Sony KD55XD9305BU (2016 flagship) 10 bit HDR Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 55" LED TV with 6 year guarantee just £1179 price matched at Richer Sounds!
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Sony KD55XD9305BU (2016 flagship) 10 bit HDR Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 55" LED TV with 6 year guarantee just £1179 price matched at Richer Sounds!

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Found 7th Jan
Posting this as I had previously bought this TV from Richer sounds, but then saw an offer at coop electrical, which Richer Sounds beat retrospectively by £20. Huge drop from the launch price of £2k not too long ago.

Had this set for nearly a week now and it's incredible. Chose it because it's 4k, full 10 bit HDR, android platform, playstation now, 3d option, build in google cast, and mainly, it gets excellent reviews (5 stars from what hifi and AV forums).

They have also employed a clever LED backlighting system using 2 LED light modules & 2 light guides making it comparable to a Full Array LED backlight TV.

Coop electrical have the set for £1,299 but code CPTV100 bring it down to £1,199. Just call your local RS and they will beat the price by £20 quid (and give the free 6 yewar guarantee) as advertised on their website.

Hope this helps somebody, from what I can see this is the cheapest and best way to get this TV. I can't recommend this set highly enough.

Link to whathifi review...

whathifi.com/son…iew

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Good price, but reckon you're crazy if you buy a TV now with affordable OLED so close.

Original Poster

thelagmonster

Good price, but reckon you're crazy if you buy a TV now with affordable … Good price, but reckon you're crazy if you buy a TV now with affordable OLED so close.



Fair comment but there's always going to be the next affordable step so close... 4k, HDR etc. Let's see what reviews the OLEDs get when they are released!

thelagmonster

Good price, but reckon you're crazy if you buy a TV now with affordable … Good price, but reckon you're crazy if you buy a TV now with affordable OLED so close.



You would be crazy not to buy a new TV based on the reason you gave , as the above poster explains there will always be another (more expensive) upgrade in technology very close.
If you are in the market for a new 55" TV with under £1500 to spend you would be silly looking at OLED models , the models that will become affordable anytime soon are the first generations which have their own set of issues.
It is widely known that OLED is still in its infancy , relatively speaking. The technology is there to produce amazing quality pictures and almost perfect blacks but we are not looking at anywhere near this kind of money and it could be years before this becomes affordable.

When I was looking a few months ago I did extensive research into this and went to see many demonstrations , taking with me my own source material on a usb stick (mix of 4k / hd / sd) and I ended up going for a quantum dot Samsung 65" UE65KS8000 at around £1600 I think it worked out at.
The model that came closest was an OLED LG set but this was almost £3000. There was no OLED sets in my price range or anywhere near worthy of comparison unless I went for a smaller set.
On 4k ultra HD and 73-/1080p HD it really is hard to pick fault at the flagship LED offerings such as the quantum dot Samsung.
I would say to any prospective buyer , take a usb with your source material and view the exact same material on various Televisions to make your assessment rather than rely on their own in-store demo material as then you can make clearer comparisons on a level playing field.
Hope this helps



Edited by: "rooney10" 7th Jan

Original Poster

rooney10

You would be crazy not to buy a new TV based on the reason you gave , as … You would be crazy not to buy a new TV based on the reason you gave , as the above poster explains there will always be another (more expensive) upgrade in technology very close.If you are in the market for a new 55" TV with under £1500 to spend you would be silly looking at OLED models , the models that will become affordable anytime soon are the first generations which have their own set of issues. It is widely known that OLED is still in its infancy , relatively speaking. The technology is there to produce amazing quality pictures and almost perfect blacks but we are not looking at anywhere near this kind of money and it could be years before this becomes affordable.When I was looking a few months ago I did extensive research into this and went to see many demonstrations , taking with me my own source material on a usb stick (mix of 4k / hd / sd) and I ended up going for a quantum dot Samsung 65" UEKS8000 at around £1600 I think it worked out at.The model that came closest was an OLED LG set but this was around £3000. There was no OLED sets in my price range or anywhere near worthy of comparison unless I went for a smaller set.On 4k ultra HD and 73-/1080p HD it really is hard to pick fault at the flagship LED offerings such as the quantum dot Samsung.I would say to any prospective buyer , take a usb with your source material and view the exact same material on various Televisions to make your assessment rather than rely on their own in-store demo material as then you can make clearer comparisons on a level playing field. Hope this helps



Good advice

Nothin' i want more right now than a big ol' 10 but TV


(thread header now sadly edited )
Edited by: "steveex" 7th Jan

Original Poster

steveex

Nothin' i want more right now than a big ol' 10 but TV



Lol, just correctud it

I preferred the original

great telly .. good catch!

No matter how much you pay for your HQ TV, all it means is that you get to watch the same crap, but with much more definition. Do you really want to see people's fillings, or their pimples and boils?

