Sony KDL-50W805C 50inch Full HD Freeview HD 3D Smart LED TV  £479.99  argos/ebay
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Sony KDL-50W805C 50inch Full HD Freeview HD 3D Smart LED TV £479.99 argos/ebay

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Good price hot from me!
any good for gaming?
moneychop

any good for gaming?


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Yes ;-)
moneychop

any good for gaming?



GamingIt appears that Sony is ceding ground to Samsung in the battle for … GamingIt appears that Sony is ceding ground to Samsung in the battle for uber-responsive gaming TVs – gone are the days of sub-20ms Bravias. Our Leo Bodnar input lag tester returned a figure of 37ms in [Game] mode, whereas the more traditional stopclock plus high-frame-rate camera method yielded a lag measurement of 21ms, which is still quick enough for all but the most demanding of twitch gamers.Input lagAn advantage Sony’s [Game] mode holds over Samsung’s is full 4:4:4 chroma reproduction, making it more appealing to PC users. Input lag in the [Cinema pro] preset was exactly one frame higher at 53ms.



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moneychop

any good for gaming?



​Amazing for gaming due to really low input lag.
Not 100% sure that model is listed correctly as it looks like the 2015, but has a barcode for the 2014 model?
I have the 2015 model of this it's great, can install Kodi on it from the Play Store
What is the genuine state of Android on these, a lot of people talk about improvement after firmware updates, but many say the problems continue!?
Have the 42" version. Excellent TV. Love it.
This is not the TV in the title of the listing. The details show it as an older TV which matches the photo with the world cup on it.
flobbalob

This is not the TV in the title of the listing. The details show it as an … This is not the TV in the title of the listing. The details show it as an older TV which matches the photo with the world cup on it.



It's a mess! ...if true, is this older TV worth the price?

It's a mess! ...if true, is this older TV worth the price?



Good question. There are reviews for the 829 and it was a best buy before the last word cup. Not android either. Maybe a good buy

Edited by: "flobbalob" 12th Feb 2016
savo007

I have the 2015 model of this it's great, can install Kodi on it from the … I have the 2015 model of this it's great, can install Kodi on it from the Play Store



​how do you install kids
Is the TV in this deal better than the deal posted a couple of weeks ago?

johnlewis.com/son…=73
Makes you wonder what model the 18 people who have bought one are expecting. The Argos catalogue number & EAN all point towards the 50w829 (which some would argue is a better TV).
captainbeaky

Makes you wonder what model the 18 people who have bought one are … Makes you wonder what model the 18 people who have bought one are expecting. The Argos catalogue number & EAN all point towards the 50w829 (which some would argue is a better TV).



I have the 50w829 - great TV....but i dont use any smart features not becuase they are poor...I have an external box for Plex Kodi etc
It makes you wonder what Argos storage facilities are like if they can find all these 2014 TV's hidden somewhere. Gold dust if you want one.
TacticalTimbo

What is the genuine state of Android on these, a lot of people talk about … What is the genuine state of Android on these, a lot of people talk about improvement after firmware updates, but many say the problems continue!?



I returned my second one before the most recent update, but at that point it was still pretty poor. The problem isn't entirely Android itself either, it's the combination of Sony's own TV firmware/software (which creeps through depending on what you're doing) with Android slapped on top of it. These models weren't designed for Android TV from the beginning and you start to realise that they more you use it.
I managed to get this tv ex display for 329, it was mint, very good for gaming and streaming (kodi) etc. Not tried 3D but very nice looking.
Even at that price I would say you would struggle to find better.
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jagsb99

​how do you install kids



​When a mummy and a daddy love each other very much.......
I just returned the 43 inch version of this to Tesco. My main issue was with clouding on the screen, it was pretty bad. I turned down brightness and black levels etc which helped but then the image was far too dark. If you watch it with lights on in the room you may not notice, but I used this set in the bedroom in darkness and the clouding was very noticable and distracting, especially in dark movie scenes. Also when using you view it froze or switched on and off on me at least half a dozen times during the few days I had it. I almost tried to talk myself into keeping it as I really loved the features on this set and the picture was excellent.

I'm now actually considering ordering this in the hope that I had bought a dud and this will be better, but I think I'm just being overly hopeful.. Be interested to see of anyone else had clouding issues, as this was my main concern and ultimately why I returned it.
Edited by: "blackbird166" 12th Feb 2016
so is it an 805C or a 829 ?
TheVoice

I returned my second one before the most recent update, but at that point … I returned my second one before the most recent update, but at that point it was still pretty poor. The problem isn't entirely Android itself either, it's the combination of Sony's own TV firmware/software (which creeps through depending on what you're doing) with Android slapped on top of it. These models weren't designed for Android TV from the beginning and you start to realise that they more you use it.



I've used XBMC from the original Xbox days and on many HTPC builds including Windows, Linux , Apple TV2and more recently Android via cheap Chinese boxes and the FireTV. On the latest firmware it seems to work fine. Only real issues I can see are with Android TV itself and not the Sony in particular (ie home screen layout). I think a cheaper TV and an Nvidia Shield might be the ultimate solution currently for tinkerers however for a single box solution with great picture the Sony (at £449 John Lewis Price Match) is hard to beat.
Buckster

so is it an 805C or a 829 ?


