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Sony BRAVIA KD55XH9005BU 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV £974 @ Richer Sounds
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Sony BRAVIA KD55XH9005BU 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV £974 @ Richer Sounds

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Posted 19th Aug

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I was looking at this TV for a while as the reviews are amazing.
Today was the day and it got a discount of £300 + £25 with voucher "TV25"
It also has 5 years warranty


Specs:
Brand Sony
4K Ultra HD Yes
HDR Yes
BBC iPlayer Yes
Screen Size 55
Motion Processing X-Motion Clarity
LED Backlight LED - Full Array
Power Consumption- Normal Use 116
Stand Yes - Fixed
Wall Mount Required VESA - 300 x 300
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Local Dimming Yes - Full Array
Camera No
Gesture Control No
Packaging Dimensions WxHxD 1348 x 833 x 160
Netflix 4K Streaming Yes
Power Consumption - Annual 161
Maximum Stand Width (mm) 1053
Panel Bit Depth 10 bit
HDR Format Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Analogue Tuner Yes
USB Video Playback Yes
USB Recording Yes (Not compatible with YouView)
Headphone Socket Yes
Wireless Connection Yes
Full Web Browser Yes
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
ARC - Audio Return Channel Yes - eARC
Touch Screen No
Voice Activated TV Yes
Quad Core Processor Yes
Twin Tuners Yes
HDMI 2.0 Yes
Screen Resolution 4k_ultra_hd
Panel Frequency (Hz) 100Hz
Digital Audio Output Yes - Optical
USB 3
Weight (KG) 16.5/17.5 (Without/With Stand)
Component No
Remote Control yes
Smartphone control Yes
HDMI 4_HDCP2_2_4
Pixel Resolution 3840 x 2160
Scart Sockets No
Speakers Yes
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD (mm) 1231 x 710 x 70
Dimensions including stand WxHxD (mm) 1231 x 780 x 338
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Definitely a good price. I am after 65inch tv but there is only £200off
This or the XG95?
Can't buy online?
NaeemGaliara19/08/2020 18:15

XG 2019XH 2020


I know that, but what I'm asking is is this year's 90 superior to last year's 95.
I bought the XF 2018 version a few weeks ago and its superb but now I wish I'd have held out a bit longer for this deal :/
Great tv for next generation consoles so the reviews says.
My current Sony Bravia is still going strong after 10 years, is this longevity with Sony TV's normal? Just wondering if I should go for another Sony for this reason.
Edited by: "mr_j87" 19th Aug
mr_j8719/08/2020 18:59

My current Sony Bravia is still going strong after 10 years, is this …My current Sony Bravia is still going strong after 10 years, is this longevity with Sony TV's normal? Just wondering if I should go for another Sony for this reason.


It's luck of the draw really. If a model has a fundamental flaw it doesn't matter which brand. I wouldn't buy a Sony on this reason alone.
NaeemGaliara19/08/2020 18:15

XG 2019XH 2020


XH same TV with different speakers and filter to improve peripheral viewing which reduces brightness.

I have even upgraded my 65XG Firmware with XH Firmware that's how alike they are.
LYallop19/08/2020 19:09

flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1581346800[Image] Supports …flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1581346800[Image] Supports HDMI 2.1 for 120fps which will be useful for the next gen consoles.Edit: This is the TV I've got my eye on for the reasons above.


The XH950 does not support HDMI 2.1.
Edited by: "TheBiker" 19th Aug
TheBiker19/08/2020 19:17

The XH950 does not support HDMI 2.1.


41705782-AvcaM.jpgMust be a misprint then
budgio19/08/2020 18:42

I bought the XF 2018 version a few weeks ago and its superb but now I …I bought the XF 2018 version a few weeks ago and its superb but now I wish I'd have held out a bit longer for this deal :/


Don't be. This newer xh90 is actually far inferior for HDR which is what content is all about these days. It does have HDMI 2.1 though which will be useful for next gen consoles with refresh rate stuff. The xh95 is more of a successor to the xf90 picture wise, but it also lacks HDMI 2.1, so you do have to make compromises with the latest Sony LCD TVs.

Just remember that these days manufacturers oftentimes make regressions on their newer lineups and charge extra, and most consumers are none the wiser. Your xf90 is just fine and if you're not noticing that you're missing anything then there's no need to regret the purchase.
di910019/08/2020 19:34

Don't be. This newer xh90 is actually far inferior for HDR which is what …Don't be. This newer xh90 is actually far inferior for HDR which is what content is all about these days. It does have HDMI 2.1 though which will be useful for next gen consoles with refresh rate stuff. The xh95 is more of a successor to the xf90 picture wise, but it also lacks HDMI 2.1, so you do have to make compromises with the latest Sony LCD TVs.Just remember that these days manufacturers oftentimes make regressions on their newer lineups and charge extra, and most consumers are none the wiser. Your xf90 is just fine and if you're not noticing that you're missing anything then there's no need to regret the purchase.


