The 5 Best 80-83-85 Inch TVs - Spring 2024: Reviews (2024)

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Over the past few years, big-screen TVs have become more affordable, and it's actually easier now to find large TVs than it is to find small ones. If you need a big TV because you sit far from the screenor simply want the largest TV you can get for immersion, you have many models to choose from. The most common options arein the70-75-77-inch category, but there are numerous options if you need something even bigger. It's easier to find the best 85-inch TVrather than the best 80-inch TV because 85-inch TVs are the most common, and the largest OLEDs are typically made in an 83-inch size.Choosing the right model all depends on your needs and personal budget.

We've bought and tested more than 425 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best big-screen TVs you canbuy. You cansee our picks for thebest TVs for moviesand thebest 4k TVs, and if you want an even bigger image, the best 4k projectors. Youcan alsovote on which ones you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the 2024models, check out our 2024TV lineup page.


  1. Best 80-85 Inch TV

    LG OLED83C3PUA 179

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    Mixed Usage

    9.0

    TV Shows

    8.6

    Sports

    8.8

    Video Games

    9.4

    HDR Movies

    9.0

    HDR Gaming

    9.1

    PC Monitor

    9.4

    Type OLED

    Sub-Type

    WOLED

    Resolution 4k

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    The best TV you can buy that's available in 80+ inches is the LG OLED83C3PUA. It's an excellent TV with stunning picture quality, especially in a dark room. It looks amazing in the dark thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio that results in perfect inky blacks, with no distracting blooming or halos around bright highlights or subtitles. Combined with its high peak brightness and wide color gamut, the latest movies and shows in HDR look amazing. It's no slouch in a bright room either, as it's bright enough to fight glare, and its reflection handling is fantastic.

    It has a wide viewing angle, ensuring the image remains consistent when viewed from the sides, so it's great if you have a wide seating area and want to watch TV with friends. It's also a terrific TV for movie fans, as it supports DTS audio formats, which movies on physical media typically use for their audio tracks. It also supports the popular Dolby Vision HDR video format, providing amazing image quality in supported content. Finally, it has an impressive selection of gaming features, including 4k @ 120Hz gaming support for the latest consoles or PC graphics cards. It also supports every variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to reduce tearing.

    The LG C4 OLED is now available to buy. The TV is available in an 83-inch model like the C3 is, but it features a new processor that apparently brings improvements to upscaling and motion handling. The C4also supports 4k @ 144hz and is supposed to have a small increase in brightness over its predecessor.

    See our review

  2. Best Bright Room 80-85 Inch TV

    Sony XR-85X95L​ 99

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    Mixed Usage

    8.6

    TV Shows

    8.3

    Sports

    8.4

    Video Games

    8.9

    HDR Movies

    8.8

    HDR Gaming

    8.9

    PC Monitor

    8.7

    Type LED

    Sub-Type

    VA

    Resolution 4k

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    If you're rarely in a completely dark room, check out the Sony XR-85X95L instead. It's a slightly larger TV than the LG C3 OLED, making it the best 85-inch TV you can get if you want something slightly bigger. It doesn't have the same perfect black levels as the OLED, but it has a truly incredible contrast ratio and black uniformity, leading to extremely deep blacks. Plus, it gets much brighter than the LG, so it's a better choice if you're in a very bright room, as it can overcome more glare. It also delivers brighter highlights in HDR. This, combined with its excellent color gamut, makes it an impressive choice for watching content in HDR10 or Dolby Vision HDR.

