Sony Bravia KD49XE7002 4K HDR Smart TV with 6 year warranty from Richer sounds - £529
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Sony Bravia KD49XE7002 4K HDR Smart TV with 6 year warranty from Richer sounds - £529

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Found 31st Dec 2017
Sony BRAVIA KD49XE7002
49 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview HD

Almost as good as last night's KD49XE8004 which is now £100 dearer than this and obviously not quite as good as the KD49XE9005 which is nearer a grand, but this is the best price for this model which scores highly for picture quality and comes with a six year warranty

So basically, it's the same price as the 8004 (last night) which only came with 1 year from Amazon, but this has 6 years
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50Hz Panel
8 Bit + FRC
Sony's Own Opera OS dudad - NOT ANDROID
Edge LED
HDR 10 + HLG
IPS Display

I hope these specs help you.
Edited by: "IronSoldier" 31st Dec 2017
I have the 55 inch of this xe7 model, and cannot get crisp clear HD quality on my Sky HD channels.

I would pay extra and get the mid / higher range TV.
I was set on the Samsung 6400 until I noticed a moderator on AVForums relentless bashing it and recommending this over it in every thread over there. Saw the sets in personside by side today and the Sony did seem less 'jittery'.

Would anyone recommend one over the other?

Would prefer to buy from John Lewis but they only stock the 7003. Is that any different?
Colbert12 m ago

I was set on the Samsung 6400 until I noticed a moderator on AVForums …I was set on the Samsung 6400 until I noticed a moderator on AVForums relentless bashing it and recommending this over it in every thread over there. Saw the sets in personside by side today and the Sony did seem less 'jittery'. Would anyone recommend one over the other?Would prefer to buy from John Lewis but they only stock the 7003. Is that any different?


The problem with the 49" MU6400 is it's panel lottery. Lots of them have terrible backlight bleed at the bottom to the point it needs returning. The 40" version uses a VA panel instead of IPS so doesn't have that issue. Whereas the EX70** from sony using IPS seems to be less affected by this issue but it does still exist for them. Personally Im getting a family member a TV shortly for sub £500 and i'll be going with the MU6400. If I get a bad panel i'll return it and go Sony.

Of course other aspects like software/motion and such but I think they are more personal and why im going for the MU6400.
Edited by: "IronSoldier" 31st Dec 2017
IronSoldier58 m ago

The problem with the 49" MU6400 is it's panel lottery. Lots of them have …The problem with the 49" MU6400 is it's panel lottery. Lots of them have terrible backlight bleed at the bottom to the point it needs returning. The 40" version uses a VA panel instead of IPS so doesn't have that issue. Whereas the EX70** from sony using IPS seems to be less affected by this issue but it does still exist for them. Personally Im getting a family member a TV shortly for sub £500 and i'll be going with the MU6400. If I get a bad panel i'll return it and go Sony.Of course other aspects like software/motion and such but I think they are more personal and why im going for the MU6400.


Thanks for your insight, just proves to me that it's a minefield trying to pick the right combination. Is it a similar story for the 55" versions of these sets as that's where I was heading.
Colbert1 h, 30 m ago

Thanks for your insight, just proves to me that it's a minefield trying to …Thanks for your insight, just proves to me that it's a minefield trying to pick the right combination. Is it a similar story for the 55" versions of these sets as that's where I was heading.


Yeah believe it is. Best if possible to view instore before purchasing said TV.

Right now each brand has so many variations and lack of upfront detailed specs that you cannot make the right decision. It's a shame and im hoping 2018 models bring 10 bit to the mainstream and LG to drop their RGBW. No doubt they will just find some new advertising phrases and cost cutting methods again
Edited by: "IronSoldier" 31st Dec 2017
Looks pretty good deal to me....it is a shame that buying TV is still such a minefield. My 9 year old Sony W4000 32" which is 'just' 50Hz gives stunning results with no nasty motion blur or juddering at all and that's with all the picture enhancements turned off. In this day and age any TV should be capable of judder free, fluid images without any additional processing, let alone the need for 100/200/600Hz nonsense
Edited by: "spannerzone" 1st Jan
I don't think I would buy a new TV without Freeview Play, unless I was only using it with Sky. Also for a similar price you can get a 55" LG with a 10 bit panel.
HotBot1 h, 19 m ago

I don't think I would buy a new TV without Freeview Play, unless I was …I don't think I would buy a new TV without Freeview Play, unless I was only using it with Sky. Also for a similar price you can get a 55" LG with a 10 bit panel.


8 bit + frc & RGBW panel...
spannerzone2 h, 19 m ago

Looks pretty good deal to me....it is a shame that buying TV is still such …Looks pretty good deal to me....it is a shame that buying TV is still such a minefield. My 9 year old Sony W4000 32" which is 'just' 50Hz gives stunning results with no nasty motion blur or juddering at all and that's with all the picture enhancements turned off. In this day and age any TV should be capable of judder free, fluid images without any additional processing, let alone the need for 100/200/600Hz nonsense


Agree. I have a 10 year old Sony LCD that delivers crisp picture and great colour. I am in the market for a 4k TV now as it's the new tech but quite frustrated that it's all a panel lottery these days. I think I may just stick with my old TV until the new ones become more reliable.
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Naruto2 m ago

Agree. I have a 10 year old Sony LCD that delivers crisp picture and great …Agree. I have a 10 year old Sony LCD that delivers crisp picture and great colour. I am in the market for a 4k TV now as it's the new tech but quite frustrated that it's all a panel lottery these days. I think I may just stick with my old TV until the new ones become more reliable.


I'm the same

Was pondering the 8004 at the same price as this but it went up £100 overnight

I'll stick with my 40 inch Bravia for now which i bought in 2010

It's still going strong
InTheKnow44437 m ago

I'm the sameWas pondering the 8004 at the same price as this but it went …I'm the sameWas pondering the 8004 at the same price as this but it went up £100 overnightI'll stick with my 40 inch Bravia for now which i bought in 2010It's still going strong


I have a 40" Bravia I bought in 2008, it's starting to annoy me how reliable it's been!
Naruto6 h, 15 m ago

Agree. I have a 10 year old Sony LCD that delivers crisp picture and great …Agree. I have a 10 year old Sony LCD that delivers crisp picture and great colour. I am in the market for a 4k TV now as it's the new tech but quite frustrated that it's all a panel lottery these days. I think I may just stick with my old TV until the new ones become more reliable.


Agreed, exactly the same boat. Nothing wrong with the 10 year old+ Sony except I am getting itchy fingers to change it for a newer model and 4k. Just cannot decide what! SO SO frustrating....
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I'm holding out for the 8004 at £529 or better, or the 9005 if it reaches £700, if not those, I'll jump straight to Oled
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