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75 – 85+ inch TV Reviews – Best Guide for 80″ & 75″ Smart LED 4k Ultra HD TVs for Sale – Buy a Massive 75 inch or 80 inch LED, Flat Screen Television with Confidence!

 
Stephan Jukic – Updated January, 2019

Overview

The 4K TVs in the 75 to 85 inch range are the largest typically sized 4K Televisions sold for mass market appeal today. Yes, there are also quite a few larger 90 or even 100+ inch models on sale but they are rare, rarely bought and generally cost a lot more than the still more or less reasonably priced and almost entirely high-end 75 to 80 inch 4K TVs we’re about to cover.

At 75 to 80 inches, a 4K TV is at the consumer range pinnacle of its ability to display ultra HD content in the best possible way. This resolution is always at its best when viewed on a larger screen and 75+ inches is just about ideal in that regard without being so big that it becomes unwieldy for most people. That said, TVs in this size range are generally very much on the pricier end of the spectrum and if we talk about the flagship 4K TVs from the major brands, and the OLED 4K models in particular, you’re going to see some very hefty prices indeed, though these models are much cheaper than the best 75 or 80 inch 4K TVs were back in late 2013 and early 2014.

In simple terms, the following are definitely not anything close to starter 4K TVs and they’re generally reserved more for serious fans of truly top-shelf home entertainment systems. Their specs and features also bear this out, delivering some spectacular display features beyond the already stunning quality of 4K resolution at 8.29 million pixels on a giant screen.

A Note on Viewing Distance

Viewing distance becomes ideal in a 4K TV when two key factors are met properly: on the one hand, the TV should be far enough away so that pixelation isn’t easily visible with native resolution to the naked eye and on the other hand, the TV should also be close enough so that the first thing is possible while still feeling immersed in the onscreen content. For this reason, smaller 40 to 50 inch 4K TVs are often used in small spaces or as PC monitors even because of their short viewing distance while larger TVs can comfortably meet both of the above criteria at larger distances and are perfect for big entertainment rooms.

Ideal viewing distance depend on a mix of visible sharpness and immersion

Ideal viewing distance depend on a mix of visible sharpness and immersion

For the 75 to 80 inch 4K TV models we’re about to cover, ideal viewing distance for both sharpness and immersion lies between 10 and 14 feet.

The 8 Best 75-80 inch 4K TVs today

here is our breakdown of the best 4K ultra HD TVs in the 75 to 80 inch range. On this particular list you’re going to find several flagship models and the entire list consists of top-shelf TVs from each respective brand, loaded with some of the best premium display and smart TV features on offer from each company. This is largely because at this size range, most of the best TVs are top-tier ultra-premium models due to the popularity of this size range. Furthermore, the selection of top-tier TVs is pretty broad, with some serious competition among models being a result. That said, despite a focus on more expensive premium models, we have done the fairest possible job of ranking the TVs that deliver the best possible quality for the lowest possible price too.. In the 75-85+ inch range, we get several excellent OLED 4K TV models as well as several top-shelf LCD flagship TVs from the other brands. The logic of the major brands basically dictates that if someone is interested in a truly big-screen 4K TV for their home, they’ll also be willing to spend the extra for the best possible specs. These sorts of specs generally hold true for all of the models below.

LG OLED77E8 77 Inch 4K HDR OLED Smart TV

If you’re going to go for a giant of a 4K TV with full high dynamic range, you might was well know what the best option is without budget taken too, too much into consideration. For the huge 75 inch and larger televisions, we’d say that the E8 is the best option that still doesn’t totally destroy even a high budget. There are even pricier 4K TVs like the LG W8 or the G8 77 Inch edition available, but they offer virtually no picture quality difference while costing a fair bit more than this particular UHD TV. This is why we consider the E8 your best choice if honest premium value is what you’d like without economizing while also spending wisely.

As for why we gave an OLED TV top spot in this ranking of best giant 4K TVs, just like we did in our rankings of 55 and 65 inch TVs, the answer is simple: OLEDs really are the best there is for high quality ultra HD TV. They’re not without their issues but in terms of sheer capacity for displaying both high dynamic range content and ordinary video sources at their ideal best, no LCD TV quite outdoes what we’ve seen 4K HDR OLED TVs like the E8 and its cousins perform. The E8 delivers the goods masterfully: near perfect color saturation, deliciously deep, perfect black levels, infinite contrast and all the usual ultra-premium OLED HDR qualities.

