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Sony XBR-79X900

Sony XBR-79X900

78.6" Passive Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
4K resolution delivers four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p. The 4K Ultra HD screen contains over 8 million individual pixels that help to deliver a life-like experience. Advanced picture... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Sound Quality

A few Sony XBR-79X900 owners said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Impressive sound with optional subwoofer”. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Builtin speakers make for polarizing look”. Toptenreviews.com also said “Powerful sound system”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Sony XBR-79X900 owners concluded that the Sony XBR-79X900 had good colour saturation. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Bright picture with accurate colors”. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Vibrant colors and bright display”.

Some Sony XBR-79X900 reviewers who purchased the Sony XBR-79X900 concluded that it had good picture quality. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Exceptional blacks and shadow detail”.

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Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony TVs and also specifically for Sony 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review “The Sony XBR 900B series provides the best picture quality of any 4K TV we've tested so far, competing well against the better plasmas”.

Good Size

One Sony XBR-79X900 owner wrote in their reviews that the Sony XBR-79X900 was thin. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com wrote in October last year “This slim TV also weighs 52 pounds, stands 48.7 inches tall”.

Nice Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Attractive design” in their review of this TV.

Good High Def TV

One person wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Last year expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote “Although the Sony XBR-55X900A 4K Ultra HD TV has a widescreen 55-inch display” in their Sony XBR-79X900 review.

Good Connectivity

One person concluded that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of the Sony XBR-79X900 last year “This Sony TV has four HDMI and three USB 2.0 ports” .

3D Compatible

The XBR-79X900 is 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the XBR-79X900 also are 3D compatible.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony XBR-79X900 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the XBR-79X900.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The XBR-79X900 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The XBR-79X900 has one of the higher RMS rated power (65 Watts) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. Across all the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the XBR-79X900 the RMS rated power range from 8W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 30W.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The XBR-79X900 has more composite video in ports than most of the comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years. This TV is a two composite video in port TV compared to most of the 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the XBR-79X900 which only have one composite video in port.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the XBR-79X900 only have one audio in port, however the XBR-79X900 has two audio in ports.

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Has Five Sound Modes

The XBR-79X900 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XBR-79X900. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony television.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony XBR-79X900 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs of a similar age and spec to the XBR-79X900. The video formats "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPO", "WEBM" and "XVID" are also supported by this Sony television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the XBR-79X900 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the XBR-79X900. The audio formats "LPCM", "WAV", "WMA" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XBR-79X900 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the XBR-79X900 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the XBR-79X900 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the XBR-79X900.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the XBR-79X900 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 240 hertz, the Sony XBR-79X900 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the XBR-79X900. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions of this age and type range from 120Hz to 3,000Hz.

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Heavy

The weights of televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XBR-79X900 range from 2.2kg to 120kg. At 59.7 kilograms, the XBR-79X900 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the XBR-79X900.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony XBR-79X900

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 TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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 XBR-79X900 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Packaging Content
Battery Type

Expert Reviews

Although the Sony XBR-55X900A 4K Ultra HD TV has a widescreen 55-inch display, it is only 2.6 inches thick. This slim TV also weighs 52 pounds, stands 48.7 inches tall and measures 29.3 inches... Read more…

Exceptional blacks and shadow detail
Excellent color and resolution
Impressive sound with optional subwoofer
Bestinclass picture approaches plasma goodness
Excellent black levels
Price
Small screen for 4K
Builtin speakers make for polarizing look
Hohum Smart TV interface
Stand (legs) doesn't feel stable

User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 June 2015 by Miguel6868
Miguel6868 would recommend the Sony XBR-79X900B

This set is bananas good! I was waiting for the price to come done once the new android Sony's came out before I finally snatched this 79"er up. BNH were wonderful. Issues with the initial... Read more…

Great 4k Upscaling
Great Customer Service
Great Native 4k Quality
Great price
Great warranty
3d Needs Tweaking
Only 2 Sets 3d Glasses

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony x900, sony x900b, sony xbr79x900, sony xbr79x900b
Barcodes 00027242879102
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