SONY KD65XE9005BU 65" 4K-HDR £1549 @ Power Direct
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 SONY KD65XE9005BU 65" 4K-HDR £1549 @ Power Direct

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Found 11th Dec 2017
Cheapest this amazing TV has been since BF. 5 year warranty included. If unsure of the retailer, get a quick price match with John Lewis!
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Just a note to OP, I bought this very model from John Lewis in March/April time and during the summer months it got infested with thunder flies.

Been a very long hard slog to get JL and their chosen engineers from Martin Dawes to accept responsibility for this issue rather than persistent claims this is not a manufacturing fault so don't count on their reputation to be upheld quite like it used to be.

It's taken a couple of months of loads of correspondence including going to consumer bodies including Which! to finally sort it out. We are awaiting confirmation of a delivery date for the replacement set anytime now, whether it will be a brand new set or some kind of recon/ex demonstration model remains to be seen.
Chasloyal47 m ago

Just a note to OP, I bought this very model from John Lewis in March/April …Just a note to OP, I bought this very model from John Lewis in March/April time and during the summer months it got infested with thunder flies.Been a very long hard slog to get JL and their chosen engineers from Martin Dawes to accept responsibility for this issue rather than persistent claims this is not a manufacturing fault so don't count on their reputation to be upheld quite like it used to be.It's taken a couple of months of loads of correspondence including going to consumer bodies including Which! to finally sort it out. We are awaiting confirmation of a delivery date for the replacement set anytime now, whether it will be a brand new set or some kind of recon/ex demonstration model remains to be seen.



eh? but this is not manufacturing fault(unless the flies came with the TV). your house has a pest problems so its not the fault of the TV. this would probably happen with any TV you bought
sion2254 m ago

eh? but this is not manufacturing fault(unless the flies came with the …eh? but this is not manufacturing fault(unless the flies came with the TV). your house has a pest problems so its not the fault of the TV. this would probably happen with any TV you bought


I’m sure I’ve read this somewhere else. I believe there is a design flaw in the vents which allow insects to get in when it shouldn’t??
Bought the 55’ of this tv and I’m enjoying it, I’m just struggling to find the correct picture settings to give it that wow factor.
sion221 h, 14 m ago

eh? but this is not manufacturing fault(unless the flies came with the …eh? but this is not manufacturing fault(unless the flies came with the TV). your house has a pest problems so its not the fault of the TV. this would probably happen with any TV you bought


Wow aren't you the comedian

So maybe you like to keep the windows shut in your gaff due to some bizarre fear of fresh air but most people don't.

One of the pitfalls of ventilating your home is that during the warmer months bugs are attracted to light. So when the bezel of your television is not secured to the screen like it should be those tiny critters had an open door as such.

Anyway have a lovely Christmas in your chip pan stinking damp hovel and we'll do the same with all those pests we share our humble abode with

Suvvey19 m ago

I’m sure I’ve read this somewhere else. I believe there is a design flaw in …I’m sure I’ve read this somewhere else. I believe there is a design flaw in the vents which allow insects to get in when it shouldn’t??



No nothing wrong with the telly at all, just we are sweaty dregs with a pest problem whilst @sion22 being HUKD's very own Kim and Aggie has not had a single bug in her home ever
Edited by: "Chasloyal" 12th Dec 2017
Chasloyal24 m ago

Wow aren't you the comedian So maybe you like to keep the windows …Wow aren't you the comedian So maybe you like to keep the windows shut in your gaff due to some bizarre fear of fresh air but most people don't. One of the pitfalls of ventilating your home is that during the warmer months bugs are attracted to light. So when the bezel of your television is not secured to the screen like it should be those tiny critters had an open door as such.Anyway have a lovely Christmas in your chip pan stinking damp hovel and we'll do the same with all those pests we share our humble abode with (skeptical)No nothing wrong with the telly at all, just we are sweaty dregs with a pest problem whilst @sion22 being HUKD's very own Kim and Aggie has not had a single bug in her home ever


I’ve never heard of anything like that! Makes sense though. Glad you managed to get it sorted with JL, I bet that was stressful. Did you use Resolver?
This threads been hijacked by idiots. Nice find OP, have some heat.
hairray39 m ago

I’ve never heard of anything like that! Makes sense though. Glad you m …I’ve never heard of anything like that! Makes sense though. Glad you managed to get it sorted with JL, I bet that was stressful. Did you use Resolver?


I don't want to say too much on here for now because as I've already alluded to, we still haven't taken delivery of the replacement yet. So until we do the matter has not been resolved as such but to answer your question no we didn't use that site.

It's been very stressful and though @Suvvey was quite right to mention the widely publicised vent issue which Sony maintain is not an issue we are convinced the thunder flies behind our screen came through the faulty bezel rather than those back vents.

We got about 20 of them in our set, with the vast majority of them being on the upper left side of the screen. Far too much of a coincidence when you take in to account the dodgy bezel issue being in the top left hand corner. Even the engineer geezer who came round to inspect it admitted that the clicking noise you get when applying the tiniest bit of pressure to that area of bezel was definitely a fault.

