Sony Bravia 55XE9005 55" 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV - £880 @ John Lewis Birmingham instore
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Sony Bravia 55XE9005 55" 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV - £880 @ John Lewis Birmingham instore

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LocalFound 13th Mar
Just spotted this fantastic tv at JL at Birmingham New street..hope this helps some one

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Awesome price for the 55”
Great instore price and pics @hr07 and thanks for taking the time to share your first deal with the forum.
Looks like an open box return, so it'll help precisely 1 person. But I'm pretty sure JL still do 5 year guarantees on open box stuff so looks like a good shout.
Not a fan of LCD's but this is a great price. Hot from me.
Great deal. 200 quid cheaper than I paid
Customer return but still good price with the warranty. Fantastic TV
I’d have snapped this up straight away, need a reduction online soon
Amazing price! A good few hundred cheaper than what it is online. If it comes with 5 year warranty then it's even better!
For those like me that are wondering if it can be delivered to another shop or if it’s still available, save yourself a phone call the answer is No to both.
One for the fanboy's . Sony are not renouned for firmware updates , Freezing
Edited by: "hotdealretards" 13th Mar
chriskautz3 m ago

One for the fanboy's . Sony are not renouned for firmware updates , …One for the fanboy's . Sony are not renouned for firmware updates , Freezing


comedian
I guess your a fanboy ... go ahead and buy it .. I'm the one who will still be laughing
chriskautz2 h, 20 m ago

I guess your a fanboy ... go ahead and buy it .. I'm the one who will …I guess your a fanboy ... go ahead and buy it .. I'm the one who will still be laughing


find me a similar TV which is FALD and has good HDR for a similar price and i will listen.... however AFAIK in the 2017 sets this is the only one which ticks the boxes for the price.
I am actually looking for a 55 - 65" TV . I actually look at the specs and the support for a Tv .. Hey . You want to buy it , go for it . I personally wouldn't touch it . I would sooner spend a little more and have full support for Dolby Vision etc . Plenty of reviews for this POS . Go figure
I have this... And for picture quality..awesome.. everything else..mediocre..I have a LG and Samsung in the house. this is the best.
Masteryates5 h, 46 m ago

Not a fan of LCD's but this is a great price. Hot from me.



Have you seen RTing's test for Oled? especially the new test, 2 of the 6 TV already have problem with burn in 4 week. sure it have great pic quality, but it life time and durability is just not worth it. Either wait a few more year for break through or microled TV.

chriskautz53 m ago

I am actually looking for a 55 - 65" TV . I actually look at the specs and …I am actually looking for a 55 - 65" TV . I actually look at the specs and the support for a Tv .. Hey . You want to buy it , go for it . I personally wouldn't touch it . I would sooner spend a little more and have full support for Dolby Vision etc . Plenty of reviews for this POS . Go figure



Its fine if you dont like Sony TV, but saying only fanboy buys it or a POS is too much, isnt it? Almost every TV reviewer say this and it higher end brother(which has Dolby vision) is the best performance and bang for bucks LED TV of 2017.

LG and Panasonic only offer low end LCD in 2017. Samsung is massively over price yet perform worst than their KS model. which still haven't honoured their day one promise of HDR10 or game mode bug fix
Edited by: "sion22" 13th Mar
ebay coop similar sony 4k 55" on around £500.
Only reason Sony are crap . is the lack of updates , forums are full of irate buyers that have bought Sony product and they have been promised so much by Sony ,only to be let down , time and time again . You either have to be a fanboy or have a screw loose to even contemplate purchasing
sion2227 m ago

Have you seen RTing's test for Oled? especially the new test, 2 of the 6 …Have you seen RTing's test for Oled? especially the new test, 2 of the 6 TV already have problem with burn in 4 week. sure it have great pic quality, but it life time and durability is just not worth it. Either wait a few more year for break through or microled TV.Its fine if you dont like Sony TV, but saying only fanboy buys it or a POS is too much, isnt it? Almost every TV reviewer say this and it higher end brother(which has Dolby vision) is the best performance and bang for bucks LED TV of 2017.LG and Panasonic only offer low end LCD in 2017. Samsung is massively over price yet perform worst than their KS model. which still haven't honoured their day one promise of HDR10 or game mode bug fix


Have you seen the RTing's test for LCD viewing angles? 6 of 6 have issues with off angle viewing.

The fact is, all TV's have some sort of inherent issues. I have 4 OLED panels (the oldest is 2009,) and none of them have issues with burn in. Maybe I'm lucky? For the majority of users, burn in won't be an issue on OLED as advertisements clean up the screen even if you have static graphics like on a football match.

If you go OLED, you have a small risk of burn in. If you go LCD, you are guaranteed poor viewing angles, poor black levels, and risk haloing and light bleed. If your a gamer, go LCD.
Not trying to argue with anyone but who sits that off centre to the tv for the image to become bad? If I had a house full and we were all watching a match or movie or something I'd just swivel the tv round for the best angle for everyone.

