Updated September 14, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best 85 Inch TVs

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in July of 2018. There's a wider selection of large-format televisions than ever, and while they're still regularly priced in the thousands, their image quality and reliability is finally starting to live up to the cost. Produced by a few prominent manufacturers with much of the latest display panel technology available, here are some of the best-looking TVs in the neighborhood of 85 inches. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best 85 inch tv on Amazon.

10. Vizio E Series

9. Samsung Q60

8. Sony XBR-X900F

7. Samsung Q70

6. Sony X850G

5. Samsung Q900

4. Samsung 8 Series

3. LG UM8070

2. LG C8

1. Samsung Q90R

Special Honors

LG W9 Wallpaper TV It's definitely a niche product, but if you want the sleekest design imaginable, the Wallpaper TV is hard to top. Sure, it costs many thousands of dollars, but the main viewable portion is less than a quarter-inch thick. As the name implies, of course, it will require mounting on a wall, but that's a small price to pay for one of the most interesting televisions on the market. lg.com

LG Z9 Many people agree that OLED looks better than LCD technology overall. It's also considerably more expensive. Brand new hardware capabilities also tend to add considerable price. Those all come into play with the cutting-edge LG Z9, which is the first emissive display to top the 77-inch mark, and it does so with an 8K resolution that, while not as popular of a format as 4K, is visually stunning and qute future-proof. Be prepared to shell out an incredible amount of cash for it, however. lg.com

Editor's Notes

May 24, 2019:

If you have enough room in your home and enough cash in your wallet, it's a great time to buy a gigantic TV. You can get by without spending an absolute fortune -- the Vizio E and Samsung 8 Series are both less than $3000 and look great -- but if you're willing to part with a little more, you can get a nearly cinematic experience.

Sony makes great products, and their huge TVs are no exception. The 900F was introduced last year and is still extremely popular; in fact, this year's 950G is supposedly an entire tier higher, but in reality, is barely an improvement. The 850G may be even more worthwhile, as it suffers from a bit less of the "Sony tax" that tends to drive prices up. LG has a new model that's relatively untested but promises to deliver, though if you can afford it, their 77-inch OLED displays are simply stunning. They're closest thing you can really get to a cinema-like display without moving to a $10,000 laser projector.

But you'll notice that Samsung has a few options here, and that's for good reason. In addition to the aforementioned 8 Series, their QLED line looks fantastic, especially when it comes to color boldness and HDR support. The real king here, of course, is their mind-blowing 8K TV. But it's a solid several thousand dollars and there's very little 8K content to properly take advantage of its technology, so it's mostly reserved for early adopters and bragging rights.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on September 14, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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