LG OLED77C8 77 Inch 4K HDR OLED Smart TV

LG’s C8 is the TV we’d give top spot to if we didn’t think a bit more premium design and performance are in order for such huge ultra HD TVs. However, if you want fantastically good OLED at the cheapest possible price in this giant size range, the C8 is your absolute best choice. This model essentially displays content and handles all other key aspects of high quality picture performance just as well as the LG E8 above. It’s only major differences are slightly weaker color performance and a bit less picture processing punch. It also doesn’t quite offer the same native audio flow but this is a minor issue since both 4K UHD TVs really deserve an external sound system anyhow.

We’ve given the LG C8 top spot in nearly all of our important TV rankings by size and quality, so it’s definitely worth going for and will remain great for years.

Samsung QLED Q75Q9F 75 Inch 4K HDR LCD Smart TV

The best of Samsung’s 2018 and early 2019 4K UHD TVs is without a doubt the Q9FN. We’ve already included this television model in our rankings of best 65 inch 4K TVs but it deserves one of the tops spots here. The Q9F is Samsung’s best ever QLED 4K TV and its color reproduction is out of this world, possibly the best we’ve ever seen in a 4K TV of any kind (giving even OLED televisions a run for their money). Furthermore, this TV also manages incredibly good motion handling, some truly fantastic black levels, full-array LED backlighting and possibly the highest contrast ratio we’ve ever seen in an LCD TV to date. We rank it higher than any other LCD TV available right now because of these specs even if the Q9F doesn’t support Dolby Vision HDR like most of the other 4K UHD TVs on this list do. Support for multiple high dynamic range formats is crucial to a high quality television even if some formats aren’t yet widely used.

Sony XBR75X900F 75 Inch 4K HDR LCD Smart TV

Sony’s X900F is truly the company’s outstanding LCD 4K HDR TV of 2018 and early 2019. This is the case for at least a couple of major reasons. For one thing, despite being a mid-range 4K HDR TV, this edition delivers higher contrast ratio than Sony’s priciest LCD TV, the Z9F. That by itself is impressive. What makes the X900F even more awesome is that the rest of its specs and features are almost all also premium quality things. Secondly, all of this is the case even though the X900F is one very, very reasonably priced television in all of its size ranges. Just imagine, it’s in some ways better even than Sony’s best and newest LCD model but sells at less than half the price of the other TV.

What does the X900F also offer? Several features that should make nearly anyone love it in their living room: This model delivers very high peak brightness that can exceed 1000 nits and couples this with some wickedly good black levels. The result of this is also an excellent overall contrast ratio that’s further improved by this TV’s local dimming, which is not only quite good but also fairly precise due to the multiple zones allowed by the TV’s full-array LED backlighting. Additionally, the X900F renders colors beautifully, with vibrant wide color gamut coverage, 10-bit color and great color accuracy even in darkened or extremely bright scenes in content. Then there’s the X900F’s motion handling, which is close to ideal and includes excellent handling of console games, with very high responsiveness. In other words, the X900F is nearly the perfect 4K TV by 2018 and early 2019 standards; it delivers specs that are exceptionally powerful for a price that’s remarkably affordable

Sony XBR75Z9F 75 Inch 4K HDR LCD Smart TV

Sony’s Z9F is pretty much the single most advanced 4K HDR LCD TV Sony has created for 2018 and early 2019. Better 4K models with slightly superior specs are probably on the way during the rest of 2019 but for now, this is Sony’s flagship HDR television among those available for the consumer North American market. The Z9F, which hit retail shelves and online sellers in October of 2018, boasts some of the best local dimming (extremely important for deep, precise black levels) you’ll find in a non-OLED 4K TV. It also outputs brilliantly high peak display brightness that reaches up to or above 1600 nits. Its color rendering and motion handling are excellent among LCD 4K TVs. These are the Z9F’s best display specs but other things about this 4K TV are also great, including its simple but elegant design and its app-loaded Android TV smart platform.

On the other hand, the Z9F is curiously weak on contrast ratio for a TV of its caliber and local dimming functionality. Furthermore, in terms of both wide color gamut rendering and peak brightness, Samsung’s best TV and this model’s closest rival, the Q9FN, does quite a bit better. Curiously, so does Sony’s own X900F despite being a much cheaper television. The Z9F offers the superior HDR capacity due to its screen luminosity and color saturation but the contrast and color weaknesses are why we rank the Z9F lower than the above TVs on this list, including Samsung’s flagship Q9FN.

