The 8 Best 75-Inch TVs of 2020

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The Rundown

Best Overall: Sony X900F 4K LED Smart TV at Amazon

"Represents one of the highest-quality viewing experiences you’ll find for the price tag."

Runner-Up, Best Overall: Samsung Q90R 4K QLED Smart TV at Amazon

"Delivers what might be the best 4K picture quality you can get with an LCD television."

Best Budget: TCL 75R617 4K LED Roku Smart TV at Amazon

"Most users will be happy with what they see in the TV and the 4K content it displays."

Best Picture: LG OLED 77C9PUB C9 Series 77-Inch 4K UHD TV at Amazon

"This TV integrates Nvidia's GSync technology to produce perfect blacks, more intense colors, and a better refresh rate."

Best for Gaming: Samsung UN75RU8000FXZA 75-Inch 8 Series at Amazon

"features AMD FreeSync technology for an optimized refresh rate to prevent picture stutter and tearing"

Best Smart Functionality: Sony X950G 4K LED Smart TV at Amazon

"Its smart platform is a smooth and easy-to-use experience."

Best Splurge: LG Signature W8 4K OLED Smart TV at Amazon

"Shows off the undeniable picture quality of its OLED panel."

Best 8K: Samsung Q900 8K QLED Smart TV at Amazon

"Offers 33 million total pixels, four times as many as 4K."

If you have your heart set on buying a new 75-inch TV, you still have a ton of brands and features to choose from. We've put together a list of our top picks from trusted brands like Samsung, Sony, and TCL.

Each of our choices has something for everyone; from budget-friendly to splurge buys to smart functionality and even 8K UHD resolution. If you're looking for a TV with a great refresh rate for smooth sports action, the perfect gaming television, or just want to stream your favorite shows on Netflix, Hulu, or Prime Video, we can help you pick the right TV for your home.

Best Overall: Sony X900F 4K LED Smart TV

What We Like
  • HDR Support

  • Android TV

  • Google Assistant built in

What We Don't Like
  • Slow input response

  • No Mac/iOS support

Today’s selection of 75-inch TVs offer a lot of options for huge screens without huge costs, and Sony’s XBR-75X900F represents one of the highest-quality viewing experiences you’ll find for the price tag. The display’s 74.5-inch diagonal is a nice size for 4K “Ultra HD” resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), so images come through crisp and clear. But at this size, how the screen is lit becomes even more important. Edge-lit LED panels can take a hit in the uniformity of colors and brightness across the screen. Backlighting on the X900F, though, uses full-array local dimming (FALD) in an effective way that helps boost black-white contrast and generate a rich overall picture.

Like most TVs in its class, the X900F supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) games and movies, but it also handles HDR a way that takes full advantage of the technology. Its dynamic backlighting and high peak brightness, along with a wide color range, make HDR content really pop. One area where the image quality suffers is in viewing the screen from an angle, rather than directly in front. That’s an issue in general for panels that use vertical alignment (VA) technology, like many TVs in this category.

On top of the stellar picture, the X900F has excellent Wi-Fi-enabled smart TV features, running on an Android TV interface. You can stream through services such as Netflix and Amazon Video, browse the massive app selection on the Google Play Store, and control the TV with voice commands through the built-in Google Assistant.

Runner-Up, Best Overall: Samsung Q90R 4K QLED Smart TV

What We Like
  • Fast response time

  • AMD FreeSync

  • No "burn-in" risk

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

If you have the budget for it, the Samsung Q90R delivers what might be the best 4K picture quality you can get with an LCD television. Even though it doesn’t use a premium organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen, Samsung’s Quantum Dot “QLED” technology provides stunning levels of brightness and a wide color range that allows both HDR and SDR content to shine—and it does this without the extra cost or risk of “burn-in” that comes with OLED TVs.

The 75-inch model is the middle ground available for the Q90R, in between the 65-inch and 82-inch versions. The big screen uses full-array backlighting with an impressive 480 individual zones of dimming. Samsung has also addressed the problem of poor viewing angles that VA panels face by introducing “Ultra Viewing Angle” technology on the Q90R. This keeps the image from washing out even if you’re watching from the sides.

If you’re playing games on the TV, the Q90R’s extremely low pixel response time and minimal input lag keep the action smooth and responsive. Plus, Samsung currently makes the only sets with variable refresh rate technology, in the form of AMD FreeSync. It dynamically matches your screen’s refresh rate with the source’s frame rate to prevent stuttering and screen tearing. 

OLED panels are the best-of-the-best when it comes to picture quality in home televisions. These panels use organic compounds to create over one billion shades of colors without the need for back lighting. This lets them create deeper blacks and better color saturation for truly impressive images. - Taylor Clemons

Best Budget: TCL 75R617 4K LED Roku Smart TV

What We Like
  • Roku built in

  • Voice command compatible

What We Don't Like
  • No built-in TV tuner

You may be surprised by how big a screen you can get for your money and how much quality you can get at the same time. TCL has been making a name for itself with solid television performance for budget prices, and that includes its 6-series TV, now available in a 75-inch size. The unit’s design is straightforward and frill-free, but most users will be happy with what they see in the TV and the 4K content it displays. It produces excellent contrast, boosted by full-array backlighting and 160 dimming zones. HDR content comes through quite well, and input lag is competitively low when set to Game mode.

Besides incredible value, another standard feature of a TCL television is the Roku TV system it comes with. The smart platform is simple and easy to navigate, letting you get to streaming content without bias as to which services you use. The remote included with the R617 supports voice commands, or you can use the free TCL remote app, one of the more robust TV control apps out there. 

Best Picture: LG OLED 77C9PUB C9 Series 77-Inch 4K UHD TV

What We Like
  • Nvidia G Sync

  • OLED panel

  • Integrated voice controls

What We Don't Like
  • Risk of "burn-in"

Televisions that use OLED panels offer the absolute best picture available on the market, and the LG C9 77-inch TV is the best OLED model available. This TV is built around LG's second generation a9 processor. This means that not only will you get stunning native 4K UHD resolution when streaming shows and movies or watching UHD DVD media, you'll get crisp and clear upscaling of non-4K media as well. The TV uses a four-step noise reduction process to remove digital artifacts and preserve each frame so you get a quality picture time and again. It also supports Dolby Vision HDR10 and HLG technologies for enhanced color saturation and contrast. 

This TV integrates Nvidia's G Sync technology to produce perfect blacks, more intense colors, and a better refresh rate to eliminate picture stutter and tearing for buttery smooth action scenes. The included remote is voice-enabled so you can integrate your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant devices for hands-free controls. The 40 watt speakers utilize Dolby Atmos programming to produce a virtual surround sound listening experience. With Bluetooth connectivity and WISA speaker compatibility, you can easily set up a custom home theater audio system.

Best for Gaming: Samsung UN75RU8000FXZA 75-Inch 8 Series

What We Like
  • AMD FreeSync

  • Integrated cable management

  • Plenty of HDMI inputs

What We Don't Like
  • Not OneConnect Box compatible

  • Limited coax and component video inputs for retro gaming

For anyone who takes their video games seriously, the Samsung RU800 8 Series is an ideal TV choice. This unit is a slightly bigger version of its cousin the UN65, and delivers all of the same technologies you need for a great gaming experience. This model is built around Samsung's UHD processor to produce 4K UHD resolution and give you HDR support for more detailing so every frame looks amazing. 

What makes this TV the best choice for serious gamers is its Real Game Enhancer mode. This mode features AMD FreeSync technology for an optimized refresh rate to prevent picture stutter and tearing. It also uses Game Motion Plus for ultra-smooth action so you never miss a beat of action. The TV has four HDMI inputs and two USB ports so you can connect all your game consoles and streaming devices at once without a fuss. It also features integrated cable management channels so your setup always looks clean and organized.

AMD's FreeSync technology works with your television's native refresh rate to create smooth, clean motion during action scenes and prevent stuttering and tearing. It also optimizes input response time for near real-time reactions to give you that extra edge you need when going head-to-head with opponents in your favorite shooter games. - Taylor Clemons

Best Smart Functionality: Sony X950G 4K LED Smart TV

What We Like
  • Built-in microphone

  • Android TV

What We Don't Like
  • No Mac/iOS support

Most TVs in the 75-inch class are able to connect to the Internet and serve as a smart TV in some form or another, but the Sony X950G is a premium unit with premium features to match. Its smart platform runs on Sony’s version of Android TV Oreo 8.0, and it’s a smooth and easy-to-use experience. The Google Play Store gives you access to one of the most expansive selections of any TV app store. You can stream high-definition content like 4K and HDR on YouTube and Netflix—there’s even a Netflix Calibrated Mode to watch Netflix original content with the picture quality the creators intended.