Magister

No matter how much you pay for your HQ TV, all it means is that you get … No matter how much you pay for your HQ TV, all it means is that you get to watch the same crap, but with much more definition. Do you really want to see people's fillings, or their pimples and boils?


Is emmerdale in 4k then?

Magister

No matter how much you pay for your HQ TV, all it means is that you get … No matter how much you pay for your HQ TV, all it means is that you get to watch the same crap, but with much more definition. Do you really want to see people's fillings, or their pimples and boils?



You do realise you're making that comment on a website whose sole reason for existing is to make people buy dumb stuff they don't really need?

Don't be a party pooper. This TV is clearly new and shiny. Oh so shiny. Mmm. Shiny.

Original Poster

kilboy

You do realise you're making that comment on a website whose sole reason … You do realise you're making that comment on a website whose sole reason for existing is to make people buy dumb stuff they don't really need? ;)Don't be a party pooper. This TV is clearly new and shiny. Oh so shiny. Mmm. Shiny.



I have this TV and can confirm it is shiny

Shiny Happy People.........

What's quantum dot and is that worth waiting for?

dwattsy21

Fair comment but there's always going to be the next affordable step so … Fair comment but there's always going to be the next affordable step so close... 4k, HDR etc. Let's see what reviews the OLEDs get when they are released!



https://davescomputertips.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Star-Trek-Holodeck.jpg

I bought the top of the range equivalent sony 55 inch a few years ago (when 4K sets were costing £3000 +)

I could have waited for the price to fall, needed a tv that month, so bought it.

There is always something better and cheaper around the corner.

Personally, I am now waiting for the 3D holographic TVs/virtual rooms (like the ones they have on star trek) to fall to below £1000.

Edited by: "Helpful567" 7th Jan

Heat for the 3D included.

classygear

What's quantum dot and is that worth waiting for?



Its a Samsung only suuuuuper pixels thing.

Helpful567

There is always something better and cheaper around the corner.



Yup nuff said.

Helpful567

I bought the top of the range equivalent sony 55 inch a few years ago … I bought the top of the range equivalent sony 55 inch a few years ago (when 4K sets were costing £3000 +)I could have waited for the price to fall, needed a tv that month, so bought it.There is always something better and cheaper around the corner.Personally, I am now waiting for the 3D holographic TVs/virtual rooms (like the ones they have on star trek) to fall to below £1000.


I'm waiting for smellivison

rooney10

You would be crazy not to buy a new TV based on the reason you gave , as … You would be crazy not to buy a new TV based on the reason you gave , as the above poster explains there will always be another (more expensive) upgrade in technology very close.If you are in the market for a new 55" TV with under £1500 to spend you would be silly looking at OLED models , the models that will become affordable anytime soon are the first generations which have their own set of issues. It is widely known that OLED is still in its infancy , relatively speaking. The technology is there to produce amazing quality pictures and almost perfect blacks but we are not looking at anywhere near this kind of money and it could be years before this becomes affordable.When I was looking a few months ago I did extensive research into this and went to see many demonstrations , taking with me my own source material on a usb stick (mix of 4k / hd / sd) and I ended up going for a quantum dot Samsung 65" UE65KS8000 at around £1600 I think it worked out at.The model that came closest was an OLED LG set but this was almost £3000. There was no OLED sets in my price range or anywhere near worthy of comparison unless I went for a smaller set.On 4k ultra HD and 73-/1080p HD it really is hard to pick fault at the flagship LED offerings such as the quantum dot Samsung.I would say to any prospective buyer , take a usb with your source material and view the exact same material on various Televisions to make your assessment rather than rely on their own in-store demo material as then you can make clearer comparisons on a level playing field. Hope this helps



Brilliant advice but I am now banned from PC world and Curry's and I have a police record..,,, apparently it is an offence to stream sexually explicit images in public places :P

Personally, I am not upgrading my TV again unless it is for OLED you just can't beat it.

If however you really are struggling to justify another £500ish then this TV comes out great in reviews, here is a link to the AV Forum review avforums.com/rev…266, again not for me but heat added

thelagmonster

Good price, but reckon you're crazy if you buy a TV now with affordable … Good price, but reckon you're crazy if you buy a TV now with affordable OLED so close.



The same can be said about most techy things. Don't buy that one, the next one is out in 6 months. Don't buy it now, it'll be £200 cheaper next year. You'd be forever waiting for the price drop. Just buy it now!

is this good for gaming?

stevethos

The same can be said about most techy things. Don't buy that one, the … The same can be said about most techy things. Don't buy that one, the next one is out in 6 months. Don't buy it now, it'll be £200 cheaper next year. You'd be forever waiting for the price drop. Just buy it now!