Samsung UN75NU8000 75 Inch 4K HDR LCD Smart TV

Samsung’s NU8000 is another one of the exceptionally good mid-range 4K HDR TV models of 2018. We’d like to compare it to the X900F but this Samsung model lacks its rival’s levels of peak brightness and doesn’t have the same very high quality of local dimming (though it does indeed have local dimming). It also doesn’t support Dolby Vision HDR which puts it at a further disadvantage to the X900F. That said, in almost all other characteristics, the NU8000 is one fine piece of home theater display technology, with superbly vibrant color delivery, full HDR color support, very high display brightness and a level of motion handling that’s nothing short of superb. Additionally, the NU8000 is a great gaming 4K TV, with very high responsiveness and excellent color, contrast and resolution support options. We’re even tempted to consider this model the best console gaming TV choice of all the 2018 and early 2019 UHD TV models we’ve reviewed, though the TCL 6-Series model gives it a serious run for its money.

Bonus 2017 Model That’s Still Awesome

Just because the 2018 and early 2019 4K HDR TV models on this list are so great doesn’t mean that many of the 2017 4K HDR TVs have lost their sparkle in any way. We focused above on the best new TVs at the most affordable prices but if you want to shave still more money off your ultra HD TV cost, several 2017 editions like LG’s entire OLED lineup for that year and Samsung’s 2017 QLED models are all superb choices. That said, we include here the one 2017 model we think competed the best against its newer cousins even in 2018 and now in 2019.

Sony XBR75X940E 75 Inch 4K HDR LCD Smart TV

Sony never released a direct successor to the X940E Bravia TV of 2017. The X900F comes closest and actually includes many of the specs, such as full-array LED backlighting, that only the X940E offered in 2017 but this older television is still the slightly better performer. It gets incredibly bright even by the newest display brightness standards and its color reproduction is nothing short of fantastic. Furthermore, this giant of a 4K HDR LCD TV delivered some fantastically good local dimming with deep, rich black levels and contrast. It’s motion handling is of course nearly perfect and while the gaming connectivity of the X940E is a bit less refined than that of its 2018 successors, it still handled input lag from consoles with pro-level responsiveness. In other words, the X940E model is just as good as most 2018 4K HDR TVs and even in 2019 it’s a perfectly great choice for premium home theater display.

 

 

Connectivity

Connectivity in any 4K UHD TV is pretty much uniform across the spectrum. What we mean by this is that most such televisions, whether they’re economy models or flagship TVs costing thousands of dollars will offer most of the same essential connectivity specs across the spectrum for any particular brand. Some TVs may include or lack one HDMI port or a USB connection, and some models offer newer variants of HDMI 2.0 but all name brand models maintain the core essentials, which are the following:

Samsung's One Connect box for future-proof connectivity in its premium 4K TVs

Samsung’s One Connect box for future-proof connectivity in its premium 4K TVs

HDMI: HDMI is a standard and crucial connectivity spec in any 4K TV that is going to get access to 4K content from external media sources. The version of HDMI used in all modern 4K TVs is called HDMI 2.0 and it’s what allows 4K video transmissions from external devices like 4K Blu-ray media players and set-top boxes or gaming consoles to reach your TV at a smooth 60 frames per second. Some nwer 4K TVs are also coming out with HDMI 2.0a now, which allows them to accept hard media 4K video with HDR, assuming the TVs themselves also have HDR compatibility in their displays.

Internet Connectivity/Ethernet: Internet connectivity in any 4K TV is the fundamental source of all streaming 4K content from the 4K and HD media apps found in a TVs smart platform media apps. It is through your 4K TVs Ethernet connection that you’ll gain access to a rich variety of smart TV apps for both 4K entertainment and non-4K media sources. However, for the 4K streaming content in particular to work, your TV’s Ethernet port will have to connect to an internet service package that offers at least 15 to 20 Mbps and ideally offers at least 20 to 30Mbps for streaming of truly smooth 4K video from sources like Netflix, Amazon Prime and other services. Live 4K UHD content like that now offered by services like Rogers (in Canada mainly) and BT Sport (in the U.K)work best on 30Mbps connections.

Additionally, smart TV functionality depends on internet connectivity through Ethernet, and your TV’s advanced search and non-4K media features will only work or only work optimally if you have a steady domestic internet connection running to your television.

Finally, as far as WiFi is concerned, all 4K TVs in the listings above and a majority of modern 4K TVs from any brand offer the technology as a built-in feature. WiFi isn’t powerful enough in its current form to deliver 4K video to any source but it can be used to mirror content from your TV to an external display device like a smart phone or vice versa. This is useful because it lets you take HD content from your mobile and portable devices and deliver it to your TV for display on its upscaling-capable 4K screen.

USB: All 4K TVs come with at least 2 USB connections and most models offer 3 or more USB 2.0 ports, with some even including a USB 3.0 port for even faster transfer of data or electricity. Your TV’s USB ports are useless for 4K content delivery but they can be ideal for charging external devices through your TV, for connecting gaming consoles and for delivering non-4K media like music, HD movies and other file types to the TV from a peripheral device.

Smart TV Platforms

Android TV smart platform for Sony 4K TVs

Android TV smart platform for Sony 4K TVs

The models in our listings above offer up a varied selection of smart TV platforms, from the WebOS system of LG to the Tizen smart platform of Samsung and Sony’s Android TV platform. Then there is also the higlhy unique Vizio SmartCast mobile device-based smart interface. What all of these have in common, from the excellent WebOS to the totally redesigned Vizio smart TV platform is that they offer access to 4K and non-4K media apps for smart TVs, search functionality and other interactive TV control features. Furthermore, the best 4K TV smart platforms like WebOS also offer features lie individual user profiles, voice search, gesture control and access to specialized apps menus, along with ful web browsing.

As a general rule, smart functionality is crucial to the smooth and web-connected streaming 4K media access capacities of any 4K TV today.

Additional 4K display features and Upscaling

4K TV display is far from being just about raw pixel count. If it were, all 4K Vs would essentially be of equal display caliber. However, this is not the case because different 4K TVs deliver different levels of contrast, HDR, color and motion control quality. This is also what makes 4K UHD TVs so much better than their Full HD counterparts, which offer nearly identical visible resolution in smaller 50 inch or less televisions when viewed at normal distances. With 4K TV, you get access to specialized display innovations like enhanced color, high dynamic range and superior motion control performance in many cases. This is what allow even a small 4K TV to perform better than even many high-end HDTVs.

Sony's particularly good X-Reality PRO upscaling engine

Sony’s particularly good X-Reality PRO upscaling engine

Furthermore, upscaling is a crucial part of any 4K model’s display technology. This technology uses algorithmic reprocessing to scale non-4K content up beyond the limits of its normal resolution so that it looks sharper and more “4k-like” even in large TVs like the models in this guide. 4K upscaling is a crucial spec due to the simple fact that most content today, particularly broadcast content, isn’t delivered in native 4K resolution.

All of the above-listed models offer superb upscaling engines for all major non-4K resolutions.

HDR

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HDR technology is also a crucial feature of nearly all 4K ultra HD TVs in the 75 to 80 inch range and has been a basic element of UHD TV display since 2017. With high dynamic range, display quality takes a major leap upward and the 2018/2019 standards for HDR that the top 4K TVs in this list have adopted are considerably better than what we saw of this technology in older TVs. For an even more detailed breakdown of how the HDR technology in 4K UHD OLED and LCD TVs works, check out our guide to high dynamic range for a complete overview.

Backlighting and local dimming

All 4K TVs offer some sort of display illumination technology for their content. With LCD models, this consists of LEDs behind an LCD filter and with OLED technology, this consists of individual pixels glowing or dimming completely as needed for onscreen content. As for local dimming, it’s also crucial for the sake of illuminating or darkening specific areas of the screen according to the needs of the content being displayed. Needless to say, OLED rules in this department, since it allows pixel-perfect precision in illuminating or darkening video sequences and their details. LCD displays can only do the same for much larger individual sections of a screen, thus being inferior to OLED even when they work superbly by LCD standards. Two of the 75-80 inch models we’ve listed above are OLED 4K TVs.

OLED 4K display layers vs. LCD 4K TV layers

OLED 4K display layers vs. LCD 4K TV layers

We could go into further detail on this but for an even deeper comparison of both display technologies, you should simply read our OLED vs. LCD comparison guide right here.

