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Sony 4K TV Sale | KD49X8000E $899 | KD49X9000E $1198 | KD55X9300E $1798 | Delivered @ Sony

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Here's a nice OzBargain exclusive with great prices on 49" & 55" Sony 4K TVs. Even managed to get our very own landing page created. These units would make pretty cool gaming monitors. Ensure you apply coupon TA-SONY-OZB at checkout to get the additional discounted pricing (over and above the advertised price). Offer ends Feb 18 unless sold out prior. Enjoy :)

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  • +14 votes

    Nice one TA!
    Any chance you can negotiate with Sony on a similar deal for the 65" 9000E?

  • +4 votes

    Is there much difference between the 800E and 900E series …
    Thanks

    • +14 votes

      Yeah huge difference. 9000e has full array back light with local dimming. Has all other features of a flagship Tv for less than half the cost. It's the TV of the year 8000e is edgelit with average blacks and light bleeding etc. You have to get the 9000e no comparison

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        is that similar to oled?

        • +2 votes

          No, OLED only lights up the LED's it needs and in the colour it needs. LED Backlit still emits some light but I have the x9000e 65" and it looks really, really good. I can't see the lights on the black sections of letterbox movies.

        • -1 vote

          @oodLes:

          Input lag on OLED still isn't great, either, so if you're using it for gaming then LED is still probably the better option. I'm trying to hold off on buying a 4K TV in the hope that they can resolve those issues so that I can get OLED, but I reckon I'll be caving in this year. So if they don't fix it in this year's new models then I guess it'll be the LED backlit for me.

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          @AngusD:

          Do you have an OLED going by your assumptions that the input lag isn't that great?

          I have the OLED B7T and it is awesome. I run PC gaming 4K 60p 4:4:4 8-bit (HDMI 2.0 is limited to 8 bit) and it's fantastic.

          Thus far, no burn in/image retention/lag issues… yet .. so can't say what happens in future. Purchased it on Boxing Day.

          However having saying this the X9000E is awesome too.

          I wouldn't mind the 49" X9000E to us as a PC monitor as 55" will be an overkill.

          Cheers

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          @AngusD:

          Sony LCDs have the highest input lag out of all the name brand LCDs/OLEDs.

          X9000E is 34ms whereas an LG OLED is 21ms.

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          @vinni9284:

          I came THIS CLOSE holds thumb and finger really close together to buying a Sony A1 OLED in the black friday sales a couple of months back because goddamn that is a nice TV, and $2,000 off was very hard to say no to. The only thing that put me off was reading that the input lag wasn't great, especially with 1080p input signals (https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/a1e-oled).

          If my current TV had actually died and I NEEDED a replacement, I might have bitten the bullet and done it anyway. But the old TV is still ticking along so I figured I might as well wait and see how much things improve in this year's models.

          Bear in mind that the input lag (4K HDR @60fps) isn't ruinously bad, but there's just a bit of room for improvement. It's about 31ms which is OK for gaming, but I'd probably like it to be a bit better (the X9300e is about 5ms faster). Keeping in mind that whatever I buy I'll probably be stuck with for the better part of a decade, so I want to choose carefully.

          I have to admit that I do have a preference for the Sony TVs, just because it's what I've had my entire life from when I was a kid, so I know they're good quality and they bloody last forever. My current one I bought in 2006 or 2007 and shows no signs of stopping. Which is good, unless you're looking for an excuse to buy a new one. The only issue I've got is that ever since the TV channels all switched to MPEG 4 for their HD broadcasts, I can no longer get HDTV since my TV doesn't have the decoder for it. But really, who actually watches TV on their TVs anymore? :P Apart from watching the footy, the only thing I really use it for is gaming, streaming video from Netflix, Stan, etc, and watching BluRays. So the MPEG 4 thing doesn't bother me too much, but I'm pretending it does so that I can justify getting a new TV to my wife :P And yes, I know I could probably just get a set top box with a MPEG 4 decoder, but then I wouldn't get a new TV :P

          The other issue is that I'm pretty sure I'll also have to replace my home theatre amp because that won't handle 4K signals (I bought it the same time as the TV when 4K probably wasn't even a twinkle in some engineer's eye at the time :P), so that'll probably add another grand or so onto the cost of the TV. I'm thinking I'll probably wait until this year's black friday and buy the best available (that I can afford) then.

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          @AngusD:

          Oh I see.

          I thought you were referring to the LG B7T OLED TV. That has a faster input lag.

