Refurbished Sony TVs back in stock (incl. 49" KD49X8309 4K TV £429) @ Sony Centres Direct
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Refurbished Sony TVs back in stock (incl. 49" KD49X8309 4K TV £429) @ Sony Centres Direct

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Found 14th Mar 2016
Lots of the models previously posted are back in stock! Probably not many of each available.

"Refurbished models are products returned to Sony under the following circumstances: change of mind, faulty out of box, box damage or minor cosmetic imperfections. These products will be fully tested and repaired where necessary by an authorised repair centre. Whilst many of these products will be in as good as new condition, we cannot guarantee refurbished products sold will be delivered in the original packaging and may have minor cosmetic imperfections such as scratches, marks or discoloration. All refurbished products come with a minimum 12 months manufacturer's warranty."

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Potential bargain. Potential complete waste of a weekend trying to correct a faulty TV.
Being returned tomorrow.
Proceed with caution, and be prepared to wait 2 weeks minimum for a refund if its a wrong un.
You have been warned.
alot more bargains on the website. i have a tv and a freesat recorder box brought refurbished. no issues with either and as new
I've had two returned due to bad backlight bleed.
Monkey nuts 2

I've had two returned due to bad backlight bleed.



Which models?
Shame they don't offer payment terms or I'd have that 55" HDR compatible set!
Heat but not for me as it says 3D payment required etc...
tom6195

Which models?



49x8309
Any thoughts on the KD65X9005CBU? reviews seem posotive.

Thanks
Ordered the 55xd509 but cancelled due to the horror stories that are on the Sony forum. £599 was a great price, and good reviews for picture quality, but didn't want the risk. Prefer to spend more on something that works. Plus not true HDR, 8bit panel, and no hdmi 2.0a, so only available from streaming sources. Good prices though so heat.
mw77

Ordered the 55xd509 but cancelled due to the horror stories that are on … Ordered the 55xd509 but cancelled due to the horror stories that are on the Sony forum. £599 was a great price, and good reviews for picture quality, but didn't want the risk. Prefer to spend more on something that works. Plus not true HDR, 8bit panel, and no hdmi 2.0a, so only available from streaming sources. Good prices though so heat.



"55x8509"
mw77

Ordered the 55xd509 but cancelled due to the horror stories that are on … Ordered the 55xd509 but cancelled due to the horror stories that are on the Sony forum. £599 was a great price, and good reviews for picture quality, but didn't want the risk. Prefer to spend more on something that works. Plus not true HDR, 8bit panel, and no hdmi 2.0a, so only available from streaming sources. Good prices though so heat.



It does have HDMI 2.0a. Sony haven't stated if it's 8 or 10 bit, it's rumoured to be 10 bit.
I'm another one waiting to return faulty TV, it did work fine for 5 mins!!

That's a chance we take buying refurbished TVs from this site. However really not the easiest site to deal with for sorting out returns. Would I purchase buy another one from this site....still not sure if its worth all the hassle, especially as there does seem a particularly high percentage of their refurbished TVs not working.
zuchian

I'm another one waiting to return faulty TV, it did work fine for 5 … I'm another one waiting to return faulty TV, it did work fine for 5 mins!!That's a chance we take buying refurbished TVs from this site. However really not the easiest site to deal with for sorting out returns. Would I purchase buy another one from this site....still not sure if its worth all the hassle, especially as there does seem a particularly high percentage of their refurbished TVs not working.




I hear you....
zuchian

I'm another one waiting to return faulty TV, it did work fine for 5 … I'm another one waiting to return faulty TV, it did work fine for 5 mins!!That's a chance we take buying refurbished TVs from this site. However really not the easiest site to deal with for sorting out returns. Would I purchase buy another one from this site....still not sure if its worth all the hassle, especially as there does seem a particularly high percentage of their refurbished TVs not working.



What's not working then? Won't with on at all? DOA?
I'm still waiting for my dead on arrival one to be collected after a week.
BarGin

I'm still waiting for my dead on arrival one to be collected after a week.


Be aware that the courier might just pitch up to collect it without anybody telling you.
Sound base at £59, but bad either.

Edit: excuse the rant, just went off on one without thinking.

"Refurbished" is a total gamble with Sony, I'm not even sure they bother giving them a quick wipe down; they certainly don't do any repairs. Most of the time, you have to just hope that whatever the set they send you has wrong with it doesn't bother you as much as the person who returned it. One of the sets they sent me had a huge bend in the side, spectacularly deforming the backlight, and a massive hole in the bottom. The one I settled with always thinks it has headphones plugged in and so has to have the detection of them turned off in the settings. Still got one sitting waiting for someone to collect nearby a fortnight after requesting a return.

shindigger

Be aware that the courier might just pitch up to collect it without … Be aware that the courier might just pitch up to collect it without anybody telling you.


