Big format T.V’s are trendy. This is no wonder, given that the prices for the TV giants have fallen rapidly in recent years. 75-inch models with a 190 centimetre screen are now available for less than 2000 euros. Our test reveals which models from this size are recommended.
- Our 1st place: Samsung GQ75QN900AT
- Our 2nd place: LG Electronics OLED77Z19LA
- Our 3rd place: Samsung GQ75QN90AAT
- Maximum viewing pleasure: 75-inch television put to the test
- Important dimensions of 75-inch televisions
- Comparison: The best 75-inch TVs in the test
- LED, OLED, QLED: The screen technology of 75-inch televisions
- The secret of HDR on 75-inch TVs
- Questions Before Buying a 75 Inch Television
- The best 75-inch (190 centimeter) TVs in comparison
Our 1st place: Samsung GQ75QN900AT
The Samsung GQ65QN900A turned out to be the best Samsung TV in the test, even if that does not directly reflect the rating. Because its 8K resolution has very little to do with it. If you sit extremely close in front of the television, you will be happy about the homogeneous picture without any visible pixel structure and the fine edges in the picture, even when moving. However, this goes hand in hand with high power consumption, and the difference cannot be seen from normal distances. The bright colors and the huge contrast are the same for all three models, including the spectacular rimless design – which of course is not reflected in the note. However, it prevents the volume from being too high with the otherwise very decent sound, but the picture quality does not suffer as a result. In terms of equipment, the QN900A also leaves nothing to be desired.
Our 2nd place: LG Electronics OLED77Z19LA
Is the LG OLED 77Z19LA (short: OLED Z1) now the best television in the world? If it’s all about image quality, then definitely. Some competitors are brighter or ahead in another individual discipline, but none shows such homogeneous and artifact-free, so lifelike images. When it comes to sound, others are better, even if the Z1 is not bad there. Current top devices are very similar in terms of equipment and extras, so the LG OLED Z1 cannot develop any advantages despite the comfortable full equipment. All in all, there is no better TV than the LG OLED Z1.
Our 3rd place: Samsung GQ75QN90AAT
With its brilliant and high-contrast picture with great colors, the Samsung QN90A (tested size 55 inches) is currently one of the best televisions ever. The high viewing angle stability and the very good anti-reflective coating also contribute to this. You can live with the clear sound, even if the bass is missing in action films, for example. The extensive equipment shows only a few gaps, such as the lack of a headphone connection. Samsung makes up for this with the well thought-out operating concept, despite numerous extras, users quickly get along with the television. Dispensing with the external connection box of the QN95A saves a few hundred euros, with otherwise practically the same quality. That makes the Samsung QN90A a veritable bargain among the top televisions.
Maximum viewing pleasure: 75-inch television put to the test
Impressive dimensions, razor-sharp images and brilliant colors: 75-inch TV sets promise maximum film enjoyment. Not only is the size overwhelming, but the technology is also impressive. Above all, the Samsung brand regularly introduces 75 inch televisions, which impress with a picture in 4K and smart TV functions. The models start at less than 2,000 euros – for the best 75-inch televisions, however, you pay 5,000 euros and more. Depending on the manufacturer and type of screen, the diagonal dimension in this class is also 77 inches.
Important dimensions of 75-inch televisions
TV sets of this size are among the largest models on the market. The dimensions are impressive: 75-inch televisions have a diagonal of around 190 cm. The length or width and height in centimeters (cm) are approximately 170 x 85 cm. Together with the frame, the televisions easily measure 1.75 m in width and one meter in height. The recommended seat spacing for 75 inch TVs with UHD resolution is around 3 to 5 meters. 77-inchers have a diagonal of 195 cm and a width of around 173 centimeters.
Comparison: The best 75-inch TVs in the test
75 inch TV sets were once unimaginably expensive, but today you can find excellent offers from Samsung, LG or Sony for less than 2,000 euros. But what makes the best 75-inch TVs anyway? The most important points are:
- Resolution: The larger the image, the more important the number of pixels becomes. 75-inch televisions always come with a resolution of 4k or UHD. This is converted to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, whereby 4k actually means a few pixels more and is actually intended for digital cinema. Nevertheless, 4k has established itself as the name for this TV resolution. The first 75-inch televisions, mainly from Samsung, are even reaching 8k. However, these models with 7,680 x 4,320 pixels are still very expensive. HDR format support is also important for brilliant images, colors and contrasts. HDR is discussed in detail below.
