From 70" and up, prices increase exponentially, so you might want to stick to a 65 inch TV instead. In the months after Black Friday and before the release of new models, prices tend to rise a bit. Thankfully, a lot of them went back to their lowest price for the Super Bowl.
Best 70 Inch TVs - $4,000+
If budget is not an issue, expect top of the line picture quality for TVs between 70-75 inch.
The Samsung UN75KS9000 is the best 75 inch LED TV you can buy if budget is over $4000. Movies look great on it even when the lights are off. Sports looks defined even when in full motion and video games feels very responsive with a low 20.5 ms of input lag. HDR is also one of this TV's strengths.
Best 70-75 Inch TVs - $3,000 to $4,000
The 70-75 inch LED TVs below are not as versatile as the more expensive model but offer better bang for the bucks.
For between $3,000 to $4,000, the Vizio P75-C1 has a great price to quality ratio. Its local dimming performance is better than even the Samsung mentioned above, which means it performs better in a pitch black room for movies. Motion blur is at a minimum, which is great for video games, and with a low input lag of 17.7 ms, it feels very responsive.
It is a bit less versatile (for example, it reflects more lights, and it doesn't upscale lower quality content as well), but it is a great value.
Note: While the Vizio P is excellent for standard gaming, it doesn't work well for HDR since it has quite a lot more input lag on the HDR capable HDMI ports.
For wide living rooms with seating on the side or for those that like to share the TV with friends and families, the Sony XBR75X850D is a better pick. It doesn't have as good picture quality as the Vizio P75-C1 when watched in the dark but looks better when viewed from the side. The Sony XBR75X850D also displays a more defined picture for cable TV and DVDs.
Note: The LG 75UH8500 is a very similar TV, but it's usually a little more expensive. Buy whichever is cheaper.
Best 70-75 Inch TVs - Under $2,000
For under $2,000, 70-75 inch TVs are surprisingly good value. They can't get as bright or have as many colors but offer good performances for normal content.
The Vizio M70-D3 is the best choice if you're looking for a more affordable 70 inch TV. You get performance very similar to the pricier Vizio P75-C1 for a much lower price.
When in a dark environment, the M70-D3 is one of the best TVs on the market. It has great contrast and excellent black uniformity, with very good local dimming. Where it differs from the P Series 2016 is in its HDR capabilities. It doesn't support a wider color gamut and doesn't have a 10bit panel, which means you won't see much of a difference from HDR content. For most people, though, this shouldn't be too big of a deal.
Note: While the M70-D3 like the Vizio P is excellent for standard gaming, it doesn't work well for HDR since it has quite a lot more input lag on the HDR capable HDMI ports.
The Samsung UN70KU6300 is good for regular, non-HDR content. Movies look good on it even in a dark room, sports aren't a blur, and video games feel very responsive (19.8 ms of input lag). It can also get fairly bright but has more reflections on its screen than ideal. It's a little bit more expensive, but if you mostly plan to watch live television or other upscaled content, the UN70KU6300 is the way to go.
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).
A few examples of 70" or 75" TVs that didn't make the cut:
- Samsung UN75JU7100. Get this TV if you can find it in stock for less than $4,000. Great TV overall, but its availability is now scarce. See our review
- Sony XBR75X850C. Good TV, if you can find it cheaper than our top picks, it is worth it. See our review
- LG 75UH8500. Good TV, but not much different than the Sony XBR75X850D, go with whichever is cheaper. See our review
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.