NEWS: Sony announces A95K QD OLED prices for UK

raymondo77

Member
This bodes well for a reasonably priced 77" model some time next year (assuming Samsung Display can get them mass produced and supplied to market in 2023 of course).
 

SimonST

Distinguished Member
Was it actually available to pre-order earlier? Find it hard to believe they'd go out of stock in a few hours, when it's still readily available to buy on their German site and has been for probably a month now, and it's cheaper/get a PS5 thrown in. Unless they've only been given like a few dozen on initial allocation :rotfl:
 

LeDragon

Member
Was it actually available to pre-order earlier? Find it hard to believe they'd go out of stock in a few hours, when it's still readily available to buy on their German site and has been for probably a month now, and it's cheaper/get a PS5 thrown in. Unless they've only been given like a few dozen on initial allocation :rotfl:
Is it worth buying from Germany? With the free PS5 I guess any taxes and stuff would be worth it right?

It was available for preorder on the John Lewis website twice and was then removed just a few hours later and orders cancelled, not sure what's going on there.
 

SimonST

Distinguished Member
Is it worth buying from Germany? With the free PS5 I guess any taxes and stuff would be worth it right?

It was available for preorder on the John Lewis website twice and was then removed just a few hours later and orders cancelled, not sure what's going on there.
I don't think any of the retailers I looked at (MediaMarkt and Sony DE) ship outside of Germany, unfortunately :( plus imagine the hassle if you have to return it :D

The first time it was up on JL, it was only to announce pre-orders would be soon (12th April) at £3499+neckband speaker, but got pulled before that point, then it went back up at £3699 with the neckband speaker, then pulled a couple of hours later, telling people who did get a pre-order in that it had been delayed and that it'd be July/August before it would be available. Probably BS knowing JL, so hopefully end-ish of June is the likely release time. And at least it won't be £3699.
 

Kotatsu Neko

Well-known Member
Looks like the stands will be utterly ridiculous and impractical as usual from Sony. I get that there's not much opportunity to innovate in TV physical design anymore, but a stand really should be functional above all else. Very, very small footprint, raised to a reasonable height, and no idiotic lean back. That's it.

Seems like a small thing but a bad stand is a deal breaker for some, me included.
 
Last edited:

LeDragon

Member
I went to John Lewis in person and the sales manager there 'reserved' one for me. No payment was taken but it does show the product code and price (£2699 for the 55" with free neckband speaker). I was told that once they have stock I would receive a call to complete the order. I have been waiting since April 12th lol

I wasn't aware that the 65" is only £800 more so it might be worth considering that one, just a shame there is no mention of the free PS5 in the UK! I am really excited about this TV and it's annoying how long it is taking to be released, I hope there are no stock issues.
 

pressure

Well-known Member
I could really do with an in depth AV Forums explainer for quantum dot. Maybe this could be wrapped into the Samsung qd oled review.
 

BillRawles

Active Member
Looks like the stands will be utterly ridiculous and impractical as usual from Sony. I get that there's not much opportunity to innovate in TV physical design anymore, but a stand really should be functional above all else. Very, very small footprint, raised to a reasonable height, and no idiotic lean back. That's it.

Seems like a small thing but a bad stand is a deal breaker for some, me included.
Once upon a time I'd echo this. I actually bought a generic vesa stand for my beloved DX902 to rid it of it's horrendous stand when we first got it. However both TVs in our house are wall mounted now, as I imagine is the same with a quite a sizeable portion of people these days, so it's a bit moot. Still this Sony example is especially dreadful and all they're doing it opting themselves out of a portion of the market with such a silly design.
 

Earthscope

Well-known Member
Pre ordered the 55” which will replace my still excellent E6 in the bedroom. :D
 

dabombps

Novice Member
How is Sony’s customer service compared to John Lewis’s or RicherSound? Should I wait for those retailers or is buying from Sony ok?
 

LeDragon

Member
I have experience with both RC and John Lewis and both have been brilliant. I am going with John Lewis because their optional 5-year warranty (£140) which is on top of the free 5 year warranty covers burn-in whilst I don't think the product warranty or the richer sounds one does to the same extent.
 

Jonny Ware

Active Member
This bodes well for a reasonably priced 77" model some time next year (assuming Samsung Display can get them mass produced and supplied to market in 2023 of course).
I am doubtful of a it being reasonably prices next year, as new size and teething issues. Look at the cost difference between the G2 77 and 83 + £2k?
 

nekromantik

Active Member
So the A80K is £300 more then the LG C2 and weighs 10kg more.
Could it mean it has a heatsink in it?
Also EX panels have smaller bezzles so looks like A80K wont have EX panel as C2 bezels look smaller.
 

The latest video from AVForums

Panasonic LZ2000, LZ1500 & LZ980 Hands-on Launch Event | No QD-OLED for 2022, new 77-inch for LZ2000
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom