Sony KD55XE9305 55" 4K UHD HDR TV £1249 @ Richersounds
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Sony KD55XE9305 55" 4K UHD HDR TV £1249 @ Richersounds

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Found 26th AprEdited by:"MIDURIX"
Use voucher code FLASH150. Fantastic tv with no direct replacement for 2018.
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Can I swap this for my xD version please
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steevojohno3 m ago

Can I swap this for my xD version please


You'll have to ask . The improvement in this case was pretty massive.
Fab tv, had it since January and extremely pleased
Might be a good price for this unit, but this is OLED money range
Great price, just need the guy to post about his experience with the thunder flies.....
FTOdude1704 m ago

Might be a good price for this unit, but this is OLED money range


Not routinely, unless your are referring to the refurbished 55ez952 available through the Panasonic store on ebay.
only consider this model for HDR content seriously. I have xe9005 model and I am fine with it.
Yer - the 9005 doesn't have better blacks. The local dimming on this model make the blacks every bit as good as full-array displays. It's the only Edge-lit display that can do it.
FTOdude17010 m ago

Might be a good price for this unit, but this is OLED money range



And?
I had the choice, I took LCD over OLED.
I wanted the better peak brightness and no chance of image burn.
It really doesn't

But hay - I can say that all night.
Anyone interested in this, go and make sure you do your research before purchase.
Edited by: "Stoofa" 26th Apr
MIDURIX29 m ago

The cheaper 9005 model has better blacks using FALD full array local …The cheaper 9005 model has better blacks using FALD full array local dimming


Actually, despite the fact that's it's edge lit, the XE93 delivers better local dimming and black levels than both the XE90 and XF90. Vincent Teoh compared all three recently and the XE93 was notably better, with signficantly less blooming than the XE90 and less intense blooming than the XF90.

It's pretty darn impressive for an edge-lit TV. The only downside is that the 'Slim Backlight Drive+' technology making it all possible causes the TV to be ridiculously heavy compared to other models, despite how thin it is. The 55" XE93 weighs 14.5kg more than the 55" XE90. Heck, it weight 10kg more than the 65" version.

One thing to note is that it was cheaper than this at Richer Sounds last week. The base price was £1249 and you could knock another £80 off that with the code TV80 to get it for £1169.
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Aretak7 m ago

Actually, despite the fact that's it's edge lit, the XE93 delivers better …Actually, despite the fact that's it's edge lit, the XE93 delivers better local dimming and black levels than both the XE90 and XF90. Vincent Teoh compared all three recently and the XE93 was notably better, with signficantly less blooming than the XE90 and less intense blooming than the XF90.[Video] It's pretty darn impressive for an edge-lit TV. The only downside is that the 'Slim Backlight Drive+' technology making it all possible causes the TV to be ridiculously heavy compared to other models, despite how thin it is. The 55" XE93 weighs 14.5kg more than the 55" XE90. Heck, it weight 10kg more than the 65" version.One thing to note is that it was cheaper than this at Richer Sounds last week. The base price was £1249 and you could knock another £80 off that with the code TV80 to get it for £1169.


hmmmmm, interesting. Kind of goes against everything I've been told and read. XE93 beats XE90 hands down in everything.
XE93 has higher input lag than the XE90.. important if you're into gaming
MIDURIX19 m ago

hmmmmm, interesting. Kind of goes against everything I've been told and …hmmmmm, interesting. Kind of goes against everything I've been told and read. XE93 beats XE90 hands down in everything.


It could be the case that the XE93's local dimming has been improved via software updates, since it's all controlled via algorithms. Certain other picture quality-affecting improvements have been made, so it's possible that it's improved since reviews were written at launch. Whatever the case, that side-by-side comparison was performed just this month and demonstrates a fair gap between them (with the XF90 in the middle).

I have no doubt that the FALD systems of the XE94 and ZD9 smash the XE93 though, since they have far more zones and the X1 Extreme chip, but they're rather less practical solutions for most people, considering the price and only being available in 65"/75"/100" sizes.
XxLJCJxX11 m ago

XE93 has higher input lag than the XE90.. important if you're into gaming


The XE93 has lower lag if you feed it a 4K signal, coming in at just under 26ms versus just over 31ms on the XE90. It does add an extra frame and go up to 42ms when fed a 1080p signal though.
Aretak3 m ago

The XE93 has lower lag if you feed it a 4K signal, coming in at just …The XE93 has lower lag if you feed it a 4K signal, coming in at just under 26ms versus just over 31ms on the XE90. It does add an extra frame and go up to 42ms when fed a 1080p signal though.



