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The best 75-inch TVs you can buy

ZDNET tested the best 75-inch TVs on the market, including budget-friendly options from Hisense and premium models from Samsung, LG, and Sony.
Written by Taylor Clemons, Staff Writer

Looking for a big-screen upgrade that won't break the bank? Consider a 75-inch TV. While they require more space compared to smaller models, they still fit in most living rooms and home theaters. 

Big brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG have great mid-tier and premium options chock full of awesome features like object-tracking sound, OLED panels, and even 8K resolution. Smaller brands like TCL and Hisense offer more budget-friendly TV models with the core features you've come to expect for the best smart TVs: preloaded apps, voice-enabled remotes, and support for screen sharing from mobile devices. 

By offering more stripped-down TVs, these brands keep manufacturing costs down, which passes the savings on to you through lower retail pricing. The panels on my list come with massive perks packed with great features that are sure to catch your eye. As a TV expert, I've taken into account my own experience with these panels as well as consumer reviews and specs comparisons to ensure these really are the best 75-inch TVs on the market.

My choice for the best 75-inch TV is the Samsung QN90C for its use of Dolby Atmos and object tracking sound, dedicated gaming hub, and Pantone-validated screen. You can keep reading below to find out more about the Samsung QN90C as well as our other top picks for the best 75-inch TVs.

Also: The best TVs right now (plus the difference between OLED and QLED)

The best 75-inch TVs of 2023

Pros & Cons
  • Pantone-validated screen
  • Dolby Atmos and Object Tracking Sound+
  • Anti-glare screen coating
  • Dedicated gaming hub
  • Expensive
  • No Dolby Vision support
More Details

Samsung QN90C tech specs Screen size: 75 inches | Panel type: Neo QLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 4K | HDR: Neo Quantum HDR+ | Audio: Dolby Atmos, Object Tracking Sound+ | Voice controls: Alexa, Bixby, Hey Google

The Samsung QN90C is an excellent choice for a TV to upgrade your living room or home theater. The upgraded panel works with Samsung's Neo Quantum HDR+ technology as well as a 120Hz refresh rate to give you enhanced details and smoother action. The screen also features an anti-glare coating for better visibility in bright rooms, and it's Pantone-validated for color accuracy. The built-in speakers work with both Dolby Atmos for virtual surround sound and Samsung's Object Tracking Sound+ for audio that follows the on-screen action. 

ZDNET's own Artie Beaty got to do some hands-on testing with the Samsung QN90C, and he praised the dedicated game mode for its in-depth customization options for HDR settings, contrast, and input response times.

Pros & Cons
  • Excellent picture and sound quality
  • Great for movie and TV show enthusiasts
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+
  • AirPlay support
  • Expensive
  • No Chromecast support
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Sony A80L tech specs: Screen size: 77 inches | Panel type: OLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: Refresh | HDR: Dolby Vision | Audio: Dolby Atmos, Acoustic Surface Audio+ | Voice controls: Alexa, Hey Google

An OLED TV can enhance your movie and TV binge sessions with almost unparalleled picture quality, bold colors, and sharp contrast. While it is not 75-inches exactly, the Sony A80L is the best OLED TV you can buy right now. Not only does it provide great picture quality, it also works with both Dolby Atmos for virtual surround sound as well as Sony's own Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology; this turns the entire screen into a speaker for near-perfect audio syncing as well as sound that follows the on-screen action. 

Movie buffs will appreciate the IMAX Enhanced and Netflix Adaptive Calibrated modes, which enhance detailing and contrast to show you films and shows almost exactly as their creators envisioned them. And with AirPlay support, you can share videos, photos, and music from your mobile devices. 

ZDNET's Artie Beaty got up close and personal with the Sony A80L for some hands-on testing, and he praised the 4K upscaling of older content, which brought out "subtle textures and details that would be missed without it."

Also: Neo QLED vs OLED: Which technology is right for you?

Pros & Cons
  • Video call support
  • Under $1000
  • Object Tracking Sound Lite
  • Solar-powered remote
  • No Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision support
  • Only 60Hz refresh rate
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Samsung CU8000 tech specs: Screen size: 75 inches | Panel type: LED | Refresh rate: 60Hz | Resolution: 4K | HDR: HDR10+ | Audio: Object Tracking Sound Lite | Voice controls: Alexa, Bixby, Hey Google

Buying a big-screen TV doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune. The 75-inch Samsung CU8000 retails under $1000, making it one of the more affordable options on the market. And just because it's budget-friendly, that doesn't mean it skimps out on features. It works with Samsung's Object Tracking Sound Lite technology for audio that follows the on-screen action, as well as HDR10+ for enhanced detailing and contrast. It comes packaged with a solar-powered remote to help make your home theater a bit more eco-friendly. You can also make or receive video calls with family, friends, and coworkers with the Connectime app for more ways to stay in touch. 

Need help telling the difference between the CU8000 and the QN90C? You can check out this helpful guide by ZDNET's Maria Diaz, which breaks down each panel type to help you decide which is the best option for you.

Pros & Cons
  • Excellent picture quality
  • G-Sync and FreeSync Premium support
  • Four HDMI inputs
  • 0.1ms response time
  • Expensive
  • No A/V or composite inputs for some retro consoles
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LG C3 tech specs: Screen size: 75 inches | Panel type: OLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 4K | HDR: Dolby Vision | Audio: Dolby Atmos | Voice controls: Alexa, Hey Google

Console and PC gamers looking for a dedicated TV for their space should absolutely check out the LG C3. It uses an OLED panel for incredible color accuracy, details, and enhanced contrast, while the 120Hz refresh rate provides smoother motion. The dedicated gaming mode supports both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium VRR to help prevent screen tearing and stuttering. It can also reduce your input response times to as little as 0.1ms for near-instant reactions to your button presses. The LG C3 also has four HDMI inputs for connecting multiple modern consoles, as well as an RF port for retro gaming. 

Also: OLED vs QLED: Which is better for you

Pros & Cons
  • Preloaded apps
  • Great picture and sound quality
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Doesn't power on when connected devices are
  • Doesn't auto switch input when device is connected
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TCL QM8 tech specs: Screen size: 75 inches | Panel type: QLED | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Resolution: 4K | HDR: Dolby Vision | Audio: Dolby Atmos | Voice controls: Alexa, Hey Google

If you've cut the cord with your cable or satellite provider and moved exclusively to streaming, the TCL QM8 is a great option. It uses the Google TV platform to give you a preloaded suite of popular apps, including Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and Disney+, as well as access to thousands of other apps to turn your TV into the ultimate entertainment hub. The 120Hz refresh rate gives you smooth action for sports, high-intensity movies and shows, and gaming. The QLED panel provides bold, bright colors, sharp contrast, and fine details that make everything from the latest blockbusters to 20-year-old cartoons like Teen Titans look their best. And with Dolby Vision support, you'll get enhanced detailing and contrast with upscaled, sub-4K media.

I got to do some hands-on testing with the TCL QM8, and the screen looks just as good in person as it does in photos. Colors pop in shows, movies, and games, and both music and dialogue sound clean, crisp, and clear, even at higher volumes.

What is the best 75-inch TV?

My choice for the best 75-inch TV is the Samsung QN90C. It has a Pantone-validated display for enhanced color accuracy, while the anti-glare coating helps improve visibility in bright rooms or harsh daylight conditions. It also works with both Dolby Atmos and Samsung's own Object Tracking Sound+ technology for room-filling virtual surround sound that follows the on-screen action for a more immersive experience while streaming movies and shows or playing video games. Gamers will also love the dedicated gaming hub, which gives you access to cloud gaming services like Xbox GamePass as well as support for Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync VRR.

Best 75-inch TV



Resolution/refresh rate

Samsung QN90C


Dolby Atmos, Object Tracking Sound+/Neo Quantum HDR+  

4K, 120Hz

Sony A80L


Dolby Atmos, Acoustic Surface Audio+/ Dolby Vision

4K, 120Hz

Samsung CU8000


Object Tracking Sound Lite, HDR1+

4K, 60Hz



Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision

4K, 120Hz



Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision

4K, 120Hz

 *Lowest price at time of writing. Please note that prices may vary based on retailer and available promotions, sales, or discounts.

Which 75-inch TV is right for you?

To help you choose the best 75-inch TV, I spoke with Rob Brennan, product manager for Sony's home entertainment and sound departments. He suggests focusing on what you watch, where you watch it, and how you watch movies and shows. 

"Movie buffs can benefit from enhanced contrast. Gamers and sports fans can benefit from enhanced brightness and color, and general TV watching can benefit from all three," said Brennan when asked about TVs for specific entertainment genres. 

You may want a 75-inch TV for general use, like catching up on the local news or staying up-to-date on the latest hit shows. In that case, you'll want a model that balances contrast, brightness, and color to get the best picture possible. 

Movie buffs should choose a TV that prioritizes contrast to bring the viewing experience closer to theatre quality. Gamers and sports fans will want a bright TV that provides consistent picture quality both day and night. 

Buy this best 75-inch TV...

If you need...

Samsung QN90C

A well-rounded 75-inch TV. The Samsung QN90C features a Pantone-validated screen for color accuracy.

