Sony Bravia KDL50W755C X-Reality Pro LED HD 1080p Android TV, 50" With Freeview HD & Built-In Wi-Fi YouView Upgradable £529.00 @ Argos
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Sony Bravia KDL50W755C X-Reality Pro LED HD 1080p Android TV, 50" With Freeview HD & Built-In Wi-Fi YouView Upgradable £529.00 @ Argos

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Found 24th Nov 2015
The Sony W75C is a Full HD TV with access to a world of entertainment and apps. Part of the W756C Series, the television is one of the first of its kind to feature Android TV which offers an entirely new level of ‘Smart’. Powered by Sony’s unique processing engine, images are displayed in a stunning quality across the 50-inch screen. And all this is [packed in to a super-slim design which blends seamlessly into its surroundings.
X-Reality Pro
Improving everything you watch on your Sony Bravia TV is X-Reality PRO. The engine maximizes the picture quality of the full range of input sources, everything from dazzling 1080p Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) movies all the way to very low-resolution, highly-compressed Web video. After analysing each pixel and comparing patterns, the system restores detail lost in compression and transmission. The system also reduces noise and reproduces optimum contrast, colour and sharpness. The result is that you experience stunning picture quality with better clarity, for anything you watch.
Android TV
Your Smart TV has just got smarter with Android. Enjoy seamless entertainment and intelligent search to experience new ways of watching. BRAVIA is Google Cast ready so you can easily cast your favourite entertainment from the likes of YouTube, from your personal device on to the stunning Sony W75 screen. And what’s more, with GooglePlay you can discover movies and TV shows, viral videos and games in a brand new way.
*Use of this TV requires consent to Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Slim Design
The slimline design blends effortlessly into a living room, enabling easier mounting on a wall. And because the screen has minimal bezels, you can become immersed in your entertainment with near edge-to-edge pictures.
Smooth motion
With Motionflow XR 800Hz, every image on the screen refreshes at a higher rate than normal. Sports and fast-moving action look noticeably smoother, sharper and more natural, with reduced blur and judder.
YouView (Available Summer 2015)
The seven day scroll back TV guide brings together catch up TV from across BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.**
**User interface may differ. Limited ITV content in Scotland and NI. Suitable coverage, broadband speed and aerial required.
Optional extras
One-Flick remote
With the One-Flick touchpad TV remote, you can comfortably flick your way through TV schedules, web clips, photos and more on the ultra-responsive touchpad area. The remote is even enabled with NFC (Near-Field Communication) so you can share photos wirelessly from your Smart device straight to your Sony TV screen, at a single touch.
Perfect partner
Boasting down-firing speakers, the W75C can comfortably carry the sound of your favourite movies, games and TV programmes. But if you want to add that extra audio punch, then a well suited soundbar can enhance your TVs sound quality. More affordable and easier to set up than a full size speaker system, they don’t compromise on quality either.

People that have it have got Kodi running on it.
Possible to get £25 off using Nationwide rewards also Cashback from the usual suspects. Quidco 7%.
Mind you Richer Sounds offer 6 years guarantee, should price match without any issues and perhaps John Lewis too.
I have read on the forums the input lag on this is very low, so should be great for gamers.
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I ordered this yesterday with John Lewis as they price matched, coming on Thursday. Excellent reviews and looks superb imo.
how does Kodi run on it*
surely be looking for a 4k deal at this price this weekend ?
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candyman86

how does Kodi run on it*


It has google apps
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zedx19

I ordered this yesterday with John Lewis as they price matched, coming on … I ordered this yesterday with John Lewis as they price matched, coming on Thursday. Excellent reviews and looks superb imo.


How many years guarantee do they provide?
subzero1234

]How many years guarantee do they provide?



5 years
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zedx19

5 years


Richer Sounds provide 6, but I hear JL guarantee and support is way better. still thinking who to buy from.
interesting about kodi, didn't even know that was possible. I have the 55inch so perhaps could get kodi to run on that
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robertadams12345

surely be looking for a 4k deal at this price this weekend ?


