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Sony KD-79X9005

79" 4K Passive Sep 2014
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £368.78 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good picture quality
Good size
Expert reviews are poor

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website whathifi.com scored this television 60%. That puts this Sony television in the bottom 2% of all the TVs of this age and type.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 2,235 expert and user reviews (including 164 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

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”.


Price

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.


Display

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”.

79 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 79 inch TV.

If this TV display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the KD-85X9505 (85" and higher rated), or the FWD-85X9600 (85" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Samsung UE85HU7500 (85" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 4K and 8K TV was released in September 2014.


Design

Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-79X9005 has a built-in camera, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the TX-50AXW804, or the TX-55AXW904 both from Panasonic or the LG 65LA970.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The KD-79X9005 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, however the KD-79X9005 has an average 5 year running cost of £369 based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-79X9005 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Toshiba 58L9363, the Samsung UE55JU7002, or the LG 105UC9 which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-79X9005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-79X9005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-79X9005 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Audio

Six Loudspeakers

The KD-79X9005 is a six loudspeaker TV. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the televisions of this spec and age the RMS rated powers range from 8W to 120W. With an RMS rated power of 65 Watts, the KD-79X9005 has one of the highest RMS rated powers amongst televisions of this age.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The KD-79X9005 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also support parental controls.

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Supports Face Detection

The KD-79X9005 supports face detection, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-79X9005 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television also have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports 24p

The KD-79X9005 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The KD-79X9005 has a game mode. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also have a game mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-79X9005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KD-79X9005 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KD-79X9005 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-79X9005 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-79X9005 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KD-79X9005 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The Sony KD-79X9005 supports internet TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Smart TV

The KD-79X9005 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonytv kd79x9005bbu, sony kd79x9005bbu
Barcodes 04905524975376, 04905524975383, 04905524975390

Sony KD-79X9005 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-79X9005 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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