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While aremains the standard size of choice for many consumers, if you’re ready for an upgrade, the most common next step is to check out 75-inch models. It’s a size available in a lot of the — even those fancy OLED TVs (technically they’re 77 inches, but they’re still included on this list).
If you’re trying to decide between an excellent 65-inch model or a 75-inch set that performs a bit worse, but has a comparable cost —! More than a slight increase in image quality, color accuracy, viewing angle or any smart functionality, stepping up in TV screen size is the best use of your money. I’m not advising you to get a 75-inch TV that doesn’t perform well enough to satisfy you, however. That’s where the reviews come in: to help you decide just how much money to spend.
The list below represents the best TVs I’ve reviewed in CNET’s test lab, where I compare them side by side to see which is most worth buying. Currently, basically identical beyond screen size., and as usual, I’ve actually reviewed the 65-inch sizes in the series listed below. That said, the 75-inch versions are
Here are my latest recommendations, which I update as I review new TVs, with the following notes to keep in mind.
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No TV I’ve ever tested offers this much picture quality for this little cash. The 2020 TCL 6-Series has even better image quality than its predecessor, thanks to and well-implemented that helps it run circles around just about any other TV at this price. It’s also a solid choice for gamers with a new THX mode that combines and high contrast. As if that’s not enough, the Roku TV operating system is our hands-down favorite.
What’s that you say? You just want the best TV in this size class, money no object? Here you go. In my side-by-side tests, the 2020 LG CX is the best TV I’ve ever reviewed, barely beating its 2019 predecessor. OLED TVs don’t come in a 75-inch size, so this 77-inch model is the closest equivalent.
If you value Sony’s brand, the X900H Sony TV is an excellent choice, with image quality on par with the TCL 6-Series and a price that’s not that much more expensive. And its suite of connections is actually better than the TCL’s. It has full to maximize the potential of the new and , and right now it’s the cheapest TV that works with .
Samsung sells more TVs than anyone and our favorite is the Q80T series. Its sleek design stands out compared to the other TVs on this list — although the ultra-thin LG CX OLED is even sleeker — and it also offers excellent image quality, a wide viewing angle, next-gen gaming connectivity and a great smart TV system. The TVs above are superior values but if you want a Samsung TV anyway, this is a great choice.
Roku is our favorite platform for streaming apps like Netflix, and it’s even better baked into this 75-inch 4K ultra HD TV. Image quality on this 4K UHD TCL can’t beat any of the models above — its 4K resolution and HDR compatibility don’t do anything to help the picture — but it’s perfectly fine for most people, especially at this price.
Other stuff to know about buying a new TV
I’m pretty sure you’d be happy with any one of the TVs above, but a new smart TV set can be a big investment, technology so maybe you’re looking for a bit more information. Here’s a quick and dirty list.
- With the ongoing pandemic, many new TVs are shipping late. A few of the TVs on this list are still 2019 models, but I expect to review soon.
- On the other hand, since , the new models may not include major upgrades over the previous versions. Most buyers will still be perfectly happy with a 2019 TV, especially since they’re generally cheaper.
- If you don’t like the built-in smart TV system, you can always add a media streamer for more content. They’re cheap and easy to use, and receive updates more frequently than most smart TVs. .
- Most TVs have built-in speakers with terrible sound quality, so it’s worthwhile to pair your new set with a soundbar or other speaker system. Good ones start at around $100. .
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