Sony BRAVIA KD55XE9305 £999 @ John Lewis Brent Cross Shopping Mall London. Ex display 5 yr Warranty
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Sony BRAVIA KD55XE9305 £999 @ John Lewis Brent Cross Shopping Mall London. Ex display 5 yr Warranty

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Ultimate picture quality with X1 Extreme processor - whatever the source
Sony's newly developed X1 Extreme processor has an impressive 40% more real-time processing than the already high-performing X1. What's more, this processor is smart enough the know the difference between a 4K UHD Blu-ray, Netflix 4K and USB streaming, to deliver the best possible image quality, whatever the source.

With technology from the range-topping ZD9 for stunning detail
First used on the range-topping ZD9 model, Object-Based HDR remaster analyses images and enhances both colour and textures for extraordinary realism and depth. Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR further enhances this by eliminating the 'banding' that can be seen on inferior TVs as the tone and shade gradually change. Now a sunset looks just like a true sunset rather than a graduated approximation.

X-tended Dynamic Range PRO with HDR - High Dynamic Range
The Sony KD55XE9305 is compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range). This extends the range of colours for enhanced realism. It also delivers brighter whites and darker blacks, helping to give this TV stunning levels of contrast. Where this Sony 55 inch TV goes even further is in using Sony's X-tended Dynamic Range PRO processor. By precisely balancing the light output across the screen, dimming some areas and boosting others, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO reveals a brightness range three times that of a conventional LED-backlit TV.

Slim Backlight Drive with Local Dimming
At just 40mm deep, the KD55XE9305 is one of the slimmest LED TVs on the market. Slim Backlight Drive cleverly guides light to where it's needed most on screen, which has the dual benefit of improving contrast as well as reducing the TV's bulk.

Motionflow XR1000Hz for super-smooth motion
This Sony is 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.

Enhanced sound
Although flatscreen TVs have their limits and can never match a soundbar or sound base, the Sony KD55XE9305 packs in technology that makes the most of the space limitations. The XE9305 models use a three-way, front-firing speaker array that delivers a sound that's not just dynamic but also that's much crisper and clearer than downward-firing type speaker systems.

A style sensation
With its flush surface and ultra-narrow frame, the KD55XE9305 looks almost as good switched off as it does on! Taking this super-clean styling even further, cable channels built into the stand mean you can tuck the power and connecting cables neatly out of sight.

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

Voice Search and Content Bar for effortless searching
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. The unobtrusive content bar quickly lets you find the movie, TV show or video you're after. Call up the Content bar and you can keep watching, while you scan through live TV, on demand, downloaded TV shows and more.

For a TV that gets the very best from all of your sources, switch on to the Sony KD55EX9305.
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One year old model, I wonder how long this has been left turned 'on' while on display?
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is this better than the XE9005?
In a word, yes!
roll_me_some9 m ago

is this better than the XE9005?


Yes, the X1 Extreme processor engine & over 1200+ cd/m2 nits brightness alone, make the XE93 well worth a bag of sand!
Despite being edge-lit, it is a better set than the 9005, it's actually a better set than the 2018 replacement - the XF9005 with Dolby Vision support etc. I took one of these over an OLED as I preferred the brighter overall screen (this set can display 1000+ nits - so is truly HDR compliant) and the zero change of screen burn.
But it's a single display and it's an ex-demo.....
Edited by: "Stoofa" 14th Jun
One year old model, I wonder how long this has been left turned 'on' while on display?
i_need_bargains1 m ago

One year old model, I wonder how long this has been left turned 'on' while …One year old model, I wonder how long this has been left turned 'on' while on display?



Really doesn't matter. No chance of screen burn and backlights are designed to last for years. With the JL 5yr warranty, even if a problem develops it'll be sorted.
Stoofa3 m ago

Really doesn't matter. No chance of screen burn and backlights are …Really doesn't matter. No chance of screen burn and backlights are designed to last for years. With the JL 5yr warranty, even if a problem develops it'll be sorted.


I agree on the screen burn but a grand is still a lot of cash for a TV that's likely been in use for 1000s of hours.
bitcoin513 m ago

Yes, the X1 Extreme processor engine & over 1200+ cd/m2 nits brightness …Yes, the X1 Extreme processor engine & over 1200+ cd/m2 nits brightness alone, make the XE93 well worth a bag of sand!


