SONY BRAVIA KD55X8509C (55 inch 4K Ultra HD 3D LED Smart Android TV With Freeview HD) £999 @ Richer Sounds (6 Year Guarantee/Beat Currys Price By Up to £100)
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SONY BRAVIA KD55X8509C (55 inch 4K Ultra HD 3D LED Smart Android TV With Freeview HD) £999 @ Richer Sounds (6 Year Guarantee/Beat Currys Price By Up to £100)

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Found 11th Sep 2015
Suprised the Currys one got posted over this? (Credit though to the Currys OP)

Packing in a 3D, 4K screen and one of the smartest operating systems about - Android TV - the Sony KD55X8509CBU demands a closer look.

4K Ultra HD TV b the ultimate in detail
With its revealing screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, the Sony KD55X8509CBU is ready for the 4K UHD revolution. The resolution is four times greater than conventional 1920 x 1080 Full HD, and it's a difference you'll really notice. The gain in resolution is especially visible and even close up, the detail and realism are awesome. Even other resolutions, thanks to Sony's X-Reality PRO 4K technology, are upscaled to near 4K standard.

Triluminos display and Motionflow XR1000Hz
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. It's 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.

Active 3D for a thrilling experience
Once you've experienced 3D TV, ordinary TV just never seems quite the same. Images aren't just projected forward but appear to occupy the space behind the screen, too. Thanks to 3D active processing, the Sony KD-L55X8509CBU offers breathtaking levels of detail and realism.

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 Google Cast, Google Play and Voice Search, this Sony is part TV and part giant smartphone.

Voice Search and One Flick Entertainment
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. Alternatively, one-flick entertainment gives effortless control of search functions via simple swipes on the remote's touch pad. Best of all, you can control all the major functions without your TV viewing being interrupted - thanks to the discreet pop-up menus.

Bass reflex speakers and Signal to Sound architecture
Although no match for a home cinema system or soundbar/base, the Sony KD55X8509CBU's sound system is one of the better ones. With bass reflex speakers, it offers a deeper and more powerful sound than you might expect. The digital Signal-to-Sound Architecture processing system includes technologies such as S-Force Front Surround for a more spacious sound, while Clear Phase produces a more natural sound quality.

If you're torn between the visual thrills of 3D and 4K TV then worry no more; with the Sony KD55X8509CBU you've got them both - and a lot more besides!
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Yes T good deal thanks
Heat added and if someone decides to vote cold please provide a reason, I'm sick and tired of people just voting cold like it's a game.
oUkTuRkEyIII



Errrr but only if its equal 6 year warrantee offered. Which noone else does. So no they no longer price promise. Had 2 cheaper prices rejected on this basis.
Great price. Hot
Cannot argue with that price and warranty at all
Hot
Enjoy the garbage Android software.
daimonic

Errrr but only if its equal 6 year warrantee offered. Which noone else … Errrr but only if its equal 6 year warrantee offered. Which noone else does. So no they no longer price promise. Had 2 cheaper prices rejected on this basis.


The 6 year warrantee is only if you are a vip member so if you are not I cannot see why they would reject it, if they do it would be false advertising
ashforduk

The 6 year warrantee is only if you are a vip member so if you are not I … The 6 year warrantee is only if you are a vip member so if you are not I cannot see why they would reject it, if they do it would be false advertising



why would you sign up to become a vip member, its free and worth it just for the warranty
John Lewis is same price with 5 years guarantee
johnlewis.com/son…340
wolfraider

John Lewis is same price with 5 years guarantee … John Lewis is same price with 5 years guarantee ;)http://www.johnlewis.com/sony-bravia-kd55x85-4k-uhd-led-3d-android-tv-55-with-freeview-hd-and-built-in-wi-fi/p1919340


This is by far the safest deal for anyone in two minds. The Android software that runs this tv is an absolute mess. Slow and very buggy. JL give 90 days to return the tv if its unsuitable. Thats what I did and Im so glad I was able to do that. TVs look great in the shop running from a 4K USB stick, but get it home and connect it to an aerial and satellite dish and in everyday use this TV shows its considerable shortcomings. Sony should not have released these models until the were fully fuctioning.
They are also unable to provide a release date for YouView - it was originally announced for summer 2015.
I have had a great offer from Bespoke Offers (beat the price) for KD65X8509C at £1,600 with 5 year warranty and free delivery. JL, Currys & RicherSounds have the same model for £1,999. I am really confused whether to go for it or not after reading all the android system reviews on the sony community thread. I currently have virgin tivo box, ps4 and roku3 for all my cable/freeview/gaming. If I use the same setup that I have rather than using the smart functions of the TV (until it gets fixed), is the TV going to work fine? I have a timer ticking down from Bespoke Offers and I am seriously confused what to do as I think for 65 inch 4k, 1600 is a good price. On the other side I feel if it doesn't work as to my liking than I only get 14 days to return it and if they cant find the fault than I have to fork out for the return delivery cost. I would consider buying a samsung but they haven't released any decent flat screen models this year and the one I had a look at Samsung UE65JU7000 is still out of my budget at £2749. Can anyone give their opinion on this please? Thanks
djprash