Story by 4k.com

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  • Mike t
    April 6, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Oasis outdoor tvs are now avl in 75 inch

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  • Marc
    May 16, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Seems like the Vizio P series is the way to go…

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    • Bob
      July 8, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      2016 Vizio P series do not include a TV Tuner for OTA HD local programing; they are a display, not a TV. The Vizio P series Display provides programing from Dish/Direct. etc., cable, or internet, If you want OTA local programing via antenna, you will need to purchase a third party turner.

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  • Jack
    December 31, 2016 at 11:47 am

    How important is the difference in 120 vs 240 motion refresh rate in 75 inch 4K Tvs

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      March 19, 2017 at 8:13 am

      Hi there Jack, that depends tremendously. 120Hz and 240Hz motion refresh really means 60Hz and 120Hz native panels and the quality of either can vary based on TV brand or model more than anything. We’ve seen 60Hz TVs with excellent motion handling and more rarely, native 120Hz TVs with weak motion handling. However, generally, a native 120Hz panel will perform better than a 60Hz panel though the difference isn’t as major as many would have you think, especially for typical TV programming and movie content.

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  • Daniel Yanes
    April 5, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Hi I am in the market for a new TV for my bedroom and I would like a 75in i am debating between two the Samsung ks9800 and the Sony 940D, which would be better for overall gaming, movies and TV. One hand the Samsung is $6000 and the Sony is $4000. I’m still torn as to which is better because the review are phenomenal for both. Is it 2000 more just for curved display ?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      April 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Hey there David Yanes, You’re right and so our are reviews. Both of these TVs are absolutely excellent. I’d argue that the KS9800 is the very slightly better TV in terms of input lag for console gaming in 4K HDR (if that’s important to you) peak brightness and black levels but the difference is very small. On the other hand, the X940D offers 3D, which the KS9800 lacks, so if 3D is something you love, things balance out in the X940D’s favor. Bottom line though, they’re both fantastic TVs and the differences between them in terms of quality are very small. Thus, for that reason, if you can get the X940D for $2000 less, absolutely go for that model instead. You’ll get the same essential quality and save a genuine bundle. The curved display of the KS9800 is, in our measured view, a pointless exta, if anything it worsens ambient light reflections in any TV you find it in.

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  • Roy
    April 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I just need an outstanding 75″ T.V. in the $2,000 range. I may want a lot for a little money. What is the BEST all around set in this price range. That’s all. Thank you in advance for your input.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      April 17, 2017 at 12:16 am

      Hi there Roy, for $2000 a 75 inch 4K TV with oustanding display, as you say it, is not easy to find. No recent premium full-HDR 4K TV sells at this price in that size range. However, there are some mid-range options with excellent overall performance and some HDR color capacity. To keep things simple for your decision-making, here are the three best suggestions I can name. though two of them are 70 inch models, which is fairly close, hey sell for a bit less than $2000. One of these is a full 75 inch TV but will sell for slightly over $2000, so you sort of need to balance what’s more important, savings or those extra 5 inches.

      The Vizio M70-D3 2016 M-Series 4K TV is the first choice. it’s not an HDR 4K TV in the true sense though it can read HDR content sources and offers very good overall display performance, solid upscaling and good motion handling. This TV is also good for gaming with consoles if that’s your thing. The M-Series also offers local dimming and direct-lit LED backlighting for superior contrast and black level handing in movies and etc.

      Next there is Samsung’s very good KU6300 model, which also comes in a 70 inch version and offers very good general picture quality. This TV sells for a bit less than $2000 but will deliver wide color gamut and 10-bit color for HDR10 content sources from sites like Netflix. I strongly recommend this model also for its excellent gaming capabilities and its wonderful contrast ratio and black levels.

      Finally, at exactly 75 inches there is the Sony XBR75X850D 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV. This model has an IPS display with wide viewing angles but slightly weaker contrast levels and black depth (though not bad by IPS TV standards). The X850D is probably the best of the three models above overall and offers excellent motion handling as well. This TV however costs between $2000 and $2500.

      The links are to our detailed reviews of each TV and quite frankly, with size, price and all display specs considered, the model I most recommend among these three is the X850D as long as you don’t mind the slightly steeper price and slightly weaker contrast levels.

