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79" Passive Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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17 Reasons For

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”.

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”.

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 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.

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Has a Wi-Fi

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.

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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.

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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.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

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.

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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.

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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.

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Features One Lifestyle Apps

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.

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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.

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Supports Ten Video Formats Supporteds

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.

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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.

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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.

Expensive

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.

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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.

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Heavy

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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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 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.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sony TV was released.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Face Detection
Clock Function
Supported File Systems
Deep Colour Support
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
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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