SONY Bravia XE85  55inch £899 @ Currys
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SONY Bravia XE85 55inch £899 @ Currys

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Found 23rd Dec 2017
Amazing deal for this tv. Down from 1299!

Snapped it up as it has great reviews. Saw it nex to both the cheap qled Samsung and the Samsung 7070 and the Sony smashed both, in terms of blacks and colour. The qled was close but the Sony blacks were better.

Is a 10bit panel and HLG and decent processor for upscaling. Some moan about the Android tv platform but it seems decent.

All in , I love and have been amazed since unpacking. Sound is good too.

Go go go
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I've got the same TV. Software is as slow as people say. Was watching YouTube today, changed the volume and it actually lagged! UI is okayish and Android TV is crap. HDR is okay but you won't be WOWed since most of the TVs these days have similar brightness.
Can answer some questions if I can
Edited by: "Spacevsgravity" 23rd Dec 2017
It's a good TV but this is not a deal, This is the normal price for the XE85. It hasn't been £1300 since May.

Highes, Sevenoaks, Richer Sounds, etc. all have it at the same price.


Also, a 10-bit panel isn't very influential. If you're after HDR hardware you want to be looking at the backlight, not the LCD.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 23rd Dec 2017
EndlessWaves6 m ago

It's a good TV but this is not a deal, This is the normal price for the …It's a good TV but this is not a deal, This is the normal price for the XE85. It hasn't been £1300 since May.Highes, Sevenoaks, Richer Sounds, etc. all have it at the same price.Also, a 10-bit panel isn't very influential. If you're after HDR hardware you want to be looking at the backlight, not the LCD.


Yes, I've seena similar deal to this with soundbar
For this money you should be looking at the xe9005, in some respects better than oled.
eugeian2 m ago

For this money you should be looking at the xe9005, in some respects …For this money you should be looking at the xe9005, in some respects better than oled.



In no respects is the 9005 better than OLED, don't post such rubbish.
Jezza679 m ago

In no respects is the 9005 better than OLED, don't post such rubbish.


Except peak brightness as the LG oled is dim in comparison the xe9005 can exceed 1000 nits brightness the oled can not, no risk of burn in, with longer life the blue doesn't degrade
I managed to snag this tv from John Lewis for £640 A month back on a price match.
Great TV...... but I wouldn't want to pay anymore than say £800, especially this close to Jan and hopefully some better spec tv's on sale.
Have a look at this thread for a 'proper' review from people FAR more qualified than most to give an opinion.
avforums.com/thr…21/
Jezza671 h, 5 m ago

In no respects is the 9005 better than OLED, don't post such rubbish.


Maybe he just got a little excited The XE90 does have significantly better HDR and (arguably) better motion handling. The OLEDs obviously have better black levels and contrast ratio and therefore better overall picture quality.
Edited by: "Enet" 23rd Dec 2017
eugeian58 m ago

Except peak brightness as the LG oled is dim in comparison the xe9005 can …Except peak brightness as the LG oled is dim in comparison the xe9005 can exceed 1000 nits brightness the oled can not, no risk of burn in, with longer life the blue doesn't degrade


I love my XE90 and HDR is bright and impactful but it doesn't exceed 1000 nits mate. Only the XE93/94s do that for Sony.
i cant comment on this actual model but i have a sony android tv and the android part is fantastic
no lags, no issues and mines a few years old now so id expect it to slow down but its as nippy as ever
Won't get the Dolby Vision update, although neither have any of the models Sony said would get that update.
No idea why people say Android TV is slow, my XE9305 is much nicer than my girlfriends annoyingly bad Panasonic OS. Android TV is however quite lacking, bog all apps available.
No tv is perfect and people say the the Sony xe9005 is the closest you would get to oled. Then other people say wait till oled fixes all the issues. All I want to know is what is the best tv I can get for 1k 55inch just for TV and movies. I have a 120 inch project at only full hd.

So can't decide change to or projector. Current tv 40 inch pioneer Plasma old school with good blacks
JayHirani-e6ac8.9444050 m ago

No tv is perfect and people say the the Sony xe9005 is the closest you …No tv is perfect and people say the the Sony xe9005 is the closest you would get to oled. Then other people say wait till oled fixes all the issues. All I want to know is what is the best tv I can get for 1k 55inch just for TV and movies. I have a 120 inch project at only full hd.So can't decide change to or projector. Current tv 40 inch pioneer Plasma old school with good blacks


Without a doubt the xe9005 55 inch, the android TV software isn't amazing but the picture is, nothing else at that price has full array local dimming.

Edit: that's if buying right now, if you're waiting for old to fix its issues you might as well wait for proper qled which will likely out perform oled but we are years away
Edited by: "eugeian" 24th Dec 2017
£849 in a number of places that have physical shops, so get JL to price match one of these ?
Excellent TV. Voted hot but this deal isn't as good as what I got from John Lewis, who price matched TPS (The Perfect Signal) in Manchester at £645 (around Black Friday, TPS were offering £250 cash back on an £895 price, or a free UHD Blu-ray player).
Cheaper here, £829: donaghybros.co.uk/son…BwE

I've finally got the funds together to buy this but after missing the TPS deal i cant bring myself to pay more than £700 for it! i'm hoping there will come down in price in the January sales.
eugeian23rd Dec 2017

For this money you should be looking at the xe9005, in some respects …For this money you should be looking at the xe9005, in some respects better than oled.


Not going to get the 9005 for that money , I hanged on waiting for it to drop ended getting this on a deal. Very happy
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