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The 7 Best 70-75-77 inch TVs - October 2018
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Large TVs are becoming increasingly popular, with manufacturers releasing more models in the 70-75-77" range. The 2017 models in these sizes are becoming cheaper while the 2018 ones are now the flagships of each manufacturer. LG and Sony have released and announced new OLED TVs available in a 77-inch size, although they are still very expensive.

We've tested 33 TVs available in a 70-75-77" size and below are our recommendations for the best ones to buy in 2018. For an even bigger TV, check out our recommendations for the best 80 to 85 inch TVs.

  1. Best 70-75-77 inch TV: LG OLED77C8

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2

    Test Benches: test

    • 1.2: Winter 2018
    • 1.1: Summer 2017
    • 1.0: Winter 2015
    • 0.9: Winter 2014
    • 0.8: Winter 2013
    8.8
    Mixed Usage
    What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
    Score components:
    9.4
    Movies
    What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
    Score components:
    8.5
    TV Shows
    What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
    Score components:
    8.7
    Sports
    What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
    9.0
    Video Games
    What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
    9.1
    HDR Movies
    What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
    Score components:
    8.7
    HDR Gaming
    What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
    8.2
    PC Monitor
    What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
    Score components:
    Type : OLED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    WRGB
    Resolution : 4k

    The best TV we have reviewed that is available in a 70-75-77" size is the LG OLED77C8PUA OLED TV. The LG C8 is an outstanding TV with excellent dark room performance, perfect for gaming or watching movies in a dark room. The self-emissive technology delivers deep blacks and perfect black uniformity. It has excellent motion handling, with a near instantaneous response time, so motion looks crisp with very little blur.

    Gamers will love the extremely low input lag, although it lacks more advanced gaming features like VRR or auto low-latency mode. Unfortunately, like all OLED TVs, it has a risk of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in, but under normal, varied usage we don't expect this to be an issue for most people.

    Overall, the LG C8 is an excellent TV for pretty much any usage, and it should please most people.

    See our review

  2. LED Alternative: Samsung QN75Q9FN

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you are concerned about the risk of burn-in of the LG C8, or simply just want the best LED TV on the market, get the Samsung QN75Q9FN. It is an excellent QLED TV, that does not have the perfect blacks or the wide viewing angles of the OLEDs, but it does have a great picture quality with deep blacks, thanks to excellent native contrast ratio and great local dimming. Colors are vivid, and the TV is great for HDR content. It is a very bright TV that is also suitable for bright rooms. The Samsung QN75Q8FN costs less and also offers great performance, but doesn't have as good local dimming.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range 70-75-77 inch TV: Sony XBR75X900F

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2

    Test Benches: test

    • 1.2: Winter 2018
    • 1.1: Summer 2017
    • 1.0: Winter 2015
    • 0.9: Winter 2014
    • 0.8: Winter 2013
    8.3
    Mixed Usage
    What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
    Score components:
    8.5
    Movies
    What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
    Score components:
    8.2
    TV Shows
    What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
    Score components:
    8.1
    Sports
    What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
    8.6
    Video Games
    What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
    8.4
    HDR Movies
    What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
    Score components:
    8.6
    HDR Gaming
    What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
    8.3
    PC Monitor
    What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
    Score components:
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If our top pick is too expensive for you, the Sony XBR75X900F is the best mid-range TV that is available in a 70-75-77" size. Even though the X900F doesn't have the infinite blacks or perfect uniformity of the LG C8, it has excellent overall dark room performance. It delivers excellent deep blacks, and the full array local dimming feature improves the overall experience.

    It performs better than the C8 in a bright room, as it is noticeably brighter in SDR and HDR. Motion looks almost as good on the XBR75X900F as on the OLED77C8, but it has slightly worse input lag.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't have the same wide viewing angles of the C8, but overall it is a great TV that should please most people.

    See our review

  4. Cheaper Alternative: Vizio P75-F1

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the Sony X900F, then we recommend the 75" Vizio P75-F1. The P Series does not have the excellent brightness of the Sony, but it has a superior input lag and an equally good motion handling. It is a versatile TV that is good at almost any usage. 

    See our review

  5. Alternative For Gaming: Samsung UN75NU8000

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you're looking for a gaming alternative to the Sony X900F, we recommend the Samsung UN75NU8000. It doesn’t have the picture quality of the Sony and it will not perform as good in movies or HDR content as it lacks full-array local dimming. However, it is equipped with a very low input lag and variable refresh rate capability, which makes it attractive to gamers.  

    See our review

  6. Best Budget 70-75-77 inch TV: Vizio D70-F3

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2

    Test Benches: test

    • 1.2: Winter 2018
    • 1.1: Summer 2017
    • 1.0: Winter 2015
    • 0.9: Winter 2014
    • 0.8: Winter 2013
    7.4
    Mixed Usage
    What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
    Score components:
    6.7
    Movies
    What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
    Score components:
    7.4
    TV Shows
    What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
    Score components:
    7.4
    Sports
    What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
    8.1
    Video Games
    What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
    6.8
    HDR Movies
    What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
    Score components:
    7.7
    HDR Gaming
    What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
    7.9
    PC Monitor
    What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
    Score components:
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If the Sony XBR75X900F is outside our price range, the Vizio D Series 4k 2018 D70-F3 is the best budget 70-75-77 inch TV. It doesn't have a local dimming feature, so dark room performance isn't as good as the X900F, but it has a fast response time that delivers crisp motion and excellent low input lag for gaming.

    See our review

  7. Larger Alternative: Samsung UN75NU7100

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you want a 70-75-77 inch budget TV but the gaming performance of the Vizio D70-F3 isn't good enough for you, get the Samsung UN75NU7100. The NU7100 has extremely low input lag for gaming or for use as a PC monitor, and it has an optional black frame insertion feature that can improve motion clarity at the expense of some brightness. The NU7100 also has an optional motion interpolation feature that can further improve motion smoothness, although some people don't like the soap opera effect that this introduces.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony XBR75Z9F. A great 4k TV, but the Q9FN is a bit better and cheaper. See our review
  • Samsung QN75Q8FN. Very good TV but the Q9FN is better overall. See our review
  • Sony XBR75Z9D. One of the best LED TVs available, but the Samsung Q9FN is better overall. See our review
  • Sony XBR75X940E. Very good TV with great overall performance but the Samsung Q9FN is better overall. See our review
  • Sony XBR77A1E. One of the best OLED TVs currently available with outstanding picture quality, but more expensive than the C8. See our review

All Reviews

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. 

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