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    Hello,

    I'm in the market for a new TV this year and my original plan was to wait till later in the year for the 2018 models to potentially drop in price. However, I've spotted the Sony 9305 for a pretty good price (guess it's being phased out with the XF90's coming in) and tempted to jump in now.

    Any thoughts on this model and if there are any better alternatives (e.g. a Samsung QLED)? I did a bit of research during the Black Friday sales last year and the 9305 seemed to be quite highly rated but I've not done any in depth reading (especially understanding all the jargon between manufacturers).

    Will be used for gaming as well as TV/Movies (Sky @ HD, Netflix @ 4K).

    Appreciate any advice!

    Cheers,

    Martin
     
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    The obvious alternative would be the LG B7, especially if you can still find one for around £1500, most places seem to have hiked the price back up to £1800.

    Apart from that no, the XE9305 is the next best model, the QLEDs are good TVs but they tend to be overpriced for models that do not have as effective local dimming.

    You are on the right track going for a 2017 model now though, the 2018 models aren't going to be this cheap until this time next year.
     
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    Cheers. I can get the 9305 for just over £1000, hence the temptation to jump in now.
     
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    Hi kovacs84
    I’m interested in this TV also. Can thou share where you are getting yours from at just over £1000.

    Thanks
    Scott
     
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    It's through Curry's. Currently listed at £1200 but I get a slight discount through work.
     
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    I've been a 9305 owner for a couple of weeks now - love it to bits. I paid around £1350 and was very happy at this price.
    Very solid TV, image quality to die for, excellent HDR performance.
    An OLED will offer you that better quality - but right now that is back to being around a £500 premium.
    I had the budget for both, went LCD as I'm not convinced with the OLED technology (in my opnion any chance of image burn, no matter how small, is just not acceptable on a £1600+ TV).
    But only you can make that decision on LCD vs OLED.
     
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    Cheers Stouffer. Screenburn is the main reason I'm put off OLEDs at the moment, especially at that price like you say. Sadly missed out on the 9305 at the low price so back to the waiting game!
     
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    Hi kovacs,
    Have you bitten yet. I’ve a pricematch from John Lewis for £1279 and a pricebeat from Richer Sounds for £1259 on the 9305. Still undecided as I’m coming from plasma. Really don’t want to be babysitting an oled though. Wife constantly pauses tv while doing other things. I’m pretty sure she would do the same with a new TV. Have you considered the Samsung QE55Q8F for £1400. I can’t find any reviews though. The design looks fantastic and I like the remote connections box and smart remote.

    Regards
    Scott
     
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    Hi Scott,

    Didn't get one in the end - missed out on the price at Currys as they sold out when I went to reserve it.

    Where are you getting John Lewis to price match it to £1279? Might be tempted again if I can get my local one to price match as well.

    I did look at comparible Samsung screens but the Sony just seemed to edge it from what I read. The 9305 seemed like really good value in comparison to the 8F.

    Martin
     
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    Hi kovacs,

    Sonic direct have/had the deal, £1279. Obviously Richer Sounds beats by £20 and gives 6yrs warranty. I have their price beat email too. Choice choices.

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    Thanks Scott. Looking to see if my local John Lewis will price match that - if so I may be tempted!

    Let me know your first impressions if you go for one.

    Cheers,

    Martin
     
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    Scott...did you get Richer Sounds 'price beat' the John Lewis price match? Or was it from the other retailer?

     
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    Hi Media,
    Richer Sounds price beat the John Lewis price match of Sonic Direct.

    Regards
     
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    Bit the bullet and ordered from JL - pricematched Sonic Direct. Will post first impressions when it arrives but it'll be a massive improvement over the old 37" Tosh LCD it's replacing!
     
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    Hi kovacs
    Final offers I've had.
    LG b7 £1280
    Panasonic oled £1560
    Sony A1 £2060
    Samsung Q7 £969
    Sony 9305 £1259
    Wife picked the Samsung and that's fine. Again huge improvement over 10yr old plasma. All the above 55".
     

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