Sony Bravia KD55XE9005 HDR 4K 55" - 5 year guarantee included £999 - John Lewis
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Sony Bravia KD55XE9005 HDR 4K 55" - 5 year guarantee included £999 - John Lewis

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Good price, unfortunately lots of issues with frame repeat/dropping on this TV.
Have a look on the AVForums thread about this TV.
Sony have even took to swapping this for the new XF90 because the issue can't be resolved.
john30616 m ago

Good price, unfortunately lots of issues with frame repeat/dropping on …Good price, unfortunately lots of issues with frame repeat/dropping on this TV.Have a look on the AVForums thread about this TV.Sony have even took to swapping this for the new XF90 because the issue can't be resolved.


So could I buy this TV, report the issue and be 'upgraded' by Sony? I'm guessing they'll try fixes first and may be a few engineer vists?
jUsT2eXy7 m ago

So could I buy this TV, report the issue and be 'upgraded' by Sony? I'm …So could I buy this TV, report the issue and be 'upgraded' by Sony? I'm guessing they'll try fixes first and may be a few engineer vists?



Good idea in theory, but I read they have you jumping through hoops before swapping out, But no engineers visit, just videoing the issue and trying a few updates/fixes.
Have a read over on AVF. You may be lucky.
Edited by: "john306" 4th May
john30632 m ago

Good price, unfortunately lots of issues with frame repeat/dropping on …Good price, unfortunately lots of issues with frame repeat/dropping on this TV.Have a look on the AVForums thread about this TV.Sony have even took to swapping this for the new XF90 because the issue can't be resolved.


Hardly “lots of issues”!!!! I have the 49XE9005 and have NEVER seen any “frame dropping”.

In fact, given that the whole XE9005 series has been immensely popular - and with all-round glowing reviews, this is the very first time I have even heard this alleged problem mentioned. If true it must affect a tiny proportion.
Edited by: "BrianM" 4th May
They have sold hundreds of thousands of these units and one guy on avforums wasn’t happy and had his replaced. No tv is perfect, you’ll always find some issue if you look hard enough. I have one of these, the only major thing is the slow android os
cheesebrain18 m ago

They have sold hundreds of thousands of these units and one guy on …They have sold hundreds of thousands of these units and one guy on avforums wasn’t happy and had his replaced. No tv is perfect, you’ll always find some issue if you look hard enough. I have one of these, the only major thing is the slow android os


Yes I have just looked on Avforums! With Motionflow turned right off and looking at timecodes in detail one guy was not happy.......and out of the many 100000s sold (this HAS been one of the most popular and consistently best reviewed series of high-end LED TVs)

Android could be faster but it works. The XFs have no improvements in this area.

YouTube channels seem full of people trashing LG OLEDs for screen-burn......so it seems hard to win
Edited by: "BrianM" 4th May
I have this series 65” and I am loving it since it got setup last week. Haven’t noticed any issues yet, have been watching amazon prime, movies, soccer via casting from BT sports mobile app, cricket from the browser. Sometime Android is bit slow but not a showstopper. Picture quality is amazing, it’s bloody beautiful.
I need to decide, John Lewis 5 years warranty or Richer Sounds 6 years warranty.
What would you suggest?
BrianM3 h, 33 m ago

Hardly “lots of issues”!!!! I have the 49XE9005 and have NEVER seen any “fr …Hardly “lots of issues”!!!! I have the 49XE9005 and have NEVER seen any “frame dropping”. In fact, given that the whole XE9005 series has been immensely popular - and with all-round glowing reviews, this is the very first time I have even heard this alleged problem mentioned. If true it must affect a tiny proportion.


Lots of issues if you read AVF, even a professional reviewer Vincent picked up on it. Plenty of videos of it too.
Sony must think so as they are swapping out sets to the XF90.
Glad it's not noticible for you.
I like the XE93 and some what the XE90 in their screen performance, but the Android implementation is just pish poor. I have a Nvidia Shield unit and there is nothing wrong with Android as a platform and it performs great, its the usual stuff by Sony.

The remote on these TV's is also disgrace, I've never held such a crappy remote for what was a £1000+ TV.

The frame drop/stutter can be an issue for some, thing to remember is that everyone's brain and eyes are different, we all see the world differently so I'm not surprised its not an issue for all.
BrianM6 h, 40 m ago

the whole XE9005 series has been immensely popular - and with all-round …the whole XE9005 series has been immensely popular - and with all-round glowing reviews


Yep immensely popular with thunder flies

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And of course they gave my 65" XE9005 all-round glowing reviews.........after moving in through the dodgy bezel which John Lewis, Martin Dawes and Sony collectively took months and months to admit was a manufacturing fault and eventually replace.
Thunder flies in TVs and Monitors is a problem across all makes and has been talked about for years. Hardly a design fault.
Like to add, Amazon app still doesn’t work well on these sets, glitchy and skips frames on UHD and HD.
cheesebrain4 h, 50 m ago

Thunder flies in TVs and Monitors is a problem across all makes and has …Thunder flies in TVs and Monitors is a problem across all makes and has been talked about for years. Hardly a design fault.


Erm I said manufacturing fault but perhaps it was a design fault because the first one had no fixings on the bezel whilst the replacement had two tiny screws on each corner securing it.

Even the Martin Dawes engineer who was appointed by Sony admitted there was way too much give in it and also commented on some clicking noise but they took forever to sort so it's about customer care matters too.
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