SONY KD55XF9005BU 55" 4K-HDR Smart Android TV with FreeviewHD & Youview 5 year guarantee - £1049 Powerdirect
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SONY KD55XF9005BU 55" 4K-HDR Smart Android TV with FreeviewHD & Youview 5 year guarantee - £1049 Powerdirect

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SONY KD55XF9005BU Ultra-HD 4K-HDR (New for 2018)
55” SONY 4K-HDR Ultra-HD SLIM LED TV
Dynamic images - Full Array LED Panel
Wide colour gamut w TRILUMINOS Display
4K - Xtended Dynamic Range PRO
X1 4K-HDR PROCESSOR
FREEVIEWHD and YOUVIEW
Hidden Cable Management
MotionFlow XR 1000-Hz
Smart ANDROID TV
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
New Voice Remote included
USB HDD Record
Slim Black Metal Bezel
Silver Slate Stand
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Superb no fluffy stuff review by Mark here

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39 Comments
Have this. Great tv.
Doesn’t seem to be budging in price much.
Wow, that's an incredibly good price, cheers OP!
Perfect for bright living rooms and there is no need to fret about banners, logos, etc.
What's it like for non hd stuff, I stream a lot
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hbo865 m ago

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No use code SONY100 for this price. Would richer sounds match this retailer I wonder? Or are they picky bunch
MR11233 m ago

No use code SONY100 for this price. Would richer sounds match this …No use code SONY100 for this price. Would richer sounds match this retailer I wonder? Or are they picky bunch


Cheers. I was set on oled but after viewing this in JL and Currys I was very impressed.part of me thinks get this and not worry about banding etc
Edited by: "hbo86" 8th Aug
Think I've just found my next tv
MR11235 m ago

No use code SONY100 for this price. Would richer sounds match this …No use code SONY100 for this price. Would richer sounds match this retailer I wonder? Or are they picky bunch


if the code is public, they'll agree it
hbo8622 m ago

Cheers. I was set on oled but after viewing this in JL and Currys I was …Cheers. I was set on oled but after viewing this in JL and Currys I was very impressed.part of me thinks get this and not worry about banding etc


Whats banding?
jools.bell18 m ago

Whats banding?


Vertical columns seen in dark images. Majority of oled TVs have it some worse. I was originally put off by the Burn in talk but after seeing that it's worse for me.soo looking at high end LCDs but once I see the oled picture hard to compare
paulwhitehead661 h, 24 m ago

What's it like for non hd stuff, I stream a lot


For the likes of 480p and 720p content as far as I know it looks better on full hd 1080p displays than it does on 4k displays as it is not being upscaled as much but it probably depends on how good the 4k tv's processor is, this xf90 might do a great job. Anybody able to correct me or add more info to my terrible comment haha?
hbo869th Aug

Vertical columns seen in dark images. Majority of oled TVs have it some …Vertical columns seen in dark images. Majority of oled TVs have it some worse. I was originally put off by the Burn in talk but after seeing that it's worse for me.soo looking at high end LCDs but once I see the oled picture hard to compare


Vertical banding exists on LCD TV's too
prynolfc1 h, 36 m ago

For the likes of 480p and 720p content as far as I know it looks better on …For the likes of 480p and 720p content as far as I know it looks better on full hd 1080p displays than it does on 4k displays as it is not being upscaled as much but it probably depends on how good the 4k tv's processor is, this xf90 might do a great job. Anybody able to correct me or add more info to my terrible comment haha?


No it does not . 4K tv has much more bandwidth compared to old tv and higher sampling/refresh rate that they display much better.
I love watching old movies on my 4K . Only problem is the black bars sometime on side of the picture due different aspect ratio etc .
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 9th Aug
sam_of_london3 m ago

No it does not . 4K tv has much more bandwidth compared to old tv and …No it does not . 4K tv has much more bandwidth compared to old tv and higher sampling/refresh rate that they display much better. I love watching old movies on my 4K . Only problem is the black bars sometime on side of the picture due different aspect ratio etc .


