The best 75-inch TVs deliver a huge-screen experience at home, but can fit into a lot more living rooms than a projector-type system. You can use them to really fill your vision with the latest movies, or if you have a larger room, then they're ideal since you can sit further away without needing to squint.
Once, the best 75-inch TVs would have only appealed to the very rich and the cinema-minded, but that's not so much the case these days. The sets take up much less room than they once would have thanks to shrinking depth and bezels, and if you wall mount then you can get a huge screen that really doesn't encroach on your living space at all.
Indeed, as many of the best TVs have shrunk their chassis sizes, people more and more people have been tempted by going large. Now, 70+ inches is the fastest-growing area of TV sales, including the best 80+ inch TVs.
The big benefit of this change is that companies are making 75-inch TVs at a range of different budgets, so you can go giant without spending as much as a new car. That said, we should note that if you want a premium-quality panel, there is a major price hike over the best 65-inch TVs… and those already tend to be a lot steeper than the best 55-inch TVs.
But if you can stretch to them, these high-end 75-inch sets really make the most of high-end technologies such as OLED and QLED, showcasing what they're capable of. Not all of the best OLED TVs are available in sizes as big as these sets, but many of the key models are.
This is also where 8K really stands out as a tempting option – the screens are big enough that the extra pixels make a significant difference on the best 8K TVs.
Best 75-inch TV: Is this the right size for you?
A more pertinent question is do you have the room? A 75-inch TV is clearly very large, and in the average living room it will take up most of a wall.
So you need to measure the available space, and be aware that a screen this size will dominate the room. The good news is these days there’s very little bezel, while a depth of 3-5cm makes installation easier. Wall-mounting is the best option, because it takes up the least space – just make sure you use a solid bracket, and check your wall can actually take the weight! We've got a guide to the best TV wall mounts.
Best 75-inch TV: What to look for
The 75-inch HDR TV market is dominated by large-screen 4K OLED TVs, some cheaper 4K LCD TVs, and 8K QLED TVs. In general, these screens tend to be high-end models, although not always, and as such you should be looking for state-of-the-art image processing that uses AI-enhancements, extensive HDR support, Dolby Atmos immersive audio, comprehensive smart platforms, and plenty of gaming features – many of the best gaming TVs have 75-inch options.
The processing capabilities are especially important at this size, since any imperfections in the picture will be pretty obvious – that means good upscaling of HD and SD content is vital.
This is a size where going 8K should be a serous consideration, since these TVs are big enough to make those extra pixels worthwhile. The upscaling of in the best 8K TVs can't make 4K content look like true native 8K footage, but it can make it look even better than 4K, so there are real benefits.
Some of these TVs offer impressive built-in sound systems, though none will truly stand up to adding one of the best soundbars that's equivalent in scale to a TV of this size. We think most people will want to upgrade so that the sound is as epic as the visuals, though with some of these TVs, that won't have to be right away, mercifully.
Best 75-inch TV: the list
This is the best TV currently on the market, in T3's not-so-humble view, and it really gets to stretch its legs in its 75-inch version. It's the most elite QLED TV in Samsung's 2021 range, and uses the new 'Neo QLED' panel type, which features Mini-LED technology – this is exactly what it sounds like, where thousands and thousands of tiny LEDs are used to provide the light behind the pixels, which means the screen can be ultra-thin, ultra-bright, and individual parts of the screen can also be dimmed with ultra-precision to provide amazing contrast between light and dark.
What you get is simply incredible HDR performance that can make things look more real than ever when they're going for realism, and more stylish and vibrant than ever when they're not. And then there's the 8K resolution: the AI-based upscaling makes 4K video look sharper and clearer than any 4K TV has managed at this size so far, so the extra pixels are genuinely worthwhile.
It's also great for other features, including HDMI 2.1 connectivity for next-gen gaming features, one of the best smart TV platforms available today, plus the use of Samsung's One Connect box, which shifts all of the ports and processing to a separate box connected by a single cable, so it it looks super-tidy when wall mounted. You can read more in our full Samsung QN900A review.
The downsides are that it doesn't include Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support, which is normal for Samsung, but is frustrating – it will pass Atmos out to a sound system from its built-in apps, though. The Samsung QN95A/QN90A further down this list offers very similar performance in 4K for a lot less, so take a look at that if this is beyond your budget. We also have a Samsung QN90A vs Samsung QN900A guide if you want to read a more direct comparison of them.
The LG CX has pretty much been the OLED TV to buy since it was first released in 2020, thanks to its combination of elite picture processing, excellent OLED panel, and future-proofed feature list. And the price has come down steadily over its life, so despite there being a replacement model – the LG C1 – available now, it's still a fantastic buy when it comes to visual bang for buck, while it's still on the shelves..
The 77-inch model is the largest in the range, and you can really see the nuance of OLED's infamously deep contrast, as well its great 4K detail levels. The LG CX is supremely cinematic thanks to OLED's self-lighting pixels – for its price, there's nothing better available today.
It's not just about the image quality, though: you've also got one of the easiest to use smart TV platforms at your fingertips, and it features the next-gen HDMI 2.1 connection type, so it's totally future-proofed in that sense. That includes support for 4K at 120fps, Auto Low Latency Mode for reducing input lag, Variable Refresh Rates for keeping games looking smoother, and Nvidia G-Sync for doing the same with PCs. It's ideal for PS5, Xbox Series X and PC in that sense.