    Like most Sony TVs, this is a fabulous choice for a home entertainment setup, as it has amazing image processing, is very accurate without calibration, and supports DTS advanced audio formats. It offers gamers many of the same features as the LG, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for recent consoles or PC graphics cards, support for every variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to reduce tearing, and extremely low input lag for a responsive experience. Unlike the LG, it has only two HDMI 2.1 ports, one of which is the eARC port, which makes it difficult to have multiple HDMI 2.1 devices connected to the TV simultaneously. You could also save money by going for this TV's cheaper sibling, the Sony X93L/X93CL. The X93L is a great value choice for most, but the X95L has better contrast, is slightly brighter, and is the best LED TV on the market.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range 80-85 Inch TV

    Hisense 85U8K 320

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    Mixed Usage

    8.5

    TV Shows

    8.0

    Sports

    7.9

    Video Games

    8.8

    HDR Movies

    8.8

    HDR Gaming

    8.9

    PC Monitor

    8.5

    Type LED

    Sub-Type

    VA

    Resolution 4k

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    If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg but still want good picture quality, then a mid-range TV like the Hisense 85U8K is a good alternative. It's significantly cheaper than the Sony X95L or LG C3 OLED but still delivers amazing picture quality. It's just as bright as the Sony, and its contrast is almost as good due to a better overall local dimming solution. The Hisense displays a wide color gamut, has surprisingly good image processing, and supports advanced audio and video formats like our top two picks, so it's an amazing home theater TV for a lower price than the Sony or the LG.

    Unfortunately, the Hisense has a narrow viewing angle, so it's not a good choice for watching TV shows or sports with friends. Otherwise, it's an impressive TV for gamers thanks to its good response time, incredibly fast refresh rate, and great gaming features. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its HDMI ports, both supporting up to 4k @ 144Hz. Like the Sony TV, one of the TV's HDMI 2.1 ports is also the eARC port, so the LG is still the best choice for people with multiple HDMI 2.1 devices. Overall, this is an amazing value pick for users wanting modern features without the high-end price tag. It's also available in a gargantuan 100-inch size, in case 85 inches isn't big enough.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range 80-85 Inch TV

    Hisense 85U7K 186

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    Mixed Usage

    8.2

    TV Shows

    7.8

    Sports

    7.8

    Video Games

    8.7

    HDR Movies

    8.3

    HDR Gaming

    8.7

    PC Monitor

    8.5

    Type LED

    Sub-Type

    VA

    Resolution 4k

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    If you're on a budget but want better picture quality than the budget option below, the Hisense 85U7K is the best lower mid-range TV we've tested available in an 80 to 85-inch size. It's a great TV, with very good picture quality and a wide selection of additional features. It's basically a dimmer Hisense U8/U8K with a nearly identical feature set. It's still bright enough for a pleasant viewing experience in bright rooms. While worse than the picks above, its contrast is excellent overall, leading to deep blacks in dark rooms. Like its more expensive sibling, it's a stellar home theater TV with very good image processing and support for HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and advanced DTS audio formats.

    It uses the same easy-to-use Google TV as the U8K and has all the most popular streaming services. Unfortunately, its viewing angle is very narrow, so this isn't the right TV for a wide seating arrangement. For gaming, the U7K has one advantage over the higher-end U8K: a faster response time, leading to minimal blur in fast action. Otherwise, it has the same great gaming features, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its HDMI inputs for up to 4k @ 144Hz gaming, and it supports every variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to reduce tearing.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 80-85 Inch TV

    TCL 85Q650G 36

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    Mixed Usage

    7.3

    TV Shows

    6.9

    Sports

    6.9

    Video Games

    7.9

    HDR Movies

    7.2

    HDR Gaming

    8.0

    PC Monitor

    7.7

    Type LED

    Sub-Type

    VA

    Resolution 4k

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    If you're on a budget and want a large TV, you'll have to spend more than if you were getting a smaller size. However, a few budget-friendly models are available in larger sizes, like the TCL 85Q650G. It's a decent overall TV that doesn't cost nearly as much and still has much to offer. Unlike the models above, this TV doesn't have local dimming to improve its contrast, so it doesn't look as good in a dark room. It also doesn't get as bright or emphasize highlights like the Hisense U7K/U75K does, but it's still good enough to overcome glare in a bright room. Like the Hisense TVs, the TCL supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, but it doesn't have good image processing, so it's not a great choice for a home theater setup.

