Best 80in+ TVs 2023: Jump Menu
00. The list in brief ↴
01. Best overall: Samsung QN900B
02. Best wall-mount: LG OLED G2
03. Best affordable: Samsung BU8000
04. Best Mini LED: Samsung QN95B
05. Best OLED: LG OLED C2
06. Best Sony: Sony XR-83A90J
07. Best budget: Samsung QN85B
08. Best older-gen: Samsung QN800B
09. How to choose the best 80in TV for you
10. Is this the right size for you?
The best 80+-inch TVs – we know what you’re thinking, are these mega-scale monsters really necessary? Well, yes! If you’re a movie buff and love seeing things in crystal clear picture quality at scale and have the space and budget then why not, right? These 80+-inch screens are unbeatable in terms of their resolution, making anything under 75-inches look tiny in comparison!
In this list are some of the best TVs on the market right now, whether you’re looking for the best 8K TVs for the extra resolution and upscaling, or the best OLED TVs, here you’ll find all of the screens boasting 80-inches or more to tempt your giant-screen desires.
You don’t always have to opt for a big screen to kit out your home cinema though – the best projectors can also offer 80+-inches or more in screen size, but they can be a little different to set up and use for many people. So if you want all the benefits of a smart TV, gaming features and more, an 80+-inch TV is likely your best option – and here's our list of the top models you can buy right now!
Massive TVs are a massive deal – sometimes literally, especially with incoming sales periods offering the biggest cuts on the very largest TVs you can buy. The first for your calendar is Amazon Prime Day 2, known as Big Deal Days, taking place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October – a great time to buy a cut-price 80-inch TV deal.
Or, if you're set on waiting for 'the big one' that is Black Friday, that takes place in on Friday 24 November – but plenty of deals will arrive ahead of then. Myself and the T3 team will be working hard to find all the best 80-inch TV deals, along with expert buying advice, curated into our best Black Friday deals page.
T3's Top 3
Best TV overall
The best 80+-inch TV for most people is the Samsung QN900B. This giant panel comes in a whopping 85-inch option, and delivers a massive 8K resolution (delivering far more detail than 4K) for future-proofed visuals at super scale. There's a newer 'C' model, too, but it costs more and you'll get a better deal with this 'B' version.
The LG OLED G2 is super-slim, which makes it ideal for hanging up, especially at these sizes - as you're going to need some serious brackets! The G2 comes in 83- and 97-inch sizes. Yes, there's a newer G3 model, but at this larger-scale it doesn't benefit from a brighter panel, so sticking with the older model is still your best bet.
The best affordable 80+-inch TV is the Samsung BU8000. If you want big yet are willing to accept compromises to picture quality then this Samsung, at a massive 85-inches, is a veritable monster and a total bargain. As this is a 'Crystal UHD' model it's 4K with LED edge-lit illumination it won't give you as perfect a picture owed to blooming.
When it comes to delivering spectacular images at a huge size, the Samsung QN900B is king. Its 8K resolution delivers phenomenal detail, while the next-gen Mini-LED panel is fantastically bright for high dynamic range (HDR) image, but also delivers massive contrast.
Our full QN900A review said that it "raises the bar even higher, combining extreme brightness, colour and 8K sharpness with unprecedented levels of contrast and backlight control to produce the all-round most spectacular pictures I’ve seen on a TV that's remotely affordable*."
It also has a bezel-free design that's spectacular to see, it offers excellent gaming features including HDMI 2.1, the smart TV platform is excellent, and it has speakers all around the edge, for positional audio.
*although, in this 85-inch format, it's a long way from cheap! Smaller sizes are available...
LG's G2 is its very best OLED TV, with exceptional image processing, incredibly bright HDR and great visual accuracy. It has superb sound, gaming features and all the right streaming services on board, and while its 97-inch model will be overkill (and overpriced) for the average viewer, it's a truly exceptional television. The 83-inch option is the more 'sensible' buy.
However, the LG G2 is designed to be wall-mounted, which means it won't be suitable for all. We think it'll look absolutely stunning dominating a suitably strong wall though. There's no stand mount included the box, which if you're looking for then we'd suggest looking at the (also slightly less bright) LG OLED C2 model instead.
As said in our LG OLED G2 review: "[this TV] represents OLED’s zenith, with cutting-edge image processing, incredibly bright HDR pictures, and exceptional levels of accuracy. Once you add in great sound, extensive gaming features, and a comprehensive choice of streaming services, you’ve got a 4K TV that’s hard to beat."
If you want this size of TV for the lowest price, this is the model to look at. This is Samsung entry-level 4K TV model, and it comes in pretty much any size that TVs come in, including this giant-sized 85-inch one.
It's not QLED, so it doesn't include the dazzling brightness and extra-rich colours that those sets are known for, but when it comes to visual bang for buck, Samsung's entry-level TVs are pretty much unbeaten. HDR performance is appealing overall, contrast is pretty solid, and there's a good amount of detail with 4K sources.
The processing isn't as advanced as higher-end sets, and this means that you'll see the issues with its upscaling from lower-res visuals at this size, as well as imperfections in motion handling. But again, it does all this as well as anything at this price can be expected to – it's not bad at all, it's just pushing the limits of the budget.