Sony A80L

A 77-inch OLED TV. The Sony A80L provides excellent picture quality with near-perfect audio syncing.

Samsung CU8000

A budget-friendly 75-inch TV. The Samsung CU8000 retails under $1000, making it one of the more affordable options on the market.


A 75-inch TV for gaming. The LG C3 supports both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync VRR technology and features 4 HDMI inputs for multiple consoles.


A 75-inch TV for streaming movies and shows. The TCL QM8 has AirPlay and Chromecast built-in and support for voice controls and thousands of streaming apps.

How did we choose these 75-inch TVs?

While testing and researching each TV featured on this list, I and other ZDNET experts kept these criteria in mind:

  • Price: While big-screen TVs tend to be more on the expensive side, that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune to upgrade your home theater. I've done my best to include 75-inch TVs at different price points to fit a variety of budgets.
  • Picture and audio quality: Whether you still watch broadcast TV or have moved exclusively to streaming, buying a new TV doesn't mean much if the picture and audio quality are less than stellar. Each 75-inch TV on this list has support for various HDR codecs, including HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, as well as premium audio like Dolby Atmos virtual surround sound or object tracking audio.
  • Extra features: Televisions are becoming one-stop entertainment hubs for living rooms and home theaters. Not only do buyers expect to instantly stream their favorite shows and movies, but also music, photos, web pages, and even video calls. I've ensured that each featured 75-inch TV has a variety of extra features like voice controls, preloaded streaming apps, gallery modes, and support for video calls or streaming media from mobile devices.

How can I know if a 75-inch TV will fit in my room?

You need a pretty big space to make a 75-inch TV feel like it belongs. The best way to ensure that it's going to fit well in your room is to measure the distance (in inches) from where the TV will be wall-mounted or placed on a stand to where you will most likely be sitting, then divide that distance in half. So if your couch is about 150 inches (around 12.5 feet) from where your TV is going to be, then a 75-inch model will be just about the perfect size. 

You can, of course, go a bit bigger or smaller depending on what is available from each brand and what your budget allows. But a screen that is too big may overwhelm your space and even cause motion sickness, while one that is entirely too small will make your room feel like a giant cavern and force everyone to crowd around the TV to watch the news.

What is the difference between 4K and 8K?

A 4K TV has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, while an 8K TV has a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels, which means an 8K TV has four times as many pixels as a 4K TV. This can result in sharper and more detailed images, especially on larger screens.

Do I need a TV with HDR10 or Dolby Vision support?

While almost all new 4K televisions have support for HDR, not all of them have HDR10 or Dolby Vision support. HDR is just a fancy way of saying the TV is capable of boosting color, contrast, and image-sharpening algorithms to produce a better picture. It isn't strictly necessary to buy a TV that has these features.

Unless you're the world's premier movie expert and can spot a dead pixel at 20 paces, chances are you won't notice much of a difference anyway. However, if you want to ensure that your TV can handle image processing for several years, it's worth springing for a model with HDR10 or Dolby Vision. They are newer, more powerful technologies that can future-proof your home theater to some degree.

Why are big-screen TVs so expensive?

The sarcastic answer: because they can be. But in reality, bigger screen TVs are more expensive because they cost more to produce, and that makes the final retail price higher. It costs more to create a 75-inch LED, QLED, or OLED panel than it does a 43-inch or 55-inch screen since it requires more raw materials, engineering, and production resources. In the case of OLED panels, the technology isn't cost-effective, so they retail for higher prices to offset manufacturing costs.

The good news? Right now is one of the best times to buy. Many companies have announced the 2023 lineup, so retailers are clearing out the 2022 stock to make way for upgraded panels. If any of these TVs feel like the right fit for your home, your dollar may be able to stretch farther.

Are there alternative 75-inch TVs worth considering?

There are many options out there for great 75-inch TVs. Here is a short list of other models I thought were good choices:

A Samsung Q70C on a grey background

Best 75-inch TV for color

Samsung Q70C

The Samsung Q70C uses dual LED panels to create warm and cool colors simultaneously for richer color saturation and better contrast. It also works with object tracking sound for audio that follows the on-screen action.

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A Sony X77L TV on a grey background

Best budget-friendly alternative

Sony X77L

The Sony X77L retails under $1000, making it a great choice for anyone looking to save a bit of money on their TV upgrade. It's optimized for console gaming with the PlayStation 5 and offers built-in Alexa voice controls.

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An LG QNED80 on a grey background

Best 75-inch TV for surround sound


The LG QNED80 is a great choice for movie and TV show buffs who have moved exclusively to streaming their entertainment. It offers virtual 5.1CH surround sound as well as a dedicated filmmaker picture mode and over 300 free, live TV channels with the LG Channels app.

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