Just when you thought you couldn’t get any bigger, the best 75-inch TVs come in to completely redefine your home viewing experience. They’re great for larger rooms, and take up less room than a projector, especially as they’re so thin you can wall mount them easily.
While many of the best TVs range from around 40-inches upwards, 75-inch and over are starting to dominate TV sales. If the ones in this list still aren’t big enough for you, then we recommend checking out the best 80+ inch TVs.
You can get 75-inch TVs to suit all budgets, but for those wanting to get the most out of their big screen, then choosing the higher-end OLED or QLED TVs are going to give you the best viewing experience, although the best OLED TVs do come at a higher cost.
It’s with these larger TVs that 8K becomes the norm, and boy, do those extra pixels make all the difference. Check out the best 8K TVs for more on these.
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 2022: The best-of list
This is, in T3's opinion, the best 8K TV in the world right now, and at 75-inches it really shows off that mega resolution. It uses a next-gen 'Neo QLED' panel, which includes Mini-LED technology. This means exactly what it sounds like: behind the 8K pixel are smaller lights than Samsung has ever used before, meaning the backlight is beautifully bright and even. That's what makes it a T3 Awards winner 2022.
The result is HDR performance that has to be seen to be believed, giving everything a vibrancy and realism that most other TVs can only yearn for. Then you add in the 8K resolution on top: you don't need to worry about the fact that there isn't anything to watch in 8K, because the TV is so good at taking 4K and making it look higher-resolution than any actual 4K TV can manage. There is a real benefit to going 8K, and this TV makes the most of it.
It's also excellent in other areas, from its gaming features and support for next-gen HDMI 2.1 connectivity, to its easy-to-use smart platform that's packed with streaming services. You can read more in our five-star Samsung QN900B review.
Until now, this space was taken by the LG G1 – and now we have the LG G2 in its place. The G2 takes everything that was great about the G1 – its great, super-slim design, its superb picture quality and its impressive gaming support – and makes it even better. The key difference here is the panel, which uses a heatsink that wasn't in the G1. That doesn't sound like much but the difference is dramatic, because it enables the display panel to emit even more light. The picture quality here is stunningly bright and vibrant and will make you smile every time you see it: if you thought you'd seen the very best OLED can offer, this will knock your socks off.
As our LG G2 review put it: this is the new best OLED TV on the planet, and the only real negative is the lack of HDR10+ support and the rather miserly omission of a stand. But as you've no doubt noticed, we haven't made it our best buy in the 77-inch category. That's because as a very new and very large OLED TV the LG G2 has a rather high price tag, and while slightly lesser models such as LG's own C2 don't quite match its stellar specification they are still stunningly good televisions. If you can afford the G2 you will absolutely love it, but if you can't there are several more affordable options that'll delight you just as much.
Samsung continues to improve its Neo QLED technology and this year's models are the most impressive yet. The picture clarity is incredibly impressive and the HDR performance is simply stunning thanks to the bright, high contrast panel. As we said in our Samsung QN95B review, with its "beautiful slim design and class-leading gaming features, you've got the ultimate all-rounder TV." Movies look fantastic even in bright daylight, gaming is fast and fluid and even the sound, the Achilles heel of most super-thin TVs, is surprisingly good.
Samsung's panel is a Quantum Dot mini-LED, and this second generation model has a significantly improved image processor with a new feature called Shape Adaptive Light Control. This delivers much better control over local dimming, reducing the dreaded backlight "bloom". There's also much better upsampling courtesy of Samsung's AI-inspired processor, and Auto Calibration to get your TV set up perfectly using your mobile phone and a couple of test patterns on your TV.
For gamers there are four HDMI ports with 4K/120Hz, VRR – Freesync Premium Pro and G-Sync – and a Game preset that brings the lag down to just 10.4ms. There's also a game-specific dashboard for that mode, providing quick access to key information and settings.
This is a hugely impressive TV that sets a very high bar for mini-LED displays. The only real negative is Samsung's redesigned Smart TV interface, which feels like a bit of a backwards step: the improved voice recognition is good to have but the menu system isn't as simple as before. However, when you see how good the picture quality is we think you'll forgive that minor misstep.
We gave the Samsung AU9000 range the full five stars in our review because it walks the line between budget and mid-range TVs almost perfectly: it's a high-achieving but affordable 4K TV, and for many people it could be the only TV they'll ever need – or at least, it will be if they add a soundbar. While the picture quality is superb the sound isn't quite so impressive.
It's very impressive, with HDR10+ Advanced HDR (but not Dolby Vision), Samsung's excellent Tizen interface, next-gen console compatibility and edge-lit backlighting that makes it particularly slim, so it's an ideal candidate for wall mounting. There re three HDMI ports including one eARC one, ethernet and an aerial binding post for the built-in tuner. It has dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.2.
The AU9000 doesn't have HDMI 2.1 but it does support Auto Low Latency Mode and AMD FreeSync, and for gamers it can also replicate the ultra-wide 32:9 resolution some games can run at. The only thing that's missing is Freeview play.
The LG C1 is a generation old, but it's still likely to be popular in the sales. It balances top-level features and image processing with a mid-range price (by OLED standards).
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. That's why you'd consider paying more for the G2 also in this list.
This was 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.
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 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.
The Samsung AU7100 is Samsung's affordable 4K LED TV range, and it delivers a lot of bang for your buck: this may be an absolutely massive 4K TV, but it doesn't have an absolutely massive price tag. It has Samsung's latest and very impressive Smart TV interface, surprisingly good picture quality for the money and some strong gaming features, and it's one of the best TVs under £1000.
The AU7100 has a backlit, edge-illuminated panel with HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG HDR support, but as with other Samsung TVs there's no Dolby Vision. There's Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band Wi-Fi, three HDMI sockets and a USB 2.0 input, and all the HDMI inputs incorporate the Auto Low Latency Mode aspect of the HDMI 2.1 specification for automatic switching to game mode. Other HDMI 2.1 features for gaming are absent, which isn't really a surprise at this price point, but one of the HDMIs has eARC compatibility for use with soundbars and AV receivers and there's a digital optical output for older soundbars too.
The picture quality is superb, but if we were to nitpick we'd point to the lack of truly deep blacks and the relatively low brightness of the panel here: it's not a huge problem but it is noticeable when you compare it to the other, more expensive TVs here. 1080p images upscale well, although as we've seen on other Samsungs things can get a bit unpredictable with skin tones. We wouldn't recommend this TV for watching lower-resolution content such as DVD, however: the upscaling can't really handle it.
If you want a big TV but don't have a big budget, this is a very respectable choice: while of course corners have been cut to keep the price low, this Samsung does a very good job with the essentials for box sets, movies and games. It's great value for money.