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17 Reasons For
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”.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
Based on 1,312 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its televisions. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.
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”.
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 Sony 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.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KD-75S9005[plb_2445524_price].
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Supports Smart TV
The Sony KD-79X9005 supports smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KD-79X9005.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including the Hisense XT910[plb_2743165_price], the Samsung UE75HU7500[plb_2285236_price], or the Sony KD-75S9005[plb_2445524_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Wi-Fi
The KD-79X9005 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KD-79X9005.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE75HU7500[plb_2285236_price], or the Sony KD-75S9005[plb_2445524_price] which has better reviews.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years is 8W and the highest is 120W. With an RMS rated power of 65 Watts, the Sony KD-79X9005 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.
Four Number of Loudspeakerss
Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-79X9005 have between 2 and 19 number of loudspeakerss, including the Sony KD-79X9005 which has four number of loudspeakerss.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
The KD-79X9005 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.
2160p Supported Video Modes
The Sony KD-79X9005 supports a 2160p supported video modes which is better than the 1080p supported video modes supported by most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this TV support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p supported video modess.
A 2160p supported video modes is in fact the best supported video mode amongst all TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KD-79X9005.
A 480p supported video modes is the worst supported video mode across comparable types of TV.
Two SCART Ports Quantitys
Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago only have one SCART ports quantity, however the Sony KD-79X9005 has two SCART ports quantitys.
Features One Lifestyle Apps
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the Sony KD-79X9005 is more than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV features a Skype lifestyle apps, which is the most frequently featured lifestyle apps featured on TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-79X9005.
Has Three Sound Modess
The KD-79X9005 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony television has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years. The sound modess "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this television.
Supports Ten Video Formats Supporteds
The KD-79X9005 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-79X9005. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Analog Tuner Type
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.
7 Reasons Against
Poor Expert Reviews
This TV received a rating of 60 out of 100 from TV expert review website whathifi.com. This puts this television in the bottom 3% of all the 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.
Running Costs Are Very High
Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this 4K and 8K TV is A, the KD-79X9005 is in the most expensive 16% of all 115 similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KD-79X9005 will cost £369 over 5 years to run.
We think this 4K and 8K TV looks expensive compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years. The price range of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years is from £399 to £14,823.
Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds
The number of image formats supported by the KD-79X9005 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by televisions of this age and spec. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this television.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs of a similar type and age to the KD-79X9005 do not feature OLED technology. The KD-79X9005 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 318 kilowatt hours, the KD-79X9005 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. The lowest annual energy consumption of TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-79X9005 is 66kWh, the highest is 660kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh.
With a weight of 59.7 kilograms, the Sony KD-79X9005 is one of the heavier TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-79X9005 amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-79X9005 the weights range from 2.2kg to 120kg.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this Sony TV was released.
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