Pre-Order 55" Sony 4K Led TV reduced from £3999 to £1999 with free 3D Blu Ray Payer & 5 Year Warranty @ Hi Spek
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Pre-Order 55" Sony 4K Led TV reduced from £3999 to £1999 with free 3D Blu Ray Payer & 5 Year Warranty @ Hi Spek

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Found 20th Apr 2014
Model: KD55X9005

Big saving on this 4K 55" Sony, free 3d Blu Ray player and 5 year warranty.

198 Comments

Good price

4k had to come down there is hardly and 4k content out there

Original Poster

http://www.hiwayhifi.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/k/d/kd55x9005abu.3.gif

namsu

Good price 4k had to come down there is hardly and 4k content out there



...... yet

That is one funky looking tv.

One big flat screen with big dimples on the sides, no thanks.

Don't know what they were thinking with the design of the speakers. But good price!

Banned

Looks like someones done a drive-by on it.................

Original Poster

The first thing that struck us about the KD-55X9005A was how much wider … The first thing that struck us about the KD-55X9005A was how much wider the set is compared to most flat-screen televisions these days. Going against the trend of slim bezel which has become immensely popular among HDTV buyers in recent years, Sony has chosen to extend the sides of the screen with a pair of front-firing speakers that’s ungrilled, revealing the tweeter and drivers in all their beautiful glory. The way the speakers sit flush with the front glass panel is aesthetically stunning, and they deliver undoubtedly the best sound quality we’ve ever heard from from any flat-screen display.

namsu

Good price 4k had to come down there is hardly and 4k content out there



Exactly, by the time there's enough 4k movies and games available, those TVs will cost £800

Tempted but for those fugly speakers.

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BenderRodriguez

Exactly, by the time there's enough 4k movies and games available, those … Exactly, by the time there's enough 4k movies and games available, those TVs will cost £800



But if you're buying a top end 55" Led 1080p set now you're looking at £1500-£1700 anyway, I'm sure some will see the small difference in price worth it to add some future proofing.

Not hdmi 2.0 so not future proof but still a hood price for a 4k tv right now!!!!!

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anth619

Not hdmi 2.0 so not future proof but still a hood price for a 4k tv right … Not hdmi 2.0 so not future proof but still a hood price for a 4k tv right now!!!!!



One of the four HDMi's is 2.0

Undefeatable noise reduction in all modes except Cinema. Oh dear.

Typo

*in all modes except Game.

hot!!!

Adidas Addict

But if you're buying a top end 55" Led 1080p set now you're looking at … But if you're buying a top end 55" Led 1080p set now you're looking at £1500-£1700 anyway, I'm sure some will see the small difference in price worth it to add some future proofing.



Agreed - especially after I saw first hand an upscaled Blu Ray on a 4k yesterday - was absolutely stunning to be quite honest...

I love my LG 3D tv ..you have to get AVATAR 3D its amazing..
much better than the Samsung 3d due to the glasses type..hot deal

The thing is, if you're in to movies/console games that much, to justify purchasing this, surely you'd want to pair it with your own dedicated surround-sound set up, not use the built-in speakers that come with this TV?

My set-up, with a 50" SONY LED, is with a decent AMP and some after-market speakers, the front ones of which are also brilliant for music through CD/MP3. You'd lose that option with built-in speakers on the set, in addition to them never sounding as good as decent external speakers.

I've seen it in store, I really like the base but the speakers on the side don't look right. I ended up buying KDL55W805

Is it correct that 4K sets will not go smaller than 55",
something to do with the necessary viewing distance?
Can anyone help ?

Adidas Addict

One of the four HDMi's is 2.0



offer looks good so did some quick research -

yes, one HDMI 2.0 but no HEVC codec for netflix 4k. Also 3d is passive & not full hd (540p). The 2014 model (X9005B) has active 3d.

4K TVs are going well below the £1000 this summer.

Check this out... amazon.com/Sei…O2G

That's £297.32 before taxes here.

