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79" Passive Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range.

Good Size

A number of people said in their reviews that this TV was thin. Whathifi.com said “‘Ultra slim' Sony calls it” however despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Whathifi.com also said “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 Sony KD-79X9005 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had good colour saturation. Whathifi.com said “Good colours” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Good High Def TV

One Sony KD-79X9005 owner who purchased it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. In October last year Whathifi.com said in their review of this TV “Trs belle qualit d'image Ultra HD”.

Reasonably Priced

One Sony KD-79X9005 reviewer considered that the product was good value for money. Expert review site Whathifi.com said “It is certainly flawed – look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price” but despite that they only scored the Sony KD-79X9005 3 stars.

Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-79X9005 has a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KD-79X9005 do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions with a built-in camera to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KD-75S9005[plb_2445524_price], and the Samsung UE78HU8500[plb_2354169_price] is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-79X9005, the KD-79X9005 is 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Hisense XT910[plb_2743165_price], the Sony KD-75S9005[plb_2445524_price], or the Samsung UE75HU7500[plb_2285236_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KD-79X9005, the Sony KD-79X9005 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Hisense XT910[plb_2743165_price], the Sony KD-75S9005[plb_2445524_price], or the Samsung UE75HU7500[plb_2285236_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KD-79X9005 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the UE75HU7500[pl_2285236_price], and the UE78HU8500[pl_2354169_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KD-75S9005[plb_2445524_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-79X9005 is 8W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 31W. With an RMS rated power of 65 Watts, the KD-79X9005 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-79X9005.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KD-79X9005 is a four HDMI port television.

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2160p Video Mode

The Sony KD-79X9005 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV also support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.

A 2160p video mode is actually the best supported video mode across all TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-79X9005.

A 480p video mode is the worst supported video mode amongst similar types of TV.

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Two SCART Ports

Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years only have one SCART port, however the KD-79X9005 has two SCART ports.

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Features One App

features one app

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KD-79X9005 is more than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This television features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Three Sound Modes

The KD-79X9005 has a greater number of sound modes than most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The sound modes "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The Sony KD-79X9005 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by televisions of this spec and age. The video formats "3GPP", "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The KD-79X9005 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of this type and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the KD-79X9005. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This 4K and 8K TV received a rating of 60% from expert review website whathifi.com. This means that TV experts really don't rate this television very highly.

Expensive

We checked 57 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years and they range in price from £399 to £19,999. We think that this television looks expensive compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Very High Running Costs

Whilst the efficiency rating of this 4K and 8K TV is A, based on typical energy prices we estimate that the KD-79X9005 will cost £369 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 116 televisions of this spec and age.

Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KD-79X9005 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-79X9005, the KD-79X9005 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

At 318 kilowatt hours, the KD-79X9005 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-79X9005. The average annual energy consumption of similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KD-79X9005 is 210kWh.

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Heavy

The lightest television that has been available for more than two years is 2.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 120kg. With a weight of 59.7 kilograms, the KD-79X9005 is one of the heavier TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-79X9005 amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-79X9005

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KD-79X9005 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Upgradeable Firmware
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Face Detection
Clock Function
File System
Deep Colour
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicator
Colour
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording
Box Dimension
Maintenance Free
Weight Without Stand
Skype

Expert Reviews

(2)
7 December 2015

For the money, the Sony KD65X9005 is a decent TV. It does well in some key areas, but it is certainly flawed ? look elsewhere if you're after the best performance at this price.However, if you're...

It's really thin
Crisp picture
Good colours
Trs belle qualit d'image Ultra HD
Une image contraste, et particulirement dynamique avec le Xtended Dynamic Range
Patchy, bleeding backlight
Needs better contrast
Les reflets provoqus par le revtement de la dalle
Des traces de DSE
Banding et Blooming
3 August 2014

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Superb picture quality
Very accurate images
Fantastic black levels
Great screen uniformity
Excellent video processing
Design might not appeal to everyone
Merest hint of banding
Input lag a bit high for some
It's big and very heavy
UHD support remains weak

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £366.95
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £368.78
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Energy Rating
1.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
47
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 47 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kd79x9005, kd79x9005b, sony kd79x9005, sony kd79x9005b, sony kd79x9005bb, sonytv kd79x9005, sonytv kd79x9005b, sony kd79x9005bbu, sonytv kd79x9005bb, sonytv kd79x9005bbu
Barcodes 04905524975376, 04905524975383, 04905524975390

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