Which is wonderful when the store's told you they'd contact you beforehand to let you know when it'd be. It's not like most people can just take days on end off work just in case the courier arrives.

Edited by: "a-j" 14th Mar 2016
mw77

Ordered the 55xd509 but cancelled due to the horror stories that are on … Ordered the 55xd509 but cancelled due to the horror stories that are on the Sony forum. £599 was a great price, and good reviews for picture quality, but didn't want the risk. Prefer to spend more on something that works. Plus not true HDR, 8bit panel, and no hdmi 2.0a, so only available from streaming sources. Good prices though so heat.



I have this tv. lived with it through all the issues posted on the sony forum, everyone of my issues now sorted. so glad I didn't return it the numerous times I was going too. its an excellent tv. at under £600 its a no brainer
Edited by: "Deedie" 14th Mar 2016
I too have this TV, bought in December through currys, had nothing but issues from it, everything from completely freezing to switching itself on and off, had an update about 2 days ago, so far things seem much better the TV I alot more responsive and hasn't crashed! however they still haven't enabled the hdd recording features or the picture in picture feature
dead4red69

It does have HDMI 2.0a. Sony haven't stated if it's 8 or 10 bit, it's … It does have HDMI 2.0a. Sony haven't stated if it's 8 or 10 bit, it's rumoured to be 10 bit.



Is there any proof of this?
Not sure if any of these are that good a price.

1080p tv's are getting old now, by next year they will become less and less available brand new and i reckon they will be around this price brand new - they will feel very old tech come next year. Regardless of the argument that there isnt much content, manufacturers are putting all efforts into 4k now , I dont know if they will still make 40"+ 1080 sets come 2017. Obviously at around the 32" and under level 1080 will be the norm.

4k's are getting increasingly cheaper, im think im going to run my 1080 set for another year then go up to the one of next years 4k sets. Im not sure its a good time to buy a 4k set either at its pretty early days and they are only going to get better, hence why im waiting at least another year for a 4k set, but no big worries as I already have a 4 year old 1080 Sony which does the job.

I laughed at the 720p 32" set they are selling for £149, plenty of brand new 1080 sets from lg and samsung for £200 or under brand new.

Edited by: "usman330" 14th Mar 2016
The 43w807 could well be the one I returned to AO.com recently with horrendous backlight bleed. luckily the replacement was much better. some bargains available for those that don't mind taking the risk. Heat added
usman330

Not sure if any of these are that good a price.1080p tv's are getting old … Not sure if any of these are that good a price.1080p tv's are getting old now, by next year they will become less and less available brand new and i reckon they will be around this price brand new - they will feel very old tech come next year. Regardless of the argument that there isnt much content, manufacturers are putting all efforts into 4k now , I dont know if they will still make 40"+ 1080 sets come 2017. Obviously at around the 32" and under level 1080 will be the norm.4k's are getting increasingly cheaper, im think im going to run my 1080 set for another year then go up to the one of next years 4k sets. Im not sure its a good time to buy a 4k set either at its pretty early days and they are only going to get better, hence why im waiting at least another year for a 4k set, but no big worries as I already have a 4 year old 1080 Sony which does the job.I laughed at the 720p 32" set they are selling for £149, plenty of brand new 1080 sets from lg and samsung for £200 or under brand new.



​The 50 inch sets are cheaper at Currys - £569. Not such a good deal really for those sets.

Not voted either way.
I know these deals get lots of heat but they must be killing Sonys sales. I can't be the only one who sees lots of refurbs and it puts me right off the brand. Was going to buy one but see far to many of the deals on here.
joshkearnss

I too have this TV, bought in December through currys, had nothing but … I too have this TV, bought in December through currys, had nothing but issues from it, everything from completely freezing to switching itself on and off, had an update about 2 days ago, so far things seem much better the TV I alot more responsive and hasn't crashed! however they still haven't enabled the hdd recording features or the picture in picture feature


The HDD recording and PIP now work as I am using it, make sure you have Youview disabled. Model SONY KD55X8509CBU
Edited by: "hecs1234" 15th Mar 2016
Reading all the comments about returns, I think it is too much of a risk buying from the Sony outlet.
I have mine KD43X8309CBU delivered yesterday, not any problem yet and quite impressed. But there is no touch controller compared to Samsung's products and you have to buy one
Hmmm ... shall I risk it with the KD55x8509CBU?
usman330