          Re: Your Non-4K receiver, you can still keep using it with a 4K setup.
          You can bypass the HDMI connections and run from external sources.

          For example, the dedicated 4K bluray players has 2 HDMI outputs:

          1 - HDMI For a 4K HDR signal connected to TV for HDCP 2.2 compliance (proper 4K bluray players and not earlier bluray players that upscales)
          2 - HDMI audio out connected to your AV recevier for sound.

          The difference is that HDMI connections from external sources, PS4, XB1X etc has to be directly connected to the TV HDMI in. However, you can also connect optical out from TV to optical in to the AV receiver to receive sound.

          You need to confirm if your TV optical out does encode 5.1 PCM as some work only with 2 channels. Optical out is limited to 5.1 channels. Any more than that, you need to replace the receiver.

          Cheers

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          @vinni9284:

          However, you can also connect optical out from TV to optical in to the AV receiver to receive sound.

          Optical out is limited to Dolby Digital 5.1, which is not LPCM nor uncompressed. Use HDMI and ARC for best quality audio.

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          @StickMan:

          The poster was talking about an older receiver that is not 4K.

          How is ARC going to work when you connect a 4K Bluray into a HDMI input port of the TV? You have to select that HDMI socket for it to receive sound & video. Even if that HDMI port is selected to the TV here will be no video passing through as it is non-4K & HDCP2.2 compliant.

          The only way you will get sound from the TV through an older receivers' HDMI is by selecting "TV" on the receiver. The CEC-HDMI will ensure ARC only with the TV tuner/shows.

          There is an optical out setting on the TV. However it may be only 2 channels PCM output to the receiver.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOSLINK

          "TOSLINK does not have the bandwidth to carry the lossless versions of Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, or more than two channels of PCM audio."

          My rationale of my previous post is to watch 4K content through a new TV and sound to an older receiver.
          However, ARC will work if you are going to watch FTA.

          Cheers

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          @vinni9284: It's possible to use HDMI port on TV for a device, and then send the audio via the TV's ARC-capable HDMI port to a receiver.

          E.g. Chromecast connected to TV_HDMI1. Configure TV settings to send TV audio via TV_HDMI2(ARC) to the amp. Video and audio both work.

        • +1 vote

          @StickMan:

          Wow I see!

          So you are saying that you can manually set for a different HDMI input port to output ARC to the receiver via HDMI2 ARC.

          Is this specific for this TV as I have the LG OLED B7T and cannot find this setting. There is an option settings under "Sound" to set SIMPLINK for ARC (HDMI 2 out) and optical.

          However I have no other HDMI connected to the TV. Ironically I have an older receiver too.

          I might try to connect to a different HDMI port to the TV and see if the TV recognise this an gives me an option.

          If this works then that would be awesome hence don't need to spend on an upgrade.

          I will look more into it.

          Cheers

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          @StickMan:

          I have tried on my TV to no avail at this stage.
          Can you kindly tell me what make and model is your TV and I will have a look on the instructions.

          I just want to learn how it works.

          Cheers

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        If 9000e has FALD, get it. Trust me.

  • +2 votes

    These units would make pretty cool gaming monitors.

    Sure they could, but how well would they fair against an actual gaming monitor?

    • +1 vote

      Other than lag of .03 seconds it's better in every way. HDR with the second widest colour gamut. True blacks because of the full backlit and local dimming. Consistent 1000 nit brightness, contrast around 7000:1. Best motion on any TV year this year including Sonys other higher models. Sony also has the best upscaling thanks to their X1 processor chip. I'd swap that tiny lag which you might not even be able to tell for the best picture any day!

      • +6 votes

        When playing with a keyboard and mouse, the lag would be quite noticable.=

        • -1 vote

          Well if your after perfect lag time get a monitor if your after the best picture get the Sony X9000e. Best thing is the TV becomes an all rounder where you watch the highest quality content too. Nothing's perfect so you have to make a compromise.

        • -9 votes

          The solution is stop being a scrub and playing with a M+KB ;)

      • +1 vote

        True blacks

        Still LCD though. :)

        • +3 votes

          Yeah but for an LED it's about as close as you can get around 98% of OLED. When it does everything else better it makes the choice easier

      • +6 votes

        Other than lag of .03 seconds it's better in every way.

        That's all fine and dandy but I feel like the picture is all it has going for it, which may be suitable for console owners, but proper 'gaming monitors' actually cater for all features that are important for all forms of gaming, like refresh rate, adaptive sync, etc.

