Sony 43" KD-43XD8088BU 4K Ultra HD HDR Bravia Smart LED TV - £588.05 Tesco Direct
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Sony 43" KD-43XD8088BU 4K Ultra HD HDR Bravia Smart LED TV - £588.05 Tesco Direct

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Found 2nd Nov 2016Made hot 2nd Nov 2016
This is the TV to buy if you are after a 4K HDR TV with a 10bit panel and don't want to break the bank. A great TV for the soon to be released PS4 Pro, Xbox One S or even your PC as a big gaming monitor as the TV has a fast response time regarding motion blur.

A TV with a 10bit panel can display up to 1.07 billion colours compared to the standard TVs out there with a 8bit panel which can display up to 16.7 million colours.

The TV has a VA panel and is edge lit. VA panels have a narrower viewing angle compared to IPS panels but a higher contrast ratio so black levels are better and the image will look more vivid.

The 49" and above models of this TV have IPS panels so the image quality won't be as good as this 43" VA model. Below is a review of the US version of this TV:

uk.rtings.com/tv/…00d

Remember, the differences between SDR and HDR can't be completely shown on your monitor or mobile, it has to be seen in person.

Product details:

The Sony Bravia XD80 is a 4K TV packed with powerful technologies including the new Android TV platform. With the brilliance of 4K clarity and the brightness, colour and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR), the XD80 brings all your entertainment to life. Images are sharpened and refined using Sony’s 4K X-Reality PRO picture processing which upscales and enhances every pixel for remarkable clarity. Colours are also impressive, with the TRILUMINOS display expanding the range of colours you see on screen.

Opening a world of possibilities, Android TV on the Sony Bravia XD80 gives you all the personalization, intelligence and entertainment of your smartphone, on the big screen. From movies and TV shows to thousands of apps, Sony’s Android TV brings you everything in an instant. Entertainment options are further enhanced with the built-in Freeview HD tuner and a special 7-day scroll back TV guide which brings together catch up TV from across BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.

The Sony Bravia XD80 is compatible with PlayStation Now, a cloud gaming service that lets you stream a selection of the biggest and best PS3 games to your TV without the need to own a disc or buy a download.

32 Comments

soon to be released ps4?
or how about already released xbox one s with its HDR games like gears of war 4 and forza horizon 3, stunning graphics

and in recent test on the gadget show, the people picked good old HD over 4K and HDR lol

no 6 year guarantee?

will buy when i get paid my benefits

same price on Amazon too

Far too expensive for the size in my opinion, but some people will pay because it's a Sony

For a 10 bit panel this is a deal. voted hot.

chasolo

and in recent test on the gadget show, the people picked good old HD over … and in recent test on the gadget show, the people picked good old HD over 4K and HDR lol



​i swear the old panni high end plasma beat these new oled 4k hdr tvs ect

we taken step backwards...long live the plasma

ashmac

​i swear the old panni high end plasma beat these new oled 4k hdr tvs ect … ​i swear the old panni high end plasma beat these new oled 4k hdr tvs ect we taken step backwards...long live the plasma




Agreed. I've got a 7 year old FHD 42 inch Panny plasma and haven't seen owt so far that blows it away when it comes to PQ/motion rendering...quite depressing, really.

chasolo

and in recent test on the gadget show, the people picked good old HD over … and in recent test on the gadget show, the people picked good old HD over 4K and HDR lol



To be fair this is The Gadget Show we're talking about - where, for example, they were seriously suggesting that you don't need a proper camera anymore cos a phone does everything.

So is this a proper hdr TV?

43" is simply way too small for a 4K TV. You need a large screen to see the benefits from this resolution. I'd argue 50" is the minimum (and yes, I know mobile phones have 4K displays now... You also read them much closer to your eyes than you do a TV!)

But 43" is a good size if your living room is small-ish and you don't want it consumed by a Telly.....

This is the right size for us, we currently have a 37" 720p Pana - plasma, the overall footprint would be similar to this

kadooosh

So is this a proper hdr TV?



It looks like it is not the rtrings review (link above)tested peak brightness and it does not come close to the minimum requirement for premium uhd certification.