Not sure if any of these are that good a price.1080p tv's are getting old … Not sure if any of these are that good a price.1080p tv's are getting old now, by next year they will become less and less available brand new and i reckon they will be around this price brand new - they will feel very old tech come next year. Regardless of the argument that there isnt much content, manufacturers are putting all efforts into 4k now , I dont know if they will still make 40"+ 1080 sets come 2017. Obviously at around the 32" and under level 1080 will be the norm.4k's are getting increasingly cheaper, im think im going to run my 1080 set for another year then go up to the one of next years 4k sets. Im not sure its a good time to buy a 4k set either at its pretty early days and they are only going to get better, hence why im waiting at least another year for a 4k set, but no big worries as I already have a 4 year old 1080 Sony which does the job.I laughed at the 720p 32" set they are selling for £149, plenty of brand new 1080 sets from lg and samsung for £200 or under brand new.


That's a lovely story. My 42" 720p Sammy Plasma has a picture quality which positively p****s on the majority of LED TVs currently available, resolution aside. Give my HDR over 4k any day
As the majority of material I watch is still SD, it does a far better job of upscaling to 720p (which looks great from 8 feet away) than SD material does on the current crop of full HD and 4k boxes.
Once the majority of material moves to HD I may reconsider. That or the Sammy packs up.
usman330

Not sure if any of these are that good a price.1080p tv's are getting old … Not sure if any of these are that good a price.1080p tv's are getting old now, by next year they will become less and less available brand new and i reckon they will be around this price brand new - they will feel very old tech come next year. Regardless of the argument that there isnt much content, manufacturers are putting all efforts into 4k now , I dont know if they will still make 40"+ 1080 sets come 2017. Obviously at around the 32" and under level 1080 will be the norm.4k's are getting increasingly cheaper, im think im going to run my 1080 set for another year then go up to the one of next years 4k sets. Im not sure its a good time to buy a 4k set either at its pretty early days and they are only going to get better, hence why im waiting at least another year for a 4k set, but no big worries as I already have a 4 year old 1080 Sony which does the job.I laughed at the 720p 32" set they are selling for £149, plenty of brand new 1080 sets from lg and samsung for £200 or under brand new.



Fully agree. No matter what the gurus say about not being able to differentiate PQ between a 50 inch 4K vs 1080p panel from a 'normal' viewing distance, I can.

I'm waiting for the 4K OLED 55 inchers to come down in price, will buy with a 5 year warranty from either JL or RS and spread the cost with a 0% interest credit card over 20 months or so. I spend a few hours in front of the TV everyday, if I keep it for 5 years a sub- £2000 4K 55 inch OLED TV (prices appear to be headed towards that direction by end-year) will cost me around a quid per day. It's not a bad price to pay for future proof tech that will make you smile every time you watch a movie.

I won't be taking a punt on a £600 refurb with a 1 year warranty which may need replacement every few years due to breakdowns not being covered by the shorter warranty. Just too much hassle and grief for me.

Horses for courses of course. For the price this is a good deal if you get a good 'un, you accept its limitations AND it lasts 4-5 years, hence heated.

Edited by: "hcc27" 15th Mar 2016
Can additional warranty be purchased?
beaware that they are not HDR the way it is meant, you will not get HDR from an ultra bluray player, only for downloadable contents
Additional warranty CAN be purchased, I rang one of the branches to confirm, saying specifically I was buying a refurb.

Bought a 55x9305 for £999 plus 5 year warranty for £140 - a number of warranty options available online, just check with your local store to find out the right one for the product you're buying.
Mine arrived and discovered over the weekend and found serious fault in the panel, not just minor cosmetic issue. Possibly down to courier mishandling. The packaging for tv was ridiculous, and was loose in the box, with metal stand badly scratching the tv. Hoping to get a refund sorted, has been a very stressful experience.

Also not impressed with the performance, it is 4k tv, but I feel picture on my 5 year old set (panel has failed) was better, and that was old lcd technology and basic 1080p model.There are firmware limitations, if you enable youview which is very sluggish, you can't use hdd recording or the satellite inputs.

Looks very stylish though
Too risky and not worth the hastle for me.Rather pay a few quid more and get a spanker with 6 years warranty.
The BDP72000 looks a good buy at £89.99 centresdirect.co.uk/p-1…spx

Any one chanced a blu-ray player from them previously?
Bristler

Additional warranty CAN be purchased, I rang one of the branches to … Additional warranty CAN be purchased, I rang one of the branches to confirm, saying specifically I was buying a refurb.Bought a 55x9305 for £999 plus 5 year warranty for £140 - a number of warranty options available online, just check with your local store to find out the right one for the product you're buying.



That's good to know, I went for the 55" which looks like it's being handled by the Wolves store - should I ring them once it's arrived and I'm happy with the tv before asking about extended warranty?
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