Sony KD55XE7002BU 55 Inch Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR for £674.10 and £10 voucher @ Argos
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Sony KD55XE7002BU 55 Inch Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR for £674.10 and £10 voucher @ Argos

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Found 28th Aug 2017
Get this 55" Sony Bravia TV for £674.10 online purchase only (FASTTRACK)

Sony KD55XE7002BU 55 Inch Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR

It's online for £749, but enter the promotion code "TVSAVE" and get 10% off (£74.90), they also give you a £10 voucher for all orders over £100.

This code may work with other Sony Bravia televisions, but I have only used it with this television. It's the best price anywhere.

Argos don't even know their doing the promotion, as the code has been around since June, but still works.
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Is this better than the Philips that was advertised earlier?
The higher spec model is only £50 more before discount on Argos. That seems to be a better deal?

Edit

On closer look, the only difference between the 7002 and 7073 is the motionflow (100 Vs 400). Does anyone know how much the difference is?

Edit#2
I picked one up from local Argos, so far I'm happy. The brightness looks uniform and no obvious motion lag.
Edited by: "Alteisen" 28th Aug 2017
Whats the sd picture like on this sony and the KD55XE7073SU?
Great spot hardie10 - sooooo tempted !
voted HOT
Faisalgondal2 h, 59 m ago

Is this better than the Philips that was advertised earlier?


I went for the Philips. For the price difference between the two, the Philips seemed a better value for the £90~ difference.
From the DisplaySpecifications site and comparing the two, this looks to have a VA display and is edge-lit LED compared to the Philips' IPS display and direct-LED.
Edited by: "blimpo" 28th Aug 2017
Nice deal, OP!
Looks good deal ..heat added
blimpo28 m ago

I went for the Philips. For the price difference between the two, the …I went for the Philips. For the price difference between the two, the Philips seemed a better value for the £90~ difference.From the DisplaySpecifications site and comparing the two, this looks to have a VA display and is edge-lit LED compared to the Philips' IPS display and direct-LED.

Thanks. I take it the IPS display is better??

Argos also have a Samsung for £602 after voucher code. About £28 more than Philips. I'm undecided. I've ordered the Philips but my brother says Samsung is better. Anyone got any views?

Samsung 55MU6120
Edited by: "Faisalgondal" 28th Aug 2017
Depends, ips don't go as black as va
IPS panels are worse, they have bad blacks.
Faisalgondal54 m ago

Thanks. I take it the IPS display is better??Argos also have a Samsung for …Thanks. I take it the IPS display is better??Argos also have a Samsung for £602 after voucher code. About £28 more than Philips. I'm undecided. I've ordered the Philips but my brother says Samsung is better. Anyone got any views?Samsung 55MU6120


Looking to that TV, it looks like it's actually a 55MU6100, probably just rebadged as 6120 for Argos only. It has an extra input here and there, but not a big step up from what I can see on the DisplaySpecifications compare page. The Philips is also A+ energy rated, compared to the Samsung's A rating if that matters to you.

Also, the Samsung is a PLS display, which is basically Samsung's name for their IPS. VA displays are good all around but not at all for gaming due to their long response times (from what I can understand here). For me, £90 extra to see deeper blacks or brighter whites isn't a priority for me, but it depends on what you want out of your TV I guess.
The Samsung linked above also looks to be an 8-bit panel, not a 10.

Hope this helps!
Edited by: "blimpo" 28th Aug 2017
I've also widely heard from people about that Samsung that a problem is motion, although for others, they can't notice a problem, so it may depend.

But a larger issue is that the MU6100 seems to have an 8-bit panel with no dithering whatsoever like other TVs in this price range instead of a 10-bit panel.

This is hard to say for sure. The US version of this TV seems to have a VA panel and is capable of 10-bit colour depth.

One thing for sure though, is that it is useless for HDR content.

I'd rather wait for much better TVs to drop in price in the coming months as they are overpriced now, though you can still a better TV near this price.
Looks like a good deal to me.

Review of the XE70 series here: trustedreviews.com/rev…e70


Good input lag.
Can you tell me if this model also has the discount code working on it please, I don't have an Argos account and getting to payment screen seems hard work!

Sony KD43XE8004BU 43 Inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR.
I would always go for a Sony as it has an Android platform, allowing you to install Kodi, Mobdro, Showbox etc. Why pay for TV when you can watch for free using Andriod Applicaitons.
W22ULF27 m ago

I would always go for a Sony as it has an Android platform, allowing you …I would always go for a Sony as it has an Android platform, allowing you to install Kodi, Mobdro, Showbox etc. Why pay for TV when you can watch for free using Andriod Applicaitons.


Philips & Sharp TVs also have Android
W22ULF44 m ago

I would always go for a Sony as it has an Android platform, allowing you …I would always go for a Sony as it has an Android platform, allowing you to install Kodi, Mobdro, Showbox etc. Why pay for TV when you can watch for free using Andriod Applicaitons.