Our our full LG CX review talks even more about what it does well. The only weak point is the speakers, but a good soundbar will fix that when you're ready, anyway.
This is Samsung's highest-end QLED 4K TV of 2020, and it's a truly impressive thing. It's another set that uses the 'Neo QLED' panel with Mini-LED tech, which means the set uses more lights in the same space, to provide the same brightness in a thinner screen, as well as more precise dimming of the backlight for improved contrast.
So this set provides all the big advantages of LCD TVs (stunning HDR highlights, rich colours) but reduces the big weakness of LCD (not being able to show much detail and nuance in dark areas, and leaking light from bright to dark). Rich black areas were always OLED's key trick, and this comes very close to matching it.
In addition, Samsung's superb processing is better than ever at upscaling from HD to 4K, and at making sure 4K can look its best, bringing out all the detail and keeping motion clear.
The Tizen-based smart TV platform is very user-friendly too, and is full of all the essential streaming services, plus it has HDMI 2.1 ports for PS5/Xbox Series X features such as 4K 120Hz, VRR and ALLM, along with a new Game Bar that gaming fans will find genuinely helpful. You can read more about it all in our Samsung QN95A review.
The reason we've mentioned two models here is that the QN95A uses Samsung's One Connect box, which moves all the connections and processing to a separate unit, connected to the panel by a single thin cable. The QN94A offers the same image quality, but the connections are on the TV, making it thicker too – it's a bit cheaper as a result, though, so will be very tempting.
There's also the QN90A, which is cheaper again, but doesn't offer as good anti-glare and wide viewing angle tech – no problem at all if you'll most watch viewing straight on in a room without bright sunlight. Here's our Samsung QN90A vs QN900A guide, so you can see the differences between that set and the 8K model further up this list.
This is the first TV to use LG's new 'OLED evo' panel, which is the next generation of OLED technology. It can reach brighter highlights than LG's previous OLED TVs, and brightness was always the big issue for OLED. The difference isn't actually massive, but it's reaches roughly 20% brighter than previous OLEDs with Dolby Vision HDR, and that's a noticeable amount. When combined with OLED's near-infinite black levels, it makes for a bigger and better HDR presentation overall.
LG's latest generation of image processing is here as well, which is better at handling colours, offer more realistic sharpening of detail, and the way it deals with motion (especially in 24fps movies) is the best it's ever been.
Our full LG G1 review said: "Pictures on the OLED65G1, regardless of whether you’re watching TV or gaming, are consistently and jaw-droppingly spectacular."
As is the norm with LG now, it's practically flawless for other features. All four of its HDMI ports are ready for HDMI 2.1, which makes it totally future-proof, and its smart TV platform is top notch, both for being understandable and filled with the services you want.
The difference in quality from the cheaper LG C1 and even the older LG CX isn't a total game-changer, but this is definitely superior in an obvious way. The one eyebrow-raising issue is that it doesn't come with any stand in the box. It's designed to be wall-mounted (and it does come with a special totally flush mount), though you can buy some feet separately, or even a special 'Gallery' floorstand that's quite fetching.
The LG C1 is likely to be hugely popular in LG's 2021 line-up – it balances top-level features and image processing with a mid-range price (by OLED standards). We've rated last year's LG CX higher because you can save hundreds on it compared to this newer model, and we think it makes is marginally better value… but make no mistake the C1 offers improved image quality.
You get slightly better handling of colours in particular, and many other small improvements that add up to a meaningful difference overall. Being a year newer than the CX also makes it more future-proof for future updates to its capabilities.
We rated this set the full five starts in our LG C1 review, and we thoroughly recommend it – especially because it supports HDMI 2.1 features (including 4K 120Hz and VRR for next-gen consoles), and also has the excellent smart TV platform we've already praised in the LG G1. The only downside is that OLED can't go very bright, which means in brightly sunlit rooms, the images can look washed out.
The Sony X90J series is made to deliver great-value TV thrills, finding the ideal balance between price and image quality. Its full-array backlight delivers really bright Dolby Vision images that provide the visual pop you want from HDR, while Sony's famous image processing excellent is on display: it's particularly good at upscaling from HD to 4K, at making SDR content look more like HDR, and the way it deals with motion is second to none.
Despite sounding like one, it doesn't come with the same price as a high-end TV, though. Sony has saved money by making it less bright overall than the high-end LCD models we've featured here, and it also suffers from more blooming of light from bright to dark areas than more expensive TVs – but against TVs of the same price, it's just excellent.
It's one of the cheaper TVs to include HDMI 2.1 (on two of its four HDMI ports), though at the time of writing it includes 4K 120Hz support but not Variable Refresh Rate (which Sony says will arrive in an update later). Still, it's future-proofed well enough.
The smart TV platform is Google TV, which is a major improvement for usability on the Android TV platform Sony used to use, but is still extremely comprehensive when it comes to what streaming services are available. The speaker setup is also impressive, matching together multiple drivers for a clearer presentation. You can read our full Sony X90J review for more. We've also got our Sony X95J vs Sony X90J guide if you want to see how this TV compares to the next model up in Sony's range – and our Samsung Q80A vs Sony X90J guide tells you how it compares to the direct competition from Samsung.