Large TVs are becoming increasingly popular, with manufacturers releasing more models in the 70-75-77 inch range. The older models in these sizes are becoming cheaper, while the newer ones are now the flagships of each manufacturer. LG and Sony usually release their new OLED TVs in a 77 inch size, and they are very expensive.
We've tested more than 70 TVs in the last two years and below are our recommendations for the best 70-75-77 inch TVs to buy in 2019. See also our recommendations for the best TVs, the best 65 inch TVs, and the best 80-82-85 inch TVs.
The best 77 inch TV available that we've tested so far is the LG OLED77C8. It delivers perfect blacks in a dark room, thanks to its emissive technology, and has remarkable wide viewing angles. It's the LG C9 OLED's predecessor, which delivers a very similar overall performance but is more future-proof thanks to its support for HDMI 2.1, which, however, currently doesn't add much, other than a heftier price tag. However, until the C9 drops in price or more devices that take advantage of the new technology become available, the C8 remains a better pick. All OLED TVs offer very similar picture quality, and their differences are more feature and input lag related. This TV has excellent motion handling features and a very low input lag that makes it attractive to gamers. It supports 1080p @ 120Hz, which is great for PC or Xbox One gamers.
Just like all OLED TVs, the response time is nearly instantaneous, which is great for motion with almost no blur trail but creates stutter in movies as a side effect. Also, although we don't expect burn-in to be an issue with normal varied use, all OLED TVs have the risk of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in.
Overall, this is the best TV in the 70-75-77 inch category, and it'll keep its owners happy.
If the possibility of burn-in on the LG C8 OLED concerns you, then check out the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019 PX75-G1, one of the best 75 inch TVs. This remarkable LED TV is available in 75 inch size and is one of the brightest TVs on the market. It can't deliver the perfect blacks or the wide viewing angles found on the LG or other OLEDs, but it still looks great in a dark room thanks to the excellent contrast ratio and great local dimming support. It has excellent motion handling and a very low input lag, which is great for gaming.
For the best picture quality, get the LG; otherwise, if you're only planning on sitting straight in front of the TV and don't want the burn-in risk, get the Vizio, which is a great alternative.
If you want an LED TV because you want to avoid the possibility of burn-in on the LG C8 OLED but find that the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019 doesn't have the wide viewing angles you want, get the Samsung QN75Q80R instead. It's a remarkable TV with remarkable dark room performance and excellent peak brightness. It's a VA panel with no burn-in risk that incorporates the new 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology that improves viewing angles at the expense of contrast ratio. It has exceptional motion handling thanks to its very fast response time that delivers crisp motion. The low input lag is very low and the TV comes loaded with some great gaming features.
Overall, if you don't care about burn-in, get the LG; otherwise, the Samsung delivers excellent overall performance without the perfect blacks found on an OLED.
If color accuracy is important to you, check out the Sony XBR75X900F, one of the best 75 inch TVs. With our recommended settings, this TV is one of the most color-accurate TVs we've tested, and most people won't be able to spot any inaccuracies. This is a versatile 4k TV with excellent contrast, impressive peak brightness, and excellent reflection handling. It supports the latest HDR technology, including Dolby Vision, and the latest 4k UHD HDR movies look amazing thanks to the incredible HDR peak brightness and very good wide color gamut. This is also a good gaming TV for most casual gamers thanks to the low input lag and the excellent response time, which displays fast-moving objects with very little blur trail behind them.
Unfortunately, like most VA panel TVs, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, and the input lag isn't as low as most demanding gamers would like it to be.
Overall, this is one of the best 75 inch TVs for the money.
If you want a TV with lower input lag than the Sony X900F and want more gaming features for a better gaming experience, check out the Samsung QN75Q70R. You won't get the Sony's excellent out-of-the-box color accuracy, and reflection handling isn't as good. On the upside, this TV delivers a gaming experience that will satisfy even the most demanding gamers. It has a very low input lag and incorporates some great gaming features, including AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology and low latency with motion interpolation to smooth out older low frame rate games.
Overall, if color accuracy is more important, get the Sony; otherwise, for a more responsive and better gaming experience, the Samsung is a better choice.
The best 70 inch TV in the budget category is the Vizio E Series 2018 E70-F3. It's slowly being replaced by the Vizio V Series 2019, which has similar overall performance. You won't get the Sony X900F's extremely fast response time or excellent out-of-the-box color accuracy, or features like motion interpolation. On the upside, this TV has a good picture quality with deep blacks and full-array local dimming to enhance dark room performance. It can get bright enough for most rooms and delivers a very responsive gaming performance while gaming on a console or a PC thanks to its very low input lag.
Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed from the side, and its HDR performance is only decent.
Overall, this is a good 4k TV that's okay for most uses and is one of the best 70 inch TVs for the money.
If you want a larger TV than the Vizio E Series 2018, then check out the TCL 4 Series 2019 75S425, one of the best 75 inch 4k TVs. It can't get as bright as the Vizio, so it's more suitable for a dimmer room. On the upside, this is a larger TV with decent picture quality. It delivers deep blacks in the dark but has no local dimming, which could improve dark room performance. Although it supports HDR, it doesn't have a wide color gamut or high HDR peak brightness to deliver the creators' intent with vivid colors and bright highlights. The response time is very fast, so fast-moving content has only minimal blur trail, and the very low input lag makes it a good choice for gaming or use as a PC monitor.
Overall, if you want a decent budget TV, get the Vizio; if you're willing to make a few compromises in quality and local dimming for a larger size, get the TCL.
If you're looking for a budget 75 inch TV to place in a large room with a wide seating arrangement, then check out the Sony XBR75X800G. It's a large IPS panel TV that maintains an accurate image when viewed from the side. You won't get the TCL 4 Series 2019's dark room performance, and the price is slightly higher, but on the upside, the Sony has a decent overall picture quality, good motion handling, and an input lag that's good for casual gaming. It delivers fast-moving content with very little blur, and this, along with the minimal dirty screen effect, is great news for sports fans.
If you often watch TV in a dark room and sit straight in front, the Vizio is a better choice, but for larger rooms where people often watch from the side, the Sony is a better option.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best 70-75-77 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 or 77 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.
11/06/2019: Replaced the LG 75UK6570 with the Sony XBR75X800G and changed some text for clarity.