May do 10bit processing for HDR10 but isnt the panel only 8bit+FRC?

powerbrick

May do 10bit processing for HDR10 but isnt the panel only 8bit+FRC?


Almost certainly peak brightness and the price point indicate this.Doesn't mean this is a bad set mind you but perhaps not what you were thinking you were buying going by the claims being made.

im not buying anything but uhd premium

Price matched on Amazon
Edited by: "Tom1301" 2nd Nov 2016

bellboys

Agreed. I've got a 7 year old FHD 42 inch Panny plasma and haven't seen … Agreed. I've got a 7 year old FHD 42 inch Panny plasma and haven't seen owt so far that blows it away when it comes to PQ/motion rendering...quite depressing, really.



Disagree the new panels are much better, I had plasmas for years. LCDs still a little too sensitive over poor sources but given an HDR source, Amp and TV there just isn't a comparison... go check it out.

neildodsworth

Disagree the new panels are much better, I had plasmas for years. LCDs … Disagree the new panels are much better, I had plasmas for years. LCDs still a little too sensitive over poor sources but given an HDR source, Amp and TV there just isn't a comparison... go check it out.



How about for watching the footie?

puzl

43" is simply way too small for a 4K TV. You need a large screen to see … 43" is simply way too small for a 4K TV. You need a large screen to see the benefits from this resolution. I'd argue 50" is the minimum (and yes, I know mobile phones have 4K displays now... You also read them much closer to your eyes than you do a TV!)



​I'm sorry but I disagree. I've seen the charts with viewing distance/TV size etc but I have also seen a friend's 43" 4k Sony playing YouTube videos and the PQ was unreal.. so clear and vibrant. I was sat a good 1-2m away too.

I agree it is a good price for 'Sony'. I have not voted cold either because I respect the OP's effort. My question is should we buy an overpriced product when we have plenty of other products of the same quality which cost less?

What's the input lag for gaming like on this?

Original Poster

rafalution2

What's the input lag for gaming like on this?



http://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2016/11/02/lag.jpg

Doesn't seem to be in stock now. Amazon are no longer price matching but Argos are doing it for slightly more at £620.

If you're still interested in this TV, bear in mind that it isn't UHD because it's peak brightness doesn't hit 1000 nits. You'll get a wide gamut of colour thanks to the 10 bit panel but the contrast won't be as good as it should be.

Original Poster

Yes it's out of stock at the moment but the price has dropped to £588.05.

rafalution2

What's the input lag for gaming like on this?


I got this TV from richer sounds only 3 days ago, (i paid £649 with 6 year guarantee) its got a Game mode on the picture settings which makes it good for playing fast pace games like BF4,

smokenlazer

I got this TV from richer sounds only 3 days ago, (i paid £649 with 6 … I got this TV from richer sounds only 3 days ago, (i paid £649 with 6 year guarantee) its got a Game mode on the picture settings which makes it good for playing fast pace games like BF4,



Sounds good! Deciding to get this or the samsung KS7500 for games like BF1.

rafalution2

Sounds good! Deciding to get this or the samsung KS7500 for games like … Sounds good! Deciding to get this or the samsung KS7500 for games like BF1.



I too was also stuck between those 2 TVs but ivwent with Sony cause its £150 cheaper and it hasn't got the super large footprint like the samsung. I prefer the stand in the middle of tv. Makes it easier to turn round on my shelf when im in bed.

back in stock and just ordered

10 bit panel
i.imgur.com/ko3…jpg
It is important that you connect the Xbox One S/PS4 Pro onto the HDMI 2 or 3 and that you change the 'HDMI signal format' to 'Enhanced format' in the input menu from the Android TV 'Home'.
Edited by: "budgio" 15th Nov 2016

Good deal. I'm thinking of getting this to replace my Samsung H6400. I'm finding the picture quite soft with motion when gaming.

The only problem I gave is that I'm housebound and won't be able to take a look before I buy. Does anyone know if Tesco allow the return of TVs in their 30 days returns policy if they'd been opened and briefly checked?

Thanks
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