Sony BRAVIA KD55XE8596 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV Freeview HD £759.05 with code at  Richer Sounds
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Sony BRAVIA KD55XE8596 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV Freeview HD £759.05 with code at Richer Sounds

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Found 22nd Jun
Save £150 on a Sony HTZF9 soundbar* / 5% off using voucher code!***

Also free Google Play content bundle.

Was looking in Currys at 4 models last night and was directed to a one off clearance of this model at £748. It's been £749 previously 3 months ago from Sony Centres (not national).

Seriously tempted by this at £759.05 with Free Delivery and the Richer Sounds 6 Year Warranty.

Tech Radar Review Favourable - techradar.com/rev…596

NB: Yes I am well aware it's my first deal in 4 years and apologies if I have missed any key info...
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I'd also be interested in peoples thoughts on how this stacks up against the original 4 models I was considering:

Hisense N6800 55"
Panasonic 700B 58"
Sony 8396 55"
Samsung MU7000 or 7070, also 55"
We have a Sony 4K 55" Android -not this model - and it is excellent.

Yes the interface is a bit slower than Samsung et al, but there is the extra flexibility that being able to install android apps gives you (such as Kodi).
Thanks, the guy Demo’d the interface last night and it looked ok speed wise. He also said there were some settings you could change to disable Samba file sharing if you didn’t use it and that helps. And apparently there is a Sony update coming soon which removes suggested content which apparently slows the OS too.
Edited by: "northie_1980" 22nd Jun
Just a FYI - they were offering this TV plus free 4k player or sound bar at £850 last black Friday. It's a great TV. Would recommend it. It can be slow booting it up without all that samba stuff, and HDR isn't crazy good on this like other TVs over £1k (OLED), but it looks sleek, upscales SD really really well and an excellent remote with a hard Netflix button.

One thing that will also avoid slowing the TV is disabling Youview. Just use the Freeview. Cleaner, faster and allows external HDD recording.
MUFCristiano18 m ago

Just a FYI - they were offering this TV plus free 4k player or sound bar …Just a FYI - they were offering this TV plus free 4k player or sound bar at £850 last black Friday. It's a great TV. Would recommend it. It can be slow booting it up without all that samba stuff, and HDR isn't crazy good on this like other TVs over £1k (OLED), but it looks sleek, upscales SD really really well and an excellent remote with a hard Netflix button. One thing that will also avoid slowing the TV is disabling Youview. Just use the Freeview. Cleaner, faster and allows external HDD recording.


Thanks for the feedback. We’re running a Sony W829 50” at the moment which isn’t HDR and is only 1080p. Been very happy with it since the last World Cup when we bought it.
northie_198013 m ago

Thanks for the feedback. We’re running a Sony W829 50” at the moment which …Thanks for the feedback. We’re running a Sony W829 50” at the moment which isn’t HDR and is only 1080p. Been very happy with it since the last World Cup when we bought it.


I am in the same situation. Same TV. Looking at an increase - just trying to weigh up the pros / cons and which tele I would get.
Heat added but not 10 bit, which in this price range only the MU7000 55"+ is, only issue I have with the Samsung model is the stand and this is stopping me buying it.
supasta41 m ago

Heat added but not 10 bit, which in this price range only the MU7000 55"+ …Heat added but not 10 bit, which in this price range only the MU7000 55"+ is, only issue I have with the Samsung model is the stand and this is stopping me buying it.

displayspecifications.com/en/…a94

Suggests the Samsung is 8 bit + FRC and the Sony is 10 bit, though I think that I read somewhere else the Sony is also 8 bit + FRC.

The comparison shows very little difference between the two and the best comparison is surely seeing them side by side with the same content playing.

I too have been very interested in the Samsung, but when I saw it alongside the 8396 my preference was the Sony, the 8596 in this deal was better still (again only in my opinion).
northie_19802 h, 10 m ago

https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/comparison/30f41ca94Suggests the …https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/comparison/30f41ca94Suggests the Samsung is 8 bit + FRC and the Sony is 10 bit, though I think that I read somewhere else the Sony is also 8 bit + FRC.The comparison shows very little difference between the two and the best comparison is surely seeing them side by side with the same content playing.I too have been very interested in the Samsung, but when I saw it alongside the 8396 my preference was the Sony, the 8596 in this deal was better still (again only in my opinion).


Yes that website has it back to front, the Samsung under 55 is 8+2 but everything above 55 is 10 bit (maybe the model in the state 55+ is 8+2?). The Sony is 8+2 not 10.
Doubt I will even notice the difference between 8 and 10 bit if I ever looked at them side by side lol Maybe I need to just forget 10 bit and buy a TV as my current one has been broken (lines down the side of the image) for the last 6 months while I try to decide on a tv.
Still over priced for a clearance model, however the best of tv's (marginally over the MU7000) mentioned by the OP.
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