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 30 TVs available in a 70-75-77" size and below are our recommendations for the best ones to buy in the summer of 2018. For an even bigger TV, check out our recommendations for the best 80 to 85 inch TVs.
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 OLED TV that delivers perfect dark room performance, with an infinite contrast ratio, and perfect black uniformity. It also suits a variety of room types, as it has excellent wide viewing angles and an excellent anti-reflective coating. The OLED panel delivers excellent motion handling, with a nearly instantaneous response time and an optional black frame insertion feature that can improve motion clarity.
Overall, the LG C8 is the best TV you can purchase right now.
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.
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, or 77" size. Although it doesn't have the perfect blacks or ultra-wide viewing angles of the OLED TVs, it still delivers a very good overall picture quality and an enjoyable viewing experience for most people.
Dark room performance is very good, with an excellent contrast ratio and decent full array local dimming feature. Motion looks very clear, as the X900F has an excellent fast response time. The viewing angles of the X900F aren't as good as the OLED TVs, so room choice could be a limiting factor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.