        • +1 vote

          I use a 55” Sony 9000 series for gaming - refresh/latency is great - fantastic, but only if on gaming mode however - any other mode is well over 30ms lag (feels more like 120ms in comparison but probably isn’t). Not sure specifically about this ’e’ model though.

        • +6 votes

          Like I said in has the best motion on any TV. 120fps at 1080p. No screen can do 4k at 120fps unless it has displayport 1.4. Plus good luck finding a monitor over 43 inches. Even they are average. Only the benq claims to do hdr but that doesn't even have a 10 bit panel. Why are you on this thread when you have already made up your mind that you don't want a TV for a pc monitor? If you want an average picture with the sync capabilities get a monitor. If you want the best picture with small lag get the Sony X9000e. I don't play console games only PC and it is like nothing I've ever seen before playing on the Sony. I play mainly sport, driving and fighting games. I haven't had any issues with lag so far.

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          @Monstalova:

          Why are you on this thread when you have already made up your mind that you don't want a TV for a pc monitor?

          That's absolutely not the case here, I'm actually seriously considering it but don't know enough to make an educated decision, hence my research in deals like these.

          I'm guessing your gaming setup is suited for lounge use, as I couldn't image such a large screen sitting on a desk, but again feel free to correct me if it's the latter.

        • +1 vote

          @Lorindor:
          Hahaha yeah it's full desk setup. Got the custom water cooled PC and a huge desk with sound system. I sit around 1-1.5 metres back usually when playing games. That's why I wanted the best picture as I can see every pixel at work. I do some editing and software work, which can require the widest colour gamut. 4K HDR movies look amazing when you're that close as you need to be fairly close to see the difference from 1080P to 4k HDR. If you're looking for something around the 40-43 inch mark get a monitor as the TV models in that range are quite average. Smallest size the x9000e comes in is 49 inches. I had the Philips 4k 40inch monitor and a Sony 40inch tv previously as a monitor. I would say 43 inches would be the best size. But if you want to watch anything else like movies,etc plus get the flagship features on a TV than this is the only model that will give you that.

  • +1 vote

    Would you recommend any of these for a PS4 pro user?

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    We had 65 9300 E, LOVE IT!!!!

    You can actually spotted black color and their sorroundings much better than low end version

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    Does anyone suspect the KD65A1 OLED may go on sale soon? Really keen to get one but not at $5999.

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      Wait a couple months when the new models come out they will drop in price dramatically to get rid of last year's stock. Same with all other models. Although I'd say the OLED will drop in price the least as it's Sonys first OLED. (Well they actually did the first OLED ever, years and years ago but it was a small portable screen)

    • +4 votes

      I've had the 55 A1 and just had the panel replaced because of vertical banding after 3 months.
      And guess what the replacement panel is even worse. I'm deciding whether to get a refund or go for a 3rd panel :(

      Be warned I don't think the 2017 oled panels from LG are great. Wait.

      • +2 votes

        OLEDs still have so many issues. Low brightness, Judder, burn in, vertical or horizontal banding. Plus the blue rgb pixel which turns everything that's white or a lighter colour to a blue tinge. They still need years to get rid of all these problems.. If they ever will? The high end Sony LEDs win in every category other than blacks and viewing angles.

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          I’ve spend months researching. I know OLED’s deficiencies and am willing to overlook them.

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          I am in a similar position re OLED - now weighing up between this KD55X9300E or the LG OLED (which I am keeping an eye on here for any sales).

        • -1 vote

          The judder isn't a problem, it actually highlights just how fast the response time is on these things. It doesn't blur frames together like some LCDs. Brightness is fine. Burn in is a non-issue. Banding is usually a result of bad picture settings and I've never heard of this blue pixel nonsense.

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          @mzuppit:
          The 9300e is one of the best for HDR because of its brightness (around 1500 nits) You can really see the difference between the picture. So if you download alot of the 4K bluray remuxes or are going to buy a few. That's the best option for getting the most out of the TV. Netflix HDR is encoded to smaller file size so you are losing out on the bitrate. You do need the full size to see the difference

