Sony KD-55XE9305 4K HDR TV with Slim Backlight Drive+, 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme and TRILUMINOS™ Display. - £1249 @ Sevenoaks Sound
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Sony KD-55XE9305 4K HDR TV with Slim Backlight Drive+, 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme and TRILUMINOS™ Display. - £1249 @ Sevenoaks Sound

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Found 8th Feb
I've been keeping an eye on this TV for a while, normal price seems to be around £1499.

I managed to get John Lewis to price match TPS to £1395 but this is a better price.

Be quick as there's not much stock!

A couple are brand new and boxed but the majority are ex-display. Looks like in store purchase only.

John Lewis price matched the new TV so saved me £249. Worth a try, they say case by case basis etc

Hope this benefits someone whether it be a price match or a decent 4k, HDR TV for a good price.

All of the Sony XE93 clearance TV's can be found using this link

Enjoy incredible 4K HDR pictures, brought to life by our Slim Backlight Drive+ and 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme.

  • Dynamic images with Slim Backlight Drive+
  • 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme for ultimate realism
  • Amazing contrast with X-tended Dynamic Range PRO
  • Wide colour gamut with TRILUMINOS Display

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All of the Sony XE93 clearance TV's can be found using this link
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Ex display?
Bargain if new
jiraiya1 m ago

Bargain if new


Clearance - Witham
Ex display product. Full UK warranty, all original accessories and packaging. Please contact store for further details
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evghenii235 m ago

Clearance - WithamEx display product. Full UK warranty, all original …Clearance - WithamEx display product. Full UK warranty, all original accessories and packaging. Please contact store for further details


Thanks @andywedge

@jiraiya two are showing as brand new, Nottingham and Loughton. The others are ex display.
X1™

Hahaha, pure marketing BS
Great TV, aside from the fact it cannot achieve Dolby Vision yet, Sony keep threatening to deliver a half cooked update, then delay it.

If you're buying it on the basis of Dolby Vision, skip it.

Just a shame they removed the FALD found in the lower x90 and edge lit this screen in order to make room for the x94 (which has the X1E and FALD). If you watch a lot of letterbox movies in a dark room, the letterbox bloom will grind on you, your room needs to be suitably lit.
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 8th Feb
I think I'd rather pay an extra £150 for one that hasn't been on display
The_Hoff37 m ago

Just a shame they removed the FALD found in the lower x90 and edge lit …Just a shame they removed the FALD found in the lower x90 and edge lit this screen in order to make room for the x94 (which has the X1E and FALD). If you watch a lot of letterbox movies in a dark room, the letterbox bloom will grind on you, your room needs to be suitably lit.


Thank you I didn't know that
...Android TV's are simply sheet, have one and regret buying it
Not sure its a great price for ex display. I would prefer a new one. The picture is superb but there are faults, extend internal storage via usb doesnt work, cant write to external storage remotely since the latest v7 update, youtube hdr doesnt work, iplayer hdr doesnt work, can only record with youview disabled, then you lose itv & 4od catchup.. plus the dolby update as mentioned, this is the least important issue to me though compared to the above.
Edited by: "m_cozzy" 9th Feb
fr0d010 h, 37 m ago

I think I'd rather pay an extra £150 for one that hasn't been on display



I'd rather pay the extra £150 and get a B7.
m_cozzy26 m ago

Not sure its a great price for ex display. I would prefer a new one. The …Not sure its a great price for ex display. I would prefer a new one. The picture is superb but there are faults, extend internal storage via usb doesnt work, cant write to external storage remotely since the latest v7 update, youtube hdr doesnt work, iplayer hdr doesnt work, can only record with youview disabled, then you lose itv & 4od catchup.. plus the dolby update as mentioned, this is the least important issue to me though compared to the above.


That's lots of bugs cozzy. Thanks for the honest info.
Masteryates27 m ago

I'd rather pay the extra £150 and get a B7.


B7 for £1400? Post it...
Masteryates27 m ago

I'd rather pay the extra £150 and get a B7.


Me too, but where would I get one for 1400 quid
Blimey you'd pay that much for ex-demo that's probably been in its fullest setting for 12 hours a day...good luck 🍀 to you
fr0d011 h, 8 m ago

Thank you I didn't know that


Bear in mind this is the best edge lit TV on the market. It has multiple layers of light guides so it can brighten stuff in the center without having to light an entire column/row like cheaper TVs.

It's generally reckoned to be a better dimming system than the XE90. For example compare the rtings test videos of the XE93 and XE90
0wen_Meany28 m ago

Me too, but where would I get one for 1400 quid


You don't because those prices don't exist.

Better off getting a KD55A1 for £999.
EndlessWaves8 m ago

Bear in mind this is the best edge lit TV on the market. It has multiple …Bear in mind this is the best edge lit TV on the market. It has multiple layers of light guides so it can brighten stuff in the center without having to light an entire column/row like cheaper TVs. It's generally reckoned to be a better dimming system than the XE90. For example compare the rtings test videos of the XE93 and XE90


This guy does much better reviews than RTings, you should watch the whole video if you're interested in buying this set, but the point about the FALD vs Edge-Lit system, it's a PITA they lit from the top/bottom and not sides, letterbox sci-fi stuff suffers.


3:37 for the blooming issues with letterbox. It's a shame.
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 9th Feb
The_Hoff39 m ago

B7 for £1400? Post it...


There have been a few, the last few weeks on here. Just a case of waiting until the next I guess.
Masteryates9 m ago

There have been a few, the last few weeks on here. Just a case of waiting …There have been a few, the last few weeks on here. Just a case of waiting until the next I guess.


LG removed the retailer subsidy end of January, best price I can personally get one for is £1499 (via employer portal), minus £20 for RS pricematch.
The_Hoff5 m ago

LG removed the retailer subsidy end of January, best price I can …LG removed the retailer subsidy end of January, best price I can personally get one for is £1499 (via employer portal), minus £20 for RS pricematch.


Thanks for the info Hoff. In that case for me, I'd pony up the extra £250 for the B7 personally.

Does anyone know the length of the warranty?
The_Hoff49 m ago

This guy does much better reviews than RTings, you should watch the whole …This guy does much better reviews than RTings, you should watch the whole video if you're interested in buying this set, but the point about the FALD vs Edge-Lit system, it's a PITA they lit from the top/bottom and not sides, letterbox sci-fi stuff suffers.[Video] 3:37 for the blooming issues with letterbox. It's a shame.


Vincent Teoh is a professional screen calibrator so you always have to take what he says with a pinch of salt as he's very picky, and assume every comparison it to the top of the range rather than comparably priced TVs.

So when he demos an effect in the pitch blackness with camera sensitivity increased you can assume it's very small in real life.
EndlessWaves7 m ago

Vincent Teoh is a professional screen calibrator so you always have to …Vincent Teoh is a professional screen calibrator so you always have to take what he says with a pinch of salt as he's very picky, and assume every comparison it to the top of the range rather than comparably priced TVs.So when he demos an effect in the pitch blackness with camera sensitivity increased you can assume it's very small in real life.


So, you mean to say he knows what he's talking about and we should listen? Versus some bloke on a forum telling me there is no bloom with edge-lit screens and that the non-inclusion of FALD on this model isn't a problem, when it is.

He gives a much more detailed and honest account than most, including warts.
The_Hoff13 m ago

So, you mean to say he knows what he's talking about and we should listen? …So, you mean to say he knows what he's talking about and we should listen? Versus some bloke on a forum telling me there is no bloom with edge-lit screens and that the non-inclusion of FALD on this model isn't a problem, when it is.He gives a much more detailed and honest account than most, including warts.


I'm saying that even if a TV was twice as good at anything else at the price he'll still point out it's flaws.

The presence of downsides on a TV less than half the price of the flagship isn't a surprise. Something has had to be done less well to reduce the price. What matters if how they compare to alternative models from rivals - which is an aspect that he's poor at covering.
EndlessWaves22 m ago

I'm saying that even if a TV was twice as good at anything else at the …I'm saying that even if a TV was twice as good at anything else at the price he'll still point out it's flaws. The presence of downsides on a TV less than half the price of the flagship isn't a surprise. Something has had to be done less well to reduce the price. What matters if how they compare to alternative models from rivals - which is an aspect that he's poor at covering.


Nobody is pretending it's a bad TV, the X9X range is the best LED TV you'll get in any guise until you reach ZD9/Q8 levels.

As to whether the X93 is worthwhile over the X90 though for most, I'd suggest not.
The_Hoff2 h, 0 m ago

Nobody is pretending it's a bad TV, the X9X range is the best LED TV …Nobody is pretending it's a bad TV, the X9X range is the best LED TV you'll get in any guise until you reach ZD9/Q8 levels.As to whether the X93 is worthwhile over the X90 though for most, I'd suggest not.


And I'd say other wise, at least for anyone paying watching enough HDR content to be buying either in the first place.
EndlessWaves22 m ago

And I'd say other wise, at least for anyone paying watching enough HDR …And I'd say other wise, at least for anyone paying watching enough HDR content to be buying either in the first place.


£950 - xe90
£1450 - xe93

£500 / 50% increase, hardly small change.

