Sony KD65XE9005 at RS at £1449 with TV80 code @ Richer Sounds
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Sony KD65XE9005 at RS at £1449 with TV80 code @ Richer Sounds

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Found 14th Apr
RS doing Sony kd65xe9005 tv at 1529 and there is TV80 code which knocks off £80 over £1000 tv so costing 1449. Best price at the moment with 6years RS cover. Available online and instore if you mention the code.
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Not the best price. Look on Pricespy. 1199 or less.
kevinbr20 m ago

Not the best price. Look on Pricespy. 1199 or less.


Cheapest on pricespy is £1439 with 5 year warranty.
You were looking at a different model or size possibly?
Edited by: "Smadmad" 14th Apr
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kevinbr1 h, 12 m ago

Not the best price. Look on Pricespy. 1199 or less.


Cheapest in pricespy is 1439 at powerdirect.co.uk but it’s a special order and not confirmed in stock item. So not sure when it will be delivered.

With RS, stock is confirmed with delivery next week and it’s just 10 quid more with an extra year of cover hence I found it the best price at the moment. Cheers.
Your right didn't see that it was 65"
Edited by: "kevinbr" 14th Apr
Are these sets better than the LG oled screens (considering they are about the same price range)?
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DQ1111113 m ago

Are these sets better than the LG oled screens (considering they are about …Are these sets better than the LG oled screens (considering they are about the same price range)?


They are not the same price range. This is 65” model, LG oled ones 65” are in the range of 2500-2700. I think you are comparing with LG oled 55” models, that are in this range of 1500-1600
Weighed on 1800 quid for this just over a year ago so seeing it's only three n half less now I feel pretty contented.

Shame the bezel round the corners on the first set wasn't as secure as it should be and got infested with thunder flies though I can also say I've noticed the stutter issue mentioned above but not that often to be fair
DQ11111134 m ago

Are these sets better than the LG oled screens (considering they are about …Are these sets better than the LG oled screens (considering they are about the same price range)?


Different size but that aside the LGs oleds are better imo
I’ve got this tv. The stutter issue exists on sports but changing to sports or game mode fixes that
DQ1111111 h, 16 m ago

Are these sets better than the LG oled screens (considering they are about …Are these sets better than the LG oled screens (considering they are about the same price range)?


I'd personally go for a 55" B7 OLED at this price. Yes its smaller but the picture quality and OS are so much better.
Great TV good if you don't want to worry about burn in
ripkord12 m ago

Great TV good if you don't want to worry about burn in


I don't think burn in is a issue if you won't leave the screen on and on pause for hours
gaurjai2 h, 26 m ago

They are not the same price range. This is 65” model, LG oled ones 65” are …They are not the same price range. This is 65” model, LG oled ones 65” are in the range of 2500-2700. I think you are comparing with LG oled 55” models, that are in this range of 1500-1600


Can't compare oled to standard led diffrent price range completely for my 2 pence as a Sony android tv owner. It's a painful experience and would not wish it on anyone
Bsod1 h, 21 m ago

I'd personally go for a 55" B7 OLED at this price. Yes its smaller but the …I'd personally go for a 55" B7 OLED at this price. Yes its smaller but the picture quality and OS are so much better.


pq is probably better yeah but I doubt the OS is better than Android.
D_Jay_M1 h, 11 m ago

pq is probably better yeah but I doubt the OS is better than Android.


It is in my opinion as I use both. Android OS is clunky and not as smooth, it's also not as user friendly. The magic remote on the B7 and its so easy to quickly open apps. Android does have more apps though.
D_Jay_M1 h, 26 m ago

pq is probably better yeah but I doubt the OS is better than Android.


WebOS is by far the best of the smart TV platforms. It's in a different league to Android TV really, which is still lacking basic things like a HDR-enabled Youtube app. Android TV is also extremely unresponsive on these Sony sets, but that's more to do with the ancient, budget SoC they use to run it.
gaurjai5 h, 7 m ago

They are not the same price range. This is 65” model, LG oled ones 65” are …They are not the same price range. This is 65” model, LG oled ones 65” are in the range of 2500-2700. I think you are comparing with LG oled 55” models, that are in this range of 1500-1600


Sorry my bad ,you are right!
Smadmad4 h, 38 m ago

Different size but that aside the LGs oleds are better imo


Yes just realized this is 65"
Bsod3 h, 57 m ago

I'd personally go for a 55" B7 OLED at this price. Yes its smaller but the …I'd personally go for a 55" B7 OLED at this price. Yes its smaller but the picture quality and OS are so much better.


