Sony KDL-65W955BBU 65" LED TV £1399 @ HIFI Confidential
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Sony KDL-65W955BBU 65" LED TV £1399 @ HIFI Confidential

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Found 15th Jan 2015
Can't decide between this and the KDL-55W829BBU 55" @ £799

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Both look like lovely machines if you don't mind sitting out the current 4k shenanikins.

Same problem for me, although the kd55x8 at £1100 is tempting too!

I'm after a 60/65'' TV but ideally would like it to be 4k!

steve_b21

I'm after a 60/65'' TV but ideally would like it to be 4k!




Same boat!

steve_b21

I'm after a 60/65'' TV but ideally would like it to be 4k!



Why not buy a 1080p TV now, keep the savings, once the 1080p tv goes bump, use the savings for a 4k TV, and by then there will be enough content for you to enjoy too

Yeah, it makes sense to just get a decent 1080p set now, by the time 4k content is readily available you'll more than likely be able to buy a decent new model 4k set with the difference you save on the price you'd have to pay to get a 4k set now, in fact I wouldn't be suprised if it even works out cheaper that way. Plus you'll also have the 1080p set as well. Early adopters always pay more and end up financing new technologies before they become mainstream, with 4k it's really just not worth the extra investment at the moment as the support for it is virtually non-existant, you'd be paying hundreds or thousands of pounds more for a mostly unusable feature.

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rossington

Yeah, it makes sense to just get a decent 1080p set now, by the time 4k … Yeah, it makes sense to just get a decent 1080p set now, by the time 4k content is readily available you'll more than likely be able to buy a decent new model 4k set with the difference you save on the price you'd have to pay to get a 4k set now, in fact I wouldn't be suprised if it even works out cheaper that way. Plus you'll also have the 1080p set as well. Early adopters always pay more and end up financing new technologies before they become mainstream, with 4k it's really just not worth the extra investment at the moment as the support for it is virtually non-existant, you'd be paying hundreds or thousands of pounds more for a mostly unusable feature.


I doing this but waiting for OLED

I have the 55 955. Wouldn't buy it due to black issues with the panel. I got mine at 660, but it's very poor.

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slo_moshun

I have the 55 955. Wouldn't buy it due to black issues with the panel. I … I have the 55 955. Wouldn't buy it due to black issues with the panel. I got mine at 660, but it's very poor.


The KDL-55W829BBU 55 doesn't have the issues with the black screen dose it? I don't really want to spend over 1k on a TV that I'm only going to keep for about 3/4 year's, hopefully there's gonna be some real bargain prices popping up in the next 3 or 4 weeks.

DADSCAB

The KDL-55W829BBU 55 doesn't have the issues with the black screen dose … The KDL-55W829BBU 55 doesn't have the issues with the black screen dose it? I don't really want to spend over 1k on a TV that I'm only going to keep for about 3/4 year's, hopefully there's gonna be some real bargain prices popping up in the next 3 or 4 weeks.




I opted for the UE55H6400 from Samsung, it's excellent and good value. Get JL to PM currys/RS.

Unless you have your heart set on a Sony offcourse.

I'll buy a 4k set in about 5 years, or when Sky/BBC broadcast it.

Can anyone plz tell why prices of lg 4ks have gone up by 100 . Cheers

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awaisahmad786

Can anyone plz tell why prices of lg 4ks have gone up by 100 . Cheers


Market research analysts I hope, because that means non 4K sets prices will fall.

rossington

Yeah, it makes sense to just get a decent 1080p set now, by the time 4k … Yeah, it makes sense to just get a decent 1080p set now, by the time 4k content is readily available you'll more than likely be able to buy a decent new model 4k set with the difference you save on the price you'd have to pay to get a 4k set now, in fact I wouldn't be suprised if it even works out cheaper that way. Plus you'll also have the 1080p set as well. Early adopters always pay more and end up financing new technologies before they become mainstream, with 4k it's really just not worth the extra investment at the moment as the support for it is virtually non-existant, you'd be paying hundreds or thousands of pounds more for a mostly unusable feature.



