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Sony X7500D 65" 4K UHD HDR Android Smart LED TV for $1798 @ JB Hi-Fi

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JB Hifi is currently offering $700 off on
Sony X7500D 65" 4K UHD HDR Android Smart LCD LED TV

  • 4K X-Reality Pro with X1 Chip
  • Motionflow XR200Android TV

Key Features

  • 65" 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) Display
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Edge-lit Backlighting
  • 4K Ultra HD Disc Compatible
  • 4K Streaming Compatible
  • 4K Ultra HD Upscaling
  • Noise Reduction
  • Movie/Cinema Mode 24FPS
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • 4 x HDMI Ports
  • 3 x USB Ports
  • 1 Ethernet/LAN Port
  • Optical (Toslink)
  • 802.11ac WIFI

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    nice price, similar to boxing day sales last year
    went to JB about 2 weeks ago asking for a discount on this 2016 model, they said best they could do was $2430 because it's a 2017 model…

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      Yeah it should be cheaper than that by now, probably around the 1500 mark at least

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    Very tempting… How's the HDR on this model?

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      10 Bit, the screen isn't super bright but it works well enough

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      I dont know a lot about HDR, is it true its only relevant if the content (DVD, BluRay etc) is HDR too?
      Can you have HDR if playing PC games on it and do they also need to support HDR?

      • +13 votes

        Yes, HDR requires the actual colour information to be encoded in the video stream. HDR screens usually also mean they have great contrast and brightness anyway, but it won't be able to do any of the special billion-colour stuff and extreme contrast without the video stream telling it how to display it.

        Only 4K Blu Rays (so you'll need a 4K BD player or Xbox One S / Xbox One X) and certain streaming services, movies and shows have HDR video content.

        For games, other than consoles there are now PC games that support HDR as long as you have the right GPU (e.g., Nvidia 900 or 1000 series) and it's on a game-by-game basis.

        TL;DR - it requires the right input device plus HDR-encoded content for you to get any HDR benefits from a TV.

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          Very detailed reply @AXiS , many thanks :) Sounds like I would already get some benifit just from them giving deeper blacks. Plus I have a GTX970 so maybe some HDR gaming would be possible at some point.

          Funny thing is they dont have a non HDR version of this tv anyway so in this case it wouldnt matter and you cant save any money by getting a version without, so I guess better just to have it and maybe see the more of a benefit later, especially at this price!

        • +1 vote

          Many of these middle range TV's that claim that it support 10-Bit processing however it is only 8-Bit processing + 2 bit dithering to get the end result of 10-Bit.
          The "True" Native 10-Bit processing are usually marketed on higher range TV's.
          So if you have a GTX970 or above, I am very confident that if you go the Graphic Properties Control tab for Nvidia, you will see that it will be 4K @ 60p 4:4:4; 8-Bit depth and not 10-Bit depth.
          To get 10-Bit depth, you have to drop the colour depth 4K @ 60p 4:2:0 @ 10-Bit
          If anyone with the same TV family & setup please confirm?

          Cheers

    • +2 votes

      I read a comment on a review site saying the edge lit
      TVs (eg. This Sony) don't do a good job with HDR. They cause colour bleed, ect. If I recall correctly, they said few TVs will do HDR well because of the lack of contrast. OLED TVs will do HDR well.

      However, I now found out how the sneaky sods get OLED to last so long (from an insider). They recalibrate the screen frequently. Any pixels that are too dim are boosted. So, the image brightness remains but power consumption goes up, longevity plummets like a cliff edge (ie. sudden loss vs gradual loss). But, it looks great for the first several years.

      These TVs are fairly good. I have a similar model. But, skip the HDR. The comment about HDR was on this site somewhere,

      http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id...

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        DeWalt, from what you're saying there is no decent TV on the market at the moment?
        I suspect that is the case
        Decent TV needs HDR as a minimum, OLED is the best way to view it and you can see that from a mile away if you walk into a store.
        But yes I too have heard OLED doesn't last
        Gives me another reason to wait before buying a big screen UHD TV

        • +1 vote

          I don't know where you guys heard OLED doesn't last but that's not the case in my experience. I have a 3 year old 2nd gen OLED with no noticeable change in brightness or power consumption and it's only rated for 50k hours half-life. Current gen OLED TVs are rated for 100k hours, which is the same as LCD: http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?id=1465304750&subaction...

  • +3 votes

    I'm tempted too, I want an LG OLED but its triple the price…

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      You may want to check LG 65UH950T 4K HDR UHD Dolby vision for 2999 until 31 July in Costco

      • +1 vote

        Thats not an OLED TV

    • +3 votes

      Jesus why did I look at the LG OLED. Ermagaud

      • +5 votes

        Its a huge difference!