Sonys running scared at the moment and even at half price, you'd be a mug to pick this up at 2 grand!

gluke21

Is it correct that 4K sets will not go smaller than 55",something to do … Is it correct that 4K sets will not go smaller than 55",something to do with the necessary viewing distance?Can anyone help ?



If I'm not wrong, Samsung is doing a 48 inch 4k tv - UE48HU7500

hot hot ordered 2 - one for kitchen and one for bathroom

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gluke21

Is it correct that 4K sets will not go smaller than 55",something to do … Is it correct that 4K sets will not go smaller than 55",something to do with the necessary viewing distance?Can anyone help ?



I think it's more that 1080p is enough resolution for 'smaller' sets, so it seems a bit pointless making them higher res. Who knows in the future though, phone screens keep getting more and more pixels even though they reached the max the human eye can see a couple of years ago.

Richer have a Sammy due in stock in the next few weeks - its a 4k screen and due to retail at £1699 according to the guy In store I spoke to yesterday.

The price war is only just beginning

speedski

Richer have a Sammy due in stock in the next few weeks - its a 4k screen … Richer have a Sammy due in stock in the next few weeks - its a 4k screen and due to retail at £1699 according to the guy In store I spoke to yesterday.The price war is only just beginning



I guess, that must be the 48 inch UE48HU7500

BenderRodriguez

... by the time there's enough 4k movies and games available, those TVs … ... by the time there's enough 4k movies and games available, those TVs will cost £800



Not only that but by the time 4k is the norm (perhaps circa 2030 as Sky is still 1080i not 1080p) this technology will be in a museum somewhere and whatever the new fangled stuff is, that is what everyone will want, not this (then) old tat.

They will definitely be under £1k by the New Year at this rate.

bigsofty

4K TVs are going well below the £1000 this summer.Check this out... … 4K TVs are going well below the £1000 this summer.Check this out... http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-Digital-SE39UY04-39-Inch-Ultra/dp/B00DOPGO2GThat's £297.32 before taxes here.Sonys running scared at the moment and even at half price, you'd be a mug to pick this up at 2 grand!



Currently only available in the US and looking unlikely to come to the UK anytime soon, I might just be a brand **** but I'd rather have a name as well.

That is a seriously ugly TV.

Poor 3d performance not full hd think we'll give this a miss!

Broadsands

The thing is, if you're in to movies/console games that much, to justify … The thing is, if you're in to movies/console games that much, to justify purchasing this, surely you'd want to pair it with your own dedicated surround-sound set up, not use the built-in speakers that come with this TV?My set-up, with a 50" SONY LED, is with a decent AMP and some after-market speakers, the front ones of which are also brilliant for music through CD/MP3. You'd lose that option with built-in speakers on the set, in addition to them never sounding as good as decent external speakers.



Yeah, I'm not too sure what Sony were thinking, putting lots of valuable time and effort into the speakers when nobody's actually going to use them. It's like bundling a pair of USB speakers with a HiFi amp.

My ideal TV would be one without speakers. It'd be smaller, and a greater percent of the budget could have been spent on the screen and design.

josephmccowie

My ideal TV would be one without speakers. It'd be smaller, and a greater … My ideal TV would be one without speakers. It'd be smaller, and a greater percent of the budget could have been spent on the screen and design.



You might say that as a hi-fi freak but normal people would be more like "wtf how am I going to hear the sound with no speakers". I would see it as an excuse to charge me extra for something that really should be included, would feel they were taking the p.

That TV is not half as ugly as it might look in the pics. But I too prefer TVs with thinner bezel.

Heat given for the price

Passive 3D on a 4k TV is full HD, reviews say it's not the best for gaming because of the response time.

Matty1255

Currently only available in the US and looking unlikely to come to the UK … Currently only available in the US and looking unlikely to come to the UK anytime soon, I might just be a brand **** but I'd rather have a name as well.



They sell it at Argos, but it's more expensive.

Free Blu-Ray player? Shame they can be had for peanuts these days.
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