Sony BRAVIA KD55X8509C Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 55" £789.89 @ Currys
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Sony BRAVIA KD55X8509C Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 55" £789.89 @ Currys

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Original Poster

Ordered online, non in store to collect.. Dispatched in 2 to 4 weeks. Let's see if it turns up...

heat.

For £10 more you get an extra year's warranty at Richer Sounds

rose2468

For £10 more you get an extra year's warranty at Richer Sounds



and Richer Sounds are also aware of the concept of customer service

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rose2468

For £10 more you get an extra year's warranty at Richer Sounds



Checked yesterday, new ones are not in stock. They got few (display models) not new in selected stores.

5 year warranty included ...which is good
Edited by: "shinds" 26th Aug 2016

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Uridium

and Richer Sounds are also aware of the concept of customer service



Very true, as stated earlier new ones are not in stock.

I have this tv. Amazing picture quality. I spent 2 months checking before I bought it. Much better pic then lg and Samsung. Not full hdr but does have it.

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The_Guru

I have this tv. Amazing picture quality. I spent 2 months checking before … I have this tv. Amazing picture quality. I spent 2 months checking before I bought it. Much better pic then lg and Samsung. Not full hdr but does have it.



same did lot of research before pressing the final button online. You said "not full hdr" what that means? Somebody told me latest firmware has implemented the HDR?

I got the Sam to at 799 from to her sounds,awesome for the money but speakers as expected are weak

HDR is activated via a firmware update and it also has a 10 bit panel

I got a sony refurb from sony centres centresdirect.co.uk/c-4…spx £379 6months ago, good tv but goes bright in the corners and not the greatest tv for real blacks

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LeonCR

I got the Sam to at 799 from to her sounds,awesome for the money but … I got the Sam to at 799 from to her sounds,awesome for the money but speakers as expected are weak HDR is activated via a firmware update and it also has a 10 bit panel



Yes, The big push for 10-bit panels is due to the advent of High Dynamic Range content. This 10-bit content can have more detail in the bright areas of the image, and/or more details in the dark parts of the image.

I've said before I've tried this tv but was not impressed by the screen at all. All down to personal taste I suppose.

If you can, try NOT to buy from Currys which always sold refurbished as new!
Cr**** Bosch washing machine, a bionaire came with a photocopied waranty sheet, a tobshiba HD came with a battered box ... Stay away ..

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Jaybeam

I've said before I've tried this tv but was not impressed by the screen … I've said before I've tried this tv but was not impressed by the screen at all. All down to personal taste I suppose.



Which one you have gone for then?

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aym280

If you can, try NOT to buy from Currys which always sold refurbished as … If you can, try NOT to buy from Currys which always sold refurbished as new! Cr**** Bosch washing machine, a bionaire came with a photocopied waranty sheet, a tobshiba HD came with a battered box ... Stay away ..



I heard similar stories.

Fantastic TV. I agree that Richer Sounds are a far better company to deal with if you can, but with a five year warranty it's hot.

4K content from Amazon Prime looks sensational.

Have this one myself and it is full HDR, you can test on netflix with some of their own shows as it will display HDR instead of Ultra HD 4K to see if you have the latest firmware.
Have loved it since i brought it home though android may not be to everyones tastes as a tv OS.

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corrazy

Have this one myself and it is full HDR, you can test on netflix with … Have this one myself and it is full HDR, you can test on netflix with some of their own shows as it will display HDR instead of Ultra HD 4K to see if you have the latest firmware.Have loved it since i brought it home though android may not be to everyones tastes as a tv OS.



Did lot of research and settled on this one in regards to functions and value. Bit of future proof. Not sure about Currys, can't find the new set from anywhere else within that price bracket.

MissiveUK

Did lot of research and settled on this one in regards to functions and … Did lot of research and settled on this one in regards to functions and value. Bit of future proof. Not sure about Currys, can't find the new set from anywhere else within that price bracket.



see if richer sounds will go for the currys price? can't do any harm to ask

Oh, if you care about 3d, mine defintely didn't come with glasses. Don't know if thats changed but i wasn't bothered as don't watch 3d
Edited by: "corrazy" 26th Aug 2016

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corrazy

see if richer sounds will go for the currys price? can't do any harm to … see if richer sounds will go for the currys price? can't do any harm to ask



i am ready to pay upto 800 or whatever they have listed for. The problem is they have not got any new in stock. only ex display models they are selling.....

Got this tv a few years ago. Can't fault the tv but disappointed that Sony does not subscribe to itv iplayer or channel 4 Iplayer. Salesman pointed out lots of apps on the tv which sounded great in store but you don't realise until you start using it which ones are missing.

MissiveUK

same did lot of research before pressing the final button online. You … same did lot of research before pressing the final button online. You said "not full hdr" what that means? Somebody told me latest firmware has implemented the HDR?



​The hdr works on how bright a panel can go. It works on something called nits. The panel is bright but not as bright as the newer sony models which will support better hdr. E.g, current panel maybe 500 nits newer model 1000. Just an example. Yes there was an update via firmware for hdr but it's limited to the bright of the panel. If you try the hdr mode you will see it pushes brightness to the max. Might be contrast as well.

The_Guru

I have this tv. Amazing picture quality. I spent 2 months checking before … I have this tv. Amazing picture quality. I spent 2 months checking before I bought it. Much better pic then lg and Samsung. Not full hdr but does have it.



Is Sony's android Implementation less **** now then?
I had one of these some months ago but forced currys to take it back as Android was a buggy steaming pile at the time, apps crashing, Freeview took an age to show a picture when changing channels, no recording, etc....
there was a huge thread complaining about the android issues here community.sony.co.uk/t5/…632 that suggest there are still many issues.....
Seems the latest bug is a judder on 4k input from Sky Q and BT Ultra set top boxes....

