Sony 49XE9005 TV @ Hifi Confidential for £1,149 with free soundbar + 5 year guarantee + free delivery
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Sony 49XE9005 TV @ Hifi Confidential for £1,149 with free soundbar + 5 year guarantee + free delivery

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Found 6th Oct
Sony 49XE9005 available for £1,149 which includes a Sony HTCT290 soundbar which seems to retail for £199. The deal also includes 5 year guarantee and free delivery.

TV alone sells for £1,199 at the majority of retailers.

With the Latest Sony KD-49XE9005BU See brilliant 4K HDR pictures full of contrast, detail and clarity, all in a beautifully sleek design. It is an Ultra slim 4K HDR TV with 4K HDR Processor X1™, X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO and TRILUMINOS™ Display.

  • Amazing contrast with X-tended Dynamic Range PRO
  • Remarkable realism of 4K HDR Processor X1
  • Wide colour gamut with TRILUMINOS Display
  • Android TV for movies, games and connectivity
  • Explore new worlds with Android TV
  • Narrow aluminium frame
  • Cable management
  • Cable-free front
  • Motionflow™ XR keeps the action smooth
  • Object-based HDR remaster
  • Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR
  • Content Bar: find everything fast
  • Google Play: A world of content and apps

19 Comments

Hey buddy, isn't this your one? Yours arriving tomorrow?

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Greentrunk24 m ago

Hey buddy, isn't this your one? Yours arriving tomorrow?


That's right. Didn't need the Soundbar though luckily

Let's get to the detail that is always asked.

Is it RGBW?

Is it 10 bit?

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Dilithium15 m ago

Let's get to the detail that is always asked.Is it RGBW?Is it 10 bit?


It is 10 bit, not sure about RGBW.

Superb picture, purchased it around a month ago from JL. But please bare in mind it does have dark corners, which is a shame.

Is that local dimming?...See what I did there? Off to check out the specs of this...looks interesting....although I did see some test website slating one of the other manufacturers use of RGBW...so am a little cautious. Do the 9xxx's actually have local dimming I wonder, for the price hike over the 8xxx I hope it's more than just faster frame interpolation...going Googling...your patience is appreciated. Well done for getting to the end.

number1andy19 h, 16 m ago

Superb picture, purchased it around a month ago from JL. But please bare …Superb picture, purchased it around a month ago from JL. But please bare in mind it does have dark corners, which is a shame.

Hey @number1andy are these easily viable with a light scene? Did changing the settings alter/effect this?

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SleepyChris3 h, 58 m ago

Is that local dimming?...See what I did there? Off to check out the specs …Is that local dimming?...See what I did there? Off to check out the specs of this...looks interesting....although I did see some test website slating one of the other manufacturers use of RGBW...so am a little cautious. Do the 9xxx's actually have local dimming I wonder, for the price hike over the 8xxx I hope it's more than just faster frame interpolation...going Googling...your patience is appreciated. Well done for getting to the end.


It is local dimming, however the number of zones seems contentious

Greentrunk2 h, 12 m ago

Hey @number1andy are these easily viable with a light scene? Did changing …Hey @number1andy are these easily viable with a light scene? Did changing the settings alter/effect this?

Very visible with bright colours, I’m on holiday at the mo, but happy to upload a picture tomorrow when I get home! Changing the settings seems to make very little difference, possible downside to local dimming or iffy manufacturing...

But, picture is fantastic and I try not to stare at the corners!

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Initial views on the TV which arrived today. Very good image with sharp pictures and strong colours. Very uniform picture which is the big plus. No sign of DSE or light bleed which is a massive bug bear of mine. Some of the 4k test images from YouTube are phenomenal.

I'll feedback more when I've been able to calibrate but first impressions are good.

@number1andy that would be great to see and image. @mobily sounds like a sound purchase from what your saying. Is that pre tweaking of the picture settings what your experiencing?

mobily18 h, 31 m ago

It is local dimming, however the number of zones seems contentious

Thx

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Greentrunk13 h, 9 m ago

@number1andy that would be great to see and image. @mobily sounds like a …@number1andy that would be great to see and image. @mobily sounds like a sound purchase from what your saying. Is that pre tweaking of the picture settings what your experiencing?

Yes, pre tweaking

I'm interesting in this one as seems to be a good middle ground for a 4k set, but wondering if it's worth waiting to 2018 models?

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Had a couple of hours tweaking and have the following views:

- Picture quality is very good when you can get the settings right. I'm still not convinced I have the best settings but it's getting there.
- The picture does degrade quite considerably at an angle of 30 degrees. The image looks washed out, even the wife noticed it! Could be an issue if you watch it at an angle regularly.
- YouView. What the hell is this rubbish? It's slow, randomly disappears and generally annoying. Currently trying to figure out how to disable it and just use Freeview.
- 4k videos on YouTube are excellent (no HDR though). I haven't tried Netflix yet which apparently does have HDR.
- The TV can be sluggish I.e press the action menu and it can be a couple of seconds before the menu appears.
- Haven't noticed any DSE or dark corners. It seems very uniform.
- Motion is good but I'm still unsure of the right settings.

The main thing to impress is the picture quality and let's face it that is what you want in a TV.

@mobily Sounds good! Theres lots of stuff around about the Youview stuff and disabling it either on here or via Google. Sounds like your loving it! Im certainly leaning more towards this as my first 4k set now. Does standard HD freeview look good on it?

@mobily having the set now for almost a week, would you say its money well spent?

This 5 years, free soundbar, deal was on powerdirect.co.uk for £1099 until earlier today - it changed to £1199 minutes before I walked into RicherSounds to price check!
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