Heat as it's a great price in comparison to what it's on offer for elsewhere.
tenohfive8 h, 9 m ago

Looks like an open box return, so it'll help precisely 1 person. But I'm …Looks like an open box return, so it'll help precisely 1 person. But I'm pretty sure JL still do 5 year guarantees on open box stuff so looks like a good shout.


Yes they do, I recently picked up the 55XE8596 from the Bristol branch for £740. Still 5 year guarantee and 35 days to bring it back.
android TV is dreadful!
chriskautz18 h, 51 m ago

I guess your a fanboy ... go ahead and buy it .. I'm the one who will …I guess your a fanboy ... go ahead and buy it .. I'm the one who will still be laughing


I did last week after returning a Samsung MU8000, picture quality (which is what I'm interested in, not android TV) is far superior. Very happy with my purchase thanks
chriskautz14 h, 58 m ago

Only reason Sony are crap . is the lack of updates , forums are full of …Only reason Sony are crap . is the lack of updates , forums are full of irate buyers that have bought Sony product and they have been promised so much by Sony ,only to be let down , time and time again . You either have to be a fanboy or have a screw loose to even contemplate purchasing


Don't know about you but if I buy a TV I judge it on when I receive it not think "hmm this isn't what I wanted but I'm sure an update will be released soon to solve my issues". If I'm not happy it goes back, like my MU8000 did.
And for the record I'm the least brand loyal person you'll ever meet, I'm all about value for spend, couldn't car less who makes something, I just want the best for the lowest price!
Even tho i rate the 9x05 2017 sets I do agree there is a lot of truth here i nthis thread against them,

Sonys updates on DV has been nothing short of shocking (not an issue for this set) and i dont really rate android either.

Viewing angles ARE limited, and it is an inherent design issue of the panel, but it is why you research what kind of screen you need base on how the set will be watched / used. For me the better black is more important than a tight viewing angle.

In general i am no Sony lover, but in 2017 i think they did nail their TVs despite all the above in the area which counts. pic quality. their 2018 sets i am less convinced by, the XF9005 is an upgrade on the XE9005 but its pricy and a downgrade on the 93 and 94 sets.

I currently have a 65XE9305 on order (not FALD but about the best edge lit you can get it would seem). if that order is cancelled - i am expecting it will - then i have fairly high hopes for the LG 2018 sets with full FALD, DV and atmos support. I will be waiting for more reviews however or better yet get my mk1 eyeballs on one myself 1st.

perhaps oled is the future but i do not know enough about them long term... i expect 8-10 years from a TV - and my use is primarily as a pc monitor / gaming where the burn in could be more of an issue.

(sony sets also a bit laggy for gaming @1080p but ok @4k)
Edited by: "bigmike20vt" 14th Mar
If I had the chance would've gone for it even though been looking for a 49/50 inch set. Wot is FALD? Please explain acronyms in your threads guys & gals.

Heat from me at this price
FALD Full Array local dimming.

cnet.com/new…ed/

The 2017 sony sets are interesting because the 9005 is an OK FALD set but the 9305 - which is the model above, only has edge lit screen... but it has arguably the best edge lit set up on the market in that price bracket (apparently i am not an expert, just looking at AV reviews) where as the 9005 only has "ok" Full array local dimming and so the sony 9305 actually beats it.

i looked at both and they both seem pretty amazing to me.
bigmike20vt8 h, 1 m ago

FALD Full Array local dimming. …FALD Full Array local dimming. https://www.cnet.com/news/led-local-dimming-explained/The 2017 sony sets are interesting because the 9005 is an OK FALD set but the 9305 - which is the model above, only has edge lit screen... but it has arguably the best edge lit set up on the market in that price bracket (apparently i am not an expert, just looking at AV reviews) where as the 9005 only has "ok" Full array local dimming and so the sony 9305 actually beats it.i looked at both and they both seem pretty amazing to me.


Reviews of the 9305 talk about some visible "edge lit" picture effects so it's not all great (and for ~£300 more). A good TV but it isn't perfect either
BrianM12 h, 52 m ago

Reviews of the 9305 talk about some visible "edge lit" picture effects so …Reviews of the 9305 talk about some visible "edge lit" picture effects so it's not all great (and for ~£300 more). A good TV but it isn't perfect either



I totally agree!. No TV is perfect and whilst it is a good (great) edge lit, it isnt magic either. I hovered over the 75XE9405 which at £3500 (cheapest i saw it) is imo the best TV I have ever seen at that price bracket until you go to silly money (- its still not perfect, no dolby vision (yet?), the limited viewing angle inherent to the panel and not a great tv if it is doing the scaling for 1080p gaming , its ok for 4k)

but £3500 for a tv, even a 75 inch monster, i just could not justify it. everyone ones wallet is different but imo both the 9005 and the 9305 if you can still find one are nice compromises between price and performance.

Assuming i cant get the TV i am after, this is probably my next best hope. plasmavisie.nl/lg-…50v

but i will be waiting for black Friday i imagine to get it down to a price i am happy with.
Edited by: "bigmike20vt" 15th Mar
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