Fair point, I'll wait until BF to get a decent deal. Until then I have my old Panasonic 37" fhd LCD to last me.
N3RO3 h, 19 m ago

I don't think burn in is a issue if you won't leave the screen on and on …I don't think burn in is a issue if you won't leave the screen on and on pause for hours


If you watch sports or play games with persistent logos, it is still very much an issue for OLED. Of course you can take steps to minimise it and if you're careful you could almost eradicate the risk. I can't be arsed worrying about it after years with plasma.
D_Jay_M14th Apr

pq is probably better yeah but I doubt the OS is better than Android.


LG’s webos is consistently rated as the / one of the best smart tv platforms. Sony’s Android platform, on the other hand, is consistently criticised for being slow and needing frequent reboots.
It is what it is, this is just about the best pic this side of Oled, no risk of screen burn which IS an issue, negatives are the clunky android, but I've said it before.....if your using the TV for Freeview, sky, virgin, 99% of the time like most folk and not playing with android the quality of Sony's image processing is great, the best on the market.....I have this TV ...65 inch
Android TV isnt the best, but it's far from the disaster everyone makes it out to be. I regularly use Netflix, Prime, Disney Life and the in built videos app and haven't had any issues.

Also the set is capable of YouTube HDR they just need to fix it (Google).

It was possible - for a few weeks until they patched it - to cast a HDR video from a HDR capable phone so it's definitely not a chipset limitation. For now there's a custom APK that can be sideload via USB that lets you watch YouTube HDR. Haven't got round to trying it yet.

I'll see if I can find the link.

Edit - smartyoutubetv.github.io
Edited by: "ripkord" 15th Apr
I have 2 Sony Android TVs an X8307C and an XE90 neither has leanback launcher installed and the OS is far from slow or clunky and as for it being unresponsive they fixed that problem years ago check the changelog I did have that problem with the X8307C though. My only complaint about Android TV is there is no documents app so its not possible to use the Storage Access Framework and they took out live wallpaper and widget support but I managed to work around the last 2. I've used Web OS on my mates TV and didnt think much of it the remotes cool though but compared to Android its pretty basic and the app selections not very good. As for the OS being user friendly this is what I see when I turn on my TV its very user friendly and easy to navigate with a remote control and speaking of the remote control it has voice support so I use Tasker and AutoVoice to Automate a lot of stuff and do things that aren't possible out the box eg ask for the weather display/hide a floating music bar while playing on my xbox, I also get my phones notifications on my TV.

I love it but different strokes for different folks anyone saying its slow,clunky etc and who actually owns an Android TV needs to uninstall Leanback Launcher its the cause of pretty much every problem I ran into on my X8307C the XE90 has been perfect since I bought it just before xmas and Leanback was uninstalled on day 1.

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Aretak10 h, 47 m ago

WebOS is by far the best of the smart TV platforms. It's in a different …WebOS is by far the best of the smart TV platforms. It's in a different league to Android TV really, which is still lacking basic things like a HDR-enabled Youtube app. Android TV is also extremely unresponsive on these Sony sets, but that's more to do with the ancient, budget SoC they use to run it.


yeah no HDR youtube kinda sucks but its not a big deal, what model do you have like?
ripkord30 m ago

Android TV isnt the best, but it's far from the disaster everyone makes it …Android TV isnt the best, but it's far from the disaster everyone makes it out to be. I regularly use Netflix, Prime, Disney Life and the in built videos app and haven't had any issues. Also the set is capable of YouTube HDR they just need to fix it (Google). It was possible - for a few weeks until they patched it - to cast a HDR video from a HDR capable phone so it's definitely not a chipset limitation. For now there's a custom APK that can be sideload via USB that lets you watch YouTube HDR. Haven't got round to trying it yet. I'll see if I can find the link.Edit - https://smartyoutubetv.github.io


nice! will give it a go cheers
D_Jay_M19 m ago

nice! will give it a go cheers


I just installed it, it works but you need to select HDR in the quality settings and for me at least it's not kicking the TV into full HDR mode for some reason - or the brightness isn't automatically set to max. Still tinkering
N3RO13 h, 17 m ago

I don't think burn in is a issue if you won't leave the screen on and on …I don't think burn in is a issue if you won't leave the screen on and on pause for hours


Before I bought this TV, I was absolutely set on the LG B7. Picture is much better of course with OLED. In the end I opted for the Sony because of the possibility of burn in, and the fact that the warranty will not cover it.

