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21 Reasons For
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The KD-79X9005 has a maximum display resolution of 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
This TV's display resolution (4K Ultra HD) is actually the best display resolution across all ultra large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-79X9005.
Across similar types of TV the worst display resolution is Full HD.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4K Ultra HD televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE78HU8500 (£4,749.00), or the UE75HU7500 (£4,799.00) both from Samsung.
We calculated the average ratings for all Sony televisions and specifically for Sony ultra large TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings.
Some customers who bought it concluded that it was thin. Whathifi.com mentioned “‘Ultra slim' Sony calls it” in their review. Whathifi.com also wrote “Its 4.9mm-thick top half is thinner th”. Whathifi.com also said “However, if you're after one of the thinnest TVs in existence, this may do the”.
Good Picture Quality
One customer who bought the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Whathifi.com wrote “Good colours” in their review of the Sony KD-79X9005 but only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.
Good High Def TV
One person wrote that the Sony KD-79X9005 was good at displaying high definition TV. Whathifi.com mentioned in their Sony KD-79X9005 review “Trs belle qualit d'image Ultra HD”.
One person wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. expert website Whathifi.com said “It is certainly flawed – look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price”.
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Has a Built-In Camera
The KD-79X9005 has a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KD-79X9005 do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available including the Samsung UE78HU8500 (£4,749.00) which has a better Rating.
The Sony KD-79X9005 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other ultra large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-79X9005.
There are a number of alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the UE75HU7500 (£4,799.00), or the UE78HU8500 (£4,749.00) both from Samsung.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other ultra large TVs that were released more than two years ago, the Sony KD-79X9005 has a WiFi connection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE75HU7500 (£4,799.00), or the UE78HU8500 (£4,749.00) both from Samsung.
The KD-79X9005 is Smart TV, as are most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-79X9005.
There are a number of alternative Smart TVs currently available that you might also want to look at including the UE75HU7500 (£4,799.00), or the UE78HU8500 (£4,749.00) both from Samsung which has a better Rating.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KD-79X9005 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KD-79X9005 has three USB 2.0 ports.
Two SCART Ports
The KD-79X9005 has more SCART ports than most of the televisions of this age and type. This TV is a two SCART port TV compared to most of the televisions of this age and spec which only have one SCART port.
2160p Video Mode
The KD-79X9005 supports a better video mode than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Sony TV supports a 2160p video mode, whereas most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it support a 480i video mode.
A 2160p video mode is in fact the best supported video mode across all TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-79X9005.
The worst supported video mode amongst comparable types of television is 1520p.
The Sony KD-79X9005 is a four loudspeaker television. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-79X9005 have between 2 and 11 loudspeakers.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
At 65 Watts, the KD-79X9005 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The RMS rated power of TVs of a similar type and age to the KD-79X9005 range from 10W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 33W.
Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the Sony KD-79X9005 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly supported image format is MPO, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPG|MPO are also supported by this television.
Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the Sony KD-79X9005 is more than most TVs of this age and type. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this Sony TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|Zoom are also found on this TV.
Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the KD-79X9005 is more than most TVs of this age and type. The most commonly supported video format is VP8, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats 3GPP|AVCHD|AVI|MKV|MOV|MP4|MPEG1|WEBM|WMV|XVID are also supported by this TV.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the Sony KD-79X9005 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found sound mode is Custom, but this sound mode is not found on this Sony TV. The sound modes Movie|Music|Standard are also found on this television.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the KD-79X9005 is more than most TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found smart mode is Sports, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Personal|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this Sony TV.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions that came out around the same time as it.
4 Reasons Against
Expert Reviews Are Poor
This TV received a score of 60% from expert review website whathifi.com. If all the TVs of this age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this television is in the bottom 11%.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-79X9005 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other ultra large TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-79X9005 also do not feature OLED technology.
Only One Audio in Port
The KD-79X9005 is a one audio in port television.
Only One Composite Video in Port
The KD-79X9005 is a one composite video in port TV. Most of the other ultra large TVs that have been around for more than two years have one composite video in port.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this TV was released.
Running Costs Are Average
This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KD-79X9005 will cost £369 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 29 ultra large TVs that were launched more than two years ago.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 47 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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