only refer to inter-frame interpolation. In other words, the screen itself probably gets a new frame at 30Hz, possibly 60Hz. 200Hz refresh rate or a lag of 1/200s = 200Hz would be fantastic.

So I take the point that the TV has a lot of lag, but the 200Hz remark has nothing to do with it.

Banned

BargainB

Can anyone on here justify spending £1200 on a Television? oO



Maybe @ £1.2K but It's £1,199.00 so I get change out of £1.2K coins to get a chocky bar on the way home.
Edited by: "BACONIZGUD4ME" 5th Nov 2014

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Max-Power

I'd advise holding off if you can as there's not enough 4K services in … I'd advise holding off if you can as there's not enough 4K services in the UK yet (only netfix at the moment I think).Good price though still if you can't hold off



You've obviously not seen a 4k TV in the flesh. The upscaling from HD to UHD is amazing on current gen tech.

Thats on a 65HU8500 - mate has one & its absolutely amazing.

There's also a lot of 4K content on youtube, and most flagship smartphones now record 4K video.
Edited by: "intranix" 5th Nov 2014

ChrisUK

You've obviously not seen a 4k TV in the flesh. The upscaling from HD to … You've obviously not seen a 4k TV in the flesh. The upscaling from HD to UHD is amazing on current gen tech.Thats on a 65HU8500 - mate has one & its absolutely amazing.



Wrong, I've seen it Currys and Harrods recently. Upscaling is impressive, more noticeable above 50" (I know this is 55" too), but I'd still wait as I'm not in the market for a TV upgrade at the moment.

LevelUp

the TV only runs at 200hz on a 4K TV don't expect too much apart from a … the TV only runs at 200hz on a 4K TV don't expect too much apart from a lot of lag especially with games


???

BargainB

Can anyone on here justify spending £1200 on a Television? oO



Quite easily - buy a decent brand like Sony, Panasonic etc and you will easily get 6+ years out of it so at £200 a year it seems like a bargain to me, we probably spend more than that a year on bog roll!!

Max-Power

Wrong, I've seen it Currys and Harrods recently. Upscaling is impressive, … Wrong, I've seen it Currys and Harrods recently. Upscaling is impressive, more noticeable above 50" (I know this is 55" too), but I'd still wait as I'm not in the market for a TV upgrade at the moment.



Store set-up' cannot be taken as true life pictures as they have the store demo running, bright lights, not set-up correctly etc.

Plus, why are you in a thread about a new TV if you're not interested in buying one - just to Troll ?

I think I'll hold off on all the lease deals here as I dont want a new car yet. I'll also hold off the 1p off a tin of beans deal as I dont need any beans.........
Edited by: "ChrisUK" 5th Nov 2014

LevelUp

the TV only runs at 200hz on a 4K TV don't expect too much apart from a … the TV only runs at 200hz on a 4K TV don't expect too much apart from a lot of lag especially with games..



http://i.imgur.com/7kZ562z.jpg

Bought this tv 2 weeks ago but from John Lewis (5yr warranty and free sound bar) for £1399.

Priginally was going for a cheaper 4k tv and immediately noticed a huge difference in quality picture for an extra £300. very pleased with this TV.

The quality of the 3D on this TV is pretty impressive (you get 2 free sony passive glasses)

So if you are looking for 4k tv don't look for the cheapest, pay that little bit extra for something like this and your on to a winner.

BargainB

Can anyone on here justify spending £1200 on a Television? oO



Spent that much on a 36" 100hz standard def CRT based TV about 13 years ago. So it's about time I got an HD one X)

jomay

200Hz - you surely must mix up a lot here. The 200Hz can only refer to … 200Hz - you surely must mix up a lot here. The 200Hz can only refer to inter-frame interpolation. In other words, the screen itself probably gets a new frame at 30Hz, possibly 60Hz. 200Hz refresh rate or a lag of 1/200s = 200Hz would be fantastic.So I take the point that the TV has a lot of lag, but the 200Hz remark has nothing to do with it.



Lag and refresh are not related - the refresh is how many times per second you can change all of the pixels on the screen - in this case 200 times per second. Or another way of looking at it is that it takes 0.005s or 5ms to refresh the screen.

Lag is the amount of time it takes for a signal arriving at the HDMI port to appear on the screen, this logically cannot be less the the refresh, but also has the added time of signal processing, upscaling etc that may add significantly to the time.

ChrisUK

What a stupid post. I'm currently eyeing up a £2400 TV, site is about … What a stupid post. I'm currently eyeing up a £2400 TV, site is about saving cash & getting deals, not fretting about getting 1p off a tin of beans.Ps - This TV isnt that good & I'd personall wait for another better deal.



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GENGAFF1114 code brings it to £1025

And u know who u buying from...

Give it a few days, chech as early as possible every morning, and U will find it in stock...:)
Edited by: "chriskrt" 5th Nov 2014

ChrisUK

You've obviously not seen a 4k TV in the flesh. The upscaling from HD to … You've obviously not seen a 4k TV in the flesh. The upscaling from HD to UHD is amazing on current gen tech.Thats on a 65HU8500 - mate has one & its absolutely amazing.



