Sony KDL65W855

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  1. Brava 210

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    Hi,

    Just spotted this TV on the JL Website, but cannot find anything on the net about it.
    Anyone out there have one?

    Just beginning to have issues with my 65 Plasma
     
  2. bropa09

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    The JL price is £300 more than the Sony Store price and there is a Sony 65" W955 due out soon. Potentially worth holding out to check out the new one.
     
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    They will price match though surely
     
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    I expect, but you can pick it up on the web from different retailers at £2249 so even cheaper.
     
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    Problem being....is it any good?
     
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    Yes got one, excellent bluray, good HD (terrestrial or sky), poor SD! Good sound. Needs picture calibration though.
    Biggest problem is banding over nearly half the screen, I am awaiting replacement, if that's no better then I too will wait until w955 or get a projector! Seen w955 priced at £2199 for pre-order but don't know when delivery will be
    Seems that all LCD TVs are a lottery, either its good or baaaad.
     
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    Got replacement TV today, its a mint one ( well compared to the last) picture is so much better I seriously think there was something badly wrong with the previous set. Although I haven't had time to set it up yet I am now back to being a Sony fan!
     
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    Its a 100hz S-PVA Samsung panel with triluminos. Much the same aesthetics as the w905 - hoop foot but no blue edge around the bezel.
    Have calibrated TV with i1 pro and find the image to be far superior to the other set. Rgb colour balance is more accurate with errors of less than 1%. Gamma was measured at 2.29 which is ok for day/night viewing. Black levels are very good, no edge light bleed at all. I have no banding or dse, and post calibration natural skin tones with no over saturated colours. Live colour is off, as is most other extraneous processing. Have rc set to manual and min. Motionflow clear setting and although dimming the picture does so only slightly.
    Blurays are now staggering, sky/terrestrial HD very good (given a good feed) SD is OK now (just add a tad of noise reduction).
    This is what I expected from my first set, but was very disappointed.

    All in all I think it would easily compete with the fabled w905 and run it very close. The big advantage is the extra 10 inches :thumbsup:
     
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    Anyone else got one of these?

    Looks a bargain right now.
     
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    Just picked one of these up on clearance for £1799. Very impressed with it so far. I was toying with the idea of a 4K screen but this was too much of a bargain to pass!

    Doesn't seem to be much chatter on the forums about it, pretty rare in the UK? There's quite a bit more out there on the US version.
     
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    Where did you buy it from?
     
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    Wow that's a good price I paid more than that grr :)
     
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    They are definitely a bargain, but you are right that there is very little talk about them on here. I'd spent months deciding what to get, but then saw this cheap and ordered a couple of days later. It was the US customer reviews and some positive comments from Toadz that pushed me over the edge.

    I sent back a Samsung ps64f8500 and overall I've even happier with the Sony. I wanted an LCD/LED as it's easier not to worry about IR when you have kids watching Peppa Pig all the time, but I didn't think the quality was there. Apart from some minor clouding very late at night I have no issues with it and have not considered sending it back. Looks great with Bluray and HD football.
     
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    Currys in Bristol. Was the last one. I compared the blu ray demo picture on the Sony to a 4k demo on a 65" LG screen and honestly couldn't tell the difference in quality between the 2.

    It's funny though, although its a big screen it doesn't look that big in the warehouse but when we got it home it looked crazy next to the old 40"!! :D

    We sit about 8' from the screen and it really makes it home cinema now.
     
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    Lol my brother in law has 32", felt like I needed binoculars! Got mine for a dedicated room but replaced my w905 with it in lounge now. I sit 9' away. Toying with the idea of a projector now but can't make my mind up.
     
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    Dedicated room and a projector would be great but just don't have the room or funds for such things. Mind you, every time I go to Costco with my wife we see the 90" Sharp near the door for £10k.. I give her the look and she tells me to keep on walking! :laugh:
     

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