I’m glad I got XE90 over the oled, as even with this I’ve left it on for ages, whether it’s Netflix or paused the sky. So burn in would have been a big issue- for me

I guess if you’re more careful with how you view tv, then def get the oled
ripkord14 m ago

I just installed it, it works but you need to select HDR in the quality …I just installed it, it works but you need to select HDR in the quality settings and for me at least it's not kicking the TV into full HDR mode for some reason - or the brightness isn't automatically set to max. Still tinkering


aye I had a mooch at the source on github, says gotta switch to BT.2020 the GUI is rendered at 1080p but video is HDR according to tests.
Edited by: "D_Jay_M" 15th Apr
imk8310 m ago

Before I bought this TV, I was absolutely set on the LG B7. Picture is …Before I bought this TV, I was absolutely set on the LG B7. Picture is much better of course with OLED. In the end I opted for the Sony because of the possibility of burn in, and the fact that the warranty will not cover it. I’m glad I got XE90 over the oled, as even with this I’ve left it on for ages, whether it’s Netflix or paused the sky. So burn in would have been a big issue- for meI guess if you’re more careful with how you view tv, then def get the oled


I have the Panasonic ez1002b oled. I fell asleep on the sofa and woke up and realised the Xbox was still on aprx 8 hours later. To my horror I could see something on the screen screen burn I thought. Switched the Tv off for 5 min then switched it back on all back to normal it was screen retention not burn. At that point I stopped worrying about screen burn.
imk8311 m ago

Before I bought this TV, I was absolutely set on the LG B7. Picture is …Before I bought this TV, I was absolutely set on the LG B7. Picture is much better of course with OLED. In the end I opted for the Sony because of the possibility of burn in, and the fact that the warranty will not cover it. I’m glad I got XE90 over the oled, as even with this I’ve left it on for ages, whether it’s Netflix or paused the sky. So burn in would have been a big issue- for meI guess if you’re more careful with how you view tv, then def get the oled


you know the Sony has daydream (screensaver) support right? its a great way to prevent burn in.
D_Jay_M1 m ago

you know the Sony has daydream (screensaver) support right? its a great …you know the Sony has daydream (screensaver) support right? its a great way to prevent burn in.


On their lcds?
Edited by: "Smadmad" 15th Apr
Smadmad15 m ago

On their lcds?


no he said he had a XE90
D_Jay_M10 m ago

no he said he had a XE90


Which is a lcd
I just bought the 55" yesterday from Riche Sounds in Newcastle. Honoured the code instore as well. £1019 paid.
Edited by: "madmackem" 15th Apr
I have an XE90, which is an lcd. I can’t monitor my tv 24/7
My brother has an oled and he hasn’t had issues with burn in yet- he’s quite meticulous so oleds works for him
Smadmad56 m ago

I have the Panasonic ez1002b oled. I fell asleep on the sofa and woke up …I have the Panasonic ez1002b oled. I fell asleep on the sofa and woke up and realised the Xbox was still on aprx 8 hours later. To my horror I could see something on the screen screen burn I thought. Switched the Tv off for 5 min then switched it back on all back to normal it was screen retention not burn. At that point I stopped worrying about screen burn.



IR and burn in are different things though
ripkord18 m ago

IR and burn in are different things though


I know that. But initially both look the same. The fact it cleared meant it was retention
ripkord15 h, 9 m ago

Great TV good if you don't want to worry about burn in


I’ve had no issues with burnnin on my LG B7. Haven’t even suffered image retention. It has a screensaver that activates after 2 minutes of pausing video and as long as you’re not watching the same channel for more than 5 hours, you don’t even need to worry about it.

I’m a little cautious about gaming on it because UI elements tend to be static in games so that could be a problem but other than that, it’s the best TV I’ve ever had. The OS is top-notch too. At least on par with Samsung’s.
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