I'm very into my home entertainment, again like yourself i tend to buy TVs in the 2-3k mark. I can't agree with the upscaling comment though, i've never been a fan of upscaling in general and really question why anyone would see 4K as a good value proposition at the moment. Sure, if you've got money to burn then 4K is worth the jump - but due to the amount of native 4K content at the moment i won't be.. If i NEEDED a TV right now i'd go for a 1080p OLED over a 4K LCD-LED.

However.. i personally feel the best time to upgrade from a 1080p LCD-LED is when 4K OLED TVs come down to reasonable consumer levels.. Which wont be long at the rate LG is going.
Edited by: "spritey" 5th Nov 2014

I recall the gaming lag was clocked at around 35ms in game mode, not as low as some of Sony's other HD screens due to having to upscale the image. most regular HD lcd/led screens are around this value.

What even gets transmitted at 4K at the moment?

Wait a year or so when the same TV is going for 500 bones and 4K stuff actually exists, not just one or two sh*tbag movies like Avatar.

isan5671

No media to play on 4k tv so no point splashing the cash imp, save some … No media to play on 4k tv so no point splashing the cash imp, save some money and get normal led with higher htz level!



nonsense.

as previously stated netflix do some stuff in 4k, my phone records video in 4k and i've been told that certain websites, for the more mature viewer, have started to stream in 4k too

BargainB

Can anyone on here justify spending £1200 on a Television? oO



MSE is the place for you. They go crazy for penny deals.

£1200 on a refurb with 12 months warranty?

supasta

Netflix do movies in 4K...



There are no movies on netflix in 4k. Breaking Bad, House of cards and a few silent nature documentaries and thats your lot. I own a 4k telly too.

ChrisUK

What a stupid post. I'm currently eyeing up a £2400 TV, site is about … What a stupid post. I'm currently eyeing up a £2400 TV, site is about saving cash & getting deals, not fretting about getting 1p off a tin of beans.Ps - This TV isnt that good & I'd personall wait for another better deal.



I am in the same boat, what size you looking at? I would like a 4k 65in! But def need to shop around as some prices are over 3k!

Nirm

If you're not a regular gamer this TV is actually very good, with the … If you're not a regular gamer this TV is actually very good, with the average review typically 4 out 5 (including from the respected AVF). I actually purchased the Full HD Sony sibling earlier this year at the height of the 4K push (and World Cup) and for more than this... do I have regrets, non whatsoever as that TV has matured brilliantly. I also viewed this TV in JL and there is little doubt with the correct material viewed this is actually a superb introduction to 4K, with great build quality and sound too... for the money, its well worth the punt but until 4K material (Netflix excepted) is readily available to view I am more than happy with my Full HD... and don't get me started on curved TVs oO ...



Does Sky HD or BluRays look better on a 4k TV? With upscaling? or is it pretty much the same?

Personally I wouldn't touch a 4K television yet as the technology is still maturing. You could spend £1200 on this set only to discover that you cannot feed any 4K footage into it as it has an older implementation of the HDMI standard. Until 4K Bluray arrives and Sky launches a 4K service, I wouldn't buy anything. And anyway, what are you going to play on it in the meantime other than a few oversaturated demos?
Edited by: "Bardo" 5th Nov 2014

I have this TV, I upgraded a couple of months ago from a Sony 46" NX-713.
It is the best TV I have ever had, the picture quality is simply stunning.
The fact that there is barely any bezel really adds to the appeal - it looks like this floating tv picture if that makes sense?
Am so pleased with it and can recommend it highly.
I am not that techy so can't tell you about Hz and refresh rates etc...but the upscaling of programs on HD channels is brilliant (in my opinion)
Blu-rays look amazing too....

whosagooner

I am in the same boat, what size you looking at? I would like a 4k 65in! … I am in the same boat, what size you looking at? I would like a 4k 65in! But def need to shop around as some prices are over 3k!



If you can still find one, see if you can track down a Panasonic TX-P65VT65B.

Not 4k, but it is about the finest 1080p set out there. In fact, at 65", I would say it is. If you drop to 60" it's between that and the similar ZT model. (You can't get the ZT in 65")

I was in a similar boat to both of you earlier this year and that's what I went for. Only other thing I considered was OLED but they were still way too expensive. And, having had the VT65 professionally calibrated (also worth it if you're spending this sort of cash on a TV), I'm glad I didn't. The guy doing the calibration didn't rate the LG OLED panels. Too inconsistent.

I considered 4k but didn't want LED/LCD and seems pointless as there is so little content out there and too much is not yet standardised. Can't see it being mainstream any time soon ....

whosagooner

I am in the same boat, what size you looking at? I would like a 4k 65in! … I am in the same boat, what size you looking at? I would like a 4k 65in! But def need to shop around as some prices are over 3k!



I'm looking at 55-65" 4k, HEVC, HDMI 2.0 etc - found a Samsung 65HU7100 for £2300 - but it looks like its a euro model given the Google search online. The 55HU7500 is also looking quite good, coming in around £2k with a soundbar.

No rush though, so I may wait to see what December brings
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