        I thought it was just another gimmick until I watched two top of the line screens side by side. The OLED screen kicks the crap out of the rest… and I'm not a fan of LG by any stretch, so that says a lot!

        I'm in the market for a new TV, and I have been for about 12 months.
        But once I saw the OLED screen in person, I knew I wouldn't be happy with anything else.
        Now to just wait for the price to fall a little more I guess.

        • +2 votes

          I have a 2015 UHD model and speaking from experience - You need to play around with the display settings and I find that the Xbox One S colour calibration software is very good in getting my tv to look very close to OLED

        • +2 votes

          Yeah that was my thoughts. Until I witnessed the difference I didn't care about OLED. Now it feels like a must.

          Guess it'll be at least another 12-24 months before we see a decent price drop.

          Either way my father has bought one of these so thanks OP!

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          @bestbarginever:
          agree with the one s calibration, used it on my hisense 65inch 7 series and most formats look great

    • +2 votes

      Dave Warner killed OLED for me.

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        has to watch those cartoons with the kids

  • +5 votes

    Excellent TV, bought it for a similar price on a Sony sale a few months ago.

    It's an IPS panel - excellent viewing angles but black aren't as good as VA panels. However you likely wouldn't know if you weren't looking for it.

    Review:
    http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x750d

  • +2 votes

    I bought 65" HD last year & only complain is about slow OS. It takes ages to change the channels & go to smart functions 😞

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      Have you checked for updates?

      My 55" (9300D) was like that, really slow with the EPG.

      It got an update a month ago and it's now really fast, almost seamless.

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      Did the update fix the slow OS?

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      I bought in this deal and I feel the same problem. Very slow while changing channels and when I connet device via HDMI, the HDMI pop up screen keep coming on every few minutes and voice cut off too.

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    How does the Sony TV compare to this Kogan one for $1000 less? (Apart from the "smart" characteristics, I already have a Chromecast Ultra)

    • +8 votes

      No HDR, no smart TV capabilities, no brand reputation (can't expect the same level of after sales support). So not comparable. But having said that the price is not bad if all you want is a 65" screen.

  • -1 vote

    Exxy

  • +2 votes

    This was about $2000 at costco only a few weeks ago and they were all sold out!

  • +1 vote

    WOW awesome price if only i needed a TV. I have the X6500 series and its an awesome TV

  • +3 votes

    Been trying to get the Hisense 65" M700 but couldn't find it anywhere anymore and ironic that the new Hisense costs more than a Sony now. Will get this one.

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      Yes because you're comparing a 2017 hisense to a 2016 sony on runout… you should of bought it whilst on clearance 2 months ago..

      • +1 vote

        Have you ever met JB?

      • +1 vote

        Can you elaborate a bit please ? Sony 65" X7500 vs Hisense 65" 65N7 ? Which would you pick ?

  • +3 votes

    I got the 55" version a week or so ago from JB on the VIP deal for $1160. It's a great set. The OS is fast and very intuitive.

    Highly recommend it.

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      Do they have a non HDR version of this 65" one? Im not sure I would even use HDR if its content dependant, I just want to watch normal HD movies and TV and also play some PC games and not have to squint to read my health bar!

      • +1 vote

        Do they have a non HDR version of this

        I'm doing this from memory, but I'm pretty sure all of Sony's 4K TVs are HDR.

        You'll probably have to go HD.

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      @JB still available $1180
      https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/hd-televisio...

      Any comparison with 55" X8500E?

      • +1 vote

        From memory, the screen has better contrast (IPS vs VA panel). It's also backlit rather than edge lit. I also understand the 8500E will get Android 7. Not sure about the "D" series though because of extra h/w requirements to run Android 7.

        I went with the D series because of the value for money

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          Thanks

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          This model already has Android 7 available - see my post later in the comments. I updated mine last week :-)

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        That's $1198

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    Can access JB HiFi gift cards @ 6.6% discount through work. Makes this $1680ish. Tempting…

    • +1 vote

      What are you waiting for? Click buy! ;)

      • +5 votes

        My wife's permission

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      ACTU ?

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        Nope. MMSG. They ate actually 7.5% disc but they charge 1% fee

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          Same with ACTU

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP, been looking at this one for a while but at this price I had to pull the trigger

  • +6 votes

    Was at jbhifi had a quick look at the TV. Was offered 1709 price without even asking. Didn't think much of TV, but for people thinking about buying you can do better on price.

    • +2 votes

      Thanks Mate. I was set to purchase this until I saw your post. Managed to get it for $1709. Happy days…

      • +2 votes

        Enjoy =]

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      Which store offered that price? Thanks!