Included with the X950G is a remote with a built-in microphone so you can give voice commands to Google Assistant. It’s a hands-free way to control your TV along with other smart devices around your house. You can also use the remote app and talk to Google Assistant from your phone. All of this, of course, comes as part of a TV boasting top-of-the-line visuals, with extra technology that boosts contrast between darks and lights, clarity in fast-motion scenes, and picture quality from wide viewing angles.

Best Splurge: LG Signature W8 4K OLED Smart TV

What We Like
  • Integrated voice controls

  • Modern, minimalist design

  • Integrated cable management

What We Don't Like
  • Needs specialized wall mount hardware and equipment

LG’s line of premium OLED TVs already represent some of the most high-end options on the market, but the W8 series takes things a step further. The stunning 77-inch “wallpaper TV” is only a quarter of an inch thin. It’s designed for easy mounting and sits flush against the wall with a sophisticated picture-gallery aesthetic. Most of the TVs hardware, ports, and internal components reside within a 4.2 Dolby Atmos soundbar that can sit below the display, connected using an included cord concealment kit. The equipment is meant to stay backstage in favor of the scene-stealing display, which can be switched to Gallery Mode for a soundtracked collection of scenic photographs from around the world, updated for each season.

Even in everyday TV functions, the W8 shows off the undeniable picture quality of its OLED panel, boosted by powerful image processing technology. LG’s webOS smart platform and ThinQ AI also takes a step up with the integration of Google Assistant, letting you give voice commands to the very minimal, very beautiful, and very expensive digital display on your wall.

Best 8K: Samsung Q900 8K QLED Smart TV

What We Like
  • AMD FreeSync

  • Different sizes available

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

While 4K televisions are still a significant upgrade for many, we’re starting to see the dawn of the 8K era. Samsung is leading the way with the Q900 series, which comes in 75-inch as well as 65- and 82-inch versions. With a resolution of 7680 × 4320 pixels, 8K offers 33 million total pixels, four times as many as 4K. That means unparalleled clarity and detail.

Even beyond the resolution, the Q900 provides a similar level of superb image quality and performance as other premium Sony QLED TVs. Full-array local dimming keeps contrast high and even throughout the screen, an Ultra Viewing Angle feature improves viewing angles on the VA panel, and HDR content looks vibrant and dynamic. Gaming is smooth and responsive, too, with AMD FreeSync to reduce screen tearing and stuttering.

One aspect holding 8K screens back, aside from the expensive technology, is limited 8K content. The selection is growing, though, and 4K video intelligently upscaled to 8K is still a stark improvement. You might also find 8K to look better on even larger screen sizes, but for now, the 75-inch Q900 is not a bad place to start.

About Our Trusted Experts

Taylor Clemons has been reviewing and writing about consumer electronics for over three years. She has also worked in e-commerce product management and has extensive experience with what makes a solid TV for home entertainment.

What to look for in a 75-Inch TV

LED or OLED - Not all televisions are lit in the same manner. More traditional LED televisions are illuminated entirely by one LED backlight, while OLED televisions have each pixel lit individually. The difference is stunning dark black color and extremely vibrant colors with excellent contrast.

HDR/Dolby Vision - Looking to get the brightest and most beautiful colors from your television? Seek out a solution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) or Dolby Vision; these features allow your television to display a more dynamic range of colors at once. The difference between HDR and Dolby Vision is very subtle and Dolby Vision is only slightly better. If you can afford it, buying a Dolby Vision TV is a smarter option since these are also compatible with HDR content.

Smart features - Don’t have an Apple TV or Roku box? Not a problem—many televisions now offer built-in smart apps such as Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu. If you don’t already have a streaming box, these are some excellent features to look for when shopping. You’ll save money because you won’t have to buy a streaming box to access those services.