The jump in price for the 4k with all the kit this has is too big.
On a bit of a budget, so this is my next tv.
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essexgangsta

interesting about kodi, didn't even know that was possible. I have the … interesting about kodi, didn't even know that was possible. I have the 55inch so perhaps could get kodi to run on that


Its on google play, I downloaded onto my phone through Play, so I'm assuming it is done in the same way.
how well does Kodi run on this? can the processer handle it?
Just bought the 50w805cbu from John Lewis,for £599 then discovered that Richer Sounds are selling it for £579,so popped in a price match claim
good find op, heat added
Got this TV on Saturday. Great quality and picture. 4K holds no interest for me. 1080p at 24p is awesome.

Google apps etc are a nice feature. Speakers aren't too bad compared to my Toshiba. very nippy interface and picture noticeably improved from old TV. Even wife impressed.
batemansxxxb

Just bought the 50w805cbu from John Lewis,for £599 then discovered that … Just bought the 50w805cbu from John Lewis,for £599 then discovered that Richer Sounds are selling it for £579,so popped in a price match claim

This TV stuck out for me in JL. I am unsure of all the specs flying around is this tv a lot better than the one posted?
Thanks in advance for any helpful replies
essexgangsta

interesting about kodi, didn't even know that was possible. I have the … interesting about kodi, didn't even know that was possible. I have the 55inch so perhaps could get kodi to run on that



​I have 55" version and kodi runs OK on it, android still needs some improvement in my opinion tho.
is john lewis price match comfirmed ?

I read that the software was very buggy on this. Especially the satellite tv guide and recording to HDD.

I also read its under powered to run Android TV. dual core, when it needs quad core.
Edited by: "scoobiedoo" 24th Nov 2015
Sony, Android and TV tend not to get along with each other.
candyman86

how well does Kodi run on this? can the processer handle it?



Kodi runs smoother on my 2015 model of this tv than any other individual android box
I would avoid this like the plague. Sony's android implementation is extremely buggy. I'm returning mine after 4 months, thankfully the retailer is going to take it back. The interface is extremely laggy, frequently locks up and not all of the promised features are going to be delivered as originally outlined. Have a look at the following thread if you don't believe me. There are many unhappy customers.

2015 Bravia Android TV Issues


Edited by: "rdlowry" 24th Nov 2015
Surely the phlilps @ argos for the same price is the better buy as its a new build ?
can anyone please tell me what is freeview and what is freesat?
The Philips is a dual core processor. I’ve no idea whether that makes the slightest difference at all at the moment. My worry is how long will the manufacturer continue to support an Android telly? Will there be a point where Sony or Philips simply classes the current ones as old enough to stop (ie, sometime next summer) or Google decides that a future Android version will need to have a fifteen core processor to consider getting any updates any more.
rdlowry

I would avoid this like the plague. Sony's android implementation is … I would avoid this like the plague. Sony's android implementation is extremely buggy. I'm returning mine after 4 months, thankfully the retailer is going to take it back. The interface is extremely laggy, frequently locks up and not all of the promised features are going to be delivered as originally outlined. Have a look at the following thread if you don't believe me. There are many unhappy customers.2015 Bravia Android TV Issues



If I use an external android box (like Amazon TV), is this TV worth it?
ah_heng

If I use an external android box (like Amazon TV), is this TV worth it?



The only redeeming feature of this set is the picture quality, it's excellent. However as I mentioned there are countless issues. Sony have repeatedly broken promises with regard to updates and functionality. My worry would be that the TV will not be supported with updates once the 2016 models are released. I would strongly advise against buying, if you do go ahead make sure you buy from a retailer who'll take it back if you have issues. If you are only using it with external devices maybe you will be fine however some of the users in the forum I linked to have had problems with lip sync when viewing HDMI sources.

Edited by: "rdlowry" 24th Nov 2015

I am of course biased but......Yes the forum you have linked do list issues. Mainly due to in built recording, freeview audio sync and as you state external devices may not have these problems. It is important to also give your argument balance and maybe point out the thousands of purchased TVs that have had no problems. I've only had it a few days but no issues at all. Built in freeview no issues, android features no problems. Picture is fantastic.
I completely understand people pointing out issues but I think people do pile on the doom and gloom a bit.

rdlowry

The only redeeming feature of this set is the picture quality, it's … The only redeeming feature of this set is the picture quality, it's excellent. However as I mentioned there are countless issues. Sony have repeatedly broken promises with regard to updates and functionality. My worry would be that the TV will not be supported with updates once the 2016 models are released. I would strongly advise against buying, if you do go ahead make sure you buy from a retailer who'll take it back if you have issues. If you are only using it with external devices maybe you will be fine however some of the users in the forum I linked to have had problems with lip sync when viewing HDMI sources.