Personally I swapped mine for a lower spec 55JU6400 Samsung Tizen OS TV and it's been faultless. Image quality is comparable to the Sony (I'd be biased If I said better) and the OS and Apps are rock solid.

btw...Currys were a Ball ache to deal with from start to finish..took my Money to RicherSounds and there service was amazing as always. Manager even gave me the money for the parking meter outside the store from his own pocket.
Edited by: "Uridium" 26th Aug 2016

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Uridium

Is Sony's android Implementation less **** now then? I had one of these … Is Sony's android Implementation less **** now then? I had one of these some months ago but forced currys to take it back as Android was a buggy steaming pile at the time, apps crashing, Freeview took an age to show a picture when changing channels, no recording, etc....there was a huge thread complaining about the android issues here https://community.sony.co.uk/t5/televisions/2015-bravia-android-tv-issues/td-p/1949079/page/632 that suggest there are still many issues.....Personally I swapped mine for a lower spec 55JU6400 Samsung Tizen OS TV and it's been faultless. Image quality is comparable to the Sony (I'd be biased If I said better) and the OS and Apps are rock solid. btw...Currys were a Ball ache to deal with from start to finish..took my Money to RicherSounds and there service was amazing as always. Manager even gave me the money for the parking meter outside the store from his own pocket.




Thanks for sharing your experience... Yes currys is pain in the ****. Basically my requirement is 4K HDR 55 inch tv (at least future proof for few years) around 800 quid. Not bothered about 3d to be honest. I am open to cancel this order if somebody can help me in finding the right one.
Edited by: "MissiveUK" 26th Aug 2016

The_Guru

I have this tv. Amazing picture quality. I spent 2 months checking before … I have this tv. Amazing picture quality. I spent 2 months checking before I bought it. Much better pic then lg and Samsung. Not full hdr but does have it.



Mind sharing your picture settings? Cheers

MissiveUK

Thanks for sharing your experience... Yes currys is pain in the ****. … Thanks for sharing your experience... Yes currys is pain in the ****. Basically my requirement is 4K HDR 55 inch tv (at least future proof for few years) around 800 quid. Not bothered about 3d to be honest. I am open to cancel this order if somebody can help me in finding the right one.



Do yourself a favour and take a trip to your nearest Richer Sounds...the staff know what they are talking about, will show you TV's displaying settings other than the silly Dynamic mode Currys will be using and offer proper customer service pre and post sale.
Personally I'd take a look at this one..but as I said before I like my current Samsung this could be seen as bias
richersounds.com/pro…400

It's a personal thing but I like standard mode,
Brightness 20
Contrast 90
Gamma 0
Black level 50
Black adjust medium
Contrast enhancer low
Colour 50
Colour temp neutral
Live colour off
Sharpness 50
Reality creation manual
Resolution 50
Noise reduction off
Motion flow off
Light sensor on.

I do video for a living so have the eye for it but my personal taste.

theeventguru.co.uk

tom6195

Mind sharing your picture settings? Cheers



​It's a personal thing but I like standard mode,
Brightness 20
Contrast 90
Gamma 0
Black level 50
Black adjust medium
Contrast enhancer low
Colour 50
Colour temp neutral
Live colour off
Sharpness 50
Reality creation manual
Resolution 50
Noise reduction off
Motion flow off
Light sensor on.

I do video for a living so have the eye for it but my personal taste.

theeventguru.co.uk

Original Poster

Shall i stick to it or cancel with Currys? Spoken to curry's, they have no idea when is it coming back in stock.

MissiveUK

Shall i stick to it or cancel with Currys? Spoken to curry's, they have … Shall i stick to it or cancel with Currys? Spoken to curry's, they have no idea when is it coming back in stock.



​Always buy from John Lewis or richer sounds.

Original Poster

cancelled, thanks all for your help. Now hunt for new TV starts again. Hope to get more help here. samsung or sony?

MissiveUK

cancelled, thanks all for your help. Now hunt for new TV starts again. … cancelled, thanks all for your help. Now hunt for new TV starts again. Hope to get more help here. samsung or sony?



​If you know how to set colours etc either is fine. If not sony has more natural picture. Samsung always over vibrant with colours.

The_Guru

​Always buy from John Lewis or richer sounds.



What he said....

what's android like on this? better than firestick?​

MissiveUK

Which one you have gone for then?


Still waiting but closely looking at the Samsung 55" KS7000

Fantastic tv, I love my set

MissiveUK

Thanks for sharing your experience... Yes currys is pain in the ****. … Thanks for sharing your experience... Yes currys is pain in the ****. Basically my requirement is 4K HDR 55 inch tv (at least future proof for few years) around 800 quid. Not bothered about 3d to be honest. I am open to cancel this order if somebody can help me in finding the right one.



You won't get better than this in your price range.

I have this tv and it's excellent

Bought the 49" version and am well impressed. Kodi installed easily, but on settings only says 1080p. It will play 4k not sure if it really is 4k! Anyone else had this problem? (Very happy with the TV by the way)

no fix from Sony regarding sky q and bt uhd until some time in September.

Uridium

Personally I'd take a look at this one..but as I said before I like my … Personally I'd take a look at this one..but as I said before I like my current Samsung this could be seen as biashttp://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ue55ku6400/sams-ue55ku6400



I went with the UE55KU6470 i believe the only difference is you can activated by voice GREAT TV

Edited by: "garybb" 26th Aug 2016
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