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  • Ray
    June 7, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Which of these TVs would provide the best picture in a bright room with lots of windows that face the screen?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      June 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Hey there Ray, without any doubt at all the two models which would deliver the best performance in such a setting are the Sony Z9D, which is the brightest 4K HDR TV we’ve reviewed to-date and the Samsung KS9800, which is stunningly bright as well. We’d also suggest the Sony 2017 X940E, which we have just recently reviewed here and which is being updated into this list shortly anyhow. It’s fantastically bright and also delivers the best contrast ratios we’ve ever seen in an LCD 4K HDR TV and that makes it a winner for bright rooms.

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  • Chad
    July 2, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    I’m pretty set on getting the Vizio P75, but the wife is concerned about dropping 3 grand on a TV.

    Are there any 4k TV’S that even approach the P series to be had for closer to 2.5 grand?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 6, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Hey there Chad, one option that’s available only in its 55 inch version for now but which pretty much matches the P-Seris in almost every way is the new TCL P-Series line of HDR televisions. The 65 inch model gets a release later in the summer but if you don’t mind waiting, it also offers FALD and Dolby Vision. Beyond this, I’d also recommend a look at Samsung’s MU8000, which we reviewed here. It doesn’t come with Dolby Vision or Full Array LED backlighting but it’s a gret option in almost all other regards, with 120Hz refresh, fantastic black levels, color performance and local dimming as well. The 76 inch model is available for just under $3,000.

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  • ron welch
    July 10, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    WHAT WOULD YOU PROS PICK FOR A 77 INC TO 85 IN TV. under $8500

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Hey there Ron. If your budget is less than $8500, you’ve got quite a bit of leeway there but i’m going to save you a lot of choices and pricier options by making what we consider to be the two best possible recommendations at a price that’s well within your budget: Your first, best LCD 4K HDR TV choice is almost without a doubt Sony’s 2017 X940E 4K HDR TV model. It’s specs are probably the best we’ve seen among any of this year’s LCD TVs from any brand and this model performs better than pretty much any 2016 LCD HDR 4K TV as well. The 75 inch model costs just under $5,500 dollars and I promise that it will not disappoint. Here is our review of the X940E for more details on why it’s such a great performer, here. The X940E also delivers full-array LED backlighting and the highest contrast ratio we’ve ever seen in an LCD 4K TV so far.

      second fantastic HDR 4K LCD TV option if you want to save even more money would be Samsung’s MU8000 2017 TV. We recently reviewed it here and this model delivers outstanding picture quality and surprisingly good local dimming while costing $2500 less than the Sony TV above.

      If you want to spend some more and are interested in OLED 4K TV display, then there are several oustanding options that cost less than $8,500 but they’re all 65 inch models unfortunately. 75 inch or larger OLED 4K HDR TVs are quite a bit pricier than $8,000.

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  • Bill
    November 14, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I have been reading your reviews, in particular, the Vizio P series. But, what I noticed is that your reviews are of the Pxx-C1 series which are from 2015. Do you ever go back and update your previous reviews? It would seem to me that using a review format that would move with the updates that manufacturers from one year to the next would be of more value to your readers then static reviews that are several years old. (and I don’t know what that format would look like) The latest P-series is -E1 which is from 2017. It would be nice to have your comments on it. Thank you.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 15, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Hi there Bill. that’s one of the key TVs we’re working to review right now. The 2017 edition will be up within a few days or less. I should also note here that our main TV page contains a number of our latest reviews for new models and there we have listed the models we consider best among them, both among premium and budget to mid-range televisions.

      On a further note, the 2016 Vizio P-Series is identical physically to the 2017 “version”. It’s basically the same TV but with an updated smart platform as its key difference.

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  • Bill
    November 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you very much. I am looking at the 65, but would really like the 75, sadly can’t afford that. I will still need a very functional player. I have many DVDs and have been exclusively buying Bluray HD disks for a couple of years. Upscaling is important to me as I have few actual 4k/UHD content sources.

    Thank you again for the update.

    PS. Have you seen the Rock64 SBC. Given its support for 4k HDMI, I was hoping to use it as a Media platform base.

