It's no secret that TVs have grown bigger over time, and while it is true that prices rise very fast past the standard 55 or even 65-inch sizes, 70 to 75 inch TVs are now priced low enough to be within consideration, especially now that we're getting closer to Black Friday. The choice is still a bit limited compared to smaller models, and you'll only find LED TVs since the larger OLEDs are at a 77-inch size and quite absurdly priced.
In 2017, we've tested 15 TVs available in a 70-75-inch size and below are our recommendations for the best ones you can buy in the fall.
Best 70-75 inch TV
If no monetary constraints are at hand, top of the line picture quality can be found at these sizes.
The best 75 inch 4k TV we've reviewed is the Sony XBR75X940E 4k LED TV. It's one of the brightest TVs we've ever tested, and it sports one of the best local dimming feature found on any TV currently available.
Its full array local dimming system isn't quite as technically complex as the more expensive Sony Z9D, but we've found the performance to be very similar in practice. With the feature enabled, blacks are very deep and uniform thanks to the measured contrast of 11634 : 1. Combined with its 1184 cd/m2 of peak brightness, it makes for an immersive and visually impressive HDR presentation. If you can fit it in your budget and want the best picture quality available in this size, the Sony X940E is the TV to buy.
Best Mid-Range 70-75 inch TV
You can find well-priced TVs at this size that offer most of the performance of high-end models without such a large premium.
If splurging on high-end models isn't an option, we recommend the Sony XBR75X900E 4k LED TV. It's a versatile mid-range TV that offers performance comparable to high-end LED TVs for a more affordable price.
It's not quite as bright as its more expensive cousins, the Sony X940E and Sony Z9D, but it's far from dim. At 546 cd/m2 of brightness measured in a real scene, it's on the upper end of the TVs we've tested this year. Combined with its better than average local dimming feature, it makes for quite a capable TV for its price. Its input lag is not the lowest we've seen, but it's still low enough to be sufficient for less competitive users.
The X900E is a compelling offering. It offers most of the performance of the premium models currently on sale whilst being significantly cheaper.
Alternative for Reflections
If you plan on placing your TV in a room with lots of windows where reflections might be an issue, it's worth looking at the Samsung UN75MU9000 4k LED TV. It's not quite as good in a very dark environment as the Sony X900E, but its better anti-reflective coating makes it a better fit for those that plan on often watching their TVs with bright windows or lights that might cause distracting reflections on the screen.
Best Budget 70-75 inch TV
For even cheaper, 70-75 inch TVs are surprisingly good value. They can't get as bright or have as many colors but offer good performance for normal content.
For something more accessible, the Sony KD70X690E is a great budget 4k LED TV. It offers solid picture quality and a decently versatile set of features while keeping a reasonably low price.
It's not quite as bright as the Sony or Samsung above, and its HDR capabilities are very basic, but its high contrast and good uniformity give it a better than average picture quality. Like most Sony TVs, it handles motion quite well, and it offers a wide variety of interpolation settings for those that like the soap opera effect.
With 20.3 ms of input lag, it's one of the best gaming TVs currently available. Inputs are responsive and free of lag, and it even includes a backlight flicker feature to further enhance clarity. All in all, it's difficult to find faults for the X690E when considering its price.
More Expensive Alternative
If you can't quite afford our mid-range picks but still want something better than the cheap Sony X690E, the Vizio M75-E1 is a good compromise between the two. It offers more HDR capability and a local dimming feature while still being about half the price of our more expensive recommendations, making it a great budget choice.
- Samsung UN75MU8000. Good TV, but not any less expensive than the X900E for less performance. See our review
- Samsung QN75Q7F. Very good high-end TV overall, but the value isn't great compared to the competing Sony X940E and X900E. See our review
- Samsung QN75Q9F. Great high-end TV, but priced very poorly compared to its competition. See our review
- Sony XBR75Z9D. One of the best LED TVs available, but the Sony X940E offers almost exactly the same performance for a lot less money. See our review
- Samsung UN75MU6300. Decent entry-level 4k TV, but the Vizio M Series 2017 offers better value. See our review
- Vizio E Series 2017. Decent entry-level 75 inch 4k TV, but the Sony KD70X690E offers more bang for the buck in the 70" size. See our review
- Sony XBR77A1E. One of the best OLED TVs currently available with unbeatable picture quality, but incredibly expensive compared to LED TVs of similar size. See our review
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best 70-75 inch 4k TVs to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't really worth it), feedback from our visitors and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs that have a 70 or 75-inch size. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.