        • +3 votes

          @tp0:
          Brightness is half of the Sony X9000e and can't even sustain it other than a few seconds before it drops dramatically. I returned my LG OLED because of burn in and got the Sony X9000e instead. Blue or sometimes greyish look is what happens on white content as OLED can't produce pure white. They've tried to lessen the dominant pixel but it's still there. It's been a problem since day one on OLED. Banding as in lines across the screen if you look closely. Not colour banding like having a sunset look three colours instead of a proper gradation. I did have judder sometimes. It was more apparent on content like planet earth 2. Where it would judder on the higher bitrate scenes like a flock of birds flying across the screen. Burn in a non issue!?? Every OLED has image retention just like plasma. That can turn into permanent burn in like it did for me. Everybody knows this! Just look anywhere online of the hundreds of thousands of people complaining about it

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          @mzuppit: Yep in the same boat - deciding between the 55" B7 and the 9300E - hmmmm

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          @tp0: I agree with all of this but the stutter while watching low frame rate content is really, really bad. I know it is the fault of the media and not the TV but it's just so glaring. I much prefer the blurring in LCD TV'S. I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned it. I have the LG B7 55 and it's incredible. A stunning image with great smart TV set up etc but that stutter is just so bad. Considering this offer for the 9000 but reckon I'll stay pat.

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          @timbertron: regarding the stutter: you need to be really careful with 24hz content. Make sure whatever device you’ve connected is sending a proper 24hz signal and you’re using the Cinema picture preset with TrueCinema on.

          If you’re watching 24hz content through a 60hz signal and/or in Game mode you’ll make the judder far worse.

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          @tp0: yeah I know. Still figuring out the best settings. At times its been horrible but I think you're right. I need to ensure the TrueCinema setting is on. Netflix appears to be the worst.

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          @timbertron: RealCinema. I should have looked it up beforehand. Is this with the built in Netflix app?

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          @tp0: yeah RealCinema. Netflix, and all the apps, have stutter. It's less noticeable with 4K discs. But it's still there. Netflix feels the worst because it has all low frame rate. Obviously most people don't mind the stutter which is fine. But I find it really distracting. TrueMotion gets rid of most of it but it introduces lots of artifacts and the soap opera effect. It's worse than stutter. It's a shame because everything else about this TV is amazing.

        • +1 vote

          @timbertron: Have you tried using netflix through an HDMI device that sends a 24p signal? I don't see much stutter through my Apple TV 4K. I would suggest this might be more of an issue with the built in apps.

        • +1 vote

          @tp0: I bought a NVidia Shield TV to use as my media player so I could control the output framerate/resolution to get the best quality out of my X9000E.
          Annoyingly the automatic switching is kinda shit, so I have to manually change the settings all the time.
          Still, worth it for the best quality/upscaling/motion handling.

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          @timbertron:
          I used to use the TrueMotion all the time, but different TVs handle it differently so I got used to having no interpolation on again.

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          @tp0:OK, thanks. Will try Netflix on my Xbox one X.
          However the NBA app looks terrible through the One X. Very stuttery on about 1600kbps
          Will try Netflix on the One X and see.

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        Update 14/02/2018

        The problem with new panel has completely gone away.

        The panel is near perfect with no vertical banding and very even colouring on various test patterns.

        Happy at this stage could be a 2018 LG panel.

  • +2 votes

    TA, any chance we can get KD55X9000 added to the mix as well? Thanks mate

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    Shame nothing smaller. Looking for a 43" or around that.

    • +15 votes

      49" is around 43".

    • +1 vote

      If you're looking for 43±6" then this is right in your wheelhouse.

    • +2 votes

      43" is an odd number for TV screen size. 5+ years ago, 42" was the norm. These days, it's 55".

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      I’ve negotiated a special 43” deal for you, no coupon required
      https://store.sony.com.au/tvhometheatre-tv-4ktv-X80series/KD...

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        Does the 9000e come in a 42”

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          Smallest is 49 but it's only sold through the Sony store. Other retailers say they won't get it in.. But I did hear someone saying they got Jbhifi to do it and pricematched the Sony store. But Sony has free delivery so unless you have jb gift cards or something else that will save you money specifically buying from them. Better to go through the Sony website. I use the 49 inch as my monitor and it's probably the best investment I've made.

        • +1 vote

          @Monstalova:

          How does the 49" fare as a monitor? Do you use native resolution with normal 100% scaling?
          I figured 43" is the better size to reduce amount of neck movement.

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          @k336: Which is why I am after a 43" and not a 49".

        • +1 vote

          @Ravensbane:

          Yep… such dilemmas. Sucks that 43" costs more than the 49". Would jump at it if it was <$899

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          @k336: At this point I am looking at the Hisense 43" N6. Should be able to get it for around $600 or a little more. From all reports an amazing TV for the price.

