Sony KD-55XE9305 4K HDR TV £1349.99 @ RGB Direct
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Sony KD-55XE9305 4K HDR TV £1349.99 @ RGB Direct

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Found 31st Dec 2017
Best price I have seen for this set. The best alternative to the LG OLED at this price point. John Lewis will price match. Offer ends tomorrow.

The top-tier XE93 series has the same image processor found in the flagship ZD9 and upcoming OLED A1 ranges: X1 Extreme, which promises to deliver more accurate detail, stronger contrast and smoother colour gradation when displaying 4K and HDR pictures.

The XE93 uses a 10-bit VA Ultra HD 4K panel and includes the latest version of Sony's Slim Backlight Drive+ technology which works by using two rows of LEDs along the top and bottom of the panel and two light guide plates to create a grid. This not only results in an incredibly slim panel but also makes it easier for the TV to more accurately position the backlight where it needs to be and so deliver deeper blacks and brighter highlights. The XE93 also includes the X1 Extreme processor that was launched on the ZD9 last year. As such it will not only support High Dynamic Range in the form of HDR 10 but, thanks to a firmware update later in the year, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and Dolby Vision.
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I held off last Christmas for that reason and I still haven't purchased a TV lol.

Got a price match on this and the OLED55B7V at £1349.99 so just need to decide which one to go for.
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I'm holding on until CES hits and just after it, there should be some deals happening then as well. I'm after the SONY KD65XE9305BU. So far the best its came down to is £1800, but I want it at £1500 before I pull the trigger. Mind you thats if there isn't something compelling to wait for from CES 2018.

Also the firmware upgrade is scheduled for around the end of January 2018 from what I have seen on Sony's site.

Some chatter as well from some review sites saying that Android TV will get upgraded to v7.0 as well at some point in 2018 for the XE93, XE94, A1. Not sure about the rest of the models, ZD9 (God I wish that TV cost less so I could buy one) is a possible as well it seems.
Edited by: "Defiant306" 31st Dec 2017
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I held off last Christmas for that reason and I still haven't purchased a TV lol.

Got a price match on this and the OLED55B7V at £1349.99 so just need to decide which one to go for.
These are easily amongst the best of the current bunch of available LCD panels available. The processor makes so much difference.

They really made a special product here.
I wait for a 65 also.....
TPS UK has the TV for 1,395 with a 7 year warranty
superal43 m ago

I held off last Christmas for that reason and I still haven't purchased a …I held off last Christmas for that reason and I still haven't purchased a TV lol.Got a price match on this and the OLED55B7V at £1349.99 so just need to decide which one to go for.


U sound like me im still holding off😁
going to wait for CES at Jan8. i know thats when they announce new TV but when does the new TV typically arrive in store? right after CES or months later?

also For people buying from RGB Direct, you can get great saving by "view basket" page and click "[+] Want more savings - click", you will get a selection of sound bars at discounted bundled price, saving you £0.....wut?...whats the point?
Edited by: "sion22" 31st Dec 2017
bracey10037 m ago

U sound like me im still holding off😁


Haha and me last year with the ks8000... I still haven't bought a new tv yet
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Defiant3062 h, 12 m ago

I'm holding on until CES hits and just after it, there should be some …I'm holding on until CES hits and just after it, there should be some deals happening then as well. I'm after the SONY KD65XE9305BU. So far the best its came down to is £1800, but I want it at £1500 before I pull the trigger. Mind you thats if there isn't something compelling to wait for from CES 2018.Also the firmware upgrade is scheduled for around the end of January 2018 from what I have seen on Sony's site.Some chatter as well from some review sites saying that Android TV will get upgraded to v7.0 as well at some point in 2018 for the XE93, XE94, A1. Not sure about the rest of the models, ZD9 (God I wish that TV cost less so I could buy one) is a possible as well it seems.


If something more compelling arrives at CES will you be doubling your budget, or waiting for 7 months for price falls?
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If you’re considering this over an OLED then save some more and go for a ZD9. You would be unhappy with the raised black levels on this model over an OLED.

I’m coming from burned OLEDs over to the ZD9, I understand the XE93 is going to give you more torching and halos than the zd9, likely the whole reason you were considering an OLED in the first place. XE93 would be an expensive stop gap if you become unhappy with the lighting, if you’re looking at this model and not an OLED - go nuts IMO
Just bought at John Lewis at cribbs causeway, they will do price match with 5 year guarantee, looks stunning and very happy indeed
alltaken12331st Dec 2017

If you’re considering this over an OLED then save some more and go for a Z …If you’re considering this over an OLED then save some more and go for a ZD9. You would be unhappy with the raised black levels on this model over an OLED.I’m coming from burned OLEDs over to the ZD9, I understand the XE93 is going to give you more torching and halos than the zd9, likely the whole reason you were considering an OLED in the first place. XE93 would be an expensive stop gap if you become unhappy with the lighting, if you’re looking at this model and not an OLED - go nuts IMO


Read the AV forums and whathifi reviews, this TV can hardly be called a "stop gap".
sion221 h, 7 m ago

going to wait for CES at Jan8. i know thats when they announce new TV but …going to wait for CES at Jan8. i know thats when they announce new TV but when does the new TV typically arrive in store? right after CES or months later?


Usually around March-April, although as Alltaken you won't see next year's XF93 drop to this price until the very end of 2018. You're very unlikely to get anything better for this money until October/November, and only then if the XF90 surpasses this in the same way the XE90 surpassed the XD93 which doesn't always happen.
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GeorgeOghani7 m ago

Read the AV forums and whathifi reviews, this TV can hardly be called a …Read the AV forums and whathifi reviews, this TV can hardly be called a "stop gap".


In the context of switching from glowing black and complete black, it most certainly can. It’s a damn good TV, my comparison and arguement for a FALD TV like the zd9 is based on somebody considering OLED due to contrast.

Read the forums and you’ll see most turning from OLED are going for the ZD9 over an edge lit solution
Be warned this is a very heavy tv
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EndlessWaves27 m ago

Usually around March-April, although as Alltaken you won't see next year's …Usually around March-April, although as Alltaken you won't see next year's XF93 drop to this price until the very end of 2018. You're very unlikely to get anything better for this money until October/November, and only then if the XF90 surpasses this in the same way the XE90 surpassed the XD93 which doesn't always happen.


I was just curious that the person looking at this TV is waiting until CES. Then might go for one of newly announced TV’s in May(ish) but at double the price (most likely). That’s a large increase in spend, I guess they are gambling on the 2018 9305 being better than the ZD9 for less money? Or perhaps a FALD solution that is the same price as the outgoing zd9 for similar money as the low prices now?
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StonedSte10 m ago

Just be aware that the Xbox One S and X both use HDR10 which this TV …Just be aware that the Xbox One S and X both use HDR10 which this TV doesn't have.


I don't know who told you that, but it definitely does.
StonedSte12 m ago

Just be aware that the Xbox One S and X both use HDR10 which this TV …Just be aware that the Xbox One S and X both use HDR10 which this TV doesn't have.



This with run the xbox s .. and it DOES have HDR10 .. go back to smoking crack ........displayspecifications.com/en/…9d7
Hot deal if you enjoy having the TV break down with a faulty DPS board every 6 months... enjoy your Sony
Hmmm.
For an additional £150, you can get an OLED TV.
What do people think?
Is this worth saving £150, over the OLED?

For me, OLED sits top at £1500.
Then, for those wanting something cheaper we have the Sony, in this thread for £1350.
But we also have the Samsung QLED for £980.
I just feel that the Sony is too expensive for an LCD screen.
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cpc323247 m ago

Be warned this is a very heavy tv


Thanks blood. I don’t plan on carrying it around on a daily basis.
Sharpharp18 m ago

Hot deal if you enjoy having the TV break down with a faulty DPS board …Hot deal if you enjoy having the TV break down with a faulty DPS board every 6 months... enjoy your Sony


Well it's been out nine months and I've not seen any issues of failures so far. Searching google or checking big owners threads on a couple of forums doesn't bring anything up.
LOL_is_stupid5 m ago

Thanks blood. I don’t plan on carrying it around on a daily basis.



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sunama19 m ago

Hmmm.For an additional £150, you can get an OLED TV.What do people …Hmmm.For an additional £150, you can get an OLED TV.What do people think?Is this worth saving £150, over the OLED?For me, OLED sits top at £1500.Then, for those wanting something cheaper we have the Sony, in this thread for £1350.But we also have the Samsung QLED for £980.I just feel that the Sony is too expensive for an LCD screen.


See my comments on OLED above
Cheap for a tv that
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EndlessWaves1 h, 42 m ago

I don't know who told you that, but it definitely does.


A post to this thread - that has now been deleted - stated it did not support HDR10 but there was a forth coming firmware update to Dolby Vision. I suppose I should of checked myself but I will next time.
LG oled miles ahead in picture quality!
sunama1 h, 30 m ago

Hmmm.For an additional £150, you can get an OLED TV.What do people …Hmmm.For an additional £150, you can get an OLED TV.What do people think?Is this worth saving £150, over the OLED?For me, OLED sits top at £1500.Then, for those wanting something cheaper we have the Sony, in this thread for £1350.But we also have the Samsung QLED for £980.I just feel that the Sony is too expensive for an LCD screen.


Depend. Pledge is consider better PQ but only because of the only blacks. LED like this has way higher brightness, so actually better for HDR. Both is good choice.but image retention and burn in is always a risk. I will be to paranoid to spend that kind of money with out 5 year warranty.(warrant y doesn't cover burn in)
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peaceboi24 m ago

LG oled miles ahead in picture quality!


Mine were fantastic, here's the second after 5 hours. The banding, image retention and yellow tint were unrivalled! See my desktop task bar? The OLED panels from LG are so advanced that you can see what's underneath them even on a full screen image, if you're really 'lucky' you can also have images from last week/month displayed too. It's truly amazing what they have done.

LG don't support these issues under warranty BTW.


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My LG OLED 55C7V had terrible problems with picture stutter so it went back, lots of other users had this too on avforums. I got John Lewis to price match RGB direct for the 65" XE9305 at £1699.00, just trying to make up my mind whether to get one or wait.......
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GazzaT3 m ago

My LG OLED 55C7V had terrible problems with picture stutter so it went …My LG OLED 55C7V had terrible problems with picture stutter so it went back, lots of other users had this too on avforums. I got John Lewis to price match RGB direct for the 65" XE9305 at £1699.00, just trying to make up my mind whether to get one or wait.......


Do you mind some torch lighting? I went for the OLED because of those issues. Now decided on the ZD9 as a compromise because of burn in not being covered.
Sharpharp2 h, 25 m ago

Hot deal if you enjoy having the TV break down with a faulty DPS board …Hot deal if you enjoy having the TV break down with a faulty DPS board every 6 months... enjoy your Sony


That was only the xd model

For gods sake man do your homework before you spout
gap3017 m ago

That was only the xd modelFor gods sake man do your homework before you …That was only the xd modelFor gods sake man do your homework before you spout



LOL, you have no idea do you muppet. The XE uses the same DPS boards. Owned
LOL_is_stupid3 h, 25 m ago

Thanks blood. I don’t plan on carrying it around on a daily basis.


No but it does make a difference when setting it up or choosing what you will place it on or wall mount it was over double the weight of my old sony tv due to the backlighting
Bear in mind only 2 of the 4 available HDMIs on this set have full HDMI 2.0 bandwidth. The Cheaper XE90 also has less lag.
Really annoying for gamers and those with multiple 4k inputs. Say you have an Xbox One X, PS4 Pro and Sky Q for example, you'd have to keep disconnecting /reconnecting one of them or buy a switch.

Still, voted hot
Sharpharp1 h, 42 m ago

LOL, you have no idea do you muppet. The XE uses the same DPS boards. …LOL, you have no idea do you muppet. The XE uses the same DPS boards. Owned


Sigh no they dont you absolute whopper

Do I really have to redirect you
GazzaT3 h, 23 m ago

My LG OLED 55C7V had terrible problems with picture stutter so it went …My LG OLED 55C7V had terrible problems with picture stutter so it went back, lots of other users had this too on avforums. I got John Lewis to price match RGB direct for the 65" XE9305 at £1699.00, just trying to make up my mind whether to get one or wait.......


How did you get it for £1699, cant see it on that site at that price...
Defiant30610 h, 50 m ago

How did you get it for £1699, cant see it on that site at that price...



It was that price on 27 December, thats when I submitted my price match, so I have 28 days to pull the trigger with John Lewis.

hotukdeals.com/dea…080
Edited by: "GazzaT" 1st Jan
hmm 8 days left to CES its not good time to get tvs ;p
Has the price gone back up?
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