Big Bang for Your Buck: 75-Inch Displays that Won't Break the Bank

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TVs are among the most integral parts of our living room and fam-cave spaces. I say this without hyperbole because it’s the one piece of electronics toward which we face all our furniture. Maybe your cable/satellite box, receiver, Blu-ray player, or gaming console is in that direction also, but it’s the TV to which we truly direct our visual attention. We don’t want it off to the side, in our peripheral vision—we want to view it head-on. And the larger the TV is, the easier it is to view head-on because it occupies more of our field of view. This is the reason most people get the largest displays they can fit in their viewing area. With that in mind, here are some 75" displays to view the Big Game on that come in under the spread.

LG UJ6470-Series HDR UHD Smart IPS LED TV

Aside from the obvious benefits of UHD 4K resolution and HDR compatibility, which combine to provide a crisp, clear, vibrant image when paired with compatible source equipment and content, IPS technology is the real standout feature for this LG. As I’m sure you’ve read here, IPS technology provides wider viewing angles than non-IPS LED panels. This will help the TV retain color accuracy when it’s viewed off-axis, thereby widening the “sweet spot.” Its TruMotion rate of 120 Hz will digitally smooth out the blur commonly associated with fast-moving objects, such as a football on a Hail Mary pass.

LG UJ6470-Series HDR UHD Smart IPS LED TV

Powered by webOS 3.5, this smart TV has a full web browser and the LG Content Store built in, and allows streaming from your compatible mobile devices with integrated Wi-Fi. Four HDMI inputs, a component/composite video combo, two USB inputs, and an optical audio output to your home theater system or soundbar round out this model’s connectivity options.

VIZIO E-Series HDR UHD SmartCast XLED Home Theater Display

This VIZIO brings with it one minor caveat: it’s not a TV. There, I said it! Really, though, all that means is you’ll need a cable box, satellite box, or other form of external tuner to view broadcast TV on it; there’s no built-in tuner, no familiar screw-on 75-ohm coaxial connector with which to attach an antenna. Not a problem, though; you have a cable or satellite box, right? It does, of course, have other common connectivity options, including RCA component video and four HDMI inputs, plus optical and analog stereo audio outputs to connect to your sound system.

One other small technicality of this display is that it’s not technically a smart display; it’s a SmartCast display, which means if you want to view web content or apps, you’ll have to cast them directly from your mobile device that’s on the same Wi-Fi network as the display. So, while there’s no onboard user interface, you can simply use your phone or tablet, swiping and typing as you normally would, then tap the little “cast” icon built into many popular apps like Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and more.

VIZIO E-Series HDR UHD SmartCast XLED Home Theater Display

Considering that the VIZIO E-Series has an effective 120 Hz refresh rate with Clear Action 180 digital enhancement and 14 Active LED Zones for enhanced contrast, you probably won’t miss the tuner and innate smart technology. The E-Series can also be controlled with the Google Assistant if you have a device with the assistant built in, such as one of these speakers.

Samsung MU6300-Series HDR UHD Smart LED TV

If you were waiting for a Samsung TV to make the list, wait no longer, because the MU6300-series is Samsung’s wallet-friendly 75" model. Familiar specs and features like UHD resolution, HDR10 compatibility, and built-in Wi-Fi come standard, as well as Motion Rate 120 technology to digitally reduce the amount of fast-action blur. You can download your favorite apps via the Samsung Smart Hub and view whatever website you want with the integrated web browser.

Samsung MU6300-Series HDR UHD Smart LED TV

The ConnectShare Movie feature allows you to connect a USB drive with videos, music, and photos to enjoy them on the big screen. Additionally, you can browse your favorite content choices with just your voice by speaking into the microphone built into the included smart remote control. UHD up-scaling and three HDMI inputs round out the standout features of the MU6300.

VIZIO M-Series HDR UHD SmartCast XLED Plus Home Theater Display

VIZIO is the first brand to make the list a second time with their M-series XLED home theater display. Similarities to the E-series mentioned above include UHD native resolution, HDR10 compatibility, and 120 Hz effective refresh rate technology. The M-series adds Clear Action 360 digital enhancement to further smooth out motion blur, as well as 32 Active LED Zones for an even higher perceived contrast ratio. The M-series is also compatible with Dolby Vision HDR technology, which dynamically analyzes on-screen content when used with compatible media and source equipment.

VIZIO M-Series HDR UHD SmartCast XLED Plus Home Theater Display

LG SJ8570-Series HDR SUPER UHD Smart IPS LED TV

LG is on the list again with another IPS LED TV. The SJ8570-series builds upon the foundation set by the previously discussed UJ6470 with TruMotion 240 digital image enhancement and Dolby Vision HDR compatibility. This model is also the first on this list to add HLG compatibility. Though it’s easy to confuse something called HLG as an LG-specific technology, it’s not; it stands for Hybrid Log-Gamma, and it’s designed for use in broadcast video and select video services. HLG is unique among HDR formats as being the only technology so far that is backward-compatible with standard dynamic range (SDR) displays.

LG SJ8570-Series HDR SUPER UHD Smart IPS LED TV

Well, those are the best bang-for-your-buck 75" displays on the market right now. With their range of features and prices, there should be something for everyone. As always, the friendly, knowledgeable salespeople at B&H will be happy to help you decide which TV is right for you, whether it’s 75" or not, via phone at 800-606-6969, chat, email, or by visiting us in-store.

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