Sony tv KD55XE8596 100hz and 10bit 4k 55inch £799 with code @ Hughes
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Sony tv KD55XE8596 100hz and 10bit 4k 55inch £799 with code @ Hughes

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Found 1st Apr
£799 with voucher code Easter50. Plus 5 year warranty.
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Just to add even more to this insanely great deal if not the best around:

Gaming

1. Supports PS4 Pro 4K and HDR.
2. Much better response time compared to all the other 4K TVs, so gaming online or even connecting PC to it would be a lot better than other TVs but it WON’T be as good as a TN panel for sure.
3. Input lag and delay based on testing fluctuates between 10ms at its lowest and goes as far as 50ms but mostly stays between 10-20ms, so it’s definitely acceptable for online gaming, just maybe not for CS GO .

Media

1. Supports HDR on amazon Fire TV 4K (the new version) as well as 10 bit, which is insanely convenient!
2. There are reviews mentioning that its HDR quality is not the best out there due to White output’s brightness being about 450 nits. Overall it’s still very good but it’s not the best out there but still much better than many others.

Sound

Not great, mediocre at best, buying a sound bar would be a good way to get the best out of this TV.

Functionality

Android TV, it works alright and you can even install Kodi to manage your own media as well as online content. Although Android TV runs fine, it’s not always the smoothest experience so if you are looking to add Kodi functionality, your best bet would be to purchase a separate box. Current cheapest box that would support 4K, 10 bit and HDR would be the new Amazon Fire TV (be sure to get it on sale below £50).

Not confirmed

1. Dynamic refresh rate based on the content you are watching.


Disclaimer: I don’t work for anyone, I just enjoy adding additional tech information to deals that might be beneficial to people like myself that don’t have the time to research everything and want unbiased information relevant to them.
In addition to @Sam021 list of superb info...

Update it as soon as you switch it on, to the new, v6.285, end of march 2018 firmware here:

sony.co.uk/ele…010

BBC iPlayer in real 4K UHD via HLG

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108 Comments
Have some heat OP....Great price for a 10bit panel.
How are the backlights arranged in this tv? Full array or in bands ?
does it legit run at 100hz? can use with a PC for 100hz gaming?
Deals_For_Days1st Apr

does it legit run at 100hz? can use with a PC for 100hz gaming?


Pretty sure most modern TVs support 100hz these days
Dekard9724 m ago

Pretty sure most modern TVs support 100hz these days


Supporting 100Hz input or having a panel that refreshes at 100Hz? Not sure but I presume one would want a panel that will sync with the signal for gaming, as that would be preferable to a 50/60Hz panel showing a 100Hz signal potentially missing frames if your graphics card is churning out over 60fps.
Yes native 100hz panel. Good for motion like sports and gaming. Edge lit for full array its £300ish more
This is just an insanely good deal

Much better than those ridiculous LG screens some paid veteran users were trying to push on people for twice the price!
2.5% Quidco cashback ?
The TV screen is great. However, the android interface is quite sluggish and annoying at times.
I don't think you can get 100hz 4k gaming because of hdmi limits

Maybe you could do some 1440p 100hz if tv supports it. Looks great tv either way.
Edited by: "richardfield58" 1st Apr
Tempted by this but hoping the XE9005 with drop to something like this.
Is Oled better picture ?
I've noticed the android software is steadily improving with updates, its much snappier these days.
Jevarell13 m ago

Tempted by this but hoping the XE9005 with drop to something like this.


Many people seem to have been waiting for the XE9005 to drop in price but, instead, it seems to just being replaced by the (very similar but more expensive XF - 2018) model in a lot of retailers.
Edited by: "BrianM" 1st Apr
Deals_For_Days1st Apr

does it legit run at 100hz? can use with a PC for 100hz gaming?


Native refresh rate is 100hz but apparently on the support page from sony shows input up to 4k 60Hz.
You will only be able to go up to 60Hz anyway due to the HDMI support.
HDMI (above 1.4) can do 1080p @ 120Hz or 4K at 60Hz. Sorry but you'd need display port support for that.
Regards.
That’s a lot of money for an edge lit LED TV.
I’d recommend holding off, or stretching your budget to an OLED.
Is it compatible with Alexa?
Got this for £645 back in Dec from John Lewis, wha' what! 😘
Edited by: "EmptyArea" 1st Apr
LOUGHBORO.GUY26 m ago

Is Oled better picture ?


Yea but they can have issues with burn in and also are very expensive. Still if you have the cash to splash then I'd go the oled route.
EmptyArea23 m ago

Got this for £645 back in Dec from John Lewis, wha' what! 😘


Through a price Match via a retailer who was offering £250 cashback. Post full story.

Also, HDR on this TV won't blow your socks off. It only goes up to 400 nits. Bit dissapointing to be
Dekard972 h, 36 m ago

Pretty sure most modern TVs support 100hz these days


Sorry not true most tv's are 50Hz true refresh rate but usually state some made up refresh rate usually over 1000Hz.
This is true 100Hz which is often referred to these days as 'native' hertz rate.