If you're at x93 levels I'd choose a B7V any day of the week, it's a better UI, a better screen and is Dolby Vision capable. If OLED isn't suitable in your environment then I'd again still go with the xe90. Especially as both are due an imminent refresh, if the prices close obviously there's a consideration, but as per your earlier message "what are you comparing it to" anybody wanting a cracking 4K display with good dimming and quality HDR and motion will still receive that from a £999 spend on the xe90.

If you're a purveyor of HDR and you want the absolute best with no corners cut, then the xe94/zd9/q8 are the only picks IMO, unless OLED is your weapon of choice.
I'm not sure where you're finding a 55" XE90 for £950 or ignoring major stores like Sevenoaks and Richer sounds that have the XE93 for £1400. A like for like comparison is more like £1100 vs. £1400.

I get to watch a B7 on a regular basis and I'm not sure I'd call the UI good. There are lots of niggling design decisions that don't work the way you expect them too. I haven't spent much time with Android TV but it would have to be pretty awful before I'd consider Web OS a major plus point.

And if Dolby Vision is a positive, then Sony have officially stated it'll be coming to the XE93.
EndlessWaves59 m ago

I'm not sure where you're finding a 55" XE90 for £950 or ignoring major …I'm not sure where you're finding a 55" XE90 for £950 or ignoring major stores like Sevenoaks and Richer sounds that have the XE93 for £1400. A like for like comparison is more like £1100 vs. £1400.I get to watch a B7 on a regular basis and I'm not sure I'd call the UI good. There are lots of niggling design decisions that don't work the way you expect them too. I haven't spent much time with Android TV but it would have to be pretty awful before I'd consider Web OS a major plus point. And if Dolby Vision is a positive, then Sony have officially stated it'll be coming to the XE93.



It was £970 a month or two back with co-op. i got JL to price match totaldigital few week ago at the same price. but its gone back up to £1050 every where.(i just like to boast, in combination with morrison gift card deal. i payed £870 for 55inch 9005F)

WebOS only(big) advantage is being snappy, everything else is better on android(but sluggish). Its also a big disadvantage for Sony to only include crappy remote instead of smart remote like every other manufacture is doing.
Original Poster
There’s only one new TV left at £1249, I’m going to expire this after that’s gone.

John Lewis initially declined a price match as were seeing the ex display models but after I submitted a new request pointing out the new TV’s at £1249 they price matched it, they state case by case basis etc.

sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/p-9…spx

I’m loving the TV so far, I can’t afford £2k+ for the better ones and was worried about potential screen burn with the LGs. I think it should have Dolby Vision in the future, it seems they’re having a few issues and are working with Dolby to resolve.

55” XE90 was £1099 when I was looking, just decided to go for something a little more in my opinion.

Both good TVs though, I recommend doing your research to see if these suit you or not, it’s a mission finding the perfect TV unless you’re loaded...8)
I've been looking for a new TV for a while, and yes it's a mission alright! Nothing out there is perfect, just when you think you've found something then you discover some flaw and you start over again. The fluctuations in price also don't help, it's clear that retailers have marked up tvs post Xmas, that's when the better deals were around.
BS_Man11 h, 53 m ago

...Android TV's are simply sheet, have one and regret buying it


How comes? I've been keeping an eye out for the Bravias as they are one of a few that offer true Android TV.

Of course there are many other manufacturers offering smart TV but my thinking before getting Android TV was that it would always be kept up to date, unlike say, LG?
DamienGiles9th Feb

How comes? I've been keeping an eye out for the Bravias as they are one of …How comes? I've been keeping an eye out for the Bravias as they are one of a few that offer true Android TV.Of course there are many other manufacturers offering smart TV but my thinking before getting Android TV was that it would always be kept up to date, unlike say, LG?



...Android as an OS is not fit for purpose of controlling TV as an user friendly "interface" so to speak, or plainly is a pain in a butt in that department
The_Hoff9th Feb

This guy does much better reviews than RTings, you should watch the whole …This guy does much better reviews than RTings, you should watch the whole video if you're interested in buying this set, but the point about the FALD vs Edge-Lit system, it's a PITA they lit from the top/bottom and not sides, letterbox sci-fi stuff suffers.[Video] 3:37 for the blooming issues with letterbox. It's a shame.


He also states that in normal viewing the bloom isn't as obvious as in the video. I'll take a bit of blooming which can be compensated over burn in any day of the week.
Been reading and watching so many reviews on this TV and it's meant to be brilliant. It's one of the only LED TVs on the market that achieves close to OLED for deep blacks. No other LEDs come close. Heat added
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