I have had a great offer from Bespoke Offers (beat the price) for … I have had a great offer from Bespoke Offers (beat the price) for KD65X8509C at £1,600 with 5 year warranty and free delivery. JL, Currys & RicherSounds have the same model for £1,999. I am really confused whether to go for it or not after reading all the android system reviews on the sony community thread. I currently have virgin tivo box, ps4 and roku3 for all my cable/freeview/gaming. If I use the same setup that I have rather than using the smart functions of the TV (until it gets fixed), is the TV going to work fine? I have a timer ticking down from Bespoke Offers and I am seriously confused what to do as I think for 65 inch 4k, 1600 is a good price. On the other side I feel if it doesn't work as to my liking than I only get 14 days to return it and if they cant find the fault than I have to fork out for the return delivery cost. I would consider buying a samsung but they haven't released any decent flat screen models this year and the one I had a look at Samsung UE65JU7000 is still out of my budget at £2749. Can anyone give their opinion on this please? Thanks



Sorry I can't but don't forget the 15% top cashback via bespoke offers, or is your price including that?
djprash

I have had a great offer from Bespoke Offers (beat the price) for … I have had a great offer from Bespoke Offers (beat the price) for KD65X8509C at £1,600 with 5 year warranty and free delivery. JL, Currys & RicherSounds have the same model for £1,999. I am really confused whether to go for it or not after reading all the android system reviews on the sony community thread. I currently have virgin tivo box, ps4 and roku3 for all my cable/freeview/gaming. If I use the same setup that I have rather than using the smart functions of the TV (until it gets fixed), is the TV going to work fine? I have a timer ticking down from Bespoke Offers and I am seriously confused what to do as I think for 65 inch 4k, 1600 is a good price. On the other side I feel if it doesn't work as to my liking than I only get 14 days to return it and if they cant find the fault than I have to fork out for the return delivery cost. I would consider buying a samsung but they haven't released any decent flat screen models this year and the one I had a look at Samsung UE65JU7000 is still out of my budget at £2749. Can anyone give their opinion on this please? Thanks



And look at the reviews they have trustpilot.com/rev….uk

This is not pointed at you in particular, I understand people wanting the best deal but you cannot have your cake and eat it.

If something went wrong see where you get with the places that are offering stupidly cheap prices that is if you actually get your order.

John Lewis and and more so Richersounds offer a far better customer service and guarantee.
Edited by: "Crossy" 11th Sep 2015
I have the model without UHD and 3D, since they updated it I don't notice any problems with lag.
Thank you for your replies...the deal for £1600 has already expired as I was given a certain time to add it into my basket and pay for it. I guess its probably for the best I missed out considering the sony buggy software reviews and the bespokeoffers reviews!

Can anyone suggest me a good 65inch 4k TV for a reasonable price?
But is it any good? Can't find a single review anywhere.
MojoMan0427

Enjoy the garbage Android software.



Is it really bad? My Panasonic uses Firefox OS but I got the impression Android would be a safer bet.
I dont have this model but i do have a 2015 android tv model.junes fw update works great and you can stream any tv show or movie through kodi ...no dongles or other boxes...just ethernet cable int back ov telly..wizz bang wallop...
You can get a 55" 1080p model for a lot cheaper.It is too early to buy a 4k tv as there is not enough available at this time.Maybe in a couple of years it will get better and 8k is also not far off
keebb9

Heat added and if someone decides to vote cold please provide a reason, … Heat added and if someone decides to vote cold please provide a reason, I'm sick and tired of people just voting cold like it's a game.



I voted cold, reason is every review I've seen from owners describe how rubbish, slow and buggy this Android tv is.
Lol..bought this yesterday from RS for £989 (VIP £10 discount!!)...

Havent opened it yet, bit reluctant to now, as Ive been hearing of buggy OS and taking between 5 and 20 seconds to change channels using one of the tuners!!

Also wondering if a dual core is going to cut it, as even budge phones have quad cores these days....

Not sure what to do!!!

I know theres "meant" to be an update later this month, that supplies some of the missing but advertised features, so maybe this will also address some of the performance issues.. but cant help think how much of this is down to a dual core cpu!
Edited by: "DrHotUK" 11th Sep 2015
I've got the 43" inch version of this Android TV,and it's an amazing picture and great with my PS4
DeanJones

I've got the 43" inch version of this Android TV,and it's an amazing … I've got the 43" inch version of this Android TV,and it's an amazing picture and great with my PS4



How does the OS perform?
MBeeching

Is it really bad? My Panasonic uses Firefox OS but I got the impression … Is it really bad? My Panasonic uses Firefox OS but I got the impression Android would be a safer bet.



