Sony Bravia KD43XE8004 43 inch TV - Amazon for £489
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Sony Bravia KD43XE8004 43 inch TV - Amazon for £489

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Found 30th Dec 2017
I had this followed on ukcamelcamel for when it was finally reduced to under £500 and got an email today with it at this price. I'd have bought it myself for this price but finally caved in and bought the superior (but more expensive - nearly double the price) sony 49xe9005.

Worth a look as the picture quality is still rated highly on this model, despite not having a true 10-bit panel and being edge lit (i believe?).

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Why on earth are these so expensive in comparison to other 43” TVs? 49/50” Sony’s go for comparable prices...
I hope this tv is good I ordered it recently from eBay with the 20% off for £395.00. Voted hot for the price
jona7715 m ago

I hope this tv is good I ordered it recently from eBay with the 20% off …I hope this tv is good I ordered it recently from eBay with the 20% off for £395.00. Voted hot for the price


i'm sure for £395 you'll have a good deal - as mentioned in description you tend to have to spend a lot more to remedy the weaknesses of this model (limited hdr, edge backlit etc., not 10-bit)

if it's anything like the 9005 model it took me a good amount of time fiddling with the picture settings for different inputs until i was happy with them

Suvvey19 m ago

Why on earth are these so expensive in comparison to other 43” TVs? 49/50” …Why on earth are these so expensive in comparison to other 43” TVs? 49/50” Sony’s go for comparable prices...



it depends what series you're going for sony tv ranges - the prices for the different series vary greatly and the features/quality also vary - the xe8004 series is kind of a mid-point - and other than the ebay deal a couple of days ago, then this is as cheap as it has been

i see more issues with motion and banding on other tvs compared to the sonys, which is the main reason i wanted to upgrade my own tv in the first place
Edited by: "evilmingdoctor" 30th Dec 2017
evilmingdoctor39 m ago

i'm sure for £395 you'll have a good deal - as mentioned in description …i'm sure for £395 you'll have a good deal - as mentioned in description you tend to have to spend a lot more to remedy the weaknesses of this model (limited hdr, edge backlit etc., not 10-bit)if it's anything like the 9005 model it took me a good amount of time fiddling with the picture settings for different inputs until i was happy with themit depends what series you're going for sony tv ranges - the prices for the different series vary greatly and the features/quality also vary - the xe8004 series is kind of a mid-point - and other than the ebay deal a couple of days ago, then this is as cheap as it has beeni see more issues with motion and banding on other tvs compared to the sonys, which is the main reason i wanted to upgrade my own tv in the first place


Is this better than the hisense 45n5750? The hisense is larger, direct led and cheaper however has no local dimming.

Is there any such thing as a high-end 43/45” TV? Even if it is 1080p?
Suvvey22 m ago

Is this better than the hisense 45n5750? The hisense is larger, direct led …Is this better than the hisense 45n5750? The hisense is larger, direct led and cheaper however has no local dimming.Is there any such thing as a high-end 43/45” TV? Even if it is 1080p?


no idea officially - hisense is an ok option, i've got a 43m3000 which was really good for the money, it's main weakness was banding with movement on plainish backgrounds (highlighted at it's worst typically when watching football) - although i picked that tv up for £240, so in terms of bang for buck it's been decent

and yeah higher end tv's tend to start at 49-55 inches - where typically 10 bit panels, oled, dolby atmos etc. come in to play

the rrp on this set was £1000 though, the hisense you mention was never any more expensive than £479 - take that as you will - i'm a fan of sony sets in general - direct led is typically a good feature to have though
So is Sony Bravia KD49XE8396 any better than this one? If any one can help would be great thanks
I've had this price matched through Curry's. Benefits of that is it comes with a 5 year guarantee. Tried Richer Sounds but they didn't want to know.
eM_De1 h, 34 m ago

So is Sony Bravia KD49XE8396 any better than this one? If any one can help …So is Sony Bravia KD49XE8396 any better than this one? If any one can help would be great thanks


6” better.

A XE83 should be better than a XE80. Sony TV Numbering Explained

The picture on my 49XE80 is great. Shame AndroidOS is a bit laggy and that the prices have plummeted since I got it. Amazed how cheap they are now.
Suvvey4 h, 25 m ago

Is this better than the hisense 45n5750? The hisense is larger, direct led …Is this better than the hisense 45n5750? The hisense is larger, direct led and cheaper however has no local dimming.Is there any such thing as a high-end 43/45” TV? Even if it is 1080p?



Yes you can get high end 43" TV's I believe 40" is the smallest now for a high end tv
This is the only TV without PWM at reasonable brightness levels A pity one has to pay a premium for something that meets basic health and safety standards.
daedos3 h, 12 m ago

6” better. A XE83 should be better than a XE80. Sony TV Numbering E …6” better. A XE83 should be better than a XE80. Sony TV Numbering ExplainedThe picture on my 49XE80 is great. Shame AndroidOS is a bit laggy and that the prices have plummeted since I got it. Amazed how cheap they are now.


6" is not an option. Thanks for effort with explanation of numbers and letters.
back up to £589
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