Sony Bravia KD49X8305CBU 4K Ultra HD Android TV, 49" with Freeview HD and Built-In Wi-Fi, Black with FREE Bluetooth Soundbar £782.00 @ John Lewis
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Sony Bravia KD49X8305CBU 4K Ultra HD Android TV, 49" with Freeview HD and Built-In Wi-Fi, Black with FREE Bluetooth Soundbar £782.00 @ John Lewis

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Found 14th Oct 2015
Good TV - and its 4k normally £799, but add the sound bar to it, and it becomes £782, so save money and get a free soundbar!

Sound bar is £99 normally

Also the standard 5 year warranty!

**Click "Get deal" then Scroll down to see bundle deals on page - £782 is down there **

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The X83C is your step up to 4K Ultra HD. Powered by the 4K Processor X1 chip, content is upscaled to its best 4K resolution which brings a stunning quality to whatever you are watching. Better still, with Motionflow XR 800Hz you’ll experience smoother images and blur-free video right across the 49-inch screen. And with Android TV, your television has become even smarter with new offerings in entertainment and intelligent search
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It all depends on how the long awaited October update turns out...
Adrian7

It all depends on how the long awaited October update turns out...



having just read Sony's website the updates are just about in now. its still hell of a deal.
updates? as in new TV's? or new software on the TV?
Shuggy7

updates? as in new TV's? or new software on the TV?



updates to the Android system
superharber

updates to the Android system



Which is the worst thing about this TV. Why they chose Android I don't have a clue, bad decision.
Android yuk
Android is ok. Have you actually used it? I have the 55" version and got it for £999 price matched. I also managed to get £150 off the sony ct380 soundbar as the free one was awful!
cost us £1200 in March - gutted.
Having had a Sony android TV for a few weeks now I've had absolutely no problems. Would definitely recommend. Great deal.
yeah but have you seen the Samsung suhd with nano crystal.....very flash
I got a smaller Sony Android TV earlier this year (also, 1080p model) but with Android TV and equally the same free soundbar.
I think this is a hot deal, however should be purchased with 'eyes open' ie understanding the following (my opinion):

1) Android TV is very much a work in progress. Fingers crossed it'll continue to develop and mature, although there are no guarantees. This is even aside from bugs (of which there are many), but includes things like currently the inability to change the default home page layout bars.
2) Sony's features are only part complete. Built on top of Android TV, a number of key features do not yet work - no YouView, no record to HDD... which wouldnt be a problem, except that it's sold as having them! 6 months later, still no show.
3) The soundbar (the free HT CT80) produces better sound that the built-in speakers, however is pretty low-grade in the scheme of things. The subwoofer is wired, so cannot be placed elsewhere in the room. No HDMI connection. Might be ok for some people, but i reckon if you are spending over £500 on a TV, you probably want a better soundbar.
4) There are still various bugs with Android TV. I dont intend to knock it (i like it actually), but people on various forums report changing HDMI inputs as not working, lip-sync issues, inability to output 5.1 sound, frying USB sticks.... These are not my experiences though. Hopefully some of these are fixed with yesterday's (overdue) UK firmware, but i'm sure others will appear too.

Overall though, this range displays an EXCELLENT picture, so if you are willing to downplay the smart features, then go ahead and buy.
unapologetic

yeah but have you seen the Samsung suhd with nano crystal.....very flash



Which one is that?
fishmaster

Which is the worst thing about this TV. Why they chose Android I don't … Which is the worst thing about this TV. Why they chose Android I don't have a clue, bad decision.


What is so bad about an open source Operating system ? Would you rather have a proprietary offering ?
90Ninety

What is so bad about an open source Operating system ? Would you rather … What is so bad about an open source Operating system ? Would you rather have a proprietary offering ?



I'd rather have a system that works. I use Android on my phone a Galaxy S6 so I'm not totally against Android per se. WebOS works so much better on TV's than Android does, even Tizen works better as used by Samsung. Android works well where it works and fails miserably where it doesn't. Has anyone really seen an awesome embedded Android system? I haven't.
You can't moan about the Sound Bar (which people are above) ITS FREE! Also other TVs of same quality are same price or more. So can't moan about something this is free. On another TV of same price your would have to pay 99 pound to get that sound bar on top of price
Hot
I got the exact model from Argos for £900 , Awesome bit of kit , great for PC gaming 40ms Imput lag 4K at 60Hz , Beautiful screen with Android to boot . While Android is not polished , it is a very promising and feature rich prospect., Apps are easy to download and install , and if you are a programmer or know one , you can load your own apps and programs . I would like to Add that Youview Android A is in the Pipeline for this model , I have spoken to Youview who say that the app is in testing stage
Edited by: "90Ninety" 14th Oct 2015
This in comparison to the LG 4K I had previously , this is far, far Superior , supports 4K codecs on Youtube and Netflix , unlike LG which struggled and had bad imput lag , which Is why I went Sony Android .
Edited by: "90Ninety" 14th Oct 2015
fishmaster

I'd rather have a system that works. I use Android on my phone a Galaxy … I'd rather have a system that works. I use Android on my phone a Galaxy S6 so I'm not totally against Android per se. WebOS works so much better on TV's than Android does, even Tizen works better as used by Samsung. Android works well where it works and fails miserably where it doesn't. Has anyone really seen an awesome embedded Android system? I haven't.