The TV engineer firm and JL still carried on saying that Sony wouldn't agree to replace it no matter how much consumer rights advice I threw at them. Then just as I was beginning to really panic they called me last week and said my case had been reviewed and they were going to give me a new telly after all.

We got two other 50 inch smart tellies in the house, both Samsung, neither of which have had this issue. The desktop monitor and laptop have not had a single thunder fly intrusion either, it's only happened to this brand new Sony set.

It's a lovely telly and produces an amazing picture but this has left a very bitter taste in the mouth and so I don't think I'll buy a Sony telly again the next time we upgrade which is usually every two or three years.

DADSCAB18 m ago

This threads been hijacked by idiots. Nice find OP, have some heat.



The only idiot here is someone who don't want to be alerted to problems with this very set, take a look at this pic of my XE9005's screen

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Edited by: "Chasloyal" 12th Dec 2017
I have the 49" version of this TV and be aware that viewing angles are not great. I've compensated for this by ramping up the post processing and back light but to be honest my old 2011 LG 42LX6900 looks better up to 1080p.
Chasloyal2 h, 46 m ago

Wow aren't you the comedian So maybe you like to keep the windows …Wow aren't you the comedian So maybe you like to keep the windows shut in your gaff due to some bizarre fear of fresh air but most people don't. One of the pitfalls of ventilating your home is that during the warmer months bugs are attracted to light. So when the bezel of your television is not secured to the screen like it should be those tiny critters had an open door as such.Anyway have a lovely Christmas in your chip pan stinking damp hovel and we'll do the same with all those pests we share our humble abode with (skeptical)No nothing wrong with the telly at all, just we are sweaty dregs with a pest problem whilst @sion22 being HUKD's very own Kim and Aggie has not had a single bug in her home ever


Jesus, calm down. I assume you thought i was making a joke when i say "unless the files comes the TV". What i meant the flies egg got in side the TV during manufauring and hatched when the TV switch on and turn warm. And i wasnt making any comment on the stat your house. Its normal to have problems with bugs in the the house in summer. i am just saying bugs like flies and cockroach like warm place and build their nest in warm place like electronic, so its not exactly the fault of the TV for the bugs problem since they could have gotten into any electronic like pc or consoles

My god,people are so easily sensitive and offended these day
Edited by: "sion22" 12th Dec 2017
Seems to be back up to £1699. Shame - wanted to pull trigger.
carlroberts1437 h, 29 m ago

Bought the 55’ of this tv and I’m enjoying it, I’m just struggling to find …Bought the 55’ of this tv and I’m enjoying it, I’m just struggling to find the correct picture settings to give it that wow factor.


I had the same initial problem but it was clear from the reviews this was a standard affair. As with all my tvs I look for calibration settings on the net and lone behold someone has professionally calibrated this TV. I know everyone says every panel is slightly different and thus one size fits all settings can not be applied but I have input them and it certainly transforms the picture. Just a note, the optimum brightness was set to a really low figure which in my opinion looked really dull, I changed that but it is a factor which does not tinker with the settings what have been input. Here's is the link, hope it helps.

avforums.com/vid…459
sion226 h, 49 m ago

Jesus, calm down. I assume you thought i was making a joke when i say …Jesus, calm down. I assume you thought i was making a joke when i say "unless the files comes the TV". What i meant the flies egg got in side the TV during manufauring and hatched when the TV switch on and turn warm. And i wasnt making any comment on the stat your house. Its normal to have problems with bugs in the the house in summer. i am just saying bugs like flies and cockroach like warm place and build their nest in warm place like electronic, so its not exactly the fault of the TV for the bugs problem since they could have gotten into any electronic like pc or consolesMy god,people are so easily sensitive and offended these day


Alright fair enough, I'll take your word for it.

It's hardly surprising I'm a tad sensitive about this issue, the telly was up at two n half grand when we got it though we paid around £1800 for it in a special partner promo.

It's a lot of dough to weigh out for a nature reserve in your front room and having done untold research trying to sort the matter it seems quite a common problem with this year's range especially.

By Sony point blank refusing to acknowledge it is a quality/production issue and taking it even one step further saying it voids the warranty if it happens there's absolutely no record of them having addressed the issue with more recently produced models.

Just got to hope they have modified fittings around the vents or wherever else these critters are getting in during more recent manufacturing.

I realise I'm in the minority with having had this happen to my set to such an extent but it's a very real issue and I'm letting every prospective buyer know if they buy one and it happens to their new pride n joy Sony will refuse to do anything about it.
Edited by: "Chasloyal" 12th Dec 2017
Suvvey12 h, 35 m ago

I’m sure I’ve read this somewhere else. I believe there is a design flaw in …I’m sure I’ve read this somewhere else. I believe there is a design flaw in the vents which allow insects to get in when it shouldn’t??



There's a forum for that.... avforums.com/thr…14/

Never heard of thunder flies, with a name like that I should have.
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