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Buy new TV now or wait until 2013 range
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I am looking to buy the sony kdl55hx853 but not sure if I should wait for the new 2013 range any advice?

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RE: Buy new TV now or wait until 2013 range

I'm exactly the same position. If you read the thread I started on stand for the 55HX853 you'll see that I had pretty much decided to get it. But on the advice of Clare Newsome (former editor of WHF in case you didn't know) I waited to see what CES would bring.

I'm glad I've waited - I think I'm going to wait for the KDL-55W900A.

Here's more on Sony's 2013 TV lineup:

http://www.whathifi.com/blog/ces-2013-sony-tvs-the-complete-picture-sizes-prices-specs

http://www.whathifi.com/video/ces-2013-sony-ultra-hd-tvs

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Thing is though, the HX8 is about £400 off original retail, where as with the W900A you will have to wait for spring to pay full retail.  Is it going to be that much better?  I have no idea, but this is the question to ask yourself Smile

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Yes I'm wondering about pricing myself. But Sony are expected to price new range aggressively as they are in a recovery situation.

Guess we'll have to wait for the first proper views before making our mind up whether the W900A will be worth it compared to the HX853. I do much prefer the aesthetics of the W900A and I know alot of people didn't link the plinth of the HX853. 

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DistortedVision wrote:

I'm exactly the same position. If you read the thread I started on stand for the 55HX853 you'll see that I had pretty much decided to get it. But on the advice of Clare Newsome (former editor of WHF in case you didn't know) I waited to see what CES would bring.

I'm glad I've waited - I think I'm going to wait for the KDL-55W900A.

Here's more on Sony's 2013 TV lineup:

http://www.whathifi.com/blog/ces-2013-sony-tvs-the-complete-picture-sizes-prices-specs

http://www.whathifi.com/video/ces-2013-sony-ultra-hd-tvs

 

Can't stand that ring table stand on the new Sony's, looks truly woeful!

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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RE: Buy new TV now or wait until 2013 range

I think Im going to go for the hx8 pc world are doing it for £1500 I would say the w900a will be near the £2000 mark and I dout there will be a huge diffrence of quality plus the stand isent a worry as I will be wall mounting it 

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RE: Buy new TV now or wait until 2013 range

Gel, that was my first initial impression when I saw it as well but I think its the odd angle at which that press release photo was taken. This is a better photo which shows it head on as you would normally view it.

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DistortedVision wrote:

Gel, that was my first initial impression when I saw it as well but I think its the odd angle at which that press release photo was taken. This is a better photo which shows it head on as you would normally view it.

 

Oh yeah!  It does look better from this angle!  That looks like it doesnt weigh much too.

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RE: Buy new TV now or wait until 2013 range

Jmknight93,

Richer Sounds are offering the 55HX853 and S790 Bluray player for £1500 with a 5 year warranty on the TV:

http://www.richersounds.com/package/tv/tv---all/pah01866

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