Continuing with the weekend posts I swung by PC World and Currys. Looking for a speaker system to add a bit of richness of experience to the Chromecast we installed last week. PC World hardly has anything – they are moving back to their computing roots.
Currys is where it is at for this kind of stuff. I was unnaturally thrilled to come across this Sony 4K Ultra HD TV (the good old KD-55X9005A). A snip at £3,299. OK it is a nice TV. The picture quality was great. However £3,299 puts it in the more money than sense bracket. Since when has that been a problem for the multi-millionaire looking to impress the bloke in the next mansion.
I imagine that the promo video it was playing on the loop was one of the few bits of content you could get for it. Apparently you get 8 “free” Blu-ray discs to watch when you buy the TV. I managed to find 10 movies available in 4K format on one site and 11 on another – all Blu-ray. I’m sure there will be more.
It is early days for 4k TVs. Of course prices will come down. However I may be wrong but I can’t imagine that Currys will sell many this Christmas. If you are going to blow the dough you might as well buy the Bose sound bar for three hundred quid. Great offer.
The XBox1 console on the other hand is a different kettle of anchovies. If you ain’t planned ahead on this one you’re not going to be taking it home from the Lincoln Currys store, nosireebob.
Currys look as if they were caught by surprise with the rush because they have had to scribble a quick sign guaranteed to disappoint the eager gamer looking to upgrade his or her experience for the festive season.
Can’t understand why you’d want it meself but I don’t think I’m representative.
I leave you with a video taken of the TVs in Currys Lincoln. I am easily impressed and thought that the splendid array of colour was very nice.
7 replies on “Sony 4KUltra HD TV KD-55X9005A and XBox1 Console sales”
Call me a snob if you will but when I upgrade to 4k in a few years I’ll be buying the kit from John Lewis.
Went in there a few weeks ago and spent a good 20 minutes admiring a 65″ Samsung 4k panel.
On the console front I’m defecting to a PS4 from a 360 but going to wait till next year before buying one so that they can get the initial bugs out of hardware and firmware, again will be getting it from JL.
Actually i think we bought our new dishwasher from John Lewis, or was it the fridge? It might have been both. Not my dept mind.
if you ask me the price is a bargain – i have the sony 4K TV you mention, and its fantastic, a lot cheaper than the 5K 42″ plasma I bought 12 years ago!
wanna do a review of it? doesn’t have to be a long one & I’ll buy you a bottle of champagne at my xmas bash
Btw if I had to bet on anyone having one of these TVs it would have been Neil 🙂
Did Neil mention that it is in his BMW…