Got a source for that? And what other TVs do you reccomend? Main use is for gaming and being used as a PC monitor, could spend £1200 but rather stick below £1000
XxLJCJxX45 m ago

Got a source for that? And what other TVs do you reccomend? Main use is …Got a source for that? And what other TVs do you reccomend? Main use is for gaming and being used as a PC monitor, could spend £1200 but rather stick below £1000


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That's all the numbers nicely broken down from Rtings.
rtings.com/tv/…30e
rtings.com/tv/…900
And as far as recommendations, if you want to stick to below £1000, the XE90 is the best around IMO. Alternatively, if you're not that bothered about HDR (given how few games support it, with almost none on PC), you could potentially buy something a whole lot cheaper like this:
hotukdeals.com/dea…991
Which is a fantastic SDR TV for the price. At around the £1000 mark though, it'd take a pretty special deal on something to beat out the XE90 and XE93. The Samsung Q7F doesn't even come close IMO, but again you could spend less on something like the MU7000 and get a decent TV for the money. Alternatively, you could wait and see what the 2018 mid-range brings, but it'll be a while (Black Friday-ish) before the better ones drop to the same sort of prices.
Edited by: "Aretak" 26th Apr
Aretak54 m ago

[Image] That's all the numbers nicely broken down from …[Image] That's all the numbers nicely broken down from Rtings.https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x930ehttps://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x900And as far as recommendations, if you want to stick to below £1000, the XE90 is the best around IMO. Alternatively, if you're not that bothered about HDR (given how few games support it, with almost none on PC), you could potentially buy something a whole lot cheaper like this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-50pus627205-50-inch-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-with-hdr-ambilight-3-sided-409-amazon-2930991Which is a fantastic SDR TV for the price. At around the £1000 mark though, it'd take a pretty special deal on something to beat out the XE90 and XE93. The Samsung Q7F doesn't even come close IMO, but again you could spend less on something like the MU7000 and get a decent TV for the money. Alternatively, you could wait and see what the 2018 mid-range brings, but it'll be a while (Black Friday-ish) before the better ones drop to the same sort of prices.



Thanks for the info! XE90, XE930 and MU7000 are in my top 3. XE930 being the best, but is it that much better over the MU7000 to justify spending so much more
XxLJCJxX1 h, 25 m ago

Thanks for the info! XE90, XE930 and MU7000 are in my top 3. XE930 being …Thanks for the info! XE90, XE930 and MU7000 are in my top 3. XE930 being the best, but is it that much better over the MU7000 to justify spending so much more

It depends on how highly you value HDR really. The XE93 has incredible brightness to really make highlights pop. It reaches around 1450 nits in real scenes, and there are only a handful of TVs on the market that can match that (the MU7000 manages ~550 nits by comparison). And it also manages to do it without killing black levels thanks to the impressive local dimming.

There's not a huge amount of HDR content out there just yet though, so most of what you watch/play will likely be in SDR. The two will be much closer there.
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XxLJCJxX1 h, 36 m ago

Thanks for the info! XE90, XE930 and MU7000 are in my top 3. XE930 being …Thanks for the info! XE90, XE930 and MU7000 are in my top 3. XE930 being the best, but is it that much better over the MU7000 to justify spending so much more


MU7000 is odd being in that list, the Sony XE85 is better than it, Samsung Q7/8/9 are more in line with the XE90 and xe93. The 55mu7000 has been £699 though and I'm happy with the black levels on my 48h6240 in the bedroom, so if HDR and incredible brightness weren't high on my list I would have the MU7000.
XxLJCJxX3 h, 38 m ago

XE93 has higher input lag than the XE90.. important if you're into gaming


We're not.
MIDURIX4 h, 31 m ago

You'll have to ask . The improvement in this case was pretty massive.


If it breaks down again I will
Awesome TV. Owned since December, picture is pretty much perfect and sound from the tv is the best I have heard in recent years from tv speakers. Although I have the Sony HT ST5000 always going, to my neighbours distress. Tinkered with settings and the picture was even better, almost OLED levels and you don’t have burn in issues like with OLED which is why I chose this over the A1. Has also recently received the Dolby Vision update. This TV is better even than the 2018 XF900 model, has a lot more dimmable zones. From Richer Sounds too, where better.
ezzer7248 m ago

We're not.