    Like every other TV on this list, except the LG C3 OLED, the TCL uses the popular Google TV smart interface, which is user-friendly and relatively easy to learn. It also has an excellent integrated microphone for voice commands. Unfortunately, like the other TVs from the budget brands, this TV has a sub-par viewing angle, so it's not a great choice for wide seating arrangements. Where this TV shines is in its gaming features. Even though it has a 60Hz panel and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth on all three HDMI ports, it's capable of 1080p @ 120Hz and 1440p @ 120Hz, with a wide VRR range through resolution halving. This makes it a great choice for someone wanting a huge gaming TV for a budget price.

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Recent Updates

  1. Mar 29, 2024: Refreshed the text in the introduction for clarity and added mention of the LG C4 OLED in the 'Best 80-85 Inch TV' category.

  2. Mar 05, 2024: Confirmed the accuracy and availability of our picks.

  3. Feb 07, 2024: Updated text for clarity and confirmed that picks are accurate and available to purchase.

  4. Jan 11, 2024: Verified the text for accuracy and consistency, and added a link to our 2024 TV lineup page.

  5. Nov 30, 2023: Added a 'Best Cheap 80-85 Inch TV' category for the TCL S4/S450G. Also added a few Notable Mentions and refreshed the text to remove mention of now unavailable models.

All Reviews

Our recommendations aboveare what we think are currently the best 80-83-85 inchTVs to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over apricier one if the difference isn't really worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no TVs that are difficult to findor almostout of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our 80-83-85-inch TV reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While noTV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

The 5 Best 80-83-85 Inch TVs - Spring 2024: Reviews (2024)

FAQs

The 5 Best 80-83-85 Inch TVs - Spring 2024: Reviews? ›

The TCL QM8 offers the best balance between price and performance at this size thanks to its bright QLED panel and high-contrast Mini LED backlight. But if you want an 85-inch TV without breaking the bank, TCL's cheaper Q6 QLED is a more budget-friendly alternative that's often on sale for under $900.

What is the best 85-inch smart TV on the market? ›

The TCL QM8 offers the best balance between price and performance at this size thanks to its bright QLED panel and high-contrast Mini LED backlight. But if you want an 85-inch TV without breaking the bank, TCL's cheaper Q6 QLED is a more budget-friendly alternative that's often on sale for under $900.

What are the top five best TVs? ›

  • Samsung OLED S90C 4K UHD Tizen TV. Best smart TV. World Wide Stereo. ...
  • Hisense U6K Mini-LED QLED 4K Google TV. Best budget smart TV. Best Buy. ...
  • Sony Bravia XR A95L QD-OLED 4K HDR Google TV. Best luxury smart TV. If price is no object, no TV delivers a more impressive viewing experience than the A95L.
Mar 19, 2024

What is the most dependable TV on the market? ›

The best TVs you can buy today
  1. Hisense U8K ULED TV. The Hisense U8K offers the best bang for your buck. Our expert review: Specifications. ...
  2. Samsung S95C OLED. Samsung dethrones LG as the top OLED TV. Our expert review: ...
  3. TCL QM8 Mini-LED TV. Our bargain pick is an excellent, affordable QLED with Google TV. Our expert review:
Apr 1, 2024

Is it worth buying an 85-inch TV? ›

It depends on your room size, seating distance and personal taste. For a large living room or den, an 85-inch TV is generally excellent, but it's too big for smaller living rooms or most bedrooms. If you sit closer to the screen you don't need as large a TV for the best experience.

What is the number 1 best TV? ›

TCL QM8. TCL has topped our list of the best TVs for the last few years but the QM8 is something different, and even better than before. In my comparison tests, it stood out with superior brightness and impact while still maintaining excellent contrast: a combination no other TV could match at this price. The key is.