Why does streamed content look so bad on my brothers 4k 49xe90 compared to the 1080p hd tv in our living room thats like 10 years old then? I thought it was because of the poor upscaling from sd to 4k?
Maybe problem with his tv . I have 2 4k tvs , both of different makes and bought for very cheap . All movies look better than what looked on my old lg plasma with no pixellation
sam_of_london38 m ago

No it does not . 4K tv has much more bandwidth compared to old tv and …No it does not . 4K tv has much more bandwidth compared to old tv and higher sampling/refresh rate that they display much better. I love watching old movies on my 4K . Only problem is the black bars sometime on side of the picture due different aspect ratio etc .



Always thought the opposite. I don't see how "stretching" a 720p source to fill all the extra pixels a 4k TV has compared to a 1080p TV could look better. Perhaps just different?
Obviously it depends on the upscaling quality of the TV.
Edited by: "rev6" 9th Aug
rev62 h, 13 m ago

Always thought the opposite. I don't see how "stretching" a 720p source to …Always thought the opposite. I don't see how "stretching" a 720p source to fill all the extra pixels a 4k TV has compared to a 1080p TV could look better. Perhaps just different?Obviously it depends on the upscaling quality of the TV.


Only problem i have now is that after watching 4k , wish all old movies were 4k as well. 4k hdr is the way to go. Some old movies are now digitally remastered to 4K .
Sid.Harper6 h, 17 m ago

if the code is public, they'll agree it


Thanks. Do you have any idea how their price match works if buying online do they refund the difference ?
Glad I bought an MU9000 the other day, probably saved me a difficultdecision and £400!
MR11234 h, 13 m ago

Thanks. Do you have any idea how their price match works if buying online …Thanks. Do you have any idea how their price match works if buying online do they refund the difference ?


Yes. Exactly that
rev67 h, 21 m ago

Always thought the opposite. I don't see how "stretching" a 720p source to …Always thought the opposite. I don't see how "stretching" a 720p source to fill all the extra pixels a 4k TV has compared to a 1080p TV could look better. Perhaps just different?Obviously it depends on the upscaling quality of the TV.


I have the XE9305, which has the same chipset but different panel. The up-scaling is amazing, it looks better than most 1080 sets, do not worry about the up-scaling, to be honest its probably better than your current TV.
jools.bell10 h, 33 m ago

Whats banding?


A few years ago, most OLED's showed inconsistent colour, (in vertical bands,) which was most visible when viewing a grey screen. Even though the newer TV's can suffer this, LG has improved this issue significantly in the last few years.

These days, if you are worried, just run a test image when you get the TV, and if it displays banding, just send it back. My OLED C6 purchased nearly 2 years ago is fine and the consistency of colour is one of it's strengths. If you buy an LCD/LED, you can have a similar issue referred to as, "Light bleed." It's all a panel lottery.

At the end of the day with all these TV's, be prepared to understand the potential issues, check your purchase doesn't suffer, and send the TV back if it does.
I really want this Telly proper first world problems would love the A1 just can’t justify cracking nearly 2k on a TV. The XF does not have the frame rate issue the XE has and the peak brightness on this tv for HDR is amazing good old “Victor” rates this tv so that says it all
jools.bell12 h, 42 m ago

Whats banding?


Actually colour bending is usually horizontal bands across colour gradients usually because of a low quality source but also because the algorithms used by the TV aren't doing dithering very well. Dithering is when you make try to make less colours look like more so you get a nice gradient of colours rather than abrupt changes or bands of colours. Dithering was very popular in the early days if computers because we only had 16 then 128 then 256 colours. These days a modern 4K TV with HDR has over 1 billion colours
Edited by: "Enet" 9th Aug
prynolfc11 h, 55 m ago

For the likes of 480p and 720p content as far as I know it looks better on …For the likes of 480p and 720p content as far as I know it looks better on full hd 1080p displays than it does on 4k displays as it is not being upscaled as much but it probably depends on how good the 4k tv's processor is, this xf90 might do a great job. Anybody able to correct me or add more info to my terrible comment haha?


Sony "in general" has best in class upscaling. Watching SD images on a properly set up Sony TV usually looks great.
sam_of_london10 h, 27 m ago

No it does not . 4K tv has much more bandwidth compared to old tv and …No it does not . 4K tv has much more bandwidth compared to old tv and higher sampling/refresh rate that they display much better. I love watching old movies on my 4K . Only problem is the black bars sometime on side of the picture due different aspect ratio etc .


