Refurbished: Sony Kdl55w905 55", Full HD 3D TV £840 @ Sony Outlet
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Refurbished: Sony Kdl55w905 55", Full HD 3D TV £840 @ Sony Outlet

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Found 30th Jul 2014Made hot 30th Jul 2014
So this seems like a pretty decent deal for this TV, even though it is last years model. Especially considering the 46 inch version is 60 quid more.
Comes with a 12 month warranty too

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saw this about an hour ago and I just wish I knew the set wasn't marked or badly scratched

If only it had a better warranty...

i bought one not long ago from sony outlet and it came battered and bruised. casing on the edge and back of the tv was dented and scratched. All in all pretty terrible.

Bought this last week and was delivered yesterday. No marks or scratches and I wouldn't know it was a refurb - looks like new. I'm happy with a 12 month warranty - I always feel if a TV is going to fail it will be within the first few months of use (but thats obviously just my opinion). HOT deal for me!

Edited by: "crangon" 30th Jul 2014

The viewing angles on these are shocking bad.

People are aware that the 12 month warranty thing is actually ****, yeah?

Learn your rights! I've managed to return a £1,100 TV to Curry's for a replacement TV of a difference manufacturer 3 years after I purchased it before now.

If you buy one of these with bumps and scratches you have to live with that. But if it suddenly drops dead for no apparent reason 18 months later you'd have a good chance of arguing it's return.

MartH

The viewing angles on these are shocking bad.

I'm lucky that my sofa is dead centre so the viewing angles aren't a problem for me. Picture quality is amazing

Lutzie

People are aware that the 12 month warranty thing is actually ****, yeah? … People are aware that the 12 month warranty thing is actually ****, yeah? Learn your rights! I've managed to return a £1,100 TV to Curry's for a replacement TV of a difference manufacturer 3 years after I purchased it before now.If you buy one of these with bumps and scratches you have to live with that. But if it suddenly drops dead for no apparent reason 18 months later you'd have a good chance of arguing it's return.



All of which only applies to new goods. It does not apply to second hand goods.

It's a great price but my previous experience with the Sony outlet store was awful and enough to put me off ever using them again.

I bought one last year 47 smart tv 3d, led, all that jazz,

around 500 (shops was close to 900)

It was perfect looked like it had never been opened.

you normally get ratiings A - D A being pretty much no issues (I think)

MartH

The viewing angles on these are shocking bad.


You could sit in front of it though?

crangon

Bought this last week and was delivered yesterday. No marks or scratches … Bought this last week and was delivered yesterday. No marks or scratches and I wouldn't know it was a refurb - looks like new. I'm happy with a 12 month warranty - I always feel if a TV is going to fail it will be within the first few months of use (but thats obviously just my opinion). HOT deal for me!



You can always extend the warranty with sony online or I guess a third party warranty

excellent!!

so tempting as not one TV comes close to this (OLED aside)

MartH

The viewing angles on these are shocking bad.



It's true this has been remarked upon in a couple of reviews and because of this I viewed it directly alongside a 55W829 and everyone gave me funny looks as I walked around them, crouching down, tippie toeing and looking at them both from all angles possible in the showroom. The 905 didn't look any worse than the 829 which has had cracking reviews, much better than the 955.

I've been watching all three for a couple of months. The Sony outlet has had new 905s for sale at £1199 for a long time but this was more expensive than Currys were charging and so I don't suppose they shifted many.

Funnily enough, last Thursday there were no longer any new 905s for sale but refurbished 905s appeared. I'm not saying they are new but mine comes this afternoon between 4 and 8. If I'm not happy with either its condition or picture quality I'll wang it back. There is a 30 day no quibble return.

I didn't post it myself as so many of these offers from the outlet disappear very quickly as they only have the odd one or two or they go to OOS when adding to basket. I may be selfish but I wanted to ensure the courier had it before I told anyone else.

To be in stock 5 days later at this price tends to suggest that they have quite a few.

Just my thoughts, I hope it helps anyone decide one way or the other.

trending1950

so tempting as not one TV comes close to this (OLED aside)



Except about 10 of the higher end Panasonic Plasmas. Which are all better than it in most respects.

Although you'll have a hard time finding any stock of those now.

RIP Panny Plasma. Still the king of TV's ....

I have to say the picture quality is amazing. I had a Samsung UE46D8000 which was (still is) a great TV, but the calibrated picture on the Sony takes some beating!

Bargain at £840.

sancheez

Except about 10 of the higher end Panasonic Plasmas. Which are all better … Except about 10 of the higher end Panasonic Plasmas. Which are all better than it in most respects.Although you'll have a hard time finding any stock of those now.RIP Panny Plasma. Still the king of TV's ....



Nah.. Pioneer Kuro is the king of TV's.

Edited by: "psykix" 30th Jul 2014

Got the 46 version for 500 from john lewis was returned item. Colours much nicer than our 46w635 its colours look a bit washed out in comparison.
Only problem with w905 is slightlt dark borders at far left and right of picture.

What's the point of buying an expensive HD TV now? They are replaced by 4K ones and probably you will regret spending a lot of money for an outdated TV, even if it's a great one.

jd004b5211

It's true this has been remarked upon in a couple of reviews and because … It's true this has been remarked upon in a couple of reviews and because of this I viewed it directly alongside a 55W829 and everyone gave me funny looks as I walked around them, crouching down, tippie toeing and looking at them both from all angles possible in the showroom. The 905 didn't look any worse than the 829 which has had cracking reviews, much better than the 955.I've been watching all three for a couple of months. The Sony outlet has had new 905s for sale at £1199 for a long time but this was more expensive than Currys were charging and so I don't suppose they shifted many.Funnily enough, last Thursday there were no longer any new 905s for sale but refurbished 905s appeared. I'm not saying they are new but mine comes this afternoon between 4 and 8. If I'm not happy with either its condition or picture quality I'll wang it back. There is a 30 day no quibble return.I didn't post it myself as so many of these offers from the outlet disappear very quickly as they only have the odd one or two or they go to OOS when adding to basket. I may be selfish but I wanted to ensure the courier had it before I told anyone else.To be in stock 5 days later at this price tends to suggest that they have quite a few.Just my thoughts, I hope it helps anyone decide one way or the other.



