Sony BRAVIA KD85XH8096BU 85 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV £2070 with code @ Richer Sounds
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Sony BRAVIA KD85XH8096BU 85 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED Android TV £2070 with code @ Richer Sounds

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Posted 30th Jun
Large screen tv..
Cheapest I’ve found and includes the 6 year richer sounds warranty and also 10% off using code SONY10
And an additional £125 in richer sounds vouchers if purchased before 7.7.20
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Got one for the caravan.
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Awesome! But £400 more for 3 inches over the Samsung 82in... not sure
yuriperiotto30/06/2020 20:31

Awesome! But £400 more for 3 inches over the Samsung 82in... not sure


3 inches can make all the difference
Lol probably cover a whole wall in my house.
Got one for the caravan.
siliconbits30/06/2020 22:38

https://www.costco.co.uk/Electronics-Security/Televisions-Projectors/Televisions/Sony-KD85XG8596BU-85-Inch-4K-Ultra-HD-Smart-Android-TV/p/296758£1999.99 at Costco for those interested.


different model
Can this works as a separation wall?
zulm30/06/2020 23:25

different model


The older model is apparently the better one. I was chatting to Sony chat last week and they confirmed this. The 2019 model has a 100 hz panel and better processing.
Pointless Incognito mode on this, neighbours two streets away know what you're watching
Ooh. May have to 65 and the 75inch screen
I will move my sofa to toilet to get better view, because in living room I will break my neck by turning my head from one edge to another one all time
This TV uses an IPS panel, not sure if the Sony XH models are the same as the XG series but the 75" in the XG range is the only model that uses a VA panel for better blacks/higher contrast etc. All the other sizes in the range use an IPS panel which has better viewing angles but poorer contrast and is more prone to light bleed. Currys are currently selling the 75" KD75XG8096BU that uses a (imho much better) VA panel version for £999 btw. Thought I'd post this here as it might help someone.
Edited by: "mumjit" 17 h, 25 m ago
siliconbits30/06/2020 22:38

https://www.costco.co.uk/Electronics-Security/Televisions-Projectors/Televisions/Sony-KD85XG8596BU-85-Inch-4K-Ultra-HD-Smart-Android-TV/p/296758£1999.99 at Costco for those interested.


Not coming up at that price for me?
mumjit01/07/2020 19:05

This TV uses an IPS panel, not sure if the Sony XH models are the same as …This TV uses an IPS panel, not sure if the Sony XH models are the same as the XG series but the 75" in the XG range is the only model that uses a VA panel for better blacks/higher contrast etc. All the other sizes in the range use an IPS panel which has better viewing angles but poorer contrast and is more prone to light bleed. Currys are currently selling the 75" KD75XG8096BU that uses a (imho much better) VA panel version for £999 btw. Thought I'd post this here as it might help someone.


So would you say this would be the model to buy upto 1500, Other than OLED?
Abs_H01/07/2020 22:09

So would you say this would be the model to buy upto 1500, Other than OLED?



@Abs_H Sony TV's offer a good picture and their X-motion 'smoothing' tech is also very good, probably the best on 60Hz panels so it's makes fast moving images (football etc) look so much better. Some sets come with a 5 year warranty from Sony themselves and Richer bung an extra year on under their own warranty to make 6 years in total, some retailers just offer the standard 12 month warranty from Sony, or again, Richer will offer their own 6 year warranty with every TV they sell if all that makes sense. Personally, like many others I'm not a fan of TV's that use IPS panels (like the one in this topic) as they look a tad washed out compared to TV's that use a VA panel but I appreciate that some people have others in the family that sit at a 90 degree angle to their TV so wide viewing angles might be more important to them. I just want to sit facing the TV to get the best possible picture so VA panels win everytime if you're not willing or able to pay OLED prices. What size TV are you hoping to get for your £1500 budget? Let me know what size, main usage and your viewing angle and I'll send some recommendations
Edited by: "mumjit" 12 h, 51 m ago
mumjit01/07/2020 23:36

@Abs_H Sony TV's offer a good picture and their X-motion 'smoothing' tech …@Abs_H Sony TV's offer a good picture and their X-motion 'smoothing' tech is also very good, probably the best on 60Hz panels so it's makes fast moving images (football etc) look so much better. Some sets come with a 5 year warranty from Sony themselves and Richer bung an extra year on under their own warranty to make 6 years in total, some retailers just offer the standard 12 month warranty from Sony, or again, Richer will offer their own 6 year warranty with every TV they sell if all that makes sense. Personally, like many others I'm not a fan of TV's that use IPS panels (like the one in this topic) as they look a tad washed out compared to TV's that use a VA panel but I appreciate that some people have others in the family that sit at a 90 degree angle to their TV so wide viewing angles might be more important to them. I just want to sit facing the TV to get the best possible picture so VA panels win everytime if you're not willing or able to pay OLED prices. What size TV are you hoping to get for your £1500 budget? Let me know what size, main usage and your viewing angle and I'll send some recommendations


Thanks for the detailed reply.. The viewing will mainly be front on. I've shortlisted something like the upcoming philips Ambilight Tvs 75pus7855 due out next week and a sony 75 in or 85 in, budget up to 2k. I know Costco have an 85in sony XG for just under 2k.
Abs_H02/07/2020 00:14

Thanks for the detailed reply.. The viewing will mainly be front on. I've …Thanks for the detailed reply.. The viewing will mainly be front on. I've shortlisted something like the upcoming philips Ambilight Tvs 75pus7855 due out next week and a sony 75 in or 85 in, budget up to 2k. I know Costco have an 85in sony XG for just under 2k.


The 85" at Costco is last years 2019 model and uses direct led backlighting and for £2k I'd want full array for a better brighter image at 4K.41270197-rgSXC.jpg
The 2020 model as featured in this very topic KD85H8096 is actually 'worse' than last years model, it only has 400Hz image processing compared to last years model that uses 1000Hz, but I'd still go for a Sony TV with full array back lighting and a better processor such as the 2019 Sony Bravia KD75XG9505 or if you must have a latest 2020 model the KD75XH9005. Sony are actively pushing their current stock and most retailers are currently offering 10% discount on Sony TV's so check with the retailer (i.e. actively ask about this if it isn't advertised) as 10% on £2k is obviously £200+ off! You'd see the difference if you could see them side by side, I appreciate most people don't have the luxury to see this but as I say, for me full array is the sweet spot in the Sony range when you're talking £2k+.
Edited by: "mumjit" 9 h, 55 m ago
mumjit02/07/2020 02:39

The 85" at Costco is last years 2019 model and uses direct led …The 85" at Costco is last years 2019 model and uses direct led backlighting and for £2k I'd want full array for a better brighter image at 4K.[Image] The 2020 model as featured in this very topic KD85H8096 is actually 'worse' than last years model, it only has 400Hz image processing compared to last years model that uses 1000Hz, but I'd still go for a Sony TV with full array back lighting and a better processor such as the 2019 Sony Bravia KD75XG9505 or if you must have a latest 2020 model the KD75XH9005. Sony are actively pushing their current stock and most retailers are currently offering 10% discount on Sony TV's so check with the retailer (i.e. actively ask about this if it isn't advertised) as 10% on £2k is obviously £200+ off! You'd see the difference if you could see them side by side, I appreciate most people don't have the luxury to see this but as I say, for me full array is the sweet spot in the Sony range when you're talking £2k+.


Thanks again.. A lot to think about.
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