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The 7 Best 70-75-77 inch TVs - Fall 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 34 TVs available in these sizes and below are our recommendations for the best 70-75-77" TVs to buy in 2018. For an even bigger TV, check out our recommendations for the best 80 to 85 inch TVs.

Note: Prices and availability fluctuate a lot at the end of the year and especially after Black Friday.

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

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2

    Test Benches:

    • 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:
    8.8
    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 : 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 OLED77C8. It has a remarkable picture quality with perfect blacks due to its emissive technology that can switch off individual pixels. This results in an excellent TV for watching movies in a dark room. The C8 has excellent motion handling with a very fast response time that is great for watching fast action sports as the image is crisp with very little blur. The LG C8 is very responsive to your actions due to the low input lag and this makes it a great choice if you like playing video games or plan to use it as a PC monitor.

    Unfortunately, just like all OLED TVs, the LG C8 has a risk of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in, but we expect most people not to experience this with normal, varied usage.

    Overall, the LG C8 should please most people, as it is excellent in almost any usage.

    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 one of the best 75 inch TVs you can get. 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:

    • 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 picks are too expensive for you, the Sony XBR75X900F is the best 75 inch 4k TV you can get in the mid-range category. 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. 

    Note: This TV may be hard to find in stock. If so see the Samsung NU8000 alternative.

    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:

    • 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 X900F is outside your price range, the best 70 inch TV in the budget category is the Vizio D Series 4k 2018 D70-F3. It does not have the more advanced features like local dimming or motion interpolation found on the Sony X900F. On the upside, the Vizio D Series 4k 2018 is a TV with decent picture quality and deep, uniform dark scenes that look good in a dark room. It has a fast response time and low input lag which makes it very responsive for gaming or PC use.

    Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed from the side and its HDR performance is mediocre.

    Overall, the Vizio D Series 4k 2018 is a decent but basic 4k TV that is okay for most usages. 

    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 the largest budget TV in the 70-75-77 inch category, then get the Samsung UN75NU7100. It does not have the fast response time or the brightness of the Vizio. On the upside, the Samsung NU7100 is larger, has a lower input lag which is great for gaming or use as a PC monitor, and it includes an optional motion interpolation feature. Overall, it is a decent TV that performs well in most usages. 

    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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