This sony doesn't have android. Most 2017 mid range Sony's don't bother for some reason. Maybe someone can shed some light on this ?
With the argos 10 pound voucher on 100 spend, can you do 6 x 100 vouchers and get another 60 quid worth for free?
W22ULF59 m ago

I would always go for a Sony as it has an Android platform, allowing you …I would always go for a Sony as it has an Android platform, allowing you to install Kodi, Mobdro, Showbox etc. Why pay for TV when you can watch for free using Andriod Applicaitons.


How do you sideload these apps? Just via USB? Do I need any extras...extra software...blah blah?
H0THEAD4 m ago

How do you sideload these apps? Just via USB? Do I need any extras...extra …How do you sideload these apps? Just via USB? Do I need any extras...extra software...blah blah?

I bought a Chromecast to save myself the hassle.
H0THEAD7 h, 34 m ago

How do you sideload these apps? Just via USB? Do I need any extras...extra …How do you sideload these apps? Just via USB? Do I need any extras...extra software...blah blah?

U don't side load. The tv has android os
So you install as per any android device via the play store.
pcastley1 h, 12 m ago

U don't side load. The tv has android osSo you install as per any android …U don't side load. The tv has android osSo you install as per any android device via the play store.




It runs AndroidTV as the OS, which is compatible with standard android but is a different OS with its own curated play store that you wont find may apps in. You can sideload other android apps if you have the .apk, using ES filemanager is probably the easiest method. Its hit and miss on how these will work as most expect a touch screen but if you have a wireless mouse/keyboard combo its not too bad.
My op. Wait for the xe9005 to come down.
Crill4 m ago

It runs AndroidTV as the OS, which is compatible with standard android but …It runs AndroidTV as the OS, which is compatible with standard android but is a different OS with its own curated play store that you wont find may apps in. You can sideload other android apps if you have the .apk, using ES filemanager is probably the easiest method. Its hit and miss on how these will work as most expect a touch screen but if you have a wireless mouse/keyboard combo its not too bad.

I have one matey.
Loads of apps and no need to sideload anything in terms of kodi.
I wouldn't recommend this particular model though, reflection is terrible and lots of light bleed.
Wait for XE9005 to drop which is compared to OLED.
Edited by: "pcastley" 29th Aug 2017
pcastley10 m ago

I have one matey.Loads of apps and no need to sideload anything in terms …I have one matey.Loads of apps and no need to sideload anything in terms of kodi.I wouldn't recommend this particular model though, reflection is terrible and lots of light bleed.Wait for XE9005 to drop which is compared to OLED.


Well "matey", how did you add mobdro and showbox like asked by h0thead? i sideloaded them since they aren't in the play store since they breach the store terms and conditions. There aren't really that many apps on the AndroidTV version of the play store, its widely seen as a weakness of the OS by most users.
Edited by: "Crill" 29th Aug 2017
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I bought this model on Friday:Sony KD55XE7002BU 55 Inch Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR
If you have links to a discount shop through your work or something, you could get vouchers and get an extra 7.5% off.
I went into Curry's to view the televisions side by side and I found the following:

LG = very dark
Samsung = picture not very sharp
Sony = very sharp and bright pictures in comparison to the others

Sorry, I didn't see the Philips o compare.

I have tried the following so far:

Used the WIFI for streaming and using the shortcut buttons for Netflix & Youtube, no issues, very quick and no connection issues so far.

I ran 4k videos from Youtube, I was blown away with the picture quality.

This television replaced my old Sony Bravia, the sound is much improved. It only has two 10w speakers, but the sound enhancement means I no longer have an issue when viewing Netflix, the sound used to be very quiet, but now the volume stays loud. I haven't had to use my sound bar yet.

I ran some movies from my android box and the picture was amazing again, it does depend on the quality of the movie your viewing too.

I will be trying it on my Playstation 4 sometime this week, I will update and let you know of ay lag issues if there are any.
The price tag on OLED is still huge, but the quality is breathtaking, maybe one day I will be able to afford one, but until then, this television is outstanding.
Hang on a sec. just checking. I thought I had this model and I don't.
Looking in detail. This does not seem to have android .....???, so ignore my comments about not having to sideload etc please.
Edited by: "pcastley" 29th Aug 2017
hardie1046 m ago