Best Mini LED
This is Samsung's highest-end 4K TV from 2022, meaning it's much cheaper than a flagship 8K, naturally, but it also uses Samsung's next-gen 'Neo QLED' panel, which uses Mini-LEDs for its backlight. We raved about its many features in our Samsung QN95A review.
Why is that good? The LEDs are 40 times smaller than the lights used before, which means Samsung can pack in more of them, which a) enables huge levels of HDR brightness in a thinner panel; and b) means you have much finer control over local dimming of the backlight, so contrast is improved over previous models.
The result is simply incredible image quality, especially when it comes to the range colours and light levels that HDR offers. You get pretty much the least amount of blooming from light areas to dark that we've ever seen, which is obviously essential if you're using this as a home cinema screen, in a darkened room. It's very impressive for an 85-inch TV!
As we said in our LG C2 review, this is one of the best TVs on the planet today. With support for all the latest standards and four HDMI 2.1 ports for game console compatibility the specification is as impressive as the visuals. It's also positively massive, with its 85-inch screen option.
It's a little lower in our list compared to the LG G2, but you can only buy that TV if you're looking to wall-mount it. The C2 model here, by comparison, is a giant stand-mount option. And that's what'll make it the better option for most people. Not that most people have the space for 85-inch tellies!
Although we would recommend that you add one of the best soundbars – as you just won't get much of a spatial audio effect from this TV without one – otherwise this is the near-perfect TV package.
When we reviewed it, we said the Sony A90J was Sony's best 4K TV ever. That was then, however, back in 2021, and while Sony has advanced its picture prowess even further since then, the A90K replacement model isn't available in this massive 83-inch scale!
The A90J's 4K HDR OLED panel is powered by Sony's Cognitive XR processor, which does a fantastic job of handling motion and upscaling lower-resolution content. There's Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology for audio that's as impressive as the picture too.
The Sony A90J is still a mind-blowing television, offering some of the best HDR performance of any TV at this scale, matched with Sony's impeccable motion and upscaling processing. It's so vibrant, so rich, so engrossing – it's right at the peak of 4K TVs today.
The step-down model from the QN95B further up the page, this QN85B is still a spectacular Mini LED or QLED TV – especially for gamers. But what about it is 'less good' than the top-end model?
Well, in the QN85B, which like its product name comes in an 85-inch panel size option, has fewer 'dimming zones' for its backlight and can't quite muster the same peak brightness levels of its bigger brother. That means it can't bring the same black level performance that cinema enthusiasts will crave. Not bothered about these concessions? You'll save yourself a fair few quid in that case!
As said in our Samsung QN85B review: "If it’s brightness you crave, Mini LED is the master. Certainly the QN85B is considerably brighter than any price-comparable OLED TV – and it’s slimmer at the same time, too. Its support for next-gen games consoles can’t be bettered, and its colour palette is as broad as they come."
Much like how the QN85B is the step-down Mini LED from the QN95B, this QN800B is exactly the same compared to the top-tier QN900B model. But that's no bad thing if you're looking for a more affordable 85-inch 8K TV option, which is exactly where the QE55QN800B comes into play.
When it comes to delivering spectacular images at a huge size, the Samsung QN800B is still very capable. With 8K resolution the detail is phenomenal, and while the number of dimming zones is fewer than its bigger brother and it's therefore less astute with precision and brightness, it's still an easy sell to our eyes.
As said in our QN800B review: "In some ways, this Samsung is the best TV this sort of money can buy. And when you tear yourself away from the 8K content you’ve managed to source and start viewing some 4K stuff, it remains fully competitive. There's certainly an argument for the future-proofing, too, so if you're looking to buy into one set now and let it shine for years to come, Samsung does make a strong case here".
How to choose
The 80+ inch TV market is dominated by high-end models, including (but not limited to) the best 8K TVs, since the larger screen size benefits most from the increased resolution. However there are still excellent 80+ inch 4K TVs available – we do recommend going 8K if you're able, though.
There are both OLED and QLED screens available (as well as other forms of LCD), though this size range tends to be dominated by LCD currently. Very few of the best OLED TVs actually reach this scale, though more models are appearing.
As with any screen size you should be looking for HDR support, Dolby Atmos, state-of-the-art smart platforms, and gaming features ready for next-gen consoles, if you're so inclined – there's more info on these in our guide to the best gaming TVs.
The most essential thing, when dealing with panels this large, is to have high-tech image processing to ensure that all content looks awesome on the big screen – when the picture is this big, you will see any imperfections, especially when upscaling from HD or (shudder) standard definition to 4K or higher.
Is 80in the right size for you?
Unsurprisingly an 80+ inch TV is really large, and while such a screen could fit in a normal living room, it will probably dominate the space to an undesirable degree, unless you have a huge open space.
A TV this big should really be installed in a dedicated room, where it can take centre stage and its size won’t be an issue. Wall mounting is probably the best approach, but make sure the wall is load bearing and the bracket robust.
You can theoretically sit up to 18 feet away, but given the increased resolution available these days you can sit much closer, making the experience more immersive.
You should also consider investing in a multi-channel audio system, so there’s a big soundstage to accompany those impressive visuals. At the very least, take a look at the best soundbars – some give you Dolby Atmos sound with rear speakers, which is an experience to match the scale of your set.
It's part of my job here at T3 to test the best TVs, including massive ones at 80-inches or larger, so I'm often housing a brand new mega-set in my living room, treating it as if it's my own, to gauge how impressive its sound, picture quality and features are.