Personally I would not have considered the 9305 because of the edge-lit display!
BrianM27 m ago

Personally I would not have considered the 9305 because of the edge-lit …Personally I would not have considered the 9305 because of the edge-lit display!


It's important to note that it isn't standard edge lighting. It has dual-stacked LEDs on both the top and the bottom of the screen, whereas almost all other edge lit TVs have a single strip of LEDs on the bottom of the screen. It also has two metal plates that guide light to the right areas of the screen to provide true local dimming. This is also why it's so ridiculously heavy (the 55" model weighs 32.6kg with the stand attached - almost double what most other 55" TVs do).

As a result of all this it actually has better local dimming than both the XE90 and XF90, despite them using full-array backlighting, with much less blooming and haloing than the former, and less bright blooming and haloing than the latter. Obviously it falls short of the XE94 and ZD9 though, but they're not available in this size and are much more expensive.
Give it another week and TV prices will tumble as the world cup starts...
doctorblue14th Jun

Give it another week and TV prices will tumble as the world cup starts...


They already have.
i_need_bargains1 h, 14 m ago

I agree on the screen burn but a grand is still a lot of cash for a TV …I agree on the screen burn but a grand is still a lot of cash for a TV that's likely been in use for 1000s of hours.



But with an estimated life of 20+ years, is 1000 hours going to make that much difference?
BrianM1 h, 8 m ago

Personally I would not have considered the 9305 because of the edge-lit …Personally I would not have considered the 9305 because of the edge-lit display!



And you would be making a mistake based on your lack of knowledge.
Considering the XE93 has better performance than the majority of full-array models - you'd be missing out on something based on a "buzz word".
Love this TV. Lowest I've seen it before this was £1250
DaveKp14th Jun

Love this TV. Lowest I've seen it before this was £1250


Yeah, that would have been for a new one
Stoofa41 m ago

But with an estimated life of 20+ years, is 1000 hours going to make that …But with an estimated life of 20+ years, is 1000 hours going to make that much difference?


Several thousand I would estimate. And you have to consider because it's end of line, a new one might have been picked up for a decent price not that far north of this ex-display.
I know that this is a better TV than my xe90 and this is a great deal, assuming I could get it delivered. I would love to see if DV makes a real difference on this screen. But the main reviewer I watch on YouTube for every film always says that Dolby Vision is only slightly better. While everyone else raves about it.

But quite a few people have issues with the xe93 as well. Also when I do watch my xe90 it still looks great and I wouldn't have to update my UHD player.

This is the internal conversation I have with myself every time I see one of these tempting deals.
Edited by: "Enet" 14th Jun
It's difficult to explain the difference between "standard HDR" and "Dolby Vision". I started watching Altered Carbon on Netflix in HDR on my XE93. Then they released the DV supporting firmware, so I watched the last half in Dolby Vision.
I could see a difference with Dolby Vision - but putting into words how different it looked is difficult. I thought it looked better, but that is a difficult way to quantify
after sending back my 65" oled, I've been on the hunt for one of these in 65".... no where to be found
Edited by: "madmal" 14th Jun
Heat added, looking for a 65 version myself, best i can find is £1895 for a 65'' and a 200 mile round trip
madmal6 m ago

after sending back my 65" oled, I've been on the hunt for one of these in …after sending back my 65" oled, I've been on the hunt for one of these in 65".... no where to be found


snellings.co.uk/sto…tv/
DeviousG35 m ago

https://www.snellings.co.uk/store/sony/tv-and-audio/sony-kd65xe9305-65-inch-led-4k-ultra-hdr-smart-android-tv/


Thanks for that... very tempting but they wont deliver up here.
Good price but very unlikely for there to be more than a couple of these at this price to be found anywhere.
Stoofa1 h, 39 m ago

It's difficult to explain the difference between "standard HDR" and "Dolby …It's difficult to explain the difference between "standard HDR" and "Dolby Vision". I started watching Altered Carbon on Netflix in HDR on my XE93. Then they released the DV supporting firmware, so I watched the last half in Dolby Vision.I could see a difference with Dolby Vision - but putting into words how different it looked is difficult. I thought it looked better, but that is a difficult way to quantify


In theory, Dolby Vision should be better than bog-standard HDR due to the dynamic metadata. However in practice, I have no idea as my TV only has HDR - by different, do you mean better i.e..better colour gamut, brighter whites and deeper blacks with DV vs HDR??
I felt the entire screen looked brighter with DV over standard HDR. So you still had your deep blacks (and I'm not going to pretend my LCD can offer the same inky blacks than an OLED can - but they are close) but the contrast to the brightest brights seemed even more defined.
The same happened with Lost In Space - I think it's the "brights" where DV really comes into it's own.
madmal2 h, 42 m ago

Thanks for that... very tempting but they wont deliver up here.