What is the number 1 rated smart TV? ›

The Samsung S90C takes the top spot on our best TV list because it does it all; excellent picture quality, sleek design, brilliant gaming performance and it gives you access to QD-OLED technology for the cheapest it's ever been. With prices dropping over time too, this gives you real OLED bang for your buck.

Which TV brand lasts the longest? ›

Which Brand Offers The Most Durable TV?
  • Samsung. Samsung is one of the leading names when it comes to tech. ...
  • LG. LG TVs are also designed to last upwards of ten years, with plenty of care. ...
  • TCL. TCL does not have a remarkable lifespan above ten years, with most TCL TVs lasting around seven years. ...
  • Philips.

What are the three best TVs to buy? ›

Our Top 7 Picks
  • Hisense U8N. Best Value. Jump To Details. ...
  • LG Evo G4 OLED TV. Best Premium OLED TV. Jump To Details. ...
  • LG Evo C3 OLED TV. Best Midrange OLED TV. Jump To Details. ...
  • Hisense U6K. Best Budget TV. ...
  • SunBriteTV Veranda 3 Series. Best Outdoor TV. ...
  • Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED. Best Fire TV. ...
  • Samsung QN90D 4K QLED TV. Best QLED TV.

Which is better, OLED or QLED or 4K? ›

Organic Light-Emitting Diode displays take the crown right now as the best premium TV tech around. You get better viewing angles, deeper blacks – and therefore better contrast for HDR – and they consume less power. They're often a better option for gaming, but can cost more.

What brand TV has the least problems? ›

Look out for names like LG, and Samsung. These TVs may cost a little more, but you can be sure that they use more expensive and durable materials. Higher quality materials are guaranteed to last. If you want your TV to be around for a number of years to come, be prepared to spend a little bit more!

Is Samsung or LG better? ›

Price and Warranty. Pricing is one place where LG clearly wins over Samsung. Although prices of low-end and mid-range models are comparable, the LG TVs generally have better features as well as sound and picture quality at their price points. In the premium range, LG devices are usually cheaper too.

Which is better, OLED or QLED? ›

All OLED TVs offer better viewing angles than even the best QLED models. This means you can sit off to the side of an OLED display without seeing any major shifts in color, contrast, or overall picture quality.

What are the disadvantages of the 85 inch TV? ›

85 Inch TV : Disadvantages

When a TV is too large for a room, it's incredibly difficult to move it into place. And if there isn't enough space to take in its image, then it's really difficult to enjoy any film or TV show.

How many feet should you sit from a 85 inch TV? ›

Seating distance for the best picture on a 4K TV
TV Screen SizeViewing Distance for 4K
80"6.7 - 10 feet
83"6.9 - 10.3 feet
85"7.1 - 10.6 feet
98"8.1 - 12.25 feet
8 more rows
Feb 6, 2024

What's better, QLED or OLED? ›

OLED vs QLED: verdict

It's also cheaper than OLED and comes in a larger variety of sizes (32- to 98-inch as opposed to OLED's 42- to 97-inches), but if we're looking purely at picture quality, OLED is indeed the best of the two.

Which brand smart TV last longer? ›

Samsung TVs are jam-packed with top-of-the-range tech, which may consume slightly more power. However, Samsung TVs are renowned for their excellent construction, making use of only the best components that are built to last. Samsung are a great option if you want a TV that can last for ten years or more!

Is 8K much better than 4K? ›

What's the difference between the 4K and 8K Samsung TV? 4K TVs provide truly amazing clarity, but if you're looking for the most immersive viewing experience available, only an 8K TV can achieve this. 8K offers 4 times as many pixels than 4K and a staggering 16 times as many pixels compared to a 1080p TV.

What's better, OLED or mini LED? ›

OLED has more than 20,000 times the light source of Mini LEDs, and its 33 million pixels independently control light to produce exquisite colors and perfect black.

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