SONY BRAVIA 55W809CBU Smart 3D 55" LED TV Full HD 1080P, £649 @ Currys
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SONY BRAVIA 55W809CBU Smart 3D 55" LED TV Full HD 1080P, £649 @ Currys

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Found 20th Nov 2015
Bring the cinema home with the Sony BRAVIA 55W809CBU Smart 3D 55" LED TV. Immerse yourself in Full HD 3D viewing, all in the comfort of your living room.

Picture quality like never before

With X-Reality PRO technology built into the BRAVIA 55W809C Android TV, you can enjoy the very best viewing in your living room.

Whether you're settling down to a film or streaming a video from your mobile device, this technology analyses the scene to provide you with the perfect image. It compares the scene to a database of images, and sharpens the image and refines detail in nanoseconds
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No 4k ?????
Looking to replace this for my 10 year old 50inch Plasma, I know 4K is there, is it Necessary when I watch almost all the content SD and SkyHD. Hope JL will price match for 5 year warranty. OLED will be affordable next 2-3 years. Good for gaming 20ms.
Edited by: "moonkala" 20th Nov 2015
does anyone know if there is much difference picture wise etc between this model and the KDL55W805CBU
seert

does anyone know if there is much difference picture wise etc between … does anyone know if there is much difference picture wise etc between this model and the KDL55W805CBU



​1000hz compared 800hz I think
moonkala

Looking to replace this for my 10 year old 50inch Plasma, I know 4K is … Looking to replace this for my 10 year old 50inch Plasma, I know 4K is there, is it Necessary when I watch almost all the content SD and SkyHD. Hope JL will price match for 5 year warranty. OLED will be affordable next 2-3 years. Good for gaming 20ms.


Sky have just announced their 4K service for early 2016. Might be worth waiting to see pricing, channels, quality etc.
A good excuse for sky to charge an extra £10.00 per month plus more for a new box.
4k can only work if the equipment (camera) captures the images. the equipment to processthe captured images, then released (possibly in the form of a disc) that then needs another piece of equipment to send that to a 4k TV. 1080p in my opinion, isn't utilised to its fullest, so i am not convinced how the film and TV industry will ditch standard HD and rush out to film and broadcast in 4k. i think this is a great deal, don't get bogged down too much with 4k. it would be good if you can get this with some kind of warranty
i've just sent a request to JL to see if they would price match it. will update when i get a response
Make sure you read this thread.

https://community.sony.co.uk/t5/televisions/2015-bravia-android-tv-issues/td-p/1949079/page/270

Recent Sony TV owners are doing anything they can do get refunds. You really would have to be brave to buy the 2015 Android version!
is there anything that 4k is good for at the minute? i only watch sky hd and the odd downloaded movie, maybe put the ps3 on once in a while. I just want a lrger screen that can play USB files
did any one get one? any good?
austinc

is there anything that 4k is good for at the minute? i only watch sky hd … is there anything that 4k is good for at the minute? i only watch sky hd and the odd downloaded movie, maybe put the ps3 on once in a while. I just want a lrger screen that can play USB files




Reality is no, some Netflix stuff or gaming, yes sky have come out but by the time there is 4K adoption we will be on to the next big thing and the move there is already starting though at a much higher cost. Upscaling is good though but like 3D, Betamax, laser disks you might find there is no point in 4K. Even smart a gimmick until the tv companies stop supporting it, just look how many moans there was when iplayer wasn't updated on some brands. If you need a new to at the moment you can't go wrong with a non smart non 3D tv, and a casting device.
There is very unlikely to be a move to any resolution above 4K. The reason is the cinema distribution industry (let alone the production) are quite happy (and currently equipped) for 4K, albeit a slightly higher 4K res than domestic 4K TVs.

The majority of TV channels, terrestrial or otherwise, still service an SD audience....even if that is declining. Bigger TV corps and companies like the Beeb have already spent millions on upgrading to 1080.... and they won't be upgrading to 4K on a massive scale until they are sure 4K is the end of the road (oh the irony). That is a long way off given the Net won't deliver true 4K (for most people) for a long time.

The only sector that could have shifted folks to 4K on masse was the gaming sector. Sony and Microsoft missed the boat with their consoles and for quite a while you'll only have a handful of gaming geeks with beefy PC's hooked up to their TV's that can play games in 4K.

So the only place 4K will grow (slowly) is the VOD services (Netflix, Sky, etc) providing films (mostly) that have been shot in this res to start with. I am reasonably certain of all this because I worked in the TV production business for 15 years before going independent 10 years ago. When I left mainstream TV the big corps were only starting to look at shifting across upgrading to 1080. Ironically the last company I worked for, the biggest global shopping channel, still hasn't upgraded to 1080.

