SONY KD49X8307C 49" Android TV 4K Ultra HD LED Smart + Sony 5 year guarantee + Free Delivery £749.00 @ simplyelectricals.co.uk
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SONY KD49X8307C 49" Android TV 4K Ultra HD LED Smart + Sony 5 year guarantee + Free Delivery £749.00 @ simplyelectricals.co.uk

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Found 12th Aug 2015
Sony 5 year guarantee included
The Sony KD49X8307C is part of the latest generation of UHD televisions from Sony. The power of this television is delivered through the 4K processor X1. The X1 analyses every signal received to the TV set and optimises the image to deliver the best possible picture performance in 4K UHD.
All this technology wrapped up into such a stylish product is absolutely stunning. However you want to make sure that your product is covered for the future with a 5 Year Guarantee as standard.

YouView & Android TV
For the first time have access to not only the four major broadcasting catchup TV services in BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 - but also one of the most comprehensive catch-up TV libraries on the market in the form of YouView. YouView is exclusively available as an integral part of the Sony smart TV platform.
This latest generation UHD television also introduces the android tv smart platform making your TV even smarter. Now you can enjoy a similar interactive experience with you television as you would from any other smart device.
From interactive features such as Google Cast; allowing both iOS, Android and laptop devices to share music, photos and video onto the big screen. Or why not pick up the controller and play fully fledged games on the Google Play store, stream music or purchase the latest blockbuster films. The intuitive interface for the first time will provide you with a true smart tv platform that you will use on a daily basis

More information
As we are a Sony Specialist Independent Retailer we can offer you the best advice, installation and after care service than national retailers. A demonstration of this Sony KD49X8307C is available at our Bolton store near Manchester Rawtenstall store in Lancashire.
Our installation service overs the whole of Greater Manchester and also many parts of Lancashire. Our prices are constantly monitored to ensure that we are as competitive as national retailers. This Sony KD49X8307C is also available with a bespoke white glove delivery and installation service. Ask in store for further details.
In our store you will be able to sit back, relax and absorb the amazing picture and sound quality this television has to offer.

Colour Silver
Screen Size 49 Inches
Technology 4K Ultra HD, Smart TV
Smart TV Platform Android TV & YouView (Summer 2015)
Dimensions
(WxHxD) 109.3 x 67.9 x 20.1 cm
Product Weight 15.40 Kg
Guarantee Period 5 Years

£749.00
Was £1,299.00
Save £550.00

Pay Nothing Till 2016
Free Appliance Recycling
Free Standard Delivery
Risk Free Purchasing

The deferred period is 6 Months with 0% deposit. There will be no interest to pay however there will be £29 settlement fee at the end of the term payable to Barclays

43 Comments

Take a look at a Sharp Quattron Pro before deciding

indianajon

Take a look at a Sharp Quattron Pro before deciding



Wouldn't consider the Sharp over the Sony.

Are these good for gaming? . I need a very low input lag tv.

I always think that android built into a TV is questionable. for the same reason smart tvs don't excite me too much.

I have 2 smart tv and 1 standard Lcd which Is 11 years old.

I am likely to have a TV longer than the software stays valid for. Android as an example by the time the 5 year guarantee runs out the software could be useless. I would be inclined to just buy a set top box which can be upgraded and save a few hundred on the actual screen.

just my thoughts based upon my use.

indianajon

Take a look at a Sharp Quattron Pro before deciding



Where can one get a similar-sized Sharp Quattron Pro for similar money?

Banned

Expect some great deals on Sony TV's coming through in all sizes (my friend works there) - TV market is dead currently.

Wouldn't be surprised to see the other follow suit shortly. Great products.

Great thread over here in regards to the x830c series sonys

avforums.com/thr…e-2

I hear nothing but amazing things about its up-scaling ability on sd and 720/1080p sources to make it look good.

But the negatives I hear, poor contrast and poor blacks due to it being an IPS panel, the VA panels on Samsung's will look better for contrast and blacks according to that av forums thread.