Thats nice. Didn't realise you spoke on behalf of the HUKD community. Sorry, Sir.
Same price at John Lewis
Enet18 m ago

Same price at John Lewis


Out of stock
Good price. Where’s all the 65” deals, so many 55”!!
I think they have updated the page, as it is now an in store only offer
Original Poster
danskis7 m ago

I think they have updated the page, as it is now an in store only offer


The page still looks the same for me. Just added to my basket fine.
MIDURIX28 m ago

The page still looks the same for me. Just added to my basket fine.


Lucky you. I can only get this
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Anyone know where I can find the 65inch of this verison? RS seems to be out of stock or discontinued even
In store only now. Seems to be the last chance to buy this TV now, discontinued line
Result just secured one at my local store sweeet
Aretak18 h, 2 m ago

It could be the case that the XE93's local dimming has been improved via …It could be the case that the XE93's local dimming has been improved via software updates, since it's all controlled via algorithms. Certain other picture quality-affecting improvements have been made, so it's possible that it's improved since reviews were written at launch. Whatever the case, that side-by-side comparison was performed just this month and demonstrates a fair gap between them (with the XF90 in the middle). I have no doubt that the FALD systems of the XE94 and ZD9 smash the XE93 though, since they have far more zones and the X1 Extreme chip, but they're rather less practical solutions for most people, considering the price and only being available in 65"/75"/100" sizes.


Xe93 has x1 extreme chip too just not fald.
Figo_Rulz111 h, 19 m ago

Xe93 has x1 extreme chip too just not fald.


I know, but I was comparing it to the FALD in the XE90, which seems somewhat handicapped by the stepdown X1 chip, given that the XF90 has the same number of zones, but less blooming.
Aretak2 h, 53 m ago

I know, but I was comparing it to the FALD in the XE90, which seems …I know, but I was comparing it to the FALD in the XE90, which seems somewhat handicapped by the stepdown X1 chip, given that the XF90 has the same number of zones, but less blooming.


That seems to be subjective from what I have read and seen on you tube... Appreciate you have to take it all with a pinch of salt. Most through state the 9305 is better than the xf90... And also cheaper
danskis9 m ago

That seems to be subjective from what I have read and seen on you tube... …That seems to be subjective from what I have read and seen on you tube... Appreciate you have to take it all with a pinch of salt. Most through state the 9305 is better than the xf90... And also cheaper


I meant that the XF90 has better local dimming than the XE90 thanks to the processor upgrade. The XE93 outperforms them both despite being edge lit (albeit far from a standard edge lighting setup). I'd certainly take it over either of them, unless you could one of the others for a fair bit less, as they're still excellent TVs.
I've had this TV since February and I'm extremely happy with it however there is some good and bad, the bad is the weight of the TV and it uses Android TV which was a little sluggish at first until I turned off auto updates, the good is the picture......what more do you want? only joking, the picture quality is excellent and on some movies on regular TV like Channel 4 the 4k upscaling was tremendous, really impressive, another good side is actually Android TV despite saying it was the bad side earlier, you can install Kodi plus other Android apps and the latest TV firmware has Dolby Vision support for Netflix and Amazon Video.

I'm really happy with it, it's not perfect and has it's faults but that picture quality along with a higher peak brightness than most HDR sets and no image burn/retention is a huge win for me. Btw I paid 100 more than the price here.
Edited by: "DookieWookie" 27th Apr
Bit of newbie here, so any help/advice would be really useful.
Been reading the forums / expert advice across the board for a few months for a decent value 65 inch 4K TV.
Samsung MU7000 / Sony XE8/9 series come up in the good value range.
I know 10bit panel and edge lit is considered good for viewing
But my usage will be predominantly SKY Q content ( 1TB box) so not Ultra HD content and the occasional online streaming, no gaming , no Blu Ray.

Also most channels, content would be SD/HD channels so probably a TV which can upscale normal transmission to 4K

Is this good buy for above viewing or is there a better one with good value like hisense or LG ??

Appreciate any advice!
idrishussainw726th Apr

only consider this model for HDR content seriously. I have xe9005 model …only consider this model for HDR content seriously. I have xe9005 model and I am fine with it.


Me too. Love my 9005.
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