Yes it really is that bad. Could and should have been brilliant, but frankly its a bag of spanners. Picture is great but the OS is crap. How are you getting along with Firefox OS? I was thinking of getting a Panny to replace the Sony that was returned to John Lewis.
Can't understand why some seem think the android os is great others its pants. Could this be down to whether the firmware has been updated or not?
Jaybeam

Can't understand why some seem think the android os is great others its … Can't understand why some seem think the android os is great others its pants. Could this be down to whether the firmware has been updated or not?



My firmware was bang up to date. The problem for me was Sony couldn't give me a date for Youview, PIP, USB recording and 5.1 sound on Netflix despite saying it would be sorted during the summer. I had to return mine before the 90 days was up to JL otherwise I would have been stuck with it. My advice to anyone considering purchasing is to purchase from a retailer that will give you your money back if it doesn't tick your boxes when you get it home. This TV could have been great but it was a major letdown.
but does it run Crysis?
twotanks

My firmware was bang up to date. The problem for me was Sony couldn't … My firmware was bang up to date. The problem for me was Sony couldn't give me a date for Youview, PIP, USB recording and 5.1 sound on Netflix despite saying it would be sorted during the summer. I had to return mine before the 90 days was up to JL otherwise I would have been stuck with it. My advice to anyone considering purchasing is to purchase from a retailer that will give you your money back if it doesn't tick your boxes when you get it home. This TV could have been great but it was a major letdown.


isn't the os the same as the nexus player? stock very limited but you can sideload apps really easy...
I'm looking at the 50" version of this would like some other peoples opinions... though I'm prob going to wait to near xmas
Edited by: "cigbunt" 11th Sep 2015
twotanks

This is by far the safest deal for anyone in two minds. The Android … This is by far the safest deal for anyone in two minds. The Android software that runs this tv is an absolute mess. Slow and very buggy. JL give 90 days to return the tv if its unsuitable. Thats what I did and Im so glad I was able to do that. TVs look great in the shop running from a 4K USB stick, but get it home and connect it to an aerial and satellite dish and in everyday use this TV shows its considerable shortcomings. Sony should not have released these models until the were fully fuctioning.



No wonder with people like u john Lewis profits are down.
You shouldn't get away with a free TV rental.
fiestasteve44

No wonder with people like u john Lewis profits are down.You shouldn't … No wonder with people like u john Lewis profits are down.You shouldn't get away with a free TV rental.



And John Lewis shouldn't stock sell expensive TVs that are buggy, laggy & don't have the features promised.

Edited by: "HankMcSpank" 11th Sep 2015
HankMcSpank

And John Lewis shouldn't stock sell expensive TVs that are buggy, laggy & … And John Lewis shouldn't stock sell expensive TVs that are buggy, laggy & don't have the features promised.



So by your logic if that's what they base their product ranges on then they should sell apple and only apple.
if the TV doesn't provide the features advertised then it clearly doesn't match it's description... and that's a legitimate reason for return.
mines still boxed, tempted to return but can't afford 1500 for the 7500 which would be the logical replacement. don't need the runners as use cable but really want casting and Plex. I'm sure most of issues can be fixed with updates delivered when promised!
fiestasteve44

No wonder with people like u john Lewis profits are down.You shouldn't … No wonder with people like u john Lewis profits are down.You shouldn't get away with a free TV rental.


You should be complaining to John Lewis not their customers.
DrHotUK

mines still boxed, tempted to return but can't afford 1500 for the 7500 … mines still boxed, tempted to return but can't afford 1500 for the 7500 which would be the logical replacement. don't need the runners as use cable but really want casting and Plex. I'm sure most of issues can be fixed with updates delivered when promised!


My advice if you are really worried about being stuck with something that doesn't work as advertised, would be to return it and buy from John Lewis. If Sony don't provide what they promised within 90 days of you purchasing the tv, then return it for a full refund. Surely Sony should have something sorted out for these sets within three months, and if they don't then why should you be stuck with a lemon? John Lewis technical people are well aware of these Sony Android tv problems and they have told me that they have had lots of returns from unhappy customers. I would think Sony must be getting the message, but their silence is deafening. The picture is terrific, the set looks sleek, but the software isn't up to scratch. It runs like an under powered android tablet that's years old,

RicherSound offers "6 YEAR GUARANTEE" which makes the price beat almost useless.

oUkTuRkEyIII

twotanks

My firmware was bang up to date. The problem for me was Sony couldn't … My firmware was bang up to date. The problem for me was Sony couldn't give me a date for Youview, PIP, USB recording and 5.1 sound on Netflix despite saying it would be sorted during the summer. I had to return mine before the 90 days was up to JL otherwise I would have been stuck with it. My advice to anyone considering purchasing is to purchase from a retailer that will give you your money back if it doesn't tick your boxes when you get it home. This TV could have been great but it was a major letdown.



so are you saying that the issue was that promised features hadn't been delivered yet?

how did the features that are available work?

I'm still very tempted to go for this tv, but not as tempted as I first was when they came down £999. I was ready to go for it without question
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