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Sony XBR-79X900B Review – 79-inch 4K Ultra LED HDTV

Originally Reviewed on May 31st, 2014





Up for Review: Sony XBR-79X900B 4K Ultra LED HDTV.

The Sony XBR-79X900B is one of the most wonderful high-end TVs you would find today. Its top features would completely change the way you have been defining a television set so far. The super large 79-inch display screen along with the flat design makes it a smart and striking gadget in your living room. The side mounted speaker system is another brilliant innovation that helps eliminate the requirement for Surround Sound, which was truly needed for this huge panel. Other than the exterior design, the TV is programmed to perform exceptionally well. Its 4K Ultra High-def picture clarity, X-tended Dynamic Range LED backlighting, smart online services and 3D playback would set it apart from others.


We will review the model in detail, but before that here’s the list of all its important features and specifications. Let’s take a look.

Sony XBR-79X900B Features and Specifications:

  • TV Type: 4K Ultra HD TV
  • Screen Size: 79 inches
  • Display Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160)
  • 4K UHD Upscaling
  • X-tended Dynamic Range with Edge-lit LED Backlighting
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • Local Dimming
  • Wedge Design with Chrome Mirror Stand
  • 4K X-Reality Pro Picture Processing
  • Motionflow XR 960
  • 3D Playback
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Sony Entertainment Network with tons of Apps
  • Dolby-enabled 65-watt Audio
  • 3 USB and 4 HDMI Ports

Let’s begin with the innovative Wedge Design, which remained as the talk of the town for so many weeks after it’s introduced. It’s thin at the top and grows thicker to have enough depth for the side mounted front-facing speakers. This kind of design might look a little bit retro but it does a brilliant job to enhance the overall audio of the extra large panel without a Surround sound system. Picture quality is the strongest of all TVs you’ve seen so far. Screen resolution is 4K UHD, i.e. 2160p, which generates maximum number of pixels on the display screen and offers superb shadow details and contrast on the scenes. Sony’s exclusive X-tended Dynamic range LED backlighting together with Local Dimming technology enhances the depth, brightness and contrast up to a great extent where both the black levels and light areas attain their peak values. The TRILUMINOS Display does an excellent job to bring all colorful and vibrant images to you. It’s programmed to display hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens beautifully, so everything you view on the screen looks incredibly true and vivid.

Another important proprietary feature is Sony’s 4K X-Reality PRO Picture Engine that corrects all on-screen pictures to gain their optimal natural view and maximum clarity. The Motionflow XR 960 produces great smoothness (way more than just frame refresh rate) while you’re watching fast action sequences. In turn, you enjoy dynamic, smooth and judder-free fast motion pictures on the 4K UHD TV. Moreover, the TV is built with 4K upscaling feature to upscale its standards to best match the forthcoming upgrades in picture display.

3D streaming is another stand-out property of the model. It’s really a great experience to watch 3-dimensional scenes on a TV that displays more than high-def clarity. Furthermore, you get the interactive Sony Entertainment Network that offers you a wide variety of entertainment resources such as movies, music, interactive games, apps and albums. The apps selection has been more interesting on this particular model. The Screen Mirroring allows you to mirror the screen of your Android phone or Smartphone onto the TV screen wirelessly and view the device content on the TV seamlessly. Thanks to the Wi-Fi connectivity, internet access has been direct and really easy.

The audio system is clear and loud. It includes the Dolby technology to get the most out of the 65-watt sound system. There are 3 USB and 4 HDMI input ports ensuring full digital connectivity. You can connect multiple compatible devices on the ports and view your favorite external content on the large screen with full comfort. The power consumption of this incredible cutting-edge TV is considerably low, so it’s great to have the optimal entertainment and low electricity bill at the same time.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony XBR-79X900B 4/5 stars.




4 / 5 stars     

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