Do you think there will be any more firmware updates for the XF90? Hoping for 1440p @120 support on next gen consoles. The TV can be forced on PC to run at 1440p 120 so it's possible.
budgio19/08/2020 19:53

Do you think there will be any more firmware updates for the XF90? Hoping …Do you think there will be any more firmware updates for the XF90? Hoping for 1440p @120 support on next gen consoles. The TV can be forced on PC to run at 1440p 120 so it's possible.


I’ve got the XF90 and looked around for any likely further updates (because XG got the AirPlay update) and it looks like they won’t update it anymore just down to the fact they want you to upgrade.
Edited by: "phoenix029" 19th Aug
di910019/08/2020 19:34

Don't be. This newer xh90 is actually far inferior for HDR which is what …Don't be. This newer xh90 is actually far inferior for HDR which is what content is all about these days. It does have HDMI 2.1 though which will be useful for next gen consoles with refresh rate stuff. The xh95 is more of a successor to the xf90 picture wise, but it also lacks HDMI 2.1, so you do have to make compromises with the latest Sony LCD TVs.Just remember that these days manufacturers oftentimes make regressions on their newer lineups and charge extra, and most consumers are none the wiser. Your xf90 is just fine and if you're not noticing that you're missing anything then there's no need to regret the purchase.


This has eArc as well which I wish my XF had.
phoenix02919/08/2020 20:43

This has eArc as well which I wish my XF had.


Yep, there are little things here and there that can be useful for some people. Like with eARC, if that's enough of a hinderance to your experience, then it could be worth an upgrade. Another thing that affects a lot of people is the slow OS, which upgrading TV models does get you the faster chips, or you can just attach an Amazon fire stick 4k or Nvidia shield pro. With upgrading though, I would probably go OLED with a nice, up to date TV that has all the latest features, which seems to usually be LG nowadays. Unless OLED doesn't work for you for various reasons. For myself, I got the xf90 only a couple months ago, so hopefully by the time I'm dying for an upgrade we'll have microLED and/or cheap OLEDs - one can hope!

budgio19/08/2020 19:53

Do you think there will be any more firmware updates for the XF90? Hoping …Do you think there will be any more firmware updates for the XF90? Hoping for 1440p @120 support on next gen consoles. The TV can be forced on PC to run at 1440p 120 so it's possible.


I'm not sure, but I wouldn't think so. It is a 2018 model, though it was also continued and sold in the 2019 lineup. I also force 1440p@120 on PC. I'm not that big on consoles, but is 1080p@120 at least possible? Shame if you can't make the TV have 120hz in any way for consoles.
phoenix02919/08/2020 20:43

This has eArc as well which I wish my XF had.


I've got the 2017 XE 55 inch which has Arc, I'm not sure if eArc is superior to Arc or just the same though.
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Unless you are a gamer the xg95 will be better than this I would imagine. This is the same as the xg90 but with 2.1 features
di910019/08/2020 21:10

Yep, there are little things here and there that can be useful for some …Yep, there are little things here and there that can be useful for some people. Like with eARC, if that's enough of a hinderance to your experience, then it could be worth an upgrade. Another thing that affects a lot of people is the slow OS, which upgrading TV models does get you the faster chips, or you can just attach an Amazon fire stick 4k or Nvidia shield pro. With upgrading though, I would probably go OLED with a nice, up to date TV that has all the latest features, which seems to usually be LG nowadays. Unless OLED doesn't work for you for various reasons. For myself, I got the xf90 only a couple months ago, so hopefully by the time I'm dying for an upgrade we'll have microLED and/or cheap OLEDs - one can hope!I'm not sure, but I wouldn't think so. It is a 2018 model, though it was also continued and sold in the 2019 lineup. I also force 1440p@120 on PC. I'm not that big on consoles, but is 1080p@120 at least possible? Shame if you can't make the TV have 120hz in any way for consoles.


