XF8096 49” Prime Day deal

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  1. dazwaldo

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    Just spotted this is £589 for Prime members for today only (reduced from £849). Is it worth a punt? I’ve been looking to upgrade my 5 year old Sony to 4K and this seems like a good price, is it a good set?
     
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    Read zero as five. Time to call it a day.
     
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    Struggling to find many reviews for the XF80, any opinions here?
     
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    Not really fantastic TV unless you need wide viewing angles. Not that great of a deal either.

    On another note I have moved this to the correct section.

    Do you need wide viewing angles? are you limited only to Sony?

    And do you need to buy right now or can wait to black friday or longer?
     
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    thanks Dodgexander, I'm glad I held off. The price has gone back up anyway. I couldn't find any great reviews so decided to leave it.

    I'm looking for 49" 4K to use with my SkyQ. Under £1000 and doesn't have to be Sony and wide viewing angles not required. No rush, I can wait till next year if need be. My biggest concern with 4K is upscale quality, kind of what has put me off rushing to upgrade my 5 year old Sony 42".
     
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    Provided you mostly watch programmes in HD and above it should be fine with upscaling. It's the less obscure non-HD channels that will look the worse.

    If the TV is just for use with Sky Q then you probably don't need to worry so much about finding a model that has good HDR performance, but your budget does permit going for a model like the Sony 49XF9005 which is good with HDR, perhaps useful one day when Sky implement it or if you were to watch also other HDR sources like the occasional sporting event on the iPlayer in HDR or Netflix/Amazon. To do a TV like this justice though you really want to be looking at something like an UHD Blu-Ray player or an apple TV and opening up your viewing to more than mostly Sky.

    So really you can spend as much as £1000 and get something that is only marginally better than spending £600 for just Sky, at least for now until Sky introduce HDR.

    Do you have any interest in HDR and are you limited to 49"? Bigger is usually better if you want to make the most of high quality UHD sources, but perhaps not better for HD and certainly not SD.
     

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