But an excellent price for this sony set, I wish the 43" version was much more cheaper its on the same site for £740 but imo it feels like both sets need to be more in-line with £500-600 other 4K tv sets this is after all sony's mid range 4K set !

MrG123

Expect some great deals on Sony TV's coming through in all sizes (my … Expect some great deals on Sony TV's coming through in all sizes (my friend works there) - TV market is dead currently.Wouldn't be surprised to see the other follow suit shortly. Great products.



great news to hear hopefully prices drop soon!

emptypocketz

Great thread over here in regards to the x830c series … Great thread over here in regards to the x830c series sonyshttps://www.avforums.com/threads/sony-kd-x830c-owners-thread.1962965/page-2I hear nothing but amazing things about its up-scaling ability on sd and 720/1080p sources to make it look good.But the negatives I hear, poor contrast and poor blacks due to it being an IPS panel, the VA panels on Samsung's will look better for contrast and blacks according to that av forums thread.But an excellent price for this sony set, I wish the 43" version was much more cheaper its on the same site for £740 but imo it feels like both sets need to be more in-line with £500-600 other 4K tv sets this is after all sony's mid range 4K set !



Regardless of the colours with it being IPS Samsung's image processor for upscaling and general watching is poor.

LOGiCALX

Regardless of the colours with it being IPS Samsung's image processor for … Regardless of the colours with it being IPS Samsung's image processor for upscaling and general watching is poor.



Is it that comparable ? I see some sony 830x owners on that av forums thread and they mentioned they could not stand the poor black quality and poorer contrast so went back to VA panels, its a shame no youtuber showed a decent mid range 4K samsung and an sony 830x running side by side....

May try and pop down to curry's to get a look in and see what the hubba is about this sony's up-scaling and great ips colours.

emptypocketz

Is it that comparable ? I see some sony 830x owners on that av forums … Is it that comparable ? I see some sony 830x owners on that av forums thread and they mentioned they could not stand the poor black quality and poorer contrast so went back to VA panels, its a shame no youtuber showed a decent mid range 4K samsung and an sony 830x running side by side....May try and pop down to curry's to get a look in and see what the hubba is about this sony's up-scaling and great ips colours.



I've always though Samsung and Sony look washed out compared the the LG IPS panels

emptypocketz

Is it that comparable ? I see some sony 830x owners on that av forums … Is it that comparable ? I see some sony 830x owners on that av forums thread and they mentioned they could not stand the poor black quality and poorer contrast so went back to VA panels, its a shame no youtuber showed a decent mid range 4K samsung and an sony 830x running side by side....May try and pop down to curry's to get a look in and see what the hubba is about this sony's up-scaling and great ips colours.



I think you'd have to way it up though. High contrast with bright colours? or VA with brilliant blacks?

I use two Dell 2414H IPS monitors while they are flipping bright, I haven't noticed an issue with the blackness on them. You might see them on the black bars on movies but you soon forget.

I guess the best way is to try them, while it maybe hard in store but at least you'd get some idea?
Edited by: "LOGiCALX" 12th Aug 2015

stedav25

Are these good for gaming? . I need a very low input lag tv.



​Not sure what size you're after but take a look at the Sony KDLW705B I have the 42 inch version and it is currently the best tv for gaming as it has the lowest input lag of all telly's out at the moment I bought 1 as a dedicated tv for gaming and I couldn't be happier.

Thanks for the post GirN3. I'm currently in the market for a 46-52" 4k TV and this looks like a great deal. Has anyone on here actually got this set and can answer some questions?
I read the following review on Richer Sounds and would like to know if these issues have been resolved yet? Also wondering if this has the decoder that allows Netflix to play 4k?
"Also record to HHD/USB is not working unit a firmware feature is installed..
I'm sort of happy with TV ....Picture is excellent... EPG from satellite is scrambled but digital works fine sometimes, other times It takes ages to load!
Netflix plays output of stereo atm until Sony update new firmware. I use the free Blu-Ray player that came with the TV & that outputs 5.1"

MrG123

Expect some great deals on Sony TV's coming through in all sizes (my … Expect some great deals on Sony TV's coming through in all sizes (my friend works there) - TV market is dead currently.Wouldn't be surprised to see the other follow suit shortly. Great products.