Edited by: "GigahurtzUK" 24th Nov 2015
I have the 50" version and have loaded Kodi and must say it runs like a dream, no problems
GigahurtzUK

I am of course biased but......Yes the forum you have linked do list … I am of course biased but......Yes the forum you have linked do list issues. Mainly due to in built recording, freeview audio sync and as you state external devices may not have these problems. It is important to also give your argument balance and maybe point out the thousands of purchased TVs that have had no problems. I've only had it a few days but no issues at all. Built in freeview no issues, android features no problems. Picture is fantastic.I completely understand people pointing out issues but I think people do pile on the doom and gloom a bit.


I'm only highlighting the problems I've encountered and the experiences of some others. If your set is performing well that's great, I hope it continues that way
Im 4 months in with the 805 version of this tv (same as this but has 3D) its generally brilliant...few niggles like any new tech but nothing like the forum moaners. Maybe twice rebooted where some people say they have to power off at the wall 5 times a day!

For a start you just hold the power button on the controller and it just soft reboots like any android device!

I have mame (full 20GB rom set on an external usb drive) and kodi running on this with only the ethernet cable and they work great...no other devices required! If you know what tv addons and mame are you know how good this is!

Also the ps4 controller means you can play any android tv compat games

If the android side shows its age i will upgrade to a nvidia sield when they are cheap

Awesome

See HUKD's this is how a reply should be. Two people with opinions that doesn't desend into an argument. rdlowry I salute you.

rdlowry

I'm only highlighting the problems I've encountered and the experiences … I'm only highlighting the problems I've encountered and the experiences of some others. If your set is performing well that's great, I hope it continues that way


I've got the 60" version superb tv. No need for 4K not enough broadcasters next TV maybe 3D is the same waste of money spend the money on this to as picture quality is all you need.
Having owned this tv for the past couple of months now and yes while some people have had issues i have fortunately been trouble free apart from one random reboot. The android interface seems snappy and i have installed kodi but i do have a seperate android box with kodi + addons for all my streaming needs so haven't really messed with it too much on the tv.

I'm reasonably happy with the sound but i also have a sony s/bar & sub which comes on with the tv, the picture quality is pretty good and yes 4k is the new must have but this will tide me over until 4k takes over as the norm.

My only gripe is the remote is a bit cheap looking and is nowhere near as good as my previous sony one (my old one does however still work for a lot of the functions on this tv)

Everyone has differing expectations and whilst it meets mine i am happy to leave my view here for anyone considering buying.
amaranaveed1986

can anyone please tell me what is freeview and what is freesat?



Seriously? You been locked up for 10 years? oO
Will this get HDR and HDMI 2.0a?
Best price for the 55" version?
Wow, seems a good deal for a nice tv.
I've had my eye on this range for a while. Apparently the picture quality is as good as 1080p will ever get and I'm willing to give 4k a miss for at least a couple of years until the content is there. This doesn't have 3D (does anyone care anymore) and android TV is a work in progress, but it does now have youview. Problem is you could get these on Rakuten for £560 with £140 of superpoints (and 8% TCB) a few weeks ago and with the hype around 4k, I think we'll see similar deals on 1080p TV's over the next few weeks.
As this has YouView, if I connect it to the internet can I get BT Sport through it or does it have to come through a BT Youview box?
GigahurtzUK

Got this TV on Saturday. Great quality and picture. 4K holds no interest … Got this TV on Saturday. Great quality and picture. 4K holds no interest for me. 1080p at 24p is awesome.Google apps etc are a nice feature. Speakers aren't too bad compared to my Toshiba. very nippy interface and picture noticeably improved from old TV. Even wife impressed.


Bbbbuuut 4K is the future of TV. Think about all the kids having to deal with outdated technology when it comes to inheritance.
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