It works fine you know. Maybe you should actually try using it before slagging it off?

rtings.com/tv/…art
Msic

I got a smaller Sony Android TV earlier this year (also, 1080p model) but … I got a smaller Sony Android TV earlier this year (also, 1080p model) but with Android TV and equally the same free soundbar.I think this is a hot deal, however should be purchased with 'eyes open' ie understanding the following (my opinion):1) Android TV is very much a work in progress. Fingers crossed it'll continue to develop and mature, although there are no guarantees. This is even aside from bugs (of which there are many), but includes things like currently the inability to change the default home page layout bars.2) Sony's features are only part complete. Built on top of Android TV, a number of key features do not yet work - no YouView, no record to HDD... which wouldnt be a problem, except that it's sold as having them! 6 months later, still no show.3) The soundbar (the free HT CT80) produces better sound that the built-in speakers, however is pretty low-grade in the scheme of things. The subwoofer is wired, so cannot be placed elsewhere in the room. No HDMI connection. Might be ok for some people, but i reckon if you are spending over £500 on a TV, you probably want a better soundbar.4) There are still various bugs with Android TV. I dont intend to knock it (i like it actually), but people on various forums report changing HDMI inputs as not working, lip-sync issues, inability to output 5.1 sound, frying USB sticks.... These are not my experiences though. Hopefully some of these are fixed with yesterday's (overdue) UK firmware, but i'm sure others will appear too.Overall though, this range displays an EXCELLENT picture, so if you are willing to downplay the smart features, then go ahead and buy.



sony.co.uk/sup…-uk

Update for the 28th Oct -

The firmware will resolve, improve or add the following features to your TV:

Netflix support for 5.1 surround sound
HDMI lip sync issues
Green screen displayed
Increased responsiveness while using your TV

We aim to have Amazon Video support for 5.1 surround sound available in a future firmware update this year.

As for HDD recording (REC), we’re also currently refining this function. We aim to have this function available before 24th December. However, due to the technical complexity implementing this feature, the final release date(s) stipulated on our support site or other reference materials may be subject to change.
LOGiCALX

https://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/content/cnt-hn/prd-tvhc/android-tv-features-ukUpdate for the 28th Oct - The firmware will resolve, improve or add the following features to your TV: Netflix support for 5.1 surround sound HDMI lip sync issues Green screen displayed Increased responsiveness while using your TVWe aim to have Amazon Video support for 5.1 surround sound available in a future firmware update this year.As for HDD recording (REC), we’re also currently refining this function. We aim to have this function available before 24th December. However, due to the technical complexity implementing this feature, the final release date(s) stipulated on our support site or other reference materials may be subject to change.



That's what I mean - when (if?) finished - it will be a great TV but for now it's a bit of work in progress...
better to wait til post Christmas - any ideas?
LogicalHarm

better to wait til post Christmas - any ideas?


December 26th
When is the YouView update coming? It was supposed to be during the summer.
idontwant123

cost us £1200 in March - gutted.


What did you think was going to happen?
im over the moon that a deal i found went hot
unapologetic

yeah but have you seen the Samsung suhd with nano crystal.....very flash


Annnnnnnd someone has been suckered in with marketing buzzwords.....
Msic

I got a smaller Sony Android TV earlier this year (also, 1080p model) but … I got a smaller Sony Android TV earlier this year (also, 1080p model) but with Android TV and equally the same free soundbar.I think this is a hot deal, however should be purchased with 'eyes open' ie understanding the following (my opinion):1) Android TV is very much a work in progress. Fingers crossed it'll continue to develop and mature, although there are no guarantees. This is even aside from bugs (of which there are many), but includes things like currently the inability to change the default home page layout bars.2) Sony's features are only part complete. Built on top of Android TV, a number of key features do not yet work - no YouView, no record to HDD... which wouldnt be a problem, except that it's sold as having them! 6 months later, still no show.3) The soundbar (the free HT CT80) produces better sound that the built-in speakers, however is pretty low-grade in the scheme of things. The subwoofer is wired, so cannot be placed elsewhere in the room. No HDMI connection. Might be ok for some people, but i reckon if you are spending over £500 on a TV, you probably want a better soundbar.4) There are still various bugs with Android TV. I dont intend to knock it (i like it actually), but people on various forums report changing HDMI inputs as not working, lip-sync issues, inability to output 5.1 sound, frying USB sticks.... These are not my experiences though. Hopefully some of these are fixed with yesterday's (overdue) UK firmware, but i'm sure others will appear too.Overall though, this range displays an EXCELLENT picture, so if you are willing to downplay the smart features, then go ahead and buy.


