Sony KD55XE9305BU 55inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with 5yr warranty - £80 off using code CP80 + potential TCB/Quidco - £1369 @ Co Op Electrical
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Sony KD55XE9305BU 55inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with 5yr warranty - £80 off using code CP80 + potential TCB/Quidco - £1369 @ Co Op Electrical

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Found 1st FebEdited by:"scoon"
Ok, its not an OLED, I am aware of that. It is actually a fantastic TV, and for some, this is a better choice than an OLED. If you want to pay £1499 on the LG b7 or c7 please be my guest, I will not judge you. I only request you do not judge me for favouring a brighter TV that handles HDR content better and is more suitable for my bright living room!

If you purchase co-op you can use code CP80 to bring the price down to £1369

Comes with 5 year guarantee from Sony

Update: Until midnight last night it included 5% cashback for coop members but this has now ended

The CP80 code will work with other TVs at co-op and the 5% back for co-op members works on all Samsung products too.

With the cashback this was the cheapest price ever afaik. Sony are not releasing a direct replacement in 2018 so its unlikely to come down significantly more.
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Thanks @scoon that does look a decent TV
are you sure with the co-op member discount? it looks like it only works on Samsung TV
I like this tv alot but I disagree with your statement about HDR being better on this then a oled
Edited by: "Smadmad" 1st Feb
lianghe198412 m ago

are you sure with the co-op member discount? it looks like it only works …are you sure with the co-op member discount? it looks like it only works on Samsung TV


ahh ****!, it was 5% on Sony yesterday!! 5% on Samsung today!!! My bad!
Edited by moderator: "Edited out swearing" 1st Feb
Tiptip price and still one of the best real HDR sets on the market, the nits are off the scale with this set, so really great value even if you live in a discotheque with bright lights flashing!

Once this falls to the magical £999 mark, it will become a legendary specified TV and like the KS7000 everyone will want one!
LG B/C7 are no longer 1499
Really can’t decide between this or XE90 or waiting for the new XF90 to be released
gamer7867 m ago

Really can’t decide between this or XE90 or waiting for the new XF90 to be …Really can’t decide between this or XE90 or waiting for the new XF90 to be released


The XF90 is a big step up from the XE90 from what I have read. Better local dimming and has the x1 extreme chip. It will be a better Tv but most likely to being higher in price then current xe90 prices
Edited by: "Smadmad" 1st Feb
Smadmad44 m ago

I like this tv alot but I disagree with your statement about HDR being …I like this tv alot but I disagree with your statement about HDR being better on this then a oled

It has nearly double the peak brightness of 2017 OLEDs. "Better" is a subjective term, but objectively it can both provide much brighter specular highlights and resolve more detail whilst doing so. The current "issue" with the LG OLEDs that many are very unhappy about, namely their HDR game mode being really dull compared to the other HDR picture modes, is entirely because LG have chosen to preserve highlight detail at the expense of brightness (as they can't do both, because they're working with limited peak brightness).

And that's really noticeable, with highlights completely blown out in the other picture modes, yet detailed in game mode at the expense of the whole scene being much duller. There's much less of a trade-off in that respect on a TV like this - you can have the brightness and the detail. At least to a certain extent. Obviously even at the near-1500 nits the XE93 can achieve, you're still a long way off the 4000 nits most video content is mastered at, or the 10000 nits that many games target.
Aretak12 m ago

It has nearly double the peak brightness of 2017 OLEDs. "Better" is a …It has nearly double the peak brightness of 2017 OLEDs. "Better" is a subjective term, but objectively it can both provide much brighter specular highlights and resolve more detail whilst doing so. The current "issue" with the LG OLEDs that many are very unhappy about, namely their HDR game mode being really dull compared to the other HDR picture modes, is entirely because LG have chosen to preserve highlight detail at the expense of brightness (as they can't do both, because they're working with limited peak brightness). And that's really noticeable, with highlights completely blown out in the other picture modes, yet detailed in game mode at the expense of the whole scene being much duller. There's much less of a trade-off in that respect on a TV like this - you can have the brightness and the detail. At least to a certain extent. Obviously even at the near-1500 nits the XE93 can achieve, you're still a long way off the 4000 nits most video content is mastered at, or the 10000 nits that many games target.


OLED TV technology cannot support as many Nits of light output as LED/LCD TV technology can. However, unlike an LED/LCD TV, and OLED TV can produce absolute black.

What this means is that even though the official optimum HDR standard for LED/LCD TVs is the ability to display at least 1,000 Nits, the official HDR standard for OLED TVs is only 540 Nits. However, remember, the standard applies to the maximum Nits output, not average Nits output. So, although you will notice that a 1,000 Nit capable LED/LCD TV will look brighter than an OLED TV when, say, both are displaying the Sun or very bright sky, the OLED TV will do a better job at displaying the darkest portions of that same image, so the overall Dynamic Range (the point distance between maximum white and maximum black may be similar).