I'm afraid chaps it's all about the 'returns' and right now only VOD services, TV manufacturers/retailers and camcorders/phone producers have any chance of making money out of 4K. But these aren't the mainstream entertainment providers that you go home and watch each night.

Looking forward to 8K seems pretty daft right now, putting aside all the arguments aimed at 4K over what the eye can see at a comfortable distance. Of course someone will come back and say it's just around the corner... but they obviously don't understand how the industry works. I remember seeing high definition TV tests out in Japan on Tomorrow's World as a child (I'm 48 now), but it's only just arrived.

So 4K yes, it will is/will happen along with HDR, higher frame rates and other goodies.... but slowly. 8K.... not in my lifetime I'd be willing to bet!



Edited by: "Noddydog" 21st Nov 2015
Just wanted to let people know the Sony 4k 55X8005C will be on the lightning deals tomorrow midday!
does this have passive or active 3D?
Trusted Reviews said the image from this tv is close to 4k, with great depth and clarity. Good HD or Blu-ray needed for this of course. Sky 4k will be the end of 2016 with a hefty fee on top of what we're already paying. 4k streaming needs fibre to show the quality off, more expense. According to the tv shop guys, there's no BBC 4k in sight, remember all the current TV's have freeview hd tuners built in. The programs on SKY will be limited at the start with sports and some drama. If it's out like HD, it could take years. Even now some HD looks terrible with poor sound. The future is OLED with deep blacks, the base for a great picture and wide plasma type viewing angles. This Sony 55 will bridge the gap, until OLED is cheap and there's more 4k content.
Freeman1UK

does this have passive or active 3D?


I am sure it's active.
What's the difference between this to and the W829?
Any idea if it upscales non 4k content?
pops1975

Any idea if it upscales non 4k content?



It's not a 4K set..
from JL regarding price match


Thank you for your price match request for the Sony Bravia KDL55W80 LED HD 1080p 3D Android TV, 55" with Freeview HD and Built-In Wi-Fi in Black.

In order to apply a price reduction on a purchase, the criteria in our pricing policy must be met. I regret that after review the request you have submitted does not match all or parts of this policy.

John Lewis will validate a price match if the competitor's product is identical to the product we sell in terms of make, model number, colour and size. This approach ensures consistency for all our customers and ensures the policy is transparent.

The television you have seen at Currys has the model number 55W809CBU whereas the television at John Lewis is the 55W805CBU - these are not the same product as illustrated on the Sony website here.

Therefore, on this occasion I am sorry I cannot match the price offered by Currys. If you would like to view more information about Never Knowingly Undersold and our pricing you can do so on our website.
08sam1

Just wanted to let people know the Sony 4k 55X8005C will be on the … Just wanted to let people know the Sony 4k 55X8005C will be on the lightning deals tomorrow midday!


Thanks Sam, this is sooooo hard Im trying to hold till black friday. So many good prices for 55" at the moment. Think 55 is becoming the new 42.
parkersblock

It's not a 4K set..




Good point lol and not to mention 4k tv's will not be upscaling the SD programmes any better than the 1080 tv's do. For those of us who don't have sky any more or cable most of our viewing is in SD. On some programmes the sound is poor on HD so end up watching the SD channels instead. Personally I think the tv industry should concentrate on transmitting more terrestrial channels in HD and forget about 4k. Looks like it's not going to happen for a long time except for Sky who will welcome the opportunity to exploit more money from the viewer for 4k transmissions. Glad I kicked them into touch. My new tv bought in January ended up being free in money I had saved by not subscribing anymore to their repeat, repeat and yet more repeats service.
McHotpoon

Thanks Sam, this is sooooo hard Im trying to hold till black friday. So … Thanks Sam, this is sooooo hard Im trying to hold till black friday. So many good prices for 55" at the moment. Think 55 is becoming the new 42.


I am after a 55" so please let me know if you find a cracking deal...cheers.
Noddydog

Make sure you read this thread. … Make sure you read this thread. https://community.sony.co.uk/t5/televisions/2015-bravia-android-tv-issues/td-p/1949079/page/270Recent Sony TV owners are doing anything they can do get refunds. You really would have to be brave to buy the 2015 Android version!




That's a lot of posts since June. One of the most interesting ones though was why there wasn't many amazon reviews and NO reviews on REVOO. That is surprising. Have they been pulled. A few reviews on REVOO for the previous model and all with the same issues about having to reboot, lipsync issues etc. I think this is one tv I will give a miss until Sony get it sorted. Also mentioned about the cheap processor is worrying.

