Sony KD55XD8005BU 55 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart Android TV £709 @ Argos
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Sony KD55XD8005BU 55 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart Android TV £709 @ Argos

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2016 model.
Not sure if this is a good or bad price for that.
Bestard1 h, 10 m ago

2016 model.Not sure if this is a good or bad price for that.


It's identical to the KD-55XE8096 from 2017 spec-wise. The panel is IPS, 8-bit+FRC, 60Hz and has a peak brightness of around 400 nits.
Not bad, not great either.
Not great, but not bad either
@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell it's 4K on a 55" anyway. Not until "65 and then you have to sit further away anyway.
Sound isn't up to much on these
Bestard8 h, 19 m ago

2016 model.Not sure if this is a good or bad price for that.


Depending on your needs the 2016 model is better in certain areas compared to the later XE model, specially in gaming and HDR.

Here's a quick review of each: XD800 and XE80

Also worth nothing they believe the XD80 to be a HDR10 panel:

Update 09/08/2016: Our original test was showing an incorrect color depth of 8 bit due to some incorrect drivers on our system, but after some correction to our test apparatus, we tested again the color depth and we can confirm that the Sony X800D do in fact have an 10 bit panel.
I have this TV , Had no issues , and Love the picture. Looks good on the wall too. Smart features and Android is good on this TV.
I have this aswell.sound and picture I can't fault.the android is brilliant also. Easy to sideload the apps for the movies
M1LFHunter1 h, 5 m ago

@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell …@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell it's 4K on a 55" anyway. Not until "65 and then you have to sit further away anyway.


Depends how close to the screen you sit, I noticed a difference on a 49 inch.
Me too on my 50" as if you can't tell less than 65" lol
SupraGaz1 h, 15 m ago

Depending on your needs the 2016 model is better in certain areas compared …Depending on your needs the 2016 model is better in certain areas compared to the later XE model, specially in gaming and HDR.Here's a quick review of each: XD800 and XE80Also worth nothing they believe the XD80 to be a HDR10 panel:Update 09/08/2016: Our original test was showing an incorrect color depth of 8 bit due to some incorrect drivers on our system, but after some correction to our test apparatus, we tested again the color depth and we can confirm that the Sony X800D do in fact have an 10 bit panel.


It's worth noting that the X800D review is of a very different TV though. The one that Rtings looked at was released as the XD8099 over here. They're also reviewing the 43" version, which uses a VA panel, unlike the 49" version of the same US model and this one. As far as I can tell, there was no direct US equivalent to this model. They only seem to have gotten the 43" and 49" variants.
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M1LFHunter1 h, 45 m ago

@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell …@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell it's 4K on a 55" anyway. Not until "65 and then you have to sit further away anyway.


There are no 55" FHD TVs anymore (unless you mean supermarket/Vestels). Everything in the midrange is 4K now.
Aretak1 h, 55 m ago

It's worth noting that the X800D review is of a very different TV though. …It's worth noting that the X800D review is of a very different TV though. The one that Rtings looked at was released as the XD8099 over here. They're also reviewing the 43" version, which uses a VA panel, unlike the 49" version of the same US model and this one. As far as I can tell, there was no direct US equivalent to this model. They only seem to have gotten the 43" and 49" variants.


I'd read Here the EU equivalent of the of the X800D is the xd80 with the various numbers after for bezel colour/remote type and the 55 is the IPS panel.
Edited by: "SupraGaz" 27th Feb
SupraGaz27th Feb

I'd read Here the EU equivalent of the of the X800D is the xd80 with the …I'd read Here the EU equivalent of the of the X800D is the xd80 with the various numbers after for bezel colour/remote type and the 55 is the IPS panel.

It is indeed, but the US didn't get this 55" model for whatever reason - just the 43" (VA) and 49" (IPS) versions.
M1LFHunter7 h, 46 m ago

@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell …@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell it's 4K on a 55" anyway. Not until "65 and then you have to sit further away anyway.


Really! well I can on my Sony 4k tv. I have 20/20 vision as well.
Argos swapped my hitachi for this because it broke ... As u can imagine I was Happiest sod here
I've found the OS to be quite slow on this, tried a few tweaks but it still irritates me, especially for 30 seconds or so after switching on
M1LFHunter12 h, 52 m ago

@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell …@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell it's 4K on a 55" anyway. Not until "65 and then you have to sit further away anyway.


Not sure what rubbish you have in front of you but my 55 xe90 with xbox 1x 4k is a thing of beauty, trade your 65 inch
techwood in and then come back to us.
M1LFHunter12 h, 54 m ago

@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell …@ 55" I'd rather have a good HD rather than a rubbish 4K You can't tell it's 4K on a 55" anyway. Not until "65 and then you have to sit further away anyway.


It's obvious from your comment you have neither of your suggested options. I'm curious though what do you honestly have?
JOHN_VINCENT1 h, 41 m ago

It's obvious from your comment you have neither of your suggested options. …It's obvious from your comment you have neither of your suggested options. I'm curious though what do you honestly have?



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JOHN_VINCENT13 h, 27 m ago

Not sure what rubbish you have in front of you but my 55 xe90 with xbox 1x …Not sure what rubbish you have in front of you but my 55 xe90 with xbox 1x 4k is a thing of beauty, trade your 65 inch techwood in and then come back to us.


Maybe, but what's the picture like?

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