You know that analogy of having an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other? Shopping for a big-screen TV is a lot like that. One one hand, you could make the smart financial decision and opt for a more affordable standard size model or you can give into temptation and go all in for the larger, more expensive model.
This guide is for the folks who are willing to splurge. We’ve rounded up the best big-screen offerings available from the likes of Samsung, Vizio, LG, and Sony, among others, after researching them hours on end. Now all you’ve got to do is figure out if your wall is big enough to mount one of them!
Sony X950H 75-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
If you’re looking for a best-in-class, HDR-compatible smart TV that offers a truly incredible, lifelike picture and stellar audio, look no further than this model from Sony. It uses Android TV as its platform, which packs all your favorite streaming apps. Plus, the TV has Chromecast and AirPlay 2, so content can be casted from your smartphone or tablet directly to the TV.
Although the X950G is pricier than most other options, we think it is worthy of the splurge, because Sony TVs are proven to have a higher reliability and owner satisfaction within the first 5 years of ownership, according to survey data from Consumer Reports.
Hisense H8G 75-Inch Quantum Series 4K ULED Smart TV
Editor’s Note: TCL recently announced its newest 75-inch TV, the TCL 6-Series, we hope to evaluate its new model soon.
Despite its lower price point, the H8G Quantum has remarkably thin bezels, a beautiful metal stand, and solid picture quality. While this model won’t rival high-end TVs from LG, Samsung, and Sony, it supports HDR and offers vivid colors and deep black shades for movie and television watching.
This model runs Android TV, supports Google Assistant integration, and includes a useful voice-controlled remote. It’s worth mentioning the Hisense does not have HDMI 2.1 ports, which are commonly found on TVs in this size. It doesn’t have support for eARC, either, and both are important features for future-proofing your TV to use with next-generation video game consoles and speakers.
Regardless, if you want to stretch your dollar further, the Hisense finds the best balance between price and performance for a 75-inch TV.
Samsung Q60T 75-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
This 4K Samsung TV is an excellent choice for gamers because of its superb motion handling and low input lag. We think that it’s one of the nicest-looking big-screen TVs you can buy thanks to its slim bezels, top-notch brightness, and ambient mode that makes the TV seamlessly blend in with any wall decor while not in use.
The TV supports HDR content (but doesn’t do Dolby Vision), it packs three HDMI ports for your consoles, and it even has Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa built right in. It produces a sharp picture and runs Samsung’s Tizen smart platform for downloading your favorite streaming apps.
Samsung The Frame 75-Inch QLED 4K UHD HDR Smart TV
As its name suggests, this TV looks a lot like a photo frame. When you’re not watching a show or movie, the TV can display 100 gorgeous free works of art, as well as your personal photos.
Users also have the option to change the TV’s wood frame to better match their home decor. The Frame also comes bundled with Samsung’s brand-new, no-gap wall mount, so it sits flush against your wall. It has Alexa built-in and supports most major streaming apps.
When it comes to picture quality, you won’t be disappointed, since the Frame delivers a full Ultra-HD picture. If you want a unique television that is unlike any other, you can’t go wrong with the Frame.
VIZIO P-Series Quantum 75-Inch 4K HDR Smart TV
This TV’s massive display delivers one of the brightest pictures in the business. It supports up to 1,200 nits of brightness, making it a great option to use in a room with lots of windows. The TV features quantum dots for a wider color gamut, and it has 200 local dimming zones to improve its black levels and contrast performance.
Whether you want to use it for movie watching, TV viewing, or gaming, this model is a jack of all trades. It runs Vizio’s SmartCast platform which gives users quick and easy access to a wide selection of apps from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and more.
LG CX Series 77-Inch Smart OLED TV
If you have deep pockets or simply want the cream of the crop when shopping for a smart TV, you can’t go wrong with the LG CX. Yes, this model isn’t technically 75-inches, it’s two inches larger, but it offers much deeper black shades and truer colors than its LCD and LED counterparts, which gives it a truly breathtaking picture.
As you’d expect, this gorgeous 4K Ultra HD TV supports HDR10 plus Dolby Vision content, NVIDIA G-SYNC, and it’s equipped with all the latest smart features and plenty of ports (you get four full-spec HDMI 2.1 ports and three USB 2.0).
It runs LG’s webOS platform, it includes Alexa capabilities and a nifty remote, and it supports voice controls. It’s also one of the few TVs that are equipped with Dolby Atmos speakers to provide a much more immersive experience. Really, its only downside is its steep asking price.