​Any ideas about a deal on the x8509? been waiting for that to drop!

Crossbow

Where can one get a similar-sized Sharp Quattron Pro for similar money?



I wasn't suggesting you could, only that you might not want anything else once you've seen the Sharp

Flancrust

I always think that android built into a TV is questionable. for the same … I always think that android built into a TV is questionable. for the same reason smart tvs don't excite me too much. I have 2 smart tv and 1 standard Lcd which Is 11 years old. I am likely to have a TV longer than the software stays valid for. Android as an example by the time the 5 year guarantee runs out the software could be useless. I would be inclined to just buy a set top box which can be upgraded and save a few hundred on the actual screen. just my thoughts based upon my use.



​Dumb TV + external android box or whatever takes our fancy.

I'm not even sure I'd trust a Smart TV if I was just planning to use it as a display... the device doesn't HAVE to boot into android right?

Flancrust

I always think that android built into a TV is questionable. for the same … I always think that android built into a TV is questionable. for the same reason smart tvs don't excite me too much. I have 2 smart tv and 1 standard Lcd which Is 11 years old. I am likely to have a TV longer than the software stays valid for. Android as an example by the time the 5 year guarantee runs out the software could be useless. I would be inclined to just buy a set top box which can be upgraded and save a few hundred on the actual screen. just my thoughts based upon my use.



agreed l, paid £1000 for a "cutting edge" smart 3d plasma and £300 for a blu ray in 2011. since youtube updated the api the apps work on neither and sony/LG both suggested I just buy new devices.

Sadly no Skype app otherwise I probably would have gone for this.

Does anyone know if there is a Plex app (android one?) that will run on this TV?

I'm waiting for Sony's HDR 4K TVs which we will likely see next year.

LOGiCALX

I think you'd have to way it up though. High contrast with bright … I think you'd have to way it up though. High contrast with bright colours? or VA with brilliant blacks?I use two Dell 2414H IPS monitors while they are flipping bright, I haven't noticed an issue with the blackness on them. You might see them on the black bars on movies but you soon forget. I guess the best way is to try them, while it maybe hard in store but at least you'd get some idea?



Yeah was thinking of checking it out in currys, you could be right guess after some time it just becomes the norm with them blacks !

Gormond

I'm waiting for Sony's HDR 4K TVs which we will likely see next year.



crickey guess the tech and market never end id hate to spend so much £££ and then next year it gets updated and replaced so quick!

I may consider pixmanias option I think they have a service for 40 quid where you can upgrade your tv within 1 year...free or pay the difference.

I think TV OS should last at least 5 years and that more or less that is what Google is after, by last I mean everything should still work, very similar to how windows does.

So in some sense Android TV should be the platform that resolves your issues but it is failing massively because of people's bad experiences with smart tv's in the past.

Phones can last for 3-4 years or even longer if you are not obsessed with having fastest tech, there are still plenty of Samsung S3's out there and they work just fine, and that is now 4 years old phone... As with any tech if you go and buy a decent device it will last, there are all too many people complaining that their phone doesn't work with all apps after 2 years and they bought a **** phone to start with or they can't accept that everything doesn't happen instantly anymore...

Point being there is no reason why this particular TV could not stay Android TV smart for 5 years...

Good TV, I was looking at this at the weekend when Quidco had a special 10% rate for this at Currys (£899). Could not convince myself even though my current Sony tv 40inch, 6 years old, is getting temperamental with HDMI connections - I wish it can hold out another couple of months until Christmas sales.....

Edited by: "mushi1989" 12th Aug 2015

Just viewed some 4k Youtube content on the 43" version of this TV from a friend who bought the TV earlier this week, looked fantastic to me. I'm tempted.

mavcox

Does anyone know if there is a Plex app (android one?) that will run on … Does anyone know if there is a Plex app (android one?) that will run on this TV?