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      What store? My local is saying the lowest they'll go is $1780

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    Very tempted with 5% off JB eGift Cards from Entertainment Book. What are people's experience with waiting time for the eGift Cards to arrive (website says up to 2 working days)?

    • +1 vote

      you could pay a deposit for the tv today and the balance on pickup.

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        Thanks for the tip, I did this and cards came same day. Might depend on how you pay. TV coming midday today!

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          Glad to hear. ENJOY!

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    Can anyone say how the Sony handles ext subtitles via usb? Can they (.srt) be synched if out by a second or so, can the size be adjusted?

    • +1 vote

      Install Kodi… Handles everything from external storage pretty well

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        Thanks, that's helpful. Am just finding my way around the smart end of TV's. It's a labyrinth.

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          Know the feeling. Install the smart phone app. The reviews say it sucks but I've found it to be gold. Mouse pointer (like a touch pad), proper keyboard (like a smart phone) etc.
          Kodi is a must.. but I had to reboot my TV after installing Kodi because playback wouldn't work.

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          @DeWalt:

          Thanks, will have to look into it. I have a spare Pixi (Alcatel - $20 from Ozb deal way back) phone, will probably do for that.

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    Just rang Harvey Norman there selling the new model of this tv for 1998 but could get for 1800 if u can bargain

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      65 inches?

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      How do you tell its a new model. That'll be a different item number/model number

    • +1 vote

      What model is it & what store did u call?

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      What model?

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      X7500E???
      New model?

  • +2 votes

    Sony Android TVs are great for KODI setup. Works flawlessly with Exodus and Elisium video add-ons.

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      So I hear. Good on Sony.

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        I have been very impressed with the firmware after coming from a cheap TV. The app range and features are excellent.
        I've had 3 firmware updates in a month.

  • +1 vote

    How is this compared to the Hisense 2017 models?

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    2016 model?

    • +15 votes

      C = 2015
      D = 2016
      E = 2017

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    Just bought the 55 inch version of this for $1198 at jb if anyone was interested

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      That's the ticket price. Isn't it? No discount there.

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    Entry level model.

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    Is the X7500 the same TV as the X750 in this review? http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x750d

    • +1 vote

      Yes

      • +1 vote

        You're a legend, thanks!

  • +1 vote

    Thanks got one ;-)

  • +1 vote

    Thanks - have had my eye on this one - just got it from a store. They threw in free delivery. They have 130'at the warehouse apparently.

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    Thanks, bought one today

  • +2 votes

    Cheers. Bought one for $1700.

    • +1 vote

      Bought for $1709.

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      Where did you buy it? Been trying to call jb hifi but the sales people doesnt discount :/

      • +2 votes

        I bought it from JB HIFI MALAGA, WA. I ask him what he can do on top of this offer and he gave me 5% discount on top. Gave some discount on extra care plan and delivery only for $20 instead of $40.

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          How much was the care plan?

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          @bxpressiv:
          Was $199 but I got for $159 for extra 3 years.
          2.5 years from JB and 3 extra bought total 5.5 years.

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          Thanks for the heads up.

        • -1 vote

          Went to JB HIFI Malaga yesterday. The sales guy would not give any further discount. I told hime someone got extra $90 off the price just one day before, he said cannot do that price anymore as the TV is sold out too fast:(

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          @katrodiyar: can you upload the receipt. Cheers

      • +1 vote

        I didn't have to buy any extra warranty. I just went into the store and asked for a further discount. It all depends on the staff member you get, I've had at times Reps who just wouldn't even entertain the thought of discounts while others wouldn't even blink at slashing a decent percentage off.
        The store I went to just ran out of stock but I was happy enough to drive 15 minutes to another one which had quite a few left.

        To those who haven't purchased a 65" tv before, the box is huge. I had a couple in front of me pull up in a hatchback, they had just purchased a 65" as well. They left without their new tv.

  • +1 vote

    Bought this from Costco end of March 2017 for $1699. At that time job hi if offered $1690 on phone and was prepared to do further discount if I came to the store. Only catch was I had to pay shipping and if I picked up from the warehouse then I was required to sign off some sort of transit damage indiminity. I backed off and went with Costco.
    TV is not bad. Processor is a tad bit slow in responding to the remote.

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    When does this expire? Might go into JB hifi to have a look tomorrow. Would be great if I could use entertainment book 5% off as well.

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      I asked staff and he said offer expires on 9/7/17 but he said on this price tv's are selling fast. He said to me while I was there he sold 5 tv's before I bought one and that was in about 20 minutes.

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      Sony state 100Hz, the 55" is 50Hz