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All Android TV Discounts, Offers and Sale - November 2018
Good move mate!! Hope it is as good as new!!
Dropped them a line and was offered 5 years for £80, so going to take it. It's a Grade A refurb, so good chance it's literally been a change of mind, fingers crossed!
Refurbished OLED, yikes
I definitely recommend that you do!
Didn't go for this, but bit the bullet and went for the 55" AF8 which was down to £1249... Might chance my arm and see if I can get that 5 year warranty added on as well...
My good deed for the day 8)
Think we got last one :) It said it was sold out but Mrs had added 2 instead of one :o Got one anyway thanks OP our TV went pop last week but using spare till a good deal like this came up
I bought this exact model TV from Argos for £429 in January. Overall the TV is fine but takes a lot of fiddling to get it to be 'fine' and there are some aspects I hate. I can't remember the name of the program that takes over your whole regular TV channels aspect of the TV, maybe YouView? It happens if you try to use any catch up TV apps like BBC or All4. It means that it can take more than a minute to switch to free-to-air channels, and the guide is soooooo slow. If you manage to disable it and stop using the apps, the regular channel browser built in to the TV is fine. The remote is very slow to respond and usually has to be pointed directly at the receiver, sometimes even pointing towards the top of the TV gets no reception. Some remote actions take over 10 seconds to process. My personal peeve is that subtitles light up the entire screen with flashes as each sentence appears, particularly noticeable in dark scenes of TV shows or movies. It activates the whole back-light it seems just to display a few white coloured words, doesn't just destroy the atmosphere but is super distracting. Of course, a single light dot in a dark scene also causes the same effect as if all blacks suddenly turned to greys, like a star in a space scene might cause it. Not super impressed despite the good deal we got.
Sold out then, I saw this yesterday, plus they would only have a few in stock
Just tried to purchase, but at the checkout it says "There is no longer stock available for one or more of your products. KD49XE8004BU.A - quantity requested is no longer available.". Same for the other reduced model. Oh, well...
Just tried to purchase, but at the checkout it says "There is no longer stock available for one or more of your products. KD49XE8005BU.A - quantity requested is no longer available.". Same for the other reduced model. Oh, well...
I'm no tv expert but i've had this set for around a year now. Managed to get one this time last year for just under £400 at Argos. You get a lot of tv for the money and has lots of features, ie: YouView, Android, etc. A couple of cons worth pointing out: - If you enable YouView the ability to record/pause is disabled - Menu is a little slow - On the odd occasion i've had to power the tv off and back on again as it stops responding
The KD-49XE8004 has a MotionFlow of 100HZ (Native 50HZ) and the KD-49XE8005 has MotionFlow of 200HZ (Native 50HZ).
Does anyone know if the a1 af8 or af9 support Now TV?
I was told by a guy in the Sony center that this was the A1 with a different designed bezel
I think the AF9 is the real replacement for the A1, also shares a similar stand to the A1
Terrific Tv. Heated. Sits under (and is reviewed as being not quite as good as) the similarly priced A1 model which caught me out as I thought the A1 was last years model and this was an update. Apparently not.
Sony's OS is slow but it comes 2nd to me. Also Sony's picture presets are the best around which saves a lot of faffing about.
No way? For real. I thought Samsung q9 qled and lg c8 oled were the best bang for buck
Pretty standard price. Nothing exciting et all here buddy.
its better than q9 allegedly.
I'm assuming this is great for gaming and it sits just under Samsung Q9 and LG C8.
What exactly did you compare it to for reference?
yes I've pm'd you...
I am looking to submit a price match as I too get discounted vouchers through my employer. When you put the price you wanted to match, did you just put 995 in the box and add a note about cashback?
Cheers. Yeah does have great reviews the motion is meant to be great. And I didn't want to babysit the oled TV.
Are I see, enjoy it! was struggling to find a 49 or 55" (preffered the latter) that had great reviews at a decent price and didnt want to spend more that £1000. Thsi website is great for buying tips, cant fault the reviews the Sony has got, plus the 49" had rave reviews in What Hifi...no brainer for me really. My exsiting 50" plasma is 10 years old, so I expect to see a massive difference withthe new Sony
Haha mines being delivered today already purchased. I hope I get a good panel.. what made you go for the Sony?? I really wanted a oled but felt this was the next best thing at a sensible price. Richersounds have a 7 day price match I keep thinking maybe black Friday it will drop below £1000 but you know.