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          @Monstalova:

          Gday, we have chatted in a previous post. OLED vs X90E.

          I do have the 55" B7T OLED and use it for a gaming PC monitor. However it is too big for an everyday PC monitor.

          I was thinking of purchasing the 49" X9000E to use as a PC monitor.

          Tbh, this is probably the last chance of purchasing/obtaining a 49" high-end LCD for this price. The screens will just get bigger.
          Any additional advice you should give by using it as a PC monitor?

          Cheers

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          @k336:
          Yeah. You can create a customer resolution too if you are dealing with different aspects ratios. Or there are some PC's where you have to create a custom one as it won't have an automatic 4K res. 100% scaling is a bit too small for me as with such a big screen you need it a bit bigger. I've had 40 inch previously but ideally 43 is the perfect size. If they had the x9000e in 43 in would be easily the best fit. But it's the ultimate monitor under 50inches so if you want the best features it's worth it. Plus I watch, encode and edit 4k content so it's great to see how good the picture is up close on a big screen. It's a flicker free backlight too, so scrolling and other browsing /editing software looks great. My old Sony tv used to strain my eyes as most TV's didn't have it. Only time I see the lag make itself noticed is not with gaming but occasionally with changing windows pages and dragging and dropping. Even then it's only rare and hardly noticeable. You will need to turn the brightness down as it's so white on the pages I could see it burning a whole in my retina. But strangely less strain then the flicker of an older model tv. Hope you have 2.0 hdmi on your m-board or GPU. TV is huge at first but after a few weeks it becomes normal and you'll probably be thinking I could have got the 55 lol. Only hdmi port 2+3 will give you 4K @ 60fps if you want it for gaming or the handful of 4k content done in the same fps. Will do 120fps in 1080p too (if you're Graphics card can handle it)

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          @vinni9284:
          Already replied about using it as a monitor on this thread. Should be just below or above this comment. X9000E is the perfect all rounder for whatever use you need. Also this years model 9000F will come in the same size and is a slight improvement over the current model. Biggest updates is the X1 extreme chip so better HDR and upscaling. Better contrast (slightly) and the new X-motion clarity which will be awesome for gaming and will improve on the best motion already available on any TV. There might be more upgrades but nothing significant they have released yet about it.

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          @Monstalova:

          Thanks mate.

          I did read some of your comments above however it was good that you mentioned the 9000F.. so your reply was not repeated :-)

          Are you sure that they will release another 49"?

          The mainstream size is becoming at least 55" - 65" now.

          Cheers

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          @vinni9284: Yeah it's already been said 49 will be released (at least in the US) as it won't be officially out for another month or two, but for the last few years that size in the same or similar model has only been sold through the Sony online store

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          @Monstalova:

          Ahhh… yeah.

          I just had a look @ Sony US and there is the 49" … I should have looked there in the first place lol.
          No specs yet for the 49" TBA.

          I reckon it will have HDMI 2.0b - Hybrid Log Gamma. Obviously the intro to Dolby Vision starts at this model.

          Still the X9000E is currently a steal and the F model will be ~ $1900 for the 49" when released.

          Cheers

        • +1 vote

          @Ravensbane:

          FYI, the 43X8000E is $819 atm :) Just pulled the trigger myself.

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          @k336: Ended up getting the Hisense 43N6 for $550 ish and love the hell out of it. Had a look at the Sony 49" but those 6" made a difference for how far away/close I am. Am sure the 43" Sony is good but I dont think its good enough to warrant the extra $250 or so.

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    Is this not just free shipping above and beyond what is already advertised?

    • +1 vote

      How so?

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        The prices listed above are the same as when you visit the normal Sony site. Applying the coupon just removed the delivery fee.

        Still good to save a few bucks but making sure I'm not missing anything?

        • +1 vote

          Honestly have no idea what you mean. The prices are nowhere near the same. Maybe you have the TA coupon in your cart, and you're seeing the discount applied across the range. If that's the case, go to your cart and remove the coupon, then check the prices again.

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          @tightarse:

          Yeah think it was a cookie issue, cleared them and the old prices were back

          Don't happen to know if there's anything around for the larger sizes?

    • +1 vote

      Can get free shipping for first 3 orders. Just do a free sign up to the Sony site

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    From $2k down to $900 wow! Now I'm torn between this 49" sony and the $950 55" Samsung on special at costco

  • +2 votes

    Damn, bought the X90E 49" for $1400 in their xmas sales. Haven't even unboxed it yet and it's $200 cheaper.

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