I bought this model on Friday:Sony KD55XE7002BU 55 Inch Smart 4K UHD TV …I bought this model on Friday:Sony KD55XE7002BU 55 Inch Smart 4K UHD TV with HDRIf you have links to a discount shop through your work or something, you could get vouchers and get an extra 7.5% off.I went into Curry's to view the televisions side by side and I found the following:LG = very darkSamsung = picture not very sharpSony = very sharp and bright pictures in comparison to the othersSorry, I didn't see the Philips o compare.I have tried the following so far:Used the WIFI for streaming and using the shortcut buttons for Netflix & Youtube, no issues, very quick and no connection issues so far.I ran 4k videos from Youtube, I was blown away with the picture quality.This television replaced my old Sony Bravia, the sound is much improved. It only has two 10w speakers, but the sound enhancement means I no longer have an issue when viewing Netflix, the sound used to be very quiet, but now the volume stays loud. I haven't had to use my sound bar yet.I ran some movies from my android box and the picture was amazing again, it does depend on the quality of the movie your viewing too.I will be trying it on my Playstation 4 sometime this week, I will update and let you know of ay lag issues if there are any.The price tag on OLED is still huge, but the quality is breathtaking, maybe one day I will be able to afford one, but until then, this television is outstanding.


Hows the SD picture look?
Is this TV true 4k.. and is it 10 bit?
Edited by: "makershaker" 29th Aug 2017
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makershaker15 m ago

Is this TV true 4k.. and is it 10 bit?


The television is true 4k and what's better is the technology:

"4K BRAVIA TVs contain some of the most advanced and unique Sony technology ever created. So while we may not see a dedicated 4K TV channel for a little while yet, these TVs can take what we have now and make it look better than ever. "

This television is: Up to 3840x2160/60p 10bit

I haven't tried an SD card yet, I will let you know, but I really don't see there being an issue. The television has a $GB hard drive and you can attach an external drive up to 2TB to record channels.

Full technical specifications can be found here: sony.co.uk/ele…ons
It's 8bit+frc.
Trying to make heads or tails of all your comments but struggling. Can anyone tell me which is a better TV, this one the Phillips one or LG 55UJ635V that is also on Argos' website. Looking at getting a 4k TV but in truth I have no idea what I should be looking out for when buying one
mark_utd18 m ago

Trying to make heads or tails of all your comments but struggling. Can …Trying to make heads or tails of all your comments but struggling. Can anyone tell me which is a better TV, this one the Phillips one or LG 55UJ635V that is also on Argos' website. Looking at getting a 4k TV but in truth I have no idea what I should be looking out for when buying one


....or the next Sony Model up from this at Argos.. £50 more?
makershaker29 m ago

....or the next Sony Model up from this at Argos.. £50 more?


Is it 55" ?
Link
makershaker8 m ago

Yes..http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7453801.htm?cmpid=APP003


Also at John Lewis for £799 with the famous 5 year warranty. Link
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superthomo14 h, 49 m ago

Can you tell me if this model also has the discount code working on it …Can you tell me if this model also has the discount code working on it please, I don't have an Argos account and getting to payment screen seems hard work!Sony KD43XE8004BU 43 Inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR.


Yes, the code also works for this television:

    • Got a promotional code? TVSAVE
    • Your discount has been applied
  • Subtotal:£729.00 Promotional discount:£72.90 Balance due:£656.10
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More Information on the Sony Television:

4K X-Reality PRO - Every detail re-imagined every scene is analysed and improved thanks to an image database that addresses contrast, colour and detail, for a beautifully enhanced picture

Full Smart TV - Smart TV - More than just TV Browse the web, watch your favourite YouTube clips and enjoy popular apps on the big screen

Slim, Stylish Bezel - Hairline Finish Stand A slim body and thin black bezel draw your focus into the picture, whilst a silver stand adds to the stylish design

HDD Rec - KD55XE7002B can record your favourite TV showsProgramme your TV to record your favourite show, with the simple connection of a USB hard drive

Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail. Rediscover every detail in 4K 4K X-Reality PRO picture processing up scales every pixel for remarkable clarity

The KD-55XE7002 has pixels across multiple frames are analysed and images sharpened and refined in real time. See the detail appear in buildings and trees

Made to listen - Clear Audio+ Make your listening as lifelike as your viewing. Clear Audio+ fine tunes TV sound for an immersive, emotionally enriching experience that seems to surround you.

Designed to keep your focus on the picture Maximise your space, minimise your cables. This slim line TV is edged in a narrow aluminium frame for beautiful looks, allowing it to blend into your living space easily

The KD-55XE7002BU has Clever cable management keeps wires hidden at the front and rear. Access YouTube instantly with one click Go straight to YouTube and enjoy all your favourite videos
Anyone know if its worth spending the extra £50 on the next model up? Only seems to be motion rate that changes from 100Hz to 400Hz. I watch a lot of sports and have the PS4 connected so will the extra 300Hz benefit me?

Thanks
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Alteisen3 h, 26 m ago

It's 8bit+frc.



FRC is also used to enhance the colour depth of 8-bit panels, boosting them from their standard 16.7 million colours to 1.07 billion in the case of "10-bit" panels (8-bit + FRC).
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