Picked up the Sony 65" a few months ago - just coming off a Samsung and LG TV's. The interface is horrendous and I detest having to pay via Google Store on the TV to purchase an app to play AVI/MKV files. Can't remember now if it was the file format and/or the size of the file being put on a NTFS storage device due to FAT 32 limitation but it was extremely frustrating. And the Google store is so limited in app availability that its ridiculous. Coming off the other 2 TVs interface/navigation I had to return the TV, went into the Sony store and their non-OLED flagship TV had the same OS/interface. TV screen etc maybe solid but it will disappoint in other areas considerably.
Oh mama, Sony KD-65XF9005 65" comes out at £1,574.10 with a free HT-CT290 Soundbar
Think he got his price wrong - should say £1,799
Joined today aswell troll or works for them
Makes the AF965 £3599, needed it to go to £2500 :(
What's more interesting is JL price matched TPS at £995 and by some strange twist of fate sent me the CT290 soundbar too (that's a long story). What's even better is that I purchased via a JL gift card (which I can get cheaper) and all in it's come to £860 for the Kdl55xf9005 + the sound bar..
Proceed with caution lol pay by credit card
Hm if so it's super tempting. With 200 cashback the 49inch is just 799 which is better than what black Friday will offer I reckon. Will do more research and see.
Yeah I had the same concerns having not heard of them but I did some research and I do believe they are ligitmate. But I would want to stick with big retailers aswell incase their after sales is rubbish.The first 5 years is with Sony anything after that is retailers if they offer anything this is with any retailer you buy it from.
yes although it can be slow at times - couple of tips disable sony services and youview - especially youview as that slows everything down. apart from that, if you are in to android stuff and sideloading certain apk's, you can pretty much everything on your tv from one place. PM if you want details
What do think of the t.v.? You happy?
Yup but do not buy from them as they do not have it in stock and hold on to your money for a month. Refund process is a nightmare and customer service does not exist. I got richer sound to price match them last time using code sony100 so it will come down to that price again.
Typical of Power Direct price seems to drop when other stores are closed thus negating price matches.
Says £1199 on the website?
Just cancelled my order at the £899 price after 3 days. Rubbish company
Price had gone up
Really like it made for the tv so fits in the legs nicely costco have it at a decent price around £330 i think at mo
Hi that's lookin great! How's the soundbar?
Yea I have been charged as I paid with paypal. If you don't want to be charged for backorders I think you have to call.
Is this the same model? https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/lg-49sk8000plb-49-smart-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-led-tv-10178275-pdt.html
Why on earth are these years Sony TVs dropping so fast??
The xf90 has -the new x1 extreme procceser so it shouldn't be sluggish, disabling YouView does help, I have 3 sony android TV from 1st generation x830 to my current xe 8004 couldn't be more happy especially the picture quality which is way more natural then Samsung
Have the xe93 and Android on it is buttery smooth no joke. Xf90 I think has an inferior chip to xe93 so perhaps why it’s sluggish. Or try disabling YouView
Sony should do some kind of a deal with Nvidia and put the innards of a shield tv inside. Would be super slick then & would always be up to date with the latest android OS :D
This or Samsung NU8000?
Gutted. The tv I’m interested in is £999.97 😩😩😩
The same as buying a car. You can get a new Ford for a lot less than a second hand Lexus.
I also have this TV; bought for £1100 back in January; no regrets. Motion was better than OLED, brightness excellent - (we have to turn it down, especially with HDR/Netflix). Black levels are superb - we watch in a dark room. We haven't used the built in tuners (it has freesat), built in apps are good, especially DisneyLife for kids. Android is a tad slow compared to using it on a phone and overall compared to Samsung TV OS, but not something which bothers me too much, we spend much more time watching tv than navigating menus!
It's because there are 55" tvs and 55" tvs, this is the latter.