I own a Panasonic EZ1002, so can't comment on LG's shortcoming's
The 65" can be had for £1700 as well at many places. Excellent TV.
Aretak1 h, 11 m ago

It has nearly double the peak brightness of 2017 OLEDs. "Better" is a …It has nearly double the peak brightness of 2017 OLEDs. "Better" is a subjective term, but objectively it can both provide much brighter specular highlights and resolve more detail whilst doing so. The current "issue" with the LG OLEDs that many are very unhappy about, namely their HDR game mode being really dull compared to the other HDR picture modes, is entirely because LG have chosen to preserve highlight detail at the expense of brightness (as they can't do both, because they're working with limited peak brightness). And that's really noticeable, with highlights completely blown out in the other picture modes, yet detailed in game mode at the expense of the whole scene being much duller. There's much less of a trade-off in that respect on a TV like this - you can have the brightness and the detail. At least to a certain extent. Obviously even at the near-1500 nits the XE93 can achieve, you're still a long way off the 4000 nits most video content is mastered at, or the 10000 nits that many games target.


Pardon.
Omg my TV has come in early, this TV is the nads, it has the probably the best upscaling and motion control out all the TV's and a 1000 nits peek brightness, I wonder if tcb can be used.....oh and btw you don't have to worry about image retention or image burn like on an OLED
Edited by: "DookieWookie" 1st Feb
Why would you pick this over the XE9005?
MSK.25 m ago

Why would you pick this over the XE9005?


Why would you pick the XE9305 over the XE9005? higher nits for better brightness and HDR, it also has the X1 chip for smoother motion and it will be updated with Dolby Vision, this TV is the immediate step up from the XE9005 which is just below the high end range.
Awesome tv, got this last month at John lewis price matching prc direct at £1349 from £1499, the detail is amazing with natural colours with the darkest darks and whitest whites, i'm extremely happy :-)
Haye my Sony 8005. Keeps crashing, slow, remote unresponsive
Disco.Dave2nd Feb

Haye my Sony 8005. Keeps crashing, slow, remote unresponsive


But this isn't one of them...
That's like saying you hate your Y Reg Ford Ka, when someone is advertising a brand new 67 Reg Ford Mustang GT...
jimmythehill16 h, 5 m ago

But this isn't one of them... That's like saying you hate your Y Reg Ford …But this isn't one of them... That's like saying you hate your Y Reg Ford Ka, when someone is advertising a brand new 67 Reg Ford Mustang GT...


Wouldn't buy either of those cars
DookieWookie1st Feb

Why would you pick the XE9305 over the XE9005? higher nits for better …Why would you pick the XE9305 over the XE9005? higher nits for better brightness and HDR, it also has the X1 chip for smoother motion and it will be updated with Dolby Vision, this TV is the immediate step up from the XE9005 which is just below the high end range.


What?

A few points to correct your post:

XE90 is the X1 chip.
XE93 is the X1 Extreme chip.

XE93 chip was advertised as being Dolby Vision capable at launch, they have since recognised that the chip is nowhere near capable of Dolby Vision standards so have had to create their own interpretation of its standard for use on Sony mastered 4K UHD movies.

All XE ranges are mid-range.

The XE90 is a full FALD array, the XE93 isn't even FALD.
The_Hoff2 h, 17 m ago

What?A few points to correct your post:XE90 is the X1 chip.XE93 is the X1 …What?A few points to correct your post:XE90 is the X1 chip.XE93 is the X1 Extreme chip.XE93 chip was advertised as being Dolby Vision capable at launch, they have since recognised that the chip is nowhere near capable of Dolby Vision standards so have had to create their own interpretation of its standard for use on Sony mastered 4K UHD movies.All XE ranges are mid-range.The XE90 is a full FALD array, the XE93 isn't even FALD.


X1 X1 extreme chip you know what I mean, as for the Dolby vision you are Incorrect, the version implemented is over usb and because it's proprietary dolby vision over hdmi and disc has yet to be implemented. The XE93 is a better TV than the XE90 which is the model below.
DookieWookie23 m ago

X1 X1 extreme chip you know what I mean, as for the Dolby vision you are …X1 X1 extreme chip you know what I mean, as for the Dolby vision you are Incorrect, the version implemented is over usb and because it's proprietary dolby vision over hdmi and disc has yet to be implemented. The XE93 is a better TV than the XE90 which is the model below.


Yes, I know what you mean, which is why I was able to correct you.

RE Dolby Vision, their implementation requires shared hardware, the chip is not capable of supporting Dolby Vision in solitude.

Better? Better value for money? Better picture? Better sound? Better UI?

They dropped the ball by not implementing FALD on the XE93, the better value for money is with the XE90 unless you find them within £100-150 of one another.

I wager you wouldn't be able to tell me the difference between them in a blind test.
The_Hoff:

Yes, I know what you mean, which is why I was able to correct you.

RE Dolby Vision, their implementation requires shared hardware, the chip is not capable of supporting Dolby Vision in solitude.

Better? Better value for money? Better picture? Better sound? Better UI?

They dropped the ball by not implementing FALD on the XE93, the better value for money is with the XE90 unless you find them within £100-150 of one another.

I wager you wouldn't be able to tell me the difference between them in a blind test.

I take you have XE90? and im sure you would be able to tell the difference with HDR alone. Each to their own.....it's like someone trying to say a B7 is better than a C7
@scoon The CP80 deal was still there so I ordered one to be delivered on Friday, well chuffed I thought I had missed the deal and even Crampton and Moore is at £1399...thanks
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