- Screen technology: TVs with a diagonal of 1.90 meters or more are available with LCD screens and with OLED technology. The OLED models are currently always 77 inches. You can find out below how these screen technologies work and how they may differ.
- Features: Almost all 75-inch televisions are smart devices. You can connect your TV to the Internet via cable and / or WiFi and access exclusive content, additional (online) functions, media libraries and various streaming portals. There are differences in the available app stores – which is the best is often a matter of getting used to and a question of taste. In addition to smart TV functions, many 75 inch televisions have various recording functions, such as time shift or USB recording.
- Connections: Most TVs in this size category have a wide variety of digital connections, several HDMI connections are standard. Caution: Some of the best 75-inch televisions in the test dispense with analog and headphone connections. If you want to connect even older, analog devices to the device, you should carefully study the manufacturer’s technical data in advance.
- Design: With a screen diagonal of almost two meters, the television takes up a comparatively large amount of space. The design is correspondingly important. Most manufacturers offer their 75 inch TVs in classic black or silver. There are differences in the frame thickness and the assembly – some models are only intended for wall mounting, others come with an extra stand.
In addition to the points presented above, which you can easily compare using the technical data sheets of the 75-inch televisions, other points are often also examined in the test: At COMPUTER BILD, for example, we also take into account how a TV set sounds and how control via the remote control and within the menus is simple and intuitive.
By the way: If you are looking for a 3D-capable 75-inch television, you will no longer find it with the current models. For reasons of cost, most manufacturers have stopped producing TV sets with this function.
LED, OLED, QLED: The screen technology of 75-inch televisions
With the invention of flat screens, LCD once established itself as a screen technology – until today, because basically all screens of this type consist of liquid crystals, which sometimes let more and sometimes less light through: “Liquid Crystal Display”. The abbreviation LED describes the functionality of these screens a little more precisely: Individual image areas are illuminated from behind or from the side with light diodes (LEDs). A completely different screen technology is hidden behind the abbreviation OLED – “Organic Light Emmiting Diode”. Each pixel is supplied with its own light, the image point shines out of itself. The result is extremely brilliant colors and precise contrasts. For production reasons, OLED televisions measure 77 inches instead of 75 inches. LG is the leading producer here and the devices are with up to 10. 000 euros are often very expensive. QLED models are cheaper and more common: the abbreviation is Samsung’s in-house screen technology, which is based on LCD technology. A film with so-called quantum dots between these two components is the special feature of this technology. With QLED, Samsung produces 75 inch televisions with extremely good picture quality at a comparatively low price.
The secret of HDR on 75-inch TVs
Many of the best 75 inch televisions have the designation HDR as a quality feature. But what is behind the abbreviation? HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range” – a technology that is supposed to make images even more contrasting and vivid. There are currently four different standards: HDR HLG, HDR 10, HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. The standards differ in the level of detail of the information transfer between the playback device and the screen – HLG is the simplest standard, Dolby Vision the most detailed. HLG and HDR 10 can handle practically all current 75-inch models. However: You only benefit from HDR if all components involved also support it. The best TV with HDR 10 or higher is of no use to you if films and TV programs are not produced in HDR or if the playback device does not support HDR.
Questions Before Buying a 75 Inch Television
Even if TV sets in XXL format can be found more and more often and are becoming cheaper and cheaper, the investment should be carefully considered. You can find out in advance whether and which TV with a 1.90 meter diagonal is the right one for you with a few questions:
- Do I have enough space?
A 75-inch TV only makes sense if you have a large enough room. A seat spacing that is too short speaks against an XXL model, as does too small free (wall) areas.
- Which devices do I want to connect?
If you want to connect older recorders or loudspeakers to the 75-inch television, you should make sure that you have the right connections. A TV that supports HDR 10+ is then probably not necessary.
- What do I want to watch?
If you regularly buy the latest films on Blu-ray and use many streaming services, the investment in the (expensive) OLED and HDR10 (+) technology is more worthwhile than if you only occasionally download an (older) film want to watch normal TV programs.
- How much money do I want to invest?
There are already very good 75-inch televisions for less than 2,000 euros, but the models with more extensive functions and the latest technology can quickly become more expensive. Such a huge television also needs a lot of electricity to operate. Calculated over the year, this quickly adds up to a substantial amount.