This is a high end TV. Great picture quality. One of the best TVs for HDR due to its high level of brightness
Bought this TV for use with PC / PS4 and it was a death of a thousand cuts for my personal needs. Official specs list 4k 60hz and 1080p 120hz but it's via frame interpolation and not native 120hz input over HDMI 2.0 even at 1080p. Interface was laggy for input switching, and when switching between apps on the same input it would attempt to recalibrate the display itself. It looked to be the holy grail of features but everything just fell slightly short and I got a refund. For anyone using it as a TV though I can imagine it being absolutely excellent; the vibrancy was second only to OLEDs of four to five times the price. Great for a smaller living room and 60fps content.
I was looking at the model before XF80 and XF85 and went to John Lewis today to compete the pictures. For what it’s worth, the picture quality on this model is by far superior! I was surprised how much difference there was! Let me know how you get on if you ask JL / Richer sounds for a price match.
Thanks Rishi Lack of power brick not an issue for me. 929 is a good price!
Best price I can find currently is £929. Which John Lewis and richer sounds will price match as these have a physical shop. https://www.powerdirect.co.uk/index.php/sony-kd49xf9005bu-49-4k-hdr-smart-android-freeviewhd-youview-xr-1000hz.html?fee=9&fep=11631&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxNmw6J2L3QIV6rztCh1vXQO-EAQYCSABEgJ20PD_BwE Can anyone else see it anywhere cheaper than £929?
Also the XE9005 has the power block whereas the XF doesn’t have it
And no scart - I'm out!
oh right! Lighthouse... funny... I've always thought they looked pretty cool. But all the ones I've seen had been like 600 quid.
It was a gimmick, a fad, you could only have one if you lived in a lighthouse etc etc.
What were people saying about them? haha.
my 1 year old hisense M7000 developed a vertical line down the middle, spent ages trying to get a repair sorted, they really are a crap company to deal with. eventually went back to the retailer who arranged collection. i assumed it was going off to be repaired but they refunded me in full! i got the MU9000 from crampton & moore for £718 with a five year guarantee - it was a £1500 tv last year!
Great price and considered one off the best tvs of 2018
Back to £1049.00 after discount (highfive)
John Lewis priced matched it for me, you can try them if that's an option. Price went up to £1179 at 9am, so I ended up paying £1079.
richer sounds would not price match
Paragraphs Wonderful things.
As mentioned above now £1899 with sony100 code
Home insurance :P to be fair never used it so don't know how much it impacts future premium
What are the premiums on such cover?? ;)
if you get screen burn, get accident cover and one day the TV could miraculously fall with the screen shattering. You would get a new one without screen burn.
You knew exactly what I meant. You are just being awkward Current LED Tv's are in fact LCDs so I'm rephrase it. LCDs can't advance any futher.
You said LED is not advancing and by you own admission and furious Googling it obviously is. 'LED is getting worse. It isn't, it has just found it's point where the technology cant advance any further'. What has LCD got to do with it :/
And he or she are right
The OP introduced this as a descent 4K TV
Yes they do. Each LED acts as a pixel where a LCD uses LEDs as a back light. What you know s current LED is actually LCD with a LED backlight. As I said for the final time it's a completely different technology. Maybe you need to Google it
I like Sony and prefer them over Samsung and LG. That’s my preference. In fact I have owned all those brands and still prefer Sony. If a brand is making the most profit then they must be doing something right. iPhones cost a fortune but people still flock to buy one at a premium, much like Sony TVs
Sorry, I'll be more specific for you if you are struggling. Sony are an also-ran in terms of consumer level/household TVs - I expect the cameras they supply to Hollywood don't run Android (:I There were loads of TV brands in the 70s that don't exist today, that history means little or nothing.
That article basically says they make the largest profits - not make the most TVs. The silly price tags already told us that...
I suggest you get a clue, sony have been making TVs since the 70's and Broadcast equipment including monitors, video recording and editing equipment, cameras... the list goes on. The £30k true RGB OLED broadcast monitor that all TV manufacturers use as a reference is made by Sony. Hardly "also ran" Owners of this Sony generaly accept shortcomings of Android TV but are still happy with it.
Exactly. According this article on Reuters dated May 2018, Sony is No.1 in the premium TV market. Howzatt for an also-ran!