Yeah they won't deliver to me either and the price tag is still a bit high aswel
DeviousG23 m ago

Yeah they won't deliver to me either and the price tag is still a bit high …Yeah they won't deliver to me either and the price tag is still a bit high aswel


I think we've missed the boat on the 65" xe93 might as well wait for the xf9005 to come down in price. Or maybe the zd9 will get replaced this year so come down in price, would love one of those.
DeviousG5 h, 31 m ago

Yeah they won't deliver to me either and the price tag is still a bit high …Yeah they won't deliver to me either and the price tag is still a bit high aswel


Did they say it was still available and what time was this?
1AKY33 m ago

Did they say it was still available and what time was this?


When I rang they had a couple left. That was about 5pm.
madmal17 h, 0 m ago

after sending back my 65" oled, I've been on the hunt for one of these in …after sending back my 65" oled, I've been on the hunt for one of these in 65".... no where to be found


I got my 65'' refurbished one from the Sony centre almost a year ago for £1700, I say refurb it hadnt had any cables linked to it (as all the panels still had the blue sealer tabs on them) and the remote was still sealed in the packet so it hadnt even been switched on, so its like the previous buyer just took it out thought it was too big and sent it back, maybe the sony centre still has them?

I was checking every month or so from john lewis and richer sounds to see if it would drop much in price and the cheapest I saw was £1695 with the 5/6 warranty obviously, but I just checked again and it seems they have all sold put and replaced with the XF range now

Cracking tv though, also happy that the 2018 XF90 series has only superceded the XE90 and not the XE93 (which is still better) and confirm it is very heavy! I orignally wanted a 65' OLED Sony (bit of a brand snob with tv's) but I wasnt going to spend over £2000 on a tv so thought id get this and in a few years time a Sony oled will be more affordable as it gradually becomes standard
Edited by: "TobiRIP" 15th Jun
I have this exact model and highly recommend it
Refurbished one here for £950 or the Sony KD-55XE9305 for £1050 both delivered from the Sony Centre 1 year warranty, could be worth a shout
Edited by: "TobiRIP" 15th Jun
Its a shame I missed out on this TV when it was on sale at John Lewis or Richersound.

Can anyone advice which TV is a better replacement that match this? Not over £1,500 in price. (am not looking for OLED tv because of burn in)

Lastly anyone with experience buying TV after World Cups? Does TV prices generally fall after that? Logic dictate price should fall down but can't find any information on my we research for previous world Cup years of TV prices falling
skula21 h, 41 m ago

Its a shame I missed out on this TV when it was on sale at John Lewis or …Its a shame I missed out on this TV when it was on sale at John Lewis or Richersound.Can anyone advice which TV is a better replacement that match this? Not over £1,500 in price. (am not looking for OLED tv because of burn in) Lastly anyone with experience buying TV after World Cups? Does TV prices generally fall after that? Logic dictate price should fall down but can't find any information on my we research for previous world Cup years of TV prices falling


Why dont you look at what I posted?
TobiRIP16th Jun

Why dont you look at what I posted?


It is what considering but only for those in London. I am up north in Manchester unless you think John Lewis will from Brent Cross
skula5 h, 24 m ago

It is what considering but only for those in London. I am up north in …It is what considering but only for those in London. I am up north in Manchester unless you think John Lewis will from Brent Cross


No i posted the Grade A refurbished ones direct fron Sony with delivery
TobiRIP17th Jun

No i posted the Grade A refurbished ones direct fron Sony with delivery


Thanks Tobi, I saw that one. The one year warrantee just put me off. Too much a risk to spend that amount on a TV with only one year warrantee
skula22 h, 59 m ago

Thanks Tobi, I saw that one. The one year warrantee just put me off. Too …Thanks Tobi, I saw that one. The one year warrantee just put me off. Too much a risk to spend that amount on a TV with only one year warrantee


XE 90 in stock here at JL for £999
Edited by: "TobiRIP" 19th Jun
I have this TV. Great contrast. Little haloing. On max brightness, this hurts my eyes.
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