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 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 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 feels very responsive with a low input lag of 17.7 ms.
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 4k 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, 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 is currently the best 70-75 inch 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 are 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.
Questions & Answers
That's why we go out and buy TVs from stores ourselves, like a normal customer. We have the same odds as anyone of getting the different panels, which lets us review the TVs with a bit more objectivity. We don't accept any review units sent from the manufacturer.
The main difference is that MR 240 (120 hz panel) TVs can interpolate 60 hz signals, and can also play movies without judder. Samsung's 4k TVs with 120 MR (60 hz panel) can't interpolate 60 hz signals, and have judder when displaying movies.
When I search for best prices on the internet I find quite a few that are far less than Amazon and Best Buy ($2,500 vs $3,500 at Amazon), what I am risking getting to save $1,000 bucks or better yet go up a TV? I am speaking of places like NiceElectronics, Buy Squad, and East Coast TVs?
The risk is that some websites use false listings and other upselling tricks to try and get more money out of you. For Samsung, we recommend making sure a store is an authorized reseller, as those should all be trustworthy. A list of these stores can be found here.
The J6300 actually has one major advantage over the JU6500: the J6300 is able to play 24 fps content (Blu-rays, DVDs, streaming movies) without any judder.
If you watch movies, or if you'll never be watching 4k content, get the J6300. If you never watch movies and you also want to watch 4k content, get the JU6500.
We have comparison photos of the color uniformity of various TVs here. Models like the Samsung JU6500, the Sony W850B, and the 2015 Vizio M all scored highly. The 2014 Vizio M did alright as well - better than the 2014 E did.
Unfortunately, we have not reviewed any 3D TVs at that size and price, and only the Vizio M70-C3 fits the target size and price at all. It's a decent TV for movies and TV, though it isn't as good at upscaling as Samsung or Sony TVs.
Your best option is the Sony XBR75X850C. It's a 4k TV that is within your budget, has good picture quality for movies and sports, and has 3D.
If you don't care about watching 4k, get the Sony W850C is your only option for a 1080p TV with 3D. It's also good for movies, but it has enough blur that it might not be ideal for sports. It's a lot cheaper, though.
My dad is in the market for a new TV to replace his OLD Panasonic 58" plasma. He is following the motto of "Go big or go home" on this one; he's trying to go all out.
It must be 75" and 4k. 3D is a bonus, but isn't necessary. Finally, he wants it to be a GOOD set.
Through all of the research we have done, we seem to be stuck between these two sets. At first, the Sony was nixed because it didn't support full HDMI 2.0. However, I'm now reading that as of a firmware update, it is capable of doing 18gbps?
Between the two sets, which should he go with? He primarily uses the TV for Cable TV and movies. Very, very little gaming is done on the set. Everything is typically Cable, Blu-ray or Plex.
There is a $1k difference between the two, so he wants to make sure he makes the right choice. Opinions?
You want a TV with a semi-gloss screen, as that is the kind of finish that works best for bright light directly opposite the screen, and a TV that can get good and bright. The best TV for this is the Vizio M70-C3. It has good picture quality and is priced reasonably, too.
If you compare it to the KS9000, that is an edge lit TV also, then the Sony X940D should be a better choice, since the local dimming performance is going to be superior.
If you'll be sitting farther away, get the M80. You'll want the bigger screen so that you notice more of the detail with 4k, and the picture quality is still very good for what you want to watch.
As for in-store vs. online, it's entirely up to your preferences. As long as you buy from a reliable reseller, there's nothing to worry about in either case.
In your replies, I understand that 4k isn't that big of a deal yet, and for the next few years might not be. I watch a lot of sports, shows, and movies. Which would you recommend? I have yet to see any recommendations for this Bravia TV.
I'm about to purchase, online, the UN75JU7100FXZA. There's no way, however, that I will pay $4,000 for a TV with an outsourced panel and returning/shipping something this size is no simple feat.
Question is: What is the version number/code for a genuine Samsung panel for this set?
I have the 2014 version codes but don't know if they apply to this 2015 model. Is it still TS01?
2nd question: Is this info on the box or just the TV? I've read conflicting info on this.
I know you posted for the 55", but believe it can differ with different screen sizes.
This will be primarily my sports TV & occasional Blu-ray movies.
The 70" UF7700 has good contrast, but reflects a lot of light, has fairly high input lag, and has a bit more blur than ideal. It's not the best choice for a 4k TV.
After research, the top contenders seem to be the Samsung J6300, Vizio M75, and the Samsung UN75JU641D (Sam's Club). All are similar in price right now. 4K vs 1080p in a classroom setting? Viewing PowerPoint and documents in addition to movies? Thoughts on getting the right television with the best deal?
A projector is also a good idea for a movie room and has the potential to cost less for an even bigger screen. We cannot recommend one in particular since we don't review any but most shares the following downsides. They usually make more noise, don't have as good blacks as TVs and usually require more planning/work to install. Also, if you are into gaming, forget about doing a Rock Band or Guitar Hero party since you won't be able to stand in front of the screen (shadows will block the view). If these downsides aren't important to you, a projector can be a good solution.
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