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  • Kunaal
    November 21, 2017 at 8:13 am

    I am debating between getting a 82″ Samsung MU8000 or a 75″ Sony X900E to watch mostly movies, sport and Netflix from about 16 feet. Is it worth paying an extra $500 for the extra 19% screen area of the 82″ but sacrificing on FALD and Dolby Vision?
    What about issues such as uniformity and upscaling of 1080p (or lower) content? Appreciate your opinion as I have been contemplating this for quite some time now and plan to buy now that prices have dropped further in the last month or so.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Hey there Kunaal. thanks and here is my most concise answer. First, neither of these two TVs support Dolby Vision at this time, so no need to worry about that as a consideration. Sony only add sin Dolby Vision with the X930E and up TVs in its 2017 lineup. Secondly, the FALD is somewhat better in the X900E and it’s definitely a brighter 4K TV as well (peak and average display luminosity). This helps contrast nicely. Additionally, the X900E is direct-lit vs the edge-lit backlighting of the MU8000. This means that the Sony model will come with slightly better overall contrast and less edge-glow, though halo effects can be slightly (but very minorly) greater in the X900E. We generally prefer the Sony model and consider it to be the more outstanding of the two televisions across the board. Both TVs will upscale pretty much the same, though we’ve noticed very slightly superior results for lower resolution content in Sony’s TVs.

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  • Matt Mariani
    December 14, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Stephen – I have a theater room in our finished basement with a 100″ LED projector. The picture was awesome years ago, but now when I compare it to our 65″ Samsung that’s upstairs in our family room, we end up not going in the basement very much. I started looking at the 4K LED options in the 75″ (Samsung MU6070 for $1700) and 80″ (VIzio E80-E3 for $2500) and am considering making the switch since the prices are reasonable and thinking we may end up using our finished basement theatre room more. I’m going to tape out the dimensions to compare to the 100″ screen I currently have, but I was wondering if you have thoughts on the switch from projector to 4K LED. Also, would you recommend one over the other of the two options I noted above? I’m guessing the improved picture quality will more than make up for the decrease in screen size of the projector but any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

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  • George
    December 22, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I am torn between the Sony X940E and X900E. I am a huge fan of sports and movies. Obviously there is a huge price difference. Should their be? Is this a situation of “you get what you pay for?” I want great picture for motion for sports and deep blacks for movies. Which one overall should I consider to buy for the price tag???

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  • John
    January 9, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Am i missing something? I often watch late at night while others are sleeping so Bluetooth connectivity is an important feature for me. How come i never see if it is available or not?

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  • Jens
    July 2, 2018 at 9:11 am

    We are considering to get a new 75″ TV for a movie room in the basement. It will be mainly used for some movies and sports. We just started doing some research and would like to stay around the $2k-$3k range. It appears that Samsung/LG/Song would be a good way to go. Any advise on what models to go with or to avoid? Thanks in advance!

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  • Thomas
    September 4, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Im lookimg into a new tv in the 70-80 inch range what would you recommend for a 4k uhd hdr tv in the $2500-$4000 range keeping in mind i will be buying my tv on boxing day. Thank you

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      September 12, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Hi there Thomas, at that range and with that price limit. i’d strongly recommend either a Samsung Q8FN or one of Sony’s X900F models among the 2018 4K TVs we’ve reviewed so far. Those are the two best options I can think of that will cost around that price or slightly less. Both are fantastically good choices and the Sony X900F in particular offers the slightly better overall picture quality and motion handling especially. Your other good choices would be a 75 inch 2017 OLED 4K TV if you can find one for less than $4000.

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  • Brian Dowdall
    September 16, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Hi. We’re debating between the Samsung 85″ JU7100 and the Samsung 82″ NU8000 for our large living room open to kitchen viewing. We mostly want to have a good theater experience, but the space does have some light coming in from the side mostly. We like that the 85″ JU7100 has 3D and is so big, but the price is significantly higher and we haven’t seen one in person. Also, the 85″ JU7100 is a 2015 model, so I’m not sure if the picture quality is good compared to the 82″ NU8000. We’ve seen the 2018 82″ NU8000 in person, and the quality and price are good. It’s a little smaller though and no 3D. Thoughts?

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  • Miriam Perkins
    April 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Hey Lg 86 inches and Lg 75inches 2019 model what’s the difference picture image or clarity wise?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      April 29, 2019 at 10:24 am

      Hi there Miriam, there will be no significant difference if you’re talking about the same model. You don’t mention which TV you’re referring to but if both sizes are for the same model, it will be almost the same aside from the obvious difference in screen size and viewing distance too maybe. With OLED TVs, the differences are even smaller among both sizes AND models, with virtually identical display performance among all LG OLED TVs for any given year.

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  • Toys
    October 3, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best 70-75-77 inch 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).

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