Sony-KD49XD8088-Android-TRILUMINOS £599 - Amazon
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Sony-KD49XD8088-Android-TRILUMINOS £599 - Amazon

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Found 31st Dec 2016
Bit of a price drop, nice, the one I want as well

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If you have a Richer Sounds near you then it's best to get it there for the six year guarantee.

Get it at currys for 579

Possible 11% cashback using tcb or quidco
Edited by: "rohanp" 31st Dec 2016

Original Poster

rohanp

Get it at currys for 579Possible 11% cashback using tcb or quidco



Currys, I think are showing 7 to 14 days delivery,

John Lewis deal posted earlier £579 with five year warranty and free delivery

Original Poster

Nice, they must all be price matching with the co-op deal, though Amazon, only a bit,

Trevanator

If you have a Richer Sounds near you then it's best to get it there for … If you have a Richer Sounds near you then it's best to get it there for the six year guarantee.



Or get it delivered?

alex16

Or get it delivered?


Instore only @ Richer Sounds hence why Travanator stated if you have a Richer Sounds near you

Edited by: "neilglover1" 31st Dec 2016

Original Poster

Well either way, it's coming my way, will decide who to use, l

Original Poster

sheppy124

Well either way, it's coming my way, will decide who to use, l



Though, will likely be a,axon, as I have Amazon vouchers from santa, though the extra warranty could be clincher

sheppy124

Though, will likely be a,axon, as I have Amazon vouchers from santa, … Though, will likely be a,axon, as I have Amazon vouchers from santa, though the extra warranty could be clincher



On the same boat.

Trevanator

If you have a Richer Sounds near you then it's best to get it there for … If you have a Richer Sounds near you then it's best to get it there for the six year guarantee.



​picking mine up tomorrow. reserved the last one in store before they shut

I was looking at this on the JL site earlier but I was put off by the reviews regarding the operating system. Anyone know if it's just the old people on JL that don't know how to work it or is it a bit buggy?

poing

I was looking at this on the JL site earlier but I was put off by the … I was looking at this on the JL site earlier but I was put off by the reviews regarding the operating system. Anyone know if it's just the old people on JL that don't know how to work it or is it a bit buggy?



It's definitely not just the old people! I'm a reasonably tech-savvy 40 year old. There is a deal listed on here from Co-Op for the 43" version which also mentions the 49" version; the 49" version is £585 with 5 year warranty. Deal still active.

I almost pulled the trigger on this from the Co-Op but then decided to go into John Lewis this morning and check out the TV first after reading so many comments on the JL site, Amazon and Sony site about how bad the operating system was.

JL have the remotes out on display so you can actually change channels and adjust picture settings rather than just look at the picture quality versus the TV next to it.

The operating system on this set is truly awful. It's severely laggy, randomly doesn't register remote presses and has some serious usage issues.

For instance, if you go to the Guide to select a channel form the YouView list and scroll through several screens to get to say, channel 39, press OK on the remote, start watching channel 39 and then decide to go back into the Guide to see what else is available on the next block of channels the Guide opens up on the first page at channel 1 and you have to scroll through the pages again to get to see what's on channel 40 rather than just the Guide opening on the page showing the channel you're currently watching. Ridiculous and incredibly time consuming because the set is so slow in stepping through the Guide pages.

Also, if you select a channel from the Guide, say channel 2, start watching and then key in channel 101 on the remote, the TV changes to channel 101, but then, if you press the "up channel" button on the remote, instead of going to channel 102, it goes to channel 3 - completely ignoring the channel you'd previously keyed in manually and stepping up one channel from the last channel selected from the Guide.

In the space of half an hour of playing with it it froze twice and wouldn't accept any channel input numbers from the remote with the only way of being able to change channels being via the Guide, after which it then started to recognise manual entered channel numbers from the remote.

The picture was OK but was outclassed by the Panasonics and LGs next to it and those sets had absolutely no lag or issues with the operating systems.

Wasted 2 hours of a Saturday morning but saved myself around £600.

Seriously, look elsewhere, the operating system will drive you insane!

Jon

Or just use Sky and Kodi - makes it a great set and negates all the negative points about the operating system