Yes it will do 1080p @120 with the next gen systems.
Here's hoping for 1440p though.
LYallop19/08/2020 21:11

I've got the 2017 XE 55 inch which has Arc, I'm not sure if eArc is …I've got the 2017 XE 55 inch which has Arc, I'm not sure if eArc is superior to Arc or just the same though. [Image]



ARC has limited bandwidth, like optical which supports upto 5.1, DD/DTS. eARC supports the same audio codecs as straight HDMI, so you get all the lossless codecs such as Dolby True HD.
Want this in 75... needs to drop a litle more and ill bite
LYallop19/08/2020 21:11

I've got the 2017 XE 55 inch which has Arc, I'm not sure if eArc is …I've got the 2017 XE 55 inch which has Arc, I'm not sure if eArc is superior to Arc or just the same though. [Image]


Arc is 37 times higher bandwith... whether you would notice or benefit ... i dono but thats the crack of it... more i look into new TVs the more options and complications there are LOL
Edited by: "long-time-lerker" 19th Aug
rev619/08/2020 21:59

ARC has limited bandwidth, like optical which supports upto 5.1, DD/DTS. …ARC has limited bandwidth, like optical which supports upto 5.1, DD/DTS. eARC supports the same audio codecs as straight HDMI, so you get all the lossless codecs such as Dolby True HD.


Thanks for clearing that up
donotneed19/08/2020 21:44

Unless you are a gamer the xg95 will be better than this I would imagine. …Unless you are a gamer the xg95 will be better than this I would imagine. This is the same as the xg90 but with 2.1 features


Correct on xg95. But the xg90 was just a smaller 49" variant of the xf90 the following year as the xf90 continued in 55"+. This xh90 is like a newer breed with its much worse HDR but hdmi 2.1, yet still under the "90" numbering which makes it seem like a straight successor which it isn't if upgrading visuals.
mr_j8719/08/2020 18:59

My current Sony Bravia is still going strong after 10 years, is this …My current Sony Bravia is still going strong after 10 years, is this longevity with Sony TV's normal? Just wondering if I should go for another Sony for this reason.


They are one of the reliable tvs out there, they normally offer Sony 5 year warranty if Brought from independent retailers, plus they use rubycon capacitors in there psu boards that's why they last long
This or the B9?
mr_j8720/08/2020 09:29

This or the B9?


You mean the LG b9? Total different tv to this Its a oled, if you were to go OLED the Sony AG8 excellent picture and the the screen itself has the speaker built in. The option would be to go with 55 XG95 this better tv then the xh900 has better procceessor x1 ultimate and is available from Costco for 839
Edited by: "Bavy" 20th Aug
You only got a £25 discount as its 999 everywhere else too, anyone notice how these TV prices all change at same time
NaeemGaliara19/08/2020 18:15

XG 2019XH 2020


In this case if you can find the XG95 in the size you want, get it over the XH.

It will likely be far cheaper, and is the same TV bar two addtional 5W speakers. The XH firmware even works on the XG9505 to give is some improvements. It's all over Reddit.
j3remy4219/08/2020 18:20

I know that, but what I'm asking is is this year's 90 superior to last …I know that, but what I'm asking is is this year's 90 superior to last year's 95.


No. It still runs the X1 4K HDR processor (renamed extreme) whilst the 9505 runs the X1 Ultimate

*Edit* - There is one oddity, in that the XH90 appears to have HDMI 2.1 enabled in the firmware for 2 of its 4 ports.

Why is a bit of a mystery, as Sonys TVs have had 2.1 hardware support for a couple of years, they've always just blocked it in the firmware.... My (ill educated) opinion is that they are running it out as a test before it goes to the rest of the range
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Annoyingly - The TV25 code works on the XH90 but not the XH95
Edited by: "sniperpenguin" 20th Aug
j3remy4219/08/2020 18:13

This or the XG95?


XH is by far superior.. HDMI 2.1 is a huge, massive factor in that since this particular model supports the next gen gaming systems and is capable of doing 4k at 120fps - the full 10 bit panel is also handy for some pretty mind-blowing 4K visuals.

Not that the XG isn't capable of being very lovely, but it won't support the sort of visuals through any external devices.. so this is most definitely the one
mr_j8719/08/2020 18:59

My current Sony Bravia is still going strong after 10 years, is this …My current Sony Bravia is still going strong after 10 years, is this longevity with Sony TV's normal? Just wondering if I should go for another Sony for this reason.


With Richer you're getting a 6 year warranty anyway, so if there are general problems with the TV it'll be covered
TheBiker19/08/2020 19:15

XH same TV with different speakers and filter to improve peripheral …XH same TV with different speakers and filter to improve peripheral viewing which reduces brightness.I have even upgraded my 65XG Firmware with XH Firmware that's how alike they are.


..you can't upgrade the HDMI ports to 2.1 though, so external devices won't be able to give you the advantage of let's say 120 frames a second. So pretty much the same with exclusion of new, better features and a much more capable Android OS from what I've heard
LYallop19/08/2020 19:25

[Image] Must be a misprint then


Actually, XH90 does but apparently XH95 doesn't for some strange reason...
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