The seller will not accept questions so wait for a buyer to report back ? My guess would be 805C because I can't believe Argos would have 2014 stock left.
flobbalob

The seller will not accept questions so wait for a buyer to report back ? … The seller will not accept questions so wait for a buyer to report back ? My guess would be 805C because I can't believe Argos would have 2014 stock left.



​They were selling a 2014 / 43" last week. Good TV allegedly
Gollywood

​They were selling a 2014 / 43" last week. Good TV allegedly



If you mean this one for £399.99
ebay.co.uk/itm…667
This also has the same confusion with the 829
FYI Argos had the 829B listed earlier in 2015, but replaced it with the 805C. However for a while the catalogue/website was not updated and thus if you ordered an 829B you got a 805C.

I would.expect that this is a similar thing, ie they didn't update the marketing photos for the new model, since the physical appearance of the TV is identical. It probably is a 805C though.
great price ,recent firmware update feb 2016 not sue if they managed to fix the androids bugs though.Motionflow XR 800Hz.i am torn between this model or the 43 " BRAVIA KDL43W756C silver.but the sammy 55h6400 is so tempting
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blackbird166

I just returned the 43 inch version of this to Tesco. My main issue was … I just returned the 43 inch version of this to Tesco. My main issue was with clouding on the screen, it was pretty bad. I turned down brightness and black levels etc which helped but then the image was far too dark. If you watch it with lights on in the room you may not notice, but I used this set in the bedroom in darkness and the clouding was very noticable and distracting, especially in dark movie scenes. Also when using you view it froze or switched on and off on me at least half a dozen times during the few days I had it. I almost tried to talk myself into keeping it as I really loved the features on this set and the picture was excellent. I'm now actually considering ordering this in the hope that I had bought a dud and this will be better, but I think I'm just being overly hopeful.. Be interested to see of anyone else had clouding issues, as this was my main concern and ultimately why I returned it.


I have the 50w829 model & have a very small amount of clouding in one corner. I didn't bother to return it because I knew there would be a good chance of getting one that was worst. I remember reading on various forums at the time that it seemed a pretty common complaint with edge lit LCD TVs.

I turned off the automatic backlight sensor, done some basic calibration & now don't notice it at all.

Edited by: "captainbeaky" 13th Feb 2016
I've got the 42" one (with the World Cup packaging) and it's excellent for PS3/4 and PC gaming.

Its not bad for TV either

Also the cheap £1 3D glasses you get at cinemas work fine with it too.
Edited by: "stoner79" 13th Feb 2016
Great price
stoner79

I've got the 42" one (with the World Cup packaging) and it's excellent … I've got the 42" one (with the World Cup packaging) and it's excellent for PS3/4 and PC gaming.Its not bad for TV either :)Also the cheap £1 3D glasses you get at cinemas work fine with it too.



I think you must have a different model. This has active 3D and won't work with passive 3D glasses. Also I think this model comes with a 43 inch screen.
captainbeaky

Makes you wonder what model the 18 people who have bought one are … Makes you wonder what model the 18 people who have bought one are expecting. The Argos catalogue number & EAN all point towards the 50w829 (which some would argue is a better TV).


Mine arrived today and is all set up - very nice it is too.

The TV I received is the 50inch 50W805C as the eBay title listing states.
can i pay for this ARGOS CARD?
Hows the clouding at the bottom. Can people see the halos from the lighting?
moneychop

Hows the clouding at the bottom. Can people see the halos from the … Hows the clouding at the bottom. Can people see the halos from the lighting?



No issues anywhere on the screen with clouding and no halos either on the TV I received.
omi2010

No issues anywhere on the screen with clouding and no halos either on the … No issues anywhere on the screen with clouding and no halos either on the TV I received.


Thanks i bought the 49" 4K one from the amazon deal and had to send it back as it had heavy clouding at the bottom. Hows the software acting up bug free? Have you tried any games on it? any info would be much appreciated
moneychop

Thanks i bought the 49" 4K one from the amazon deal and had to send it … Thanks i bought the 49" 4K one from the amazon deal and had to send it back as it had heavy clouding at the bottom. Hows the software acting up bug free? Have you tried any games on it? any info would be much appreciated



I've had it on for a few days and used the TV with both an Xbox and Wii U and again have had no issues with either. I haven't tried any of the games on Google Play though. The TV updated itself when I first started it up and the system appears stable.

Am most impressed with the 3D (my previous TV was 2D only. I didn't buy Sony branded 3D active glasses but went for the cheaper Samsung glasses Amazon Link to Samsung 3D glasses.

Finally I had a DTS surround sound system that I hadn't been very pleased with when using it with my old TV but this one syncs perfectly and again happy with the results.

Sorry to hear that you had issues with the model you bought but so far this TV was more than worth the small price paid.
omi2010

I've had it on for a few days and used the TV with both an Xbox and Wii U … I've had it on for a few days and used the TV with both an Xbox and Wii U and again have had no issues with either. I haven't tried any of the games on Google Play though. The TV updated itself when I first started it up and the system appears stable. Am most impressed with the 3D (my previous TV was 2D only. I didn't buy Sony branded 3D active glasses but went for the cheaper Samsung glasses Amazon Link to Samsung 3D glasses.Finally I had a DTS surround sound system that I hadn't been very pleased with when using it with my old TV but this one syncs perfectly and again happy with the results.Sorry to hear that you had issues with the model you bought but so far this TV was more than worth the small price paid.



Did it come with a smart remote and is there a freesat input? sorry for asking so many questions. Any chance you could post a picture of it on BBC 1
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