Edited by: "Smartguy1" 21st Nov 2015

princeprecious

I am after a 55" so please let me know if you find a cracking … I am after a 55" so please let me know if you find a cracking deal...cheers.


If I find something that makes me bite and its not already posted I'll post it. I do have a spreadsheet with the models Im intrested in, good to look at rtings.com as they list useful things like native refresh and input lag.
Edited by: "McHotpoon" 21st Nov 2015
McHotpoon

If I find something that makes me bite and its not already posted I'll … If I find something that makes me bite and its not already posted I'll post it. I do have a spreadsheet with the models Im intrested in, good to look at rtings.com as they list useful things like native refresh and input lag.


pls try to send me a msg too if you can as i may miss a general post don't come here too often. cheers.
princeprecious

pls try to send me a msg too if you can as i may miss a general post … pls try to send me a msg too if you can as i may miss a general post don't come here too often. cheers.


Ok np.
Bought one from currys today. When everything is setup and powered on, internal crack is visible on the flashing screen. Will bring it back to currys and hopefully get a replacement.
Does anyone know if this will support HDR?
pops1975

Any idea if it upscales non 4k content?



​Sorry my bad - been looking at too many Sony threads.
My reply from jl regarding price match

I have looked into your request and will be happy to match the price of £649.00 for the Sony Bravia KDL55W80 LED HD 1080p 3D Android TV seen at Currys.

To place this order with us please visit our website. When you have received your items(s) and are satisfied with your purchase, please let me know by return email and I will process a refund of the price difference. Please remember to include your order number.

Once you contact us to confirm that you are happy with your goods, we will process your refund and you will see this in your account within five working days. You will not need to take any further action.

When placing your order, you will be charged full price initially and then refunded once you have confirmed that you are keeping the order. A maximum of 1 item can be ordered.

This price match and query number is valid for one purchase only and cannot be shared with friends or family. Please also note that the price match above is only valid for orders placed with John Lewis.com and cannot be used in store. You should place your order within 28 days from today. If you are unable to place your order within 28 days, please submit a new request via our website.

If you wish to view more information about Never Knowingly Undersold or our pricing policy, you can do so on our website. johnlewis.com/ins…icy
McHotpoon

Thanks Sam, this is sooooo hard Im trying to hold till black friday. So … Thanks Sam, this is sooooo hard Im trying to hold till black friday. So many good prices for 55" at the moment. Think 55 is becoming the new 42.


I would wait if i were you, i know samsung will be going hot for black friday, and if not for black friday defo for christmas, last year they were giving 300 pounds cashback with their tvs, defo worth it
That's the standard JL price match email. With price match and 5 year warranty it's about time more of us ditched the well known high street store, or should I say retail park store and buy from JL. No I don't work for them but companies like C****s should be offering longer guarantees like JL do.

I just read JL's guarantee and it looks ok to me.

johnlewis.com/ins…ees
kaz5890

My reply from jl regarding price matchI have looked into your request and … My reply from jl regarding price matchI have looked into your request and will be happy to match the price of £649.00 for the Sony Bravia KDL55W80 LED HD 1080p 3D Android TV seen at Currys.To place this order with us please visit our website. When you have received your items(s) and are satisfied with your purchase, please let me know by return email and I will process a refund of the price difference. Please remember to include your order number.Once you contact us to confirm that you are happy with your goods, we will process your refund and you will see this in your account within five working days. You will not need to take any further action.When placing your order, you will be charged full price initially and then refunded once you have confirmed that you are keeping the order. A maximum of 1 item can be ordered.This price match and query number is valid for one purchase only and cannot be shared with friends or family. Please also note that the price match above is only valid for orders placed with John Lewis.com and cannot be used in store. You should place your order within 28 days from today. If you are unable to place your order within 28 days, please submit a new request via our website.If you wish to view more information about Never Knowingly Undersold or our pricing policy, you can do so on our website. http://www.johnlewis.com/inspiration-and-advice/never-knowingly-undersold-policy



I just got a reply from JL - different model so cannot price match
Yes, JL don't do this model. I was having a look at the 50" of this tv in Currys today at £549.00. Cracking tv for the money and Currys had it playing normal tv, you know what most us watch when not using VOD services. This is how tv's should be presented in the shops and not on the manufacturer's usb sticks. They must have run out of samsung sticks as on the Samsung 50JU6800 they had an LG stick in the back of it !!
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