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 2020. 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 is the LG OLED77C9. This is a superb TV with outstanding picture quality and tons of features to satisfy even the most demanding enthusiasts. It can produce deep, inky blacks due to its ability to turn individual pixels off, and it has very good peak brightness and reflection handling, making this TV good for both bright and dark rooms. It also supports a wide color gamut, which helps to produce vivid and saturated colors in HDR content. For gamers, this TV has excellent low input lag, an almost instantaneous response time, and support for FreeSync variable refresh rate technology. Additionally, LG has recently certified this TV as being G-SYNC compatible for those using an NVIDIA graphics card.
There are downsides to OLED technology, though; mainly the issue of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in. While the risks are low with normal varied use, it can happen if you tend to watch the same programming with static channel logos or have long gaming sessions with the user interface being always in the same place.
All in all, this is a fantastic TV with superb performance and should be at the top of the list for anyone looking for TVs over 70 inches.
If you don't want the hassle of dealing with burn-in, consider the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019 PX75-G1. Although you won't get the same black levels as the LG C9 OLED, this TV has a superb contrast ratio nonetheless, which is also helped by the full array local dimming feature. It has one of the best color gamuts we've tested so far and the TV can get incredibly bright, making HDR content a truly enjoyable experience. Motion handling and input lag are exceptional, but unfortunately, it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology.
If you're looking for the best picture quality you can get, the LG is still a better choice overall, but if you're concerned about burn-in, go with the Vizio.
If you want an LED TV because you want to avoid the possibility of burn-in on the LG C9 OLED but find that the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019 doesn't have the wide viewing angles you want, get the Samsung QN75Q80R. 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. It has low input lag and 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.
The TV with the best color accuracy out of the box is the Sony XBR75X900F. This TV is packed with tons of features to give you an enjoyable experience regardless of the type of content you watch. Its VA panel can produce deep, uniform blacks suitable for dark room viewing, and it has excellent reflection handling and outstanding peak brightness to overcome glare in a brightly-lit room. Its response time is exceptionally low, and it has a low input lag for a responsive gaming experience, though it may be a tad high for competitive gaming. Unfortunately, it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing, which may be disappointing for some. Additionally, viewing angles are sub-par, but that's to be expected of most TVs with a VA panel.
As this is an Android TV, you have access to the immense Google Play Store, where you can find nearly everything that you need. The downside is that there are ads and suggested content on its home page, and the user interface can be a little laggy at times. This TV also has the Google Assistant built-in, so you can use it to control the TV, search for content, or even ask for information such as current weather conditions.
If you care about color accuracy but don't want to pay for an expensive calibration, you should definitely check out this TV.
If you need a TV with lower input lag and advanced gaming features like variable refresh rate, take a look at the Samsung Q70/QN75Q70R. Like the Sony X900F, it has a great VA panel that can produce inky blacks, and a low response time that keeps motion blur to a minimum. Although it can't get as bright, this TV can still provide an incredible HDR experience, with vibrant, saturated colors and highlights that pop. Its full array local dimming performs decently well, though you may notice some blooming in dark scenes with specular highlights and with subtitles as well. If you're gaming on a console like the Xbox One, the TV will automatically switch to its low latency mode, which will save you the hassle doing it manually. Like all Samsung TVs, it runs on Tizen, which is smooth and easy to use, though there are still ads on its home page.
Overall, if you care more about color accuracy, you go with the Sony, but if gaming is a priority, then 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, check out the Samsung 75RU7100, which is among the best 75 inch 4k TVs. You won't get a local dimming feature to improve dark room performance and the TV can't remove judder from any source. On the upside, it's a good overall TV with decent picture quality with deep blacks in a dark room. It supports HDR, but doesn't have a wide color gamut or high HDR peak brightness to deliver HDR content as it should. It has a very low input lag that 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 for a larger size, get the Samsung.
If your room has a wide seating arrangement and you find that the Vizio E Series 2018's viewing angles aren't satisfactory, then the best budget 75 inch TV is the LG 75UM6970. This TV has a large IPS panel and maintains an accurate image when viewed from the side, which is great for watching TV with a group of friends. You won't get the Vizio's dark room performance, and the price is slightly higher. Also, it isn't great for use as a PC monitor due to its less-accurate RGBW sub-pixel structure. On the upside, it has a decent overall picture quality and a very low input lag that's good even for competitive gaming.
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 watch from the side, the LG 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.
02/07/2020: Minor text and structure changes, no change in recommendations.
12/06/2019: Replaced the LG OLED77C8 with the LG OLED77C9, the TCL 4 Series 2019 (75S425) with the Samsung 75RU7100, and the Sony X800G (XBR75X800G) with the LG UM70UM6970. Changed some text to improve clarity.
11/06/2019: Replaced the LG 75UK6570 with the Sony XBR75X800G and changed some text for clarity.