JonGreen

It's definitely not just the old people! I'm a reasonably tech-savvy 40 … It's definitely not just the old people! I'm a reasonably tech-savvy 40 year old. There is a deal listed on here from Co-Op for the 43" version which also mentions the 49" version; the 49" version is £585 with 5 year warranty. Deal still active.I almost pulled the trigger on this from the Co-Op but then decided to go into John Lewis this morning and check out the TV first after reading so many comments on the JL site, Amazon and Sony site about how bad the operating system was. JL have the remotes out on display so you can actually change channels and adjust picture settings rather than just look at the picture quality versus the TV next to it.The operating system on this set is truly awful. It's severely laggy, randomly doesn't register remote presses and has some serious usage issues. For instance, if you go to the Guide to select a channel form the YouView list and scroll through several screens to get to say, channel 39, press OK on the remote, start watching channel 39 and then decide to go back into the Guide to see what else is available on the next block of channels the Guide opens up on the first page at channel 1 and you have to scroll through the pages again to get to see what's on channel 40 rather than just the Guide opening on the page showing the channel you're currently watching. Ridiculous and incredibly time consuming because the set is so slow in stepping through the Guide pages.Also, if you select a channel from the Guide, say channel 2, start watching and then key in channel 101 on the remote, the TV changes to channel 101, but then, if you press the "up channel" button on the remote, instead of going to channel 102, it goes to channel 3 - completely ignoring the channel you'd previously keyed in manually and stepping up one channel from the last channel selected from the Guide.In the space of half an hour of playing with it it froze twice and wouldn't accept any channel input numbers from the remote with the only way of being able to change channels being via the Guide, after which it then started to recognise manual entered channel numbers from the remote.The picture was OK but was outclassed by the Panasonics and LGs next to it and those sets had absolutely no lag or issues with the operating systems.Wasted 2 hours of a Saturday morning but saved myself around £600.Seriously, look elsewhere, the operating system will drive you insane!Jon



We all work hard for our cash why are we all tolerating all this lcd shoddy work - personally I think we deserve better for the cash they expect us to shell out, tax free

bringit

Or just use Sky and Kodi - makes it a great set and negates all the … Or just use Sky and Kodi - makes it a great set and negates all the negative points about the operating system



​exactly. I have virgin tivo and even that guide goes back to channel 1 every time you open it. frustrating but not a deal breaker!

I've got 2 Sony tv's with the android OS, and I don't have any problems with them. However I don't use the youview feature on either of them. The ability to install kodi & smart IPTV directly onto them is great, as is the picture. There is a fair chance any units in store have not had the OS updated so bear that in mind. Great tellys overall IMO

That's the problem I find nowadays with TVs, many facts tend not to put to much effort into the core elements of TV guides etc, it does make me annoyed, I am a sky user and don't need it, but can see people's frustration and understand. I went and had a go on this, for my needs it's fine it zips along. My only niggle with, if you want to explore into the set further it's full of menus, sub menus, then more sub menus. On the other hand it's got about three layers on this, android, freeview and the Sony operating system. I almost bit the bullet on a Philips one as they have android as well, a lot less complicated
Edited by: "sheppy1241" 1st Jan

JonGreen

It's definitely not just the old people! I'm a reasonably tech-savvy 40 … It's definitely not just the old people! I'm a reasonably tech-savvy 40 year old. There is a deal listed on here from Co-Op for the 43" version which also mentions the 49" version; the 49" version is £585 with 5 year warranty. Deal still active.I almost pulled the trigger on this from the Co-Op but then decided to go into John Lewis this morning and check out the TV first after reading so many comments on the JL site, Amazon and Sony site about how bad the operating system was. JL have the remotes out on display so you can actually change channels and adjust picture settings rather than just look at the picture quality versus the TV next to it.The operating system on this set is truly awful. It's severely laggy, randomly doesn't register remote presses and has some serious usage issues. For instance, if you go to the Guide to select a channel form the YouView list and scroll through several screens to get to say, channel 39, press OK on the remote, start watching channel 39 and then decide to go back into the Guide to see what else is available on the next block of channels the Guide opens up on the first page at channel 1 and you have to scroll through the pages again to get to see what's on channel 40 rather than just the Guide opening on the page showing the channel you're currently watching. Ridiculous and incredibly time consuming because the set is so slow in stepping through the Guide pages.Also, if you select a channel from the Guide, say channel 2, start watching and then key in channel 101 on the remote, the TV changes to channel 101, but then, if you press the "up channel" button on the remote, instead of going to channel 102, it goes to channel 3 - completely ignoring the channel you'd previously keyed in manually and stepping up one channel from the last channel selected from the Guide.In the space of half an hour of playing with it it froze twice and wouldn't accept any channel input numbers from the remote with the only way of being able to change channels being via the Guide, after which it then started to recognise manual entered channel numbers from the remote.The picture was OK but was outclassed by the Panasonics and LGs next to it and those sets had absolutely no lag or issues with the operating systems.Wasted 2 hours of a Saturday morning but saved myself around £600.Seriously, look elsewhere, the operating system will drive you insane!Jon



Great answer thanks. I can see a visit to JL next week to have a play with a few.

I don't tend to use the terrestrial TV stuff much but I want it to work when I do and I hate unresponsive remotes more than most people so that would really bother me. I think I'll look at alternatives.

Does this TV use a separate power transformer ?

fourlans

Does this TV use a separate power transformer ?



Yep, another effect of getting a slim tv a massive brick

well i picked mine up from Richer Sounds Cambridge today and just finished setting up. looks superb and menu is fine. seamless integration with Google Play and netflix, even has dedicated buttons on the remote!

c4llum83

well i picked mine up from Richer Sounds Cambridge today and just … well i picked mine up from Richer Sounds Cambridge today and just finished setting up. looks superb and menu is fine. seamless integration with Google Play and netflix, even has dedicated buttons on the remote!



​now back up to £659 at RS... glad i grabbed it in the sale!
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