I have the Panasonic EX750B which is same price and true 100Hz and 10bit panel and imo superior to the Sony due to the overall quality of the internals and panel.
The stand turns and goes up and down and is active 3D too for people who have loads of 3D movies yet manufacturers have stopped supporting them so a helpful addition though not a make or break decision for most.
Edited by: "Fluffy_bandit" 1st Apr
Jevarell1 h, 21 m ago

Tempted by this but hoping the XE9005 with drop to something like this.


What's the difference between the XE90 and this?
paulrwarner4 m ago

What's the difference between the XE90 and this?


XE90 is in a whole different league, full array local dimming giving deeper blacks and better uniformity.
It also is around twice as bright making HDR pop more.
"The XE8596 is a good gaming screen, too. Its input lag measures just 21ms when you’re using its Game picture preset –  one of the lower figures around this year, and one that should have minimal negative impact on your gaming abilities. This 21ms figure is an average taken from measurements that cycled between as low as 10ms but as high as 51ms. Fortunately the 10ms measurements comfortably outnumbered the 51ms ones, but a consistent 21ms would be preferable.
Read more at Https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sony-kd-55xe8596-performance-and-verdict-page-2#k0TleKE4OJJGMRke.99"
Max 60hz on all resolutions according to my HTPC (with Geforce 960). Even bought a hdmi 2.0 cable and enabled enhanced HDMI in the TV settings, still 60hz. Maybe it is the motionflow that provides faux 100hz.
How does this compare to the 8005? Sent my 8005 back due to laggy performance with the built in android
Would this be better than the Samsung MU7000 55 incher?
ue55mu7000 much better option imho
Jim.Ricardo54 m ago

XE90 is in a whole different league, full array local dimming giving …XE90 is in a whole different league, full array local dimming giving deeper blacks and better uniformity.It also is around twice as bright making HDR pop more.


So all that for extra £200? Seems a no brainer given you only buy tv ever 5 years or so. So if you got kids and oled is out of the equation (screen burn) then xe90 seems to me the best choice.
Last but not least, I measured input lag at 31ms in 1080p SDR (standard dynamic range) and 34ms in 4K HDR mode, which should be fast enough for all but the most demanding of hardcore competitive gamers.
McHotpoon3 h, 47 m ago

Supporting 100Hz input or having a panel that refreshes at 100Hz? Not sure …Supporting 100Hz input or having a panel that refreshes at 100Hz? Not sure but I presume one would want a panel that will sync with the signal for gaming, as that would be preferable to a 50/60Hz panel showing a 100Hz signal potentially missing frames if your graphics card is churning out over 60fps.


You must be talking about cheap TVs. Even my old Sony 1080p is true 100hz
akpower57 m ago

ue55mu7000 much better option imho


I have a price match for the Sammy mu7000 don't whether to bite or wait for Sony x9005 to drop
It says 50hz/60 on the site prntscr.com/izf44o .... why would you list 100hz?
"1080p (50, 60 Hz), 1080i (50, 60 Hz), 720p (50, 60 Hz), 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 4096x2160p(24, 50, 60Hz), 3840x2160p(24, 25, 30, 50, 60Hz), 1080p(30, 50, 60Hz), 1080/24p, 1080i(50, 60Hz), 720p(30, 50, 60Hz), 720/24p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i"

Let's not talk about
  • Picture quality: Motionflow XR 1000 Hz
Dekard975 h, 0 m ago

Pretty sure most modern TVs support 100hz these days


Nah, it’s all frame doubling and stuff. Anything that’s really above 60Hz is super rare.

Plus you’d need a DisplayPort input to make use of it as the HDMI standard for above 60Hz at 4K doesn’t exist yet.

Plus there are no broadcasts that run above 60Hz, in fact all UK TV runs at 50Hz, so the TV has to do post-processing and frame doubling to make it look like 100Hz.
Edited by: "ollie87" 1st Apr
hbo8637 m ago

I have a price match for the Sammy mu7000 don't whether to bite or wait …I have a price match for the Sammy mu7000 don't whether to bite or wait for Sony x9005 to drop


picture wise ,x9005 is absolutely stunning but android kills it , losing wifi connection , taking long time to change channels, restarting automatically and so on ..., its the mediatek MT5891 that sony using on their TV's, that ruins it,
It says on sony website its a native 100hz panel not 50hz as most are. Also if you are interested in seeing a review of this tv I would recommend searching YouTube for hdtvtest Vincent is an absolutely amazing reviewer
akpower17 m ago

picture wise ,x9005 is absolutely stunning but android kills it , losing …picture wise ,x9005 is absolutely stunning but android kills it , losing wifi connection , taking long time to change channels, restarting automatically and so on ..., its the mediatek MT5891 that sony using on their TV's, that ruins it,


Okay thanks for the information so would you personally go for the Samsung or qled model? I nearly got the LG B7 oled but opted out
ollie8745 m ago

Nah, it’s all frame doubling and stuff. Anything that’s really above 60Hz i …Nah, it’s all frame doubling and stuff. Anything that’s really above 60Hz is super rare.Plus you’d need a DisplayPort input to make use of it as the HDMI standard for above 60Hz at 4K doesn’t exist yet.Plus there are no broadcasts that run above 60Hz, in fact all UK TV runs at 50Hz, so the TV has to do post-processing and frame doubling to make it look like 100Hz.


Thanks for the info. What about my Samsung UE55KS9000? 100hz capable or not?
I might actually go for the b/c7 , can I ask you why you opted out?
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