Sony BRAVIA KD49XE9005 - 49 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV Freeview HD £969 @ Richer sounds
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Sony BRAVIA KD49XE9005 - 49 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV Freeview HD £969 @ Richer sounds

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Found 20th Feb
Blurb below. cheapest I've seen this. Would be interested on people's opinions...



"4K picture quality is superb, there’s a range of streaming apps to keep us content, and it’s got good sound." What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017

Using technology from the range-topping ZD9 for stunning detail
First used on the range-topping ZD9 model, Object-Based HDR remaster analyses images and enhances both colour and textures for extraordinary realism and depth. Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR further enhances this by eliminating the 'banding' that can be seen on inferior TVs as the tone and shade gradually change. Now a sunset looks just like a true sunset rather than a graduated approximation.

X1 processor for sublime picture quality - whatever the source
We're now firmly in the era of 4K UHD but Sony realise that not all 4K signals are equal. A RAW 4K UHD signal from a 4K UHD player requires different processing than a Netflix 4K signal or a USB video signal. Sony's X1 processor analyses every signal and optimises it for the best performance possible. Thanks to Sony's X-Reality PRO 4K technology, standard FHD images can be upscaled to near UHD quality, giving the sharpest detail possible from your Blu-rays and other FHD sources.

X-tended Dynamic Range PRO with HDR - High Dynamic Range
The Sony KD49XE9005 is compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range). This extends the range of colours for enhanced realism. It also delivers brighter whites and darker blacks, helping to give this TV stunning levels of contrast. Where this Sony 49 inch TV goes even further is in using Sony's X-tended Dynamic Range PRO processor. By precisely balancing the light output across the screen, dimming some areas and boosting others, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO reveals a brightness range three times that of a conventional LED-backlit TV.

Triluminos display
As well as 4K, this Sony TV also boasts a Triluminos display; developed to produce truer, deeper and more natural shades of colour, with skin shades appearing far more natural.

Motionflow XR1000Hz for super-smooth motion
This Sony is also fitted with Motionflow XR 1000Hz, which works especially well with fast moving action, such as sports events, removing the blur you can see with standard TVs. From a Hollywood blockbuster to a Formula One race, XR1000 makes a significant difference.

Android TV
Offering the slick interaction of the best smartphones, Android TV is one of the smartest content managers and providers to date. Boasting features such as GoogleCast, Google Play and Voice Search, this Sony is part TV and part giant smartphone.

Voice Search and Content Bar for effortless searching
Even with such a massive range of content, finding what you want is always easy. Voice Search means you simply say what you're looking for and let Android TV find it for you. The unobtrusive content bar quickly lets you find the movie, TV show or video you're after. Call up the Content bar and you can keep watching, while you scan through live TV, on demand, downloaded TV shows and more.

See all your video sources at their very best, with the X1-powered Sony KD49XE9005.
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It’s been under £850 in the past couple of months
It was regularly available for under £900 after Christmas with some sites I think having it available for £850 or less. I got an ex-display from JL for £750. If this is the TV you want then I would wait as the new models are due to be released soon and so this should then get discounted back to under £900 I would think.
Edited by: "Pepp77" 20th Feb
It was cheaper than this in the January sales - - I got it for £874 from John Lewis (£949 - £75 price-match)

Having said that it is a brilliant TV with a superb picture.- the best I have seen on a non-OLED TV. As others will say Android TV is a little sluggish but, as it is a TV, is is being mainly used just to change channels!
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Pepp772 m ago

It was regularly available for under £900 after Christmas with some sites …It was regularly available for under £900 after Christmas with some sites I think having it available for £850 or less. I got an ex-display from JL for £750. If this is the TV you want then I would wait as the new models are due to be released soon and so this should then get discounted back to under £900 I would think.


Ahh right. Didn't know that it had been that low before. Want the LG OLED but the price shot up in the last few weeks so this was my plan B.
Pepp773 m ago

It was regularly available for under £900 after Christmas with some sites …It was regularly available for under £900 after Christmas with some sites I think having it available for £850 or less. I got an ex-display from JL for £750. If this is the TV you want then I would wait as the new models are due to be released soon and so this should then get discounted back to under £900 I would think.


But the XF model (the current year) will come in at full-price and is a very minor upgrade on the XE (I think it will do Dolby HDR and that's mostly it)
Anyone having issues with google chromecast built in with Sony tv’s at the moment in my case bt sport judder/flickering got 70 meg connection and wasn’t doing it on old copper connection!
jimbojames7943 m ago

Ahh right. Didn't know that it had been that low before. Want the LG OLED …Ahh right. Didn't know that it had been that low before. Want the LG OLED but the price shot up in the last few weeks so this was my plan B.


yeah best to wait, that should come down in price as well based on TV pricing trends over the last couple of years however the OLED one's you are after are really popular and so will likely sell out fast when/if they are reduced!
BrianM52 m ago

But the XF model (the current year) will come in at full-price and is a …But the XF model (the current year) will come in at full-price and is a very minor upgrade on the XE (I think it will do Dolby HDR and that's mostly it)


The new XF’s are probably coming in at a decent price. The US price for the 49” is $1099 so I’m guessing it’ll launch around £999. If that’s the case, I can see the XE’s dropping under £800 next month
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Jak9217 m ago

yeah best to wait, that should come down in price as well based on TV …yeah best to wait, that should come down in price as well based on TV pricing trends over the last couple of years however the OLED one's you are after are really popular and so will likely sell out fast when/if they are reduced!


I'll wait a bit longer then. Something made me think that the new models would launch at the start of March and therefore the best prices would be around now...
I have the 55” inch version and it’s spot on.
I only paid £100 more than this.
Got the 65" of this, got it nearly a year ago and had untold dramas getting it replaced due to a thunder fly event. I am not alone there as quite a few people had the same problem I found online and my replacement had definitely been modified with tiny screws tightening up the bezel on the corners which is where the critters were concentrated when they got in behind the screen.

Apart from that we been very happy with and it is a great picture but you do find yourself fiddling around with the settings all the time, especially the advanced colour ones.

Got no idea of the price differences without checking but having seen this small one running on the shop floor next to the bigger model when we first chose to take the plunge on it I'd say if you going to buy one it is definitely worth paying the extra to get the 55" or perhaps even the 65" to fully appreciate the picture it produces.
Edited by: "Chasloyal" 20th Feb
Good tv I paid £999 and am happy best picture 'You view' not great and has to be on to access ITV Hub so switch it on and off is a pain, a little slow Android operating system but picture makes up , sound ok but not great 49" to fit my space and a picture I can live with
So many people here must own a time machine, due to ability to get it cheaper from a previous time.
Most problems with Android TV are caused by Leanback launcher especially it being slow I have an X8307c and an XE90 and it's uninstalled on both and both TVs are perfect.
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D_Jay_M46 m ago

Most problems with Android TV are caused by Leanback launcher especially …Most problems with Android TV are caused by Leanback launcher especially it being slow I have an X8307c and an XE90 and it's uninstalled on both and both TVs are perfect.


Well that's very interesting. I presume I can Google how to do that?
Bestard2 h, 20 m ago

So many people here must own a time machine, due to ability to get it …So many people here must own a time machine, due to ability to get it cheaper from a previous time.


Well it kind of sets the precedent doesn't it. Electronic items as a whole 99% of the time go down in value over a relatively short amount of time, so if a tv has been £799, I wouldn't buy it for £999 just because that was the cheapest it was available at that point, unless I absolutely had to have the TV at that time. I would just wait until it fell again, and probably dropped further as they always do.
Bestard3 h, 4 m ago

So many people here must own a time machine, due to ability to get it …So many people here must own a time machine, due to ability to get it cheaper from a previous time.


No, they don't. But they do have patience and an ability to wait for it to drop again.
This should be the price for the 55". At 49", way overpriced for me.
Agreed that it's overpriced. It's the wrong time to buy unless you can't wait a month. Prices will drop to an actual deal before the launch of the XF model
I would also refuse to buy a TV at a higher price when it's already been cheaper. If they can sell it at a much lower price then they will sell it again for that price. You got to play retailers at their own game.
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