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Sony XBR-79X900

Sony XBR-79X900

78.6" Passive Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 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 Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

4K and 8K TVs manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

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, as are most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the XBR-79X900.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The XBR-79X900 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a WiFi connection.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony XBR-79X900 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support smart TV features.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of a similar age and type to the XBR-79X900 is 8W and the highest is 120W. With an RMS rated power of 65 Watts, the XBR-79X900 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the XBR-79X900.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The XBR-79X900 is a two composite video in port television.

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Two Audio in Ports

The XBR-79X900 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the XBR-79X900 only have one audio in port.

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Has Five Sound Modes

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

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the XBR-79X900 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by televisions that came out around the same time as the XBR-79X900. The video formats "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPO", "WEBM" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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 televisions of this age and spec. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions that have been available for around the same time as 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

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the XBR-79X900, the Sony XBR-79X900 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The XBR-79X900 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that came out around the same time as it. This Sony television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XBR-79X900.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XBR-79X900, the Sony XBR-79X900 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 240 hertz, the XBR-79X900 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the XBR-79X900. The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago is 920Hz.

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Heavy

The average weight of 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago is 30kg. With a weight of 59.7 kilograms, the Sony XBR-79X900 is one of the heavier 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XBR-79X900 amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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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 the most commonly found HD type on TVs that were released 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

It was over two years ago when Sony released the XBR-79X900.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
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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