I agree. I have recently bought a new Sony 55 1080p set after research on the net suggests that a 1080p set will deliver a better picture with today's broadcasts, have better refresh rates, better colours and so on.. The 4k sets in in the shops do have that wow factor but realistically on day to day viewing with football and Action movies etc I don't think the picture will be anywhere near as good as the demos we see in the shops, which incidentally are slow moving images to counteract motion blur.
Also with zero content available and 99% of my viewing through sky TV which is years away from supporting 4k and my ps4 being 1080p I think I'd rather stick with what I know "works" for the time being.

PS4 and XB1 are 4K Blu Ray 'capable' and I dare say Netflix UHD will be available through them, too.

I'd still side with the getting a decent 1080p TV consensus though, it makes more sense for now.

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DADSCAB

I doing this but waiting for OLED


I read that OLED is dead, it's all about quantum dot. Cheaper and better than OLED

steve_b21

I'm after a 60/65'' TV but ideally would like it to be 4k!



If you want a panel the quality of this one, at 65" and 4k ..... you will pay a LOT more than this.

At 65", there is nowhere to hide. If it's not a good TV, it's more noticeable. Outside the few remaining Panasonic Plasmas that are still available, there aren't much better than a Sony W9. I run a 65" TV and there is nothing I would replace it with yet. Once OLED drops further in price and matures properly, that'll be my next upgrade. I don't expect to be doing it for at least a couple of years.

This is an excellent price for a TV of this quality. Heat.

I don't know about others but I generally upgrade TV every 5 years. As 4k is now taking off I wouldn't like to have to wait 5 years for it.

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I don't know if it was a sales tactic or just total BS/lie, but when I was in Curry's last week looking at the Sony W8 50" the assistant was adamant (not the singer) that sky was due to start broadcasting massive 4K content mid 2015. I did cough the words BS into my hand as he said it, but too be fair I never followed up on his statement.

Sky don't even do 1080p yet, nevermind 4K

London store collection only

Wait for 4k oled at 65 inch that's where my money is going next, the lg oled at 55 inch with the curved panel is stunning but has its issues, the new ones hopefully will be a lot better and as soon as they hit the 2 grand mark I will bite hopefully this Xmas if not next hopefully

No timelines from Sky at the moment but the Telegraph carried this article last year which alludes to 4k content along with an overhaul of the Sky box.
Edited by: "saintee5876" 16th Jan 2015

Both Amazon and Netflix both have readily available 4k content at little or no premium over 1080p content.
If you have a strong web connection 4k is desirable today imo.

KDL-55W829BBU uses different panel which has much better contrast and offers better black levels. The 955 is based on IPS so when viewed in dark room black looks purple. I had Sony W805 which was IPS too and returned it as it was terrible.


DADSCAB

The KDL-55W829BBU 55 doesn't have the issues with the black screen dose … The KDL-55W829BBU 55 doesn't have the issues with the black screen dose it? I don't really want to spend over 1k on a TV that I'm only going to keep for about 3/4 year's, hopefully there's gonna be some real bargain prices popping up in the next 3 or 4 weeks.

DADSCAB

The KDL-55W829BBU 55 doesn't have the issues with the black screen dose … The KDL-55W829BBU 55 doesn't have the issues with the black screen dose it? I don't really want to spend over 1k on a TV that I'm only going to keep for about 3/4 year's, hopefully there's gonna be some real bargain prices popping up in the next 3 or 4 weeks.