Looking like HDD recording has got dropped too now as well as the late update to the set.
LG with WebOS or Sony with Android, maybe Panasonic too with their Firefox software i think, but OMG stay away from Samsung's 4K TVs running Tizen, they look hideous
j_o_h_n

It works fine you know. Maybe you should actually try using it before … It works fine you know. Maybe you should actually try using it before slagging it off? http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-brand/sony/smart



Read the Sony forums and you'll definitely see that it doesn't
Sheikher

LG with WebOS or Sony with Android, maybe Panasonic too with their … LG with WebOS or Sony with Android, maybe Panasonic too with their Firefox software i think, but OMG stay away from Samsung's 4K TVs running Tizen, they look hideous



Looks hideous but works.
What currys sells is this KD49X8307CSU (Motion flow 900MHz)
What JL sells is this KD49X8305CBU (Motion flow 800MHz)
sony.co.uk/ele…ons
So for £17 there is a difference in technology but dont ask me whether it is worth it. I'm not a expert in TV technology. BTW i'm also in the process of upgrading a TV right now, so doing the research with the deals out there.

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

johnlewis.com/son…664

taruns

What currys sells is this KD49X8307CSU (Motion flow 900MHz)What JL sells … What currys sells is this KD49X8307CSU (Motion flow 900MHz)What JL sells is this KD49X8305CBU (Motion flow 800MHz)http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/televisions/x8300c-series/specificationsSo for £17 there is a difference in technology but dont ask me whether it is worth it. I'm not a expert in TV technology. BTW i'm also in the process of upgrading a TV right now, so doing the research with the deals out there.http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/sony-bravia-kd49x8307csu-smart-ultra-hd-4k-49-led-tv-10131880-pdt.htmlhttp://www.johnlewis.com/sony-bravia-kd49x8305cbu-4k-ultra-hd-android-tv-49-with-freeview-hd-and-built-in-wi-fi-black-with-free-bluetooth-soundbar/p234867182?s_afcid=af_47868&awc=1203_1444898521_39503a1aebcdad6c65f7b8d484615664



theres no soundbar with the Currys one, so 17 pound less is actually more like 116 pound less
Edited by: "superharber" 15th Oct 2015
My bad i can see the currys one comes with a sound bar also.
How does it compare against the other 4k Sony from JL, the 49X8005 at £750?
m.johnlewis.com/mt/…t_2
That review linked earlier is pretty brutal

"The Sony X830C doesn't have good picture quality. It reflects too much light in a bright room, and with the lights turned off, the blacks are gray. At least it maintains good color accuracy when viewed at an angle"

rtings.com/tv/…30c

I checked this set in Currys and it is true about the reflections somewhat but yeah those grayish blacks put me right off it, but the colors were outstanding and viewing angles good, I constantly hear how good the up-scaling ability is.

I would recommend people see the screen in store or buy from John lewis so if you don't like it return it etc

fishmaster

Read the Sony forums and you'll definitely see that it doesn't



Haven't encountered any issues with the two sets I've had. The performance aspect has been resolved through updates. USB recording and Youview are late but they're on their way, not that I'll probably use either of them. I know some people are complaining about Netflix issues but I haven't tried Netflix Most of the other aspects of the TV are absolutely fine and many, many people are very happy with them. I love the flexibility that Android offers. You shouldn't use the Sony Forums as the sole baromoter of the TVs as everybody who's actually happy with the TV has no need to go there.
Got this TV a couple of weeks ago. Great picture, android can be a little laggy but works fine. Only really use one input thru my AV amp so don't use the system/apps much.
Android update downloaded yesterday..... can't tell much difference. Maybe a bit quicker in the menus.
Netflix now supports 5.1 audio.
I would say don't be put off by the fussy TV purists..... I'm very happy with this TV.
Msic

I got a smaller Sony Android TV earlier this year (also, 1080p model) but … I got a smaller Sony Android TV earlier this year (also, 1080p model) but with Android TV and equally the same free soundbar.I think this is a hot deal, however should be purchased with 'eyes open' ie understanding the following (my opinion):1) Android TV is very much a work in progress. Fingers crossed it'll continue to develop and mature, although there are no guarantees. This is even aside from bugs (of which there are many), but includes things like currently the inability to change the default home page layout bars.2) Sony's features are only part complete. Built on top of Android TV, a number of key features do not yet work - no YouView, no record to HDD... which wouldnt be a problem, except that it's sold as having them! 6 months later, still no show.3) The soundbar (the free HT CT80) produces better sound that the built-in speakers, however is pretty low-grade in the scheme of things. The subwoofer is wired, so cannot be placed elsewhere in the room. No HDMI connection. Might be ok for some people, but i reckon if you are spending over £500 on a TV, you probably want a better soundbar.4) There are still various bugs with Android TV. I dont intend to knock it (i like it actually), but people on various forums report changing HDMI inputs as not working, lip-sync issues, inability to output 5.1 sound, frying USB sticks.... These are not my experiences though. Hopefully some of these are fixed with yesterday's (overdue) UK firmware, but i'm sure others will appear too.Overall though, this range displays an EXCELLENT picture, so if you are willing to downplay the smart features, then go ahead and buy.



An update for no 4 came on Tuesday and No 2 is coming at the end of the month hopefully so it's not all doom and gloom.
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