But you don't need to wait 6 months. You can buy OLED right now.
This deal was available a few days ago:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-oled55b6v-55-4k-uhd-oled-tv-1499-sevenoaks-sound-vision-collection-only-from-2591914?p=29764045

And this was/is also available:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-55eg910v-55-inch-1080p-oled-curved-smart-tv-2015-model-989-amazon-lightning-deal-2590872?p=29768790

For me, OLED vs LCD: OLED wins hands down and I can't believe anybody would disagree with this.
And if like me, you are used to a plasma (which has great black levels), an LCD TV like the one in this thread, may actually be a downgrade!


Edited by: "sunama" 7th Jan

Jonnyblock

Heat for the 3D included.



I've read the 3D on this TV is appalling.

I'm waiting for OLED 8K 3D HDR12 HLG DV12 fingers crossed for next year

Give it a few years and b&w tv's will be back in fashion X)

WHATHifi......only Sonys biggest fans! lol

Motion judder is my biggest hate.

If I invest in a new TV what do I look for to eliminate this?

dwattsy21

Fair comment but there's always going to be the next affordable step so … Fair comment but there's always going to be the next affordable step so close... 4k, HDR etc. Let's see what reviews the OLEDs get when they are released!



​I like OED give the better picture regardless, whereas 4k, HDR, 8 and 16K will always struggle with media to have any relevance.

How much better than the xd8599 is this? I almost got thaftodah but if this is much better I may stretch the old budget.

classygear

What's quantum dot and is that worth waiting for?



No, its marketing b*llocks to make you think you need it.

Wouldn't buy a TV now, HDR has not been standardised yet and QD TV's are set to become mainstream very very soon. Samsung has already been selling models since last year. As for Sony they have dropped the ball with their television department for decades. At CES they just announced their first 4K OLED TV, big woop, your about 2 years too late Sony! and to think they invented Trinitron, what a fall from grace.

collectorcol

Motion judder is my biggest hate.If I invest in a new TV what do I look … Motion judder is my biggest hate.If I invest in a new TV what do I look for to eliminate this?



Unfortunately all current TV's suffer from motion judder or soap opera effects to a certain extent, it's down to how much processing the TV does to reduce it. Only Plasma TV motion cannot be beaten because they were just flat CRT's and had a reaction speeds as fast as gas can ignite.

ace_rees

Brilliant advice but I am now banned from PC world and Curry's and I have … Brilliant advice but I am now banned from PC world and Curry's and I have a police record..,,, apparently it is an offence to stream sexually explicit images in public places :P



To be fair your not missing much by not being able to go in Currys and PC World

rooney10

You would be crazy not to buy a new TV based on the reason you gave , as … You would be crazy not to buy a new TV based on the reason you gave , as the above poster explains there will always be another (more expensive) upgrade in technology very close.If you are in the market for a new 55" TV with under £1500 to spend you would be silly looking at OLED models , the models that will become affordable anytime soon are the first generations which have their own set of issues. It is widely known that OLED is still in its infancy , relatively speaking. The technology is there to produce amazing quality pictures and almost perfect blacks but we are not looking at anywhere near this kind of money and it could be years before this becomes affordable.When I was looking a few months ago I did extensive research into this and went to see many demonstrations , taking with me my own source material on a usb stick (mix of 4k / hd / sd) and I ended up going for a quantum dot Samsung 65" UE65KS8000 at around £1600 I think it worked out at.The model that came closest was an OLED LG set but this was almost £3000. There was no OLED sets in my price range or anywhere near worthy of comparison unless I went for a smaller set.On 4k ultra HD and 73-/1080p HD it really is hard to pick fault at the flagship LED offerings such as the quantum dot Samsung.I would say to any prospective buyer , take a usb with your source material and view the exact same material on various Televisions to make your assessment rather than rely on their own in-store demo material as then you can make clearer comparisons on a level playing field. Hope this helps


If its not FLAD then its to much for a poor backlight in my view.

Owned one for over 8 months... Would I recommend it? Hell no....

Picture is good, sound is awful, even sonys own wireless soundbars are not compatible and drop connection every day.
Sony support is the worst ever and they hire moderators to delete any negative comments on their forums.

Do the right thing and buy LG.... I guarantee you will come back on here and thank me, loads of people have

Original Poster

Sharpharp

Owned one for over 8 months... Would I recommend it? Hell no....Picture … Owned one for over 8 months... Would I recommend it? Hell no....Picture is good, sound is awful, even sonys own wireless soundbars are not compatible and drop connection every day.Sony support is the worst ever and they hire moderators to delete any negative comments on their forums.Do the right thing and buy LG.... I guarantee you will come back on here and thank me, loads of people have



I haven't even tried the sound just have it plugged in to a 5.1 setup. I think for any thin led TV I'd say factor in that you'll need a seperate speaker system

It's a superb tv decided for this over a oled LG as the motion handling is excellent.

jimx26

No, its marketing b*llocks to make you think you need it.


Good answer also holds for 4k unless you have 60"+ TV...Or you are a gamer..
Edited by: "afroylnt" 7th Jan

Best price for this set at present - without a doubt.

Heat added but I'd wait/save for Oled.
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