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#224045 30-Oct-2017 16:39
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Is this a good deal or not, Sony KD55X8500E for $1797 via an emailed coupon from jbhifi. Good price ? Good TV ? Doubt if I could afford it but I live in hope.


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  #1892734 30-Oct-2017 16:42
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Price and Value is good. I have 3 Android TV's (SONY) at home and they are the best TV's in terms of usability of Smart features. I believe this is UHD HDR 4K? If so - it's a very good value. 

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  #1892790 30-Oct-2017 18:35
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It's a fairly average price for it. Pricespy history shows Noel Leeming were $1898 that price a few weeks ago with their 20% off sale.


Personally I wouldn't buy one because it's edge lit and I find such screens terrible - but that's me being quite fussy. Lot of people won't notice the bleed.


Many people regard Android TV as being pretty slow on the Sony devices, but it's a bonus being able to run a lot of apps without needing a 3rd party box.








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  #1892823 30-Oct-2017 20:50
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$1800 for a UHD TV running Android... pretty sweet IMHO.



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  #1892825 30-Oct-2017 21:14
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It might not be the top of the tree, but it would still be nice to splash out, though I really don't think the financial controller will let me spend that much to replace something that's still working just fine (unfortunately).


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  #1892831 30-Oct-2017 21:38
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I've got the KD55X8500C and I love it. 2.5 years old. 


I have no issues with speed.


Only pain in the a*** is Plex and no 5.1 sound, but I can live with it (rasPlex if I get desperate).

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  #1892878 31-Oct-2017 02:12
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Would the 8500E have working Plex on it?

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  #1892995 31-Oct-2017 10:53
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Tipped over the Panny OLED to the Sony A1 here for the apps. Seriously in love 3 months later. Dont regret a cent of the cough cough almost 8k I paid. Very very happy with Android Tv. As said it has it quirks but casting and use is soooo good. Hate my Panny plasma's now and never thought I would say that. 


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  #1893018 31-Oct-2017 11:06
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sonyxperiageek: Would the 8500E have working Plex on it?


Yes it does and it works very well. I have a soundbar connected via ARC HDMI out and it does 5.1 channel too. 

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