SONY BRAVIA KD49XE9005BU 49" Ultra HD 10-Bit 100Hz HDR LED TV - £1129.99 (Price Match via Power Direct) @ Richer Sounds
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SONY BRAVIA KD49XE9005BU 49" Ultra HD 10-Bit 100Hz HDR LED TV - £1129.99 (Price Match via Power Direct) @ Richer Sounds

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Found 22nd Jul 2017Edited by:"mamboboy"
I've been umming and arring about this TV for a few weeks... Whittled it down to pretty much the best 49-50" TV I can get (size limitations) and Power Direct have reduced it to £1149.99... I rang Richer Sounds and got them to Price Beat it.

It's £1299.99 everywhere else.

True 10-bit 100Hz panel, full array local dimming, HDR, X1 Processor. It doesn't reach the nits of the KS9000 or QLED Samsung, but the uniformity and bleed are horrific on those TVs so I'd avoid them at all costs!.

Power Direct do frequently change the prices and they only have 1 left in stock when I rang today so if you want this I'd suggest ringing first thing when RS open tomorrow (12PM) to order it.
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Damn if you gonna pay this much for a 49" then should just wait a little more for an OLED. I manged to get an OLED55B6V from Amazon Warehouse for around £1250 few months back.
Edited by: "AJ92" 22nd Jul 2017
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AJ929 m ago

Damn if you gonna pay this much then should just wait a little more for an …Damn if you gonna pay this much then should just wait a little more for an OLED.


I've done a ton of research - the LG B6 and C6 are really good but they peak at around half the nits of this, HDR content can supposedly look dodgy (banding issues in really dark scenes), plus they don't handle motion too well. RS would do the C6 for something like £1420 when I rang last week, but its still almost £300 more than this. 55" is too big for me and motion issues are my biggest niggle with TV's.
Edited by: "mamboboy" 22nd Jul 2017
Sony rubbish, I've had 2 including a 4K and don't compare to my new LG AND SAMSUNGS!! Rubbish clonky machines! Don't waste ur money
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queenieburns24 m ago

Sony rubbish, I've had 2 including a 4K and don't compare to my new LG AND …Sony rubbish, I've had 2 including a 4K and don't compare to my new LG AND SAMSUNGS!! Rubbish clonky machines! Don't waste ur money


Bit of a sweeping statement though - just because a TV is 4K, it doesn't mean its any good.

And the new Samsungs are terrible and overpriced. The KS9000 was one of my worst purchases ever, horrific backlight bleed that Samsung say is part of the spec. I even paid to send it back because they wanted to send an engineer to my house despite only owning the TV a few days to 'verify' the issue before they'd give the retailer a return code. Samsungs 2017 49" QLED is edge lit (chortle) and comes in at two grand.

Thanks for the cold votes peeps... btw any chance of links to 49" or 50" 100Hz TV's with full array local dimming for less than this? Will cancel if so and re-order
Edited by: "mamboboy" 22nd Jul 2017
queenieburns

Sony rubbish, I've had 2 including a 4K and don't compare to my new LG … Sony rubbish, I've had 2 including a 4K and don't compare to my new LG AND SAMSUNGS!! Rubbish clonky machines! Don't waste ur money



I only paid £550 for my 4K Sony 49" TV and it's miles ahead of my dad's £1200 55" Samsung 4K TV in picture quality, sound, ease of use and app updates/optimisation but that's just 2 models specifically. After using the Samsung I would say don't waste your money on them.
According to Rtings this is currently the best 49" tv available. I have the model below it the 49xe8004 which is amazing so can only imagine how good this tv is.
Edited by: "chevychase" 22nd Jul 2017
In finding most tvs get poo poo'd just because of the users preference. Ive always had a Sony TV and love it. Im looking to upgrade to a 4K set and I had my heart set on another Sony, but people have put me off by saying they arent good. Looking for a new TV is like a mine field as there are so many with minute differences and a million different model numbers! Its almost putting me off because there isnt anything wrong with my TV. I just want a larger screen and 4k to justify a ps4 pro purchase.
Edited by: "dbibby1988" 22nd Jul 2017
HDR,4K,OLED quantum dot with foot massager are they making those yet?
The best way is to compare in shop! It's not how it will be at home but at least you can see like for like
kevgj1

Damn if you gonna pay this much for a 49" then should just wait a little … Damn if you gonna pay this much for a 49" then should just wait a little more for an OLED. I manged to get an OLED55B6V from Amazon Warehouse for around £1250 few months back.



You bought a TV at a price discount achieved over a year after launch and 49" OLEDs won't launch for a minimum of 9 months if LG get the factory running for the 2018 range.

So your 'wait a little more' is an minimum of two years, and could quite easily be four or five.

chevychase

According to Rtings this is currently the best 49" tv available.



Rtings only cover the North American market, so they don't review Panasonic or Philips, and their Hisense reviews are limited.

The XE90 will come out on top for a lot of people though. The Panasonic EX750 looks like a strong contender for normal TV use, with a better Smart TV system, but doesn't compare for HDR.
I would love one of these if i had the cash,last years models looked best to me even the 8bit + frc
so would imagine 4k will look amazing on this.
jameshargadon

I only paid £550 for my 4K Sony 49" TV and it's miles ahead of my dad's … I only paid £550 for my 4K Sony 49" TV and it's miles ahead of my dad's £1200 55" Samsung 4K TV in picture quality, sound, ease of use and app updates/optimisation but that's just 2 models specifically. After using the Samsung I would say don't waste your money on them.


Hello which Sony model do you have and where did you get it Thanks
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