Let me know how it is out of the box etc, in decent condition. Thats my only concern, I would actually purchase a few of the TV's on there if they come in good nick. I think this is a really Hot deal. Good living room TV

vadiro

What's the point of buying an expensive HD TV now? They are replaced by … What's the point of buying an expensive HD TV now? They are replaced by 4K ones and probably you will regret spending a lot of money for an outdated TV, even if it's a great one.



4kTVs somewhat pointless until the standard for it is truly defined. Manufacturers are happy to get current stock for early adopters to basically test out and have fun with. They do as they are enthusiasts. For most, standard HD is the way forward for the next 2-3-4 years and this is a decentish price for this.

does not make sense with the 4k around and at a similar price

patmoore

4kTVs somewhat pointless until the standard for it is truly defined. … 4kTVs somewhat pointless until the standard for it is truly defined. Manufacturers are happy to get current stock for early adopters to basically test out and have fun with. They do as they are enthusiasts. For most, standard HD is the way forward for the next 2-3-4 years and this is a decentish price for this.


can be connected to pc, that is the good point of buying it now

... and I got brand new one for 660 from epic sony outlet deal few months back:)

psykix

Nah.. Pioneer Kuro is the king of TV's.



See this quite a lot. But they stopped making the Kuro's years ago now. I'd be interested to see a comparison between a Kuro and a last generation Panasonic VT65. The VT65 is awesome. I'm not sure how a several years old Kuro, no matter how good they were at the time, can top it?

bobo53

can be connected to pc, that is the good point of buying it now



If you have several hundred quids worth of GFX card to drive it I suppose. And a lot of the cheaper ones still aren't really good enough to use as a monitor. And they're too big to use as a monitor in most cases. Multi-media monitor/display maybe, but not general use monitor.

That, and the PQ on even the best 4k sets is still not as good as the top of the line 1080p plasmas. Sharper maybe, but colour reproduction and picture uniformity .... no.

And no guarantee it'll ever become a mainstream standard anyway. 4k chews up a lot of bandwidth.

Good price for this set though. Providing you get one in good nick ....

After a lot of research I opted for this set - 46" through Richer Sounds at £799, 5yr warranty. Very high reviews on the 905.

Great set and incredibly low lag for gaming.

10/10 for me - I'd love the 55" though

I am after this tv as well, but can't find brand new one in good price.

Anyone else having issues with payment?
Website keeps saying there is an error. Have tried two cards now...

I guess I am hoping that the TV i get will be in pretty good condition. Otherwise I will have to send it back.
Shame that Curry's no longer sell it online anymore. It was £1,050 new but delivery option was not available.

magicrico87

Let me know how it is out of the box etc, in decent condition. Thats my … Let me know how it is out of the box etc, in decent condition. Thats my only concern, I would actually purchase a few of the TV's on there if they come in good nick. I think this is a really Hot deal. Good living room TV



Willdo, probably be tomorrow though. It is currently more than twice the distance from my house that it started from at 7.15am. Not complaining mind, still on target for delivery before 8 as promised.

magicrico87 mine was perfect out of the box. 2 Man delivery at around 7pm.

psykix

Nah.. Pioneer Kuro is the king of TV's.



Panasonic apparently employed Pioneer's engineers when they pulled out the TV market. So, the later VT and ZT (in particular) panels were said to be as good if not better (so they should considering the Pioneers are years old!!).

crangon

magicrico87 mine was perfect out of the box. 2 Man delivery at around 7pm

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Perfect thanks,

I have called and asked about these and the lady said on the phone they should all be "nearly new" with no real marks on. She said any issues with them you have 30 days and no issues to refund or exchange if they have in stock.

Got one coming my way! Needed a new front room TV, Thanks guys!

Oh and BTW I managed to get one of the 50" for £540 too. great deal.

sancheez

See this quite a lot. But they stopped making the Kuro's years ago now. … See this quite a lot. But they stopped making the Kuro's years ago now. I'd be interested to see a comparison between a Kuro and a last generation Panasonic VT65. The VT65 is awesome. I'm not sure how a several years old Kuro, no matter how good they were at the time, can top it?



It would appear, on black levels at least, it does still top them! (Or it can if very well calibrated)

hdtvtest.co.uk/new…htm

Although they do mention that the newer Pannys do win out on colour reproduction and motion resolution. But still .... pretty good going for long discontinued models. And they all thrashed the LCD/LED based opposition. Even the giant 4k one ....
Edited by: "sancheez" 30th Jul 2014

out of stock damn as soon as I decided to buy it was unavailable

Silly Question maybe, but how do you know the optimum settings to calibrate it at?

You use pro calibration tools if you're serious about it.

Ordered this last week and it arrived yesterday. I've had 3 W series song tv'a over the years and know exactly what I'm looking for.

The set was Immaculate and I mean it was new, not a mark on it, no fingerprints nothing. The thing was pristine. Brand new sealed remotes.

I couldn't notice any viewing angle issues, and the lifter is amazing. I was going to send it back if there was anything wrong with it.

Anyone who orders won't be dissapointed.

Rather sadly I made a spreadsheet of all the picture settings from the various reviews and forums: drive.google.com/fil…ing
Edited by: "crangon" 30th Jul 2014
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