Sony KD49XE9005 49" Smart Built in Wi-Fi UHD 2160P LED TV with Freeview HD  £909 with code at  Hughes
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Sony KD49XE9005 49" Smart Built in Wi-Fi UHD 2160P LED TV with Freeview HD £909 with code at Hughes

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Found 26th Feb
With £60 off at Hughes using code EXTRA60.

Have been keeping my eye on the price of this what hi do award winning high end 4K TV. Currently Hughes Onlinen have a £60 voucher reducing it to the price above. I’ve seen this TV in action and it is a stunner.

It’s been a little cheaper than this on Black Friday, but this is the best around at the moment from a reputable seller,
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This is my next TV well the 55” version is. Waiting for it to drop over next month or two.

Oh and I’d say it’s a mid range TV not high end but still a great TV
DelBoySmiffy26th Feb

This is my next TV well the 55” version is. Waiting for it to drop over n …This is my next TV well the 55” version is. Waiting for it to drop over next month or two. Oh and I’d say it’s a mid range TV not high end but still a great TV


I'd wait and see the XF90 prices. It will be a better TV with a better processor. And potentially about the same price.
Is this TV still going to be a decent purchase later this year after the 2018 models launch?
I expect the prices will fall further, but am unsure if the new models will have significantly better features or technology?
I too am watching this TV, howevering between the 75XE9005 or the 75XE9405 tho hoping for some bigger discounts in march - if they do not sell out.

The 9005 is an interesting set, i would say it is right in the border of mid range - high end.

on one hand it is an FALD set rather than edge lit, AND has local dimming, and is probably the most affordable set with actual GOOD HDR

on the other hand it does not really have that many zones in the array, and it is not able to get the dolby vision update (mind you neither have the top of the range sony sets yet!!!. Sony have quite the range this year, and it can be confusing, they have dialed it back a lot in next years line up...

still a very good TV and one i think should be on the radar for those who want a very good TV esp with usable HDR but who do not want to break the bank.Strangely the set above this in the range is the xe9305 which IS edgelit, but is considered the best edgelit TV on the market by many and WILL (eventually) get the dolby vision upgrade)

@Bestard The XF9005 is a nice replacement to the XE9005 indeed. it is still a FALD set but with a bump in the number of zones in the array and it will get dolby vision too... the problem is I expect it will launch at a ludicrous price. The XF9005 is actually replacing 3 TV models in the XE series, and whilst it is a good replacement for the XE9005, it is probably only about on a par with the XE9305 and will be inferior to the (fantastic) XE9405 - which is only available in 1 size anyway and is big.

if you want a set close to the spec of the XF9005 but do not want to pay silly prices you may be better getting the XE9305, or be prepared to wait till black friday at the earliest.
Edited by: "bigmike20vt" 26th Feb
spongebob191318 m ago

I'd wait and see the XF90 prices. It will be a better TV with a better …I'd wait and see the XF90 prices. It will be a better TV with a better processor. And potentially about the same price.


There's not much between them. The X1 Extreme is better on paper, but actual reviews of the XE90 stated that the 'regular' X1 chip it has is within a hair's width away when it comes to upscaling and such. It's highly unlikely you'd notice any difference unless you had them side by side with a test pattern displayed. The biggest benefit from it will be Dolby Vision support, though Sony's efforts on adding that to existing X1 Extreme models have been less than stellar.

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I suspect the XF90's biggest benefit will end up being far smoother smart TV performance, as I'd be shocked if they haven't replaced the trash tier SoC that their 2017 Android TV models were running.

Bestard17 m ago

Is this TV still going to be a decent purchase later this year after the …Is this TV still going to be a decent purchase later this year after the 2018 models launch?I expect the prices will fall further, but am unsure if the new models will have significantly better features or technology?


There's really not much new coming this year. All manufacturers seem to be in a holding pattern, with most releasing what are essentially their 2017 models again, albeit with upgraded processors. In terms of new panel technology or connectivity options, there's nothing really. Even OLEDs have plateaued in terms of brightness, whereas they'd been increasing every year prior to this. It'll be next year that we finally start seeing things like HDMI 2.1, allowing high refresh rate 4K (and 8K/60).
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The XF9005 will be an upgrade as it will carry the X1 extreme processing of the flagship A1 Oled’s, but the price could switch back to £1300 for the 49. The xe9305 has this but also has some blooming issues and is not currently available at 49” which is where i want to be. I’m also not much of a fan of the stand on the XF...