Yes there is, it's £3 I think, I'm using kodi (Xbmc) which is free

emptypocketz

crickey guess the tech and market never end id hate to spend so much £££ a … crickey guess the tech and market never end id hate to spend so much £££ and then next year it gets updated and replaced so quick!I may consider pixmanias option I think they have a service for 40 quid where you can upgrade your tv within 1 year...free or pay the difference.



Yeah with UHD content on BluRay set to take advantage of HDR I can see streaming services following the same way. For this reason I am going to hold off buying a UHD TV until the HDR standard is sorted (Dolby vs Technicolor) which is what many AV review sites recommend.

good deal but has it got 3D capabilities?

The best Smart TV solution isn't one of those very weak Android TV boxes, it's a proper HTPC. Mine only cost about £300 and it's a tiny little beast.

indianajon

Take a look at a Sharp Quattron Pro before deciding



Why? Sharp have never produced great televisions.

ollie87

The best Smart TV solution isn't one of those very weak Android TV boxes, … The best Smart TV solution isn't one of those very weak Android TV boxes, it's a proper HTPC. Mine only cost about £300 and it's a tiny little beast.



Doesn't a Rasberry Pi only cost £30?

Bigfootpete

Doesn't a Rasberry Pi only cost £30?


Or an Amazon Fire TV stick, has most of the catchup services and you can install Kodi on it.

ollie87

The best Smart TV solution isn't one of those very weak Android TV boxes, … The best Smart TV solution isn't one of those very weak Android TV boxes, it's a proper HTPC. Mine only cost about £300 and it's a tiny little beast.


Well I've had a minix h8 android box about a year and it's fantastic. Regular OTA updates streams HD over wifi perfectly and is completely quite! £100 well spent and looks great.

diddly2456

good deal but has it got 3D capabilities?



3D is a gimmick

Gormond

Yeah with UHD content on BluRay set to take advantage of HDR I can see … Yeah with UHD content on BluRay set to take advantage of HDR I can see streaming services following the same way. For this reason I am going to hold off buying a UHD TV until the HDR standard is sorted (Dolby vs Technicolor) which is what many AV review sites recommend.



Here are some good reads regarding HDR

variety.com/201…67/

stuff.tv/fea…ion

Sounds like HDR could be even better and more noticeable then 4K even, I think spending £600-800 or 1K on a 4K tv like you said is a bit pointless till hdr standards and content arrive hopefully in the next 6-12 months time we will find out. Hopefully HDR is not just some gimmick though but if colours, blacks, contrast can look that much better to me that is more important then 4 or 8k. It appears only Sony x930/940c series supports hdr but even then no standard yet so its still hear say for now.

emptypocketz

Here are some good reads regarding … Here are some good reads regarding HDRhttp://variety.com/2014/digital/news/at-nab-show-hollywood-says-meh-to-4k-tv-but-more-to-high-dynamic-range-1201154367/http://www.stuff.tv/features/why-its-time-get-pumped-about-hdr-televisionSounds like HDR could be even better and more noticeable then 4K even, I think spending £600-800 or 1K on a 4K tv like you said is a bit pointless till hdr standards and content arrive hopefully in the next 6-12 months time we will find out. Hopefully HDR is not just some gimmick though but if colours, blacks, contrast can look that much better to me that is more important then 4 or 8k. It appears only Sony x930/940c series supports hdr but even then no standard yet so its still hear say for now.



Samsung's latest top end TVs also support HDR and are branded as Super UHD. They are rated at 1000 nits so they still have a way to go before hitting 4000 nits which HDR content will be capable of utilising.

Price goes back up tomorrow.

Also been informed that this TV is excluded from the buy now pay later option having spoken to Customer service.

Had confirmation from John Lewis that they will price match this offer & will do it for both the silver & black version of theTV.

Original Poster

ianfowler1

Had confirmation from John Lewis that they will price match this offer & … Had confirmation from John Lewis that they will price match this offer & will do it for both the silver & black version of theTV.


John Lewis Sony Bravia KD49X83 £899.00
Edited by: "GirN3" 16th Aug 2015
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