No. Nothing at all to do with bandwidth or refresh rate. Which is why SD sources on cheaper 4k TVs "can" look awful. This Sony however has great upscaling. A very common issue in the early days of LCD screens.
Edited by: "Enet" 9th Aug
prynolfc10 h, 19 m ago

Why does streamed content look so bad on my brothers 4k 49xe90 compared to …Why does streamed content look so bad on my brothers 4k 49xe90 compared to the 1080p hd tv in our living room thats like 10 years old then? I thought it was because of the poor upscaling from sd to 4k?


If you have a great 1080p Panasonic Plasma for example then that would be hard to beat. But in general the Sony should be at least close. If it isn't then it probably has not been set up properly.
rev69 h, 45 m ago

Always thought the opposite. I don't see how "stretching" a 720p source to …Always thought the opposite. I don't see how "stretching" a 720p source to fill all the extra pixels a 4k TV has compared to a 1080p TV could look better. Perhaps just different?Obviously it depends on the upscaling quality of the TV.


Exactly
Mortey6 h, 45 m ago

I have the XE9305, which has the same chipset but different panel. The …I have the XE9305, which has the same chipset but different panel. The up-scaling is amazing, it looks better than most 1080 sets, do not worry about the up-scaling, to be honest its probably better than your current TV.


There isn't a TV built this year outside of the Q9 that matches the 9305 for HDR. This TV is the closest Sony has to a replacement but although it's an excellent TV it's still not in the same league for local dimming and HDR brightness.
Edited by: "Enet" 9th Aug
digitalOrchestra39 m ago

I really want this Telly proper first world problems would love the A1 …I really want this Telly proper first world problems would love the A1 just can’t justify cracking nearly 2k on a TV. The XF does not have the frame rate issue the XE has and the peak brightness on this tv for HDR is amazing good old “Victor” rates this tv so that says it all


I want this tv too have currently a 40inch Sony Bravia kdl40hx723 and is still going strong but this has come down a lot already so hoping Black Friday will get to the £900 mark
hbo8613 h, 7 m ago

Cheers. I was set on oled but after viewing this in JL and Currys I was …Cheers. I was set on oled but after viewing this in JL and Currys I was very impressed.part of me thinks get this and not worry about banding etc


What tv do you have at the minute I know you have gone through mu7000 LG lsv810 but both had faults have you still got the LG
kpmatthews9th Aug

Glad I bought an MU9000 the other day, probably saved me a …Glad I bought an MU9000 the other day, probably saved me a difficultdecision and £400!


Still my 7 years old LCD 55inch Samsung 1080p with a line going along the bottom. Still haven't plunged for a new TV ( indesive)
kpmatthews9th Aug

Glad I bought an MU9000 the other day, probably saved me a …Glad I bought an MU9000 the other day, probably saved me a difficultdecision and £400!



LukeSpradbury9th Aug

What tv do you have at the minute I know you have gone through mu7000 LG …What tv do you have at the minute I know you have gone through mu7000 LG lsv810 but both had faults have you still got the LG



kpmatthews9th Aug

Glad I bought an MU9000 the other day, probably saved me a …Glad I bought an MU9000 the other day, probably saved me a difficultdecision and £400!

gone up £30 now
richer sounds would not price match
MR112326 m ago

richer sounds would not price match


John Lewis priced matched it for me, you can try them if that's an option. Price went up to £1179 at 9am, so I ended up paying £1079.
Back to £1049.00 after discount
Great price and considered one off the best tvs of 2018
hbo8619 h, 32 m ago

Still my 7 years old LCD 55inch Samsung 1080p with a line going along the …Still my 7 years old LCD 55inch Samsung 1080p with a line going along the bottom. Still haven't plunged for a new TV ( indesive)


my 1 year old hisense M7000 developed a vertical line down the middle, spent ages trying to get a repair sorted, they really are a crap company to deal with. eventually went back to the retailer who arranged collection. i assumed it was going off to be repaired but they refunded me in full! i got the MU9000 from crampton & moore for £718 with a five year guarantee - it was a £1500 tv last year!
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