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.
The best TV we've tested available in a 70-75-77" size is the LG OLED77C8PUA. The C8 is an excellent 4k TV with outstanding picture quality and perfect blacks in dark environments due to its emissive OLED technology. HDR content looks impressive as it produces bright and saturated highlights with rich colors and vivid images. It can handle reflections well and it is suitable for wide rooms due to its good viewing angles. The LG C8 has great motion handling and low input lag that make it a good choice for many different usages. It has very similar performance to the Sony XBR77A1E, but the LG is slightly better for gamers due to lower input lag.
Overall, the LG C8 is the best 4k 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 you find the LG C8 too expensive, the best mid-range TV we've tested available in a 70-75-77" size is the Sony XBR75X900F. Unfortunately, the X900F does not have the great viewing angles of OLEDs or the excellent reflection handling of our top pick the LG C8.
On the upside, this TV has very good picture quality and great overall performance, suitable for a variety of usages. It has an excellent contrast ratio, uniform blacks, and full array local dimming support, that make it a great choice for watching movies. For a dark room, the full-array local dimming results in deeper dark scenes than the Samsung QN75Q7FN. The X900F is equipped with excellent motion handling that will please most sports fans and a low input lag which will be appreciated by gamers.
Overall, the Sony X900F is an excellent choice for a variety of usages and will keep most people happy.
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 you are looking for a cheaper TV than the Sony X900F, the best budget TV we have tested available in a 70-75-77" size is the Sony KD70X690E 4k LED TV. Unfortunately, the Sony X690E doesn't offer the same great picture quality as the mid-range TVs and it lacks the deep blacks and good HDR brightness of the more expensive models.
On the upside, it has an excellent low input lag which is great for gaming and not found on other similarly priced TVs like the Vizio E Series 2017. The X690E has good reflection handling and ok gray uniformity so it is a decent choice for watching sports or TV shows.
Overall, the Sony X690E is a decent, large screen TV at an affordable price
If you're looking for a cheaper option than the Sony X690E, get the Vizio D70-F3. The TV lacks motion interpolation for those who enjoy the soap opera effect but otherwise offers similar picture quality. However, the Vizio D Series has low input lag and will perform decently at most usages, even gaming.
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.