Am hoping the price drops to £800 upon the release of the XF. I’d bite at that, but this is currently £50 better prices than anywhere I’ve found right now...
Markdb4 m ago

The XF9005 will be an upgrade as it will carry the X1 extreme processing …The XF9005 will be an upgrade as it will carry the X1 extreme processing of the flagship A1 Oled’s, but the price could switch back to £1300 for the 49. The xe9305 has this but also has some blooming issues and is not currently available at 49” which is where i want to be. I’m also not much of a fan of the stand on the XF... Am hoping the price drops to £800 upon the release of the XF. I’d bite at that, but this is currently £50 better prices than anywhere I’ve found right now...


Us pricing indicates it may be cheap. Though this usually doesn't cover local US VAT
DelBoySmiffy32 m ago

This is my next TV well the 55” version is. Waiting for it to drop over n …This is my next TV well the 55” version is. Waiting for it to drop over next month or two. Oh and I’d say it’s a mid range TV not high end but still a great TV


I'd definitely say high end! Given the prices points for the various models - and that it's picture rivals OLED (and is better in some areas!)
Bestard32 m ago

Is this TV still going to be a decent purchase later this year after the …Is this TV still going to be a decent purchase later this year after the 2018 models launch?I expect the prices will fall further, but am unsure if the new models will have significantly better features or technology?


The XF (2018) model is only a minor change from the XE (faster processor and should do Dolby Vision) - but won't be discounted!
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spongebob191310 m ago

Us pricing indicates it may be cheap. Though this usually doesn't cover …Us pricing indicates it may be cheap. Though this usually doesn't cover local US VAT


If it comes in below £1000 I’d put up with the new stupid feet...
Markdb17 m ago

The XF9005 will be an upgrade as it will carry the X1 extreme processing …The XF9005 will be an upgrade as it will carry the X1 extreme processing of the flagship A1 Oled’s, but the price could switch back to £1300 for the 49. The xe9305 has this but also has some blooming issues and is not currently available at 49” which is where i want to be. I’m also not much of a fan of the stand on the XF... Am hoping the price drops to £800 upon the release of the XF. I’d bite at that, but this is currently £50 better prices than anywhere I’ve found right now...


It came down (briefly!) to £829 in the January sales but then went back to almost where it had been!
By the way John Lewis should price-match Hughes - as the discount is clearly stated on the web-page (and is offered to everyone!)
BrianM1 h, 5 m ago

By the way John Lewis should price-match Hughes - as the discount is …By the way John Lewis should price-match Hughes - as the discount is clearly stated on the web-page (and is offered to everyone!)



Richer Sounds will beat Hughes by £10 and give an extra year of warranty on top as well.
Why so cold? Got the 55" version and love it.
Also, be careful waiting for the price to do when the new models come out....seems to me this is a very small window these days.
Edited by: "SleepyChris" 26th Feb
Why is this cold ? Can't find it cheaper anywhere else !
Or does anyone know of a better TV for less ?
parky912 h, 5 m ago

Why is this cold ? Can't find it cheaper anywhere else !Or does anyone …Why is this cold ? Can't find it cheaper anywhere else !Or does anyone know of a better TV for less ?


It has been lower (£829 in the January sales briefly) and I guess people expect it to get back to this - or better - when the new models come in.

Agree it's an amazing TV that I don't regret buying in the John Lewis sale.
Edited by: "BrianM" 27th Feb
BrianM27th Feb

It has been lower (£829 in the January sales briefly) and I guess people …It has been lower (£829 in the January sales briefly) and I guess people expect it to get back to this - or better - when the new models come in.Agree it's an amazing TV that I don't regret buying in the John Lewis sale.

​yeh, I was hoping to find it under the £850 mark, but doesn't seem to be happening.
and no prices yet on the new models so hard to know what to compare it with.
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