LED old tech (_;)

Shame not a plasma at this size

Black levels must be poor X)

harveyman

I agree. I have recently bought a new Sony 55 1080p set after research on … I agree. I have recently bought a new Sony 55 1080p set after research on the net suggests that a 1080p set will deliver a better picture with today's broadcasts, have better refresh rates, better colours and so on.. The 4k sets in in the shops do have that wow factor but realistically on day to day viewing with football and Action movies etc I don't think the picture will be anywhere near as good as the demos we see in the shops, which incidentally are slow moving images to counteract motion blur.Also with zero content available and 99% of my viewing through sky TV which is years away from supporting 4k and my ps4 being 1080p I think I'd rather stick with what I know "works" for the time being.



Another agree here. Buy a decent 1080 set now, put the money you've saved in the bank and when 4k becomes more available buy one then. You'll end up with a better set too, maybe even an OLED 4k.

R.I.P PLASMA

Stu0389

Same problem for me, although the kd55x8 at £1100 is tempting too!


Where is that 1100? I see 1249.00.

DADSCAB

I doing this but waiting for OLED



thinks and drooools

someone in HUKD design should introduce a drooling emoticon

did anyone on here buy a 1st gen flat panel?
its the future they said.
if the future was no hdmi, no hd ....

If you are going to buy a 4K set, the only option is a Samsung with the one connect box. Incase they end up using display port or some new connection.

horsepuncher1980

Sky don't even do 1080p yet, nevermind 4K



That's not to say they won't go straight for 4k stuff though, I feel 4k could snowball faster than consumers realise

That's why I bought the 60" version of this 4k is a waste of money right now sony-asia.com/pro…00b

Id be tempted but don't want to have to knock my dividing wall out so I could sit far enough away from it to retain my eyesight.. lol

joshtbh

I feel 4k could snowball faster than consumers realise



You're in a minority then. What proportion of TV channels are HD now? After how many years of HD panels? And outside of pay services, that proportion drops dramatically.

Mainstream 4k is a long way off. If it ever does become mainstream. Films/discs - sooner.

I would recommend against this set and say go for the w8 instead which is a far superior set for black levels. I have seen and compared both sets and would give the w8 the best TV of 2014 award for sure.

As a 4K set owner I am bound to stick up for it and am loving the picture quality that this gives over 1080p. I agree it will be years before channels switch over to this, heck we still have 1080i on most HD broadcasts.

It's services like Netflix and Amazon that need to push this and they have made a start at least.

I would like to think this is the year we will see some great films in 4K (Life of Pi is simply amazing).

nearly gave me a heart attack thought it was on for 149 lmao

JohnMclane

CommentI read that OLED is dead, it's all about quantum dot. Cheaper and … CommentI read that OLED is dead, it's all about quantum dot. Cheaper and better than OLED



You read wrong!

crazyal

As a 4K set owner I am bound to stick up for it and am loving the picture … As a 4K set owner I am bound to stick up for it and am loving the picture quality that this gives over 1080p.



More to PQ than pixel count. The fact that set if 4k does not automatically mean better PQ.

I'd be willing to wager that if you put this TV and mine side by side, and played moving images from the same source (lets say - Baraka or Samsara on bluray, they're my benchmark), at approx. 3 - 4 metres viewing distance, the quality on my panel would be better. Despite being "only" 1080p. I looked at 4k sets when I bought my TV. None of them were as good as the 1080p one I ended up buying.

This is still a good TV, don't get me wrong. But there are still quite a few 1080p sets out there that will still render better PQ than it ....

sancheez

More to PQ than pixel count. The fact that set if 4k does not … More to PQ than pixel count. The fact that set if 4k does not automatically mean better PQ. I'd be willing to wager that if you put this TV and mine side by side, and played moving images from the same source (lets say - Baraka or Samsara on bluray, they're my benchmark), at approx. 3 - 4 metres viewing distance, the quality on my panel would be better. Despite being "only" 1080p. I looked at 4k sets when I bought my TV. None of them were as good as the 1080p one I ended up buying.This is still a good TV, don't get me wrong. But there are still quite a few 1080p sets out there that will still render better PQ than it ....



Am I the only one who just actually WATCHES my TV instead of analysing it??? (_;)
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