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Sony KD-79X9005

A 3 year old 79" 4K TV with not bad features and average reviews and one of the largest display diagonals around
79" 4K Yes Flat Sep 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date

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Sony KD-79X9005 Review

With very good features but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KD-79X9005 as follows for Summary.
54
1 Review
74
Good Features
54
2 Years Old
22
£369 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
52
Average

Why Has it Scored 52?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
Whilst it has an energy efficiency rating of A, its running costs of £369 over 5 years are in the most expensive 3% of all 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very large display diagonal
4K

Sony KD-79X9005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This TV received a score of 60% from expert review site whathifi.com. Experts don't rate this Sony television very highly.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its televisions. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Very Large Display Diagonal

The KD-79X9005's display diagonal of 79" is very large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 2% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 2", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-79X9005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all TVs the best resolution is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 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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3D

The KD-79X9005 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-79X9005 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KD-79X9005 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-79X9005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-79X9005 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-79X9005 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of TVs which do not have a built-in camera.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KD-79X9005 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of TVs which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Face Detection

The KD-79X9005 supports face detection. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-79X9005 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all TVs the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony KD-79X9005 has a built-in microphone, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not have a built-in microphone.

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Supports 24p

The KD-79X9005 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W. The RMS rated power of the Sony KD-79X9005 of 65W is in the highest 2% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-79X9005 supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-79X9005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Six Loudspeakers

Most TVs have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers, including the KD-79X9005 which has six loudspeakers.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony KD-79X9005 of 800Hz is fairly fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 20% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-79X9005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony TV has been on the market since September 2014.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

Whilst this TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, the KD-79X9005 is in the most expensive 3% of all 4,025 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-79X9005 is £369.

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Product Identifiers

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

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